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Elite Traveler Asia Spring/Summer 2013

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FEATURES

TOP 100 RESTAURANTS IN THE WORLD

Elite Traveler and Laurent-Perrier champagne present the very best 100 eateries on the planet, from Michelin heavyweights in France and Spain to rising stars in Mexico, South Africa, Australia and beyond.

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TOP SUITES OF TOKYO

BY MARGIE GOLDSMITH

Reaching for the clouds in Japan’s frenetic, yet deeply sensuous and spiritual capital, Tokyo’s top suites tout striking city views along with amenities that up your comfort level to heavenly.

BEST SUITES OF SYDNEY & MELBOURNE

BY JAMES GREGORY WILKINSON

Our selection of penthouse villas, presidential suites and boutique bijou accommodations with opulent interiors and impeccable service guarantees an exceptional stay down under.

14 DAYS: A GOURMAND’S TOUR OF FRANCE

BY PAYAL UTTAM

Explore the culinary capital of the world, and indulge in world-class wine, Michelin-starred cuisine and cultural curiosities that’ll satiate even the most uncompromising gastronome.
 

HIGH LIFE

NEWS & PREVIEWS

The latest updates in luxury travel, services and style, plus Glitterati on the Go, Confidante, Private Dining and a special Shopping section.

ELITE ACCESS

BY NICK WALTON

Your guide to the season’s most exclusive events in Asia, from jewelry and art fairs to yacht shows, regattas, travel expos and more.

FLASH

Elite Traveler is on the scene at Breguet’s tenth-anniversary celebration in Hong Kong, Mulberry’s flagship opening in Singapore and beyond.

HIGH STYLE

WATCH TRENDS

BY JESSICA MICHAULT

This season stainless steel shines as the winner in timepiece design.

HOROLOGY

BY NATE BORGELT

Analog meet digital: Haute horology doesn’t always mean two-handed time. Inventive watchmakers incorporate digital and retrograde movements in inspiring pieces.

LIMITED EDITIONS

BY ELIZABETH DOERR

Rare materials and elements of fine moving art bring innovation and whimsy to timepieces that suspend belief and almost time itself.

JEWELRY TRENDS

BY DIVIA HARILELA

Spring’s first blush plays to its nascent, emblematic motifs in this collection of the season’s prettiest jewels.

GEMS & JEWELS

BY DREW TAYLOR

Jewelry designers’ love affair with yellow gold continues this season, as attested by these gilt accessories.

RUNWAY REPORT

BY JESSICA MICHAULT

Eastern elements add Oriental allure to women’s wardrobes, and a menswear classic gets a makeover with bright colors and bold prints. Plus footwear trends (fur heels, anyone?), a spot-on print and Acne in Asia.

ACCESSORIES

BY DREW TAYLOR

Wood, Plexiglass and beaded pieces add textural appeal for the ladies, while the lads get schooled in a color-combo update and brolly basics.

FASHION

PHOTOGRAPHY BY GILLES-MARIE ZIMMERMANN
STYLING BY SIMON RASMUSSEN

From poolside afternoons to late-night languor, welcome spring to the city with retro-chic aplomb.

DEPARTMENTS

JET FOCUS

BY MIKE ESPINDLE

Boeing celebrates the newest addition to its family of private jets with the launch of BBJ Max 8.

IN FLIGHT

BY MIKE ESPINDLE

Read up on Asia’s latest round of bizjet news, from ABACE’s banner year in Shanghai to Dassault’s regional expansion and more.

AT SEA

BY NICK WALTON

Cruise Asia’s tropical waters in opulence and comfort on board these state-of-the-art vessels.

TEST DRIVE

BY MIKE ESPINDLE

Land Rover outdoes itself with an even better Range Rover, plus solid, multitalented SUVs from Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz.

SERENITY

BY NICK WALTON

Pristine beaches, azure waters and lush mountains serve as backdrops for a rejuvenating blend of Oriental and Occidental therapies at Mauritius’s top spas.

CHEERS

BY NICK WALTON

In vodka’s shadow no longer, tequila is having its moment as Asia’s latest spirit of choice.

THE GUIDE

Our guide to the hottest new clubs, bars, lounges and restaurants in some of the most happening cities on the planet.

PURE DECADENCE

A mountain-draped sanctuary in Vietnam, the Danang Sun Peninsula Resort has upped the region’s ante on luxury.