Many elite travelers have the ultimate trifecta of destinations marked on their travel calendars. New York, Paris and London are synonymous with style, fashion and luxury and you have likely visited these destinations more than once.
With the advent of 2023, we have put together some unique events earmarked for these urban chic centers that just might be of interest to you.
New York City
There is so much to see and do in the city that never sleeps. Here are some happenings in which you might be interested:
The Orchid Show
Each spring, the New York Botanical Garden hosts an orchid show bursting with color. This amazing visual experience is held in the picturesque Victorian-style Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Since 2002, famous Belgian florist Daniel Ost has been creating his “living sculptures” for the show. Each sculpture displays the large multi-color diversity of these tropical flowers while highlighting individual orchids. In the evenings a stroll through the show is accompanied by live music and performances, creating a unique and spectacular atmosphere. Dancers add some motion to the displays. Curated music by internationally renowned DJ X-RAY, is another vibrant touch. His sets were created specifically for the show. Conservatory Plaza fire pits offer cocktails and warm drinks to socialize, meet friends and have a good time. The show begins in late February and runs to the end of April.
New York International Children’s Film Festival
If you are traveling to New York with your children, here is one event in which you will definitely be interested. The International Children's Film Festival in New York was founded in 1997 to support the creation and dissemination of thoughtful, provocative and intelligent films for children and adolescents from three to 18 years old and it's the biggest film event involving them in North America. It encourages active and demanding vision, and stimulates debate among viewers, families and the film community. Presented over four weekends at major venues throughout the city, the festival showcases about 100 short and feature films, filmmaker Q&As, retrospective programs, parties, premieres, and industry forums. As an Academy Award-qualifying festival in the Best Live Action and Animated Short Film categories, the festival attracts a prestigious jury: esteemed directors, actors, studio executives and industry leaders. The festival takes place from March 3-19, 2023.
New York International Motor Show
This show introduces you to the latest automotive trends and offers an incredible collection of cutting-edge design and extraordinary innovation. More than four floors of exhibitions by car manufacturers from around the world. They have all the latest models and the most futuristic concept cars. About 1,000 cars and trucks can be seen in North America's first and largest car showroom. This motor show had its beginnings in 1900. The show runs from April 7-16.
Happy New Year at Townhouse Anastasia, NYC
You could throw an amazing New Year’s Eve party at this luxury vacation residence in New York City! Townhouse Anastasia is an extraordinary home in the heart of Tribeca in the immediate area of some of Manhattan's most prestigious fine dining and retail establishments. Presenting the pinnacle of high fashion refinement, exquisite furnishings blend imperceptibly with the most unique, contemporary artwork. Comfortably secluded from the living area, the home's four bedrooms, which can accommodate up to eight guests, are found up a glass-enclosed staircase with an LED-lit recessed handrail. Amenities include an indoor pool, sauna, wine cellar, gym, cinema room and library. Townhouse Anastasia is lauded as one of New York's finest properties.
Good, old foggy London town is replete with things to see and do all times of year. Here are some of them:
BBC Earth Experience
This unique and captivating experience will provide you with an unforgettable journey through the natural world to explore the extraordinary diversity of our seven unique continents on the most epic scale. Lose yourself in a forest full of fireflies, discover a colorful carpet of starfish and find yourself witness to a four-tonne elephant seal fight. Featuring bespoke narration from David Attenborough, the BBC Earth Experience showcases breath-taking footage and music from the BBC Studios Natural History Unit television series Seven Worlds, One Planet, projected on multiple multi-angle screens using the very latest digital screen technology. A truly transformative audio visual experience where you will feel like you’ve stepped into the natural world, right in the heart of London. This is an ideal activity for the entire family. The show opens on March 30, 2023 and takes place at The Daikin Centre – a new purpose built and demountable venue in Earl’s Court.
This festival, running from January 24 to March 19, 2023, is the UK’s hottest festival of live performances of theater, comedy, cabaret, immersive and VR experiences. It’s full of family fun, late night parties and more. Set in bespoke venues across the heart of Waterloo, Vault Festival bursts to life for eight glorious weeks of joyous creativity; adding vibrant color to the otherwise dreary deep winter months. The festival prides itself on being the most accessible, sustainable, affordable, and welcoming performance festival in the country.
Crown to Couture
From the glittering world of the Georgian court to the high glamor of the modern-day red carpet, this exhibition at Kensington Palace will see dazzling contemporary couture worn by celebrities including Lizzo and Lady Gaga, displayed alongside beautiful historic costumes. One of the largest exhibitions ever staged at Kensington Palace, with more than 200 stunning objects filling the palace’s spectacular historic State Apartments, this major exhibition tells the story of how the rules and politics of dress at court have influenced modern-day couture fashion. The exhibit runs from April 4 to October 19, 2023.
Ring in 2023 at London’s Penthouse William
Penthouse William is an exceptionally lavish residence in London’s prestigious St. James’ neighborhood. Coveted urban views include Buckingham Palace, the Shard, the London Eye, Green Park, the Palace of Westminster, and Big Ben. In a district renowned for sartorial excellence, fashionistas and aesthetes will be totally at home in this dazzling residence. Five beautifully-appointed bedrooms can accommodate up to 10 guests who will delight in amenities such as a gym, massage room, cinema room, bar, and library. Watch the fireworks from the terrace with magnificent views of London’s most revered landmarks. As with all LVH homes, you will receive full services and support during your stay.
The City of Light is known for being one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Paris is brimming with history, culture and sophistication. Here are some events you may wish to consider on your travels:
Taste of Paris
The Grand Palais will be turned into a showcase for the best restaurants and artisan food producers during four days of gourmet food tastings, cooking shows, and meet-and-greets with the top chefs of France. Sample signature dishes in taster-size portions, served by young, emerging chefs as well as Michelin-starred chefs at pop-up restaurants under the iconic glass dome of the Grand Palais. World-renowned chefs like Anne-Sophie Pic, Cristophe Michalak, Bruno Doucet, Frederic Anton, Gregory Marchand, and Kei Kobayashi will be on hand at the Theatre des Chefs to deliver masterclasses and special workshops. Taste of Paris also features 100 artisan food and wine producers along with the very popular Laurent-Perrier champagne bar where glasses of bubbly will be poured all day long. Takes place from May 11-14.
Nuit des Musées
Art lovers unite! Two million visitors, 1,200 museums and 3,000 events make this night at the museums a sensational success across Europe. During one night in May, Paris museums fling open their doors for a free late-night experience. Paris Museum Night is held on the third Saturday in May (May 14 in 2023) – a wonderful time to stay up and catch some art action. The idea started in Berlin in 1997; in Paris former mayor Bertrand Delanoe grabbed the idea and made it even bigger with guided tours, workshops, screenings, tastings, and live entertainment.
Yoga Festival Paris
The Yoga Festival Paris is an annual event and one of the biggest of its kind in France. For four days, you will be able to meet experts in yoga, Ayurveda, and similar disciplines. Ninety yoga classes will be offered in three studios. Also on the agenda are conferences focusing on self-care and nutrition. There are also healing workshops and master yoga classes. This is an ideal festival to take in if you are on a wellness getaway. Happens from May 18-21, 2023 at the Parc Floral de Paris.
LVH can get you wherever you wish to go to experience unique and enjoyable events, whatever your likes may be. We invite you to reach out to one of our client relations team members who will get the wheels in motion for you to experience some of the best offerings in three of the world’s foremost cities – New York, London and Paris. We invite you to reach out to one of our client relations team members who will begin planning your customized trip. Make some cherished memories in 2023 with LVH!