Elite Traveler Nov/Dec 2018


31 Object of desire

An Art Deco–inspired cocktail trolley from Asprey

32 Motoring

The Pure McLaren Arctic Experience, 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle

34 Cruises

The immersive Blue Eye Lounge on board Ponant’s Le Lapérouse


36 Aviation

SureFly’s eVTOL personal helicopter uses drone technology to fly

37 Technology

Don’t hit the slopes without this safety- and comfort-inspired tech

38 Design

New York’s Whitney Museum hosts an Andy Warhol exhibition

39 Wine & spirits

Personalized bourbon and whiskey barrels from the world’s leading distillers


44 Men’s fashion

This season’s most coveted trends: winter whites and checks

46 Men’s watches

Explore some of Patek Philippe’s rare handcrafts

50 Women’s fashion

Whimsical dark florals and luxe suiting for the holidays

52 Women’s watches

The intricate artwork used to adorn watch dials

54 Jewelry

Playful briolettes and golden orbs

58 Destination style

Fashion to fit in with trendy Sydneysiders

60 The voyager

Essential packing for Florence with Indré Rockefeller

62 Craftsmanship

Behind the scenes at Graff in Mayfair, London

64 Accessories

Celebrate the holiday season in style


69 Roberta Naas
Some of the concept watches defining the next generation of watchmaking innovation

70 Christoph Grainger-Herr
Helming the historic watch brand IWC is a passion
for its CEO

72 Richard Geoffroy & Vincent Chaperon
In discussion with the new and outgoing chef de caves

74 Leonardo Ferragamo

On board sailing yacht Solleone with the owner of
Nautor’s Swan


79 Ultimate gift guide

The watches, jewels, and accessories sure to bring joy this holiday season

93 The traveler’s gift guide
Give the gift of an incredible memory with our selection of meaningful gift experiences

106 Top ski suites
Play ice hockey on top of a mountain, take in the sights by hot-air balloon or simply cozy up by the fire with our top ski chalets and suites


116 Destination guides

Winter sun isn’t far away in Phuket, St Lucia, San Diego and Sydney, or embrace chillier climes in Vail

128 The hot list

A remote chalet on top of a glacier and a 4×4 Nordic excursion are the colder of our hot list exploits

132 Property highlights
Focusing on new developments, we visit properties in Mexico, Turks and Caicos and New York City

136 Flight of fancy
Ski by the light of the moon while the slope is open just for you

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