New & Noteworthy

Scandia Home’s bed linens—including traditional goose down comforters—can now be custom-ordered to satisfy almost any design request through its new Designer Atelier, a service that was launched at...
On May 22, about 140 Ferraris will be on parade at Old Pasadena’s historic Colorado Blvd. for the third annual Concorso Ferrari , hosted by Ferrari Club of America’s Southwest Region (FCA SW). A...
Australia-based Orion Expedition Cruises has just released its fully refurbished Clelia II under a new name, Orion II, which will make its inaugural voyage from June 10 to July 4. The 24-night ­­­­...
One of the major talking points of the hi-fi community at January’s CES in Las Vegas was the release of the Momentum monoblock amplifier from living audio legend Dan D’Agostino. D’Agostino cofounded...
For more than 130 years, Commander’s Palace in New Orleans has been a bastion of the ultimate in genteel Southern dining. Now, after a post- Katrina $6.5 million makeover, this Garden District icon...
During the last several years of financial turbulence, the private aviation industry has reevaluated its business approach in order to maintain its appeal to the consumer. At the forefront of this...
Michael Collins, the Emerald Isle hero who authored the Anglo-Irish Treaty that gave Ireland its independence in 1921, has now achieved another form of legendary status with the newly launched...
When Orlebar Brown launched its tailored swimsuit collection in 2007, its concept was not to create swim shorts, but to design shorts for swimming. Indeed, the London-based company’s stylish,...
Dorfman Jewelers is presenting a collection of 15 rare color diamonds, including blue, pink, yellow, and green, at its store on Newbury Street in Boston on May 11 and 12. The event is designed to...
Hollyford Track is offering a unique opportunity to explore New Zealand’s Hollyford Valley and Milford Sound on its One-Day Guided Heli-Hike Adventure: a personal helicopter trip that transports...
The time has finally come. After three years of rumors and spy photography, a replacement for Lamborghini’s Murciélago was finally unveiled in March. The magnetism of a new V-12-powered Lamborghini —...
Now through July 29, the Pace Gallery on East 57th Street is presenting the work of abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning in The Figure: Movement and Gesture. The exhibition comprises nearly 40...
When avid pilot Jeff Herold created Scheyden in 2000, his goal was to produce precision eyewear designed to the specific needs of the aviation industry. To that end, he fashioned a series of...
Since selling their Nicaraguan and Honduran factories to Scandinavian Tobacco a few years ago, Carlos and Charlie Toraño, the father-and-son team of the Toraño Family Cigar Co., have enjoyed a...
The Florentine firm Baldi, which specializes in transforming precious metals and semiprecious stones into ravishing dream objects, has made the fantasy of bathing in a water-filled quarry a reality...
Contemporary art reaches full flower in the second week of May at the New York branches of Sotheby’s and Christie’s during their marquee spring evening sales. Koons Coup The cover lot for the catalog...
On May 1, RockResorts’ opened Balcones del Atlántico in the ecologically rich village of Las Terrenas, located on the Dominican Republic’s Samaná Peninsula. The resort features 86 two- and three-...
The ability to predict the weather with godlike accuracy began with a single invention: the barometer. In 1643, a student of Galileo discovered that by measuring air pressure one could forecast sun,...
1930 Cord L-29 Phaeton Sedan The Auburn-Cord-duesenberg triumvirate was Errett Lobban Cord’s ambitious attempt to merge three tiers of luxury automobiles. The venture also afforded him his long-...
Where do you go to get that $5,000 handmade Cesare Attolini suit to ensure it is cleaned and pressed without losing its shape or the exceptional finish of its cloth? The dilemma has become so common...
For those who think that hybrid cars are for pragmatic, fuel-sipping performance haters, Porsche would like you to think again. The German manufacturer is even going so far as to race a hybrid-...
For performance-minded Richard Mille , the creation of an ideal golf watch was a matter of finding the right test pilot. And for sheer g-forces there was no better selection than PGA tour prodigy...
New Dehli–based luxury hotel brand the Oberoi Group opened its 12th Indian property in April with the debut of The Oberoi, Gurgaon . Located 30 minutes from the heart of New Dehli, Gurgaon has seen...
From now through the end of June, Elysian Spa & Health Club , located at the Elysian Hotel in Chicago’s lakefront Gold Coast neighborhood, is offering treatments inspired by healing practices...
On May 13 Sotheby’s New York is auctioning the Robert Rubin Collection of African art, which comprises approximately 50 works of art estimated to sell for $4 million total. Collector Robert Rubin...
Despite the fact that the venerable casual furniture company Janus et Cie has produced its own designs since its inception more than 32 years ago, it often has been more recognized for its exclusive...
That could be the question someone might jokingly ask upon first learning of this unusual, individualistic, and hauntingly flavorful vodka from Vermont, which lends credence to the fact that it is...
The Land Rover Range Rover sits at the top of the luxury SUV segment as one of the only vehicles on the road today that offers both a handsomely styled interior and exterior, and bona fide off-road...
Girard-Perregaux has decided that the best way to update its rectangular and iconic Vintage 1945 model was to give it some curves. The roundness, however, is only apparent once you strap the new XXL...
Early May brings the promise of fresh auction records as the New York branches of Sotheby’s and Christie’s unveil highlights from their marquee spring evening sales. This week, Robbreport.com...

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