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Cocktail of the Week: The Macario, Lima Floral

By Lauren Hill

The Macario Cocktail at The Lost Alpaca bar of Lima Floral, London 25 ml Calle 23 Blanco Tequila 25 ml Maker’s Mark Bourbon 50 ml pineapple juice 5 dashes Angostura bitters 25 ml cane sugar 25 ml lime juice teaspoon activated charcoal Dehydrated edible flowers Taking its name from Mexico’s first film to be nominated for an Oscar, Macario […]

Grand Luxury Hotels: A Platform Built on Passion

By Lauren Hill

Ten years after its launch, the family-owned and run luxury hotel collection and concierge Grand Luxury Group is one of the world’s leading luxury hotel reservation sites. The company’s French founding brothers Ivan and Rouslan Lartisien talk to Elite Traveler about building a business on passion and how they’ve succeeded in the ever evolving luxury travel industry. First of all, […]

The New Maldives Island Resorts Focusing on Art

By Lauren Hill

One of this year’s biggest arrivals on the luxury hotel scene was undoubtedly Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi. Although it’s known first and foremost for its idyllic Maldivian setting, and high levels of design, cuisine and personalized service, the feature that set this new arrival apart was the fact it placed itself on the global art map, integrating an underwater […]

How to Wear Lemon and Lime this Season

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue ofElite Traveler. Yellow and electric green can be daunting colors to wear, but we think the best time to give them a try is when you have a hint of a summer glow. At Carolina Herrera, a gauzy dress with structured bodice would be well suited for a wedding—you’ll certainly pop […]

Fine Jeweler Shaun Leane on his First Architectural Design

By Lauren Hill

The internationally acclaimed jewelry designer Shaun Leane has long had prominence in the world of fashion and fine jeweler but this month marks the jeweler’s first foray into architecture with the opening of 21 Young Street luxury apartments in London featuring a faade created by the designer – the largest scale commission in the UK to be undertaken by a […]

Louis Vuitton Adds Route 66 to Travel Book Series

By Lauren Hill

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue ofElite Traveler. Each publication in the inspired Louis Vuitton Travel Book series is more coffee table book than travel guide, but they each provide vivid insight into a destination as seen through the eyes of a renowned artist. This May saw the launch of four new titles: Rome, Cuba, Prague, and […]

Inside The World’s Most Luxurious Hotel Suites

Elite Traveler is pleased to announce the launch of our Top 100 Suites for 2018. Included in the list are some of the world’s most luxurious and opulent properties, including the likes of the President Wilson Hotel’s Royal Penthouse Suite and the Five Bedroom Terrace Suite at The Mark in New York. The list embodies theElite Travelerbrand and offers insight […]

Edinburgh Set to Welcome its First Floating Hotel

By Lauren Hill

Edinburgh’s luxury hotel scene has long been based around an elite collection of historic properties that combine their grand heritage with luxurious modern amenities, but now there’s a new luxury hotel that’s promising to break away from this theme on the horizon. October 2018 will see the launch of the Northern Lighthouse Board ship turned luxury hotel Fingal as its […]

Roberta Naas on Getting Personal

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue ofElite Traveler. In the past, if you wanted to customize an aspect of your watch, your options were limited to specially ordered engraving or hand-painting on the dial or caseback. Now, thanks to new technology, some savvy watch brands are taking customization to all new levels. A few years ago, I […]

Krug Champagne Announces New Tracks on Tracks Experience

By Lauren Hill

The House of Krug has placed the emphasis on the tie between music and champagne for some time now, introducing the concept of Krug Music Pairings last year. In line with this notion, the champagne house also hosts a series of Krug Encounters combining music, champagne and fine food. The latest in this series, Tracks on Tracks, will be hosted […]