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Beachside Bliss: The Perfect Ensemble for Summer Getaways

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Whether you prefer elegant neutrals or bold brights, we have picked the perfect seaside ensemble for you, making your summer getaway packing that much easier. Eugenia Kim Annabelle hat in natural, $435, available at eugeniakim.com Rolex Yacht-Master in oystersteel and platinum, $11,050, available at Wempe Jewelers in New York, […]

Parmigiani Fleurier Launches Montreux Jazz Festival Kalpa Watches

By Emma Reynolds

Few can say they’ve danced under the stars on the shores of Lake Geneva with Grammy award-winning artists. Unless, of course, you’re part of Parmigiani Fleurier’s exclusive group of friends. This year, the Swiss watch marque returned as a global partner to the Montreux Jazz Festival, which celebrated its 52nd annual show, from July 11-13. The show saw the return […]

Cocktail of the Week: 34 Mayfair x Creed

By Lauren Hill

The Millésime, 34 Mayfair x Creed 30 ml Manzanilla sherry 30 ml Italicus liqueur 30 ml Sipsmith Summer Cup 15 ml mandarin cordial 15 ml lemon juice To create the Millésime, combine all ingredients in a Boston shaker, shake hard and strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. At 34 Mayfair, this cocktail is garnished with golden painted […]

The Best Luxe Luggage for Men

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. It might be difficult to pinpoint the exact moment when the glamour of traveling transitioned to bumbling discomfort. Maybe it was around the same time when sartorial choices favored tracksuits and sweatpants over elegant suits and hats, but that aesthetic has also trickled down into baggage that’s anything but […]

Par for the Course: Hublot Releases Golf Watch

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Forget scorecards and apps. Hublot is coming for your golf game with a new watch that allows you to count your strokes while out on the links. The cleverly designed Big Bang Unico Golf watch follows the design codes of a chronograph, but uses its pushers to count strokes […]

Moody Blues: Radiant Sapphires in High Jewelry

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. There’s something about blue sapphires that jewelers find bewitching. Historically, blue sapphires have been associated with royalty and nobility, and thanks to the British royal family, it has made a resurgence in engagement rings. In today’s high jewelry, the more intense blue stones seem to radiate their own light […]

Spa of the Week: Naum Wellness & Spa, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya

By Emma Reynolds

  Riviera Maya’s Naum Wellness & Spa at the Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya brings traditional Mayan rituals to the spa’s newly revamped menu, which includes treatments using local ingredients and beauty rituals from ancient times. Named after the Mayan God of consciousness, Naum, the spa helps you channel your inner peacefulness within the 10,000-sq-ft, six-treatment-room space. Crafted with smooth […]

The Best Menswear in Natural Earth Tones

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. There were plenty of somewhat-out-there trends this season. Menswear designers showed everything from short shorts to jumpsuits to extremely oversized pants and jackets. But to balance all of that out, designers also sent some beautifully wearable looks down the runway in earth tones of stone, sand, olive, tobacco and […]

Wilhelm Schmid on German Precision and Craftsmanship

By Roberta Naas

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. With seven years behind him at the helm of sophisticated and technically advanced A Lange & Söhne, Wilhelm Schmid lets passion drive him as he propels this German watch brand to new heights. Recently he shared his thoughts with Elite Traveler’s Roberta Naas on why this small brand has […]

Into the Blue: Cutting-Edge Water Toys

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Keep cool this summer with some of the hottest water toys out there. Whether you’re a deep-sea explorer, thrill-seeking surfer or prefer to glide through the water and watch the world go by, we’ve got something for you. High-tech materials, mechanical precision and cutting-edge design ensure optimum safety and […]