New & Noteworthy

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),...
If you’re seeking a personalized Monte Carlo vacation that might include Grand Prix driving or private wine tastings, there is new service designed to help you create a dream vacation or event in the...
Contemporary English shoemaker Harrys of London, known for its super-soft loafers, and venerable Savile Row tailor Gieves & Hawkes , maker of traditional tailored clothing and military uniforms,...
Sabi Sabi’s South African game lodge Earth Lodge has been renovated in a style that celebrates its natural surroundings, both in style and by adding several new activities for its guests. The new...
For those accustomed to being driven rather than doing the driving themselves, the Rolls-Royce Phantom (particularly the grander-than-grand Extended Wheelbase model) is the ultimate conveyance. But...
In 1998, the Kilpatrick Hills, Scotland–based distillery Auchentoshan, created its annual Auchentoshan Single Malt Lowland Scotch Whisky, Scotland’s only triple-distilled single-malt Scotch for more...
When Richard Frinier was creating his new trilogy of outdoor furniture designs for Brown Jordan, the tireless Long Beach, Calif.–based designer wondered what life would be like if he could simply sit...
Jeff Bridgman Antiques of York County, Penn., which specializes in antique flags, is showcasing a host of rare Civil War flags to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. From...
Former New York Yankee and avid watch collector Reggie Jackson has partnered with watchmaker Franck Muller to design a limited-edition series of timepieces featuring the sleek Yankee pinstripes on...
Aside from the occasional appearance as a spy-movie prop, the personal jetpack is a technology that never took off. But these long-anticipated recreational flyers have finally become a reality—if you...
Ernesto Perez-Carrillo was a familiar name and face in all those past La Gloria Cubana promotional materials from General Cigar, as he was the one who revamped and popularized the brand after his...
The newest addition to Leica’s camera lineup, the V-Lux 30, may not offer all the fit and finish of the venerable German manufacturer’s highly sought-after M9 Titanium . It does, however, make...
The sole supply of Ospina Coffee Co.’s latest blend, Ospina Dynasty Coffee, Premier Grand Cru, Grand Reserve—a mere 100 pounds available for the year — went up for grabs in late May. After five years...
It’s not every day that a bona fide concept car — particularly a splendiferous flight of fancy like the Jaguar C-X75 —makes the leap to the production line, but in this case it is happening...
Comlux , a charter company based in Zurich, unveiled its latest custom-fitted ultra-luxury jet, an Airbus A320 Prestige. The 200-seat airliner has been reconfigured to hold just 19 passengers. The...
Nomad Tanzania’s latest luxury campsite opened in the Tanzanian Serengeti on June 27. Lamai Serengeti has 12 tents, split between two separate camps, each with its own veranda ($740 per person per...
In the 11 years since Loro Piana introduced its World Wool Record Challenge Cup competition aimed at rewarding merino sheep breeders who cultivate the world’s finest wools, the Italian fabric and...
The Japanese company INAX is pioneering new toilet concepts that transform the utilitarian fixture into a self-cleaning spa-like experience. Its new Regio and Satis integrated toilet designs, which...
There’s a new way to experience truffle season at Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan. Guests who stay for three nights from October 1 to November 30 can opt for a unique Truffle Hunting Package and go...
The work of renowned artist René Lalique is being celebrated with the opening of the Lalique Museum on July 1 in Wingen-sur-Moder, France, the former site of Lalique’s glass factory in the Alsace...

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