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luxury calendar: how to have a brilliant february

The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Event Calendar is a curated list of the best events in the world of luxury in February 2019. Whether your passion is TravelFood and DrinkPlanes, Yachts and AutosFitness and SportsFashion and Design; Pop Culture; or The Arts, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know to have a brilliant month.

luxury calendar: how to have a brilliant february

The Super Bowl, Chinese New Year, Fashion Weeks in New York, Milan, London and Paris – it may be short, but February promises to be sweet.

We’ve shared some ideas about what to read this month. And also our feelings about the true color of February.

Now we’re sharing our curated overview of the events in the global luxury ecosystem this month. Even if it’s just to dream a little dream, have a look at some of the dazzling experiences on offer in February 2019.

the best events in the world of luxury in february


Looking to get away someplace warm this month?  There are plenty of great new beachfront spots opening around the world: the Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito; the Apurva Kempinski in Bali; the Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah in Dubai; and the Santarena Hotel in Costa Rica.  Still looking to enjoy some snowy winter fun? The Experimental Chalet in Verbier is open – and there’s plenty more skiing to be done in Europe, North America and Japan.

The New Mandarin Oriental Dubai

food and drink

Culinary adventurers, take note. This is your month! Dreaming of a trip down under? Drop by the Marlborough Wine & Food Festival in New Zealand. Love celebrity chef sightings?  Then head to Florida for the sunny Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Prefer testing recipes in your own kitchen? The Book of Tapas hits the shelves this month, full of ideas for tasty treats. Wash it all down at the Bruges Beer Festival in Belgium or in Manhattan during NYC Beer Week

The South Beach Food and Wine Festival

planes, yachts and autos

Whether land, sea or sky, the speed machines are at it again this month. Enjoy vintage cars at the London Classic Car Show and at RM Sotheby’s Paris auction. Looking for something a bit more modern? Check out the Formula One Winter Testing in Spain. The glamorous boat shows in February include the in-water Miami Yacht Show.  And up in the air, its time for a new season of Red Bull Air Races in Abu Dhabi.

The London Classic Car Show

fitness and sports

Kicking off the month is Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, featuring the New England Patriots versus the Los Angeles Rams. Other big events include the World Golf Championship in Mexico; the FIS World Ski Championships in Sweden; and the start of the Six Nations Cup in France.  If you prefer being in motion yourself, there are wellness festivals on deck, like the Good Fest in LA and a Wanderlust Fest in Hawaii.

Wanderlust Oahu

fashion and design

Kicking off “fashion month” is New York Fashion Week, which will cover both women’s and men’s collections this time. Rotterdam is the place to be for art shows, including Art Rotterdam. Meanwhile, Stockholm hosts its annual Design Week. Lest we forget the romantic holiday in the middle of the month, Sotheby’s is hosting its annual Highlights from Erotic: Passion & Desire sale. The grand finale of a very busy month is Paris Fashion Week.

Sothebys February Auction

pop culture

Awards season is in full swing this month with the BAFTAs, Grammys and Academy Awards all taking place. There are new films debuting, like Cold Pursuit; and new TV shows, including the critically-praised Russian Doll.  Kiss Me, Kate returns to the Broadway stage after a 20-year absence. And don’y miss the debut of a new podcast for opera lovers called Aria Code

Best Picture Academy Award Nominee Black Panther

the arts 

The world of the performing and visual arts adopts a celebratory tone in February. There are tributes to love and St. Valentine via performances of The Sleeping Beauty by the New York City Ballet and Love, Legends and Fairytales by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The New York Pops will celebrate the life and legacy of a legend with Unforgettable: Celebrating Nat King Cole and Friends. And a number of museums are celebrating the work of famous artists like Bruno Gironcoli and Frida Kahlo with in-depth retrospectives.

The Mori Art Museum

what else is going on?

On top of all of that, Groundhog’s Day is February 2; Valentine’s Day is the 14th; and President’s Day in the U.S. is the 18th. In Canada and America, it’s Black History Month, an annual remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.

The Sleeping Beauty at the New York City Ballet

That’s it. Our top picks for the best events in the world of luxury in February 2019. What are you most excited about? Let us know if you attend any of these – and send pictures!

Wherever February takes you, we hope its lovely.

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