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The Season’s Best Bar Accessories

By Olivia Cuccaro

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. BACCARAT Petit Palais Ispahan decanter For those preferring pieces from a bygone era, this re-edition of the decanter presented at the 1878 World’s Fair in Paris is limited to 100 numbered clear crystal copies hand-painted in colored enamel and gold. $7,360, baccarat.com CHRISTOFLE Marly crystal vodka glass Add a […]

Glove Me Tender: This Winter’s Top Men’s Gloves

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. It’s always good to have options when it comes to keeping your precious digits covered and protected. Casual, dress and snow are the three main contexts to consider when making a purchase. CASUAL Loro Plana Casual doesn’t mean you have to forego luxury. These Gregory gloves are made from […]

10 Best Luxury Luggage Lines

By Olivia Cuccaro

When preparing for a trip, be it for business or pleasure, decisions on what clothing, shoes and accessories will tag along with you can be tricky. No matter the climate or occasion, when the choices are made you’ll need a stylish suitcase to accompany your travels – and to house your wardrobe for the duration if there’s more than one […]

Spa of the Week: The Spa at Culloden

By Olivia Cuccaro

There’s something magical about Belfast during the holiday season, and spending it in a Gothic mansion perched within the Northern Ireland woodlands makes it all the more enchanting. Stroll through the charming Christmas markets in the city center, cozy up by the fireplace with a cup of tea (or an Irish whiskey cocktail), then set time aside for some seasonal […]

Roberta Naas on Automaton Watches

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Only a handful of brands offer these incredible feats of art and mechanics, which can take several hundred hours to make and assemble—something that is reflected in their price. Moving magic on the wrist is the best way to describe this rare breed of watches. A concept that predates […]

Cocktail of the Week: Hennessy XO Two Branches

By Olivia Cuccaro

Hennessy XO Two Branches at Per Se  1.5 oz Hennessy XO cognac 1/2 oz oz Prune de Souillac Louis Roque 1/2 oz Antica Formula vermouth 1/2 oz honey To create this cocktail of the week, stir Hennessy XO, Prune de Souillac Louis Roque, Antica Formula vermouth and honey with ice. Serve straight up and garnish with an orange twist. At Elite Traveler, we […]

Celebrating the Innovative Watches of Voutilainen

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. One of the industry’s most beloved independent watchmakers, Kari Voutilainen is as well-known for his artistry and dedication to métiers d’art as he is for his innovative, and sometimes mind-bending, timepieces featuring in-house movements. Voutilainen uses traditional horology techniques, but the resulting timepieces are anything but traditional thanks to […]

National Geographic Releases Inspirational Book of Timeless Journeys

By Lauren Hill

Just in time for the holidays, National Geographic has launched its latest coffee table book Timeless Journeys taking inspiration from the extraordinary destinations ventured to on National Geographic Expeditions. Bringing together 50 destinations everyone should see once in their lifetime, this book both inspires and informs through the words of great travel writers—with the foreword written by National Geographic Expeditions […]

Spa of the Week: Spa Grande Grand Wailea

By Olivia Cuccaro

From hiking in dense rainforest for a glimpse of cascading waterfalls to snorkeling beside vibrant marine life, Maui has so much to explore. But just because the island is full of adventure at every turn of the Road to Hāna doesn’t mean there isn’t just as much opportunity to sit back and find your center. As the largest spa in […]

Elite Traveler’s Ultimate Gift Guide is Now Live

It’s that time of year again, and if you’re panicking about buying your dearest and nearest presents for the holiday season why not have a look at Elite Traveler’s Ultimate Gift Guide for inspiration? Having spent the year collating the best gifts, the Elite Traveler editors have compiled the best gifts to give this holiday season, regardless of whether you’re buying for a gourmand, […]