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Women’s Style: Lavender by Twilight

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. For your black-tie affairs this summer, look no further than a lovely lavender gown. Superb examples were seen at Dennis Basso and Carolina Herrera, both known for their impeccable construction and sumptuous fabrics. At Dennis Basso, a velvet tank tops a delicately pleated chiffon skirt. Incredibly detailed […]

Harrods Host a Celebration of High Jewelry

By Lauren Jade Hill Throughout the coming weeks Harrods will be hosting a Celebration of High Jewelry in the Harrods Fine Jewelry Room. Held in collaboration with some of the world’s most revered jewelry houses, the exhibition will feature pieces by brands such as Graff, Harry Winston and Cartier, among many others. Taking a closer look at the beauty of […]

Men’s Style: Going Sockless

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. We’re taking this concept of minimizing layers all the way down to our toes by choosing footwear that can be worn sans socks. From espadrilles to Sabah’s handmade leather shoes, they fit right in with a double-breasted suit as well as they do with shorts and […]

Spa of the Week: San Clemente Palace Kempinski

By Olivia Cuccaro When your Italian adventure calls for a spa retreat, escape to a private island in the Lagoon of Venice. San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice has recently debuted its spa in partnership with local perfumery The Merchant of Venice to offer Venetian luxury from head to toe. Just a private boat ride away from Piazza San Marco, the […]

Jewelry: Fan Favorites

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. A recent trend in the jewelry world, fan-shaped jewelry, has been catching our eye. With a bit of a vintage feel, these pieces remain thoroughly modern and showcase excellent craftsmanship and some special stones. Picchiotti designed a couture ring to celebrate its 50th anniversary. It even graces […]

Women’s Style: Around the World with Louis Vuitton

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. This summer, Louis Vuitton launches a new personalization program called My LV World Tour, giving the opportunity to add playful patches to some of its most iconic styles. The patches are modern, but reflect the brand’s roots in travel during the days when your luggage would boast […]

Roberta Naas on Vintage-Inspired Watches

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. It’s not just the world of fashion that’s plundering the past for inspiration— the latest trend in luxury watches is to embrace a vintage look, to effortlessly encapsulate timeless style. We’re all familiar with the term vintage styling, but what exactly does it mean in the world of newly […]

Armarium Hosts East Coast Pop-Ups

By Olivia Cuccaro Putting together a last-minute designer outfit has never been easier than in today’s age of apps. In 2016, Armarium launched its platform for on-demand luxury offering members access to runway looks through the use of a mobile app. From founders Trisha Gregory and Alexandra Lind Rose, Armarium is making it even simpler to step up your summer […]

Spa of the Week: The Spa Hotel Healdsburg

By Olivia Cuccaro As harvest approaches, a trip to the Sonoma region of California promises a serene getaway where wine is at the heart of relaxing spa treatments. On the Western edge of the historic wine country town, Hotel Healdsburg provides a sense of place from its calm atmosphere to its farm-to-spa services. The Spa Hotel Healdsburg features six treatment […]

Harrods Salon de Parfums offers New Sensory Experience

By Lauren Jade Hill Harrods Salon de Parfums was first launched in 2014, providing a tranquil and discreet setting on the sixth floor of the department store. Within this opulent space of white marble and crystal chandeliers, contemporary boutiques are home to a collection of the world’s leading perfume houses. Now, this world-renowned enclave of perfumeries has been expanded to […]