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Monaco: 700 years of Grimaldis

Monte Carlo Monaco

The principality of Monaco consists of less than two square kilometres of steep and rocky real estate carved out of France’s Mediterranean coast.

Known today as a playground for the rich, replete with a casino and an annual car race that roars through its narrow streets, Monaco has been ruled almost continuously by the Grimaldi dynasty since 1297.

The current monarch, Prince Albert II, is due on July 1 to marry the Zimbabwean-born swimming champion Charlene Wittstock in a lavish ceremony.
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Fauchon and Ladurée for Monaco’s royal wedding

Fauchon eclair monaco wedding

In honor of the upcoming nuptials of Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock, two iconic French pastry houses have created special, limited-edition desserts.

Ladurée launched a special box-set of eight macarons, light, airy almond meringue cookies that come in guava and raspberry-aniseed flavors.

The guava macaron is perfumed with pink guava from South Africa, while the raspberry cookie has a hint of aniseed.
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Lexus L600h Landaulet For Monaco Royal Wedding

Lexus Monaco wedding

A hybrid Lexus has been chosen as the official royal wedding car of Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock next month, the automaker has revealed.

A customized LS600h Landaulet with a transparent polycarbonate roof has been specially constructed for the occasion to allow guests to get a look at the couple during the event, scheduled for July 2.

It was dismantled to allow for the fitting of the 26kg roof, a special addition to the model, which will eventually go on display at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco.
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Bell & Ross BR 01 Casino

Bell Ross only watch auction

Bell & Ross‘s one-off timepiece for the Only Watch auction features a roulette design built on top of their popular BR 01 watch.

This timepiece, done in all 18k pink gold, is a tribute to the country of Monaco which will be hosting the Only Watch auction this upcoming September.

The “0″ number on the roulette wheel indicates the hours (there are 12 little diamonds on the outer edge of the dial for standard timekeeping), the roulette ball indicates the minutes. The roulette spinner which will rotate once every 60 seconds.
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Prince Albert II of Monaco Charlene Wittstock

Prince of Monaco’s wedding

Prince Albert II of Monaco Charlene Wittstock

Monaco’s Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock, his South African swimming champion fiancee, are to get married in Monte Carlo’s millionaire’s playground in a civil ceremony on July 1 followed by a religious ceremony the following day.

Monarchs and heads of state can watch the marriage itself within the palace while 3,500 less privileged guests can watch on a giant screen.

On July 1, a large concert will be offered by the newly-weds on the Port with electro musician/composer Jean-Michel Jarre.
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Monaco is World’s Most Expensive Home Market

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Monaco remains the world’s most expensive residential location, followed by London, according to Knight Frank and Citi Private Bank.

According the report’s global index of luxury home prices, $US65,600 per square metre is the average host of a house or apartment in the tiny European microstate.

Monaco’s biggest deal last year was the purchase of La Belle Epoque, a 17,500-square-foot (1,600-square-meter) penthouse, for 240 million euros ($340 million) from Christian and Nick Candy in September
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Lexus LS600h Monaco

Lexus, official mark of the Principality of Monaco

Lexus LS600h Monaco

Prince Albert II of Monaco has awarded a royal warrant to Lexus as Official Supplier to H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince of Monaco.

Confirming his commitment for more environmentally friendly solutions, he has decided to use a Lexus hybrid car at the occasion of his marriage to Miss Charlene Wittstock on Saturday 2nd July 2011. This Lexus LS600h has been specially outfitted with the royal flag, “MC 01” license plate and flashing lights.

The prince has long been a supporter of hybrid and electric mobility solutions and offers a massive tax credit to anyone who chooses to buy an electric car.

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Top 10 most expensive streets in the world 2011

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Hong Kong’s Severn Road, a winding street of mansions and tony apartments, is still the priciest address on the planet.

For the second year running, Financial News has determined that properties on Severn Road cost more per square foot than those anywhere else.

Properties on Severn Road were valued at US$78,200 a square meter (about US$8,689 a square foot), up from US$70,000 in last year’s survey.
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TAG Heuer Monaco Vintage Chronograph Reissue

Luxury watch maker TAG Heuer has unveiled a special re-release of one of their vintage models, the Monaco Vintage Chronograph.

Originally released in 1973, the model comes on the heels of a 40th anniversary Monaco model.

According to Calibre11.com, the Monaco Vintage is basically a grey version of the 40th Anniversary Monaco released last year, with two important differences.

Firstly, the case of the Monaco Vintage is finished in a subtle charcoal stainless steel and secondly, the Monaco Vintage will sell for almost half the price.”
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The most expensive flat in history?

A penthouse flat in Monaco has been sold for €240M (US$304) in one of the most expensive residential property sales to date.

La Belle Epoque, a property occupied by Christian and his brother Nick Candy, has been bought by an unnamed Middle Eastern investor.

Each suite in the penthouse, the top two floors of a block of flats, has its own cinema, kitchen, dressing room and two bathrooms, and it has a spa, library and gardens.
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Monaco’s Prince Albert to marry Charlene Wittstock

Prince Albert II of Monaco, long one of Europe’s most eligible bachelors, on Wednesday finally announced a long-awaited engagement to South African champion swimmer Charlene Wittstock.

A brief statement from the palace in the 52-year-old’s tiny Mediterranean statelet confirmed the engagement, but did not put a date on the eventual wedding, which courtiers will be hoping might produce a legitimate heir.

Prince Albert is the son of deceased Prince Rainier III and the late Hollywood actress Grace Kelly and has ruled Monaco, where he is broadly well-liked by his 8,000 subjects, since succeeding his father in July 2005.
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Dinner in the sky Monaco 2010

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From 9 to 13 July 2010, the Dining Event company, which specializes in culinary events will install their extraordinary ‘pop-up’ restaurant in Monaco.

Suspended a hundred feet above the bay of Monaco, fifteen separate dinners will be served during the week by the greatest European chefs.

Joël Robuchon (Hôtel Métropole – Monaco), Marcel Ravin (Hôtel Monte-Carlo – Monaco), Christian Sinicropi (Hôtel Martinez – Cannes).
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New Gucci Limited Edition collection

Gucci has launched a new limited edition collection, available only at the flagship stores of Capri, Monaco and Cannes, strategic locations for tourism and international shopping.

This collection is characterized by three distinct colors, which draw inspiration from their corresponding city: Capri Green for Capri, Sporting Red for Monte Carlo and Lilac for Cannes.
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Steinmetz creates steering wheels for McLaren

Button Hamilton

Steinmetz, the Geneva Switzerland based diamond company, have signed a deal with McLaren to show off their spectacular jewels.

In previous years at Monaco, McLaren’s drivers have had their initials encrusted onto their helmets with diamonds, but Steinmetz have opted for a more hands on approach for the 2010 showpiece event.

Hamilton will have the number ‘08′ and Button ‘09′ in diamonds on their steering wheels to celebrate the drivers recent victories in Monaco in 2008 and 2009.
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World’s top 10 most expensive marinas

Italy is the most expensive place in the world to berth a super-yacht, where it can cost up to €2,900 a night to moor a 24 metre-plus boat.

The Italian resorts of Capri, Porto Cervo and Portofino topped Wealth Bulletin’s annual survey of the most expensive resorts in the world to berth a super-yacht.

Experts say Italy has retained its allure as one of the most-visited superyacht communities in the world – underlining the price paid at luxury marinas like Porto Cervo in Sardinia.

However, prices can fluctuate wildly during peak times, especially in the famed South of France marinas of Monaco, St Tropez and Cannes.
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The Most Expensive Golf Car Ever Made

Danish designers Anders Lynge and Soren Bak Hansen continue their series of Garia Golf cars by launching their latest Garia Edition Soleil de Minuit.

Designed exclusively for the luxury show Top Marques Monaco 2010, The Garia Soleil de Minuit is the most expensive golf car ever made by a manufacturer.

These vehicles are manufactured at Valmet in Finland, the same factory as the Porsche Cayman and the Porsche Boxster.
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Salvatore Ferragamo S/S 2010 in Monaco

Shot by Mario Testino, this is the S/S 2010 Salvatore Ferragamo campaign featuring the legendary Claudia Schiffer turned into the iconic Grace Kelly.

The ads feature Claudia Schiffer in Salvatore Ferragamo’s glamorous outfits, bags and shoes.

The Salvatore Ferragamo ad campaign was appropriately shot in Monaco and features almost all of the cities famous sights and leisure activitie.
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Gresso’s Grand Monaco flash drives

We’ve earlier reported about Grand Monaco collection of luxury phones. Gresso continued the collection by announcing Grand Monaco USB flash drive edition.

F1 fans can pick from any of the two models – Double Security and Classic.

Crafted out of tough yet light weight titanium superalloy, the case is further toughened with high-tech ceramic.
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Gresso Grand Monaco Collection

Gresso, the Russian manufacturer of Luxury mobile phones, announced the release of a new collection dubbed Gresso Grand Monaco.

The collection makes use of modern materials such as a titanium alloy for the case, with a specialized ceramic coating and carbon fiber accents.

Other materials include steel and hand-polished 42 K sapphire crystal (framing the display).
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