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Roberta Naas on Mother-of-Pearl Watch Dials

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. Shimmering mother-of-pearl watch dials are among the most beautiful on the market. Now, top brands elevate the precious material by carving, etching, painting and gem setting these delicate dials. Mother-of-pearl’s incredible luster and sheen have made it a feminine choice for watch dials since the early 1900s. Then, designers […]

Spa of the Week: The Spa at Montage Deer Valley

By Emma Reynolds

A chic winter getaway is made even more luxurious when you have a Tk spa to retreat to after a day’s worth of skiing on powdery runs. Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah offers a soothing reprieve to relieve sore muscles. The spa recently rolled out its indigenous spa treatments for this year that fuse organic ingredients with indulgent […]

The Best Nautical-Inspired Resort Fashion

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. Take to the high seas in nautical-inspired resort fashion. From blue-and-white stripes to anchors, ring buoys and rope details, there’s an ocean of possibilities. MSGM sweater, $625, skirt, $430, msgm.it

The Best New Technology for Gourmands

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. Heating up A smart new oven from Brava will ensure any nutrition-based resolutions aren’t broken any time soon. It’s touted as the fastest oven in the world thanks to Brava’s patented ‘Pure Light Cooking’ technology. The oven harnesses light as an energy source and can reach 500 degrees in […]

The Best Women’s Watches for Winter Sports

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. An active winter getaway requires a watch that can keep up, whether you’re hitting the slopes or the surf. There’s no need to sacrifice style for function with one of these brightly colored mechanical watches. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore selfwinding Chronograph This ladies Royal Oak Offshore packs quite […]

Spa of the Week: Remède Spa at The St. Regis Aspen

By Emma Reynolds

Known as one of the best spas in the world, the Remède Spa at The St. Regis Aspen is nothing short of exceptional. Located in one of Aspen’s finest hotels, the spa is the perfect reprieve for a winter’s day worth of skiing on Aspen Mountain or a summer’s morning of hiking or mountain biking. Come to soothe tired muscles […]

Louis Vuitton and Virgil Abloh Launch Colorful Windows in NYC and LA

By Emma Reynolds

If you’ve been to NYC’s Fifth Avenue or Los Angeles’ Rodeo Drive lately, you might be wondering what a larger-than-life holographic rainbow artwork of a man is doing on the sides of Louis Vuitton’s store windows in each city. You can thank Virgil Abloh, who recently joined the ranks of Louis Vuitton as the brand’s men’s artistic director as of […]

Sporty stripes in this season’s men’s style

By Elite Traveler

By Kristen Shirley and Emma Reynolds This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. A style that never seems to go out of fashion, stripes graced dozens of runways this season, showcasing the trend in a fresh way, from classic sneakers to versatile shorts. Ralph Lauren sweater, $1,195, Ralph Lauren in New York, +1 212 606 2100, […]

Spa of the Week: The Spa at The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston

By Emma Reynolds

Houston’s only AAA-Five Diamond Hotel, The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston, wouldn’t be complete without an equally as appealing spa. The Spa, complete with light wood, marble and neutral-gray accents is an utter delight, a contemporary and lavish oasis that offers a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the outside Houston metropolis. The Spa has a strong focus […]

The Joe Bananas Co-Owners Want You To Wear Color

By Emma Reynolds

If you’re strolling along Madison Avenue, it’s clear why the Joe Bananas storefront stands out. “We got the ultimate compliment from someone the other day,” says Kim Bourke, surrogate nephew of Joe Bananas and son of co-founder, Peter Bourke, and now co-owner. “This guy walked in and said, ‘I just wanted to tell you, I’ve been living in this neighborhood […]