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What's on in Monaco 21-27 Sep 2017

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September 21st Newsletter

A million to one (1)

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Last Sunday the Emmys kicked off the awards season, a period of around 6 months that ends with the Oscars in March. Having just finished watching Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale we weren't surprised that it took away the award for Outstanding Drama Series.

Monaco's CREM held its own awards ceremony during the 7th anniversary party on Monday evening. And so, never ones to miss an opportunity to jump on the bandwagon, we at maBoum have decided to present our own awards in Monaco. Since there's less than an hour before the newsletter deadline, my decision is undoubtedly biased and final.

Without further ado, then, here are the winners of the inaugural Boumy Awards:

Best bar: Hotel de Paris's American Bar, for people watching and because you might just meet the great and the good of Monaco there.
Best restaurant: Rampoldi, for steak, the intoxicating aroma of truffle pizza, and because they always find us a table.
Best coffee: Casa del Caffe, because one cappuccino is never enough.
Best wine: Condrieu at the Wine Palace.
Best gin: Pack of Hounds (available at Rampoldi and the Wine Palace)
Best dish: chilli mushroom and garlic (Indian Star), because you don't need to eat kale to be a vegetarian.
Best waiting staff: Flashman's, for exuberance, banter, and love of rugby.
Best music event: Talisco live session (Indigo), a banging evening.
Best film: Dunkirk for its view on humanity and conflict; Planet of the Apes for sheer entertainment and our new motto, "Apes Strong Together" (Monaco Open Air Cinema)
Best art expo: The Fountain Archives 2008-2017 (Villa Sauber), for alluding to The Smiths. But is it art?
Best club: CREM for its clubhouse; MonacoUSA for the hostess with the mostest Annette; and Vivanova for Bradley's superhuman ability to fly from country to country in his quest to bring wine and conviviality to the world (don't miss the last party of summer).

We look forward to receiving your nominations next year.

What's in the diary ....

Thursday: operatic opening night.
Friday: it's Still Alice.
Saturday: operatic youth recital.
Sunday: unusual heritage day.

Coming up next week, French photography workshop,  Monaco v Porto, and Monaco Yacht Show.

For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote is from the opening chapter of The War of the Worlds, a sci-fi book by English writer H.G. Wells, born this day 1866. The character Ogilvy asserts, "The chances against anything manlike on Mars are a million to one."

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