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Elite Traveler Magazine July/August 2012

Elite Traveler Magazine Cover Issue July August 2012

THE TOP 101 SUITES IN THE WORLD

By TOVA SYROWICZ

No matter where your travels take you in the year ahead, we’ve scouted the planet to bring you the best of the best new and newly renovated suites to make your stay—be it for business or leisure—that much sweeter.

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From Beverly Hills to Baku, Paris to Playa del Carmen and Marrakech to Melbourne, you’ll find the comforts of home (and then some), plus a level of pampering that takes personalized service to new heights. Whether you’re after barefoot luxury, sleek minimalism or gilded decadence, whether you want to unplug or stay connected, unwind in nature or party in urban paradise, we’ve got the perfect picks to suit your unique preferences.

  • USA & Canada
  • Caribbean
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa

HIGH LIFE

News & Previews

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

Elite Access

By Tova Syrowicz

Your guide to the season’s most exclusive events around the world, from the Summer Olympics in London to Venice’s renowned International Film Festival.

Flash

Elite Traveler is on the scene at the AAHS culinary awards in Manhattan, at an exclusive antique watch exhibit from F.P. Journe and beyond.

HIGH STYLE

LIMITED TIME

By ELIZABETH DOERR

Boutique brands come and go, but state-of-the-art inaugural releases from watch world veterans Loiseau and Quentin intimate a promising future.

Horology

By Nate Borgelt

Always innovating, master watchmakers debut a trio of up-to-the-minute watches that mark time in ways both clever and unconventional.

WATCH TRENDS

By JESSICA MICHAULT

Haute horology may be going through a blue phase, but there’s nothing melancholy about these striking timepieces with cobalt, navy and azure accents.

GEMS & JEWELS

By drew taylor

A mix of dark sparkles, spikes and posh pavé make for a bold statement with just a hint of rebellion.

Accessories

By drew taylor

Lace accents help her strike the perfect balance between sexy and demure, while slick high tops
and dapper work attire complete his summer wardrobe.

Runway Report

By Jessica Michault

Ready-to-wear opted for a little extra exposure this summer: Women’s midriffs on chic display and sleeveless men’s suit jackets add a playful touch to classic looks.

DEPARTMENTS

Jet Focus

By Mike Espindle

The world’s first FAA-certified remanufactured jet turns a legacy workhorse into a new class leader boasting greater range, sleeker interiors and lower operating costs, to boot.

Test Drive

By Mike Espindle

Both intuitive and tricked-out, Audi’s A8 L W12 belies its heavy weight with uncanny handling, plus SUVs from Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz that are as posh as they are powerful.

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