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Charlotte Olympia x Globe-Trotter

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Inject some English glamour into your travels with Charlotte Olympia’s capsule collection for Globe-Trotter. The fabulous shoe designer and venerable luxury travel brand teamed up for a four-piece collection, available for a limited time. In addition to a 20in and 30in trolley and a glamorous […]

Men’s Style: The Kooples Journey through Asia

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Waris Ahluwalia is a fixture on the fashion and social scenes. His personal style landed him on Vanity Fair’s 2010 international best-Dressed list and British GQ’s best-Dressed list, international edition, in 2016. Ahluwalia also designs a jewelry collection, House of Waris, and has acted […]

Rare & Beautiful: The Irresistible Opal

By Manon Crespi The opal gemstone holds an indefinable allure for me. There’s something about its iridescence and dancing flashes of color that has always reminded me of water. After speaking with my gemologist friend, Anissa Carroll, I discovered I wasn’t far off. According to Carroll, a Gemological Institute of America graduate and long-time international diamond and colored gemstone grader, […]

Uncover the Extraordinary with XO Private

By Lauren Jade Hill It was out of a passion for experiential travel and adventure that Belgium-born, Uganda-raised entrepreneur Yvan Vermeesch originally established XO Private; with the desire to connect luxury travel providers with affluent travelers, Vermeesch set out to create the most inspiring coffee table book available that was published exclusively with luxury travelers in mind. Naming this compilation The […]

Jewelry: Black and White

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Nothing makes a white diamond sparkle more than contrasting it with black. Glittering black diamonds, smooth onyx or dark rhodium-plated gold all offset the gems in these dramatic pieces. Author Truman Capote’s black and white ball in 1966, and his elegant inner circle of socialite “swans,” served […]

Women’s Style: Slim Suits

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Could it be? Did designers decide to truly give women who work something to wear to the office, as well as a chic evening alternative to a dress? Yes! For pre-fall, many prim and fashionable looks walked the runway, but our favorite is the slim suit. […]

The Fussy Shopper VIP Gifting Service

By Lauren Jade Hill “If I can’t find something for a client, I become obsessed with getting it, so I get a real buzz when I’ve found it,” Sophie says as she sits across from me. In partnership, Sophie Spencer and Natalie Bellamy founded the high-end personal shopping, personal gifting and corporate gifting service The Fussy Shopper just over a […]

Roberta Naas on High-Tech Materials

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Timepieces have moved on from the days of only gold and steel – and the properties afforded by cutting-edge alloys nowadays leave us wondering what could possibly come next. The watch industry has come a long way from its stainless steel and 18K gold days. Mind you, those […]

The 60th Anniversary of Piaget’s Altiplano

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. When Piaget introduced its ultra-thin self-winding movement in 1957, it was revolutionary. Since then, the brand has established itself at the forefront of ultra-thin timepieces, breaking many records and consistently striving to be even thinner. To celebrate the iconic Altiplano’s 60th anniversary, Piaget has created […]

Art Showcase: The Other Art Fair, New York

By Lauren Jade Hill This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Presented by internationally renowned Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair focuses on providing some of the world’s most exciting emerging artists with an audience of discerning art collectors. Following its success in the UK and Australia, the event will take place for the first time […]