2009 Washington Ballet Annual Spring Gala

7 01 2009

12 May 2009

Socialites, Vrai or Faux, understand that certain events are NEVER to be missed.

Allow The Faux Socialite© to introduce The Washington Ballet’s Annual Spring Gala.


Theme? Septime Webre’s World premiere rocketman

Location? The Harman Center

Dinner?  Fabu-delish©! At the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture.

Tickets? Info? Sponsorships? Ici.

Faux Socialites, school’s out….that is all.


62nd Cannes International Film Festival

8 12 2008

13-24 May 2009

Get your golden palms ready My Darlings!

The 62nd Cannes International Film Festival – or le Festival de Cannes – is one of the world’s oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals, held annually at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. The actual film competition and awards are restricted to the film industry and media, as accreditation, screening entry and admission to official venues are tightly controlled.

Translation: Public access denied!

Luckily, this festival of the arts is a Who’s Who and social whirlwind of  the Jet-set, the Aristocrats, the Creative, the Tastemakers, the Hangers-On, the Wealthy and…wait for it… Socialites for a fusion of film, fashion, music and infamous unsurpassed revelry. 
Bien sur, THE soirée is de Grisogono’s annual gala given by Fawaz Gruosi.  
Not to be missed is the Cannes Film Awards After Party… TBD for 2009…stay tuned for updates!

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:   



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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 

134th Running of the Preakness

6 12 2008

16 May 2009

The Preakness, a “crown jewel” of American horse racing’s Triple Crown – Kentucky Derby, Preakness and the Belmont Stakes – and the second leg of the horse racing series.

Photo by Matthew Stockman of Getty Images

Photo by Matthew Stockman of Getty Images


For over 130 years, the Black-Eyed Susan Blanket has driven this exciting race. Fabu-delish© hats, Maryland’s Black Eyed Susans, The Infamous Infield  surround pagentry that characterizes this thrilling annual stake at Baltimore‘s  Pimlico Race Course, on the third Saturday in May.

Image Courtesy of Jerry Dzierwinski

Image Courtesy of Jerry Dzierwinski

The Preakness coincides with a plethora of wonderful events: 

  • Pimlico Clubhouse Alibi Breakfast and Maryland Jockey Club Awards
  • Preakness Celebration
  • Preakness Parade
  • Miss Preakness Contest
Image Courtesy of Jerry Dzierwinski

Image Courtesy of Jerry Dzierwinski

Tickets can be swindled, appropriated and otherwise purchased here!

135th Kentucky Derby

5 12 2008

2 May 2009

The Kentucky Derby, a “crown jewel” of American horse racing’s Triple Crown – Kentucky Derby, Preakness and the Belmont Stakes – is the first leg of the horse racing series.

Big Brown Win (2008)

For over 125 years, this  “Run for the Roses” tradition – hats, The Infield, “My Old Kentucky Home” – showcases the best of three-year old thoroughbred horses in a stakes race held annually, at Churchill Downs, on the first Saturday in May.

The Kentucky Derby currently covers one and one-quarter miles (2.012 km) , with colts and geldings carrying 126 pounds (57 kg) and fillies 121 pounds (55 kg); the race is coined “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” for its approximate time length. 

True socialites and horse owners can be found in private boxes…of course.

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Those of us without connections may apply for these highly coveted tickets, Grandstand or Infield, here!

2009 Formula One Grand Prix de Monaco

5 12 2008

21-24 May 2009

Monaco hosts the best known sporting spectacle and one of Europe’s premier social highlights of the year: The Formula One Grand Prix de Monaco. 

Organized by the Automobile Club de Monaco,  the Grand Prix is 77 laps around the narrow, winding streets of Monte Carlo, with little room for driver error, making this Grand Prix the most dynamic test of driver skill in the World.

Widely touted as one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world,  alongside the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans (with which it forms the Triple Crown of Motorsport), the history, spectacle and glamour of the Grand Prix de Monaco is the  “The Jewel of the Formula One Crown”. 

Lewis Hamilton (2008)

The Faux Socialite© Note: The best place to view said race is from the Hotel de Paris or the Place de Casino…if you can score a rezzy!