New & Noteworthy

Attention, thrill-seekers and advanced skiers. The Little Nell ski resort in Aspen, Colo., is offering two new heli-skiing adventures through March 25. Starting at about $19,000, up to four guests...
It’s been almost two decades since a new model Alfa Romeo has rolled off a showroom floor here in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean that the Italian manufacturer does not want to offer its highly...
Bourbon and Cognac are two classic digestifs, so it would only make sense for Heaven Hill ’s fifth release of Parker’s Heritage Collection, limited bottlings that showcase sixth-generation master...
A $3.8 million sculpture will be the standout piece among more than 80 important medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque objects at the exhibition Collecting Treasures of the Past VII, on view at the...
Fabled audio designer Nelson Pass, who founded Pass Laboratories in 1991, has taken another step forward in his quest for the purest and most natural sound possible from solid-state gear. Already...
Catamarans have come a long way in terms of their appeal as pleasure vessels, and Taiwanese shipbuilder Horizon Yacht takes them a step further with its newest model, the PC58—the yard’s first foray...
Manufacture d’horlogerie Breguet celebrates the 200th anniversary of the creation of the world’s first wristwatch, which it produced for the queen of Naples, Napoléon Bonaparte’s sister, with a...
Naim Audio is clearly doing something right with its Uniti collection of all-in-one players. Two years ago, the company’s UnitiQute won an Innovations in Design and Engineering Award from the...
Taking inspiration from the first two people to reach the summit of K2, the second tallest mountain in the world, Italian and German design companies Mykita and Moncler have teamed up to create a...
The inaugural Metro Show is a new art show being held January 19–22 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The fair, which evolved from the former American Antiques Show for Americana art,...
To mark the 10th anniversary of his three-Michelin-star restaurant at the Plaza Athénée hotel in Paris, Alain Ducasse decided it was time for a change. With a desire to get back to basics, Ducasse...
Those who enjoy the service and accommodations at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts can now indulge in a 22-day Around the World by Private Jet vacation organized by the brand. Since the first...
This winter, bring up to 12 guests and cruise through the Caribbean on Benetti’s new 200-foot custom megayacht available for charter through Ocean Independence . The new vessel, Diamonds Are Forever...
Attend any auto show around the world and you will find concept vehicles that defy automotive conventions and stereotypes. However, many of these cars never make it into production because most...
Although Japan’s two Suntory distilleries are known for producing a variety of single-malt whiskies, only a few, primarily the multiple award-winning 12- and 18-year-old Yamazaki expressions, have...
From January 27 through January 29, the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fla., will host 550 wine enthusiasts for three days of meals and wine tastings at the 2012 Naples Winter Wine Festival ...
In the early 20th century, Japanese fountain pen maker Namiki was faced with a dilemma; merchants proudly displayed the company’s pens in shop windows, but they also complained that the pens’ vibrant...
When Pouenat Ferronnier was awarded the Enterprise of Living Heritage designation by the French government in 2009, it was the culminating honor for the iron smithery that was established in 1880...
The Black Diamond Ranch private golf community in Lecanto, Fla., located about halfway between the Tampa and Orlando airports,is offering two getaways for golf lovers. The Pure Golf Getaway (from...
Lana Marks, known for luxurious alligator handbags and accessories, is finally giving the green light to a new collection of men’s exotic-skin leather goods, which was introduced at the designer’s...
For those who wish to do more than just savor Italian food and wines, Milan’s Hotel Principe di Savoia has introduced cooking and wine-pairing classes, available through 2012. Students get a hands-on...
Lamborghini devotees have lamented that in the Italian automaker’s undeniably dazzling lineup of recent years, rear-wheel drive seemed to have gone the way of the carburetor. The company discovered...
It took the Sozzi family nearly a century to open an American outpost for their exceptionally crafted Italian furniture, Promemoria, which is finally available Stateside through a New York showroom...
The family-owned Destilería Serrallés, now being run by fifth- and sixth-generation descendants of founder Don Juan Serrallés, has been producing Puerto Rican rums for more than 145 years. However,...
VTL (Vacuum Tube Logic), one of America’s most highly respected specialists in tube amplification, recently released its new flagship amplifier, the Siegfried Series II Reference monoblock...
The Metropolitan London’s new spa, the Como Shambhala Urban Escape , delivers a multitude of indulgent and therapeutic options—from traditional Eastern remedies to cutting-edge treatments. It has six...
Traveling by boat through Bangkok’s Dusit district, one cannot help but notice the traditional Thai houses that stand on stilts at the edge of the Chao Phraya River. The historic houses mark your...
In 1768, when the future King Gustav II of Sweden gave this pair of finely detailed globes to the French duchess d’Enville, it was a gesture freighted with meaning. Made by Anders Akerman, Sweden’s...
Commissioned to build a five-star hotel in Marrakech, Ameri­can architect Stuart Church was presented with a 124-acre site in the Palmeraie district, 10 minutes outside the Old City. Church developed...
The city of Venice may be sinking into the Adriatic Sea, but it is doing so in style. Francesca Bortolotto Possati, president and CEO of the city’s Bauer Hotel group, introduced her latest...

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