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Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill

After spending a number of years in Singapore and Japan, Lauren returned to London, where she became deputy editor at Hg2 travel publishers. She now writes about the world’s most incredible places for Elite Traveler. She has previously written for Esquire and Food & Travel, among other travel and lifestyle publications.

Ornellaia Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Vendemmia d’Artista

By Lauren Hill

The prominent Italian winery, Ornellaia, celebrated for its Super Tuscan wines—the movement established in the ‘70s to distinguish winemakers producing innovative fine wines—is also recognized for bridging the gap between wine and fine art, the pinnacle of which is the winery’s Vendemmia d’Artista collaboration. To mark the project’s 10th anniversary this year, Ornellaia commissioned world-renowned South African artist William Kentridge […]

Kelly Hoppen Designed Spa Revealed for Celebrity Edge

By Lauren Hill

It’s said that when Celebrity Edge, the latest ship to join the Celebrity Cruises fleet, is inaugurated in November it will set a new precedent in luxury modern cruising, with a series of innovations integrated into the on-board experience. Among the ship’s most distinguishing features is its 22,000-sq-ft spa. With world-renowned designer Kelly Hoppen behind its breathtaking design, this is […]

Cocktail of the Week: Chelsea Flower Show Inspiration

By Lauren Hill

Cocktails inspired by Chelsea Flower Show, ME London Violet Crown 50ml Star of Bombay gin 20ml violet liqueur 5ml Cointreau 25ml lemon juice 15ml sugar syrup 1 egg white To create this cocktail, first combine all of the ingredients in a shaker. At ME London, these are dry shaken (without ice) to whip air into the cocktail. Four to five […]

Stay at Ruinart’s One-Bedroom Pop-up Hotel in London

By Lauren Hill

This summer, the first champagne house to have been founded, Maison Ruinart, will host a one-bedroom pop-up hotel in Primrose Hill, London. Open for just a limited time in July, the pop-up will see the transformation of a discreet London setting into a creative interpretation of Maison Ruinart that’s been designed in collaboration with creative director Tom Hingston. Named after […]

Michelin-Starred Chefs Create Collaborative Playlist for Restaurant Story

By Lauren Hill

Earlier this month, renowned chef Tom Sellers relaunched his Michelin-starred, award-winning dining spot Restaurant Story following an extensive renovation that simultaneously marked a transformation in the experience you have here. Not only has the restaurant undergone a complete redesign, the renovation has also signified the arrival of a new culinary concept and dining experience – a part of this re-imagined […]

CORE: Club Founder Jennie Enterprise on Curating Ideas

By Lauren Hill

Having become one of New York’s most prominent members’ clubs, CORE: now attracts attention from across the globe, but there’s more to this exclusive hub than first meets the eye. The club curates more than 200 events a year based on the latest trends in art, travel, cuisine, commerce and more, promoting conversation between members who prove influential in both […]

Cocktail of the Week: Cliveden 66

By Lauren Hill

Cliveden 66 Cocktail, Cliveden House 250ml vodka 125ml champagne 250ml rose liqueur 125ml Grand Marnier 3-4 gold leaves To create this cocktail, simply combine all of the ingredients in a mixing jug then pour the mixture into your individual cocktail glasses, before topping each one up with 125ml of champagne. You can sweeten them by adding a small brown sugar cube. […]

See St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort’s $60m Transformation

By Lauren Hill

As The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort emerges from a $60m renovation, the Puerto Rico property is having its finishing touches applied before its only-just-announced October grand reopening. Following the destruction caused by 2017’s hurricanes, the resort underwent a ground-up transformation, with every room and suite, the Plantation House at the heart of the resort, and every space in between, […]

Royal Salute Launches $10,000 Royal Wedding Edition Whisky

By Lauren Hill

As a whisky brand that was first created to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Royal Salute has a long and rich history of commemorating royal occasions, and now the distillery is celebrating the latest royal milestone by launching a special Royal Wedding Edition in honor of Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle. This collector’s edition is limited to […]

Elite Review: Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

By Lauren Hill

We set sail from the jetty of Fairmont Maldives on the resort’s yacht a little before sun down, cutting through the crystal clear waters of the island’s tranquil turquoise lagoon out to the waves beyond the surrounding reef. We’re not just heading offshore to see the sunset over the ocean; we’re also going in search of the dolphins that famously […]