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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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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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Filming the Personal Flying Experience

Behind the scenes with Victor The first in a new series of films created for Victor takes the form of a personal flying experience by cellist Manuela Albano. Its director Domenico Vitale describes it as: “Her own interpretation of the music. One shot that tracks her love for what she does. One reveal of the immensity of the world around her. The …

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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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4 reasons to choose Italy this summer

1. Portofino A firm favourite with Victor members, this Italian gem comes alive in summer – and easy access from Genoa Airport makes it perfect for a weekend getaway. 2. Venice Discover the peace and quiet of the Giudecca, marvel at the collection of the Guggenheim, and enjoy an evening Aperol Spritz (or two) at the legendary Harry’s Bar. 3. …

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Six months of work for five minutes of film

Discover 007 Elements with Victor SÖLDEN, AUSTRIA High up in the Austrian Tyrol, above the sleepy town of Sölden, sits a building that wouldn’t look out of place in a Bond film. And that’s because it was in a Bond film – starring as the Hoffler Klinik in Spectre, Daniel Craig’s most recent outing, where 007 enjoys one of the more …

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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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Fourth of July 2018

Independent spirit It may fall midweek this year but it’s still one of the biggest days in the US calendar – so why not make it an extra-long weekend with a little help from Victor? Check out our four favourite destinations for celebrating this year’s Independence Day below: Something blue HISTORIC NAVY PIER | CHICAGO One of Chicago’s premier entertainment centres …

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Let’s kick-start summer

Book now to secure your slot With summer on the way and landing slots to the world’s premier hot spots filling up fast, now’s the time to get your travel sorted. Start like you mean to go on with an early-season sojourn to the Med for the Monaco Grand Prix from 24 to 27 May: a traditional PJ hotspot, this …