Penfolds Releases Its Annual Collection for 2018 – Including the 2014 Penfolds Grange

By Emma Reynolds

Australia’s oldest and most iconic winemaker, Penfolds, released its annual Penfolds Collection for 2018, including the 64th consecutive release of Grange, on October 18. Reflecting the best winemaking in Australia, sourced from multiple regions and vineyards, each bottle represents the long heritage of Penfolds (175 years to be exact). The showstopper of each collection year after year is Grange (a […]

Cocktail of the Week: Mezcal Mosquito, The Venetian

By Lauren Hill

Mosquito, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas 1 oz Mezcal 1 oz Campari 1 oz homemade ginger syrup 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice candied ginger to garnish Create this cocktail for National Mezcal Day (a celebration taking place across the United States on October 21st), by shaking all of the ingredients together, straining into a coupe glass and garnishing with […]

The Fine Jewelry Embracing Swirling Sparkle

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Twisted ribbons, coiled spirals and turbulent ocean waves inspire designers to create pieces brimming with life. Far from more traditional, linear pieces of jewelry, these swirls of diamonds and precious stones pull you to admire their undulating curves. Dior Petit Caprice earrings in 18K white gold with 2.75 carats […]

Alberto Galassi on Manning the Helm at Ferretti Group

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.  Keeping up with the changing trends of yacht ownership is no easy task. Alberto Galassi draws on his years of experience as a yacht owner to ensure Ferretti Group stays ahead of the curve. Though I was 10 years old, I clearly remember when my father brought home our […]

Jason Atherton Launches Three New Restaurants in Shanghai

By Lauren Hill

Celebrated UK chef Jason Atherton of famed dining spots including Pollen Street Social in London and Aberdeen Street Social, Hong Kong, has just launched three new restaurants in Shanghai. These three new dining venues led by the chef are all located within The Shanghai Edition hotel, which opened on October 11th. This collaboration marks Atherton’s third venture with renowned hotelier […]

The Luxury Collaboration Elevating Fine Dining at Altitude

By Lauren Hill

When executive in-flight concierge On Air Dining, leader in luxury wine and spirits Moët Hennessy and private jet charter marketplace Victor collaborate the result is the ultimate in fine dining at altitude. In a brand new partnership, these three luxury brands are creating a new ‘personal flying experience’ for private fliers. Bringing culinary finesse together with fine produce and expertise […]

The New Breed of Women’s Watches

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.  No longer an afterthought, more brands are introducing ladies’ watches with dedicated mechanical movements, and some are even introducing new calibers in ladies’ timepieces, meaning men will be the ones waiting. Bulgari Divas’ Dream Minute Repeater To celebrate its 100th anniversary of jewelry watches, Bulgari combines jewelry artistry with a […]

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Announces December Reopening

By Lauren Hill

It was just days after the hotel revealed the most extensive renovation in its 115-year history that a fire broke out at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. Since that day, work have been underway to bring it back to its former state, and now the hotel has announced its greatly anticipated relaunch, with its restaurant and spa opening just in time […]

Brooding Burgundy Men’s Style for the Fall

By Elite Traveler

By Kristen Shirley and Emma Reynolds This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Seen all over the runways, this fall-inspired hue proves its versatility everywhere from sophisticated overcoats to refined sneakers. Stefano Ricci deconstructed cashmere jacket, $5,500, Stefano Ricci in New York, +1 212 371 3901,

White Desert Announces Race the Jet Marathon, Antarctica

By Lauren Hill

Taking the title of first and only luxury camp in Antarctica, White Desert specializes in once-in-a-lifetime trips that have attracted guests such as Prince Harry, Bear Grylls and Buzz Aldrin. After flying into White Desert’s Whichaway Camp by private jet, guests are led on thrilling journeys through mazes of ice grottos, between icy peaks and to the sites of penguin […]