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Calendar 2017–2018

Apr. 21

Reopening of Cretan Malia Park

Behold the transformation of this island sanctum, seen in the fusing of Greek chic with Scandinavian hygge congeniality. Stay in any of the 204 accommodations, matched by a pool/bar area and sumptuous authentic Cretan cuisine – just for starters.

Apr. 27

The Field Revisited Opens

This tribute to the original The Field, a pioneering 1968 exhibition of geometric work at the National Gallery of Victoria, brings together many of those pieces and looks at how the show changed art in Australia and beyond. Until 26 August.

May. 09

London Craft Week Begins

Every year exceptional craftsmanship is on display, plus there is a chance to explore workshops, galleries, and shops. Discover established names and rising stars in the craft world. Until 13 May.

May. 11

Historic Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Automobile Club hosts the 11th edition of the prestigious race, placing drivers in various historic vehicles for a spectacle unmissable for motor-sports fans. Until 13 May.

May. 12

Rolex Daytona Watches Up for Grabs

Curated by so-called Mr Daytona, author Pucci Papaleo, the “finest examples” of the highly collectable Rolex Daytona go under the hammer at Hotel La Reserve. Ends 13 May.

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On the Pulse

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.

The first branch of Sushi Saito outside Japan just opened on the top floor of the Four Seasons Hong Kong, offering an authentic Edomae sushi experience and stunning views of the city skyline.

Audemars Piguet has just opened its first AP House, in Hong Kong – a contemporary private apartment space designed as an authentic home away from home for lovers of the watchmaker.

By Avril Groom

Ahead of International Women’s Day, Prada’s Miu Miu collection at Paris Fashion Week recalled a time when females had fewer choices. PVC trenches, sheath dresses, mohair sweaters, bobby socks and beehives had a late-1950s vibe.

By Avril Groom

Sonia Rykiel’s artistic director Julie de Libran put on a show of rebellious late-1960s spirit at Paris Fashion Week. Knit stripes and checks, cord trouser suits, and more, were backed by Bananarama live.

Named for one of F1's greats, the McLaren Senna - limited to 500 hand-assembled cars - will be on display at the Geneva International Motor Show next week.

Offering limited-edition collections, IWC Schaffhausen’s debut Australian boutique, decked out in classy dark wood, takes residence on Melbourne’s coveted 360 Collins Street.

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SIHH 2018

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