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Monique was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia so travel is in her antipodean blood. After receiving a Bachelor of Science and Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (with the requisite Australian six month back packing trip around Europe) Monique spent ten years working for a global public accounting firm in Human Resources. Monique’s work brought her to the US, where she moved permanently in 2003.
In 2007, Monique left the corporate world to attend Le Cordon Bleu culinary school and graduated with honors. Monique has now married her passion for food and travel. Food and dining is one of the most important aspects of travel for Monique, so exploring local markets and restaurants is a high priority and something she enjoys passing on to clients.
Monique, her husband Tony and their three children live in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles. With three children under the age of five, Monique has a particular interest and expertise in vacation planning for families….and getaways sans children.
Monique is a member of the Victoria Racing Club in Melbourne, Australia and is a board member of the Getty Research Institute Collections Council and Community Board member of ESMoA, the El Segundo Museum of Art. Monique and her husband Tony are active supporters of Teach for America.
Favorite Hotels & Resorts: Amangiri Utah, Plaza Athenee Paris, La Reserve Ramatuelle, Amankila Bali, San Ysidro Ranch ….and the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach (which is a stone’s throw from home and affords 40 extra guest rooms for visiting family and friends!)
Best Adventures: Tiger safari in Ranthambhore, India – what better way to honeymoon?
Family Travel: Monique and her husband Tony spent 5 weeks last summer touring France with their 3 children (under the age of five!). Two weeks savoring the food and beauty of Provence followed by three weeks on the beaches of St Tropez. A surprisingly family friendly trip and an amazing time all ‘round.
Recently Visited: Provence, St Tropez, Paris, Hamilton Island, Palm Beach, Cabo, Utah, Napa Valley, Santa Barbara, Chicago, Melbourne, Puglia, New York, Sydney.
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Found the perfect spot!
Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2015
By: The Mom
Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2015
Best travel planner ever!
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Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2015
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Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2016
Dream vacation to Italy
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Beat vacation ever!!
Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2017
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Reviewed on: 12 May 2017
By: Steve McDannold
Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017
Wonderful Trip planned by Monique
Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2017
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Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2017
Paris with Teen
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