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A Luxury Guide to Men’s Calendar Watches

By Roberta Naas

Today, we take for granted that a quick glance at our phone tells us the date, but in the past, ingenious watchmakers had to devise mechanical marvels to keep track of the calendar. The most complicated of those watches, perpetual calendars, even account for leap years thanks to hundreds of cams and levers. These watches have their roots in mid-18th-century […]

Louis Vuitton Launches Louis Vuitton X

By Emma Reynolds

Over the years, Louis Vuitton has had an impressive roster of collaborations with artists, including Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons and Stephen Sprouse, to name a few. Opening Friday, June 28, in Beverly Hills in LA, the concept exhibition will showcase the brand’s journey through its collaborations using interactive digital technology and art to tell the story. It will run through […]

Travel Diaries: Valérie Messika, Founder of Messika

By Emma Reynolds

In our exciting new Travel Diaries series, Elite Traveler speaks with designers, style icons and gurus in their respective fields on their must-have travel items when trotting the globe. Messika, Valérie Messika Morocco Messika was founded in Paris in 2005 and is currently run by Valérie Messika, founder of diamond merchant, André Messika. The fine-jewelry company has contemporary designs, inspired […]

Men’s Summer Fashion Cover Shoot: London Calling

By Elite Traveler

The Elite Traveler Men’s Issue highlights this season’s best suiting and tailored casual wear. Set within the Unesco World Heritage site of Maritime Greenwich, The Old Royal Naval College is the perfect backdrop for our sophisticated selection of summer styles. Above: Canali textured blazer, $1,050, trousers, $695 Dior Men double-shirt effect blouson, $1,700 Paul Smith leather belt, $195 Salvatore Ferragamo […]

The Best Swimwear for Summer

By Emma Reynolds

Heading out to Cape Cod? Jetting down to Mexico? How about Mykonos? Elite Traveler has the best swimwear for summer to keep you looking stylish all season. Read on for our men’s and women’s picks, paired with the most ideal destination to wear them in. Our corresponding guides tell you where to go and what to see in each locale. For a […]

Four Luxury Women’s Skeleton Watches For 2019

By Kristen Shirley

To best show off the miniature machine on your wrist, look to a skeleton watch. These timepieces do not have dials, so the mechanics are on full display. Watchmakers remove as much metal as possible from a movement, allowing you to admire the inner workings of your timepiece. The most talented do more than just remove metal: They perfectly finish […]

The Best Animal Jewelry

By Emma Reynolds

Animals have long been a source of inspiration for jewelers, immortalizing some of our favorite creatures made from gold and diamonds for our wrists, necks and ears. Some jewelry houses, such as Cartier, are even linked to a specific animal. Elite Traveler presents the best animal jewelry right now. Cartier Panthère de Cartier Bracelet, $35,000 Whether it’s a panther’s face created on […]

Editors’ Picks: Best in Technology

By Emma Reynolds

Elite Traveler editors are always on the go and trying out the latest technology for their homes and lifestyles. Technology is designed to make everyday tasks more streamlined and accessible, so whether it’s trying out the best headphones for lengthy outdoor runs, or the simplest way to grow vegetables at home, here are the best technology picks from our editors to […]

The Best Spas in Miami

By Emma Reynolds

Miami might be known for its seen-and-be-seen party vibe, filled with late nights, breezy beachside soirées and indulgent food and drink, but it’s also home to some of the world’s most incredible spas. During your next trip to the 305, reserve a massage treatment to detox before you retox with our definitive list of the best spas in Miami. Tierra […]

Healing Retreat Will Open in Grand Cayman in 2020

By Emma Reynolds

As world travelers become more in-tune with wellness, developers and hoteliers aim to create unique experiences for those trading burgers and fries for green juice and CBD-infused beverages. There’s no time more crucial than now for busy travelers to have the option to detox, unplug and reset during their precious yearly vacation time. Founders of Revive Cayman, Kim and Ashleigh […]