New & Noteworthy

Palazzo Victoria, a converted 14th-century palace in Verona, Italy, formerly known as Hotel Victoria, reopened in late March as the newest addition to the Salviatino Collection of hotels. Like its...
Italian luxury brand Gucci is taking a step toward more functional, stylish luggage with the launch of its first four-wheel trolley ($2,750). The sleek carry-on piece features wheels that rotate 360...
Tateossian, known for its wide variety of cuff links, from playful animals to serious gemstone designs, opened its fifth store in London—a sleek space right on Chelsea Harbour in Imperial Wharf—where...
Many travelers visit Four Seasons Resorts for their luxurious accommodations and consistent service, but others are drawn to the properties for their Unforgettable Events, a new series of unique...
Boxing and the life of Muhammad Ali were prominent notes as IWC launched its impressive New York flagship boutique April 26. Accompanying IWC CEO Georges Kern at the launch event were former...
When salvage diver Peter Lindberg discovered 162 bottles of Champagne that had been tucked away in the hull of a shipwrecked schooner in the cool waters of Finland’s Åland archipelago since the early...
Deep within a 3,200-acre private reserve in Ecuador, Mashpi Lodge opened in April with 22 rooms and suites providing visitors a private sanctuary for nature hikes or for simply observing the flora...
During its Monaco sale taking place May 11 and 12—to coincide with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique— RM Auctions will offer up one of the most famous racing boats ever built. Wanting to create the...
A nearly 35-carat diamond called the Beau Sancy—one of the most important historic diamonds ever to come to auction—will be the showstopper at the Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale at Sotheby’...
Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has teamed up with the design arm of German automaker Porsche to create the Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone. The $2,000 P’9981 takes BlackBerry’s Bold...
No one seems to be in much of a hurry to bid farewell to the stupendously pretty Maserati GranTurismo—particularly Maserati itself. With “only” 400 hp, it earned modest praise for its performance...
Surprise is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the vintage watch market. Sotheby’s will serve up a generous helping of it in a June 14 sale in New York, which will feature never-before-seen...
For those who can’t get enough history and culture, TCS and Starquest Expeditions has created a once-in-a-lifetime itinerary giving travelers unrivaled access to some of the world’s greatest...
Combine the French Beneteau Group’s industrial know-how with Monte Carlo Yachts ’ Italian style and then throw in a country kitchen, and American yachting enthusiasts will appreciate the latest model...
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, the Ultimate Rose is offering a bouquet of 6-foot-tall roses that are a true novelty. Standing taller than most adults, a dozen roses are $239. Aside from the head...
From May 4 to June 16, Paul Kasmin Gallery in Manhattan will showcase more than 30 inventive, sculptural works by French artists Claude Lalanne and the late Franc¸ois-Xavier Lalanne. The husband-and-...
With each new watch seemingly more complicated than the last, the timepieces from premier diamond house Graff illustrate how nothing is impossible in Swiss watchmaking, provided you know the right...
The Geneva Motor Show is known in the auto industry as a designer’s showcase. Other shows focus on new production models or advanced technologies, but Geneva is about design. So it’s no surprise that...
Located in the wilderness of northwestern Australia, the new Berkeley River resort opened on April 13, bringing luxury to the outback’s Kimberley Coast. Accessible only by air or water, the resort is...
The line between furniture and art has long been a blurry one. From Louis XIV’s baroque-inspired armchairs to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s iconic Barcelona chair and Salvador Dalí’s pop art Mae West...
Stuart Varney’s love affair with America started with a simple visit as a young man. “I really wanted to see America because that was the last big place I hadn’t been to,” recalls the 63-year-old...
True to their name, the limited-edition Ralph Lauren Modern Art Deco watches ( www.ralphlaurenwatches.com ) look as though they were crafted in the 1920s. They are discreetly sized, geometrically...
A list of the top 100 Resorts in North America from the Robb Report Editors.
An ocean apart, two extraordinary meals start with carrots. At Noma, René Redzepi’s Copenhagen restaurant twice voted best in the world, the vegetables come planted in a clay flower pot, their green...
Lapostolle Residence, Colchagua Valley, Chile When Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle came to Chile’s Colchagua Valley two decades ago, the area was a viticultural backwater. But the Grand Marnier heiress...
Andrew Jackson demonstrated that he was indeed "a man of the people"—and not another member of the Eastern elite who had been elected president—by opening his 1829 inaugural reception at the White...
A 1920 New York Yankees Babe Ruth road jersey—said to be the earliest existing Ruth game top—is expected to bring a high price when it goes up for bid during SCP Auctions’ spring sale ( www...
In the 1930s, tailor Vincenzo Attolini created the deconstructed jacket—defined by a soft shoulder, high armhole, and light fabrics—that set the standard for Neapolitan style. From a little tailor...
Amanbagh, Jaipur, India Set on the former hunting estate of a maharaja, Amanbagh is a walled, 40-room retreat in northern India’s Rajasthani hills. The palace, contemporized for its opening as a...
When an exceptionally rare camera commands a record-setting sum, the sale usually takes place through Vienna-based WestLicht Photographica Auction. And more often than not, the record that was broken...

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