Slip into September, one of our favorite shoulder season months at Life of Riley. There’s a certain sophistication about September that makes us swoon, and it’s when the luxury event calendar truly starts to take lift-off. The Mediterranean yacht season is coming to a close, but not without a showy sailing event on the regal shores of Monaco. Even beyond the allure of superyachts, we have a wealth of fashion wonders, classy cars, and glitzy golf tournaments to keep you feeling seasonally fine come September. Take a look at our roundup of sublime events to keep you sane…
Tea on the lawn, purring Ferrari’s and dazzling palaces –the Salon Prive is a perfect example of how monumental September can be. The birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, the 18th century Blenheim Palace sets the scene for a rare display of classic cars and bikes at the Concours d’Elegance. But beyond the flashy fun of the fast and the furious, ladies day brings all the fashionista’s out to play, and the Bentley Masters celebrates the best in British automobile history. While car lovers can coo over the sheer elegance of prestige and performance, non-car lovers will also adore the pop of a champagne lobster lunch and the opportunity to visit the Baroque beauty of Blenheim.
NY Fashion Week
The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, The Empire State, and of course – one of the fashion capitals of the world. New York Fashion Week is one of the most lauded events on the hot and happening calendar. Be sure to pack your best glad rags for a week of catwalk parades from the world’s most exclusive designers, behind the scenes interviews and showcases, and inspiring talks about the future of fashion and sustainability. NYFW isn’t a place to scrimp, go at it full swagger by booking a VIP package experience. We are talking hip after-show party hotels, exclusive dining, and unrivaled access to the hottest shows.
Fancy your golf with a dollop of glamor? Golf isn’t just a game for dads anymore, its all about cool competitions, gorgeous greens, and legendary contenders teeing off in style. September sees the PGA come to the wonderful course of Wentworth and you can up the ante with a VIP experience. Don your VIP lanyard and hit those champagne tents, feast on three-course lunches, and leave some room for a quintessential afternoon tea. In-between all the Moet guzzling and scone munching, there will be some time for watching the likes of Lowry and Fleetwood knock it out of the park.
Superyachts, sass, and French je ne sais quoi. Is it any wonder that the Monaco Yacht Show is the ultimate event on the high-class calendar. Whether you want to go and mingle with Russian millionaires or if you want to window shop for your next mega yacht (let’s get one with a helicopter pad this time shall we?), the Monaco Yacht Show is a fabulous frenzy of stunning sails, champagne, and socializing. It’s also one of the best events for getting invited to a wealth of yacht parties so be sure to pack your little black book. Did we also mention it takes place in Monaco? In-between admiring the hottest tenders and yacht toys, you can bask in Casino Royale vibes.
Exchange niceties with Nicole Kidman, roll your eyes with Reese Witherspoon, and ease into light conversation with Elizabeth Moss – that’s right, its time for the annual Emmy Awards. The hottest award ceremony in television, the Emmy’s are your chance to get up close and personal with the biggest names in TV history. We have truly entered the golden era of television and the Emmy’s invite you to witness first-hand which shows are striking home runs and which are relegated to the bench. Don your finest gown, witness the drama first hand, and for those who are still a little sore about the ending of Game of Thrones, keep one eye peeled for Benioff and Weiss.