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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.

Princess Yachts Reveals Game-Changing X95 Luxury Yacht

By Lauren Hill

Princess Yachts has just released new images of the innovative X95 ‘superfly’, which is set to be unveiled late 2019. Re-imagining the traditional ‘flybridge’ design, the Princess X95 is an entirely new concept dubbed the luxury SUV of the seas. Promising to redefine yacht architecture, the X95 is distinguished by its extensive outdoor space and open-plan interior that’s likened to […]

Cocktail of the Week: Cocktail Academy’s Oscar-Inspired Drinks

By Lauren Hill

Ahead of this year’s Oscars ceremony, Los Angeles’ Cocktail Academy has come up with a series of drinks inspired by the Academy Awards Best Picture nominees for you to sip on at your own awards season parties. Fit for a Queen, inspired by The Favourite 1.5 oz gin 0.5 oz strawberry-infused blanc vermouth 0.75 oz fresh lemon juice 0.5 oz […]

The Biggest Luxury Hotel Transformations of 2019

By Lauren Hill

Stay in a new-look Tuscan suite with private wine cellar, be one of the first to see Raffles Singapore as it enters a new era, and celebrate the revival of Hôtel de Paris, Monte-Carlo. We take a look at the biggest luxury hotel transformations of 2019. andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Namibia Since closing in January, this lodge in the Namib […]

The Nautilus Maldives is Now Open

By Lauren Hill

The ultra-exclusive private island resort, Nautilus Maldives, is now welcoming guests in for blissful stays in the Baa Atoll. The vision of a Maldivian entrepreneur, the resort was created with the philosophy of being ‘a world of your own making’ and ambitions of being ranked among the world’s most luxurious. This resort stands out for its modern bohemian style and […]

The New Wellness Destination: Miraval Austin

By Lauren Hill

Wellness hospitality brand Miraval has long enjoyed great acclaim for its flagship resort in Arizona. Now the group has marked the beginning of a thoughtful expansion by unveiling its first wellness resort outside Arizona, Miraval Austin. The new wellness resort lies within 220 acres of protected land overlooking Lake Travis, encompassing the serene Life in Balance Spa, a 10-acre farm, […]

The New Way to Experience London Fashion Week

By Lauren Hill

The latest edition of London Fashion Week, which is set to unfold from the 15th to 19th February, 2019, will see the launch of a entirely new format event. Held within the official British Fashion Council show space, ‘London Fashion Week: Insiders’ promises to provide fresh insight the LFW experience. The new Insiders event is designed to give ticket holders […]

Where to Experience Flamenco in Spain

By Lauren Hill

This fiery dance of flamboyance, fluidity, passion and drama is one of Spain’s great cultural hallmarks, bringing together three elements—rhythm, song and dance—with hand claps, guitar and castanets. With roots going back to the late medieval period, flamenco is entwined in Spanish history and a distinct part of the country’s identity. You can experience this Spanish tradition at flamenco venues […]

Cocktail of the Week: Valentine’s Day Cocktails

By Lauren Hill

Whether you’re spending it with friends or your significant other, celebrate the most romantic day of the year with our pick of Valentine’s Day cocktails. Aqua Valentine’s Cocktail 20ml Brugal 1888 Gran Reserva Familiar Rum 40ml Serravinci Cocomerino 10ml apricot juice 25ml lemon juice 3 dashes Peychaud Bitters 30ml Cava To create this cocktail, pour all the ingredients, except the […]

Own One of the Rarest Japanese Whiskies Ever Released

By Lauren Hill

The Japanese fine spirits specialist dekantā has just announced its latest ballot for a highly coveted whisky. This time, dekantā is giving whisky connoisseurs the chance to own one of the limited edition bottles in the Karuizawa ‘Shibari’ 35 Year Old Sherry Cask Series. This valuable series comprises four limited edition bottles filled with whisky from the now-closed Karuizawa distillery, […]

Mr Lyan Time Capsules: The $100,000 Cocktail Experience

By Lauren Hill

World renowned mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana — also known as Mr Lyan — has long been at the forefront of innovation in the drinks industry. The creative bartender has won multiple awards for his cocktail skills and earned his London bar Dandelyan the World’s Best Bar accolade in 2018. Now, the acclaimed cocktail creator is taking his skills a step further […]