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Guide to Belize

By Alexandra Cheney This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Though the running joke for locals is that the country was once a prime vacation spot for pirates (think more Captain Jack Sparrow than Captain Phillips), Belize’s greatest treasure is its intense natural beauty. The decor in even the most high-end of Belizean accommodations is simple […]

Elite Traveler Reveals The World’s Best Restaurant

By Will Grice

Elite Traveler is pleased to announce the seventh annual Top 100 Restaurants in the World as voted by our readers. This year’s winner is Grant Achatz’s Alinea. Situated in Chicago’s Lincoln Square district, Achatz’s restaurant has become synonymous with some of the world’s most opulent dining and has cemented itself as one of the best restaurants to ever open its doors […]

The Three Rounded Bags to get Right Now

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Louis Vuitton Taking inspiration from the house’s hatboxes, Nicolas Ghesquière shrunk the silhouette down to a size that fits right along today’s current minibags, yet is still spacious enough to fit the iPhone X. The Petite Boite Chapeau is rendered in luxurious black crocodile and is also available in […]

First drive: Corvette ZR1

By Alexandra Cheney This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. GM flexes its American muscle with the boundary-breaking ZR1. General Motors is throwing down the gauntlet on its European counterparts. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 supercar is the fastest (210mph), loudest (high-pitched on acceleration, burbly once the intercooled supercharger kicks in) and most powerful street car ever […]

Elite Review: Bulgari Hotel London

A stone’s throw from Harrods and Harvey Nichols and perched on the edge of Hyde Park, Bulgari Hotel London is perfectly positioned in the city’s most exclusive area. Despite being so close to the action, the hotel is a soothing respite (especially if you’ve been out shopping) with sleek, moody interiors, an exceptional spa and gym and Alain Ducasse’s second […]

Bulgari Hotel London

Three Men’s Wallets for Making a Statement

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Sure, you can play it safe with a basic black or brown wallet, but this is one small way to reveal a bit of your personal style, especially now that statement socks have become passé. Bottega Veneta Textured Bottega Veneta is known for the signature Intrecciato weave on its […]

Cocktail of the Week: The Venetian Long Road

By Lauren Hill

The Long Road at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa 5 oz vermouth rosso 75 oz Silk Road spiced campari 5 oz Batavia arrack 1 Spritz of benzoin resin mist Ingredients for Silk Road spiced campari: 750 ml campari 4 ground turmeric (scant ¼ tsp) 1g black pepper (about 14 peppercorns) 1g cloves (about 14) 1g allspice To create this […]

A Spotlight on Dermatologist Dr Dennis Gross

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. At 71st Street and Fifth Avenue, just opposite Central Park, is one of New York’s most fashionable clubs: the clinic of board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon Dennis Gross. Celebrities, models and socialites are frequent sights in his Zen-like office. They come to the “king of peels” for his state-of-the-art […]

The Return of Logomania

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Considering fashion’s current obsession with everything 1990s, it’s only natural that logomania has returned. Throughout the spring collections, logos were splashed across every item of clothing imaginable, as well as accessories. While we haven’t quite hit the ’90s peak of head-to-toe logos, there’s no harm in wearing an exuberant […]

A Closer Look at Grönefeld

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. With familial roots in watchmaking that date back to 1912, the Grönefeld brothers, Bart and Tim, seem to be destined for horology. Before launching their own brand in the Netherlands with a tourbillon minute repeater, they honed their craft at technical schools, then at some of watchmaking’s most prestigious […]