Elite Traveler November-December 2017


For jewelry lovers PARIS, FRANCE Van Cleef & Arpels has been creating exquisite high jewelry since 1906. Championing the craftsmanship of jewelry making, the L’École des Arts Joailliers was founded in 2012 with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels and is dedicated entirely to jewelry. Step into the school’s wonderfully creative world, set in an 18th- century mansion that embodies the classic French style in the epicenter of Parisian jewelry making — the Place Vendôme. The school focuses on three main themes: art history of jewelry, savoir-faire and the universe of gemstones. The school offers a number of workshops with something to suit all interests; students can learn gouache paint techniques, attend a gemology workshop, a lacquerwork and enameling watchmaking workshop, or visit a library filled with jewelry and gemology. Our favorite is Experience the Universe of Van Cleef & Arpels — follow each stage of the design process by visiting Van Cleef & Arpels’ High Jewelry workshop to meet the skilled craftsmen, the ‘Mains d’Or’, and the creative team. Stay in the biggest suite in Paris, the Royal Suite at Hôtel Plaza Athénée, where the balcony overlooks the Eiffel Tower and Avenue Montaigne. From $2,873 for exclusive four-hour workshop for six people. Contact Anne-Laure Battistelli, development and communication project manager at L’ École Van Cleef & Arpels, anne-laure.battistelli@lecolevancleefarpels.com, +33 170 703 600, lecolevancleefarpels.com The Royal Suite from$30,745 per night, contact Eve Paget, director of reservations, eve.paget@ dorchestercollection.com, +33 153 676 466, dorchestercollection.com


Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Florida, US, Nov 3-7 Tickets $46.50 for prime time preview, flibs.com Stay Bungalow Penthouse, The Miami Beach Edition, from $10,000 per night. Contact Mathew Pargament, general manager, mathew.pargament@editionhotels.com, +1 786 257 4500, editionhotels.com

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