Congratulations to Miss World 2008

14 12 2008

13 December 2008

Congratulations to Russia’s Kseniya Sukhinova!  

Held in Johannesburg, South Africa, this year’s Miss World is a “must do” for Aspiring Faux Socialites everywhere!

Nothing improves a Faux Socialite’s CV and cred like “Miss World Winner” or “As we sat down for a chat with 2008’s Miss World…”

 Oh! The Glamour, The Do-Gooding, The Locales, The Fashion….

*The Faux Socialite© swoons.*


2nd Annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Dubai Gala

12 12 2008

12 December 2008

The 2nd Annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Dubai Gala is being held at the Atlantis, The Palm during the 5th Annual Dubai International Film Festival in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; all auction and event proceeds directly fund amfAR’s programs.


amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading non-profit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $275 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.

Sigh…Do-gooding AND Culture AND Gala AND Dubai…makes my Faux Socialite© heart sing!

5th Annual Dubai International Film Festival

12 12 2008

11-18 December 2008

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, as Honorary Chairman of the 5th Annual Dubai International FIlm Festival (DIFF), welcomes the World to this cultural event highlighting Dubai’s cosmopolitan and multi-cultural character as well as the fabulous talent and energy of this growing Jet-Set center.

Showcasing a plethora of features, shorts and documentaries from around the World, DIFF seeks to establish itself as a major international festival and continue to support excellence in Arab cinema. 


  • The Muhr Awards
  • Lifetime Acheivement Awards
  • Dubai Film Market
  • Industry Office Events
  • Networking Opportunities and more!

Film schedule, parties can be found at these links!

The Faux Socialite© Note: considering this event’s lovely host country, please do familarize yourself with dress and public decorum, etc.

While The Faux Socialite© loves to party, being a good guest is as important as being a good host! ;o)

Washington Ballet Jeté Society Presents Fendi Casa Collection with Special Guest Alex Turco

9 12 2008

9 December 2008

JUST IN for the Fashionistas! 

LUXE Studio and the Washington Ballet Jete Society are showing the new Fendi Casa Collection with special guest…wait for it…Italian Art Designer Alex Turco!

This oh-so-chic event will occur at the Washington Design Center from 6-10p. As for entry…it’s hush, hush…don’t say I didn’t warn you!

St. Barths New Year’s Eve

8 12 2008

31 December 2008

Truly must I explain this one? Really?!?

St. Barthélemy aka St. Barths, an 8 square mile Caribbean island featuring over 22 white sand powdered beaches, is one of THE winter playgrounds for Jet-setters, the Wealthy, Sophisticates and, bien sur, the Socialites among us. If you’re a True Socialite, or at least good friends with one of them, private beach access is de rigeur. 


Pity… Then Toiny, Grand Cul de Sac, Lorient Beach, les Salines, Shell Beach, St. Jean, Gouvernor or Colombier Beaches will have to do. 

Top St. Barth Activities: lounging, yachting, watching the seaplanes land, laying out, more yachting, seeing and being seen but feigning indifference, mega-yachting and dancing the night away!

New Year’s Eve- the World’s biggest party- is no exception. The day begins with the St. Barth New Year’s Eve Regatta organized in conjunction with the St. Barth Yacht Club at the Port of Gustavia. An informal competition, the port typically host attendees with champagne and beer on the dock during the sundown awards ceremony.

In the evening, make your merry way over to Nikki Beach St. Barth and the Strand Restuarant in St. Jean to ring in the New Year, watch fireworks in the harbor and listen to the yachts blow at midnight…

The Faux Socialite© Note: Do save yourself from a trip in the puddle-jumper from St. Maarten…

Faux Socialites in-the-know leave from Miami or San Juan using charter plane service. Just sayin’ and you, Darling Friend, will thank me… ;o)

2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race

6 12 2008

11 October 2008 –  June 2009

Ahoy Darlings!

The Volvo Ocean Race , an around-the-world yacht competition, is held every three years with routes changed to accommodate various ports of call; 2008-2009 routing for the first time includes stopovers in the Middle East and Asia. Starting in Alicante, Spain on 11 October 2008, race will run over 39,000 nautical miles in nine months.  

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Usually departing Europe in September or October, the Volvo Ocean Race encompasses 9 or 10 legs with in-port races at many stopover cities. 2008-2009 race legs include:   




Leg 1: 11 October – 15 November 2008- Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa

Leg 2: 15 November – 13 December 2008- Cape Town, South Africa to Cochin, India

Leg 3: 13 December – 18 January 2009- Cochin, India to Sentosa Island, Singapore

10 January 2009: Singapore In-Port Racing

Leg 4: 18 January 2009 – 14 February 2009- Sentosa Island, Singapore to Qingdao, China

7 February 2009: Qingdao In-Port Racing

Leg 5: 14 February – 11 April 2009- Qingdao, China to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4 April 2009: Rio de Janeiro In-Port Racing

Leg 6: 11 April – 16 May 2009- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Boston, Massachusetts USA

9 May 2009: Boston In-Port Racing

Leg 7: 16 May – 6 June 2009- Boston, Massachusetts USA to Galway, Ireland

30 May 2009: Galway In-Port Racing

Leg 8: 6 -14 June 2009-Galway, Ireland to Göteborg / Marstrand

Leg 9: 14 -25 June 2009- Göteborg / Marstrand to Stockholm, Sweden

21 June 2009: Stockholm In-Port Racing

Leg 10: 25 June 2009- Stockholm, Sweden to St. Petersberg, Russia 

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is Now The St. Petersburg Boat Show and Strictly Sail

5 12 2008

4-7 December 2008

Veteran show producers Show Management of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Sail America of Middletown, RI have merged two successful, long-standing boat shows into one all-new “super show” now called St. Petersburg Boat Show and Strictly Sail™. 

The show is sponsored by Boater’s World and endorsed by Sail America.

Just a reminder of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in years past….we bid you adieu!