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Cocktail of the Week: Hennessy XO Two Branches

By Olivia Cuccaro

Hennessy XO Two Branches at Per Se  1.5 oz Hennessy XO cognac 1/2 oz oz Prune de Souillac Louis Roque 1/2 oz Antica Formula vermouth 1/2 oz honey To create this cocktail of the week, stir Hennessy XO, Prune de Souillac Louis Roque, Antica Formula vermouth and honey with ice. Serve straight up and garnish with an orange twist. At Elite Traveler, we […]

Elite Traveler Celebrates Ultimate Gift Guide at Bonhams

On Thursday, November 30, Elite Traveler and renowned auction house Bonhams hosted an evening of cocktails with the Mexico Tourism Board to celebrate the Elite Collection: Ultimate Gift Guide. Jewelry and watch collectors, influencers, industry leaders and our readers joined Elite Traveler in celebrating the November/December issue at Bonhams New York on Madison Avenue.  The party was hosted by Matthew Girling, Global CEO […]

Paulo Bacchi, CEO of Artefacto, on Brazilian Design

By Olivia Cuccaro

Artefacto is a well-known name among interior designers and residents of the Miami area, but its roots are all Brazilian. Born out of São Paulo, the luxury furnishings and design firm evokes elements of its native country, such as natural materials and an organic color palette, in the sleek, high-end pieces that have found their way into the most luxurious […]

Spa of the Week: Spa Grande Grand Wailea

By Olivia Cuccaro

From hiking in dense rainforest for a glimpse of cascading waterfalls to snorkeling beside vibrant marine life, Maui has so much to explore. But just because the island is full of adventure at every turn of the Road to Hāna doesn’t mean there isn’t just as much opportunity to sit back and find your center. As the largest spa in […]

Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach

By Olivia Cuccaro

Miami Beach is the place to be next week as Art Basel 2017 kicks off in the city. In its 16th year (the first fair took place in 2002), Art Basel Miami Beach is drawing collectors, curators and enthusiasts off the South Florida coast where more than 250 of the world’s leading modern and contemporary art galleries will display works […]

Pink Promise Diamond Sells for Nearly $31.2 Million

By Olivia Cuccaro

The sale of a 14.93-carat “fancy vivid pink” diamond was the highlight of the recent Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Hong Kong auction as it fetched just under $31.2m. On November 28, the Pink Promise Diamond sold for $31,861,000 to match the record per-carat price for a diamond of its kind. A pink oval mixed-cut stone, the Pink Promise Diamond made its […]

Spa of the Week: Rancho Valencia

On 45 acres of rolling hills, lush gardens, winding trails and olive groves, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is a Southern California destination for eco-friendly luxury. As the region’s only Relais & Châteaux property, Rancho Valencia’s commitment to sustainable practices extends from energy-efficient fixtures to locally sourced cuisine to organic spa treatments. At the Rancho Valencia Spa, wellness is as much […]

Cocktail of the Week: Festive Fall Cocktails

By Olivia Cuccaro

The end of November marks the start of the holiday season, and with it, the season of elegant soirees. You could host a lavish party with champagne pairings, or you could get the celebrations going with our pick of festive cocktails. From fall flavors of apple and spice to seasonal twists on classic cocktails, these recipes are perfect for serving […]

You Can Now Personalize Your Sophie Hulme Bag

By Olivia Cuccaro

Sophie Hulme launched her eponymous design studio in London 10 years ago, so it’s only fitting that the boutique opens its doors in the UK city to celebrate. Just in time for holiday gifting, the brand behind the iconic Albion tote will now offer personalization services in the new store. Creating simplistic designs from premium materials, Sophie Hulme’s luxury handbag collection favors function […]

Diana Ross Returns to Wynn Las Vegas

By Olivia Cuccaro

After her fall debut at Wynn Las Vegas, diva Diana Ross is returning to the Sin City stage for nine performances. Her show, Diana Ross: Endless Memories, will dazzle audiences once again with music from the vast, award-winning catalogue of the American icon. From singing in The Supremes to inspiring today’s most prominent R&B artists with her solo success, Diana […]