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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 […]

A Modern Ode: The FB 1.4 Chronometer

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. A modern ode to a revered 18th-century watchmaker who created marine chronometers and was the official clockmaker to the French king and navy, Ferdinand Berthoud is a special division within Chopard. This group of watchmakers is dedicated to interpreting his works through a 21st-century lens using high-horology techniques. In […]

Five Engagement Rings To Buy for Valentine’s Day

By Dorothy Musariri

Thinking about popping the question this Valentine’s Day, or simply looking to delight her with a fabulous new ring? No matter where you are, Elite Traveler has you covered. Colored gemstones are becoming more and more popular – this follows the trend set by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Princess Eugenie of getting engaged with color, making it a […]

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. […]

Three Groundbreaking Museum Openings

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. LOUVRE, ABU DHABI The highly anticipated collaboration between France and Abu Dhabi was originally slated for completion in 2012, but was pushed back several times over the years. Finally opened in November 2017, the museum, designed by award-winning architecture firm Ateliers Jean Nouvel, is a ‘floating dome of light […]

This Seasons’s Fab Floral Womenswear

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Even though it’s only resort season, spring has sprung. Delicate floral patterns appeared throughout the collections. Rosie Assoulin used flowers on elegant gowns, as seen here, and on crop tops, dresses and even a pair of overalls. CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Brock Collection has taken the industry by storm […]

The Ultimate Valentine’s Gift Guide

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, if you’re still struggling to find the perfect gift for your beloved other, then you’re in luck as Elite Traveler has rounded up some of the most exclusive and luxurious presents on the planet. Split into Paper, Wood, Crystal, Silver and Billionaire, the Elite Traveler Valentine’s Guide has the perfect gift whatever stage of your relationship you’re […]

The Bulgari Watch Made Exclusively for Maserati Owners

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Car and watch collaborations are a dime a dozen—it seems like every prestigious car brand has a luxury watch bearing its name. How to stand out from the crowd? For starters, reserve the watches exclusively for the car owners. Add on a dial design inspired by a car’s dashboard […]