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Elite Traveler Asia Winter 2013

FEATURES

TOP SUITES OF BALI

BY GAYATRI BHAUMIK

From traditional Balinese to contemporary luxury, these suites offer the best this Indonesian island has to offer.

BEST SUITES OF BANGKOK

BY MARGIE GOLDSMITH

You will definitely want to spend more than just one night in Bangkok after discovering the urban sanctuaries Thailand’s capital city has to offer.

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14 DAYS IN AUSTRALIA

BY JAMES WILKINSON

Two weeks is barely enough time to visit Down Under, where you will spend your days experiencing breathtaking sites, suites, spa services, and more.

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 KATY LAM

Your guide to the season’s most exclusive events in Asia, from air, yacht, and art shows to Hong Kong Fashion Week, and more.

FLASH

Elite Traveler is on the scene at the Mercedes Benz S-Class debut and Bulgari’s VIP cocktail event in Hong Kong, the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, and more.

HIGH STYLE

WATCH TRENDS

BY JESSICA MICHAULT

From rubies to diamonds, precious gems add dazzle to these sparkling timepieces.

HOROLOGY

BY SAORI OMURA

These contemporary timekeepers combine elements of the lunar calendar, merging the past with the present.

LIMITED EDITIONS

BY ELIZABETH DOERR

Two accomplished watch ateliers bring artistic design to a higher level with these timepieces.

JEWELRY TRENDS

BY DIVIA HARILELA

Ring in the New Year with these bold, beautiful pieces featuring precious gems.

GEMS & JEWELS

BY DREW TAYLOR

Rock on with your bad self wearing one of these punk art-inspired jewels that are sure to pop.

RUNWAY REPORT

BY JESSICA MICHAULT

Women’s resort wear takes center stage with a nautical theme, while men are dared to add some color to their wardrobe with bold plaid suits.

ACCESSORIES

BY DREW TAYLOR

Graphic prints and pop-inspired accessories take center stage this season.

FASHION

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID LEWIS TAYLOR
STYLING BY DREW TAYLOR

The opulent accessories, elegant jewelry, rare timepieces, and bespoke fashions we’ve assembled here represent the season’s very best.

DEPARTMENTS

JET FOCUS

BY MIKE ESPINDLE

The well-regarded Cessna Citation Sovereign has received both interior and exterior innovative upgrades.

IN FLIGHT

BY MIKE ESPINDLE

We touch down at NBAA for some first-hand experience with Gulfstream’s new G550, as well as new jets from Dassault, Embraer, and Bombardier.

TEST DRIVE

BY MIKE ESPINDLE

Jaguar’s F-Type takes the two-seater convertible to a whole new level of power, plus Mercedes-Benz and Bentley Continental both offer top-down options that combine speed and sport.

AT SEA

BY NICK WALTON

Escape the winter weariness by enjoying some fun in the sun on these yachts.

SERENITY

BY NICK WALTON

Indulge in therapeurtic (and thankfully sumptuous) spa treatments at these Singaporean sanctuaries.

CHEERS

BY NICK WALTON

Rum-runners have made it to Asia by way of premium brands such as Ron Zacapa, Bacardi, Rum Dictador, and more.

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

As if traveling to the Maldives doesn’t feel delightfully remote enough, Velaa Private Island offers guests an even more indulgent and opulent hideaway.