Luxe Scene Calendar for the Week of March 1, 2009

Here is a running calendar of some of the events that should be in every jetsetter, socialite’s filofax. March is a busy month and this is just some of what’s going on in the luxe world.

Mar. 3, 2009

Location: London
Luxury Event: Bordeaux Tasting @ The Andaz Hotel
Know: The event is from 7 to 9pm where some of the greatest Bordeaux on the market will be put out. Bordeaux is one of the biggest regions in the world for wine production, ranging from large quantities of everyday table wine, to some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world. Taste modern reds through to the classic and admired Châteaux. The tasting will take place in the Studio Room of the Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street. The Andaz Hotel has recently been revamped with contemporary interiors. The building dates back to 1884 but, once inside, the hotel is very much in the 21st century with five restaurants, four bars and more than 200 rooms.

Mar. 4, 2009
Location: New York
Luxury Event: The Armory Show
Know: This event is one of the most prestigious international art fairs. The Armory Show is always filled with the best of the best of the art world.

Mar. 5, 2009
Location: Warwickshire
Luxury Event: Jaquar 2009 Track Experience Day
Know: AT the Gaydon Proving Ground from 1:30 to 5:30pm. Jaguar will mark the launch of their new generation Jaguar XK and XF and their technologically advanced range of petrol and diesel engines. Jaguar’s pro-driving team will accompany a variety of high speed track activities. The 150mph event experience will illustrate mid-range acceleration, chassis performance, adaptive dynamics and engine performance. Pro-drivers will guide on a course of slaloms, lane changes and brake/avoidance elements.

Location: Dubai
Luxury Event: 7’s Rugby World Cup
Know: The Sevens will feature a permanent grandstand with 4,000 seats and temporary stands erected around this permanent structure to cater for over 40,000 people.

Mar. 6, 2009
Location: Buenos Aires
Luxury Event: Buenos Aires Moda
Know: The biannual fashion show, which takes place at the Centro Costa Salguero. Commercial brands and designer labels will take to the catwalk, and the event is strictly invitation-only.

Location: Shanghai
Luxury Event: Shanghai Literary Festival
Know: The festival brings together recognized literary luminaries and hot new rising stars for a series of thought-provoking discussions on a wide range of topics. The event will pique interests of readers and authors alike. LitFest audiences will hear from two Man Booker Prize winners: current holder Alan Hollinghurst who wrote, The Line of Beauty and the 1982 winner, Schindler’s Ark.   

Mar. 7, 2009
Location: Melbourne
Luxury Event: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Know: There will be over 250 events including demonstrations from world renowned international chefs and winemakers.

Location: San Francisco
Luxury Event: Fammy Awards: Every Angel
Know: From 6:30 to 11pm the Jewish Family and Children’s Services will be at the Ritz-Carlton to honor those who exemplify the spirit of Jewish Family and Children’s Services organization. The 25th annual black-tie gala will feature cocktails, dinner, and dancing to the sounds of Pamela Rose and Sidepocket, also, a silent auction, and the FAMMY Awards presentation.

Mar. 8, 2009
Location: Melboure
Luxury Event: Future Music Festival
Know: From 2 to 10pm @ the Nursery Flemington Racecourse. The Future Music Festival will feature an electronic celebration of supersonic music. The Festival will have live, big act events like Basement Jaxx. Plus,  NERD featuring Pharrell Williams who is a Miamian and personal friend.