New & Noteworthy

Epicures enticed by tony tipples will not want to miss the Nth 2016 Ultimate Whisky Experience at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas from March 2 through 5. Presented by Mahesh Patel, founder of Universal...
For travelers who enjoy the comforts of traditional train travel but need the speed of an intercontinental jet, a new interior from Airbus aims to satisfy. The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre , in...
Sixteen years ago, the British jeweler STEPHEN WEBSTER bought an all-original 1959 Ford Thunderbird for $5,000. Three years later he enlisted the help of a friend to restore it...
Introduced in January in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show, the new Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S ( porsche.com ) deliver more power than their predecessors and display revised...
This year, Chinese New Year falls on February 8, kicking off a 15-day festival in which Chinese communities around the world will celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Fire Monkey . Every year...
Los Angeles neonatologist PHILIPPE FRIEDLICH is a lifelong scuba diver who grew up in southern France with Jacques Cousteau as one of his heroes. He made his most memorable dive three decades ago...
Known for its luxurious clothing and outerwear, Stefano Ricci ( stefanoricci.com ) is introducing its first line of performance skiwear. The family-owned business, which is based in Florence, has...
The most fun way to drive from Sedona to Flagstaff, Ariz., is via State Highway 89A. Nearly 30 miles of sweeping mountain roads connect the two towns, passing natural wonders such as Slide Rock State...
Prized Porsches from comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s collection are coming out of the vault and will be available at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction in Florida on March 11. Seinfeld is giving...
Fascination with the hypnotic lavender hues of February’s birthstone, the amethyst , dates back to ancient Greece, when the gem was worn to ward off drunkenness and ill will, and to support clear...
Much has been said about the Swiss watch industry’s habit of raiding the history books in search of long-gone watchmakers whose names are ripe to exploit. But in all honesty, some names deserve to be...
Las Vegas businessman LARRY RUVO is one of the few civilians who have experienced the gravitational force (and exhilaration) that elite military pilots encounter in the cockpit of a fighter jet...
When financier Jonathan Horemans and lawyer Javier Goggins Campos couldn’t find loafers hardy enough for their jet-set lifestyle, they joined forces to create Galet ( galet.com ). “We needed a...
Rain is falling in the Austrian Alps, and for a moment the clouds clear, revealing a panoramic view of Innsbruck to the north and the Tuxer Alpen (or Tux Alps) to the southeast. Here we climb into...
Tortoise , a 115-foot, eco-friendly superyacht built in 2015 by Arcadia Yachts , is essentially a fiberglass floating fortress —and it is currently available for charter in the Mediterranean. For...
Connoisseurs who find joie de vivre from vintage vehicles convened at the 41st Salon Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars this past weekend in Paris. Spanning decades in design and engineering...
Instead of staying local for the holidays, hit the highway in search of the most meaningful, unforgettable celebrations in America. From watching 4th of July fireworks in Philadelphia—the birthplace...
Pink Floyd drummer NICK MASON inherited his fascination with motorsports from his father, who raced a vintage Bentley in club events and produced a documentary series on auto racing...
The Irish knitting company Inis Meáin ( inismeain.ie ), which takes its name from the Aran island on which it is based, honors the celebrated fisherman sweater with its meticulously crafted pullovers...
With the Rocky Mountains as its backdrop and over 2,200 acres of ski terrain, Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Mont., is a wonderful retreat for outdoorsy adventurers and avid skiers alike. The 13,600-...
The supersonic-jet maker Aerion recently announced that the flight-service provider Flexjet has placed a firm order for 20 examples of the Aerion AS2 supersonic jet —for which the company began...
The upcoming 13th annual Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show , running from February 10 to 16—through Presidents Day weekend—will feature over 160 exhibitors from around the world, including M...
Two years ago, racecar driver DANNY THOMPSON piloted Challenger 2 at Bonneville and exceeded the speed his father achieved...
Say good-bye to the bulky briefcase: Trim, lightweight models are all that’s needed to accommodate today’s ultrathin laptops and compact handheld devices. Men’s luxury brands, in particular, are on...
A custom-made neon sign proclaiming “Chocolate is art” graces the entrance of Compartes Chocolatier in Brentwood, Calif., playfully referencing the motto of an iconic chocolate shop once frequented...
The new Ferrari GTC4Lusso will debut at the Geneva International Motor Show in March. Ferrari has not yet announced pricing or release date. The four-seat, four-wheel-drive sport sedan can accelerate...
An Italian designer’s custom skis pair high performance with panache. For the former competitive downhiller Alessandro Marchi, designing skis is like making a gourmet meal. “It all starts in the...
Last year, Six Senses Spa—at the Alpina Gstaad , 56-room hotel in the Swiss Alps—launched a sleep program so popular the spa decided to bring it back for another year. Two yoga practices are combined...
Brown University biology professor KENNETH MILLER is renowned as an eloquent advocate for the theory of evolution, but he didn’t have an opportunity to visit the Galápagos Islands until...
For many, the epitome of luxury is the ability to jet set around the globe on a moment’s notice—without the crowds and claustrophobic seating. For those who want to break new ground in the travel...

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