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Elite Traveler Asia Spring/Summer 2014

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FEATURES

TOP SUITES OF SINGAPORE

BY ANDREA SEIFERT

Only the best suites, from penthouses to personal manors, will do for the king of the urban jungle in the Lion City.

14 DAYS SOUTHEAST ASIA ADVENTURE

BY SCOTT GOETZ

From the jungles of Borneo to the pristine beaches of Indonesia and beyond, take a private jet adventure tour of Southeast Asia.

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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 most exclusive events in Asia, from international boat shows and regattas to fashion weeks, beauty expos, and jewelry and wedding fairs.

FLASH

Elite Traveler Asia Edition is on the scene at the BoutiqueBoulevard event in Hong Kong, Royal Salute Maharaja of Jodhpur’s Golden Jubilee Cup in Jodhpur, the Jaguar Land Rover party for the King’s Cup Regatta party in Phuket, and more.

HIGH STYLE

WATCH TRENDS

BY JESSICA MICHAULT

White gold timepieces take center stage at this year’s SIHH.

HOROLOGY

BY JULIEN SCHAERER

We celebrate the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe with a look at the brand’s most enduring models.

LIMITED EDITIONS

BY ELIZABETH DOERR

Urushi lacquer from Japan has found its way to the West via luxury collectibles, from a Chopard timepiece to bespoke Swiss fountain pens.

JEWELRY TRENDS

BY DIVIA HARILELA

With pearl-laden pieces from premier high jewelry houses on exhibit, London’s V&A highlights the enduring appeal of the sea’s most precious gem.

RUNWAY REPORT

BY JESSICA MICHAULT

Women go native in these ethnic-inspired ensembles and men show their outgoing side in bold prints.

GEMS & JEWELS

BY DREW TAYLOR

Jet-black metals add a masculine edge to spring’s fine jewelry for him.

ACCESSORIES

BY DREW TAYLOR

Ladies and gents alike celebrate the arrival of spring with this selection of floral accented adornments.

FASHION

PHOTOGRAPHY BY GREG LOTUS

STYLING BY SIMON RASMUSSEN

A sense of forbidden danger infuses spring’s most dashing looks.

DEPARTMENTS

JET FOCUS

BY GAYATRI BHAUMIK

Bombardier brings bespoke craftsmanship to the latest iteration of its Challenger 850 model.

TEST DRIVE

BY ROBERT E. CALEM

The newest S-Class and E250 BlueTEC by Mercedes-Benz marries luxury with high-tech performance. Plus, Aston Martin brings its famed sleek lines to a sport sedan.

SERENITY

BY NICK WALTON

Koh Samui is the ideal location for island spa sanctuaries.

CHEERS

BY NICK WALTON

Gin is the latest spirit to get a high-end makeover.

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

BY NICK WALTON

Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives is the latest maison from Louis Vuitton.