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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 […]

Luxury Jewelry Crafted From Alternative Metals

By Kristen Shirley & Emma Reynolds

Not all that glitters is gold. Artists use alternative lightweight and durable metals, such as titanium, aluminum and rhodium, to craft intricate shapes. Add tanzanite, white diamonds and sapphires to create a bewitching sparkle. Above: Vhernier Blue Velvet necklace in blue titanium with a 30.71-carat tanzanite and 13.94 carats diamonds, $246,300, Vhernier in New York, +1 646 343 9551, vhernier.com […]

Getting to Know Skincare Expert Teresa Tarmey

By Elite Traveler

With over two decades in the industry, Teresa Tarmey is one of the world’s leading skincare experts. She includes supermodels and A-list actresses amongst her clientele who pay upwards of $360 per hour for a signature facial from her London atelier. In a quickfire Q&A with Elite Traveler, Teresa reveals why she got into skincare, her biggest achievements to date […]

Elite Traveler’s Ultimate Gift Guide 2019 Revealed

By Alex Martin

Elite Traveler is proud to present its Ultimate Gift Guide for the world’s most affluent people. The extensive list of super-luxe gifts ranges from an Aston Martin designed by Daniel Craig (aka James Bond) to a New York hotel suite filled to the brim with FAO Schwarz toys. They say there is a perfect gift out there for everyone, but […]

Madrid: A Luxury Guide to Fashion & Shopping

By Emma Reynolds

Spain’s capital, Madrid, has a rich culture best seen through its Baroque architecture, stately boulevards, art from Spanish masters and avant-garde, Michelin-starred restaurants. Madridians have a distinct fashion sense inspired by their love of art and history — expect plenty of color, structural silhouettes and luxe materials such as fine leather and suede. Madrid mujer Much like the rest of […]

Take Two: Charter Yachts

By Theodora Halstead

Elite Traveler provides a quick rundown of two stunning charter yachts to consider for your next ocean adventure. Calypso I Built earlier this year by Mulder Shipyard, the 118-ft Calypso I epitomizes laid-back elegance with her pale oak, beach-house style interior. She can accommodate 10 guests on board with a crew of six. The expansive on-water beach club is perfect […]

H Moser & Cie CEO Edouard Meylan on Modernizing Tradition

By Kristen Shirley

Since acquiring independent watchmaker H Moser & Cie in 2012, CEO Edouard Meylan has shaken up the sometimes staid watch world. He speaks to Kristen Shirley about changing the status quo. A watch covered in live plants, a perpetual calendar without a way to identify it as a perpetual calendar and the infamous Swiss Mad watch, with a case made […]

Bold Black Diamond Jewelry for a Dark Glamour Look

By Kristen Shirley & Emma Reynolds

Black diamonds deliver a bold, avant-garde elegance that other colored diamonds cannot. With a shiny, metallic sheen, the stone stands out that much more in a pavé setting or strands of black-diamond beads. Above: Cadar necklace in 18K yellow gold with 226.6 carats black diamonds and 21.20 carats diamonds, $196,000, Cadar Atelier in New York, by appointment, +1 212 663 […]

MZ Wallace Reveals Debut Men’s Collection

By Alex Martin

Luxury bag specialists MZ Wallace has announced the launch of its first-ever men’s collection. The Bleecker Collection will be available from November 5 and features six signature styles ranging from $95 to $425. The company was established in 2000 and has successfully grabbed a piece of a very competitive industry. The women’s collections have proved popular for their pragmatic design, […]

Men’s Fall Fashion: Camel Craze

By Kristen Shirley

There’s something super-chic about wearing head-to-toe camel hues. Test the trend with a cashmere sweater and an elegant overcoat or a pair of Chelsea boots and a timeless leather backpack. Above: Fendi jacket, $1,290, shirt, $490, trousers, $1,290, soft travel case, $2,290, Cuban-heel shoes, $990, Fendi in New York, +1 212 897 2244, fendi.com Above: Ghurka Blazer No 278 backpack […]