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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]