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A Guide to Women’s Jump-Hour Watches

By Kristen Shirley

The jump-hour watch often removes the hour hand and displays the hour through an aperture. In ladies’ timepieces, this gives watchmakers more room on the dial to showcase their jewelry artistry and creatively display the minutes. They are also technical masterpieces: As the minutes approach 60, power builds up to make the movement’s hour disc jump to the next, and […]

Women’s Fashion: Pretty in Pink for Spring 2019

For instant glamour, inject a dose of hot pink into your spring wardrobe. Whether you go all out in head-to-toe fuchsia or accent your look with a magenta shoe, you’ll be sure to turn heads. Altuzarra sunglasses Price: $435 More information:,

Spa of the Week: Hotel Bel-Air Spa

By Emma Reynolds

The iconic Hotel Bel-Air has been a fixture in the Los Angeles social and business scene since its opening in 1946 – the hotel regularly housed iconic Hollywood stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Robert Redford, Paul Newman and Grace Kelly, to name a few. Now operated by Dorchester Collection, the hotel still holds onto its Golden Age glamour with modernly […]

Eight Luxury Deep Dive Watches For Men

By Kristen Shirley

Whether you’re diving into the ocean or just like a sporty look, one thing’s for sure: Deep dive watches usually spend more time on land than under the sea. After conquering the technical requirements for diving, watchmakers added useful land-based complications like flyback chronographs and calendars, and made them more attractive for everyday wear with decorated and guilloché dials. Here, […]

Cartier To Open Boutique at New York’s Hudson Yards

By Emma Reynolds

Jewelry Maison Cartier is set to debut a new boutique at the highly anticipated Hudson Yards on March 15. The boutique, located at The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards, is designed by architect Bruno Moinard to showcase the innovative spirit of Cartier through its modern design, expansive floor plan and beautiful interior architecture. The 4,669-sq-ft store features an expansive […]

Spencer Hart’s New Tailoring Concept is Designed For the Man On the Go

By Emma Reynolds

For more than 15 years, Spencer Hart has been a favorite in suiting for everyone from Prince William to Orlando Bloom to Kanye West (music legend David Bowie was also among the label’s high-brow clientele). Known for simple colors, classic lines and timeless style (think: the perfect black suit and white shirt), the brand aims to redefine the modern-day man’s […]

The Most Covetable Accessories for Spring

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. Photographer Nicholas Duers Stylist Kristen Shirley Green Light From watches to shoes, shades of green are this season’s “it” color. Clockwise: Lotuff Triumph leather briefcase, $1,200,; Santoni leather shoes, $1,300,; Piaget Altiplano watch in 18K yellow gold, $25,200, Piaget in New York, +1 212 246 5555,

Behind the Scenes with Jaquet Droz

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. In its Atelier d’Arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Jaquet Droz’s artisans preserve and promote ancient decoration techniques, including the very rare paillonnée enameling. Despite being revered in the 18th century, including by Pierre Jaquet-Droz himself, the technique nearly disappeared in the 20th century. The company only has two master […]

Armarium Opens at Le Bon Marché in Paris

By Emma Reynolds

This Fashion Week, Parisian department store Le Bon Marché is collaborating with luxury clothing rental service Armarium to bring the latest Spring/Summer 2019 styles to your closet from now through the end of April.  This esteemed collaboration makes it easy for those traveling for Fashion Week (and beyond) to don the latest SS19 season while on the road without having […]

Spa of the Week: The Ranch 4.0 Westlake Village

By Emma Reynolds

Wellness travel is on the rise, and The Ranch 4.0 is the fitness lover’s dream. A shortened program of The Ranch Malibu’s acclaimed seven-day fitness program, this four-day (Thursday through Monday) retreat is hosted at the Four Seasons Westlake Village (situated between Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Malibu). The ‘weekend’ retreat offers the five-star luxuries of Four Seasons with the […]