New & Noteworthy

For the first time, all 11 Gagosian galleries around the world will host the same show at the same time when Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011 opens on January 12. The ambitious...
The all-new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 represents the pinnacle of Italian design, dynamism, and passion from the raging bull brand of Sant’Agata. But for those who feel the car’s projected...
Acclaimed craft bourbon distillery Woodford Reserve continues its tradition of turning out innovative, limited-edition spirits with its sixth Master’s Collection release. Called the Rare Rye...
Centrally located near the Kremlin and Red Square, the InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya opened this month with 203 rooms (from $850 per night), including three penthouse suites (price upon request...
When Amber Doyle and Jake Mueser opened their signature boutique, Doyle Mueser , earlier this year, the Fashion Institute of Technology grads were banking on the notion that young urban men (and...
Those who favor ice in their Scotch will no doubt find a kinship with this replicated bottle of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky, the spirit Irish explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton selected to...
On December 15, Jumeirah Vittaveli will open in the Maldives. The resort has 91 villas and suites (from $1,143 to $10,000 per night), each with its own private pool, private massage room, direct...
Private air travel provider Flexjet leads the industry in terms of offering rare and unique travel experiences. Its Flexjet 25 Jet Card program, which is operated by U.S. air carrier Jet Solutions,...
After 70 years in operation as a sheep-processing factory and then a decade of restoration, the Bories cold-storage plant reopened December 1 as the Singular Patagonia , a 57-room, luxury hotel...
It would be a prodigious understatement to say that Audi is firing on all cylinders these days. The fastback-styled A7 is giving the luxury market something it didn’t know it wanted, and the new A6...
Chopard’s fifth limited-edition Jacky Ickx watch was developed with input from its namesake racing legend to evoke the spirit of classic car racing. The Jacky Ickx Edition V ($11,140) pays tribute to...
Designer Cynthia Rose, known for her clothing and accessories, unveiled her first fine jewelry collection at L’Armoire on Park Street in New Canaan, Conn., showcasing her new fine jewelry. Inspired...
Executive chef Craig Strong of Studio, the signature restaurant of Montage Laguna Beach resort in Southern California, has given the term farm-to-table a literal translation. The spices and herbs...
Theo Furniture is the latest collection by Andrew Frumovitz, whose three-year-old company had specialized in high-end fabrics until now. His 23-piece collection of sofas, club chairs, tables, and...
The Velvet Collection is Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana’s first fragrance collection, and it was unveiled at Saks Fifth Avenue this month. The series comprises six perfumes ($195 for a 50...
When the famous Highland distillery of Glen Garioch (pronounced “Glen Geery”) was mothballed in 1995 after 198 years of operation, it ended a legacy of producing lightly peated, honeyed single-malt...
If you have a weakness for wagyu, New York City–based butcher DeBragga is offering a limited number of dry-aged, rib roasts of wagyu beef for the next few weeks. At about $1,200 each, the 12- to 14-...
Just in time for its 30th anniversary in business, London’s Halcyon Gallery opened its newest location on December 5 at 144–146 New Bond St. The 12,500-square-foot space, housed in a 100-year-old...
No need to tread lightly on the Edward Barnsley Workshop Mark IV library ladder ( www.barnsley-furniture.co.uk ). It is made from 3,000-year-old bog oak that is strong enough to eliminate the need...
Photography by Chipper Hatter In Jackson, Miss., where plantation-style homes with porch swings are the norm, a 27,000-square-foot Tuscan-inspired estate might seem out of place. "Most of the homes...
You might need a Christmas tree with braces instead of just branches to hang the 13.4-pound, $900 La Maison du Chocolat Mendiant Ornament and Work of Art ( www.lamaisonduchocolat.us ). The tasty...
Photography by Cordero Studios Celebrations and cigars have always gone hand in hand, and never more than during the winter holidays. In Victorian England, it was customary to hand out Havanas on...
This fall—just six months after launching its first boat, a 42-foot weekend cruiser—Wider Yachts introduced plans for the much larger Wider 150. The yacht will draw power from a hybrid propulsion...
At one time, the most impressive feature of nearly every coveted timepiece was the decorative art it showcased. During the 17th and 18th centuries, in the period of Geneva’s “Fabrique” watchmaking...
In Frank Gehry’s world, it is a small landscape: a chunk of real estate approximately 40 square inches topped by 32 structures. But Gehry has always been fascinated by the game of chess, and when the...
Tsavorites arranged in the form of creepers, blue sapphires shaped like leaves, and pink sapphires representing flowers adorn the 18-karat-white-gold case and band of the $215,000 Charles Oudin Paris...
Produced by sustainably farmed Acipenser naccarii sturgeon raised in naturally cold ponds near Granada, Spain, PSN Almas Ara caviar ( www.artisanalfoods.com ) is as close to organic as caviar comes...
The GIFT A 57-acre hillside homesite in the private MariSol residential community in Malibu, Calif. A 10,000-square-foot modern residence designed by Santa Barbara–based architect Barry Berkus. A...
The acceptance of certain gifts sometimes has unexpected consequences. The Scottish monarchy, for instance, received as tribute from the Vatican two treasures—a scepter from Alexander VI and a sword...
Steven Grotell knows the value of keeping a low profile. In the two decades since the architect-turned-watch-designer began working in the business, he has learned the extent to which his clients,...

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