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Cocktail of the Week: National Margarita Day

By Olivia Cuccaro

Break out the blenders, shakers and limes — it’s time to celebrate National Margarita Day. The original recipe of tequila, triple sec, and lime juice leaves plenty of room for interpretive mixology, and we’ve rounded up everything from wine-infused margaritas to margaritas with extra spice. Whether you prefer yours frozen or on the rocks, with tequila or with mezcal, these […]

Watches & Wonders Takes Over Miami Design District

By Olivia Cuccaro

This past weekend, Miami was a hotspot for three of our favorite things here at Elite Traveler: watches, cars and yachts. In partnership with Miami Design District Associates (MDDA), the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) debuted Watches & Wonders, the inaugural stateside event joining 21 of the world’s leading timepiece manufacturers, alongside the Miami Design District Concours and the […]

Four Irresistible Cocktails to Travel For

By Olivia Cuccaro

This story originally appeared in the Elite Traveler Luxury Escapes Edition 2017/2018. Whether lazing on the beach listening to lapping waves or tucked away by the fireplace, the right cocktail can turn a great moment into a perfect one. When the flavors evoke the destination itself and the mixologist uses local ingredients, it adds to the sense of place and creates a […]

Chef Thomas Keller Has a New Caviar Company

By Olivia Cuccaro

As if seven Michelin stars, consistent recognition by the James Beard Foundation, cookbooks and a chocolate company weren’t enough, revered chef Thomas Keller has added another venture to his long list of achievements: caviar. Meaning ‘royal egg’ in Latin, Regiis Ova caviar is hand selected from high-quality sturgeon farms in the US, South America and Asia. Working directly with farms around […]

Cocktail of the Week: PDT Hong Kong

By Olivia Cuccaro

Bad Hunter at PDT, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong 1.5 oz Chivas Regal 12 whisky 1 oz Fernet Hunter 1/2 oz lemon juice 1/4 oz ‘dragon eye’ syrup 1 oz Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut champagne To create this cocktail of the week, simmer 32 oz simple syrup with 8 oz longan fruit (also known as ‘dragon eye’) over […]

Eight Rising Star Chefs in New York City

By Olivia Cuccaro

New York is known as the the city that never sleeps, and for good reason. Arguably the fine-dining capital of the US and a major gastronome hub of the world, the restaurant scene in New York City is never static. The Michelin Guide for 2018 awarded its coveted stars to six new New York restaurants for a total of 56 […]

Frédéric Panaiotis of Ruinart on Valentine’s Day Champagne

By Olivia Cuccaro

The day of love is upon us and we think that calls for a champagne toast. Crafted through a production process where time and attention are so crucial, it’s no wonder that champagne has an emotional side that suits intimate Valentine’s Day festivities. Over centuries, the French sparkling wine has been tied to romantic occasions, with the bubbly beverage perfectly […]

Spa of the Week: St. Regis Iridium Spa

By Olivia Cuccaro

Just last year, the St. Regis portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts expanded with the addition of a new oasis: St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. Set over the blue-green waters of the Indian Ocean, the idyllic property is home to a 19,913-sq-ft wellness sanctuary. With the calm ocean breeze blowing through sliding-glass doors and views of the stunning sea setting […]

Cocktail of the Week: Valentine’s Day Cocktails

By Olivia Cuccaro

A candlelit gourmet dinner and a toast between you and your loved one complete the classic Valentine’s Day date. Whether it’s a new relationship or your eternal flame, an enticing cocktail adds a touch of enchantment to an evening of puppy love or passion. These are our picks of the most romantic cocktails to sip beside your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. […]

Spa of the Week: Sense, A Rosewood Spa

By Olivia Cuccaro

When we think of a luxury escape, sun (and plenty of it) is a key checklist item for many a vacationer. But what about the moon? The sun’s nighttime counterpart has been looked to for centuries as a source of healing and energy, and in central San Miguel, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende is incorporating these ancient beliefs into treatments […]