Total Guide to Abu Dhabi: Where to Stay

By Julia Wheeler This story originally appeared in the January/February 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Winter sunshine and Arabian hospitality await you in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. More self-assured and less frenetic than neighboring Dubai, largely due to oil wealth, it has taken a more leisurely and measured approach to tourism. The result is a considered, confident city that […]

Total Guide to Abu Dhabi

The Most Extraordinary Boats from James Bond Movies

By Lauren Jade Hill As the news broke that the sailing yacht ‘Regina’ from the James Bond movie Skyfall was on sale, we began to look back at the long line of breath-taking yachts that have graced the screen in these iconic movies. While Regina captured audiences in scenes with Daniel Craig, the opening sequence of The World is Not […]

The Best Beach Resorts on Private Islands

By Lauren Jade Hill Each one of these exclusive beach resorts lies on the shores of its own pristine island, with an isolated setting affording guests an unrivaled sense of escapism. From the jewel-colored Indian Ocean, to the vibrant Caribbean, we take a look at where to go in search of the best beach resorts on private islands. Velaa Private Island, […]

Best Beach Resorts

Welcome the Year of the Rooster at The Royal Garden Hotel

By Zahra Al-Kateb Min Jiang, The Royal Garden Hotel’s restaurant in Kensington, is offering guests the chance to welcome the Year of the Rooster with some of the finest Chinese cuisine in London, thanks to the nine-course tasting menu available at the end of this month. The banquet of dishes symbolize prosperity and good fortune and includes the traditional Yu […]

The Secret to Stress-Free Aging

By Jo Foley This story originally appeared in the Hotels, Resorts and Spas issue of Elite Traveler. Need help managing the process of aging? Spas around the world offer a wealth of programs designed to do just that. It’s a three-letter word that causes more anxiety and panic than any word three times its length: age. As a noun, “age” describes […]

Cocktail of the Week: Curse of Lo Pan

By Olivia Cuccaro Curse of Lo Pan 2 oz Beefeater 24 Gin 1 egg white 3/4 oz lemon 1/2 oz jasmine pearl/ matcha syrup 1/2 oz coco mix To create our Cocktail of the Week, combine ingredients into a coupe glass and garnish with matcha powder. The start of the New Year has everyone feeling rejuvenated and ready for a cocktail that’s […]

Crown Towers Perth Launches New Scale of Opulence for Australia

By Zahra Al-Kateb Since opening last month, Crown Towers Perth has launched an unprecedented level of luxury in Australian tourism. Designed by Melbourne based architects and designers Bates Smart, Singapore based interior designer Michael Fiebrich and Sydney based Blainey North among others, the hotel boasts an array of spectacular features, from the 187 designs for custom-made light fixtures to the […]

Ultimate Getaway for Chinese New Year

Embrace Chinese New Year with an exclusively-tailored Afini holiday surrounded by your loved ones and enjoy the festivities like never before. Toast to happiness, prosperity, longevity and welcome the year of the Fire Rooster at one of Afini’s fully-serviced luxury residences. Afini is a members-only luxury destination club with a global portfolio of more than 25 properties across 12 destinations […]

Women’s Style: Stripes

By Kristen Shirley While sporty stripes are always in style, this season designers gave us more elegant versions that are perfect for your warm-weather getaways. You might know him for his evening dresses, but New York designer Prabal Gurung also has excellent daywear. Here, he pairs a sporty striped dress with a silk-chiffon skirt peeking out underneath. Wear the dress […]

Make a Promise with Louis Vuitton

By Olivia Cuccaro Adorning a loved one with a special piece of jewelry is a gesture not to be forgotten. Even more memorable is selecting a gift whose purpose goes far beyond the jewelry itself. Today, Louis Vuitton launches its first #makeapromise day to raise money for children in need with its Silver Lockit collection. In 2016, Louis Vuitton partnered […]