Hello Monaco magazine Spring-Summer 2018 - issue HM03 - Page 149

Partner Event The International Action Committee From left to right: Lady Monika Bacardi, Eka- Erik Paolino and Virginie terina Butorina, Celina Lafuente of Lavotha, Inna Maier, Sandrine Garbagnati- Fante (Audemars Piguet) Knoell, S.A.R Princess Camille de Bourbon of the Two Sicilies, Elizabeth Wessel © photo: Laurent Ciavaldini T he long awaited «Bal de Noël» un- der the High Patronage of S.A.S Princess Charlene of Monaco, was organized for the second year in a row for the benefit of the Princess Charlene Foun- dation of Monaco. Once again, the «Bal de Noël» kept its promises; the guests were delighted by this fantastic 12th edition un- der the theme of Jungle, supported by the watchmaker Audemars Piguet. Many inf luential people and VIPs were present at this annual meeting on the 16th  of December – including Philipp Plein, Lady Monika Bacardi, Vice Pres- ident of AS Monaco Vadim Vasilyev, Prince and Princess of Bourbon the Two Sicilies. Celebrity singer Mohombi sur- prised guests to perform his most famous titles on the Christmas ball scene – while Andrea T Mendoza, Resident DJ of Bil- lionaire, set the Belle Epoque Hall on fire. The brilliant «International Action Commit­tee» consisted of: S.A.R. Princess Camilla de BOURBON of the TWO SICILIES between Rome, Paris and Monaco, S.A.R. Princess. Lady Monika del CAMPO BACARDI OF BAYFIELD HALL, Monaco, Ekaterina BU- TORINA of Moscow, Celina LAFUENTE of LAVOTHA between Monaco and Buenos Aires, Inna MAIER between Minsk and Mo- naco, and Elizabeth WESSEL of Monaco. The watch brand Audemars Piguet was once again this year’s main sponsor. They made the generous donation of a Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph watch for the auction. This auction organized by Sotheby’s as well as the raffle raised 50 000 € for the Prin- cess Charlene Foundation represented by its Secretary General Mrs. Agnès Falco. Evening was a big success with the sup- por t of t he watchma k ing compa ny, Audemars Piguet, and the participa- tion of Barclay’s Bank, Lady Monika del CA M PO BACARDI OF BAYFIELD HALL, Sabrina Monte Carlo and Hello Monaco. The «Bal de Noël» also thanks the stylist Ali Karoui, the art consul­ tant ArtSGK, the florist Narmino Sorasio, the Bertani winery. © photo: Laurent Ciavaldini Philipp Plein, Sandrine-Garbagnati Knoell and singer Mohombi © photo: Laurent Ciavaldini From left to right: Celina Lafuente de Lavotha, S.A.S. Prince and Princess of Bourbon of the Two Sicilies, singer Mohombi, Sandrine Garbagnati-Knoell, Zsolt Lafuente de Lavotha Photo on the left: Sandrine Garbagnati-Knoell (wearing Ali Karoui Haute Couture) with designer Ali Karoui. Five Stars Events SARL Le Windsor Bureaux - 10, Boulevard Princesse Charlotte - MC 98000 Principauté de Monaco Tél. +377 97 70 78 75 – Fax +377 97 97 73 11 www.5starsevents.com Hello Monaco Spring–Summer 2018 / 147