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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.

Where to go for the Fall Wine Harvest

By Lauren Hill

Immerse yourself in the landscape, cuisine and celebrations of fall’s grape harvest by setting out for these flourishing wine regions and some of their most inviting wine-focused hotels. Domaine de Manville, Provence FRANCE With as many as nine different wine appellations, this is a region that’s noted for the diversity of its wine as well as the beauty of its […]

The November Auction of Bella Fortuna Estate

Originally listed at $39 million, Bella Fortuna located at 534 Bontona Ave. in Fort Lauderdale’s exclusive Las Olas Isles, is an award-winning, private trophy estate presiding over a rare, elevated peninsula with 750 feet of waterfront. With architectural design by Jeffrey Smith and interior design by Bunny Williams, this newly-constructed, Palm-Beach-inspired, classic Venetian masterpiece is adorned with intricate craftsmanship and […]

Heckfield Place Launches The Assembly Cultural Experiences

By Lauren Hill

Following a number of years of extensive renovation, the Georgian Hampshire estate Heckfield Place opened as a luxury hotel at the start of September. Now you stay within the country house’s 400 acres of farmland, ancient heather, orchards and woodland while indulging in the epicurean cuisine of chef Skye Gyngell and treatments of Little Bothy Spa. But the latest announcement […]

Cartier Hosts London Fashion Week Celebration

By Lauren Hill

This weekend Cartier celebrated the spirit of its Juste un Clou collection for a London Fashion Week event hosted by managing director Laurent Feniou. Held in London’s iconic neighborhood, Soho, the brand presented a daring showcase created in collaboration with director Christian Larson. With moments of bold creativity throughout the evening, highlights included a dynamic photo booth capturing inspirations from […]

Cocktail of the Week: The Nam Hai, Vietnam

By Lauren Hill

The Birds Nest Cocktail at Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai 1.5 oz Grey Goose vodka 0.3 oz Southern Comfort 1.0 oz Salanganes water 0.5 oz mandarin juice 0.15 oz house-made brine 0.15 oz lime juice 0.3 oz sugar syrup The creative Birds Nest cocktail is a light, refreshing drink that’s distinguished by its mandarin flavors and sweet tropical notes. […]

A New Immersion into Australian Wine with COMO

By Lauren Hill

One of Perth’s most celebrated luxury hotels, COMO The Treasury, has just announced the launch of its new Millbrook Winery Experience, giving guests an exclusive immersion into Western Australia’s famous food and wine scene. Following a helicopter tour over Perth taking in sites including the Swan River and Cottesloe Beach, you’ll land in Margaret River’s award-winning wine estate, Millbrook Winery, […]

Celebrated Chef Francis Mallmann Makes London Debut

By Lauren Hill

One of South America’s most celebrated chefs, Francis Mallmann, is set to make his London debut this October with a residency at Dorchester Collection’s Mayfair hotel, 45 Park Lane. The latest in a chef series hosted by Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant CUT, the residency will see Mallmann join the restaurant’s executive chef David McIntyre in creating a six-course menu, which will […]

Glenmorangie turns Whisky Casks into Limited Edition Surfboards

By Lauren Hill

Since it was founded in 1843, the prominent Scottish distillery Glenmorangie has built a reputation for its skillful production of single malt Scotch whisky, but 2016 saw the beginning of an entirely new endeavor for the brand with the creation of its Beyond the Cask series. To honor the whisky casks that for The Original expression are only used twice […]

Sabi Sabi Unveils New-Look Selati Camp

By Lauren Hill

Following an extensive renovation of Selati Camp, Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Sabi Sand Reserve has revealed the classic lodge’s redesigned suites, outdoor lounge, veranda, reception area and boutique along with a completely new viewing deck. The seven-suite camp has long been considered the epitome of vintage style and elegance, and now the team behind Dakota Designs […]

andBeyond Opens First Lodge Outside Africa

By Lauren Hill

Up until now, the luxury travel group andBeyond has established all of its lodges, from private island resorts to safari hideaways, in remote pockets of Africa. But now the collection has expanded beyond these perimeters with the launch of andBeyond Vira Vira in Chile. Tucked into the dramatic landscape of Chile’s Lake District within 54 acres of working farmland, the […]