Monaco's Tour Odéon caters to the super rich

In Monaco, the tallest residential tower the principality and the rest of the Cote d'Azur has ever seen is being built, the 49-storey Tour Odéon.

Tuesday, 20 November, 2012, 9:00am

Unlike in Monaco, mainland and Hong Kong systems do not mix

Unlike in Monaco, mainland and Hong Kong systems do not mix

Thousands pour in to apply for schools

SCMP headline, October 10

There is a very unusual street in Monaco. No fence runs down it, no barbed wire has been erected along it and no one patrols it. Yet home prices on one side are multiples of what they are on the other.

14 Oct 2012 - 2:32am 16 comments

apm Monaco ups the glam on Duddell Street

So many people turned up for jeweller apm Monaco's store opening on Duddell Street, Central, that some had to wait outside before getting a chance to check out the glittering fare.

The brand's art director, Kika Prette, came to town for the opening of its first store in Asia and to mingle with the more than 100 guests.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Club Monaco unveils IFC store's new look

Just weeks after the reopening of its Queen's Road Central shop, US casual clothing brand Club Monaco has raised the curtain on its newly renovated branch at the IFC Mall.

Models, socialites and fashion bloggers, including Amanda Strang, Kennis Tai and Tisha Law, turned up for a night of shopping and partying last Thursday.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

The goods

Picture perfect

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A taste of Macau at TST store as watchmaker takes a gamble on casino-themed collection

Guests at the soft opening of watchmaker Roger Dubuis' first flagship store in Asia, at 1881 Heritage, were treated to the sort of fun they'd usually have to go to Macau to enjoy.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Danish delight

Danish Yachts newest build, the 121-foot Shooting Star, gets two big thumbs up for engineering and design. With a carbon-fibre hull and a pair of powerful 4,750 hp diesel engines, this sporty yacht offers a top speed beyond 45 knots. Norwegian naval architecture firm Espen ?ino International penned her sleek exterior lines, creating large windows with lots of natural lighting.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am


Monaco has many claims to international fame, including its casino, grand prix, mega-yachts, tax haven status, Hollywood-style glamour and the palm-lined Avenue Princesse Grace.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Beijing conference focuses on economy

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Monaco revellers make it snappy

Club Monaco photo-experience party

Where: Helena May

When: May 6

What: Fashion label Club Monaco held a party to exhibit photos about the interpretation of the brand from the eyes of eight taste makers including stage actress Kearen Pang Sau-wai. An instant-photo booth was set up for guests to create their own four-photo strip.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Toast to life in a majestic seafront environment

An exclusive location and first-class amenities will give residents of Larvotto the perfect opportunity to practise the 'art of coastal living'. The stunning luxury development, with a prime waterfront setting in Island South and spectacular 270-degree views, is destined to become one of Hong Kong's most prestigious addresses.

11 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

The metro

Full disclosure: outside of the gym or tennis court, you will never see me in trainers, track pants or wearing a baseball cap. I have a personal aversion to the sporty look when it's worn outside of its intended context. Many times I have tried to wear sneakers with my jeans or khakis, but at the last minute I always change into loafers. Call it fashion snobbery.

6 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Style meter



Make like Josephine Baker with tops, dresses and bags embellished with marabou feathers (as seen on the boa, left).

White nails

The bad economy is depressing enough. We don't need to see any more dark nails, thank you.

Buckled boots

Just don't match them with your biker jacket.

26 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Street threads

Wrist assured

Dramatic cuffs have replaced bangles as the must-have wrist accessory this autumn. For something cool that won't break the bank, check out the crystal-studded, fleur-de-lys cuffs at Club Monaco. Available in gold metal (HK$2,430) or black felt (HK$2,950). Club Monaco, 16 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2118 2989.

Floral stance

14 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Tide and seek

Shine bright with these glamorous accessories that are sure to make waves. Just don't forget the sunscreen.

Sunglasses (HK$1,990) by Gucci

Sabrina top (HK$455) by Club Monaco, shorts (HK$3,900) by Matthew Williamson from Harvey Nichols

Ring bikini (HK$1,800) by Diane von Furstenberg

Tahiti beach towel (HK$3,450) by Louis Vuitton

4 Jul 2008 - 12:00am