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The Best Cocktails for National Rum Day

By Emma Reynolds

Love it or hate it, rum is having a resurgence, appearing at restaurants and on cocktail menus more than ever before.  Elite Traveler has rounded up the best rum-based cocktails for National Rum Day (today!) that you can easily make at home or get at your favorite bar. Three Hour Tour Cecconi’s Dumbo 1 part Banks 5 Rum 1 part Martini Bianco […]

Women’s Fashion: The New Denim

By Kristen Shirley

Denim is anything but basic when designers play with volume and ruffles, or when it appears on something unexpected, like an elegant sandal. Don’t be afraid of wearing head-to-toe denim; it’s the ultimate street-style look. Above: Roger Vivier Viv Croisiere Patch Clutch, $1,250, Roger Vivier in New York, +1 212 861 5371, rogervivier.com Above: Maggie Marilyn denim jacket, $690, maggiemarilyn.com […]

The Best Luxury Hotels in Durban

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in an ongoing series, Elite Traveler takes a closer look at the luxury accommodations available in one of South Africa’s greatest cities. Here are the best luxury hotels in Durban. The Oyster Box The Oyster Box is not only one of Durban’s finest hotels but one of South Africa’s. More than that, it is widely considered […]

A First Look at the Exclusive Rolls-Royce Ghost Zenith

By Alex Martin

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars are giving enthusiasts the chance to own a piece of company history with the release of a limited-run Ghost Zenith Collector’s Edition. Following on from the Phantom Zenith project, the Ghost Zenith Collector’s Edition is limited to just 50 examples and will offer more bespoke options than any model since its inception in 2009. The most exclusive of these […]

A Long Weekend in Istanbul

By Elite Traveler

by Peter Clover Istanbul — the honeyed sound rolls off the tongue like a mystical spell. Gilded domes, glittering minarets, aristocratic pavilions and sultans’ palaces rise amidst a vibrant, über-cool metropolis. An intoxicating fusion of warm spices and Middle Eastern flavors scent the air of an outstanding, contemporary culture, alive with all the bustling background notes of a 21st-century city. […]

Grey Goose Brings The Surf Lodge to Brooklyn

By Emma Reynolds

Easterners know that the Hamptons is one of the buzziest summer getaways – a place where you trade cars honking for birds chirping and pavement for sand. Whether you’re staying in East Hampton, Water Mill, Sag Harbor or Montauk, you must make a stop to one of the chicest hotels and social hotspots: The Surf Lodge. Those lucky enough to […]

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia is Officially Open

By Emma Reynolds

Four Seasons Hotel is no stranger to Philadelphia — the brand has operated in the city for decades in Logan Square. A few years ago, that location closed and moved just down the street within the brand-new build, the Comcast Center, Philadelphia’s now-tallest building that houses a shiny new Four Seasons on the uppermost floors. Comcast’s offices are below. On August […]

A Voyage with Gurney’s Resorts

By Kristen Shirley

One of a Northeasterner’s most difficult summer dilemmas is choosing between the pristine shores of New England and the glamorous scene in the Hamptons. In a newly launched package, Gurney’s Resorts offers a trip that gives you the best of both worlds. Begin your journey in one of the Hamptons’ newest hotels, Gurney’s Star Island in Montauk, New York, then […]

JetSuiteX Relaunches as JSX for New Campaign

By Alex Martin

JetSuiteX, the sister company of private charter brand JetSuite, has relaunched itself under the new brand name JSX as aims to distinguish itself as a “hop-on jet service”. The new name, an abbreviation of “Joyful, Simple Xperiences,” will spearhead the company’s latest effort to widen the charter jet travel market. Now in its fourth year of operation, JSX has overseen […]

Elite Review: Constance Ephelia, Mahé, Seychelles

By Samantha Coles

Constance Ephelia is primely located on the Seychelles’ main island, Mahè, and is set amongst 300 acres of lush, tropical jungle. The resort is one of the largest in the Indian Ocean with 313 guestrooms and villas; five restaurants; an enormous spa; four tennis courts; a squash court; a spacious, fully-equipped gym; zip wire; rock climbing facilities; five shops; a […]