Elite Traveler July/August 2016


ET_JULYAUG16_COVER25 Object of desire

Three-piece gold and diamond sound system

26 Travel

Vacation like a New Yorker – head for The Hamptons and this year’s top new destinations

30 Watches

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas Collection

34 Men’s style

The new silhouette, swim trunks and Dior Homme accessories


36 Women’s style

Futuristic retro fashion – embrace the 1970s

40 Jewelry

Art Deco inspired jewelry and beautiful Paraíba tourmalines

42 Aviation

Fly around the world with the Bombardier Global 8000

44 Motoring

Ferrari California T Handling Speciale

46 Design

Dining pavilion designed by Zaha Hadid

48 Food & Drink

Cognac in an Hermès trunk, dining at The May Fair and a Fabergé set


55 Roberta Naas

With the Olympics nearly upon us, our jewelry columnist zones in on the best sports watches

56 Ashley W. Simpson

The latest collections and closets bursting with candy colors

57  Clive Jackson

The CEO of Victor on the role technology can play in bespoke, luxury travel


62 Top 100 suites 2016

The definitive list of the world’s best hotel suites

82 Sri Lanka

Lauren Holmes finds a new type of rest and relaxation

88 Italian Lakes

A spin around the lakes in a Maserati reveals how architecture, design and luxury are shaking up things in Garda and Como

94 Sir Jackie Stewart

Meet the man in the tartan hat and tartan trousers – Sir Jackie is as much a presence now on the Formula One circuit as in his heyday

98 Investing in Formula One

Fast cars, exotic locations and celebrities – what is it like to invest in one of the world’s most exhilarating sports?


106 Total guide: Singapore

Where to stay, eat and play; the ultimate guide to the island city state

114 Itinerary: Norway

Fjords and forests, fine dining and a trip to the North Pole – Norway really has it all

122 Life through a lens: Havana

A photographic guide to Cuba’s colorful capital

126 Top 10 Villas in the World

Stargaze in Mexico or dive into the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean – here are the 10 best villas in the world

136 Flight of Fancy: Rajasthan

Get together with 120 of your friends at an Indian palace in Jodhpur