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Monaco, Monte-Carlo

The glamour of the big wide world is magically compressed in the second smallest country of the planet and, trust me, it’s as dreamy as it gets. Welcome to Principauté de Monaco!
Palm trees, luxurious yachts as big as mansions, narrow streets and breathtaking views from every single angle. Best-known for its Casino and its legendary F1 Grand Prix circuit which is laid out on the city streets of Monte Carlo.
The ultimate destination to experience lifestyle to another level! Exclusive cuisines of the world, crazy midday parties and an outstanding nightlife for the brave ones!
The “Place du Casino” is considered to be the hot-spot of Monte Carlo, a neoclassical quarter touched by a glimpse of modernity, which is surrounded by haute couture boutiques (Les Pavillons), the prestigious Hôtel de Paris, The Casino and other remarkable bar-restaurants. Couldn’t get any better..!

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✌ Must-Visit: Jardin Exotique de Monaco, Les Pavillons, Casino de Monte-Carlo, Oceanographic Museum, Hercules Port
✌ Must-Dine: Buddha Bar, Café de Paris, NobuLe Louis XV-Alain Ducasse (Three Michelin Stars), Le Vistamar (A Michelin Star)
✌ Must-Party at: Jimmy’z Sporting Night ClubThe Living Room ClubTWIGA, Nikki Beach

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Breathtaking View from Fairmont

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Crystal Terrace @Hôtel Hermitage

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Port Hercules

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The Fairmont Hairpin // F1 Grand Prix

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Musée Océanographique

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Les Pavillons @Place du Casino

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Golden hour @Nobu at Fairmont

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Nikki Beach

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Buddha-Bar

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The world famous Casino de Monte-Carlo

XX Niki

Coconut Black Rice Pudding

I have to admit it. I’m not a big fan of rice pudding, but when it comes to a coconut-included recipe I just can’t resist.
Some days ago I was out for brunch so I decided to have a Black Rice Pudding dish which I was told that is a traditional Thai dessert, also known as “kao neow dahm”. I had NO idea what that meant, but the thing is that it was truly delicious and in fact it inspired me to make my own recipe at home.
Super easy, gluten-free and veeeery coconut-ty! Great for a quick and healthy breakfast, brunch or even a dessert. Creamy, sweet & fruity. It will surely amaze you and give you a rush of good energy…!

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Cook time: 20′

Ingredients: (serves 4)
1 cup black rice
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
1 pinch of salt

Fruits, nuts and seeds to accompany your pudding: mango, passion fruit, pomegranate, banana, strawberries, pineapple, coconut flakes, goji berries

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Method:

1.  Place rice in a medium saucepan and mix with coconut milk, sugar, salt and the indicated amount of water
2. Boil until the rice is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed
3. Add the maple syrup and stir
4. Remove from heat and set aside while you prepare your toppings

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*Top it with some chopped fruit and a sprinkle of nuts to increase the amount of protein.

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5.  Place the pudding into a bowl and cover it with your desired toppings

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6.  Serve and pour over a small amount of warmed coconut milk and maple syrup

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Almost ready…!

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  7.  Take a spoon, stir and get ready to ENJOY!!

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XX Niki

Saint-Tropez

Located on the French Riviera and best known for its crazy beach parties, St. Tropez is still ranked as one of the top visited jet-setter destinations.

There’s a glamour in this charming little old town. A class that’s still there, that still remains ever since the early ’60s. Its picturesque pastel-colored houses and its narrow cobbled lanes will definitely make you fall in love.❤️ This place has a unique atmosphere which is indeed filled with good vibes. The beach clubs will leave you speechless and the nightlife plus the restaurants are absolutely going to amaze you!

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Highlights: The Saturday evening parties at Nikki Beach, the sunset views from the port with pink cotton skies & some glasses of rosé wine at Café de Paris, the walks around the area of Place des Lices, Rue Gambetta and Rue Allard – a.k.a. “The Golden Triangle” (local markets and chic shopping streets), the dinner events at L’Opéra club-restaurant and the midnight dance parties at VIP Room!

Must Visit: Café Sénéquier, Café de Paris, Le Club 55, Nikki Beach, L’Opéra, VIP Room.

Welcome to St-Tropez..!!!

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Ladurée

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Port de Saint-Tropez

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Dior des Lices

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Party time @Nikki Beach

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Nikki Beach

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Plage de Pampelonne

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The Old Port

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Pink skies

XX Niki