New & Noteworthy

When the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opens in Bentonville, Ark., on November 11, it will not just herald the arrival of a major new museum; it will admit the Walton family to an exclusive...
BMW is introducing a 4-cylinder vehicle to the United States this fall for the first time in more than a decade. The $50,000 BMW Z4 sDrive28i Roadster ( www.bmwusa.com ) is also the first U.S. model...
Interior designer Muriel Brandolini will open her home to the public, in a manner of speaking, on October 8 with an installation of her personal furniture collection at Manhattan gallery Phillips de...
The 425-year-old French crystal manufacturer Saint-Louis, now owned by Hermès, has invited six artisans to reinterpret two traditional shapes from the Saint-Louis archives. The result is Les...
West Richland, Wash., isn’t Modena, Italy, or Stuttgart, Germany, or Molsheim, France. But West Richland–based Shelby SuperCars is very serious about speed. Specifically, the boutique sports car...
Renowned Parisian Hôtel Le Bristol , established in 1925, is putting the finishing touches on a $33 million renovation that includes an expansive new spa, a redesign of its signature three-Michelin-...
An exceptional 32.77-carat fancy vivid yellow diamond, dubbed the Vivid Yellow, will be auctioned off October 18 at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale in New York. The guitar pick–sized gem, which is...
Hublot ’s Oceanographic 4000 is the latest diver’s watch to push the limits of technology and rationality. Claiming a record for its ability to plunge down to 4,000 meters, the Oceanographic edges...
While visiting Paris in 1851, a Swiss ribbon salesman named Carl Franz Bally picked up a dozen pairs of ready-made shoes as a gift for his wife. When only two actually fit, she insisted he return to...
Following the popular Property from the Collections of Lily and Edmond J. Safra auction in 2005, Sotheby’s is holding a second sale under the same title, with an estimated combined value of $40...
In late August, Danish audio and video product manufacturer Bang & Olufsen opened the doors to its newest showroom in Beverly Hills, Calif., and the occasion served as the ideal venue for the...
Cigar making is often a family endeavor, and one of the best examples of this is the privately owned Alec Bradley’s Family Blend of cigars, first released in 2009. Befitting its name, each blend...
Espa opened an expansive flagship spa, more than 37,000 square feet on four levels, in London’s Corinthia Hotel. The Espa Life at Corinthia will likely become a destination for both visitors and...
IWC’s Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium ($12,700) introduces a svelte new member to a watch family known for its brawn since the 1950s. Dispensing with the collection’s typical soft-iron inner...
The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe is hardly short on looks, and thanks to the wizards at the company’s in-house speed shop, AMG, it’s no slouch in the performance department, either. On the capable...
For its fall lineup, Japanese electronics giant Sharp is rolling out a pair of 70-inch TV models: the Aquos LC-70LE735U and the Elite PRO-70X5FD. (Display-panel enthusiasts will recognize the latter’...
Art and jewelry collectors will have the rare opportunity to buy pieces from some of the most innovative jewelry artists in the world at LOOT 2011: MAD about Jewelry , the 11th annual contemporary...
This fall, give a tie a personal touch with the Hermès My Message service. This new program allows shoppers to create a custom tie, choosing from up to five different patterns and about 70 to 75...
Puerto Plata is more than just a fashionable Dominican Republic vacation resort. It is also home to Brugal, the most popular rum in the Caribbean, and one that is now starting to be discovered in the...
It’s no surprise that, on the heels of its sold-out R8 GT supercar, Audi would reveal an open-top version based on the R8 Spyder—but that doesn’t diminish the thrill of its arrival. As they did with...
After four years and about $10 million of renovations, the Ecuadoran mansion Casa Gangotena reopened on September 1. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito, whose history dates to the...
Geneva-based wine purveyor, Wine & Trust SA and legendary Italian motorcycle brand MV Agusta recently released a limited-edition wine case, and its purchase grants the buyer a chance to win a...
Business is booming for private jet charter provider XOJET . To help accommodate its growing client base—XOJET recently announced 40 percent year-over-year growth for the first half of 2011—the San...
The familiar black-and-yellow label of the world’s number-one selling Cognac is getting a face-lift this month when Hennessy offers its long-beloved V.S. blend in a special bottle designed by...
Last year husband-and-wife business partners Ed and Gable Shaikh moved their Hadleigh’s Bespoke clothing boutique out of the poolside cabana of their Kessler Park home and into a private upstairs...
One hundred and thirty artists will convene from September 17 to November 13 at the 12th Istanbul Biennial art exhibition, where they’ll explore the complex relationship between art and politics. The...
The newest member of the Dorchester Collection, 45 Park Lane, opened September 1 in London right across from its sister property the Dorchester. Following the 2010 opening of Coworth Park, the new...
Shoppers in the market for an aircraft can find just about everything that flies at Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wis., during the last week in July. That’s when the Experimental Aircraft Association...
Each year, Panerai commemorates its Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge regatta circuit with a nautically inspired limited-edition watch. This year’s Luminor Submersible 1950 Regatta 3 Days GMT...
Few cars enjoy such a loyal following as BMW famously inspirational M5 sedan, and few events in the automotive world create quite as much excitement as the introduction of a new M5. For 2012, the...

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