New & Noteworthy

When a 1932 Packard Twin Six custom convertible sold for $1.1 million last summer during RM Auctions’ St. John’s sale in Michigan, the car’s provenance no doubt influenced its price as much as its...
Though residents of Fisher Island Club will tell you otherwise, the cockatiels and macaws in the resort’s aviary are not squawking "My island for your boat." That was, however, the deal cut by Carl...
1957 Ford Thunderbird Marketed by Ford as a "personal car," the two-seat Thunderbird arrived at the 1954 Detroit Auto Show as a challenge to Chevrolet’s year-old sports car, the Corvette, offering a...
World-record holder Mark Jones just made a rookie mistake. Already too far down a powdery chute, he attaches skins to the bottoms of his skis and begins to climb the slope he descended moments before...
Established in 1956, Pied­montese wine producer Michele Chiarlo is a relative newcomer in comparison to such notable neighbors as Giacomo Conterno, which was founded sometime in the 17th century. Yet...
At 86, golf architect Pete Dye is still in full swing. The energetic octogenarian has a half dozen new projects in Latin America alone, most in conjunction with his son Perry. The duo’s latest...
Although men may have smoked together since the first tobacco leaves were rolled and torched with fire, the proper cigar lounge was a 19th-century invention. Indeed, in spite of Queen Victoria’s...
Vicem Yachts’ newest design bests the formerly largest yacht in the Turkish builder’s Classic Flybridge series by three feet of hull length and one passenger cabin. The 75-foot Vicem 75 Flybridge (...
Records may stand for a period of time, but they never endure. This knowledge may have traveled southward with Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton, who, in 1907, led an expedition from England to...
Elisa Browsh collected the one-of-kind cultured pearls featured in her Elyria Cat Street collection ( www.elyriajewels.com ) over the last three years, searching for unusual specimens to sell through...
John Paul Dejoria likes to hit the road in his 1957 Chevy Bel Air and ride the tracks in his private 1927 American Car and Foundry Company railcar. So when the owner of Paul Mitchell Hair Systems and...
Cheese from Abruzzo, Italy, is rare enough in the United States, but the handmade pecorinos and aged ricottas imported by New Jersey’s Marcelli Formaggi (and sold through its Abruzzo Pantry retail...
Count XOJet among the private-aviation companies that appear to have moved past the economic crisis. Indeed, the San Francisco–based charter provider, which has been in business since 2006, seems to...
Skip the transatlantic crossing and pursue perfect sleep closer to home: Savoir Beds ( www.savoirbeds.com ), the London maker of tailor-made mattresses, has opened stores in New York’s SoHo...
A. Lange & Söhne’s Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar ( www.alange-soehne.com ) might be the German brand’s most discreet high-complication watch. With a hidden tourbillon cage, a large...
Of all the wardrobe essentials, the perfect pair of jeans is, oddly, the most elusive. Few men understand that as well as Scott Morrison, a fashion entrepreneur who has established and sold two...
Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, which first found success in the mid-1800s manufacturing marine chronometers, celebrated its nautical heritage by collaborating with Italian pen maker Visconti on a...
Like most audiophiles, Angel Guadalajara has always had a love of live music. But as an electronics and acoustic engineer, he has also been obsessed with faithfully reproducing the experience at home...
Craig Sopin assumed the upcoming 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic would boost demand for the ocean liner’s memorabilia—even more than did the discovery of the wreck in 1985 or the release...
Tamarind is the longest-running Michelin-starred Indian restaurant in London, having earned its first star in 2001. Now it finally has its first outpost—in Newport Beach, Calif. Navin Khanna, one of...
Ideally, a home—whether modest or magnificent—not only shelters the human body from the elements, but also provides the mind and imagination with refuge from the vulgar encroachments of everyday life...
The newest speaker system from Bowers & Wilkins delivers a sizable punch for smaller home theater applications. The British manufacturer’s six-piece surround-sound system, the MT-60D, features...
For its 100-year anniversary, Kempinski’s Stafford London hotel has created an over-the-top offer to spend three nights in its duplex or penthouse suite and discover the best Great Britain has to...
Just about the last thing you’d expect to hear piercing the silence of the snowy Dolomites surrounding the quaint Italian town of Cortina d’Ampezzo is the shriek of 10- and 12-cylinder Lamborghinis...
Napa Valley Arts in April kicks off on April 1 with a month long series of events, exhibitions, installations, and classes at 30 wineries spanning from Calistoga to Los Carneros. Each winery will...
Le Cirque’s famous French cuisine isn’t limited to its New York and Las Vegas locations this spring. The renowned restaurant’s new head chef, Olivier Reginensi, will be traveling to key cities across...
Founded in Santiago de Cuba in 1862 by Don Facundo Bacardí Massó and with its distillery now relocated in Puerto Rico, Bacardi has become the largest privately held, family-owned spirits company in...
Italian menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna is unveiling a specially commissioned art installation at the MAXXI, Italy’s National Museum of XXI Century Arts, in Rome on March 21, which coincides with...
Dutch liner Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has added a unique 17-day journey through Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk this summer, which cruises through the rarely traveled Kuril, Shantar, and Malminskie islands and...
For its first exhibit of works from the estate of Robert De Niro, Sr., DC Moore Gallery in New York City went for the broad gesture. Robert De Niro Sr.: Paintings and Drawings 1960–1993, from now...

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