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September’s annual Monaco Yacht Show (also known as the MYS) is a four day celebration of yachting and all things related to the luxury lifestyle. The dazzling array of superyachts for sale and world premiere launches attracts an international clientele of owners, enthusiasts, industry players and media. EAT LOVE SAVOR headed to the postage stamp principality for the MYS 2018 and our feet barely touched the ground as we toured yachts, met with exhibitors and attended some fabulous parties. Here are the trends we spotted: Helipads are in at MYS 2018 While beach clubs are definitely still trending in the superyacht world, we couldn’t help but notice the number of yachts on display at the MYS 2018 with helipads or touch-and-go helipads. A feature reserved for the largest of superyachts, the capacity to land a helicopter on board is a huge attraction for potential buyers, especially since Owners and charterers alike are…

Ascot Racecourse will open its gates for five days of world-class racing, pageantry, high fashion and Fine Dining from Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd June 2018. Racing Events Across Five Days Royal Ascot will feature 19 Group races, including eight Group Ones, with total prize money across the five days in excess of £7.3m. Around 300,000 guests are expected to attend the Royal Meeting this year to witness the spectacle with 70,000 racegoers attending Thursday’s Gold Cup Day. Star Chefs and Fine Food Enhances Events An anticipated 35,000 guests will enjoy Fine Dining or lunch service in a Private Box during the event and world-renowned chefs Raymond Blanc OBE, Phil Howard, Simon Rogan, Adam Handling and James Tanner are all involved this year, boasting five Michelin stars and 13 AA Rosettes between them. Fine Dining has always been an important ingredient of the Royal Ascot experience with 330 chefs,…

Concours d’Elégance Suisse Returns Reviving a Swiss tradition dating back to 1927 in Geneva, the Concours d’Elégance Suisse will celebrate the Automobile Heritage and the art of mechanical engineering from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th June 2018 in the elegant setting of the grounds of the Château de Coppet, historic home of Madame de Staël, offering a panoramic view of the Mont-Blanc and Lake Geneva. The Concours d’Elégance Suisse will display a selection of spectacular classic automobiles rarely seen in public. This year, thanks to two new partnerships with Julius Baer Private Bank and Breitling, the high-end timepiece company, the Concours d’Elégance will be expanding its activities, and inviting its audience to a preview at the forthcoming Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) 2018. The Concours d’Elégance Suisse is honored to have been selected by both new companies. Julius Baer Private Bank. Celebrating expertise, passion and constant quest for innovation In…

Live supercar show Top Marques Monaco is moving up a gear this year with a sensational line-up of vehicles confirmed for its 15th anniversary edition including brand-new supercars, rare classic cars and a million-dollar motorbike. This year’s Top Marques Monaco, being held from April 19th to 22nd, will mark the important milestone with a stunning showcase of some of the world’s most exclusive cars inside & outside the Grimaldi Forum, including an unprecedented number of test drives in Monaco. Organisers of the annual supercar show are keen to keep elements of this anniversary edition under wraps until the opening day, but have revealed the following: 30+ supercars will be available for test drives on the F1 circuit including the brand new ZENVO, drivable for the first time during the show & high performance tuners by Moldavian customizing company ALANDI PERFORMANCE Visitors will be able to get up close to the…

LUXURY EVENT At the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2018 in the Northern Italian municipality of Cernobbio the overriding theme is “Hollywood on the Lake”. From the 25th to the 27th of May 2018 the grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and the gardens belonging to the Villa Erba on Lake Como will become the perfect cinematic backdrop to this magnificent event. The “script” for the historical automobile and motorcycle beauty pageant is now starting to come together. Responsibility for choosing participants lies with the selecting committees who have created four more categories in which the glamorous main protagonists can compete for the attention of both public and jury. Experts have chosen to combine the announcement of the categories with a final call to aspiring performers for the as-yet unfilled roles in this magnificent production. BMW Group Classic has hosted the pageant of rare beauties on Lake Como in conjunction…

Escape to an extraordinary location, for a luxurious experience, exquisite dinner with performances and installations at the Gala Nocturna Dark Luxury Costume Ball. Weaving your way through the narrow streets of the San Polo district or navigating the water on the canals amidst twinkling lights and embraced by the night air on your way to San Giovanni Evangelista in extravagant dress to attend a grand evening. You glide up the huge staircases and walk into the extraordinary Salone San Giovanni into a transcendent experience; a costume ball like no other and exquisite dinner for a total olfactory luxurious and immersive experience – an escape into another world, dancing in the glory of ascension. The Gala Nocturna was conceived and is organized by Viona Art Studio, headed up by Viona ielegems and business concept developer Dirk von Heinrichshorst. Viona, an experienced photographer and art director envisioned elegance and gracefulness of men…

This September marks a very special anniversary for the Cannes Yachting Festival as it celebrates its 40th year in elegant, luxurious surroundings in the sparkling bay of Cannes. Taking place from 12th to 17th September 2017, the Cannes Yachting Festival has been the first to take place in the international yachting calendar since 1977 and therefore forefront in showcasing the highest number of new model launches and innovative designs. Special events will be taking place throughout the week, which will celebrate the four decades of the magnificent show. Recognised as one of the most important international boating events and Europe’s largest in-water show, the Cannes Yachting Festival is known for its eclecticism and the wealth of vessels presented in a range of sizes. Following the successful launch of La Terasse during last year’s show, the Cannes Yachting Festival is unveiling the ‘Luxury Gallery’ situated within the Palais des Festivals which…

LUXURY EVENT: SALON PRIVÉ 31st August to 2nd September, Location: Blenheim Palace Salon Privé will celebrate the very best of British luxury and elegance this year at ‘Britain’s Greatest Palace’, with a display of remarkable and historic British cars. The line-up includes the most iconic classic and modern Aston Martins – two race-only Vulcan hypercars and a DB4 GT Zagato – as well as a 1920s Rolls-Royce inspired by Marie Antoinette. Now in its 12th year, Salon Privé is a quintessentially British event that once again is set to delight visitors with its prestigious Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance, the country’s oldest and most exclusive professionally-judged classic car competition. The event proudly returns to Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, for its third year and will present a carefully curated selection of British cars, brands and luxury retailers from 31st August to 2nd September. Several superb British-made cars will be…

To be held at the brand new Punta del Este Convention & Exhibition Center, Luxury Expo Punta del Este is keying up to be “The Event of the Year” for this 2018 in the key tourist city of Latin America. This is a unique event  designed to bring together all sectors of the global luxury industry, together paired with a select audience from around the globe, attracted each year to the famous city during its summer season. Being presented at the event, of the highest level, you can see and enjoy, Super Cars and Super Yachts, Art, Jewelry, Fine Clothing, Real Estate, Helicopters, Technology, Fine Liquors,  and Sports spanning Golf, Polo, Ski, Water Sports, Horseback riding. There will also be fashion shows, tastings of Habanos, Fine Watch showcases, Wine tastings, Automobile Test Drives, Helicopter tours to name some of what awaits you. Renowned Luxury Presenter and Gala Dinner Among other…

Svalbarði drinking water, an ultra-premium beverage that derives from icebergs gathered in the Svalbard archipelago, was served to guests at a gourmet May Day and Russian Easter lunch held at the Château de La Chèvre d’Or in the scenic Èze-village on 30th April 2017, an event organised by Club Vivanova, a sophisticated affair bringing together culinary excellence and captivating entertainment. Offering stunning panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the French Riviera, the Château de La Chèvre d’Or is widely regarded as one of the finest hotels around. The event will be held in the hotel’s Eden Restaurant, which is now taking reservations for 2017 and is tucked among medieval ruins and stunning gardens. In the elegant and intimate setting, Svalbarði Polar Iceberg Water was served alongside a sumptuous three-course Sunday lunch and fine wine from New Zealand, followed by a champagne aperitif. Discerning guests experienced the crisp, refreshing taste of pure…

With the arrival of the 2017 edition of Monaco Grand Prix, ExclusiveGP will be hosting an exclusive supercar tour from Ascot’s most prestigious Hotel Coworth Park to the heart of the Grand Prix, Monte Carlo. The luxurious tour continues to build momentum and capture the attention of Formula 1 fans, with a newly extended route now taking in five countries and lead by a celebrity driver. Ahead of them lie seven days and nights of the finest accommodation and culinary experiences that France, Switzerland, Italy and Monaco has to offer, as well as a private Champagne tour and dining evening courtesy of Veuve Clicquot. Once in Monaco, guests will step from behind the wheel to enjoy the final two days of the Monaco Grand Prix from our exceptional top floor restaurant, La Marée, where they will be able to enjoy full VIP hospitality and fine dining in a prime location right in the center…

Whenever I visit Switzerland for business, I am impressed by the rigour and commitment that the Swiss demonstrate towards professionalism, finesse, perfection and their immense sense of pride. With so many luxury brands making up its 41,285 km² it truly is incredible with what this population with its orderly ‘clockwork’ attitude has been able to produce. It takes a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ to deliver what the Swiss seamlessly manage to do and Baselword is no exception throughout the years of its splendid existence. One hundred years to be exact. As one of the world’s most unique jewellery and watch shows gets underway, all eyes are on the key players from the sector who contribute to what is arguably, the most brilliant industry in the luxury world. Maintaining your sparkle in an ever-competing world of priceless gems One may ask, how is it that this industry manages to thrive in…

ARTS & CULTURE EVENT The 69th Festival of Aix-en-Provence – 3−22 July 2017 Created in 1948, the International Festival d’Art Lyrique is a festival devoted to opera and classical music that takes place every year in Aix-en-Provence. It is one of the biggest opera and music festivals in Europe, and is famous worldwide.  Nominated European Cultural Ambassador in 2013 and Best Opera Festival in 2014, the purpose of the Festival of Aix is to “make opera a living experience, an art that gives meaning to the world.” The Festival is therefore committed to an approach with a clear philosophy: thinking of opera as a living art. The 69th Festival of Aix-en-Provence will take place from 3−22 July 2017. http://festival-aix.com In Partnership with Château du Seuil “Since we acquired the estate in 2014, the revitalisation of its viticultural activity has been orientated towards excellence. It goes hand in hand with the desire to enhance the…

Five times winner of the America’s Cup and now CEO of The America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA), Sir Russell Coutts, joined Baron Philippe de Rothschild’s Managing Director, Hugues Lechanoine, in London  unveil the first release of Mouton Cadet 35th America’s Cup Special Cuvée wines. The limited edition red, white and rosé wines have been produced to celebrate the new relations between leading Bordeaux brand and the 35th America’s Cup as Official Wine. Bespoke packaging for the trio has been designed in collaboration with Sir Russell Coutts whose signature appears on every bottle alongside a glass-etched design depicting the forces of nature on land and at sea. Sharing a Common Vision Speaking of these relations between the world’s leading Bordeaux brand and the world’s most famous yacht race, Hugues Lechanoine commented: “Mouton Cadet and the America’s Cup share a common vision. The winemaker in charge of a vineyard and the people…

There was a distinct style in our favorite picks on the red carpet at the 89th Academy Awards: elegant, feminine and timeless with a touch of old Hollywood glamour. Here’s our selections for best dressed. EMMA STONE IN GIVENCHY TARAJI P. HENSON IN ALBERTA FERRETTI KIRSTEN DUNST IN CHRISTIAN DIOR HAUTE COUTURE VIOLA DAVIS IN ARMANI PRIVE winner Best Supporting Actress for Fences BRIE LARSON IN OSCAR DE LA RENTA DARBY STANCHFIELD GEORGES CHAKRA JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IN TOM FORD AND JESSICA BIEL IN KAUFMANFRANCO HAILEE STEINFELD IN RALPH AND RUSSO ALICIA VIKANDER IN LOUIS VUITTON NICOLE KIDMAN IN ARMANI PRIVE