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Art, autos and property: The events setting the agenda this Spring

Car trouble GENEVA | Geneva International Motor Show 7-17 March With the auto industry in a state of flux, there’s never been a more fascinating time to head to Geneva than 2019. As upstart brands continue to challenge traditional marques, this year’s show promises to be an eye-opener as an increasingly crowded market readjusts to attract buyers during a period …

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Victor Collects Latest Tech Track 100 Award

The team blogged a few weeks back to confirm Victor’s fourth consecutive year in the Hiscox Sunday Times Tech Track 100. I’d like to personally follow-up on that after an amazing dinner last night to officially collect our award. The Tech Track 100 is a powerful barometer of the UK’s most dynamic private tech companies and I am again humbled …

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Dates for your diary: September (Part 2)

Part two of this month’s picks from the global event calendar FRANCE | The Evian Championship 13–16 September This golf tournament began life as the Evian Masters in 1994, when Helen Alfredsson took home £232,500 for her winning performance – the second-highest prize on the Ladies’ European Tour. Today, the century-old course is the perfect stage for the leading showcase …

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Invest in the best this autumn

Live like a Greek god with legendary hospitality at Amanzoe Luux Retreats x Victor Wellness Week 5–10 October 2018 Victor has teamed up with premium lifestyle service Luux Retreats to create the ultimate autumn fitness and wellbeing experience at the spectacular Amanzoe in Porto Heli, Greece. One of the standout properties in the Aman portfolio, the Amanzoe is a Greek …

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Dates for your diary: September (Part 1)

Get back into the social swing of things with Victor’s global event calendar ARGENTINA | Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires 6–12 September A reflection of the Argentine capital’s thriving cultural scene, the week brings together an assortment of neighbourhood partners, professional collaborations, projects and exchanges. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the highlights include the ‘Hopscotch (Rayuela)’, a citywide exhibition featuring newly …

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Dates for your diary: August (Part 2)

Make the most of high summer with Victor’s picks for August MALDIVES | Sushi Gyoten Residency 18–29 August Sushi aficionados (or should that be a-fish-ionados?) who want to skip the six-month waitlist at Kenji Gyoten’s eponymous restaurant in Fukuoka should head to Soneva Fushi’s So Hands On for this two-week residency instead. As the youngest Michelin-starred chef in Japan (with …

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: AUGUST (PART 1)

Make the most of high summer with Victor’s pick of August’s events MONACO | Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival Until 18 August From Tom Jones to Grace Jones, some of the world’s most acclaimed performers descend on the Principality for the annual Sporting Summer Festival. Contemporary artists like Rita Ora are also in attendance, and anyone wishing for high-wire acts will …

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: JULY (PART 2)

The second instalment of Victor’s best-of global event round-up this month UK | The Rembrandt Exhibition 7 July–14 October This blockbuster show traces the impact the Dutch master has had on British painters, from William Hogarth right up to Frank Auerbach and the present day. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival, it’s also a chance to drop in on the Fringe …

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Water palaver!

Riviera Water Bike Challenge 2018 Last Sunday 17th June saw Victor return to the Monaco harbourside for the second annual Riviera Water Bike Challenge. Victor shareholder George Ortiz was joined by Arne Graee, lion whisperer Kevin Richardson and French track and field athlete Muriel Hurtis-Houairi, who put their pedal-power to the test against 21 other teams. Held in aid of …

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Finding Mimo

Spain by the specialists Victor has teamed up with local food specialist Mimo for an exclusive tour of Spain’s famous culinary regions by private jet. Get to know a culture through its food and drink, and meet the people who put the passion into the places you’ll visit and the produce you’ll eat. First availability starts on the weekend of …