For a glimpse of Her Majesty and other notable Royals on and off the pitch, you can’t beat the Cartier Queens Cup final on the 18th June. Black tie and gourmet picnics in the garden are de rigueur along with hopelessly romantic opera at Glyndebourne 20 May to 26 August. Bets are on you’ll be onto a winner if you secure hospitality and Royal Enclosure tickets for Royal Ascot 20 – 24 June. Don’t forget that Thursday is Ladies Day, and extraordinary hats are definitely the go. It’s a right knees up by the river at the Henley Royal Regatta 28 June to 2 July, but be sure to book transport in and out of London to ride in comfort post enthusiastic quaffing of champagne. You can’t beat the thrill of a day at Wimbledon along with lashings of strawberries and cream, 3 – July. Love, game set and match.
Everyone leaves Manhattan in the summer and decamps to The Hamptons, Nantucket and other East Coast locations that could be the set for a Ralph Lauren catalogue shoot. You won’t want to miss James Beard’s chefs and champagne party, what a glorious combination. Tickets go fast so you best book now while you’re making your restaurant reservations. If you love art you won’t want to miss seeing and being seen at the Art Hamptons opening 22 June. Montauk is authentic Hamptons, Ralph Lauren should know, and tickets to the Montauk Playhouse Gala are a must. Dinner at Authors Night on the 12th of August always promises a starry crowd with the 2017 line up yet to be announced. Don’t say neigh to the Hamptons Classic Horse Show with Grand Prix tickets available through American Express.