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Beaded Beauties in High Jewelry

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. There’s something sensual about draping oneself in beads of precious gems, which is perhaps why beaded jewelry is having a resurgence in recent collections. From high-jewelry line Chaumet Est une Fête comes a stunning suite: Aria Passionata. Drawing on the famous Teatro alla Scala in Milan, whose stage and […]

Smart Durable Cameras for Every Adventure

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a deep-sea diver, a mountaineer or a wildlife enthusiast, your adventures need capturing—not just for social media bragging (did it even happen if you don’t post it online?)—but also for preserving your fondest memories. There’s a whole world of smart, durable technology that can […]

Decca Luxe Masterpieces: Luciano Pavarotti Life in Art

“Music is the emotional life of most people.” Leonard Cohen’s wise words from 1984 still echo true. Why is music rarely valued like other artistic disciplines? It’s a natural question for iconic British label Decca Records, part of Universal Music Group. For almost 90 years, Decca has created timeless music – from the Rolling Stones to Luciano Pavarotti – music […]

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 […]