TIME- RICH TY­COON

Decades in the cor­ner of­fice have given you the means to chase boats, thor­ough­breds and rare Bur­gundies. Let 2019 be th e year you guilt­lessly squan­der your chil­dren’s in­her­i­tance

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HONG KONG ART BASEL IN HONG KONG

Asia’s premier art show is set to send Hong Kong into a cre­ative frenzy for the sev­enth year. With half the par­tic­i­pat­ing gal­leries com­ing from Asia and the Pa­cific, the show is a por­tal to the re­gion’s artists while also of­fer­ing gal­leries from around the world a plat­form to bring their work to Asia. In ad­di­tion to the huge va­ri­ety of mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary work from emerg­ing and es­tab­lished artists, the show will host talks and panel dis­cus­sions with artists, gal­lerists, cu­ra­tors, col­lec­tors, ar­chi­tects and crit­ics. At the Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre. March 29–31 art­basel.com/ hong-kong

US MASTERS TOUR­NA­MENT

Last year’s cham­pion, Patrick Reed, will de­fend his ti­tle at pro­fes­sional golf ’s top event, at Augusta Na­tional Golf Club in Ge­or­gia. In ad­di­tion to the hon­our of don­ning the emer­ald jacket, the win­ner of this il­lus­tri­ous in­vi­ta­tional pock­ets al­most US$2 mil­lion in prize money. April 8–14 masters.com

SIN­GA­PORE SIN­GA­PORE YACHT SHOW

Asia’s lead­ing lux­ury boat show ex­hibits the world’s finest su­pery­achts at the One°15 Ma­rina in Sen­tosa Cove. The event has be­come a firm fix­ture on the re­gion’s so­cial cal­en­dar since its in­cep­tion al­most a decade ago. If you’re not in the mar­ket for a boat, come for the par­ties, su­per­cars, fine din­ing, high fash­ion, art and beau­ti­ful time­pieces. April 11–14 sin­ga­porey­acht­show.com

UK CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

The most fa­mous flower show in the world, this spec­tac­u­lar five-day spring fling at­tracts vis­i­tors from all con­ti­nents as well as mem­bers of the Bri­tish royal fam­ily. Staged by the Royal Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety in the grounds of the Royal Hospi­tal Chelsea, Lon­don, the show brings to­gether lead­ing florists who cre­ate dra­matic dis­plays of rare plants. May 21–25 rhs.org.uk FRANCE NICE JAZZ FES­TI­VAL Louis Arm­strong, Her­bie Han­cock, Ray Charles and Ella Fitzger­ald are just some of the leg­ends to have per­formed at this renowned jazz fes­ti­val. Staged an­nu­ally since 1948, it’s the per­fect ex­cuse to head down to the French Riviera dur­ing the height of Europe’s sum­mer. July 16–20 nice­jaz­zfes­ti­val.fr/en

UK ROYAL AS­COT

The finest thor­ough­breds com­pete for mil­lions of pounds in prize money at this em­i­nent, 300-year-old race meet­ing in Berk­shire. If you plan to base your­self in the Royal En­clo­sure, a space once ex­clu­sively re­served for the guests of King Ge­orge III, strict dress codes ap­ply: ladies should leave the fas­ci­na­tors, hal­ter necks and spaghetti straps at home and opt for mod­est glam­our, while gen­tle­men are ex­pected to wear a black or grey morn­ing suit. June 18–22 as­cot.co.uk

FRANCE HOSPICES DE BEAUNE WINE AUC­TION

Three days of food and wine fes­tiv­i­ties cul­mi­nate in this world-fa­mous auc­tion, where grand cru wines go un­der the ham­mer to raise funds for char­ity. The auc­tion, which is hosted by non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion Do­maine des Hospices de Beaune and car­ried out by Christie’s, is held at HôtelDieu, a 15th-cen­tury for­mer hospice. The wines of­fered are de­rived from vine­yards do­nated to the Do­maine over hun­dreds of years by Bur­gundy’s most fa­mous es­tates. Novem­ber 16-18 beaune-tourism.com

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