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Rare and Beautiful: Vicenza

By Manon Crespi My eyes first go to the meticulously cut, precious gemstones when observing fine jewelry.  I think about which remote mine they came from and how long it took the miners to discover them. I’m drawn to the way the gemstones are set into glimmering gold and how the gold is fashioned into a fantastical design with unparalleled […]


Christian Louboutin Celebrates with Jaeger-LeCoultre on 85th Birthday of Reverso Exclusively at Harrods

  By Codelia Mantsebo In celebration of the iconic Revero’s 85th anniversary, Jaeger-LeCoultre showcases exclusively at the Harrods Fine Watch Room. The presentation of two new editions is created in collaboration with luxurious shoe legend Christian Louboutin. The latest Reversos; The Loopi-Loop and Officer Straps see a creative clash between the two luxurious brands in a brilliantly fanciful collaborative endeavor. These […]


World Time Watches from Patek Philippe and Andersen Genève

This article originally appeared in Elite Traveler July/August 2016 By Kristen Shirley In the early 1930s, Swiss watchmaker Louis Cottier created a mechanism that displayed all 24 time zones on a watch dial. His invention has been used to beautiful, and useful, effect by watchmakers ever since. Patek Philippe is widely credited with taking Cottier’s invention and creating the first […]


Around the World: Paying Homage to the Traveler

This article originally appeared in Elite Traveler July/August 2016. By Kristen Shirley This year, Vacheron Constantin pays homage to the traveler with a reinvented Overseas collection that contains perhaps the ultimate timepiece for a 21st century globetrotter, a new world timer Vacheron Constantin has been serving the needs of travelers since the late 19th century, so it is no surprise […]


The Review: Cowshed Spa at Soho House Chicago

By Tenley Satre The Cowshed Spa at the Soho House Chicago has rustic charm combined with the comfort of a proper English home. Crystal chandeliers and reclaimed wood adorn the walls. Cleverly named organic products line the shelves. All around you will notice nods to the first Soho House Spa in Somerset, England which was built inside of an old […]

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Faraone Mennella Celebrate Fifteen Years

By Manon Crespi The Faraone Mennella RFMAS signature collection is best known for its tactile surfaces of smooth, polished gold fashioned into unusual shapes, bridging the gap between ancient Tuscan craftsmanship and contemporary form. Its couture collection, comprised of opulent, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, is inspired by exotic, colored gemstones mined in Colombia, Brazil and India. Hallmark jewelry collections, partnerships with […]


Top Summer Beauty Picks

By Kristen Shirley It’s August, which means it’s officially vacation time. Whether you’re on a superyacht in the Mediterranean or checking into one of Elite Traveler’s Top 100 Suites, we have the perfect beauty picks for you.

View from Missoni Cabanas at Four Seasons Resort Maui

Harry Winston Arrives in Houston

By Olivia Cuccaro The House of Harry Winston is bringing its signature sparkle to Houston, Texas with the opening of a new retail salon. River Oaks District, site of the exclusive new salon, is a 14-acre open-air luxury shopping center in inner Houston. The shopping destination is also home to luxury jewelers and watchmakers Cartier, Chopard and Van Cleef & […]

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Legacy Business School Redefines Education in New York This Fall

  Legacy Business School will debut in New York City this October 2016 with the primary objective of preparing entrepreneurs and visionary leaders of tomorrow. Located in Trump Tower on Manhattan’s prestigious Fifth Avenue, Legacy Business School is an industry game changer offering students a unique educational experience. Through an exclusive combination of innovative studies, real world business experiences and […]

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Armarium Debuts Missoni in Sag Harbor

By Olivia Cuccaro As July comes to a close, summer is still vibrant as ever with the release of Armarium’s ArmixBaronsCove Collection featuring Missoni. Launched in April 2016, Armarium is a platform for on-demand luxury offering members access to runway looks through the use of a mobile app. Founders Trisha Gregory and Alexandra Lind Rose put their years in the […]

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