New & Noteworthy

In the crowded high-end sunglass market, Morgenthal Frederics distinguishes itself with its signature one-of-a-kind buffalo horn frames that are handmade by master craftsmen in Germany. In...
The Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa in Thailand provides a rare opportunity to see a glimpse of the country’s much-heralded elephant polo matches. The hotel’s first Pachyderms and Polo package is...
Well known for the prodigious monitor speakers that grace the rooms of London’s Abbey Road Studios, Bowers & Wilkins has always brought a forward-thinking approach to its range of compact...
In the 1960s, the Pasarell name meant tennis: Brothers Charlie and Stanley Pasarell dominated the game at the junior and college levels before going on to successful professional careers. (Charlie...
Every August, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance offers automobile admirers the opportunity to see the world’s best examples of motorized sculpture. Among the featured marques to be celebrated this...
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts reopened its historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver on July 15 after a large-scale restoration. The 90-year-old property has 155 rooms and suites,...
Scotland reaches its full glory in the long days and favorable weather of August, and Bonhams will make hay while the sun shines with its annual Scottish Sale. The series of auctions, held in...
Some 300 classic sports cars will descend upon the Monterey Peninsula in California for the first annual Mille Miglia North America Tribute . A legend among auto-racing enthusiasts, the original...
Far from the fir forests and green valleys of Switzerland’s ValléedeJoux, A. Lange & Söhne remains steadfast to the traditions and values of German watchmaking: straightforwardness, modesty, and...
The Huka Retreats’ Dolphin Island, a private island located off the northeast coast of Viti Levu within the Fiji Islands, reopened on July 17 after an extensive renovation. The 13-acre island...
The latest addition to Meridian’s Sooloos Digital Media System—which Robb Report included in its 2011 Best of the Best selections ( www.robbreport.com/Best-of-the-Best-2011-Audio-Meridian-Sooloos-...
Since its 1992 opening, Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain Vineyard, maker of the renowned 2001 and 2005 Elivette, has been virtually inaccessible to visitors, until now. The 845-acre estate is offering...
Few people were as plugged into the art world of her day as the late Ileana Sonnabend, whose visionary collections are on display at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, through October...
Through August 28 the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is offering Just the Two of Us (starting at $995 per night), a couple’s weekend package that includes four hours of spa...
The Princess V72 , which recently hit U.S. shores, deviates from Princess Yachts’ classic V series both inside and out. The sleeker, more dynamic profile is a nod to forward-thinking competitors like...
The much-anticipated Mandarin Oriental, Paris opened its doors on Rue Saint-Honoré the last week of June. It features 138 guest rooms, including 39 suites, some of which won’t be ready for occupancy...
Astute travelers to the United Kingdom who notice the reverse side of the Bank of Scotland’s Tercentenary series £10 banknote will spot a vignette of the Macallan copper pot stills, the smallest in...
Whether you are an amateur or a die-hard gin drinker, San Francisco–based Distillery No. 209’s new series of monthly tastings will inspire your palate . During this unique tasting event, titled the...
As Ferrari’s more luxury-oriented corporate cousin, the modern Maserati has made a name for itself as a purveyor of stupendously customizable sporting cars. On all Maseratis, options for color...
Patrick McDonough caught the knitting bug four years ago when his good friend, Michigan-based handbag designer Barbara May, offered to teach him a few simple steps. “I just had an emotional...
If you are in the market for a unique jewelry piece or a personalized jewelry gift, 10 Rue Royale in Paris, located at that eponymous address, established a business with the sole purpose of helping...
For French furniture company Jean de Merry, this year is all about 10: the firm enlisted 10 guest designers to collaborate on 10 limited-edition pieces for a charity project called the JDM-TEN. The...
Harry Winston ’s sci-fi Opus Eleven may have grabbed the headlines this year with its iconoclastic time display, but the brand’s refined Harry Winston Midnight Collection promises to become a future...
Satisfy your penchant for pork on July 24, when the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas presents its first All-Star Cochon culinary event, the latest addition to the annual Cochon 555 competition series, which...
Islay, rising out of the stormy Atlantic off the west coast of Scotland, is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides and is home to eight windswept distilleries. Of these, the oldest is Bowmore...
Porsche has only five distinct models, but the Stuttgart-based automaker is famously devoted to subtle (and not-so-subtle) diversity. There are four versions each of the Boxster, Cayman, and Cayenne...
In a medieval-inspired castle in Malaysia’s Berjaya Hills, the Chateau Spa and Organic Wellness Resort opened its 210 rooms and suites on July 11. The resort offers two- to seven-night packages (...
Eyewear designer Alain Mikli is known for his extravagant use of color and avant-garde styling, but his newly launched MATT collection of sunglasses proves he’s also adept at working in high-tech...
Six years after it introduced the Planet Ocean collection into its popular Seamaster family, Omega is diving deeper with 46 models ($5,700 to $33,000) outfitted with in-house movements featuring the...
Notable Belgian furniture maker Massant will debut its new outdoor furniture collection at Lars Bolander on East 59th Street in August. The Garden Collection comprises 40 pieces ($1,400 to $12,680),...

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