New & Noteworthy

Los Angeles automobile and motorcycle enthusiasts with a passion for rolling sculpture should make their way to Beverly Hills for the Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, May 6...
Philanthropist Lily Safra, the widow of Edmond J. Safra, is offering a magnificent collection of her personal jewelry estimated at more $20 million at a Christie’s auction in Geneva on May 14, with...
After 10 years, the annual Bogart Wine Aficionado Dinner in Los Angeles will host its final event on May 10: a decadent four-course meal paired with 10 important wines for just 160 guests. The dinner...
Following on the impression created by his ultra-light, all-aluminium Centigraph Sport, F.P. Journe has released a less complicated edition—essentially one of his popular Octa watches, transformed...
The late Theodore J. Forstmann’s art collection—featuring 56 major works by the most influential artists of the 20th century, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Roy Lichtenstein—will be offered...
When Marquis Yachts introduced its Sport Yacht series five years ago, buyers gravitated toward the new big-boat models. With design inside and out by Nuvolari-Lenard, a renowned megayacht design firm...
For the last 19 years, the Peninsula Beverly Hills has earned both AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star distinctions—the longest winning streak of any Southern California hotel. This month, after a...
According to Meridian Audio cofounder Bob Stuart, his company’s newest digital-signal-processing (DSP) loudspeaker, the M6, produces “world-class sound that all but disappears in the room.” The M6...
It takes both confidence and pride to launch an hors d’age Cognac—especially one blended with eaux-de-vie ranging from 30 to 50 years—without any labels or other identifying markings on its crystal...
The Hong Kong International Art Fair started strong in 2008 and never lost momentum. Its fifth edition, dubbed Art HK 12 and running from May 17 through 20 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition...
Since 2004, FootJoy has offered its MyJoys program, a custom service offering fashion-savvy golfers such as John Merrick, Jason Bohn, and Charley Hoffman, among others, more than 1.4 million ways to...
Owners of premium-grade classic cars will have an extra incentive to enter and win the famous Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on the southwestern shore of Lake Como. The winner will receive a one-of...
Cadillac has a long history of crafting unapologetically large—and unabashedly luxurious—top-line models. From the great Town Sedans of the 1930s to the finned flagships of the ‘1950s, the luxury...
Blue-chip contemporary art galleries often choose to sit out the debut edition of a new art fair, but Frieze New York is a rare exception. Taking place May 4 to 7 on Randall’s Island, adjacent to...
Many audiophiles felt they missed the bus when Italian speaker maker Sonus faber sold out of all 30 pairs of its $200,000 statement speaker (simply called the Sonus faber”) within a few short months...
B Cellars winery in Calistoga, Calif., is tinkering with the taste buds and creativity of its guests in a new series of wine and food experiences. In a class called Sensory and Excitement ($55 per...
Twin cabins are ideal for single adult friends or, even better, families with kids. Cranchi takes the latter into consideration with the unusual setup aboard the new M40 ST. This express-style yacht...
Michelin-starred chef Michael Mina is hosting a memorable epicurean weekend of cooking, dining, and wine tasting from April 30 to May 2 at Blackberry Farm, located near the Great Smoky Mountains in...
Tasmania has long been recognized for its wines and beers. But until now, the outside world has known little about this island’s single-malt whiskies. That was because, before Bill Lark opened Lark...
Two important pieces of artwork that were thought to have been missing for decades have suddenly resurfaced, and master art auctioneers Christie’s and Sotheby’s are bringing them back to the public...
Just in time for boating season, world-renowned powerboat manufacturer Cigarette Racing Team has introduced a pair of new models to its lineup: the 42-foot Huntress, an all-new center-console model;...
One of the most head-turning watches at this year’s BaselWorld international watch fair was not a highly complicated superwatch, but a carefully considered production piece from Ulysse Nardin . On...
When the larger-than-life Rolls-Royce Phantom debuted in 2003, it represented everything the marque’s then-new corporate parent, the BMW Group, knew about luxury, technology, and craftsmanship—which...
World-renowned French crystal manufacturer Lalique recently teamed up with French electronic-music mogul Jean Michel Jarre to create the AeroSystem One by Lalique. Launching in May, the sizable music...
Napa Valley’s Newton Vineyard, widely known for its unfiltered wines, has teamed up with Chicago-based, contemporary American designers Stephanie and Bruce Tharp to create a limited-edition serving...
If you’ve ever tried to locate one of Loro Piana’ baby cashmere sweaters or blazers, then you know just how difficult it can be to track down your size and color. With the company’s limited stock in...
Marrakech’s newest desert oasis, Palais Namaskar, opened April 6 as the prestigious Oetker Collection’s fifth resort and it’s first outside Europe. Carved stone lattice work and other Moorish and...
B&O Play is a new Bang & Olufsen division focused on personal media playback, and its first product, the Beolit 12, is a playful take on the boom box. The 9-by-7-by-5-inch portable music...
Considered one of the last great heiresses of America’s Gilded Age, Huguette M. Clark passed away last year at age 104, leaving an estate reportedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Along with...
What makes A Voce’s ragu unforgettable, and what are the secret ingredients in Francois Payard’s family recipes? Guests will learn these answers, among other cooking tips and secrets from top chefs,...

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