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The Luxury Calendar: The Best Events in the World in February

the best in the world of luxury February 2020

The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Calendar is a curated list of the best luxury events in the world in February 2020. Whether your passion is travel; food and drink; planes, yachts and autos; fitness, wellness and sports; fashion and design; pop culture; or the arts, we’ve got you covered. Want to know what to do in February 2020 to have true luxury experiences all month long? Read on.

true luxury experiences in february 2020

The Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, Fashion Weeks in New York, Milan, London and Paris – it may be short, but February promises to be sweet. So far, we’ve shared some ideas about what to read this month. And even where to head for a quick weekend escape this month.

Now here’s our Dandelion Chandelier list of the best luxury events and true luxury experiences in February 2020. It’s our curated luxury calendar of what to do in February.

luxury calendar: best events in the world in february 2020

travel in february 2020

Looking to get away someplace warm this month? Check out the beachfront spots opening in February. There’s the newly refurbished Ritz-Carlton South Beach; the new InterContinental Phuket Resort; the Rosalie Bay Eco Resort in Dominica; and the new ME Dubai designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid.

luxury events calendar february

Me Dubai. Courtesy Photo.

Prefer snow sports and winter fun? The Shandaken Inn in the Catskills is now open and plus there are plenty of options for winter skiing still out there to be enjoyed. Pack your bags. February awaits.

food and drink in february 2020

Culinary aficionados and travelers, grab a fork. This month is jam-packed with options that will leave you feeling more than satisfied. Even though Valentine’s Day is drawing near, there’s a lot more on offer than just romantic dining destinations and chocolates.

luxury events calendar february

One of the best luxury events in February 2020: Marlborough Wine and Food Festival. Courtesy Photo.

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 Vegetarian Kitchen hits the shelves this month. Wash it all down with stops at the Bruges Beer Festival in Belgium or in Brooklyn during NYC Beer Week.

planes, yachts and autos in february 2020

The speed machines are going full throttle on land, sea and sky this month. You can enjoy vintage cars a-plenty with Rétromobile and the RM Sotheby’s Paris auction. Sotheby’s annual sale will include 1 of the 9 2015 Lamborghini Venenos produced – a very rare find we are told. Looking for something a bit more modern? Check out Rally Sweden which takes racers over the snow and ice and through the winding forests of Norway and Sweden.

luxury events calendar february

The best luxury calendar event in February 2020: Rally Sweden. Courtesy Photo.

There are also a number of glamorous boat shows in February, including the Miami International Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show. Look to the sky for Asia’s biggest aerospace event, the Singapore Airshow. Start those engines – it’s going to be a fantastic February.

fitness, wellness and sports in february 2020

February in the world of sports and fitness features plenty of action. Kicking off the month in sports is Super Bowl LIV at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium where the 49ers will face off against the Chiefs. Other big sporting events to watch this month include golf’s WGC-Mexico Championship; the 58th edition of the Fed Cup in women’s tennis; and the return of the annual NHL Stadium Series.

best fitness events

World Marathon Challenge. Courtesy Photo.

If you prefer getting in on the action yourself, the world of fitness and wellness this month sees festivals like the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival or for the more adventurous, the World Marathon Challenge where you can run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

fashion, art and design in february 2020

The mild-mannered month of February packs a punch every year, with plenty of grand and glamorous events to attend. Kicking off “fashion month” is New York Fashion Week, which features a brief yet promising schedule.

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Art Rotterdam. Courtesy Photo.

Rotterdam is the place to be for art shows. The city is hosting five this month, including Art Rotterdam. Meanwhile, Stockholm hosts its annual Design Week, showcasing the best in Scandinavian design. Lest we forget that the month of February means Valentines Day, Sotheby’s is hosting its annual Erotic sale. Closing out a dazzling month is the all-important Paris Fashion Week.

pop culture in february 2020

Awards season is in full swing this month with the BAFTA Awards and Academy Awards both taking place. There are also new films debuting, like The Invisible Man starring Elisabeth Moss; new TV shows, such as the eagerly awaited Hunters on Amazon; and the return of a reimagined West Side Story to Broadway.

luxury events calendar february

Dear Young Rocker Chelsea. Courtesy Photo.

Plus there’s also a slew of new podcasts to enjoy including Darknet Diaries about the deep, dark side of the web. If one thing is for sure – no one will be bored.

the arts in february 2020

There’s a celebratory mood in the world of performing and visual arts this month. The thrill of love and Valentine’s Day are feted in performances of Swan Lake by the New York City Ballet and Manon at the Opéra Bastille.

What to do in February

A great ballet performance: Swan Lake. Courtesy Photo.

Elsewhere, the New York Pops will pay tribute to female vocal icons who have transformed the world through song in I’m Every Woman: Divas on Stage. And not to be left out, a number of museums are celebrating the work of famous artists like Dorothea Lange and Peter Doig with in-depth retrospectives. What are you waiting for? It’s on.

what else is going on in february 2020?

On top of all of that, the 134th Groundhog Day is February 2. February 4th is World Cancer Day which aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness about cancer. On February 8th the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew opens its annual Orchid Show.

luxury events calendar february

Orchid Show. Courtesy Photo.

Valentine’s Day is the 14th and is followed by the stateside New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show on February 15th featuring the dazzling floral creations of Jeff Leatham, famed artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris and floral designer to the stars.

President’s Day in the U.S. is the 17th before the party season gets underway in Rio and NoLA. The Brazilian Carnival starts February 21st and ends with Ash Wednesday on February 26th. Mardi Gras falls on February 25th, and though the parades have already started, there will be plenty more throughout the entire month.

Last but not least, in Canada and America, it’s Black History Month, an annual remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.

what to do to have true luxury experiences in february 2020

That’s it. Our luxury calendar of the best luxury events and true luxury experiences in February 2020. What are you most excited about?

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see the full list of february 2020 events:

  • Travel
  • Food and Drink
  • Planes, Yachts and Autos
  • Fitness, Wellness and Sports
  • Fashion, Art and Design
  • Pop Culture
  • The Arts

Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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