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Francois Graff on Diamonds and Legacy

By Roberta Naas

Leading a multifaceted, global, family-run business is no easy task. Francois Graff, CEO of Graff, one of the world’s most important jewelry houses, shares his insights and stories of rare stones with Roberta Naas. It is a very rare moment. I am sitting in a well-appointed office across from Francois Graff, the 50-something CEO of one of the most revered […]

Spa of the Week: The Oberoi Sukhvilas Spa Resort

By Emma Reynolds

Located in Punjab, India in the city of Chandigarh, The Oberoi Sukhvilas Spa Resort is dedicated to ancient wellness traditions of Indian culture at the foot of the Himalayas and enclosed within a protected forest. Surrounding the resort, the land features beautifully landscapes gardens, a lake, golf course and a Unesco World Heritage site – all designed by Swiss architect […]

Behind the Scenes: Van Cleef & Arpels

By Kristen Shirley

Each year, Van Cleef & Arpels’ president and CEO, Nicolas Bos, dreams up a romantic theme for the firm’s exquisite high-jewelry collections. He’s taken us into the ocean’s depths, reimagined classic fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, and brought to life pairs of charming animals aboard Noah’s Ark. Now, he whisks us to fair Verona in an ode to William […]

Escape the City with a Luxury Stargazing Experience

By Samantha Coles

If you live in the city, you might not have noticed that the night sky and all its wonders have been slowly disappearing from view. In fact, scientific research has shown that up to 80 percent of Americans can no longer see the Milky Way due to excessive light pollution. It is no surprise, then, that astro-tourism is on the […]

Amazónico London Review: The Jungle Comes to Mayfair

By Alex Martin

Amazónico, a rainforest-themed bar and restaurant, arrives in London following notable success in Madrid. Elite Traveler was one of the first to experience the South American-themed sensation in its Mayfair home. It says a lot about a restaurant’s ambition when it parks itself next to the cultural phenomenon that is Sexy Fish. Not only that, Amazónico is taking direct aim […]

Best Luxury New Year’s Eve Celebrations

By Alex Martin

Billions of people across the world will be looking to bring the decade down in fine style on New Year’s Eve. Here, Elite Traveler rounds up the most exclusive and luxurious events happening around the world. The Knickerbocker, New York Nowhere else of earth celebrates the new year like Times Square in New York. The big ball dropping down to […]

The Last Drop Distiller’s Managing Directors Talk Whisky’s Legacy

By Emma Reynolds

Scotch whisky company, The Last Drop Distillers, isn’t your average whisky company. The UK-based brand specializes in finding rare casks in Scotland and around the world to tell the story of a spirit from another time. Not only are the casks they procure extremely old and rare, they’re also extremely delicious and infused with The Last Drop’s special touch. We […]

Maserati: The Ultimate in Italian Craftsmanship

The best of Italian craftsmanship unites in Maserati’s latest collaboration with luxury menswear brand, Ermenegildo Zegna. A global leader in menswear founded in 1910 in Piedmont, Italy, Zegna is known for its fine fabrics, thoughtful design and luxurious tailoring, not dissimilar to the iconic Italian car marque, Maserati. Both represent the pinnacle of luxury performance in both fashion and automobiles, […]

Le Bernardin and Restaurant Guy Savoy Top La Liste

By Alex Martin

New York restaurant Le Bernardin has once again topped one of the most thorough restaurant polls in the world, La Liste. Eric Ripert’s legendary eatery was given the same score as three other restaurants to reconfirm its place at the top of fine dining for the second year in a row. Restaurant Guy Savoy (Paris), RyuGin (Tokyo) and Sugalabo (Tokyo), […]

The Best Luxury Train Journeys Through Spain

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in Elite Traveler’s ongoing Spain series, we take a look at the country’s luxury train journeys. From San Sebastian in the north to Cadiz in the south, Spain has a wide variety of must-see sights including architectural marvels and natural wonders. If you have time on your side, a slow and winding train journey through this […]