New & Noteworthy

Last year, Belgian outdoor furniture firm Royal Botania introduced its two-person Wave lounger (starting at $26,600). Designed by Erik Nyberg and Gustav Ström, this canopied lounge of electro-...
On April 2, Malta-based Corinthia Hotels opened its flagship location in central London with 294 rooms and suites surrounding an inner foyer and garden. The Corinthia Hotel London was built within a...
Layering on the outerwear may keep you warm and dry in changing weather conditions while navigating the greens, but it’s not always great for the golf swing. In its ongoing effort to create...
In the early years of the last century, polo was an obscure sport in the Southern California resort town of Santa Barbara. In fact, the first exhibition match had taken place only a few years before...
Matsuoka, a company that began producing bridal furniture for Japanese households in 1866 out of Fuchu City, has recently introduced several new pieces to its Moderne collection, which was created by...
British automotive marque Lotus revved up London’s fashion week in February with the debut of Lotus Originals, a casual collection comprising men’s clothing and accessories. By stitching together the...
IWC has updated its Portofino line with a hint of retro flair inspired by the dolce-vita days of the collection’s namesake village on the Italian Riviera. This year, IWC introduced four new models,...
On April 1, the St. Regis will introduce a series of firsts to its latest location in the heart of Bangkok. In addition to being Thailand’s first St. Regis, the hotel will also debut its signature...
American Estate Jewelry has revived the time-honored craft of finely detailed repoussé sterling silver jewelry and accessories in a new 50-piece collection. The jewelry company was established when...
Ecosse Moto Works has a reputation for concocting perfectly unreasonable motorcycles, flawlessly detailed six-figure bikes that are handmade for a small but dedicated clientele. But the Denver, Colo...
In 1951, Mark Andrews, creator of Knappogue Castle single-malt Irish whiskey, decided to age some of his best spirits in Spanish sherry barrels instead of traditional American oak. Thirty-six years...
The 60-year-old company Meurice Garment Care, known for its prowess in cleaning fine clothing, has created an online service to accommodate cleaning orders for ties and scarves. Now, clients of the...
Alfred Vassilkov, who is well known throughout Europe for both his speaker and crossover designs, is the mastermind behind Alfred & Partners and its newest brand, Estelon. The Estonian company’s...
Moto Guzzi played the nostalgia card with its retro-inspired V7 Café Classic, and the new V7 Racer ($9,790) takes a sharper-edged stab at the heady era of British rockers and their stylish rides...
Bell & Ross’ Vintage collection hearkens to the 1940s, when watches were key instruments for pilots. The retro aviation spirit infuses the entire range, including two recent arrivals to the line...
Ermenegildo Zegna’s spring-summer collection features an unexpected array of sleek black, navy, and charcoal pieces that are designed to remain surprisingly cool even in the heat because of the brand...
On select dates from April 9 through October 22, Orient-Express and the National Gallery, London will team up to offer unique excursions titled The Art of Travel . Thirteen different three- to seven-...
New York’s version of the International Expositions of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA NEW YORK) will open its collection of contemporary decorative art and design to the public at the...
There is something refreshingly pure about the aptly named Inocente ($49.99), the Spanish word for “innocent,” a new small-batch tequila, which presently is only available as Platinum—a blanco, or...
John Simonian , owner of the Los Angeles–based watch retailer Westime, has written his first book, titled Timepiece Machines . In 300 pages and 200 photographs, it examines every aspect of the watch...
More than 60 works from Japan’s Sôdeisha Ceramic Movement will be on display at New York’s Joan B. Mirviss Ltd art gallery on East 78th Street from March 16 through April 29 to coincide with Asia...
In its ongoing quest to keep pace with BMW’s famously quick “M” cars and Audi’s high-performance “S” and “RS” models, Mercedes-Benz has—via its in-house speed shop, AMG—taken the sledgehammer...
Sisley, Parisian skincare line known for its use of natural, plant-based ingredients, debuted its first men’s collection. At $265, Sisleÿum for Men is an all-in-one grooming and anti-aging kit that...
When a family that has been distilling genever in Holland since 1691 comes out with their first new gin in 40 years, one has to take notice. It was Carolus H.J. Nolet, the tenth-generation patriarch...
Sanctuary Retreats reopened its Chichele Presidential Lodge in Zambia in February. Originally built for the nation’s former President Kenneth Kaunda in the 1970s, the hilltop hotel features 10 newly...
Parmigiani Fleurier’s latest iteration of its dressy Tonda model is an advancement in both style and technical sophistication. Tonda 1950 ($16,900) is the company’s thinnest dress watch made to date...
Designer Donna Karan collaborated with Lenox to create the Donna Karan Lenox Limited Edition, a collection of numbered home designs inspired by Karan’s exotic travels and featuring many old-world...
Following in the footsteps of the successful Predator 130, Sunseeker’s newly launched 115 carries on the unmistakable look of the Predator series with aggressive lines and a sharp, long bow. This...
Burmester unveiled its 838 Phono Preamplifier more than 20 years ago. Today, the German brand, long known for its state-of-the-art electronics, has applied such wisdom to produce another masterpiece...
Sixty of some of the world’s greatest chefs are orchestrating Le Dîner des Grands Chefs on April 6 at the Château de Versailles. The dinner is open to 650 guests who are willing to pay nearly $900...

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