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Elite Traveler Magazine September / October 2013

Elite Traveler Magazine Sep Oct 2013

FEATURES

BEST SUITES OF TORONTO

BY SAHAR KHAN

As celebs flock in for September’s international film fest, Toronto plays the disarming host with refined retreats, soothing sanctuaries, and party pads—many of them brand new.

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PUERTO RICO’S TOP SUITES

BY TOVA SYROWICZ

From big to boutique, city to sand, Puerto Rico’s hotels rival the best of the Caribbean, their star accommodations a testimony to the island’s luxe revival.

14 DAYS IN SOUTH AFRICA

BY LARRY OLMSTED

Three years after FIFA brought South Africa into the global limelight, you owe yourself a proper visit; from vineyards to beach to golf to safari, get a feel for the country’s incredible diversity and luxury on a two-week, tailor-made tour.

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 the Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival in BVI to New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.

FLASH

Elite Traveler is on the scene at Jacob & Co.’s most recent launch at Monte-Carlo’s Hôtel de Paris, Beverly Hills’ Concours d’Elegance, and beyond.

HIGH STYLE

LIMITED TIME

BY ELIZABETH DOERR

A French spirit imbues the novel watchmaking at L.Leroy and Julien Coudray 1518, where masters of eras past inspire modern-day magic.

HOROLOGY

BY JULIEN SCHAERER

Our auction expert parses the historic and technical heft of three remarkable, one-of-a-kind creations on offer at September’s charitable Only Watch auction.

WATCH TRENDS

BY JESSICA MICHAULT

Ten storied houses debut decidedly distinct renditions, from sparkling to sporty, of the whimsical minute repeater complication.

COLLECTING JEWELRY

BY DREW TAYLOR

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.

GEMS & JEWELS

BY DREW TAYLOR

Shimmering yellow gold pendants capture not only the eye, but also the magic of fall.

ACCESSORIES

BY DREW TAYLOR

The season’s softest furs tame her wild side, while he takes on the outdoors in dapper hunting duds.

RUNWAY REPORT

BY JESSICA MICHAULT

Womenswear borrows classic fabrics from the boys, who have their eyes on textiles more futuristic; plus party wear, pop star pants, and an all-American capsule collection.

FASHION

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ADAM FRANZINO

STYLING BY RONALD BURTON

Toying with glamour, longing, and ennui, the dark side of chic exposes the depths of the leading lady’s psyche.

DEPARTMENTS

FINANCE

BY RUSS ALAN PRINCE

A smart combo of charitable lead trusts and private placement life insurance might be the best way to safeguard your recent windfall.

JET FOCUS

BY MIKE ESPINDLE

Pilatus repackages the rugged versatility of its legend PC-12 turboprop in a twin-engine bizjet with greater style, speed, and reach.

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

Aston Martin’s Rapide S handles so well, you’ll forget it has four doors—until you need the extra space, that is; plus extra power-and-practicality pairings from Mercedes-Benz and Lexus.

PURE DECADENCE

BY TOVA SYROWICZ

Swoon for Verona’s ancient-meets-modern Palazzo Victoria—from the family behind Tuscan masterpiece Il Salviatino—and its all-new, four-bedroom presidential.