New & Noteworthy

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Cadillac Escalade is the standard-bearer for a uniquely American brand of opulence: It’s substantial, swift, and silent, with bold good looks and acres of chrome. Becker Automotive is an American...
With the new Amadeo 45 Chronograph Cambiano edition 2011 ($21,780), Bovet builds on its collaboration with famed Italian automotive design house Pininfarina. Design elements such as the blackened...
In celebration of its 20-year anniversary, Aviara Golf Club at the Park Hyatt in Carlsbad, Calif., is offering the Callaway Golf Experience Package now through Labor Day weekend. Special features...
“I just wanted to create the perfect high-quality dress shirt,” says Roderick Tung, the 34-year-old cardiologist and designer of the new LA-based brand Tung, whose line of men’s dress shirts are...
When a blue and white vase showed up at Duke’s auction house in Dorchester, England, in a cardboard box, no one would have guessed it would be a masterpiece dating from China’s Ming Dynasty. The vase...
John Houshmand’s latest furniture collection, Shazam, is a juxtaposition of sleek Lucite or glass and organic wood. The artist and owner of the SoHo and LA-based galleries bearing his name applies...
The Ritz-Carlton recently opened its first property in downtown Toronto. At 53 stories, the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto features 267 guest rooms, each with floor-to-ceiling windows featuring panoramic...
There’s a special place in the hearts of the BMW faithful for the original M3 coupe. With flared fenders and an outsized rear wing, the petite “E30” M3, sold in the United States from 1988 to 1992,...
Vacheron Constantin’s groundbreaking Quai de l’Ile line-up has added a handsome new face with the Retrograde Annual Calendar. To power its new piece, Vacheron developed the Calibre 2460 QRA movement...
British shoemaker Barker Black, established in 1880, recently opened its second U.S. store on North Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles. The new store’s decor highlights the brand’s heritage with...

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