Elite Traveler March/April 2018


25 Object of desire

Baccarat and Rémy Martin create the gargantuan Louis XIII Le Salmanazar decanter

27 Watches

The craftsmanship that ensures Bovet is a collectors’ favorite

30 Men’s style

We examine the resurgence of double-breasted suits

32 Women’s style

Comic strips and clashing prints impact the runway


34 Jewelry

Precious stones create beaded masterpieces

37 Beauty

Corvette’s most powerful street car in history

38 Motoring

We put the new Aston Martin DB11 through its paces

40 Cruises

Seabourn Ovation gets ready to hit the high seas

41 Aviation

Bold prints and vibrant colors take flying carpets to the next level

42 Technology

Smart and durable technology to capture this year’s adventures

43 Design

The fine fabrics and bespoke furniture seen at the revamp of London’s famed members’ club, Annabel’s


46 Sven Lindblad

The marine-focused eco-tourism expert on adventure on open water

44 Jean-Michel Cousteau

We talk to the educator, environmentalist and film producer about his life on and under the ocean

48 Richard Mille

A pioneer in the use of high-tech materials in watchmaking, Richard Mille is a soulful risk-taker

51 Roberta Naas

Shines a light on the rare and difficult-to-make regulator watch


56 Top 50 Adventures

Covering all terrains and accommodating all levels of adventurousness, our definitive collection is the place to look if you’re looking to push yourself this year

84 Top Safari Experiences

Whether your focus is the Big Five or the elusive tiger, we’ve collected the ultimate list of the top safaris around the world

94 Fashion

We head to El Matador beach in Malibu, California, for a whimsical showcase of spring fashion


106 Top Eco Suites

Elite Traveler‘s picks of the most phenomenal environmentally minded places to stay

116 Destination Guides

Charleston, Mykonos, Montenegro, Belize and Fiji are featured as our top destinations for this year

128 The Hot List

From touring Mayan ruins to hunting the most elusive spirits on the planet, this Hot List is for the adventurous soul

132 Property Highlights

This issue’s Elite Luxury Homes takes you to the dramatic Swiss Alps, a private beach in Montauk and Costa Rican paradise

136 Flight of Fancy

Catch your dinner on a lobster-lassoing dive off the island of Nevis





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