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Our Top 10 Picks in the World of Luxury October 2019

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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. Personally, if schedules and money were no object, and we could do anything we like, here are our top picks for the best luxury events and experiences in October 2019.

our top 10 picks in the world of luxury events for October 2019

It’s hard to narrow the list down to just the top 10 picks in the world of luxury in October, but here goes.

we want to see

1.

The museum exhibit that is already the talk of Paris is the upcoming Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Louvre. It’s a decade-in-the-making blockbuster, and the most significant exhibition in this 500th-anniversary year of the artist’s death. The Louvre houses nearly a third of Leonardo’s surviving artwork, including the “Mona Lisa,” and reservations are a must – Opening October 24, 2019

Top picks in the world of luxury for October 2019: the Louvre Museum in Paris hosts a blockbuster Da Vinci exhibit. Courtesy Photo.

2.

Late collector and philanthropist Linda Pace dreamed of establishing a contemporary arts center in her hometown, San Antonio, Texas. This month, the long-awaited Ruby City, a stunning red art complex designed by Sir David Adjaye, opens to the public – October 13, 2019

Ruby City in San Antonio, Texas. Photo Credit: Architectural Digest.

3.

Based loosely on the New York Times column of the same name, the premise of Amazon Prime Video’s Modern Love is simple. In each episode we follow a contemporary couple as they struggle with relationship highs and lows – Premiering October 18, 2019

 

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Frieze London and Frieze Masters return to Regent’s Park in London, featuring six millennia of art from around the world. And everybody will be there – October 3 – 6, 2019

top picks in luxury October
Our top picks in luxury in October 2019: Frieze London and Frieze Masters are in Regent’s Park the first week of October 2019. Courtesy Photo.

we want to read

5.

There are a lot of great new books being published this month. If we had to choose one, though, it would be this one.

That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug by Emily Flake. The New Yorker humorist has written a witty and oddly enlightening book of illustrations, observations, and advice that embraces the inescapable awkwardness of two human beings attempting to make physical contact with each other – Publication Date: October 15, 2019

we want to hear

6.

Every autumn in Brittany, period instruments played by great artists can be heard in beautiful surroundings. The Lanvellec and Trégor Festival lets listeners discover and explore ancient music and its greatest composers in a splendid setting: each concert is given in a church, chapel, cathedral or theater with outstanding acoustics. – Oct 4 – 20

we want to check out

7.

One the best events in professional sports every October in the US is the Major League Baseball playoffs; they culminate in the World Series toward the end of the month. Go, Yankees! – October 1 – 30

8.

On our list of top picks in the world of luxury this October is what’s very likely the biggest event of the fall arts season: the reopening of the Museum of Modern Art. After a summer-long renovation, the MoMA throws open its doors. On view will be solo presentations from Betye Saar, Pope.L  and Haegue Yang. As well as a survey of Latin American art recently gifted to the museum by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.  We can’t wait to check it out – and then have a bite at one of our favorite restaurants in a museum, The Modern – October 21

Top picks in the world of luxury for October 2019: the MoMA in New York reopens after a summer-long renovation. Courtesy Photo.

we want to check into

9.

The new hotel located in Florence’s Centro Storico neighborhood in a 19th-century property known locally as “Palazzo Degli Angeli.” The 38-room boutique Hotel Calimala was designed by architect and interior designer Alex Meitlis. It features original distressed-stone walls, custom-made furniture, exclusive artwork, tri-colored terrazzo bathrooms. And several statement pieces by artist and designer Ivo Bisignano.

The best new luxury hotel openings in October 2019: the Hotel Calimala in Florence, Italy. Photo Credit: Wallpaper Magazine.

we want a taste of

10.

With over 500 participants from 60 countries, including over 200 renowned chefs and pastry chefs, the Salon du Chocolat is a must-attend event for chocolate lovers.  This year marks the event’s 25th year – October 30 – November 3

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Top picks in the world of luxury in October 2019: the Salon du Chocolat in Paris. Courtesy Photo.

top picks in the world of luxury events for month year

Wow – what a month it could be! Those are our top picks in the world of luxury events and experiences in October 2019. What’s your top pick for the month? Whatever you decide to do, have fun out there.

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