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RIMOWA Celebrates 80 Years of a Design Icon

By Lauren Jade Hill First established in 1898, the premium luggage brand RIMOWA has long proven its enduring appeal. And now the brand is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its most iconic design, the distinctive aluminium suitcase. To mark this moment in RIMOWA’s history, close friends of the brand are inviting us into the world of their personal travel by […]

Watches: In the Zone

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. You probably have a dual-time watch, and you might have a worldtimer—what else do you need to track time around the globe? If you’re a frequent traveler to India, Australia or even some parts of Canada, whose time zones are offset by 30 or 45 minutes instead […]

Bremont Takes an American Road Trip

By Olivia Cuccaro Luxury timepieces are often associated with the Swiss countryside, but for Bremont it’s all about the UK. To celebrate the brand’s heritage, co-founders (and brothers) Nick and Giles English embarked on a road trip in a car that shares their British background — a 1970 Jaguar Series II E-Type. Originally restored by their late father, Euan English, […]

Spa of the Week: Brown Beach House Croatia

By Olivia Cuccaro While there’s much to be said for spas with sprawling facilities (like last week’s ITC Kaya Kalp), sometimes true tranquility can be found when we think smaller. On the Croatian coast, boutique property Brown Beach House has unveiled a newly updated spa that provides the ultimate relaxation by the Adriatic sea. Set within the greenery of a […]

Rare & Beautiful: Moving Parts

By Manon Crespi It could be said that I have an ardent affection for all jewelry designers simply due to their ability to create something visually exquisite. When said jewelry designers are also mathematicians, architects and philosophers? Well, then they have me enthralled with their genius as well! I had the pleasure of meeting three of these beautiful, passionate and […]

Tech: Three Design Collaborations You Need to Know

By Samantha Coles This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. HERMÈS APPLE WATCH Two of the most recognizable brands have collaborated to create a timepiece that merges beauty and function. The Series 2 Apple Watch has built-in GPS, a dual-core processor and is water resistant up to 50m—all complemented with the finely handcrafted leather straps from […]

Marking 160 Years of Moser Crystal

By Samantha Coles This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Founded by Ludwig Moser in 1857, Moser Crystal has created exceptional works for discerning clientele ever since, crafting bespoke pieces for heads of state and royal families. This year the brand celebrates 160 years of fine craftsmanship and we visited the anniversary exhibition at Thomas Goode […]

Berluti Unveils a Second Women’s Capsule Collection

By Olivia Cuccaro Already a beloved luxury menswear brand, Parisian fashion house Berluti is making a foray into feminine footwear just in time for fall. The second women’s capsule collection includes new models as well as classic designs in Berluti’s iconic Venezia calfskin. The brand’s distinctive leather look comes from natural pigments and essential oils being rubbed into the material, and […]

Christie’s to Offer Iconic Photographs for Sale

By Olivia Cuccaro They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but when it’s up for auction at Christie’s, it’s worth a few hundred thousand dollars too. The renowned auction house has announced a lineup of photography sales this month offering iconic works from the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Collection, and Donald and Alice Lappé Collection, as well as […]

The Best Mohair Sweaters For Men

Mohair is making a comeback. Made exclusively from the hair of the Angora goat, mohair has a silk-like texture that is most recognizable due to its fluffy composition and shiny appearance. On the runways the material never went away, with everyone from Versace to Calvin Klein regularly using mohair in their shows. However it has only been recently that the […]