Banish the blues with Victor’s perfect picks for what to do and where to go this winter..
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM DAVOS | Global Gathering
Billed as the “summit of summits”, the 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is coming together at the start of the year to tackle a wide range of issues both political and social. In recognition of an increasingly polarised global climate, this year’s theme of “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World” aims to redress the balance upended by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
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VIENNA BALL | Let the Waltz begin
For one night only, the auditorium of the Wiener Staatsoper transforms into the ultimate ballroom and its orchestra joins forces with the Vienna State Ballet to provide the evening’s entertainment. Amid fine food and flowing champagne (plus some 170 floral bouquets and 480 floral arrangements), 5,000 guests don tailcoats and tiaras to dance and dine the night away.
LONGINGES MASTERS OF HONG KONG | Horsing Around
One of the world’s most prestigious indoor showjumping events, the sixth edition of the Longines Masters Series’ Asian leg promises social as well as sporting prowess. Taking place alongside Asia Horse Week, on a mission “to develop the silk-road between the growing Asian equestrian market and the rest of the world”, the Masters also provides the perfect opportunity to party amid the thundering of hooves.
TEFAF MAASTRICHT | Hanging Around
Boasting a solid reputation as the best repository of art and antiques this side of the Atlantic, The European Fine Art Fair’s loan-exhibition centrepiece for 2018 is Amsterdam Museum’s restored ‘The Headmen of the Longbow Civic Guard House’ by Bartolomeus van der Helst. Owing to the fair’s location, travelling by PJ is still the best way to get there (and to transport any midsize finds).
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL MIAMI | Beat it
As the Q1 highlight of the electronic dance music (EDM) calendar, the biggest DJs on the planet descend on Florida for a weekend of music and meetings that set the tone (and the tune) for the rest of the year. Want to know the soundtrack of the summer before Ibiza is even on the horizon? You’ll hear it here first, so get ahead and get a tan while you’re at it.
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