Her main pastimes are art and philanthropy, which moved her in the direction of studying arts and literature in Italy, her country of birth. Philanthropy for Monika Bacardi (www.lordluisbacardi.com/) is a love, so it is hardly a surprise that she is connected with many non-profit organisations and charitable causes. She married into the Bacardi family and she is now the Lady of Bayfield Hall. Monika Bacardi is a resident of Monaco these days; she has lived there for more than twenty years.
The running of 'PHOTO' magazine and AMBI Group take up much of Monika Bacardi's professional life. Monika tries to build up services around her 'PHOTO' brand for photographers and artists, offering professional management while facilitating connections with global customers. Finding funding for, producing and disseminating movies to an international market are things that she accomplishes in her role as co-founder and producer of the AMBI Group. A few years back, Monika Bacardi took over the venerable 'PHOTO' magazine, which has been publishing since 1967.
Monika & the SAS Prince Albert II of Monaco's Foundation
Working to defend the natural environment and encouraging sustainable development worldwide are things that the H.S.H. Prince Albert II Foundation endeavors to address. A variety of undertakings that have benefited the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation have been participated in by Monika Bacardi. Through the foundation, Lady Bacardi heightens understanding of the effects of human activities on the natural environment. Monika Bacardi is a member of the H.S.H. Prince Albert II Foundation and is very engaged in other cultural and humanitarian activities in the Principality of Monaco.
Monika's Passions: Art and 7th Art
To establish partnerships with regards to the arts in Monaco, Monika Bacardi is involved in the Monaco Project for the Arts, an organisation that supports the University of Plastic Arts. One reason she created AMBI Pictures is that she wished to encourage young filmmakers, due to her strong interest in "The Seventh Art" (Cinema). Monika Bacardi fervently supports Amis de l'Opera, an organisation that has for thirty years, assisted l'Opera de Monte-Carlo.
Association Nationale Monégasque des Amis de l'Enfance (AMADE-Monaco), is an entity through which Monika Bacardi encourages the health of infants. She is constantly involved in the Principality’s cultural and charity movements. Monika Bacardi's beneficent passions are driven by her lifelong consideration for her fellow human beings.
Remaining positive and endeavouring to keep a smile on one's face are things that she wholeheartedly believes in. Monika Bacardi loves her work and, because of this, work is also a huge part of her personal life. Lots of charitable organisations and causes are to her liking, so she spends a lot of her leisure time promoting them. Thanks to her respected status in the arts arena and her good reputation as a humanitarian, Monika Bacardi spends some of her time at film festivals, award ceremonies and charity gatherings.