When you think of Monaco, admittedly fast cars come to mind, but bicycle paths, insect hotels, lush gardens and sustainability are the hashtag of its latest initiative. At the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement, H.S.H. Prince Albert II announced that Monaco would increase its greenhouse gas reduction target by 55% as part of an ongoing goal to go green. A fifteen acre eco-district is also set to be completed by 2025, one step forward for his aim of being carbon neutral by 2050.
‘Green is the new Glam’
“Monaco is undoubtedly one of the world’s most iconic destinations, and we look forward to introducing visitors to a side of our principality they may not have known about before; the destination of choice for the indulgent traveller conscious of leaving a positive impact behind when they leave.” said a Visit Monaco spokeswoman.
The Île de Ré is a relaxing haven on the west coast of France, only a few hours from London. A flight from London to La Rochelle and a short drive over the connecting bridge, Ponte de Ré, will have you ordering fresh oysters and sipping local white wine in no time, as well as discovering many hidden luxuries. It’s the St Tropez of the west, so a rich niche in the Charente Maritime department…
The beauty industry means business, $500 billion worth of business to be precise and expected to reach $800 billion by 2023, making it a hot topic for investors and M&A activities. Beauty was once described by Chanel as a weapon, when armed with our best lipstick we can take on the world….
At long, long last Rome’s historical centre reopens, and the Spanish steps are in sight and looking as lovely as ever.
The long anticipated softening, so to speak, of the Covid 19 stay indoors lockdown rules began in Rome on the 4th of May, which means one step forward and a very much welcome resemblance of life as it once upon a time was. Michelangelo wasn’t wrong when he said “Genius is eternal patience.”
Slowly, the coffee bars are also following suit and reopening. Soon enough, it’ll be time to click those heels three times and be transported back to your favourite Roman roads.