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Elite Traveler Magazine March/April 2012

Elite Traveler Magazine March April

FEATURES

TOP SUITES OF LONDON

By Margie Goldsmith

As the city gears up to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, London’s luxury hotels are ready for the spotlight, with forward-looking design, luxe amenities and unmatched personalized service.

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14 DAYS IN WINE COUNTRY

By Larry Olmsted

Taste your way through the world’s best wines with an action-packed itinerary that winds across the west coast of the western hemisphere.

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 Drew Taylor

Your guide to the season’s most exclusive events around the world, from a film festival in New York to a regatta in St. Barths

Flash
Elite Traveler is on the scene at SIHH, Art Basel Miami Beach, and boutique openings across the globe.

HIGH STYLE

Horology
by Nate Borgelt

Get sporty this spring with teched-out timepieces made for adventurous types.

Watch Trends
by Jessica Michault

Watchmakers are turning to the dark side this season, debuting bold, black timepieces that are anything but basic.

Limited Time
by Elizabeth Doerr

Two of the watch world’s most innovative designers are transforming the way we look at time.

GEMS + JEWELS
by Tanya Dukes

Ruggedly romantic rings, cufflinks and bracelets add interest to spring’s chicest menswear.

Accesories
by Tanya Dukes

From laid back Panama hats to a seriously showstopping briefcase, we’ve got you covered at both work and play with our picks for men’s spring accessories.

Runway Report
by Jessica Michault

Pastels pretty up the women’s runways for spring as menswear goes mad for mesh. FASHION, Photography by Dean Isidro, Styling by Joseph Episcopo As temperatures rise, classic suiting gets a dose of downtown cool, while off-duty sportswear goes for broke in bold color.

DEPARTMENTS

FINANCE
by Russ Alan Prince

When it comes to choosing life insurance, ultra-affluent consumers are warned to proceed with caution.

Jet Focus
by Mike Espindle

With production facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Ireland, Bombardier’s highly anticipated Learjet 85 is a labor of (international) love.

At Sea
by Mike Espindle

Before you plan your big summer charter, consider one of these extraordinary and unexpected itineraries.

Test Drive
by Mike Espindle

The all-new Evoque from Land Rover is a powerhouse in both sportiness and style; plus a preview of BMW’s remixed 6 Series convertible and the slick Porsche Cayman R.

Pure Decadence
by Mike Espindle

With private patios, top-of-the-line technology and VIP concierge service, Las Vegas’ ultra- spacious Fairway Villas are far from a gamble.