New & Noteworthy

Nizuc Resort and Spa had its soft opening last month in Punta Nizuc, Mexico, at the gateway to the Riviera Maya. The property has 274 suites and 29 private villas set among the lush scenery of...
The Exhibit: View from the People Wall, Re-think the Eames When: April 9 to May 3 Where: Design Project Room, Geneva University of Art and Design The American designers Charles Eames (1907–1978) and...
What happens when 20 top interior designers collaborate to create toy houses? The results are in: Ten dollhouses—each a one-of-a-kind work of art—have been outfitted with the same level of detail and...
For years, Ferrari and McLaren have battled each other in the rarefied air of Formula 1 racing, but increasingly they have taken that competition to the street, now that the U.K.-based McLaren has...
Robb Report ’s Private Aviation Forum is where the members of our Private Aviation Advisory Board discuss the hot-button issues that directly affect jet owners, fractional-share holders, and fliers...
The new Bikini Island line, conceived by the German designer Werner Aisslinger for the Italian company Moroso , features sculptural chairs that appear as though they were dip-dyed, and a modular...
Ideally sited between two golf courses and close to both South Beach and Bal Harbour, Peloro Miami Beach will offer 113 condominiums within a seven-story structure on a 1.2-acre lot, as well as boat...
The Restaurant at Meadowood , one of Napa Valley’s favorite destinations, has freshened up its design, added an expansive bar menu, and opened a new lounge, where guests can order cocktails and...
A new Anantara opened in March in Xishuangbanna, China, tucked away in the lush forests of the Yunnan Province, with 80 rooms and 23 pool villas. The resort seeks to meld Chinese, Thai, and Burmese,...
Now open at the Viceroy Anguilla and at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro (see our City Style guide to Rio here ) , Seaside Luxe’s newest resort-based boutiques are bringing the company’s well-...
Located on the Upper East Side, on East 61st Street and Madison Avenue, the 1950s-era Carlton House , with its limestone-and-brick facade, has the kind of elegant appearance that only comes with age...
Chris-Crafts have long held classic appeal, so it is no surprise to see the famed U.S. boatbuilder reintroducing on its latest design, the Carina 21, a hull design that it incorporated back in the...
Once confined to the street, the everyday sneaker has been transformed into a versatile and fashionable shoe that is appearing with more than just casual wear and is even seen as a counterpart to the...
Known for its colorful, stylish designs, the Italian jeweler Pomellato has unveiled a striking collection of cool white-agate pieces set in 18-karat rose gold. The new designs are a fresh take on the...
Karen Williams, the principal of the bespoke kitchen firm St. Charles , is branching out with her own Signature Elements collection of versatile cabinetry. The three initial pieces are meant to...
The legendary French crystal maker Lalique has teamed up with the Fleurier, Switzerland–based watchmaker Parmigiani to produce a limited series of desk clocks ($98,000). Parmigiani, which began...
For the last 41 years, the Mark Levinson brand has produced reference-grade audio gear garnering praises from audiophiles the world over. For its 40th anniversary last year, the company (now part of...
There are plenty of boatbuilders in the northeastern United States continuing to build classic sailing yachts. Where Morris Yachts of Trenton, Maine, succeeds is in its ability to design classic...
Fifty years ago, in a fit of pique, Ferruccio Lamborghini—a maker of tractors and other industrial equipment—started his own sports-car company after a run-in with Enzo Ferrari over a car that...
Chef Daniel Rose of Spring, which has one of the most exclusive reservations lists in Paris, will temporarily close the esteemed restaurant in May to host a benefit dinner at AnQi in Costa Mesa,...
The two new sailing yachts to join the Lungarno Collection — Alix and Highland Breeze —are ideal for travelers seeking short-term charters this season. The Lungarno Collection’s president, Leonardo...
El Encanto is a newly restored hotel in Santa Barbara, Calif., situated on 7 acres of landscaped gardens with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Conjuring up images of old Hollywood glamour,...
Known as one of Las Vegas’s finest culinary experiences since it opened at Caesars Palace in 2006, the Michelin two-star Restaurant Guy Savoy has introduced another unique dining menu: the Innovation...
The Palais Hansen , a Kempinski hotel, opened in Vienna this month. Originally designed in 1873 by Theophil Edvard von Hansen as a hotel complex and later used as a municipal building, the property...
George Smith , the English furniture company named for one of the United Kingdom’s most celebrated Regency-period furniture makers, has unveiled its first outdoor collection. Utilizing special...
The South Korean electronics giant Samsung , one of the world’s leading TV manufacturers, just announced current and forthcoming availability for its 2013 display panels. The company’s new flagship...
Three new sinks promise to enliven the powder room or master bath. Cut from a single piece of amethyst, the Polyedro sink ($50,000) is the functional artwork of Jake Levy, of International Stone...
Situated in the suburb of Karen, Hemingways Nairobi is near Kenya’s famous Nairobi National Park. The property, which opens this month, has 45 rooms and suites, each with a private balcony...
The Grace Bay Club in Turks and Caicos has just announced the Residences — a 2.2-acre community on a private beach about three miles from the larger 11-acre community of the Grace Bay Club. Upon its...
Blue diamonds account for less than one percent of all mined diamonds, and thus a fancy deep-blue one is considered an exceptional discovery—which is why Bonhams’ offering of a 5.30-carat deep-blue...

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