Your travel wish list

For an amazing year of possibilities, we’ve got 2019 all planned out. Our hand-picked array of month-by-month diary dates includes major sporting tournaments, leading art fairs and highlights of the social season.

 
 

January

Paris

Maison & Objet Paris

The iconic design expo returns to Paris for the freshest instalment of Maison & Objet, a prestigious assembly of the biggest names in interiors. Corralling the hottest trends in home décor and the most coveted objets d’art, expect an inspired kaleidoscope of products and ideas from international influencers, including Designer of the Year Sebastian Herkner.

January 18 – 22, 2019

Exhibition Centre Paris Nord Villepinte, ZAC Paris Nord 2, 93420 Villepinte
www.maison-objet.com

February

Los Angeles

The Oscars

The ubiquitous red carpet rolls out for the film industry’s most illustrious annual event: The Academy Awards. Expect glitter, glamour and the dazzling strobe of paparazzi as the biggest names in Hollywood gather at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre. Those unable to attend the main event can still experience the excitement and allure of this iconic venue at a behind-the-scenes tour or movie screening.

February 24, 2019

Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
oscar.go.com
+1 32330 86300

March

Rome

Carnevale di Roma

Rome’s nod to Mardi Gras, Carnevale erupts with a full-bodied cascade of magicians, masquerades, performers, parades and parties, with events springing up all over the Italian capital. The city’s main piazzas are where to find most of the action—look out for fireworks and live music throughout the carnival’s run.

February 29 – March 5, 2019

Various locations around Rome

April

Milan

Salone del Mobile

Italy lays claim to impeccable taste in interiors, and nowhere is this more articulately represented than at Salone del Mobile. Founded in 1961 to promote Italian furniture and homewares, the expo features more than 2,000 exhibitors showcasing innovative, thought-provoking and stylish designs from Italy and beyond.

April 9 – 14, 2019

Fiera Milano, Strada Statale Sempione 28, 20017 Rho MI
www.salonemilano.it
+39 0272 5941

May

Ascot

Royal Windsor horse show

Equestrians and enthusiasts alike converge on the exclusive grounds of Windsor Castle in May to attend the celebrated Royal Windsor Horse Show. The five-day event features smartly executed show jumping and immaculate dressage alongside one of the UK’s most important driving events, the Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix.

May 8 – 12, 2019

Windsor Castle, Windsor, SL4 1NJ
www.rwhs.co.uk
+44 01753 847900

June

Ascot

Royal Ascot

An annual highlight of the international racing calendar and the British social scene, Royal Ascot attracts the world’s finest jockeys and racehorses to compete for a staggering multi-million-pound prize. Join glamorous spectators to sip Champagne from deluxe enclosures and cheer the 18 hotly-contested Group races as they gallop across the event’s five days.

June 18 – 22, 2019

Ascot Racecourse, High St, Ascot, SL5 7JX
www.ascot.co.uk
+44 03443 463000

July

London

Wimbledon Championships

An unmissable fixture of the London summer season—best enjoyed with a glass of Pimm’s and some fresh strawberries and cream—Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Watch the biggest names in the sport step up to the grass courts for the chance to win the iconic Wimbledon titles.

July 1 – 14, 2019

The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Church Road, London, SW19 5AE
www.wimbledon.com
+44 0208 023 5265

August

London

BBC Proms

The world’s greatest classical music festival delivers to London its usual dazzling array of international talent. From big name performers to the extraordinary rising stars of the Young Musician prom, from concerts showcasing New York disco funk to UK folk and global fusion, there’s something to inspire all tastes.

July 19 – September 14, 2019

Royal Albert Hall and various locations around London
www.bbc.co.uk/proms

September

Milan

Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d’Italia

One weekend a year, Monza Park near Lake Como explodes with a heart-racing cacophony of keening engines and wildly cheering Grand Prix enthusiasts as the world’s fastest sportscars rev around the track at lightning speed. When all the adrenalin gets a bit too much, stop off for a breather—and a refreshment—at one of the F1’s Paddock Clubs, to experience prime hospitality without missing any of the action.

September 5 – 8, 2019

Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Via Vedano, 5, 20900 Monza
www.formula1.com
+37 7932 54778

October

Paris

FIAC! International contemporary art fair

An illustrious ‘who’s who’ of the art industry, FIAC! International Art Fair is a busy hive of contemporary art in its many forms. Drawing together both established and lesser-known galleries, each championing creative talent from across the globe beneath the graceful glass domes of the Grand Palais, it’s a seasonal highlight well worth attending.

October 17 – 20, 2019

Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
www.fiac.com

November

Rome

Rome jazz festival

Listen closely this autumn and you’ll hear the unmistakeable sounds of jazz drifting from clubs and venues all across the city. The Rome Jazz Festival is an almost month-long celebration of all things jazz, which has charmed its way into the diaries of locals and jazz-lovers alike during its more than 40-year history, thanks to stellar programmes that have included the likes of Ray Charles and Miles Davis.

November 2019

Various locations around Rome
www.romajazzfestival.it
+39 06693 45132

December

Los Angeles

Academy museum of motion pictures

A spectacular Renzo Piano-designed homage to the silver screen, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is scheduled to open its doors in December. Film buffs who can clock a Kubrick from a Kramer can admire Hollywood’s most treasured relics—Dorothy’s red slippers included—with the Oscars Experience an apt nod to sheer star-studded glamour.

December 2019

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
www.academymuseum.org
+1 310 247 3000