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Elite Traveler Editor-in-Chief travels the world checking in on the private jet lifestyle and meeting interesting people.

Kenny Dichter, Co-founder and CEO, Wheels Up

Kenny Dichter credits his recent 40-pound weight loss to Juice Press.  He also happens to be an investor.  Recently Tequila Avion, which he co-founded, sold a majority stake to Pernod Ricard, reportedly for more than $100 million.  A serial entrepreneur, […]

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Singing The Praises of Women and the Jewelry Industry

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, as Carol Channing sung to Broadway audiences in 1949, but one of the best nights in the jewelry industry’s annual calendar of glamour and gatherings is the Women’s Jewelry Association’s Annual Awards for […]

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Meet Me In Monaco

Who can blame you if you think about Monaco as a place to take your yacht, watch the Formula One Grand Prix or test your skills in the famed casino.   While your first thought of visiting the principality, a […]

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A New Look For Cartier

Cartier traces its history to 1847 in Paris.  It’s Fifth Avenue Flagship mansion (below) was originally built in 1905 and bought by Pierre Cartier in 1917 after having moved to the United States in 1909.  The jeweler has catered to […]

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Audemars Piguet Collaborates on Contemporary Art Book

Elite travelers who are fans of contemporary art and want to add to their libraries be it on your private jet, superyacht or terra firma residence, should review Art Plural:  Voices of Contemporary Art curated by Swiss gallerist Frédéric de Senarclens […]

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An Award For Louis Moinet

Atelier Louis Moinet celebrated its 10th anniversary with a Merit for Development award from the International Institute for Promotion and Prestige (IIPP) in cooperation with UNESCO. If you know that you Louis Moinet is a watchmaker and if you are familiar […]

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Bedat’s Female Focus Gains Altitude

Needless to say the world of watchmaking is dominated by men.  After all, the industry traces its roots to the valleys of Switzerland where farmers honed their craft during the winter.   Simone Bedat was a pioneer in the industry, […]

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In Todd (Reed) We Trust

In the business of fine jewelry, the trend is for jewelers to open their own retail locations on prestige shopping streets in global capitals.  Then there’s Todd Reed. Since launching his namesake company in 1992, Reed has pioneered the use […]

Belmond Raises Its Flag In London

There’s history and then there’s history: The Cadogan Estate has been in the same family ownership for more than 300 years. The origins of the Cadogan Estate were established in 1717 when Charles, 2nd Baron Cadogan (1685-1776) married Elizabeth Sloane, daughter […]

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Korean Air Climbs The Ladder Across The Pacific

A recent report by The Centre for Aviation highlighted from 2006 to 2013 Korean Air has grabbed the lead among Asian airlines in annual passenger flights between North America and North and Southeast Asia (over 5,500), passing Japan Airlines and […]

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