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Calendar 2017–2018

May. 21

Roland-Garros in Service

The clay court French Open, named after a famous aviator, will see the best of the tennis world compete for the second of four annual Grand Slams. Until 10 June.

May. 22

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The world-famous flower show returns to inspire and inform trends and practices in the world of horticulture. Until 26 May.

May. 24

Korea International Boat Show 2018

One of Asia’s major boat shows is back, with its impressive display of mid-size vessels again a particular highlight. Until 27 May.

May. 25

Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

The iconic Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como again plays host to a collection of around 50 historic cars and motorcycles built between the 1920s and 1980s. Until 27 May.

May. 25

Vivid Sydney Lights Up

At the largest festival of light, colour and music in the world, see the famous Opera House and surrounding area lit up by visual wonders. Until 16 June.

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Crafting Excellence

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On the Pulse

Pragnell marks the opening of its Mount Street, London store by hosting the Patek Philippe Exhibition Collection, featuring almost 100 of the watchmaker’s distinguished timepieces. From 5 to 9 June.

Shielded from the outside world on a pristine beachfront, the recently opened Principote Panormos Mykonos offers innovative food, refreshing cocktails and a beach club for a momentous summer escape.

Volcanic wines, New York’s dining revolution and handcrafted jewels showcasing nature’s beauty: all this and more in the 2018 Q1 edition of Centurion, now in the Magazine Archive.

A striking structure of two shimmering towers and connecting walkway, the Sybarite-designed SKP Xi’an department store will house more than 1,000 brands, including Gucci and Dior, when it opens later this month.

By Avril Groom

Beautiful bags from Liberty London’s latest collaborator Richard Quinn, arriving 9 July. The first recipient of the Queen’s award for emerging fashion-world talent, Quinn is a new star.

Perched above the world-famous Michigan Avenue, on the roof of The Peninsula Chicago, Z Bar opens in June, offering quirky cocktails, Asian-American nibbles and a sublime soundtrack to match.

By Avril Groom

Stunning jewellery going under the hammer at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva in May: three near-identical 1939 cuffs by Van Cleef & Arpels, and two articulated starfish pins exquisitely crafted by Réné Boivin.

By Avril Groom

Long-established Canadian jewellery brand Birks launches in Europe in May with an “accessible” range, Pétale, including gold vermeil, silver and diamonds. More pieces will follow.

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SIHH 2018