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The Designers Using Wood in Fine Jewelry

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Although it’s an unexpected base for fine jewelry, don’t overlook wood. Artisans elevate the humble material with fine craftsmanship, precious metals and, of course, diamonds. Brazilian designer Silvia Furmanovich specializes in marquetry, creating incredibly detailed jewelry and clutches from tiny pieces of hand-cut and hand-painted wood. Her cherry blossom […]

Van Cleef & Arpels Brings its Jewelry School Back to NYC This Fall

By Emma Reynolds

The only prerequisite for attending L’ÉCOLE School of Jewelry Arts, sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels, is the desire to learn. The pop-up school, returning for the second time to New York City from October 24 through November 9, is taking over the Academy Mansion (2 East 63rd Street) to introduce a series of classes, lectures and creative workshops for […]

The Kitten Heels to Wear this Summer

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Paul Andrew Paul Andrew keeps both fashion and comfort in mind, offering a plethora of downright lovely low-heeled and flat shoes. The 2.6in-high Carpanthian slingback’s defining flourish is the metallic silver accent on its strap. $795, available online at farfetch.com Jimmy Choo At 3.3in high, the sophisticated Erin slingback […]

Harrods Welcomes New Parisian Perfume Brand Jean-Michel Duriez

By Lauren Hill

It was after 30 years in the fragrance industry that master perfumer Jean-Michel Duriez decided to embark on his own venture, founding his own eponymous brand at the end of 2016. Having always worked in Paris, this naturally became the home of this new fine fragrance house, but now Duriez is expanding his brand’s international prominence by launching a UK-exclusive […]

American Dream: The Revamped Stratocaster

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. There are few more iconic rock-star accoutrements than the Fender Stratocaster. Eric Clapton’s weapon of choice, Buddy Holly’s preferred companion (and Kurt Cobain’s occasional punching bag), the Strat has been wielded by many megastars. First introduced in the 1950s, the Strat has been revamped, and this model, along with […]

Spa of the Week: Nescens Spa at La Réserve Geneva

By Emma Reynolds

Perched along the shores of Lake Geneva, the 10-acre La Réserve Hotel and Spa is located among lush greenery just three miles outside Geneva, ideal for those seeking a quiet and relaxing stay amongst nature. Inside, the hotel’s Nescens Spa (the brand’s first-ever holistic health spa, opened in 2016) is perfect for world travelers who seek results-driven treatments, whether that […]

Dior Opens its Mykonos Pop-Up Shop Just in Time For Summer

By Emma Reynolds

Dior is heading to Mykonos. The French label is opening its first pop-up shop on the Greek island in the ultra-chic Nammos Village from June 15 through October 15. Moving in just in time for summer, Dior’s Artistic Director Maria Grazia Chiuri has designed an exclusive capsule collection for the Mykonos store. This exclusive branded capsule collection will star Dior’s […]

Versatile Suede Shoes for the Summer Months

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Suede adds a nice texture and depth to any ensemble. Surprisingly versatile, it can be worn year-round and is especially elegant during the spring and summer months. The only time you probably shouldn’t wear it is when the forecast calls for rain or you’re on the water, but you […]

A Closer Look at Innovative Watch Brand Urwerk

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. It can take a few minutes to wrap your head around an Urwerk movement, and for the firm’s co-founders, Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei, that is the point. They deepen the relationship between wearer and watch, and create innovative movements and complications that require you to think, and, in […]

Father’s Day Gift Guide

With Father’s Day just around the corner, Elite Traveler has compiled a list of the greatest presents you can gift this year, whether that’s taking the latest Range Rover for a spin on a closed Parisian race track or a groundbreaking underwater drone, there’s something for everyone. Navatics MITO Underwater Drone Straying away from the idea that drones are meant for the […]