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The Three Rounded Bags to get Right Now

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Louis Vuitton Taking inspiration from the house’s hatboxes, Nicolas Ghesquière shrunk the silhouette down to a size that fits right along today’s current minibags, yet is still spacious enough to fit the iPhone X. The Petite Boite Chapeau is rendered in luxurious black crocodile and is also available in […]

Three Men’s Wallets for Making a Statement

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Sure, you can play it safe with a basic black or brown wallet, but this is one small way to reveal a bit of your personal style, especially now that statement socks have become passé. Bottega Veneta Textured Bottega Veneta is known for the signature Intrecciato weave on its […]

A Spotlight on Dermatologist Dr Dennis Gross

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. At 71st Street and Fifth Avenue, just opposite Central Park, is one of New York’s most fashionable clubs: the clinic of board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon Dennis Gross. Celebrities, models and socialites are frequent sights in his Zen-like office. They come to the “king of peels” for his state-of-the-art […]

The Return of Logomania

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Considering fashion’s current obsession with everything 1990s, it’s only natural that logomania has returned. Throughout the spring collections, logos were splashed across every item of clothing imaginable, as well as accessories. While we haven’t quite hit the ’90s peak of head-to-toe logos, there’s no harm in wearing an exuberant […]

A Closer Look at Grönefeld

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. With familial roots in watchmaking that date back to 1912, the Grönefeld brothers, Bart and Tim, seem to be destined for horology. Before launching their own brand in the Netherlands with a tourbillon minute repeater, they honed their craft at technical schools, then at some of watchmaking’s most prestigious […]

Getting to know British Designer Simon Spurr

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. In January, eidos, a stand-alone brand of Italian tailor Isaia, debuted its first collection by new creative director Simon Spurr in Milan. Spurr previously worked at Saint Laurent with Hedi Slimane, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, as well as for his eponymous label and his own footwear brand, March […]

Cocktail of the Week: Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

By Lauren Hill

The Compass at SKY, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas Tarragon sprigs Passion fruit 15 ml fresh lemon juice 30 ml sauvignon blanc 30 ml Martini Bianco Soda (to top) 20 ml syrup To create this Cocktail of the Week, combine all the ingredients (except the garnishes and soda) in a chilled white wine glass with ice and stir. Top with soda and […]

Get the Look of Annabel’s Club at Home

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. The London club of choice for fashion icons, actors, aristocrats and royalty, Annabel’s has been synonymous with style, glamour and debauchery since it opened in 1963. During its 55 years, Valentino, Richard Nixon, Tom Ford, Jack Nicholson, Anna Wintour and Jerry Hall are just a few of the luminaries […]

The House of Harry Winston Celebrates Zurich Opening

By Lauren Hill

The revered luxury brand behind the watchmaker who was dubbed the “King of Diamonds” during his lifetime, the House of Harry Winston, has announced the opening of a new salon in Zurich. The new site sits on the city’s prestigious Bahnhofstrasse shopping mile with more than 1,570 sq ft of space to showcase the brand’s jewelry and timepiece collections including […]

The New Polaris by Jaeger-LeCoultre

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Born in 1968, the original Memovox Polaris was designed in an era of great expeditions. The Space Race was at its peak; just a decade earlier, Sir Edmund Hillary became the first man to summit Mount Everest; and the US Navy reached the bottom of the Challenger Deep in […]