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Our top picks in the world of luxury for October 2018

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Our Luxury Calendar provides a comprehensive overview of the top events unfolding around the world every month. Some are micro-luxuries (like a really good book) and others are on a grand, epic scale. It’s great fun to compile, and as we polish off our research we always dream a little dream about the entries that intrigue or excite us – the ones we most passionately want to be a part of. If schedules and money were no object, and we could choose the top ten experiences in the luxury sphere that we’d personally love to partake of, here’s what they’d be for October 2018. How about you?


As many artists as possible at the Austin City Limits Festival, returning for two weekends with Paul McCartney, Travis Scott, Arctic Monkeys and Metallica, among many others – October 5 -7 and October 12 – 14


The World Premieres of new works by Michelle Dorrance and Jessica Lang during the American Ballet Theater’s Fall Season; we’d like to start on opening night, which will include a Gala performance dedicated to the works of female choreographersOctober 17 – 28

The American Ballet Theater fall season celebrates female choreographers

The 11th exhibition of contemporary art at the Palace of Versailles; the Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto will invest the gardens of the estate of Trianon with art, architecture and performance – October 16 – January 20, 2019

Sugimoto Versailles

The U.S. premier of If Beale Street Could Talk at the Apollo Theater in Harlem; directed by Barry Jenkins, based on the novel by James Baldwin, the film stars KiKi Layne, Stephan James, and Regina King – October 9

If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the book by James Baldwin, directed by Barry Jenkins


Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster by Yale professor Stephen L. Carter. Eunice Hunton Carter, the author’s grandmother, was a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, living in New York in the 1930s. Without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him clean up the city’s underworld, she was the only member of his team who was not a white male. This is the thrilling true story of a woman who often found her path blocked by the social and political expectations of her time, and who nevertheless persisted and helped change the world – Publication date: October 9


The Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, which was first held in 1987 – this year marks the 30th time that the Suzuka International Racing Course will host the event – October 7

The wedding outfits worn by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at A Royal Wedding: The Duke & Duchess of Sussex exhibit at Windsor Castle – October 26 – January 6, 2019

Royal Wedding.Windsor, United Kingdom.

The Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia; this year, the Games will center on a community embrace of wounded, injured and ill veterans, and active-duty military personnel and their family and friends  – October 20 – 27


The One&Only Nyungwe House resort, on the edge of the Nyungwe rainforest in Rwanda, welcomes its first guests in October. The 23 rooms are designed to fit harmoniously within the natural surroundings. Log burners in each guest room and suite can be set alight with fragrant eucalyptus, while expansive private decks offer breathtaking views over the sweeping terrain and the awe-inspiring wildlife – Opening October 1

One&Only Nyungwe House in Rwanda


Misi, the recently-opened pasta restaurant at Domino Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We’ve already dined at the stylish space created by chef Missy Robbins and her business partner Sean Feeney, and we want to go back! Everything we tried was delicious – and the fettuccine with buffalo butter, solo di bruna parmigiano, and black pepper haunts our dreams. Best. Pasta. Ever.

Wow – what a month it could be! Have fun out there.

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