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Elite Traveler Asia Winter 2014

FEATURES

TOP WORLDWIDE RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENTS

BY COLEMAN BENTLEY AND ELITE TRAVELER STAFF
RESEARCH BY DON RAUF

Step inside any of these top-ranked residential properties and you will find it hard to ever leave. Discover the best real estate, including high-rise penthouses with panoramic views, private communities featuring a 24-hour concierge, and stand-alone units with spa access. These properties are more than just a place to rest your head; with amenities like on-site golf courses and ski access, you will relish where you live.

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TOP SUITES OF CAMBODIA, LAOS, AND VIETNAM

BY SCOTT GOETZ

The best suites of this region don’t disappoint with sky-rise views and top-notch amenities.

HIGH LIFE

NEWS & PREVIEWS

The latest updates in luxury travel across Asia and the world. Plus a special section of Confidante.

ELITE ACCESS BY NICK WALTON

Your guide to the most exclusive events around Asia, from air shows to regattas.

FLASH

Elite Traveler Asia Edition is on the scene at the 17th annual Shanghai International Film Festival, the Piaget Rose Day in Hong Kong, and other fabulous events.

HIGH STYLE

LIMITED EDITIONS BY ELIZABETH DOERR

Custom watches are always in style, but watches with a unique take on historical events truly take the idea of a custom watch to the next level.

WATCH TRENDS BY JESSICA MICHAULT

Ladies timepieces prove they are just as awe-worthy as men’s timepieces this winter.

JEWELRY TRENDS BY DIVIA HARILELA

Body jewelry from arm candy to tiaras will add a dramatic flair to any ensemble.

GEMS & JEWELS

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID LEWIS TAYLOR

Precious gems make these statement rings must-haves.

ACCESSORIES

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID LEWIS TAYLOR

Ladies will celebrate the glitzy clutches, and men will feast their eyes on the briefcases in this section.

RUNWAY REPORT

BY JESSICA MICHAULT

Women embrace 60s style with upbeat vibes while men’s fashion highlights a more classic look.

FASHION

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE MENKE

STYLING BY HAIDEE FINDLAY-LEVIN

Fall brings with it a blast of 60s-inspired fashion.

DEPARTMENTS

CHEERS

BY NICK WALTON

We examine the best brands of cognac on the market.

TEST DRIVE

BY COLEMAN BENTLEY

Elite Traveler Asia Edition drives the Audi A8 L TDI on the open road, and we are not disappointed by the luxury amenities.

JET FOCUS

BY COLEMAN BENTLEY

The Jetstream G650 has set a record for speed, and now it is available in the private jet market.

SERENITY

BY NICK WALTON

Relaxing is hard to do in the big city, but Shanghai doesn’t follow this rule, providing plenty of relaxing spas to choose from.

THE GUIDE

A must read, Elite Traveler Asia Edition’s guide previews the best restaurants, bars, clubs, and places to be seen this season.

PURE DECADENCE

BY NICK WALTON

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa in the Maldives is the latest hotspot for private jet travelers to flock to this winter.