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Bulari is Trademarked the New Term for English Sparkling Wine

By Lauren Jade Hill In recent years English sparkling wine has continually garnered praise from wine critics across the world and even been placed in parallel with champagne. Now a new term has been trademarked to further distinguish English sparkling wine’s identity. Bulari—a variation of the Latin word for bubbles—was registered by Poulton Hill Estate in the Cotswolds. While Bulari […]

Take Three: White Sandals

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Create a white-hot look this summer in anything-but-basic sandals with fanciful details. Gianvito Rossi A ruffled leather strap and ankle tassel give a playful vibe to the Flora sandal. $945, available online at Aquazzura The Wild Thing slides feature the brand’s signature fringe on the strap, […]

Hotel Café Royal Offers Matches Fashion Personal Shopping

By Olivia Cuccaro If you’re in need of an outfit refresh for your next trip to London, don’t waste time shopping in advance. Hotel Café Royal has launched Fashion Now: an in-room wardrobe service and personal shopping experience in partnership with Matches that will deliver items to your suite in just 90 minutes. Exclusive to guests of Hotel Café […]

Designer Victoria Hagan on the Launch of Dream Spaces

By Lauren Jade Hill With a client roster encompassing famous names such as Vice President Joe Biden, Ronald Perelman, Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, Bob Iger, Rick Yorn and Conan O’Brien, the interior designer Victoria Hagan has become one of the most sought after designers in the United States. From a ranch in Montana to a Hamptons beach house, the designer has taken […]

Nayla Hayek on Guiding History into the Future

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. The legendary house of Harry Winston has been known as a leader in diamonds and jewelry ever since its founding in New York City in 1932. However Roberta Naas finds, under its current ownership, this luxury brand has also carved a strong leadership position for itself in the watch […]

Rare & Beautiful: A Path to Exotic Diamonds

By Manon Crespi Scott West platinum Argyle Violet ring with 2.83 carats Argyle violet diamond, 0.67 carats Argyle heart-shaped vivid pink diamonds and 0.83 carats Argyle round vivid pink diamonds, price on request, Sometimes when tragedy strikes new paths are forged. Such was the case for Larry West back in 1972. He was a jazz-piano-playing physics student at the University […]

Spa of the Week: Beach House Ocean Edge

By Olivia Cuccaro Just a short drive away from charming Boston, Cape Cod is a quaint peninsula promising oceanside serenity. The Beach House Spa at Ocean Edge is the newest destination on the Cape for a tranquil escape by the bay, located in picturesque Brewster. Situated on the 429-acre Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, The Beach House Spa draws […]

Havana Club to Host Exclusive Sobremesa

By Lauren Jade Hill Drawing on the great Cuban tradition of sobremesa, the time that’s set aside after a meal for conversation around the table, Havana Club has launched a series of Cuban sobremesa-style dinner parties in honor of its Icónica Collection of aged sipping rums. Each dinner brings together a select few creative leaders to delve into Cuban cultural […]

Design: Summerhouse Essentials

By Samantha Coles This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Summertime calls for alfresco dining, garden parties and lazy days by the pool. Fix up your summerhouse garden with these must-haves. Cyclone lounger The Cyclone rollercoaster is one of Coney Island’s oldest functioning rides, and the New York icon is the inspiration (and material) for Uhuru’s Cyclone […]

Carine Roitfelt to Curate Veuve Clicquot Widow Series

By Lauren Jade Hill Each year Veuve Clicquot pays homage to the champagne house’s founder Madame Clicquot by hosting the Veuve Clicquot Widow Series. Now firmly established on the London calendar the event allows Veuve Clicquot to collaborate with creatives who reflect the values of Madame Clicquot. For the 2017 edition, it’s the former editor of French Vogue Carine Roitfeld […]