June is always a joy. It’s a sure-fire sign that summer has well and truly graced us, yet it comes without the sticky languid feeling that starts to creep in throughout July. June leaves us as fresh as a daisy, full of energy and ready for those long light nights. We dream of Pimm’s on the lawn, driving off into a pink-tinged sunset, art shows and parties that go on all night, and a sense of frolicking freedom that only June can bring. To celebrate a seamless slip into summer, we have rounded up the most joyous events to see us through June…
Veuve Clicquot Polo Exclusive Access
A champagne picnic and a polo match – never has there been a more exquisite pairing. The Veuve Clicquot Exclusive Access event is nothing short of summer in a bottle. Not only do you get to sprawl on the luscious lawn of Manhattan’s chic Liberty State Park, but you get to do it while nibbling on a gourmand picnic, sipping lashings of bubbles and soaking up the sublime vibes radiating from the Veuve Clicquot Rose Garden.
We aren’t going to pretend to understand the rules of polo, but what we do know is that the fast lane privileges to the ferry, the glut of glorious food trucks, and the open lounge seating provides the perfect backdrop to your first-class polo picnic.
India Motorcycle Tour
Time to channel your inner Dennis Hopper as you hit the open road with two wheels and a dream. The India Motorcycle Tour delivers an epic opportunity to purr across the wild, remote and unrefined terrain that hugs the Tibetan border in the beautiful Spiti Valley. We are talking soaring precipices that reach 10,000 ft, ancient monasteries carved into the cliffsides, and unfettered local connections with people you meet along the way.
The cold desert mountain terrain cracks open to reveal surreal vistas of moonlike lakes, the soaring peaks of the Himalayas, and sprawling scenic valleys. With very little traffic on the roads and only the clang of cowbells, wandering monks, and nothing but the haze of the never-ending road.
Anchored Unique Party Cruise
Ain’t no party like a Spanish cruise party. Gone are the days when cruises involved soggy pudding and old age pensioners out at sea as the Anchored Unique Party Cruise is about to showcase. Setting sail from party-centric Barcelona, get ready for a dream itinerary that blends hitting up the finest ports of call with endless dancing out in the middle of the deep blue sea.
We are talking DJ’s that turn tracks all night, thronging crowds throwing shapes on deck, drinks flowing generously, gorgeous beaches and coves for cool down dips, and the chance to hit the streets of Palma and Ibiza along the way. If this isn’t what encapsulates all those sultry June moods, we don’t know what will.
Connoisseurs of culture rejoice! June brings with it that time of year again when art lovers flock to the city of Basel in Switzerland to sip wine and admire the work of over 4000 creative types. Art Basel is without a doubt one of the most important events on the prestigious art calendar. Sculptures, installations, digital, film, video, photography and just about any medium you can imagine fills the halls of some of Switzerland’s most stunning gallery spaces.
Sign up for a VIP experience of the illustrious Art Basel and enjoy first-class connections with the who’s who of the art world. Basel in the summer is also a dream to behold – expect flourishing green, soft moods, and plenty of wine to sip and swirl as you gaze on the latest masterpiece.
Inca Festival of the Sun
While others may love June for the start of sunbathing season, we have an event that takes that idea and runs wild with it. If you want to welcome in the solstice in a way that makes pilgrimages to Stone Henge pale in comparison, then the Inca Festival of the Sun is just the ticket. For hundreds of years, the ancient Inca’s have been celebrating Inti Raymi with a series of singing, dancing, sacrificial rituals, and a blaze of bright and beautiful costumes against jaw-dropping backdrops.
From ancient archaeological sites in Lima to standing in the shrouded cloud city of Machu Picchu, and watching epic festivities in the soaring Andean town of Cusco – its time to welcome the winter solstice in, Life of Riley style.