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The Elite Luxury Guide to Patagonia

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By Chris Moss This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. Patagonia, a vast triangle of wilderness straddling southern Argentina and Chile, is beguiling, breathtaking—and can seem overwhelming. Fly over the central steppe and the impression is one of emptiness, aridity — a windswept wasteland. Historic estancias (ranches) provide cozy, characterful lodgings and a window on the […]

Sporty stripes in this season’s men’s style

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By Kristen Shirley and Emma Reynolds This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. A style that never seems to go out of fashion, stripes graced dozens of runways this season, showcasing the trend in a fresh way, from classic sneakers to versatile shorts. Ralph Lauren sweater, $1,195, Ralph Lauren in New York, +1 212 606 2100, […]

Kim-Eva Wempe on leading a family-owned business

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What does it take to run one of the world’s largest watch retailers? As Kim-Eva Wempe tells Kristen Shirley, it’s a combination of unwavering conviction, honoring  her family’s legacy and taking the long view. It may be surprising to learn that one of the watch world’s most successful retailers doesn’t have its roots in Switzerland, but in a family-owned business […]

Extell Development Company

Extell Development Company has redefined the New York City skyline with an impressive portfolio of properties that have raised the benchmark and continue to set the standards of real estate development. Extell’s almost four-decade-long success story includes redefining luxury residential development throughout the city. Extell creates properties for those who value impeccable design, superior craftsmanship and the finest appointments. Each […]

The Ultimate Guide to Scottsdale

Even when you have a great life, sometimes it can start to feel mundane. And it’s then that you need a little break from the everyday, a palate cleanser for the soul. Whether you’re looking to unplug or get charged up, Scottsdale offers an escape filled with stunning Sonoran Desert beauty and bespoke experiences like these that will leave you […]

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A Journey for the Soul at Capella Ubud

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By Lee Cobaj This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. As difficult as it may be to drag yourself away from the decadent tented suites at the newly opened, Bill Bensley-designed Capella Ubud resort, it would be shameful to miss out on the many wonders Bali has to offer. To resolve this dilemma, it offers a […]

Check Mate: The Enduring Menswear Trend

By Elite Traveler

By Kristen Shirley and Emma Reynolds This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Classic checks never go out of style, whether on an elegant coat or on an unexpected piece, such as a cool sneaker. Tod’s coat, $3,895, Tod’s in New York, +1 212 644 5945, tods.com

Inside the Exclusive St. Barth Party Where Mariah Carey Hosts New Year’s Eve

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Mariah Carey will not be performing in Times Square, New York, on New Year’s Eve, but will instead welcome 2019 with a private display for guests at the exclusive Nikki Beach Saint Barth. Little over a year after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc upon the Caribbean island, the luxury resort, which reopened in March following an extensive rebuild, will welcome the multi-award-winning pop […]

Richard Geoffroy & Vincent Chaperon on Taking Risks

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As Richard Geoffroy retires and Vincent Chaperon becomes the new chef de cave, they speak to Kristen Shirley about legacy, waiting for the right moment and how there is no more radical champagne than Dom Pérignon. Sitting in a suite in New York City’s NoMad Hotel pouring a glass of 2008 Dom Pérignon, Richard Geoffroy seems too relaxed to be […]

Christoph Grainger-Herr on Preserving the Future

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Architect, CEO and dreamer Christoph Grainger-Herr is fearlessly paving the path for the next 150 years at historic watch brand IWC. As Kristen Shirley finds out, it’s not just numbers and sales driving his plan; it’s passion. As we kick off the celebrations for the official opening of IWC’s new watchmaking facility, the Manufakturzentrum, CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr thanks me for […]