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Calendar 2017

Sep. 22

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light Begins

The event’s second annual iteration kicks off its celebration of Central Australian Aboriginal art in the Northern Territory’s Alice Springs. Until 1 October.

Sep. 22

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa Grand Opening

The museum – the biggest in Africa for more than 100 years, and the only one on the continent dedicated entirely to contemporary work – will collect and exhibit 21st-century African art. The Silo hotel – already open – sits in the upper floors.

Sep. 25

Ruinart Hub @ Rosewood London Opens

Ruinart’s collection of contemporary art commissions at the Rosewood London, in conjunction with food and champagne experiences, opens as part of its sponsorship of Frieze London. Until 25 November.

Sep. 26

Régates Royales Sets Sail

There is hardly an event which displays such a variety of classic yachts. The revered Régates closes an already prestigious racing calendar with competitive action across Cannes bay’s azure waters. Until 30 September.

Sep. 26

Paris Fashion Week Begins

Get a head start on the season’s emergent looks: the runways of the French capital always throw up some curveballs. Until 3 October.

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Crafting Excellence

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On the Pulse

By Avril Groom

In the spacious, minimalist new Bond Street Emporio Armani store now - a pinstripe bomber, a winged bag and cut-out lace-ups designed by the winners of a competition with British fashion students.

By Avril Groom

The future's orange, or any other bright shade, according to London's optimistic young hopefuls. Shrimps’ amped-up pastels, presented at LFW last week, were girly but not saccharine

By Elisa Vallata

Boodles presented a new diamond-encrusted timepiece, the Raindance Watch, at the V&A Museum. The precious and feminine piece celebrates the jeweller’s iconic range of the same name launched in 1990.

By Avril Groom

At this year’s Paris Biennale, Glenn Spiro showcases his use of 3000-year-old Chinese gold leaf tissue on this cuff, creating something both original and contemporary.

By Matt Willis

One of the 500 limited edition Bugatti Chirons, driven by Juan Pablo Montoya, broke a world record, accelerating to 400km/h then back to 0km/h in just 41.96s.

By Farhad Heydari

At a ceremony in Las Vegas, Crystal Cruises christened its latest air cruise vessel, Crystal Skye, a lavishly outfitted Boeing 777-200LR with just 88 flatbed seats; now the largest privately owned tour jet in the world.

By Matt Willis

The new Four Seasons Megève is now accepting bookings for the 2017/18 ski season. This modern interpretation of a traditional ski village is situated above 136 prepared ski trails on Mont d’Arbois in the French Alps.

By John Maher

The 119-key Bulgari Hotel Beijing, nestled in the city’s Embassy District and set to open in September, exudes sophistication via its own ballroom and sculpted gardens leading down to the river.

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