Shopping & Lifestyle

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Personal Drones

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. By Samantha Coles and Thea Halstead AirDog This self-flying action sports drone has different settings for each sport, so it customizes itself to give you the optimum performance for any activity. Perfect for cycling, snowboarding, surfing or just jumping off cliffs, the AirDog also folds down to an […]

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 […]

Horological Machine: No.7 – Aquapod

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Through his creations,Maximilian Büsser (of Maximilian Büsser & Friends, or MB&F) has explored robots, outer space, spiders and the automotive world. It’s only natural that he would turn his gaze to the intriguing depths of the ocean.What’s perhaps not as natural is how difficult this […]

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 […]

Proenza Schouler Curates Book Collection in New York

By Olivia Cuccaro The new accessory this season? Proenza Schouler says it’s a good book. The New York-based womenswear and accessories brand has partnered with Dashwood Books to introduce a curated selection of titles to decorate Proenza Schouler’s Soho store. On Greene Street, the store will change titles each season to reflect the current collection and the interests of the […]

Most Expensive Whisky Ever Sold Auctioned by Sothebys

By Olivia Cuccaro One devoted whisky connoisseur has expanded their collection by six decanters – at a price of nearly seven figures. Last week, Sotheby’s “Finest & Rarest Wines and The Macallan” auction in Hong Kong saw the sale of The Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection for a striking $993,000. Initially estimated at an offer between $250,000 and $525,000, the […]

Farfetch and Gucci Launch 90-Minute “Store to Door” Service

Luxury online retailer, Farfetch, has launched its brand new “Store-to-Door in 90 Minutes” service with Gucci. The feature, called F90, or Store to Door in 90 Minutes, will launch in London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Dubai, Tokyo, and São Paulo. Customers can shop from a range of Gucci pieces via the Farfetch website and app, […]

New York Collective Design Fair Returns in May

By Lauren Jade Hill Back for its fifth edition, the Collective Design fair will again bring together artists and designers from around the world to place the focus on modern and contemporary work. While the Collective Design initiative plays an active role in the art community throughout the year, this annual design fair is the pinnacle of their contribution to the […]

Buccellati Arrives on Net-a-Porter

By Olivia Cuccaro Fine jewelry is becoming as easy to shop for online as everyday clothing and accessories as more and more brands take the plunge. Italian jewelry house Buccellati has partnered with luxury women’s retail site Net-a-Porter to bring shoppers handcrafted pieces without ever setting foot in a boutique. Named as one of our Top High-Jewelry Houses in the […]