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 […]

The Chefs to Watch in Tokyo Right Now

By Lauren Hill & Will Grice

Tokyo has long overtaken Paris as the culinary capital of the world. Collectively the city holds over 300 Michelin stars (that’s three times more than New York), so while the choice of places to eat has never been better in Tokyo, one question that has always lingered over the city’s fine-dining scene is how sustainable it all is? While many […]

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 […]

Match Your Jewelry’s Stone to Your Vacation

By Kristen Shirley

Deciding which jewelry to bring on vacation is always a dilemma. It’s difficult to find the perfect statement piece that is also casual enough to blend in wherever you end up. Our recommendation is to pick distinctive earrings in a brightly colored stone and keep the rest of your look simple. And if you can match the stone’s origin to […]

Marking the 10th Anniversary of Ateliers deMonaco

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Ateliers deMonaco, whose launch was the culmination of Fredérique Constant head watchmaker Pim Koeslag and CEO Peter Stas’s lifelong dream of creating a minute repeater. The brand focuses exclusively on high horology, blending Monaco’s enduring glamour with Swiss precision. In 10 short […]

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 […]

The Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in Australia

By Lauren Hill & Will Grice

As many of our readers will know, Elite Traveler is a big fan of Aussie cuisine. Taking inspiration from the surrounding Asian cultures, as well as drawing on traditional aboriginal food (and of course the more traditional European and Mediterranean countries), the cuisine on offer in Australia is easily some of the best. Whether you’re looking for fresh seafood, some of the […]

The Best of PAD London Art Fair

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the Elite Traveler Luxury Escapes Edition 2017/2018. The internationally acclaimed art fair returned to London’s Mayfair for the 11th edition late last year. Set in Berkley Square, the show welcomed the chic, the bright, the weird and the wonderful… Christopher Duffy, Abyss coffee table Evoking the deep blue sea, the Abyss coffee table plays with depth perception […]

Azure Spa: A Beautiful Addition To Alphonse Island

By Dorothy Musariri

The recently launched Azure Spa, Alphonse Island, combines a stunning backdrop with a variety of massages, facials, beauty treatments, and therapies using oils inspired by the island itself. Experienced therapists will only use 100 per cent, carefully selected, locally produced and organic Yi-King products. These are classified according to each guest’s Master Element, which is determined by their date of […]