San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
On April 3, The Alliance Française of San Francisco invites you to a lecture and book signing by author, Pamela Fiori, of her recently released hardcover tome, “In the Spirit of Monte-Carlo” from luxury publisher Assouline, which chronicles the more than 700-year-old Grimaldi dynasty and the artists and socialites who put the Principality on the map.
"Monte Carlo is one of the most fabled destinations on the planet." says author Pamela Fiori. "Though tiny, it has everything a great resort can offer: irresistible glamour, a rich history, natural beauty, grand hotels, art and culture, haute cuisine and a real-life prince and princess who reside--where else?--in a beautiful palace on the crest of a hill."
The book also covers the city’s vibrant arts and culture scene, and legendary Grand Prix races, and the metamorphosis of the cityscape. Featuring interviews and superb vintage images, the book 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. 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 affluent in America, for seventeen years and was editor in chief of Travel + Leisure for fourteen years. A portion of proceeds from book sales will benefit the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (www.FPA2.com) and the Princess Grace Foundation-USA (www.PGFUSA.org)
Thank you and acknowledgements
The Embassy of Monaco in Washington, D.C. and the Consulate General of Monaco in New York acknowledge and thank the following generous supporters of this exhibition and related events:
Mr. Thomas E. Horn, Honorary Consul of Monaco in San Francisco
Alliance Française, San Francisco
Archives du Palais de Monaco
Archives Monte-Carlo SBM
Automobile Club de Monaco
Edward Quinn Archive Ltd.
Monaco Government Tourist & Convention Authority
Princess Grace Foundation-USA
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Alliance Française de San Francisco
The Alliance Française de San Francisco is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and enhance the knowledge and appreciation of French and Francophone culture, to increase the knowledge of the French language, and to encourage interaction among French, Francophone and American people through programs in education and the arts.