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Dom Pérignon Dining at St. Regis Princeville

By Olivia Cuccaro At Elite Traveler, we find that the best dining experiences involve at least a little champagne. Partnering with the prestigious house of Dom Pérignon, St. Regis Princeville is bringing the ultimate champagne dinner to Hawaii in a new private dining experience this summer. The most exclusive offering from St. Regis Princeville, the resort’s Royal Dinner is an […]

Louis Vuitton Unveils New Luxury Smartwatch

By Olivia Cuccaro The worlds of fashion and technology collide once again in the latest timepiece from Louis Vuitton. Devised in Paris, the watch’s Swiss-manufactured case houses technology developed in California’s Silicon Valley for a timepiece that can be used around the world. Running on an Android operating system, the Tambour Horizon wristwatch has joined the Louis Vuitton collection to […]

Rare & Beautiful: Statement Cuffs

By Manon Crespi Graziela Gems 18K yellow gold Egyptian cuff with 1.71 carats emeralds, 0.28 carats blue sapphires, 0.20 carats rubies, 0.13 carats pink sapphires and 0.08 carats white diamonds, $31,099, grazielagems.com There’s something very empowering about wearing a statement cuff. I can’t deny that Wonder Woman’s bullet-defying cuffs are the first to come to mind, even if they serve […]

Lalique Reveals New Nature-Inspired Collection

By Lauren Jade Hill Drawing on the source of inspiration Lalique’s identity was originally built on, the latest collection takes nature as its muse, from tropical flora to the urban wilderness. Within the Nature Sauvage collection, items exhibiting a fresh take on classic Lalique designs feature alongside entirely new creations; the iconic Champs-Élysées bowl, which was first designed in 1951 […]

Celebrate Caviar Day With A Caviar Tasting

By Kristen Shirley Here at Elite Traveler, we don’t celebrate many “Days of the Year” (who knew there was a day devoted to stationary or zippers?), but I will make an exception for Caviar Day. To celebrate one of my favorite foods, see below for a primer on different types of caviar from Sturia Caviar, a boutique French caviar producer, […]

Spa of the Week: Spa Montage Palmetto Bluff

By Tenley Satre Spa Montage is set in a picture-perfect Southern setting along the May River in Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina. Surrounded by tranquil waterways and towering oaks trees draped in Spanish moss, the natural beauty instantly creates a feeling of calm, which extends into Spa Montage. A soothing palette of coastal colors and antique pine floors are balanced with beautiful […]

Celebrating 50 Years of Hôtel Byblos in Saint-Tropez

By Lauren Jade Hill This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. While Saint-Tropez had long attracted artists, it was here amid the rolling countryside, golden beaches and vineyards of the Côte d’Azur that Brigitte Bardot became a star in the 1956 movie And God Created Woman, spurring the fishing village’s transformation into a coastal enclave for […]

Cocktail of the Week: Kikori Higgin’s Highball

By Olivia Cuccaro Higgin’s Highball from Top of Waikiki 1.5 oz Kikori whiskey ½ oz house Yuzu syrup (simple syrup with Kochi Ice Yuzu) 3 shiso leaves soda water To create this cocktail of the week, muddle the shiso leaves, stir with ice, then strain into a glass and top with soda water. Say aloha to the Higgin’s Highball. Hailing […]

The Michelin Three Star Restaurants of Southern France

By Andy Hayler Southern France has a fine climate and a quintet of three Michelin star restaurants to match. Bras, situated in an insect-like modern building clinging to a remote hilltop on the Massif Central, is home to the father and son team of Michel and Sebastian Bras. Michel Bras was named the most influential chef in the world in […]

On the Riviera with Four Seasons

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Have you been dreaming of lazy summer days spent wandering through tiny Italian villages, sampling the best balsamic vinegars, Parmigiano Reggiano, Barolo and Chianti wines straight from the source? Or perhaps you’d prefer the glamorous resort life, strolling through the streets of Monaco and sunning in Portofino? […]