Top Suites: Bangkok

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Bangkok is a city of contrasts where old meets new, and tradition and opportunity thrive. Whether you come to ride in tuk-tuks, haggle at the markets and try world-class street food or to visit important palaces and Buddhist sites, you’ll find the perfect place to […]

Four Seasons Reopens Iconic Surf Club in Florida

By Olivia Cuccaro What was once a warm-weather haunt for the likes of Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor has been restored into a luxury hotel, retaining all of the original glamour of 1930s Miami. In Surfside, Florida, The Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club is now open on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Situated on nine […]

TAKE THREE/// Water Toys

By Thea Halstead This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Make your own adventure with a well-stocked garage full of toys and the open ocean as your oyster. The Wakejet This custom-built toy, the world’s first electronic wakeboard, enables users to enjoy the exhilarating speed of wakeboarding with the added freedom and personal control of […]

Cocktail of the Week: W LA Strawberry Cobbler

By Olivia Cuccaro W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills Strawberry Cobbler 2 oz Belvedere vodka 2 strawberries .25 oz fresh simple syrup 1 oz sour mix .02 oz graham cracker To create our Cocktail of the Week, add strawberries into a mixing glass and muddle. Pour vodka, simple syrup and sour mix into the mixing glass. Add ice, shake […]

Chefs of the Decade – Germany

By Andy Hayler Past Decade Harald Wohlfhart The head chef of legendary Schwarzwaldstube in the Black Forest, Harold Wohlfhart not only has held three Michelin stars for decades, but half a dozen chefs who trained with him have gained 3 stars in their own right. Heinz Winkler At one time the youngest ever 3 star Michelin chef at the age […]

Vilebrequin Collaborates with Karl Lagerfeld

By Olivia Cuccaro Get your beach bag ready. Swimwear favorite Vilebrequin has teamed up with fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld on a new summer capsule collection. Vilebrequin’s French Riviera-cool combines with Lagerfeld’s chic sophistication for this season’s must-have beach pieces. Just in time for swim season, the limited-edition collection comprises eight items for both men and women. Drawing inspiration from rivieras […]

Top High-Jewelry Houses

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. The pinnacle of the jewelry world, high jewelry features a house’s most exceptional stones and showcases its creativity and technical advances in craftsmanship. Each piece is special and rare, most never recreated. Some pieces, like the Hope Diamond seen here, become world-famous. Some are purchased […]

Introducing the Bugatti Niniette 66 Luxury Yacht

As the manufacturer of the world’s most powerful and exclusive production super sports car, Bugatti is celebrated globally for its contribution to the automobile industry. And now, the luxury French brand is pushing the boundaries again by teaming up with the prestigious yacht manufacturer Palmer Johnson to produce the Bugatti Niniette 66; the first in a series of innovative yachts […]

Tata Harper Talks Natural Beauty for Earth Day

By Olivia Cuccaro With Earth Day on its way, this month we celebrate going green. To do your part for the planet, think beyond planting a tree and consider revamping your beauty cabinet too. Natural beauty brands boast formulas with eco-friendly ingredients that have the same gentle effect on your skin. For those who worry that transitioning to a natural […]

Guide to Santorini

By Rachel Howard This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. There’s a good reason why Santorini is one of the world’s must-see destinations. As author Lawrence Durrell said, “the reality is so astonishing that prose and poetry will forever be forced to limp behind.” The landscape is pure drama: a flooded volcanic crater enclosed by towering […]