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Safari-Inspired Fashion for Spring 2019

By Elite Traveler

Grand Cayman’s beautiful beaches and leafy palm trees are the perfect backdrop for spring’s safari-inspired fashion. Let these khaki pieces, raffia hats and army-green dresses inspire your next vacation wardrobe. Photographer: Laurie Bartley Stylist: Daniel Edley The story originally appeared in the Spring 2019 edition of Elite Traveler Chloé silk-crepe blouse, $665, silk-crepe pants, $580, earrings, $715, Darcey bracelet, $470, […]

Spa of the Week: Spa at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

By Emma Reynolds

Tucked into the lush hillside of Costa Rica’s resort and residential community, Peninsula Papagayo, the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo recently debuted a newly re-imagined destination spa to delight worldly travelers. Featuring treatments with localized ingredients and techniques, the spa is a can’t-miss if you find yourself in this tropical destination. The spa’s new decor feature neutral […]

Fendi’s Iconic Baguette Bag Returns in a Dazzling Way

By Emma Reynolds

It was in 1997 when Fendi‘s Baguette bag became an icon  —  the Silvia Venturini Fendi-designed bag is also regarded as the first ‘It’ bag, made popular by Sex and the City‘s lead character Carrie Bradshaw. More than 20 years later, the Roman maison is reintroducing its iconic purple sequin Baguette bag with a modern twist.  After its runway debut during Fendi’s Fall/Winter […]

Roberta Naas on Independent Watch Brands

By Roberta Naas

Over the centuries, the watch industry has often been called a carriage trade, with many independent watch brands working together to create luxury watches. However, as they grew into fully integrated manufacturers and became icons, large conglomerates began snapping them up. Today, three top luxury groups — Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), Richemont and Swatch Group — own more than […]

Spa of the Week: The Arrabelle at Vail Square

By Emma Reynolds

It’s hard to miss The Arrabelle at Vail Square, a Rock Resort, when you arrive in Lionshead Village: Its castle-like facade and yellow exterior recall a Bavarian castle. With this year’s historical powdery accumulation, Vail’s ski season goes well through April making it the perfect time to pay a visit to the mountain, and in turn, The Arrabelle’s sumptuous suites […]

Men’s Style: Sporty Streetwear For 2019

Sporty streetwear has dominated the runways In recent seasons, and now, designers are gravitating towards a sharper, tailored look, while still keeping sporty details. Take a page from Boss’s minimalist approach, or Z Zegna’s more literal tennis-inspired interpretation. Z Zegna cotton sweater, $495. Trousers, $575. Backpack, $1,695. Sneakers, $495. Ermenegildo Zegna in New York, +1 212 753 4000, Brunello Cucinelli […]

A Guide to Women’s Jump-Hour Watches

By Kristen Shirley

The jump-hour watch often removes the hour hand and displays the hour through an aperture. In ladies’ timepieces, this gives watchmakers more room on the dial to showcase their jewelry artistry and creatively display the minutes. They are also technical masterpieces: As the minutes approach 60, power builds up to make the movement’s hour disc jump to the next, and […]

Women’s Fashion: Pretty in Pink for Spring 2019

For instant glamour, inject a dose of hot pink into your spring wardrobe. Whether you go all out in head-to-toe fuchsia or accent your look with a magenta shoe, you’ll be sure to turn heads. Altuzarra sunglasses Price: $435 More information:,

Spa of the Week: Hotel Bel-Air Spa

By Emma Reynolds

The iconic Hotel Bel-Air has been a fixture in the Los Angeles social and business scene since its opening in 1946 – the hotel regularly housed iconic Hollywood stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Robert Redford, Paul Newman and Grace Kelly, to name a few. Now operated by Dorchester Collection, the hotel still holds onto its Golden Age glamour with modernly […]

Eight Luxury Deep Dive Watches For Men

By Kristen Shirley

Whether you’re diving into the ocean or just like a sporty look, one thing’s for sure: Deep dive watches usually spend more time on land than under the sea. After conquering the technical requirements for diving, watchmakers added useful land-based complications like flyback chronographs and calendars, and made them more attractive for everyday wear with decorated and guilloché dials. Here, […]