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By Avril Groom

The V&A’s exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up elucidates the life of the fabled Mexican artist through personal items such as medical corsets, photographs, jewellery and distinctive clothes, all shown outside Mexico for the first time.

With a living area reflecting the interior of a traditional manor house, the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire’s redesigned Royal Suite evokes the past but is forward-thinking too in its use of swish lanterns and a marble bathroom.

In a revamped space on The Mandarin Oriental, Munich’s rooftop, take in panoramic views of the dome-dotted city while feasting on Asian, Latin American and Mediterranean fare – then jump in the heated pool.

Image: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

By Avril Groom

Richard Mille’s first in-house automatic women’s tourbillon, the 71-01 Automatic Talisman, was revealed in Paris. The Cécile Guenat-designed timepieces feature fine strips of hardstone, enamel and diamonds on gold.

Image: Philippe Louzon

Up-and-coming “culinary artist” Adam Handling will be executive chef at Belmond Cadogan Hotel London, which opens this year. Expect British fare with a difference prepared in an open kitchen.

Panerai’s first Australian boutique – a joint venture with retailer Kennedy – is an engraved-oak and burnished-brass space in Melbourne, designed by Patricia Urquiola and showcasing the marque’s array of sublime novelties.

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.