New & Noteworthy

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Ever since the realm of Queen Victoria, Chivas Regal has held a Royal Warrant. So it was only fitting that Chivas would honor the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953, with a special...
William White developed a passion for high-end men’s footwear while working as a sales representative for the Italian shoemaker Sutor Mantellassi from 2004 to 2008. This year, he’s launched his own...
After many years of searching, Davidoff’s master cigar blender, Hendrik “Henki” Kelner, realized a lifelong dream by finding an area in the Dominican Republic—the Yamasá valley—that could grow an...
Furniture craftsman Robin Wade believes in leaving well enough alone. He runs a “slow studio” in Florence, Ala., by which he means that each bench, chair, and table—whether console, coffee, dining,...
Due north of New Zealand’s popular resort city of Queenstown, a vast and beautiful wilderness remains largely inaccessible to tourists. Hikers can tramp into the South Island’s 1,373-square-mile...
Otahuna Lodge, a Relais & Châteaux property, reopened last month after a six-month renovation. The 116-year-old Queen Anne–style homestead has been restored to its authentic British colonial...
The latest addition to Jumeirah’s resorts, Jumeirah Vittaveli, opens on September 1 in the Maldives. The resort’s 91villas and suites, which range from $1,140 to $10,000 per night, each feature a...
The exquisitely crafted furniture of Istanbul-based Dorya is so well regarded in its native country that the office of the Turkish presiden t recently commissioned the firm to outfit the interiors of...
There’s nothing remotely ordinary about the 2012 Bentley Continental GT coupe, with its singular blend of supreme opulence and brute force. And yet, buyers of such remarkable vehicles are a...
Like Wilkes Bashford in San Francisco, Mitchells in Greenwich, and Jeffrey in New York, Scott Hill has been an iconic retailer in Los Angeles for more than 20 years. So it came as somewhat of a...
Cigars and single malts are a classic combination, and in 1998, Dalmore paid tribute to this perfect pairing by introducing the world’s first cigar single-malt Scotch. Unfortunately, it was taken off...
To help master the artful combination of smoke, fire, and meat, the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang, Calif., is now offering a three-night, four-day BBQ Bootcamp. From October 27 to 30, up...
Customizable dining allows foodies freedom to explore their palates, learn about food and wine, and more. Now, with the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara’s new Simply Irresistible dining...
To celebrate the July wedding of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco to Charlene Wittstock, Lexus gave the couple something a bit nicer than a toaster: a very special version of its...
Forty venerable watchmakers, including Harry Winston , Montblanc, Breguet , Van Cleef & Arpels , Chopard , and more, have each created a special timepiece for the fourth annual Only Watch charity...

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