Elite Traveler Jan/Feb 2019


29 Object of desire

A piano that looks like it is hewn from the depths of nature

30 Motoring

Three first drives showcase the diverse sector of sport utility vehicles

32 Yachts

A trio of superyacht marinas from across the globe


33 Aviation

On board Embraer’s new models, the Praetor 500 and Praetor 600

34 Technology

A wine storage and inventory system to organize your vintages

35 Design

Gray Malin partners with The Beverly Hills Hotel to vibrant effect

36 Wellness

Use a one-way mirror for an immersive workout session at home


40 Men’s fashion

Head into the new year with timeless stripes and casual suiting

42 Men’s watches

Keep up to speed on different time zones with these travel watches

44 Women’s fashion

Go dotty for dots and take to the high seas with nautical-inspired fashion

46 Women’s watches

Brightly colored mechanical watches are
ideal for active living

48 Jewelry

Make a statement in single-colored jewelry and golden pearls

50 Destination style

Ski bunnies and après lovers take to the stylish slopes of Courchevel

51 The voyager

World-champion skier Bode Miller spends his downtime in Aspen

52 Craftsmanship

We uncover Jaquet Droz’s skilled paillonnée enamel process

54 Accessories

Beat those winter blues with brightly colored accessories

58 Fashion

Natural hues create a sophisticated winter wardrobe in the Andes


68 Kim-Eva Wempe
The figure behind one of the watch world’s most successful retailers

70 Roberta Naas
The delicate art of working with mother-of-pearl

71 Page Snow
The myriad purposes and benefits of setting up a private foundation

72 Dave Pickerell

Before his passing, we spoke to the legend on the future of craft distilling


78 Top 100 hotels

Where to stay and what to do when you’re there: our selection of the best hotels on the planet

102 Golf itineraries
Grab your clubs and join us on a whirlwind tour of the best golfing on Earth


114 Australian lodges
The sheer diversity of Australia ensures a stay in one of its exceptional lodges is an awe-inspiring experience

124 Destination guides

The untouched luxury of Patagonia and Mustique are balanced by the amenities and adventures to be had in Cape Town and Punta Mita

134 New hotels
A wonderland in Shanghai and a new contender in Paris

136 The hot list

A private jet trip for oenophiles and Nobu’s latest foray into Napa Valley are a wine

lover’s delight

140 Property highlights
Kauai, London and Phuket are offering this season’s most desirable properties

144 Flight of fancy
Get back to nature with pod life in New Zealand

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