LA LEGENDE DE MONTE CARLO by Pamela Fiori (French Edition)
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Pamela Fiori’s career in magazine publishing spans more than forty years. She was editor in chief of Town & Country, America’s premier magazine for the af uent in America, for seventeen years. Before that, she was editor in chief of Travel + Leisure for fourteen years. An authority on luxury, travel, style, connoisseurship, and philanthropy, Fiori writes and speaks frequently on these subjects. Her rst book, Stolen Moments, is a tribute to the photography of Ronny Jaques, a contemporary of Richard Avedon and Lillian Bassman. She has also written In the Spirit of Capri (2009), In the Spirit of St. Barths (2011), and In the Spirit of Palm Beach (2012) for Assouline, and A Table at Le Cirque.
Symbolizing luxury and old-fashioned glamour, Monte Carlo is a glorious Eden: perfectly manicured and architecturally grand. Today it is the most expensive piece of real estate on the planet—remarkable considering it was once poor, virtually uninhabitable, rather inaccessible, and facing a bleak future. From its ancient Phoenician origins to its development in the Belle Époque to its burgeoning power as a global nancial center, In the Spirit of Monte Carlo chronicles the more than 700-year-old Grimaldi dynasty, the creation of the powerful Société des Bains de Mer, the artists and socialites who rst put the Principality on the map and how Hollywood darling Grace Kelly attracted the celebrity spotlight. The book also covers the city’s vibrant arts and culture scene, and legendary Grand Prix race, and the recent controversial metamorphosis of the cityscape. Featuring interviews with Monegasques, long time residents, and frequent and famous visitors, In the Spirit of Monte Carlo includes an insider’s guide with Fiori’s selection of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs, shopping, attractions, and activities in Monte Carlo and its environs.
0ver 100 illustrations
Released in October 2014
W 19.38 x L 27.58 x D 2.18 cm
Hardcover with Jacket
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