Our luxury calendar provides a comprehensive overview of the top events unfolding around the world every month. It’s great fun to compile, and every month as we polish it off, we reflect on the entries that we most passionately want to be a part of in the coming weeks. If schedules and money were no object, and we had to choose the top ten activities in the luxury sphere that we’d personally love to do, here’s what they’d be for August 2018. How about you?
WE WANT TO HEAR:
The music of the Lucerne Festival – this village by the lake is one of the loveliest spots in all of Switzerland; this year’s festival theme is “Childhood.” Performances will include music by Bizet, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky – August 17 – September 9
WE WANT TO SEE:
Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties at the MCC Theater in Manhattan, which tells the story of five women — all named Betty — and how their divergent life stories inspired one of them to stage a play about the rest – Previews August 16, opening September 12
Netflix’s Like Father, the story of a workaholic young executive (Kristen Bell) who has been left at the altar and ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with her estranged and equally workaholic father (Kelsey Grammer) – Dropping August 3
Visionary filmmaker Spike Lee’s take on the incredible true story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department, who sets out on a potentially deadly mission: infiltrate and expose the members of a white supremacist organization. BlacKkKlansman stars John David Washington, Topher Grace and Adam Driver – Opening August 10
WE WANT TO READ:
Ohio by Stephen Markley, a new novel about life in in an archetypal small town in northeastern Ohio—a region ravaged by the Great Recession, an opioid crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. During the course of one feverish, fateful summer night in 2013, four former classmates converge on their hometown, each with a mission, all haunted by the ghosts of their shared histories – Publication date August 21
WE WANT TO CHECK OUT:
Copenhagen Fashion Week – August 6 – 12
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It’s not a contest of speed, but of elegance. Automobiles are judged for their style and technical merit, as well as their history, their originality and the accuracy of their preservation or restoration – August 21 – 26
The U.S. Open, the last tennis major of the year, in Flushing Meadows, Queens. Serena Williams’s baby daughter will turn one during the tournament! – August 27 – September 9
WE WANT TO CHECK INTO:
The Baglioni Resort Maldives, a just-opened family friendly luxury island resort located on Maagu Island, a 40-minute seaplane ride away from the Maldives capital of Malé, It features 96 villas (some over water). In addition to sunset fishing expeditions on traditional wooden “Dhoni” boats and a yoga pavilion, guests can partake in world class diving at the property’s PADI five star dive center.
WE WANT A TASTE OF:
The Vermont Cheesemakers Festival – experience the art of fine cheesemaking, taste local and food and wines, meet the artisans who make them — what’s not to love? We’ll bring the bread and crackers, you bring the pinot noir – August 12
Wow – what a month it could be! Have fun out there.
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