Elite Traveler Magazine May/June 2012

Elite Traveler Magazine Cover April 2012



By Tova Syrowicz

High fliers (and rollers) flock to Monaco for its sizzling summer season, and the principality ups the ante with a stunning array of luxe suites.

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By Margie Goldsmith

From palatial spaces evocative of Turkey’s golden era, to a crop of new contenders that marry modern style with local flair, Istanbul’s star suites are an attraction in their own right.


By scott goetz

You’ve never done safari like this before. Join the fierce traveler as he takes on Southern Africa tracking game, camping out and giving back in the most elite way imaginable.


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 Tova Syrowicz

Your guide to the season’s most exclusive events around the world, from the Cannes film festival to a Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace.


Elite Traveler is on the scene at Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak celebration in New York, the grand opening of The St. Regis Bal Harbour in Florida and beyond.


Watch Trends

By Jessica Michault & the elite traveler team

In the wake of SIHH and Basel, a triple-sized compendium of this year’s most impressive new releases will spark not only awe, but also your imagination.


By Nate Borgelt

While much of a watch’s magic is often hidden within its case, this trio put their best face forward with distinct dials that merit a longer look.

Limited time

By Elizabeth Doerr

Meet the future of time: Two watchmakers at the cutting edge of the trade introduce a time-telling liquid and a tourbillon atop a flip phone.


By drew taylor

The unlikely marriage of wood and precious gems takes chunky bangles to an all new level of urban/eco cool.


By drew taylor

Gold-studded leather pieces invoke her inner rebel, while old school specs and bow ties, plus bright, patterned espadrilles, bring levity to his summer ensembles.

Runway Report

By Jessica Michault

Womenswear goes sporty chic in honor of the upcoming Olympics, while menswear boldly embraces the color pink.

Fashion photography

By TOM CORBETT, styling

By nikko kefalas

Get ready to make a statement with sexy ensembles that sparkle, sizzle and seduce.


Jet Focus

By Mike Espindle

Airbus’s ACJ319 business jet has proven to be hugely popular, and it’s no wonder, given its immense, fully customizable interiors and amazing range.

Test Drive

By rob kalem

You can feel good about the Fisker Karma, an electric vehicle that is equal parts eco-friendly, classy and sporty, plus the sleek BMW Alpina B7 grand tourer and the tricked-out Lincoln MKX luxury SUV.

Pure Decadence

By sahar khan

Trek into Costa Rica’s lush, rolling interior to discover Hacienda Santa Inés, an exclusive-use luxury ranch whose setting and spa will have you swooning.

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