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Elite Traveler Asia Spring/Summer 2012

Elite Traveler Asia Edition Summer 2012

FEATURES

Top Suites of Hong Kong & Macau

By Divia Harilela and Andrea Seifert

There’s no need to hedge your bets when it comes to spending the night in these vibrant megacities: Opulence abounds, amenities astound and singular service is a sure thing.

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14 Days: Wine Tour of The Americas’ Pacific Coast

By Larry Olmsted

From Napa down to Mendoza, the stunning scenery, best-in-class vintages, culinary works of art and sumptuousspa time you’ll encounter on this truly elite tour are well worth the transpacific trek.

Cover Story: Gifts Of The Season

By tanya dukes

When generic just won’t do, the tempting treasures in our holiday gift guide—from diamond-embellished watches to must-have handbags—could elicit cheers from Scrooge himself.

HIGH LIFE

News & Previews

The latest updates in luxury travel, services and style, plus Glitterati on the Go, Confidante and a special shopping section.

Elite Access

By Nick Walton

Your guide to the season’s most exclusive events in Asia, from luxury expos, to jewelry fairs, wine festivals, yacht and auto shows, regattas and more.

Flash

Elite Traveler is on the scene at Tiffany & Co.’s Christmas celebration in Hong Kong, The Star’s opulent opening bash in Sydney, and beyond.

HIGH STYLE

Watch Trends

By Jessica Michault

These timepieces may range from staid to sporty to scintillating, but they all take haute horology to new heights.

Horology

By By Nate Borgelt

Not your grandfather’s pocket watches, this golden trio bears witness to the modern-day renaissance of a style long thought passé.

Limited Time

By Elizabeth Doerr

Master manufactures Richard Mille and Urwerk buck convention to deliver two seriously limited pieces that are the epitome of futuristic innovation.

Jewelry trends

By Divia Harilela

The Year of the Dragon has brought with it a dazzling selection of pieces inspired by traditional Asian motifs and portents of good luck.

Gems & Jewels

By Drew Taylor

Pretty pastel hues are perfect for a spring romance, while head-turning turquoise makes a splash this summer.

Runway Report

By Jessica Michault

Womenswear riffs on Balenciaga’s clean lines and volume play, while men’s denim—distressed, colored and collaged—takes center stage.

Accesories

By Drew Taylor

High-octane fluorescent finds jumpstart her look, while he tones it down with cozy neutrals, stylish sportswear and denim accents.

Fashion

Photography by Dean Isidro – styling by Joseph Episcopo

As the temperatures rise, fine textures and old-school patterns give classic suiting a dose of downtown cool.

DEPARTMENTS

Jet Focus

By Mike Espindle

Embraer’s long-haul, ultra-luxe Lineage 1000 makes a grand entrance in Asia.

In flight

By Mike Espindle

Private aviation’s big players convened at this winter’s Singapore Airshow with nothing but good news for Asia Pacific’s burgeoning business jet market.

At Sea

By Mike Espindle

Seafarers are spoiled for choice this season with state-of-the-art charters rearing to sail Asia Pacific’s tropical shores.

Test Drive

By Mike Daly

Maserati’s GranTurismo Convertible, BMW’s 650i Convertible and Aston Martin’s Virage Volante deliver top-down thrills with sleek, sporty prowess.

Serenity

By Nick Walton

A spa devotee’s mecca, Phuket offers the tried-and-tested magic of ancient Thai healing rituals alongside top therapies from around the world.

Cheers

By Nick Walton

Johnnie Walker has pulled out all the stops for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a limited edition whiskey that pays fitting homage to master artisanship.

The Guide Our guide to the hottest new clubs, bars, lounges and restaurants in some of the most happening cities on the planet.

Pure Decadence

By Tova Syrowicz

Park Hyatt Sydney emerges from a total overhaul with a deeper sense of place, a brand new top suite (there’s already a waiting list) and a slew of luxe new amenities.

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