Amber Lounge Monaco 2016 supports The Amber Foundation

This year, the most demanded F1 event of the planet Amber Lounge will be supporting long term friend, motorsport team boss and philanthropist Eddie Jordan’s chosen charity, Amber Foundation.

The Amber Foundation is a highly effective UK charity organization, who work relentlessly to transform the lives of young individuals who’s lives have gone off track and in need of a fresh start. The Amber Foundation make it their duty to take in and support those who are homeless, unemployed, struggling with mental health problems or drug & alcohol related issues.  Proceeds raised as a result of the luxury items sold at the charity auction during the fashion show will be donated to the Amber Foundation to aid the transformation of young people’s lives.

Amber Lounge will raise money for the charity through its world-renowned Fashion Show as well as the auction.

Each year Amber Lounge partners with a noteworthy organization such as Elton John AIDS Foundation, Nelson Mandela’s Charity, the Special Olympics, Autism Rocks… and has so far raised over $4million dollars collectively in favor of charitable causes.

 

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Amber Lounge launches its new party concept: “EXTRAVAGANZA”

For 14 years Amber Lounge has solidified its reputation as the most vibrant, sexiest and star-studded party experience during the Monaco Grand Prix weekend and it is still the only place where celebrating the race season with F1 drivers, celebrities and supermodels all night long is guaranteed!

This year is an extra special year for Amber Lounge, not only is it the 10th Anniversary of Amber Lounge Fashion but they are also shaking things up and introducing new concepts to the infamous F1 After Parties. Aptly entitled EXTRAVAGANZA, the after-parties hosted on Friday, Saturday & Sunday night will feature a variety of over 20 live performances ranging from Burlesque & Hip Hop dancers to saxophonists, drummers, singers, international DJ’s as well as a world renowned singer performing live in front of an A-list party crowd!

In 2016, Amber Lounge will for sure redefine the meaning of the “ultimate party experience”!

With the attendance of Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Kimi Räikkönen, Justin Bieber, David Beckham, Bono and Kim Kardashian, Amber Lounge is one of the most coveted and VIP attended parties in the world.


Amber Lounge Monaco hosts its 10th Anniversary Charity Fashion Show!

10 years ago, under the patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco, Amber Lounge launched Amber Fashion – a one-of-a-kind fashion show that would feature Formula One drivers, WAGs, supermodels and celebrities modelling the latest runway trends at one fabulous location.

For the second year in a row, British fashion house Apsley Tailors in collaboration with Osman will be dressing this year’s show. Nine F1 drivers including Daniil Kvyat, Daniel Ricciardo, Felipe Nasr, Marcus Ericsson, Jolyon Palmer, Esteban Gutierrez, Rio Haryanto and Pascal Wehrlein will trade in their race suits for tailored suits, shirts, jackets and blazers all uniquely designed by Apsley Tailors. The F1 ladies will be modelling London based fashion designer Osman’s architectural and timeless garments.

So what can we expect to see this year? As per usual an internationally acclaimed artist will open the most anticipated event of the F1 social calendar with a bang! Expect to be entertained in the midst of glamour, style and A-listers.

What’s new this year? This year Amber Lounge Fashion will support The Amber Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged youths who have been abused, homeless or are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. All proceeds from the charity auction will be donated to Amber Foundation.

After the fabulous fashion show an Asian style, 3-course, gourmet dinner will be served alfresco at our stunning Mediterranean setting, followed by an unforgettable after party with an unlimited supply of champagne, live acts and mesmerizing performances.


Kormaran will be making waves at Amber Lounge Monaco

Kormaran are putting on a marvelous display of their shape-shifting K7 watercraft at Amber Lounge on Friday & Saturday (27th & 28th of May). Amber Lounge Lounge guests are invited to check out high-class design & high-quality craftsmanship at its best and witness luxury being transformed into a unique and innovative watercraft.

This new boat is the chicest and the most technologically accomplished watercraft, made fit for 007.  Its high-class design has been perfected in every detail from the styling to the materials. The Kormaran K7 has the ability to transform itself into several different modes including Monohull, Katamaran, Trimaran, Flying, Bathingmode and Nightmode. Meaning that you can cruise, glide, sunbathe, party, chill-out or for the adrenaline junkies, fly through the water at speeds of up to 70km/h or 38 knots. The K7 is truly in a class of its own! It has a powerful 500 hp/ 3 x jet propulsion engine and a concise body 7.0m in length and 1.5m– 3.5m in beam. 

A handful of Amber Lounge’s selected VIP guests may even get lucky enough to have the privilege of test driving the new dimension of watercraft either on Sunday 29th May or shortly after the Grand Prix weekend.  And if you can’t wait until then, Kormaran will be featuring their marvelous boats at Top Marques at the Grimaldi Forum - Monaco, from April 14th -17th. Now you can finally know, that your dreams do come true!


Three Reasons why you should attend the Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Grand Prix is fast approaching (27th, 28th & 29th of May) so if you haven’t made up your mind, here are three good reasons as to why you should attend:

1) The most unique and prestigious Grand Prix: It is the only Grand Prix that runs through an entire country but that’s not all. The race itself is full of surprises and due to its unique street circuit, overtaking is extremely difficult making this Grand Prix the ultimate test of a driver.

2) A glamorous and desirable destination: The glitz and glam of Monaco attracts la crème de la crème including the bigwigs, celebrities, politicians and Royalty. To watch the race from one of the stunning and unique vantage points such as the grandstands, terraces, balconies or Amber Lounge’s celebrity yachts. The whole world will be watching, come and experience it!

3) Amber Lounge Fashion Show: Founded under the patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert of Monaco, Amber Lounge have raised over $4m for charity through their one-of-a-kind Formula One driver fashion show and charity auction. This is the only place you will find F1 drivers, wives, girlfriends and models all on one runway.

Each year Amber Lounge hosts the most desirable Grand Prix after party. If you haven’t already done so, here is your chance to party with the F1 drivers, clink champagne flutes with celebrities & models and be thoroughly entertained by world famous DJ’s and performers. Those will be 3 wild nights you will surely never forget!


Re-Cap: Bahrain Grand Prix 2016

The Bahrain Grand Prix is the second stop of the Formula One season and it took place last weekend at Bahrain’s Sakhir Track. This is Bahrain’s third night race but in case you missed it here’s what happened:

  • Nico Rosberg had an easy first win at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Although his victory was well deserved, the problems that afflicted all three of his main rivals helped him finish first clearing the competition by 10 seconds. The Mercedes driver got off to a great start this season as he earned his title by triumphing at the Australian Grand Prix in March. Rosberg has won the last 5 Grand Prix awarding him a 17- point title lead over fellow teammate - Hamilton and making his career total an astonishing 16 wins!
  • Lewis Hamilton was unable to secure his third win at the Sakhir Track. Hamilton had a slow start and a clash with Williams’ Valterri Bottas at Turn One, causing him to drop to seventh place. Fortunately, Hamilton recovered well from the collision but was unable to catch up with Ferrari’s Raikkonen who finished in second place. Eventually Hamilton fought to finish in third.
  • Stoffel Vandoorne made his F1 debut for McLaren and finish solidly in 10th Vandoorne, who had out qualified teammate Jenson Button, was substituting for Fernando Alonso - the most successful driver in Bahrain Grand Prix history. Alonso was barred from racing in the Bahrain Grand Prix after suffering rib fractures and a partially collapsed lung in his 180 mph crash during Australia’s season opener. Many are praising Vandoorne for his remarkable F1 debut although he remains humble stating that he “maximized the opportunity [and is] quite satisfied” with the results.

Hayo Sol will auction at Amber Lounge Fashion in benefit of a charitable cause

Hayo Sol whose fantastic work was auctioned last year at Fashion Show, is very kindly again donating a new unique piece for this year’s auction. It will be a portrait of HSH Princesse Grace of Monaco, of approx. 180 cm height and in his truly beautiful style. We cannot wait to showcase it on Friday 27th of May at Amber Lounge Monaco Fashion Show and Charity Auction, which will be located at the stunning Le Meridien Beach Plaza venue, on the swimming pool area, offering a wonderful view on the Mediterranean Sea. 

Dutch PopArt artist Hayo Sol is worldwide renowned for his beautiful PopArt paintings and designs that are carefully crafted with airbrush technique, metal and acrylic paint and original Swarovski crystals.

These materials combined with his incredible talent turn each piece into a 3 dimensional painting that comes to live when light illuminates the canvas.

Based on the origin that all life on earth needs sunlight to come to life and survive, this principle was translated by SOL (who's last name is spanish for 'Sun") into PopArt that is truly original again and has taken the art-world by a storm, ever since Warhol and Liechtenstein set the bar. 

As an artist HAYO, who is called" The Vincent van Gogh of PopArt", is inspired by the immortal beauty of movie legends and icons of style and in his work he takes their beauty to a new and higher level in order to let us experience his art with the most intense impact possible. 


Monte-Carlo Rose Ball

This Saturday the Monte-Carlo elite will unite in honor of the 62nd annual Rose Ball, one of the most anticipated balls on the social calendar in Monaco.

The internationally recognized charity event was founded by Grace Kelly in 1954 and is currently presided by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover. All proceeds and other exceptional prizes from this exclusive event will be donated to the Princess Grace Foundation.

The Rose Ball is the epitome of glamour and gathers the greatest personalities for a prestige charity gala attended by numerous celebrities.

Each year, the exclusive event is designed around a distinct theme or trend from a different country by a distinguished designer heading its artistic interpretation.

This year’s ball was designed by the Kaiser Chief himself and friend to Princess Caroline, Karl Lagerfeld.

The guests will fully immerse themselves at the Cuban themed event which will be fabulously decorated in bright & vivid colors, exotic fruits, festive floral arrangements and of course thousands of fragrant roses to create a dreamlike ambience. The Prince is expected to make his grand entrance through a walkway designed to look like sugar cane fields and the guests will be delighted with the vivacious Cuban theme.

Esta volao!


McLaren announces renewed partnership with Johnnie Walker

Last Friday McLaren-Honda were thrilled to announce a ‘multi-year’ extension of their celebrated and long-standing partnership with Jonnie Walker. The world famous scotch whisky brand has been associated with McLaren since 2005 and last year they celebrated their 10 year anniversary as a team.

Their renewed partnership will give them the opportunity to work closer together, to strengthen their campaigns and to accomplish their long & dynamic list of creative initiatives. Together, Johnnie Walker and McLaren have joined forces to form the “Join The Pact” campaign and their mission is to encourage social responsibility and commitment never to drink & drive. The “Join The Pact” campaign will also launch a series of new & exciting concepts and ideas over the next few years.

The Johnnie Walker brand is synonymous with quality and not only are they proud of their heritage but they are keen to push the limit in a dynamic and ever-changing market.

Amber Lounge is also very proud to be partnered with Johnnie Walker. Look out for Johnnie Walker on the McLaren-Honda MP4-31 and at the Amber Lounge Experience this summer!


Australian Grand Prix 2016

The Australian Grand Prix to jump start the season!

This weekend the season-opening of the Australian Grand Prix starts up again on Sunday March 20th. The first practice session will start this Friday, followed by Saturday’s qualifying hour and finally the race itself will begin this Sunday. All of this years, qualifying drivers and their teams have descended upon the Australian city of Melbourne ahead of this weekend’s race.

Synonymous with glamour and sophistication, Melbourne’s 5.303km circuit was built within one of the city’s most beautiful parklands - Albert Park.  What makes the Australian Grand Prix track so unique are the picturesque surroundings featuring the Albert Park Lake, circuiting over roadways through cricket fields and the combination of high, medium and low speed corners. This track is considered to be quite fast and relatively easy to drive due to the flat, smooth terrain and the consistent placement of corners making it easy for the drivers to quickly adapt to the circuit more easily than other Grand Prix tracks and to achieve competitive timings. Although since 2004, no driver has been able to beat the legend Michael Schumacher’s 1.24.125 record.

The Australian Grand Prix has become very popular amongst the drivers, celebrities and fans alike and the addictive party atmosphere keeps them coming back year after year.