New & Noteworthy

Legendary jewelry brand Fabergé has returned to London with a new boutique for the first time in nearly a century. Located on the corner of Grafton and Bond Streets, the store references its...
For the 125th anniversary of the Geneva Seal ( Poinçon de Genève ), the famous watchmaking manufacturing standard, Swiss watchmaker Chopard has released a commemorative L.U.C XPS timepiece, limited...
When first unveiled in 2003, elit by Stolichnaya vodka justified its $60 premium price with promises of unparalleled purity and crispness delivered by a cold filtration process that makes it easier...
Located in the Rocks district of Sydney’s city center, the Park Hyatt Sydney reopened February 13 after a seven-month renovation. The hotel takes advantage of its sweeping views of the majestic...
Hop from the city to the beach with Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière and its new Fly Me to Deauville package. Guests staying at the Parisian hotel, located on Avenue des Champs-Elysées, will be driven to the...
Seattle-based sports equipment manufacturer K2 has produced top-of-the-line skis for the last four decades, and this year it has teamed up with BMW M, the German brand’s high-performance sector, to...
Among prewar automobiles, Lincoln stands out along with a handful of marques like Packard, Duesenberg, and Cadillac as having defined the early American luxury car scene. It was an era when...
Formula One driver and Audemars Piguet brand ambassador Sébastien Buemi was the inspiration for the Swiss watchmaker’s Royal Oak Offshore Sébastien Buemi limited edition. This most recent...
The original VW Phaeton was not quite ready for prime time when it arrived in the U.S. market back in 2004. It was a bold effort from the German manufacturer to take on the likes of the BMW 7 Series...
Cirrus personal airplanes are known for their roomy interior comfort, and now the 2012 edition provides an even more spacious backseat for up to three passengers. Tweaks to the interior side panels...
Jewelry designer Ivanka Trump has moved her Madison Avenue jewelry store from its swanky Upper East Side location to Mercer Street in SoHo. It’s not just a geographical change; the jewelry reflects a...
With “eco-friendly” a buzz word in everything from cars to hotels, it’s no surprise that a denim company has finally found a way to make recyclable denim. Nudie Post Recycle Dry jeans are fashioned...
Despite its smaller size, Sessa Marine ’s new Flybridge 40, the descendant of last year’s Fly 45, has plenty of legroom. The 40-foot vessel, which has a nearly 13-foot beam, can accommodate up to 12...
For his second hotel venture, Giorgio Armani headed home to Italy. In a partnership with Emaar Properties of Dubai (the setting of Armani’s first hotel), the fashion mogul spent four years...
The vast contemporary art collection at the Pompidou Center in Paris has been known to overwhelm visitors, yet Domoina de Brantes wends expertly through the galleries, guiding her charges to works of...
Peter Thum’s signet ring is a striking object: a textured piece of steel and gold, hand-forged by jeweler Philip Crangi and concealing a secret inside the band—the serial number of the AK-47 from...
1965 Ferrari 250 LM Pininfarina Stradale Speciale Powered by a 3.3-liter V-12 mounted longitudinally aft of the driver, the 250 LM was Ferrari’s first mid-engine GT. The company envisioned a...
Compared with the biggest names in the high-performance-headphone business (Sennheiser, Grado, Beyerdynamic, Stax), Audez’e is in its infancy. But the Southern California manufacturer, which...
Building a better sports sedan is seldom if ever a simple task. It involves striking a delicate and often elusive balance between real-world requirements (passenger comfort, cruising range, cargo...
The Mayans were producing alcoholic beverages from the agave plant more than 500 years ago, but the pinnacle of such drinks in modern times—at least as far as extra añejo is concerned—has been...
At its unveiling last spring commemorating the 50th anniversary of the DB4GT Zagato’s debut, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato ( www.astonmartin.com ) represented a nod to history and a glimpse into the...
Döttling’s Buonaparte contains hidden assets. While restoring an 18th-century Italian safe, craftsmen at the Döttling safe company ( www.doettling.com ) in Maichingen, Germany, intended to fit it...
The manufacturer that has won more than 300 Superbike World Championships should remain a category leader with the Ducati 1199 Panigale ( www.ducati.com ). The lightest and fastest superbike ever...
In 2003, I was among the first guests to experience the Spa Montage Surrender at Southern California’s Montage Laguna Beach. So when I was recently offered a similar opportunity at the resort’s...
Collectibles ranging from a 1912 Oldsmobile Limited Tourabout to antique mechanical musical instruments will be up for bid February 24 and 25 at RM Auctions’ Milhous Collection sale ( www.rmauctions...
One look at Ghurka’s new flagship store on Fifth Avenue at 59th Street, and it’s clear the 30-year-old tried-and-true, classic leather-goods company has evolved into a more contemporary brand. At the...
In the game of love, a well-chosen gift never fails to score a few points. And the stakes run high on Valentine’s Day, when every paramour hopes to unwrap a perfectly tempting little something. So...
It is a tasty two-wheeled confection, a delicate retro-style moped inspired by board-track racers—those primitive motorcycles that in the early 20th century perilously rocketed around banked ovals...
This Valentine’s Day, La Maison du Chocolat is thinking outside the heart-shaped box with four new chocolate confections handcrafted with exotic fruits, spices, and cocoa beans from around the world...
Private clubs used to mean old: old money, old members, old bastions of formality and hierarchy. But over the past 10 years, something has changed on the private-club scene: A younger, hipper breed...

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