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Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill

After spending a number of years in Singapore and Japan, Lauren returned to London, where she became deputy editor at Hg2 travel publishers. She now writes about the world’s most incredible places for Elite Traveler. She has previously written for Esquire and Food & Travel, among other travel and lifestyle publications.

Lindblad-National Geographic Announces Epic Antarctica Voyage

By Lauren Hill

The expedition specialist Lindblad-National Geographic has announced the newest adventure in its expedition collection. Epic Antarctica will take passengers of next-generation expedition ship National Geographic Endurance on a voyage along the ice’s edge of remote Antarctic shores. This 35-day journey will take in rarely visited parts of Antarctica and sub-Antarctic islands off Australia and New Zealand, combining wilderness and wildlife. […]

Cocktail of the Week: Golden Globes Moët Belle

By Lauren Hill

The Golden Globes Moët Belle by Camilla Belle 1oz of Cachaça 75oz of mango juice 5oz of ginger syrup 25oz of fresh lime juice 5oz of Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial Tropical flower decoration or edible flower to garnish To create this cocktail, combine the first four ingredients with ice, then strain into a coupe glass and top with Moët […]

Unforgettable New Year’s Eve Celebrations to Toast 2019

By Lauren Hill

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at these lavish events taking place around the world. From seeing Rita Ora perform in a Maldivian idyll to dancing the night away on a rooftop in New York, these are the best ways to see in 2019. Join Retro Glam Festivities in the Maldives Venture to this idyllic Maldivian island this month for […]

Courchevel 1850 Unveils New Spa by Bellefontaine

By Lauren Hill

The luxury alpine hotel, Grandes Alpes, Courchevel 1850, has unveiled a brand new spa and exclusive partnership with Swiss anti-ageing brand, Bellefontaine, just in time for its seasonal opening this month. The new exclusive-to-Courchevel Bellefontaine spa concept adds to the already soaring appeal of the hotel’s picturesque setting in the Three Valleys, ski-in, ski-out access, ski l’Atelier, and private chalet […]

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Debuts Lavish New Restaurant

By Lauren Hill

The luxurious Mexican beach resort, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, has announced the launch of its brand new Asian restaurant, Sen Lin, which is the result of a $800,000 enhancement. This new dining concept brings the hotel’s restaurant collection to six distinct venues specializing in French gastronomy, Italian fare and gourmet Mexican cuisine, as well as Asian specialties. The latest addition […]

Leonardo Ferragamo on Evolving a Timeless Brand

By Lauren Hill

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Leonardo Ferragamo, son of designer Salvatore Ferragamo, speaks to Lauren Jade Hill during the Rolex Swan Cup about how he is driving forward one of the world’s leading producers of luxury sailing yachts, Nautor’s Swan. It’s the penultimate day of the Rolex Swan Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Leonardo […]

Getting a Taste for Sherry in Jerez

By Lauren Hill

Tucked into Spain’s Cadiz province, Jerez is a major draw for its rich history and cuisine, and a mecca for Andalusian culture—from flamenco dancing to equestrian sport—but one of the region’s greatest hallmarks is its claim to Spain’s celebrated fortified wine, sherry. Step into atmospheric bodegas, stroll through vineyards and pair some of these local wines with tapas. It’s the […]

Cocktail of the Week: Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

By Lauren Hill

Prohibition Old Fashioned at the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas 2 oz WhistlePig 10yr rye 25 oz tawny port 20yr 5 oz Vermont maple syrup 3 dashes angostura bitters 3 dashes cherry bitters To make the Prohibition Old Fashioned, combine all the ingredients and stir with ice, then strain over a large ice cube with a maraschino cherry and orange twist […]

Jason Atherton Opens First Alpine Outpost

By Lauren Hill

In a whirlwind of restaurant openings, acclaimed chef and restaurateur, Jason Atherton, has been busy expanding his restaurant empire – each time, with attention paid to retaining the quality of this Michelin-starred chef’s cuisine along with the restaurant group’s chic interiors and spirited vibe. Each opening is met with a widespread buzz, and this addition is sure to follow suit. […]

St. Regis Launches Asia Pacific Culinary Couture Series

By Lauren Hill

This month, the St. Regis hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific have launched the brand new cultural program, Street Serve & Culinary Couture, celebrating the rich and diverse culinary scenes of each region. The St. Regis hotels in Singapore, Langkawi and Bangkok are first to offer this new program, pairing gourmet gastronomy with rustic dining. Each hotel’s unique program will […]