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Elite Traveler Magazine November / December 2013

Elite Traveler Magazine Nov Dec 2013

FEATURES

COVER STORY: OUR ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

BY DREW TAYLOR

Shower the ones you love this holiday season with the opulent accessories, elegant jewelry, rare timepieces, and bespoke fashions we’ve assembled to make your gift giving strictly irresistible and completely unforgettable.

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TOP LUXURY TRAIN SUITES

BY MAYA VANDENBERG

All aboard for enchantment, glamour, and old-world luxury! Experience the romance of the rails in the premier berths on board exclusive luxury trains that traverse classical routes like Moscow to Mongolia, Paris to Istanbul, Delhi to Mumbai, and more.

BEST SUITES OF BANGKOK

BY MARGIE GOLDSMITH

When Thailand’s exotic capital calls, answer with an elite stay in one of these incredible top suites. Choose from mystical spa sanctuaries and modern party pads, to refined residences fit for royalty.

14 DAYS IN INDIA

BY SCOTT GOETZ

Experience a more spiritual side of the subcontinent and feed your soul on our exclusive two-week quest that takes you from mystic Varanasi and sunny Goa, to remote Jaisalmer, and beyond.

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

Your guide to the season’s most exclusive events around the world, from Art Basel in Miami Beach to the Franschhoek Festival in South Africa.

Flash

Elite Traveler is on the scene at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Bugatti’s fashion debut in Milan, Panerai’s yacht regatta in Marblehead, and more.

HIGH STYLE

LIMITED TIME

BY ELIZABETH DOERR

Contemporary German watchmakers create complex timepieces that evoke a sublime simplicity, as well. Meet two leaders of this movement here.

HOROLOGY

BY SAORI OMURA

Three superb examples of haute horlogerie caught the eye of our watch collecting expert at the recent Only Watch auction in Monaco.

WATCH TRENDS

BY JESSICA MICHAULT

The ever-popular diamond serves as the ultimate expression of permanence and admiration, especially when explored in both classic and playful executions by today’s top watchmakers.

RUNWAY REPORT

BY JESSICA MICHAULT

A distinctly upscale redux of vintage punk aesthetic hallmarks the recent collections of top designers. Plus: Men are given ample and interesting options for updating their winter coats this season.

DEPARTMENTS

FINANCE

BY RUSS ALAN PRINCE

Single-family offices are prone to the same outsourcing temptations of any business. Just be sure that by going outside, you are not compromising the value of the operation.

JET FOCUS

BY MIKE ESPINDLE

The robust, but luxurious EC175 helicopter from Eurocopter promises to deliver new levels of comfort, style, and functionality to medium-class helo customers.

TEST DRIVE

BY MIKE ESPINDLE

The latest iteration of Mercedes-Benz’s flagship S-Class delivers technological marvels that, frankly, will come to define the future of driving itself. Plus: An eco-diesel beauty from MB and Jaguar’s addictive, super-charged convertible tourer.
 

PURE DECADENCE

BY MIKE ESPINDLE

The gem of Hamilton Island—Australia’s much-favored haven for high-end yachtsmen and their fans—The Beach House at uber-resort qualia contains stylish residential touches that made Oprah Winfrey feel downright at home Down Under.