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What's on in Monaco 9-15 May 2019

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May 9th Newsletter

The boy who wouldn't grow up. (1)

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Two days ago we joined CREM on a guided tour of the refurbished Hotel de Paris. We poked our noses into a junior suite with courtyard terrace, and an historic suite overlooking Casino Square, great for watching the Grand Prix. On the top two floors, with a panoramic view of the port, the Rock, Tete de Chien and more, we ooh-aahed at the Princess Grace Suite (see 25 Jan 2018 newsletter), with its own infinity pool. All suites not only have a mini-bar, but also a wine cave. Our tour ended with a quick look at The Grill restaurant, now boasting a Michelin star, followed by a glass of bubbly with mini-barbagiuans and socca chips in the American Bar.

Next Tuesday Cannes Film Festival opens with Jim Jarmusch's new movie, The Dead Don't Die. Film fans needn't make the journey to La Croisette to see it 'tho, as it's being screened in Monaco and France on the same evening, a month before going on general release. It's a zombie comedy and features a star-studded cast.

Zombies were first introduced to movie audiences in 1968, in Night of the Living Dead, and the flesh-eating creatures have been staples of the horror genre ever since. Here at maBoum we quite enjoy a fright night, and can recommend the genre-changing 28 Days Later (2002), British comedy Shaun of the Dead (2004), Big Brother TV series parody Dead Set (2008), and South Korean made Train to Busan (2016). Expect lots of gore, self-sacrificing heroes, and the comeuppance of selfish, arrogant bullies.

And finally to food. Regulars of McCarthy's will have noticed that next door's vegan Eqvita has closed and been taken over by the Miami Plage team. On the border with Beausoleil, posters affixed to the old Cremaillere are advertising Maya Mia, coming soon. No prizes for guessing that this will be some sort of Italian iteration of a Pastor Group restaurant. Expect perfumed candles and ambient music.

What's in the diary ....

Thursday: Ladies, lunch, TAT & social media.
Friday: Cinema for those in the know.
Saturday: Racing or rugby.
Sunday:  Basketball.
Coming up next week: interior design workshop, sandwiches with Steven Wilson, and Monte Carlo Fashion Week.

For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote refers to Peter Pan, the character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J.M. Barrie, born this day 1860.

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