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Calendar 2017

Aug. 20

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

A golf links is the setting – more accurately the astonishingly scenic 18th hole at California's Pebble Beach – but it’s all about the tyres not the tee-offs. The most elegant collector vehicles get recognition throughout the prestige, while the Concours has a noteworthy charitable cachet.

Aug. 21

St. Regis Astana Opens Its Doors

Ahead of the Expo 2017, the Kazakh metropolis celebrates the hotly awaited unveiling of this 120-key newcomer in the city’s Central Park, a sophisticated urban bolthole that comprises a cognac bar, wine vault and elegant all-day restaurant.

Aug. 23

Primavera 2017 – Young Australian Artists

Artists showcasing their talents through collage, video, photography, installation and more coalesce at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. The works question natural and human-made archives. Ends 19 November.

Aug. 24

The Hoxton Paris Opens

With four room categories – shoebox, cosy, roomy and biggy – the hotel looks to cater for everyone. Hoxton’s latest, and biggest, in an 18th-century townhouse, has 171 rooms, a classic French eatery, and a well-lit double-height lobby.

Aug. 30

Venice International Film Festival Opens

Alberto Barbera directs the 74th edition of the Venice International Film Festival, which celebrates the freedom of the myriad forms of international cinema. At Venice Lido until 9 September.

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On the Pulse

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.

Bespoke pens, custom glassworks and a one-off jukebox: all this and more in the 2017 Q2 edition of Centurion, now in the Magazine Archive.

By Elisa Vallata

A sneak peek at the jewellery shoot for the upcoming edition of Centurion magazine – with the objects of desire intriguingly nestled in a tiny house.

By Conrad Hotels & Resorts

Boasting supreme city views from the top floors of the Nakanoshima Festival West Tower, Conrad Osaka opened its doors last month. Featuring four restaurants and lounges, a Conrad Spa and beauty salon, and a heated indoor pool and health club.

Guntu, a floating hotel comprising 19 guest rooms, a beauty salon and a gym, will serve fresh local produce as it travels around Japan’s island-dotted and serene Setouchi inland sea from September.

By Avril Groom

Azzedine Alaïa’s first Paris haute couture show for six years was lit up by Naomi Campbell. The wizard of finely cut exotic skins was showcasing one-off pieces that will grow in value.

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