New & Noteworthy

The Chatwal Hotel opened August 8 in a 1905 landmark building at 130 West 44th Street in New York’s Theater District. The famed architect and designer Thierry Despont transformed the Art Deco...
Bang & Olufsen product owners likely value aesthetic presence as much as they value high-quality audio reproduction. Having this in mind, the Danish manufacturer unveiled its BeoLab 11. Its...
As the heir apparent to a popular model, the new Azimut 64 maintains the best traits of the 62, while establishing new standards for flybridge design. The profile is certainly sportier than a...
Bentley’s Continental GT coupe and GTC convertible have never been shy on power or speed—the “base” models’ 552 horsepower and top speed of 195 miles per hour and the Speed editions’ 602 horsepower...
While Solio Lodge may have just opened last week, Kenya’s enormous Solio Game Reserve, where it is located, was established back in 1970. The ranch, which encompasses 45,000 acres with a 17,000-acre...
For pure flying pleasure it’s hard to beat an open-cockpit biplane, and now pilots can enjoy that classic experience in a brand-new Waco with a modern computerized instrument panel. Waco Classic...
Although the Glenrothes distillery was founded in 1879, up until the early 1990s this characteristically silky, soft, and floral single malt was used only for some of Scotland’s finest blended...
During his time, Henry Holland was known for wearing a particular caramel-and- beige nail-head tweed that, like the familiar tartan check at Burberry, ultimately became the signature cloth at Holland...
Paintings from some of the greatest Impressionist and Modernist masters, including Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollock, will be on display at the Masters of Impressionism and Modernism...
Sven Götti, owner and designer of the eyewear firm Götti Switzerland in Wädenswil, Switzerland, reinterprets retro-style eyewear from the 1950s through the 1970s using high-tech treated materials for...
Arizona’s award-winning L’Auberge de Sedona resort has recently completed a year-long $25-million expansion and renovation project, which includes 64 new or remodeled private cottages, 25 redesigned...
Corey Lee, James Beard Foundation Award winner and former French Laundry chef de cuisine, will open his first solo restaurant, Benu, in San Francisco this week. Benu, an Egyptian word symbolizing...
The Chinaphiles at Gracie, established in 1898, have reinvented the firm for a more youthful, discriminating clientele. Known for its ravishing array of 17th- to 19th-century Chinese antiques and...
The first of two luxury expedition vessels launched by McMullen & Wing in New Zealand, the 45-meter (147 feet) Big Fish promises to redefine the explorer yacht category while setting some new...
Bordeaux is known for its wine, but the wildly successful liqueur Crème Yvette, an almost mystical Victorian French spirit made by the Cooper Spirits Company, has been brought back to life within...
The newest electronic gadgets are getting smaller and more efficient, but Andy Aaron still believes in the aesthetics and simplicity of an earlier era when people relied on a simple calculator. In...
It can hardly be said that the Audi R8 5.2 is an automotive underachiever: Iron Man’s ride of choice is Hollywood gorgeous and, with 10 cylinders and 525 horsepower, fearsomely fast. Sixty miles per...
As a result of an extensive renovation, the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas—arguably the Lone Star State’s best hotel—just got even better. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has combined...
When it was first unveiled in 2003, Harry Winston’s third Opus project was a triumph. The bizarre brainchild of Vianney Halter with its six-porthole digital display was like no timepiece ever seen...
Italy-based Tecnam has certified its roomy four-seat twin-engine P2006T for the U.S. market. The Rotax engines can operate on standard auto fuel, helping to reduce the operating costs of the twin to...
For those who are still waiting to secure a much-coveted table at chef Thomas Keller’s three-star Michelin-rated French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, California, here is your chance to experience...
Colorado’s Ecosse Moto Works ( www.ecossemoto.com ) builds its new X-9 Titanium 29er bicycle the same way it makes its motorcycles: tailor-made to each buyer’s bodily proportions. The mountain bike—...
Most of Europe’s elite golf courses are clustered in the British Isles and, to a lesser extent, the Iberian Peninsula. Like its joie-de-vivre-centric counterpart Italy, France has always been an...
Though it lacks the brute power of its 503 hp automotive namesake, the Ferrari Surfboard Scuderia Spider is sure to deliver enough thrills to satisfy fans of the prancing horse. At 7 feet 2 inches,...
While the gs and other BMW motorcycles enjoy a large and loyal following, two-wheel enthusiasts are less familiar with the German vehicle maker’s nonmotorized bikes. The BMW M Bike , which debuted in...
While the gs and other BMW motorcycles enjoy a large and loyal following, two-wheel enthusiasts are less familiar with the German vehicle maker’s nonmotorized bikes. The BMW M Bike , which debuted in...
Colorado’s Ecosse Moto Works ( www.ecossemoto.com ) builds its new X-9 Titanium 29er bicycle the same way it makes its motorcycles: tailor-made to each buyer’s bodily proportions. The mountain bike—...
The celebrated Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the Southern tip of the Cap d’Antibes in France has unveiled an exclusive villa that combines a private home with the amenities and services of a luxurious...
Audiophiles who crave the classic sound of vacuum-tube amplifiers must usually sacrifice the power and precision that transistor amplifiers provide. Greek manufacturer Ypsilon Electronics created the...
The 191-foot Baraka paved the way for the other four yachts in build at the two yards of Turkey’s Proteksan-Turquoise, taking the honors of first yacht launched in 2010. With naval architecture by...

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