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Elite Traveler Magazine July/August 2013

Elite Traveler Top 101 Suites 2013 Cover

FEATURES

THE TOP 101 SUITES OF THE WORLD

BY TOVA SYROWICZ

No matter where your commitments and whims (and jet) take you in the year ahead, you’ll rest and rally extremely well—if the world’s latest batch of new and newly renovated top suites are anything to go by.

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Intuition and innovation have become indispensable to the trade, with everyone from your private staff to big-picture strategists charged not only with granting, but anticipating your every wish (yes, you get more than three), as well as delivering sweet surprises you never would have thought to ask for. So whether you’re looking to party with 60 of your closest friends or chill with family in some far-flung, sunny spot, rekindle a great romance or get down to some serious business (why not all four?), we’ve got a lineup that’s sure to whet your wanderlust, and exceed all expectations.

HIGH LIFE

NEWS & PREVIEWS

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

ELITE ACCESS

BY TOVA SYROWICZ

Your guide to the season’s most exclusive events around the world, from the Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival in BVI to New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.

FLASH

Elite Traveler is on the scene at Girard-Perregaux’s latest launch in South Beach, a private Lagerfeld exhibit at the Rolls-Royce HQ in England and beyond.

HIGH STYLE

LIMITED TIME

BY ELIZABETH DOERR

Modern boutique brands Arnold & Son and Ellicott give new resonance to the legends of British watchmaking.

HOROLOGY

BY JULIEN SCHAERER

Of the many, many watches that made their global debut at Baselworld, this trio rose above the din to catch our auction expert’s eye.

WATCH TRENDS

BY JESSICA MICHAULT

From record breakers and world firsts to beautifully poetic pieces, this selection of Basel’s most innovative—and dazzling—inspires not only awe, but serious desire as well.

COLLECTING JEWELRY

BY DREW TAYLOR

Captivating collectors and setting new highs at auction, fancy colored diamonds are hotter than ever—get the scoop on why from Bonhams’s Director of US Jewelry Susan Abeles.

GEMS & JEWELS

BY DREW TAYLOR

Get back to nature this summer with raw and rough-cut gems abloom in gorgeous green and floral shades.

ACCESSORIES

BY DREW TAYLOR

Be perfectly on trend with pearls and tweed or studs and snakeskin, while your man packs for his next big trip with a mind to versatile footwear and something that never goes out of style—fresh, hydrated skin.

RUNWAY REPORT

BY JESSICA MICHAULT

Take on the dog days of summer with light linen for the lads and refreshing water hues for the ladies, plus accessories that run the gamut from punky posh to Gatsby dapper.

DEPARTMENTS

FINANCE

BY RUSS ALAN PRINCE

The United States’ robust life insurance market offers an attractive proposition for foreign
nationals with no financial ties to the country.

JET FOCUS

BY MIKE ESPINDLE

Bombardier’s midsize Challenger family introduces its newest member, promising peak performance and cabin comfort
beyond compare.

AT SEA

BY MIKE ESPINDLE

Set sail for distant and enthralling lands, like pristine Polynesia and the mystical Middle East, on one of these luxe yachts, tricked out to deliver the pleasures of home while enhancing the charm of the sea.

TEST DRIVE

BY MIKE ESPINDLE

From concept to execution, Jaguar’s F-Type delivers bad boy thrills and open-road gallantry, plus more double duty from Aston Martin’s Vanquish and Ducati’s Hyperstrada.