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Portugal’s Rare Spirits Hunters

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. The Last Drop specializes in finding the “freak accidents” of the spirits world. Founders Tom Jago and James Espey call themselves the antique dealers of the liquor industry, but we think they are more than that. Rather than simply selling bottles that have been carefully accounted for and tracked […]

Cos d’Estournel Winery Launches $22,000 Vintage

By Olivia Cuccaro

In celebration of a century of wine excellence, Bordeaux’s Château Cos d’Estournel is releasing a limited-edition red vintage worth coveting. The single varietal vintage, COS100, is derived from 100-year-old Merlot vines grown on a special plot known as “Parcelle des Femmes” within the heart of the Saint-Estèphe vineyard. But eager oenophiles best act quickly — just 10 balthazars (12 liters) […]

Achille Salvagni to Debut Apollo Show in London

By Lauren Hill

Ahead of his latest show Apollo’s March debut, the architect and designer Achille Salvagni has transformed his Mayfair Atelier into a retro-futuristic space capsule inspired by set designs from iconic science fiction movies. Drawing on his fascination of space tourism and interest in the aesthetics of 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick, Salvagni has created his own spacecraft – a […]

The Best Technology Innovations for Your Wellbeing

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. MUSE HEADBAND Meditation can reduce symptoms associated with stress, depression and anxiety in both the short and long term. But for beginners, clearing your mind can be a challenge. Now, you can get real-time feedback on your brain signals during meditation. The Muse headband uses seven finely calibrated sensors […]

Spa of the Week: White Iris Beauty Spa

By Olivia Cuccaro

The Ferragamo name has long been associated with the height of Italian luxury, from the iconic designs of Salvatore Ferragamo to the Lungarno Collection of boutique hotels owned by his family. Just steps from landmarks such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo, Hotel Continentale houses a haven of tranquility at White Iris Beauty Spa, tucked away from the bustle […]

The Diamond of Your Dreams

Every woman aspires, at some point, to own the diamond of her dreams. But whether it’s a self-purchase or a gift, a diamond is often a “blind purchase”. How can you get a gorgeous sparkling diamond and ensure that you’ve made the smartest value decision? Tips have been offered on buying the diamond of your dreams. Want a brighter, whiter […]

The Menswear Designers Finding Inspiration in Travel

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the Elite Traveler Luxury Escapes Edition 2017/2018. From Costa Rica to South Korea, designers have pulled inspiration from pieces as varied as metallic woven bracelets and indigenous patterns. Nepal Shamballa Leading the charge in the men’s jewelry world, and providing a very persuasive argument, co-founder and creative director of Shamballa mads Kornerup lives and perfectly epitomizes the […]

Aqua Shard Creates Vintage Cocktail Collection

By Lauren Hill

The panoramic restaurant and bar Aqua Shard on the London landmark’s 31st floor is among the city’s most celebrated venues for cocktails with a view over the skyline at sunset and as the city lights up at night. Now the sumptuous bar with three-story high windows is paying homage to the Club Cocktails that first appeared at the beginning of […]

Cocktail of the Week: National Margarita Day

By Olivia Cuccaro

Break out the blenders, shakers and limes — it’s time to celebrate National Margarita Day. The original recipe of tequila, triple sec and lime juice leaves plenty of room for interpretive mixology, and we’ve rounded up everything from wine-infused margaritas to margaritas with extra spice. Whether you prefer yours frozen or on the rocks, with tequila or with mezcal, these […]

Watches & Wonders Takes Over Miami Design District

By Olivia Cuccaro

This past weekend, Miami was a hotspot for three of our favorite things here at Elite Traveler: watches, cars and yachts. In partnership with Miami Design District Associates (MDDA), the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) debuted Watches & Wonders, the inaugural stateside event joining 21 of the world’s leading timepiece manufacturers, alongside the Miami Design District Concours and the […]