The Cool Girl’s Guide to 2024 | Savoir Flair

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The Cool Girl’s Guide to 2024
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by Savoir Flair 10-minute read January 31, 2024

Ready to jazz up your 2024 calendar? Imagine jet-setting for electrifying concerts, thrilling sports tournaments, chic hotel openings, and festivals where the vibe is as unstoppable as you.

Art & Design


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Luna Luna

All year round

Luna Luna reawakens as a fantastical journey into the world's first art amusement park, originally unveiled in Hamburg, Germany, 36 years ago. This whimsical park, featuring attractions designed by art luminaries, was once lost to history in Texas. Now, it's back, inviting you to experience the Keith Haring carousel, the Jean-Michel Basquiat Ferris wheel, and David Hockney's geometric forest pavilion, merging the thrill of amusement with the awe of art.

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Sikka Art and Design Festival

February 23 to March 3

The Sikka Art & Design Festival, taking place in Dubai's historic Al Fahidi neighborhood, brings together artists from across the GCC to envision the future through art. This immersive event transforms the district with installations, performances, and interactive sessions, offering a unique blend of traditional and contemporary art.

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Art Dubai

March 1 to March 3

Art Dubai serves as a vibrant hub for the global art scene, showcasing a diverse array of galleries from around the world. The event goes beyond displaying modern, digital, and contemporary art in stunning galleries; it also features highly anticipated collector talks, suggesting another star-studded lineup. Additionally, the Global Art Forum is set to be a melting pot of ideas, bringing together industry experts as in previous years, which included notable figures like Dr. Stephanie Rosenthal and Morina Al Qadiri.

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60th Biennale di Venezia

April 20 to November 24

The 60th Biennale di Venezia, curated by the esteemed Adriano Pedrosa, is presented under the theme "Foreigners Everywhere" in Venice. This edition focuses on artists who delve into the complexities of global movement, accentuating the narratives of individuals crossing borders as foreigners, immigrants, and refugees. The exhibition is poised to offer a deep exploration of themes like identity, belonging, and the artistic journey that bridges the Global South and North. It aims to capture the essence of our interconnected world, promising to be a significant event in the art calendar.

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WE Design Beirut

May 23 to May 26

WE Design Beirut is set to transform the Lebanese capital into a dynamic design hub. This multidisciplinary event celebrates creativity in various design fields through showcases, workshops, and talks. It features key exhibitions like We Empower and Metiers D’Art, which support and spotlight local artisans. Meanwhile, We Preserve and We Sustain concentrate on maintaining Beirut's design legacy and nurturing future talents. This makes WE Design Beirut a pivotal platform for both design innovation and cultural preservation.

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Art Basel

June 13 to June 16

Art Basel transforms the city into the epicenter of the art world, featuring a diverse collection from over 200 leading galleries and 4,000 artists globally. While it also holds editions in major hubs like Miami, Hong Kong, and Paris, the main event in Basel is divided into distinct sectors, each showcasing different aspects of art. The fair offers everything from outdoor installations in Basel's Old Town to avant-garde pieces challenging conventional exhibition norms. It's a celebration where both monumental works and emerging talents find their spotlight, creating a dynamic art week that encompasses the entire region.

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Frieze London

October 9 to 13

Frieze London stands out as a premier showcase of contemporary art, featuring an array of galleries from across the world. Renowned as a highlight in the international art calendar, this prominent art fair draws art enthusiasts, collectors, and professionals, all keen to discover the latest in contemporary art. The event, set against the picturesque backdrop of Regents Park, offers an engaging blend of art, performances, and installations, making it a must-visit destination for those passionate about the arts.

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Abu Dhabi Art Fair

November 20 to November 24

The Abu Dhabi Art Fair redefines the conventional art fair model by fostering extensive public engagement through year-round art installations, exhibitions, and discussions. Happening in November, this dynamic event not only provides galleries with a prestigious platform for sales but also presents their most ambitious works to a wider audience, underscoring the city's distinctive role in the global art scene.

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Hotel Openings


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The Tokyo EDITION, Ginza

Now Open

Now open in the heart of the city, The Tokyo EDITION, Ginza sets a new standard in luxury hospitality, offering a blend of modern elegance and traditional Japanese charm. This iconic hotel features 86 spacious rooms and suites spread across 14 floors, providing guests with a luxurious and comfortable stay. With innovative bar concepts, including Japan’s only punch-focused cocktail bar, and Ginza’s first natural wine bar, visitors can indulge in a unique culinary experience. The sleek interiors, adorned with bespoke furnishings and artworks, reflect a fusion of EDITION’s timeless designs with Japanese finesse. As a captivating landmark in Ginza, The Tokyo EDITION, Ginza, promises to redefine the hospitality landscape, offering a vibrant space that celebrates the rich culture and sophistication of Tokyo's bustling district.

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One&Only One Za’abeel

January

The One&Only One Za’abeel, a new urban resort in Dubai's notable One Za’abeel development, is now open for bookings. This development includes the Siro hotel, residential units, and retail spaces, linked by the world's longest cantilevered building. The resort features 94 private homes, with one to three-bedroom options, alongside 11 new restaurants and bars, including ones led by renowned chefs Anne-Sophie Pic, Tetsuya Wakuda, and Dabiz Munoz. It also houses a wellness center, which will introduce the UAE's first Clinique La Prairie Longevity Hub in March 2024, focusing on wellness and aesthetic treatments.

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The Lana

February

The Lana, a part of Dubai's Dorchester Collection, is set to open on February 1. Situated with views over Business Bay, this hotel will feature 225 guest rooms and suites, alongside the exclusive Lana Residences. The design reflects a mix of traditional and modern influences, embodying Dubai's spirited character. The hotel offers varied dining experiences, including Jara by Martín Berasategui and Riviera by Jean Imbert, among others. Its opening marks a significant development in Dubai's luxury hospitality and dining scene.

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Janu Tokyo

March

Aman Resorts is launching a more affordable brand, Janu, with its first hotel, Janu Tokyo, opening in March 2024. Aimed at offering economical options for guests, Janu Tokyo will feature eight restaurants and a large 4,000-square-meter wellness center, including a gym and hydrotherapy facilities. The rooms, overlooking Azabudai Hills, bring a sense of lightness and space with floor-to-ceiling windows. Aman plans to expand Janu with 12 additional hotels worldwide. Janu Tokyo aims to blend local culture and art with its hospitality, offering a new experience in the heart of a vibrant new neighborhood.

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Scorpios Bodrum

June

Scorpios Bodrum marks the brand's expansion into high-end hospitality in Türkiye. Situated on a lush peninsula, it will feature two restaurants, a club house, signature beach club, and unique amenities such as a ritual space and 12 private suites with outdoor pools. Embracing a communal culture, its dining concept blends Eastern Mediterranean inspiration with local Turkish flavors. Additionally, guests can enjoy cultural programming and artist residencies, while the contemporary ritual space offers opportunities for realignment through art and wellness practices.

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The Chedi Hegra, AlUla

August

The Chedi Hegra, opening soon within Saudi Arabia's UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hegra, will feature 35 unique guest rooms designed to blend with the natural landscape. This hotel project, led by the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), integrates historic structures like an old railway station and Hegra Fort with modern architecture, emphasizing sustainability and minimal environmental impact. The hotel will offer three fine-dining restaurants, a café, a spa, and a pool, with a focus on local culture and heritage. Job creation and the use of local materials are key aspects of this project, aiming to preserve the historical and natural essence of the Hegra site. This luxury hotel is set to provide an immersive experience in one of Saudi Arabia's most significant archaeological locations.

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Six Senses The Palm, Dubai

Late 2024

Six Senses The Palm, Dubai, set to open in late 2024, is a new luxury resort located on Palm Jumeirah’s West Crescent. The resort's design, inspired by coral reefs, features undulating rooflines and cellular facades, creating a blend of privacy and scenic views of the Gulf and Dubai skyline. Guests can expect 61 elegantly designed rooms and a range of 162 branded residences, each emphasizing natural light and space. The property includes a vast wellness club, a central garden with mini hills and valley paths, and access to beachfront amenities. This addition to Dubai's hospitality scene promises a secluded escape with a focus on health, relaxation, and connection with nature.

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Music


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Break the Block

January 26

Dubai's Expo City will transform into a vibrant outdoor hub for "Break the Block," a 10-hour-long NYC-style block party. Marking its second appearance since its debut in November 2022, the event promises an unforgettable day of celebration from 6pm to 4am, showcasing a fusion of urban music, street culture, and delicious food. Featuring performances by artists like Jungle, Nightmares On Wax, and local DJ Shadi Megalla, the festival will offer a dynamic mix of trip-hop, techno, and house music. The highlight includes the Beirut-based Factory People's Hot Mess party, ensuring the event ends on a high note. 

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UNTOLD Dubai

February 15 to February 18

Expo City is gearing up to host one of the world's largest electronic music festivals, UNTOLD. Following its success in Europe with seven sold-out shows and attracting over 375,000 attendees, the festival is set to bring an electrifying lineup to Dubai. Headliners such as Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Ellie Goulding, G-Eazy, and Major Lazer, among others, are expected to draw a crowd of over 280,000 across four days. The festival's impressive roster boasts over 100 internationally acclaimed artists, offering a diverse range of performances each day. As new artists continue to be added to the lineup, UNTOLD Dubai promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for electronic music enthusiasts.

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Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

April 12 to April 21

The 2024 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, set to take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, has unveiled its full lineup, headlined by Lana Del Rey, Tyler, the Creator, and Doja Cat. The event, spanning two weekends in April, features a diverse array of artists including a reunion of No Doubt, Blur, and Ice Spice, among others. The Friday lineup boasts performers like Del Rey, Lil Uzi Vert, and Brittany Howard, while Saturday's highlights include Tyler, the Creator, alongside Blur and Ice Spice. Wrapping up the festival on Sundays are acts like Doja Cat, J Balvin, and Bebe Rexha. After experiencing last-minute headliner withdrawals in previous years, organizers are eager for a smooth run with this star-studded lineup.

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Glastonbury Festival

June 26 to June 30

The UK's renowned Glastonbury Festival is set to return to Worthy Farm in June 2024, with the first set of acts expected to be announced in March and the full lineup by May. Following last year's diverse lineup, anticipation is high for this year's performers. Rumors suggest big names, with hints pointing towards a woman superstar for the Legends Slot and two female headliners, with Madonna and Rihanna among the speculated artists. For those without tickets, a resale is expected in April, and the festival can also be enjoyed from home. The main music events are scheduled for June 28 to 30, ensuring an exciting weekend for attendees and viewers alike.

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AWAKENINGS

July 5 to July 7

Awakenings, the largest outdoor techno festival globally, is set to return to Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands, this summer with an impressive three-day lineup. The festival, taking place at their spiritual home, the Gashouder, will feature a vibrant mix of techno and house music. Over 125 artists, including Joris Voorn, Nina Kraviz, and Tale Of Us, will grace the stage, offering a variety of performances from heavy-hitters to new talents. Notable back-to-back sets include Adam Beyer & Joseph Capriati and Alan Fitzpatrick & Ilario Alicante, promising a unique experience for techno enthusiasts. With an expected attendance of around 80,000, the festival is a major event in Europe's techno scene, known for its dedicated crowd and immersive music experience.

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Dekmantel Festival

July 26 to August 4

The Dekmantel Festival is set to take place in Amsterdamse Bos, Amstelveen, in the summer of 2024, expanding to four locations including Het HEM, Oude Kerk, and Aan Het IJ. The festival will launch with three nights at Het HEM, a former ammunition factory turned cultural center in Zaandam, featuring a range of techno and house music events. The lineup includes notable acts like Bicep, Marcel Dettmann, and Mala, with unique performances such as Kali Malone's organ concert at Oude Kerk. The Amsterdamse Bos remains the festival's heart, offering a diverse array of performances from techno legends to UK bass artists like Ben UFO and Joy Orbison. This year's Dekmantel promises an eclectic mix of electronic music, from breakbeat euphoria to global bass sounds, catering to a wide range of music enthusiasts.

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Paradies Garten Festival

August 2 to August 4

The Paradies Garten Festival, showcasing electronic, house, and disco music, is scheduled for August in Bruck an der Leitha, near Vienna, Austria. With a capacity of 10,000, the festival has not yet revealed its 2024 lineup but has previously featured artists like Fjaak, Mall Grab, and Palms Trax. Launched in 2022, it has quickly gained a reputation for hosting renowned DJs such as DJ Koze and Jayda G. Enhancing the experience, this year's festival offers an upgraded campsite with daily breakfast buffets and a comprehensive feel-good program. This combination of great music and premium camping facilities is set to provide an unforgettable weekend for festival-goers.

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Books


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'The House of Hidden Meanings' by RuPaul

March 5

In "The House of Hidden Meanings," pop-culture icon RuPaul shares his personal journey. He describes his rise from a difficult childhood as a poor, black, queer person to becoming a transformative figure in drag. The memoir highlights his ability to adapt, evolving from a drag icon to a TV supermogul. RuPaul openly discusses his early life, family struggles, developing his identity, and finding love and self-acceptance. His story serves as a guide, stressing the value of chosen family and the power of embracing one's uniqueness.

Pre-order here.

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'Until August' by Gabriel García Márquez

March 12

Nearly 10 years after the famous author Gabriel García Márquez passed away, a new book of his called "Until August" has been discovered and translated into English by Anne McLean. This book, written by the same author who won the Nobel Prize and wrote "One Hundred Years of Solitude," is set in the Caribbean. It's about a woman who has been married for 27 years and starts new relationships each time she goes to her mother's grave. The story explores themes of love and freedom, which are common in Márquez's works. "Until August" is a powerful story that continues to show why Márquez is such a celebrated writer.

Pre-order here.

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'Barbie the World Tour' by Margot Robbie and Andrew Mukamal

March 19

In 'Barbie: The World Tour,' a fashion photo book, Margot Robbie and stylist Andrew Mukamal showcase the stylish promotion of the Barbie movie. Captured by Craig McDean, Robbie dons Barbie-inspired ensembles by designers like Giorgio Armani and Donatella Versace in stunning locations. The book, a visual feast, also features original Barbie dolls, exclusive Mattel archive pieces, and designer sketches, all artistically collaged by Fabien Baron. Blending high fashion with Barbie's whimsical charm, it includes personal insights from Robbie, Mukamal, and notes from the designers themselves.

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'Lies and Weddings' by Kevin Kwan

May 21

Kevin Kwan, famed for "Crazy Rich Asians," introduces a novel about a lavish tropical wedding, where forbidden romance and high society drama converge. The story follows Rufus Leung Gresham, poised to become the Duke of Greshambury, as he faces his family's financial downfall. Pressured by his mother, Rufus must choose a wealthy bride from the guests at his sister's elite wedding. Torn between a French heiress, a venture capitalist, and his true love Eden Tong, their plans spiral out of control due to a volcanic eruption and scandal. Kwan weaves a rich story of love, betrayal, and secrets, spanning from Hawaii to England with his signature humor and intricate storytelling.

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TV & Movies


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Feud

January 31

After a long-awaited five-year break, the anthology series Feud makes a triumphant return with its latest installment: Feud: Capote vs. The Swans, immersing viewers into the glamorous yet turbulent world of Manhattan's elite society. Inspired by Laurence Leamer’s book, Capote’s Women, this season explores the complex relationships and rivalries surrounding renowned author Truman Capote and New York's high society in the 1970s. With themes of love, betrayal, and the decline of an era, the series boasts an all-star cast delivering compelling performances and sharp dialogue. Yet, the ultimate question looms: will audiences be as engrossed in Manhattan's social gossip as they were with the drama of old Hollywood?

Watch the trailer here.

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Dune: Part Two

March 14

Expanding upon the cinematic triumph of Dune (2021), fans have eagerly awaited the arrival of Dune: Part 2, now set for release in March 2024 after being rescheduled from November 2023. Adapted from Frank Herbert's extensive 1965 science fiction novel, the star-studded cast led by Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya will be further enriched with new additions like Florence Pugh and Austin Butler. Director Denis Villeneuve tantalizingly describes Dune: Part One as an appetizer, heightening anticipation for the sequel's potential to surpass its predecessor's immense success.

Watch the trailer here.

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Deadpool 3

July 26

The Marvels' post-credit scene recently unveiled a tantalizing clue, hinting at what might be the most significant event of 2024 in the Marvel universe. Scheduled for release on July 26, Deadpool 3 emerges as the standout film of the year, poised to reshape MCU history with an unexpected twist — the return of Wolverine. With Ryan Reynolds returning as the irreverent Deadpool and Hugh Jackman making a surprising comeback as Wolverine, the movie promises an epic clash of personalities and powers. As Deadpool himself declares in the official Deadpool 3 trailer, "Let's fix this multiversal mess."

Watch the teaser trailer here.

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Borderlands

August 9

Get ready for a thrilling cinematic journey on August 9th as the beloved video game series, Borderlands, makes its big-screen debut. Set on the desolate, fictional planet of Pandora, where daring adventurers seek out a mysterious artifact, this film adaptation guarantees to capture the game's high-octane chaos. Boasting a stellar cast featuring Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Bobby Lee, and Jack Black, viewers can anticipate an action-packed adventure brimming with the signature wit and vibrant personalities that characterize the Borderlands universe.

Watch the teaser trailer here.

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Joker: Folie à Deux

October 4

Get ready for a mind-bending encore as the highly anticipated Joker: Folie à Deux, a sequel to the 2019 cinematic masterpiece Joker, is set to captivate audiences on October 4th. Joaquin Phoenix returns in all his glory, reprising his iconic role as the DC Comics character, the Joker. Adding a thrilling twist to the narrative, the talented Lady Gaga steps into the chaotic world as Harley Quinn, injecting the film with her own brand of charisma and unpredictability. The return of Zazie Beetz, reprising her role from the first film, promises a seamless continuation of the storyline.

Watch the teaser trailer here.

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The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim

December 13

This December, fans of Middle-earth will be transported back in time with the highly anticipated animated fantasy film, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim. Directed by Kenji Kamiyama and scripted by Phoebe Gittins and Arty Papageorgiou, this cinematic venture draws inspiration from the rich appendices of J.R.R. Tolkien's novel, The Lord of the Rings. While Peter Jackson's acclaimed adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy set an unparalleled standard for cinematic excellence, The War of the Rohirrim presents an opportunity to explore uncharted territories within Tolkien's vast universe.

Watch the teaser trailer here.

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Squid Game Season 2

Late 2024

The global sensation that was Netflix's Korean series, Squid Game Season 1, left us on the edge of our seats, eagerly anticipating the arrival of Season 2 since 2021. As fans eagerly await answers to the mysteries left unresolved in the first season, one burning question stands out: Why did Gi-hun dye his hair red? What did he do with all of the money? The new season will also boast a range of new cast members, from rising stars to veteran actors — including popular K-pop group BigBang's former member T.O.P.

Watch the teaser trailer here.

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Fashion


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Fashion Trust Arabia

Late 2024

Fashion Trust Arabia is excitedly calling for applications for its 6th Edition, a significant opportunity for designers from the MENA region. This initiative offers a unique chance for emerging talents to enhance their brands with financial backing and mentorships from leading figures in the fashion industry. Designers can apply across various categories, including Evening Wear, Ready-to-Wear, Accessories, Jewelry, Debut Talent for recent graduates, and a special Fashion Tech Award. The program aims to identify and support the next wave of fashion innovators, providing them with the resources and guidance they need to thrive. Winners of this prestigious award will be announced at a special event planned for the end of the year, celebrating the best in regional fashion talent.

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New Creative Directors

All year round

The fashion world is eagerly anticipating the debut collections of several newly appointed creative directors at major luxury fashion houses, following a year of significant changes in 2023. Sean McGirr is set to unveil his first collection for Alexander McQueen, bringing fresh vision to the renowned brand. In a notable shift, Matthew Williams departed as Creative Director of Givenchy in late 2023, with his successor yet to be announced, leaving the industry buzzing with speculation. Chloé has welcomed Chemena Kamali as its new creative force, promising a new direction for the iconic label. Additionally, Moschino has appointed Adrian Appiolaza, formerly with Loewe, as its new Creative Director, signaling a new era for the fashion house.

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Cristóbal Balenciaga Exhibition

ongoing until June 2

The SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta is hosting "Cristóbal Balenciaga: Master of Tailoring," showcasing over 30 works by the celebrated Spanish designer. Running until June 2, the exhibition highlights Balenciaga's contributions to fashion from 1942 to 1968, including pieces worn by Elizabeth Taylor. Curated by Gaël Mamine with contributions from the Fondation Azzedine Alaïa and Balenciaga Archives, the display offers a glimpse into Balenciaga's iconic style and the haute couture process. This exhibit, featuring rare archival pieces and original sketches, celebrates Balenciaga's enduring legacy in the fashion world.

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Willy Vanderperre Exhibition

April 27 to August 4

MoMu, Antwerp's fashion museum, is presenting an exhibition showcasing Belgian photographer Willy Vanderperre. Titled “Willy Vanderperre Prints, Films, a Rave and More…”, it highlights his fascination with youth culture and his collaborations with Raf Simons and Olivier Rizzo. The exhibition, featuring Vanderperre's work in major magazines and campaigns for brands like Dior and Prada, explores the evolution of his visual style and the impact of adolescence on identity. Artworks that have influenced Vanderperre's creative process are also included, emphasizing the power of iconography in his photographic practice.

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Sports


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AFC Asian Cup

January 12 to February 10

The 18th AFC Asian Cup, held in January and February 2024, brings a winter twist to the tournament, with Qatar hosting following their inaugural win in 2019. Big teams like Japan, South Korea, Iran, and Australia, all FIFA top-25, face stiff competition, as Iran, Iraq, and Qatar aced the group stages while Japan and Saudi Arabia encountered challenges. South Korea, under Jurgen Klinsmann, narrowly defeated Saudi Arabia, setting up a quarterfinal clash with Australia, who impressively topped their group. Surprise group winner Bahrain faces Japan, and Jordan's dramatic win over Iraq sets them up against Tajikistan, promising more thrilling matches ahead. The competition heats up with Iran and Japan preparing for a significant quarterfinal showdown, adding to the excitement of this dynamic tournament.

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XXXIII Olympic Summer Games

July 26 to August 11

The Olympic Summer Games in Paris are poised to redefine the Olympic experience. The Games will commence with a groundbreaking outdoor Opening Ceremony on the Seine River, a first of its kind, allowing over half a million spectators to witness the parade of athletes on boats against the backdrop of Parisian landmarks. Iconic venues, such as those near the Eiffel Tower and Trocadéro, will host events like volleyball and triathlon, offering spectators unique views and easy access within a 10-kilometer radius of the Olympic Village. The Games will see the return of sporting legends like gymnasts Sunisa Lee, Simone Biles, and Gabby Douglas, and basketball star LeBron James, alongside new gender parity achievements with an equal number of male and female athletes. Culinary delights will be a highlight, with a focus on gourmet, local, and plant-based options, showcasing France's renowned gastronomic culture.

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Travel


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Oman

Xandi Eleazar, Content Manager

Would you believe that after 15 years in the UAE, I still haven't crossed over to nearby Oman? That's about to change with a planned trip to the stunning Alila Hinu Bay resort. Located on the southwest coast, this tranquil retreat stretches across miles of untouched beachfront on the Arabian Sea, blending traditional Omani architecture with modern design. I'm eager to discover the nearby Wadi Darbat valleys, the historical trading post of Mirbat, and the ancient Sumhuram ruins, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The resort's culinary offerings, from Seasalt’s sustainably-harvested seafood to The Orchard’s farm-fresh meals, add to the anticipation of this long-overdue Omani adventure.

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Bali

Jana Shakhashir, Social Media Manager

This is the one that needs no introduction. Bali is the dream destination on everyone's vision boards. It seems like everyone and their yoga mats have jetted off to Bali to channel their inner Julia Roberts and 'find themselves.' Well, this year, it's my turn. I'm going all in to have my Eat Pray Love moment and see what the Bali hype is truly about by diving headfirst into the cliché — a yoga retreat in the heart of Bali's enchanting landscapes. I'm ready to embrace the stereotype, find my zen, and maybe, just maybe, understand why everyone comes back from Bali feeling like a whole new person.

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Copenhagen

Mimi Droeshout, Fashion & Beauty Editor

Though Copenhagen isn't per se a new city to me, it's one that has had my heart and is always on my bucket list — every year. As someone with a keen interest in all things design, food, and fashion, the Danish capital is my go-to for a getaway. Take a sunny afternoon, go swimming at the dock, enjoy lunch at La Banchina, and end your evening with drinks at Apollo Bar (where they serve the most delicious whipped butter and bread) and dinner at Pastis.

My pro-tip: rent a bike from any bike shop to transport yourself all over the city, like a true Dane, and head to my favorite neighborhood, Nørrebro. You'll find the Acne Archives there with the most incredible archival pieces from a bunch of Scandinavian brands. Don’t forget to hit up Juno The Bakery or Hart Bageri, where you'll devour the most incredible Danish pastries you've ever had in your life.

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Jordan

Sarah Haddad, Editorial & Social Media Assistant

At the top of my 2024 travel list is Petra in Jordan, a majestic wonder and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Known as the "Lost City," Petra not only captivates with its rich history but has also captured the imagination of Hollywood. It has served as a stunning backdrop for some of my favorite sci-fi epics, such as Dune and The Martian. Beyond its cinematic fame, Petra offers a serene escape from the rapid pace of modern life, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the region's historical and cultural heritage.

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Dubai

Hanadi Baddour, Arabic Editor

In 2024, Dubai tops my travel list, notable not just for its majestic skyline and vibrant energy but also for the personal connections I've developed there. My years of remote work have deeply connected me with this bustling city, especially through my relationship with the Savoir Flair team, who have become like a second family. The anticipation of meeting them in person for the first time, to share our dreams and reinforce our warm bonds, fills me with excitement. For me, Dubai represents a unique combination of adventure and meaningful relationships, making it a place of both professional and personal significance.

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