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Under the Sea: Ocean Jewelry

By Kristen Shirley Designers probed the ocean’s depths and plundered seafaring myths for inspiration when creating these stunning jewels. David Webb brings Neptune to life in a carved yellow gold and platinum brooch, embellished with green enamel, pearls and precious stones. Monica Rich Kosann’s playful octopus has diamond eyes and swinging tentacles. London-based designer Elizabeth Gage carved a 32.80 carat […]


Dr. Sturm Molecular Cosmetics

By Kristen Shirley There are plenty of doctor-created skincare lines out there, but there is nothing (and no one) quite like Dr. Barbara Sturm. With her rockstar looks and outgoing personality, Dr. Sturm is one of a kind. Dr. Sturm believes in non-surgical or minimally-invasive beauty treatments and harnesses the body’s own regenerative powers to fight aging and speed healing. […]


Chuan Spa at The Langham, Chicago

By Tenley Satre Conveniently located downtown at The Langham, Chicago, the Chuan Spa offers an urban sanctuary inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chuan means flowing water and is reflective of the nourishing and rejuvenating benefits. Before your spa treatment, it is recommended to take part in the Chuan Bathing Ritual, an aromatic and sensory experience. It begins by relaxing in […]


World’s Most Expensive Potato Chips, Priced at $56 for 5

By Codelia Mantsebo A Swedish microbrewery, St Erik’s, has created an exclusive range of five potato chips available for $56, designed to be accompanied with the brand’s premium beer. “A first-­class beer deserves a first-­class snack, and this is why we made a major effort to produce the world’s most exclusive potato chips. We’re incredibly proud to be able to […]


Luxe Leopard

By Kristen Shirley The fashion world has long considered leopard to be another neutral and this season kicked its obsession with the print into high gear. Left: Givenchy, see pg.2. Right: Dennis Basso natural lippi coat, $35,000, Dennis Basso New York, Maria D’Este, +1 212 794 4500 The pinnacle of this trend? A leopard-spotted fur coat. New York designer and furrier […]


Canali Launches E-Commerce

By Kristen Shirley This October, luxury Italian menswear company Canali launches its American e-commerce website and celebrates with a limited-edition collaboration with fellow Italian brand, Pryma. Exclusively made for Canali and available only at, the headphones mix Canali’s inimitable style with Pryma’s technical prowess. They use state-of-the-art high fidelity technology to provide exceptional sound quality. Lightweight and perfectly contoured […]


20 Years of Parmigiani Fleurier

By Kristen Shirley This article originally appeared in the September/October 2016 issue of Elite Traveler. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Parmigiani Fleurier has released a special timepiece that holds a secret and celebrates its heritage. When the company launched in 1996, Parmigiani created only table clocks and unique pieces for collectors. In 1999, the first watch was released, the Kalpa Hebdomadaire, […]


New “Rich Kids” Social Media App Costs $1,000 a Month

By Codelia Mantsebo A new social networking app for the affluent consumer has launched. Crowning itself as the “world’s most exclusive social network,” Rich Kids, a new photo sharing app, separates itself from the regular, free-to-use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by charging its users a $1,000 monthly fee for premium membership. While the Rich Kids app can […]


Phuong Dang Launches Fragrance Collection

By Kristen Shirley You need to have something very special make the beauty buyers at Barneys New York take notice, but one encounter with artist Phuong Dang and her new perfumes was all it took for them to exclusively snap up the collection. Dang’s take on “liquid emotion” with stunning packaging and, of course, beautiful scents are sure to be […]


ESPA Life at Corinthia London

By Kristen Shirley Calling it a spa doesn’t do justice to all it offers, which explains the unique name of the spa at Corinthia London, ESPA Life. The spa has a strong focus on mindfulness and offers traditional spa services for travelers as well as a unique membership program for Londoners. The spa is spread over four floors and has […]

Pool at ESPA Life at Corinthia London