New & Noteworthy

San Diego’s Grand Del Mar resort recently opened the Equestrian Center—a 4,100-acre reserve with 37 miles of trails for horseback riding lessons, rides, and other programs. Its activities range from...
San Diego’s Grand Del Mar resort recently opened the Equestrian Center—a 4,100-acre reserve with 37 miles of trails for horseback riding lessons, rides, and other programs. Its activities range from...
The fourth-generation owners of Cipriani restaurants, Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani, introduced their first hotel property, Mr. C, in Beverly Hills, which opened June 1. The 12-story, 138-room property...
Sometimes history repeats itself. In 1954, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL—affectionately referred to as the Gullwing—was built by the German automaker as a production car with one peculiar feature: its...
Few causes bring chefs together like GrowNYC, a nonprofit that sponsors farmer’s markets across most of the five boroughs. Its fourth annual Taste of Greenmarket on June 22 features cocktails and...
Some of the most desired California wines and more will be on the auction block on June 18 at Bonhams Wine Auction in San Francisco. Highlights include two bottles of 2005 Screaming Eagle presented...
Aston Martin has done a remarkable job designing each and every one of its cars in a way that appeals to both the style-minded and performance-obsessed buyer. For some, however, the body lines and...
Montblanc’s new Vintage Pulsographe ($47,200) is a pang of nostalgia for the 1930s, an era when chronographs were practical instruments. During that period, Minerva, whose Villaret-based manufacture...
A new Relais & Châteaux hotel, Villa Clarisse, opens June 1 in the historic port of Saint Martin de Ré. The restored 17th-century property has nine rooms and suites (starting at approximately $...
Steuben glassware, based in Corning, N.Y., is introducing color into its collection of handmade crystal for the first time in nearly 80 years. The new Luminescence line features glassware in shades...
Cartier, the 164-year-old French luxury house, is well known for its wide range of animal-inspired motifs, which have included likenesses of crocodiles, eagles, parrots, and dragonflies. However,...
Don Diego was the first of the non-Havana “Cuban-sounding” cigars created to fill the gap left by the 1962 embargo. Initially it was made in the Canary Islands and was extremely mild. In recent times...
Not long after the demise of Gray Kunz’s Manhattan restaurant Grayz, chef Martin Brock found a new professional home as chef de cuisine at San Francisco’s acclaimed Restaurant Gary Danko. He returns...
Art collectors who travel from New York to the Art Basel fair in Basel, Switzerland, this month will be greeted by a familiar but delightful sight. The booth of New York gallery David Zwirner will...
The Tides Beach Club opens May 26 in a renovated century-old property that features 21 rooms, plus two suites furnished by the Jonathan Adler company, with ocean views and private decks. The hotel...
Back in the 1980s, the late Booker Noe, master distiller emeritus of Jim Beam, created what many have come to regard as the modern-day equivalent of pre-Prohibition bourbon, Knob Creek. Aged for nine...
Two of the oldest and rarest bottles of wine in the world will be sold on June 3 at Alandica Culture and Congress Center in Finland’s Åland islands by the Acker Merrall & Condit wine auction...
It’s amazing how some things can seemingly materialize overnight and take an entire industry by storm. Extraordinary anomalies like Facebook, the iPad, and reality television all fall into this...
The 150-year-old Hotel Schweizerhof in Bern, Switzerland, reopened after a two-year, $50 million renovation. The hotel now has 100 rooms and suites (rates from $500 to $3,000), a new lounge and bar,...
The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, Calif. is offering access to the members-only Del Mar Thoroughbred Club with its summer racetrack package, available from July 21 through September 7...
We’ve long been friends of the folks at the LeMay —America’s Car Museum. When we met the foundation’s visionary president and CEO, David Madeira, back in the mid-2000s, both he and his team of...
Seventy-five exhibitors of antique art and collectibles will convene from June 8 to June 15 for Haughton International Fairs’ Art Antiques London. Among the highlights are a $500,000 pavé-set...
Washington State’s renowned Quilceda Creek Vintners continues its tradition of turning out world-class wines with the planned summer release of three Cabernet Sauvignon–dominated reds of the 2008...
The new three-floor Espa spa at the Istanbul Edition hotel, designed by London-based Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), fuses modern chic with the traditional Turkish spa. Design elements include...
Hidden Pond, a 60-acre resort nestled in the picturesque town of Kennebunkport, Maine, reopened on May 13 with 20 new cottages for a total of 34. Rates range from $425 to $985 per night. Surrounded...
When Charles Hall, the vice president of sales and marketing for Hommage, wants an end-of-week indulgence, he gets the Ultimate Facial at Manhattan’s latest spot for men’s grooming, Hommage Atelier...
For those who believe that an automotive gathering cannot possibly be more exclusive, breathtaking, or debonair than the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, we submit—for your consideration—the...
Industrial designer Robert Brunner has partnered with Zephyr, which makes kitchen ranges, to produce a series of sleek and stylish ventilation hoods. Known for his high-tech design style, Brunner,...
Bang & Olufsen’s BeoSound 8 is a visually striking speaker docking station with its oversize dual conical-shape speakers, yet the stylish, portable design packs a premium sound. Plus, it offers a...
Clothing makers have been adding shimmer to their designs for years hoping that trace amounts of real gold, silver, or platinum would ultimately translate to green at retail. The latest entry comes...

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