Festivals

From the fete du champagne in Amsterdam through to Carnivale in Venice, First Class brings you divine events from all around the globe.

From the fete du champagne in Amsterdam through to Carnivale in Venice, First Class brings you divine events from all around the globe.

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Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Bowties and black dresses were dusted off after months in the COVID cupboard for an array of the all powerful at the opening of the Handa sponsored La Traviata on the Harbour. After the fury of the floods, it was looking more like the wellies coming out of the wardrobes of the Sydney set. However the stars twinkled and the rain had dissipated to some other city.

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Dust off the passport – NZ is open for luxury

New Zealand has some of the most refined global accommodation from divine lodges to glam hotels. Today we are listing some of the best and most private villas. So for up to a mere $NZ34,000 per night, you can be breathing some international air and lushing it up in your own private villa. Many offer additional services such as private chefs, local guides and knowledgeable staff to immerse you into New Zealand’s best authentic luxury experiences.

Jonahs at Whale Beach Northern Beaches
Mother’s Day weekends away

Sunday 9 May is mother’s day and as always during COVID times, NSW’s borders are open for everyone to enjoy a seven wonder stay. Luxury is at the top of the menu for pampering all yummy mummies no matter what age so feast upon some of these destinations with an array of offerings for every taste.

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The Festival of the Demon Roof Tiles

From matcha tea farms to roof tiles that ward off evil, samurai history and Japan’s best knives, Aichi Prefecture might just literally have it all.

Five Must-Do February Festivals in Italy

From epic singing festivals to the Battle of the Oranges and the Venice Carnival, Italy brings its A-game to the February festival scene.

Ultimate Guide to Luxury Festivals

From couture fashion to champagne sprays, the festival scene has gone luxe. Tackle the festival season in style, with the ultimate luxury festival guide.

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Mardi Gras Around the World

Traditionally a celebration in the lead up to lent, Mardi Gras – a.k.a. Carnival, Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday – is now celebrated as a major holiday

The Christmas Collection

Christmas, a time of year that brings out smiles, a little silliness and of course, the Christmas markets.

Andronis Gastronomy Festival

For the food lovers and self-proclaimed gourmands will be flocking to the sun-soaked islands of Santorini for the exclusive Andronis Gastronomy Festival.

To Glamp or not to Glamp?

From comedy to cabaret, this five-day event is not just about the music. Glastonbury Festival, located in Pilton, Somerset, is one of the most famous festivals in the world.

Passion for Fashion

With fashion week only a few months away, it’s time to start thinking about your spring and summer wardrobe.

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How to do Cannes like the A-List

Every May the quaint Cote D’Azur town of Cannes becomes flooded with the rich and famous. Here’s how to live like the A-List during the world’s most glamorous film festival.