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 […]

The Best Travel Inspired Swimwear

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the Elite Traveler Luxury Escapes Edition 2017/2018. Swimwear is heavily influenced by travel, and for good reason. Designers pull inspiration from the stripes of a beach house, the colors of the sand and the sun setting over the ocean. MOROCCO Jade Swim In her minimalist but never boring collection, former fashion editor Brittany Kozerski employs her trained […]

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 […]

Elvis Presley’s Omega To Go Up For Auction

World-renowned auction house Phillips is set to sell of Elvis Presley’s personal Omega at the upcoming Geneva Watch Auction taking place between the 12th and 13th of May.  The watch was gifted to the rock and roll icon by RCA Records to commemorate him selling 75 million records. It is widely believed Presley was the first musician in history to […]

Object of Desire: The Great Divide

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the Elite Traveler Luxury Escapes Edition 2017/2018. In the last decade, high-end crystals and minerals have appreciated in value between 300 and 1,000 percent. The beauty of investing in crystals is they never decrease in value (unlike certain other investments) and make a dazzling addition to any collection. Astro Gallery of Gems’ extensive rock and mineral collection […]

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 […]

Slide On By: The 3 Best Men’s Sandals

By Benjamin Liong Setiawan

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Slide sandals are indispensable in warmer climates. Whether you’re looking for something refined, classic or sporty, these three options will cover all the bases. 1. CAR SHOE, REFINED Car Shoe is an Italian footwear firm that was established in the early 1960s. In 2001, the Prada Group purchased a […]

SB Architects Completes First Desert-Inspired Home at Ascaya

By Lauren Hill

It’s in the foothills of the McCullough mountain range just outside Las Vegas that the luxury real estate development Ascaya is now coming to fruition. Owned by Hong Kong billionaire Henry Cheng, this development will first encompass six ‘inspiration homes’ – each designed by one of the country’s most progressive and esteemed architects who will interpret desert contemporary design in […]