New & Noteworthy

The Cessna Citation CJ4 (316.517.6056, www.cessna.com ) entered service in late 2010 as an addition to the Wichita, Kan., manufacturer’s Citation CJ line. At nearly $9 million, the CJ4 is about $1...
This is not the first time Padrón cigars have been honored with a Best of the Best accolade, and we suspect it will not be the last. With the well-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos grown on the family’s farms...
In an era when so many legendary wine labels belong to multinational corporations, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave stands apart, not only for the decadent beauty of its incomparable wines, but also for the...
The multitude of world-time watches released over the last few months exhibit varying degrees of beauty and functionality, but one watch in particular seems to have been amply blessed with both. As...
When the third-generation Lexus LX570 ( www.lexus.com ) debuted in 2007, it embodied the automaker’s "Pursuit of Perfection" tagline. Not surprisingly, Lexus has made only negligible changes to the...
The Granturismo MC dispels the notion that Maserati is a second-tier player among Italian sports-car brands. The beauty of the GranTurismo is indisputable, and its Ferrari-sourced 4.7-liter V-8...
In the minds of most enthusiasts, Médoc is the cradle of Bordeaux. After all, this important region on the Left Bank of the Gironde River is home to four of the great châteaux that received First...
Noma—a leader in new Nordic cuisine and named the best restaurant in the world three years in a row by San Pellegrino’s 50 Best Restaurants awards listing—is opening an outpost for 10 days inside...
Most businessmen have at least a dozen dress shirts, and some even admit to having more than 100. But, when it comes to putting their shirts, ties, and suits together, some men are at a loss. Shirt...
Hotel Arts Barcelona is offering a unique opportunity to experience three of the region’s hottest two- and three-Michelin-starred restaurants—El Celler de Can Roca, Girona; Miramar, Llanca; and Les...
The Dana Point Concours d’Elegance , one of the most important West Coast collector car events on the calendar, is kicking off its 30th anniversary June 23 and 24 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach...
The Palace Hotel Tokyo reopened on May 17 after a three-year remodel. Located in Tokyo’s Marunouchi business district, less than 10 miles away from the Haneda international airport, the 51-year-old...
Ceramics and calligraphy—considered Japan’s most significant art mediums—traditionally have been male-dominated art forms, and only recently have women been allowed to pursue these areas of study and...
Just in time for its 125th anniversary, Swiss chronograph specialist Eberhard & Co. has returned to the American market with a number of tempting pieces. Chief among these are special editions of...
Master winemakersMay-Britt and Denis Malbec, the husband-and-wife team previously with Château Latour in Bordeaux, have unveiled a series of reds from Captûre Wines in Sonoma County. “Our new red...
The largest buy-in poker tournament, with a $1 million entry fee, will take place July 1 to 3 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The tournament, Big One for One Drop , will be part...
The Resort at Pelican Hill , which Robb Report listed as being among the top 100 resorts in the world (see the May 2012 issue, page 91), is offering aerial tours of the coastal area surrounding the...
Anthony Caro’s Pearl wasn’t plucked from an oyster. He sculpted it from brass and bronze in 2011, and it looks nothing like the marine gem. The unique $50,000 artwork should not linger long in the...
A new ivory-dialed version of Laurent Ferrier ’s Galet Classic ($160,000) tourbillon represents not just a new color scheme, but an additional opportunity to buy what has become a sought-after model...
Never content to leave a speed record unbroken, Bugatti Automobiles this year unveils yet another iteration of its overachieving Veyron supercar. The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse merges the open-...
Originally a 17th-century monastery, the Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa opened on May 17 on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The five-floor hotel is built into the side of a mountain and has a glass...
New Delhi dining destination Bukhara is expanding for the first time in its 34-year run with a two-week pop-up restaurant at London’s Sheraton Park Tower, a Luxury Collection Hotel from May 17 to...
Launched in mid-April, the latest to splash from Feadship is the 258-foot (78.5-meter) custom motor yacht Hampshire II . The experienced owner of Hampshire II made sure there was plenty of room for...
On June 8 and 9, Beverly Hills–based celebrity and entertainment auction house Julien’s Auctions , in collaboration with the Les Paul Foundation, will offer a collection of memorabilia from the...
Revel hotel and casino opens on a stretch of 20 acres along America’s first boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., this month. The $2.4 billion, 47-story glass structure offers 130,000 square feet of...
Fifth-generation Roman jeweler Alberto Petochi created his first collection around his family’s heirlooms: three rare Roman coins. The New York–based entrepreneur had the three coins re-created by...
The Selman Marrakech resort opened on May 1, with 61 rooms and suites, several with private gardens and heated pools (from $530 per night), situated on 15 acres at the base of the Atlas Mountains in...
Perry Rubenstein is inaugurating his Los Angeles gallery with a spectacular presentation—Helmut Newton: Sex and Landscapes—the first American showing of the exhibit since the photographer died in...
New from Seattle-based builder Delta Marine comes the largest all-composite 50-meter luxury custom motor yacht on the planet. Arianna ’s 164-foot length, 34-foot beam, and more than 7,500 square feet...
The vehicles of Land Rover embody some admirable traits, like craftsmanship, practicality, and tenacity. Playfulness, however, isn’t a word that is often associated with Britain’s revered maker of...

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