New & Noteworthy

On April 23, 2003, to celebrate the opening of the new state-of-the-art Visitor Centre at the Bacardi distillery in Cataño, Puerto Rico, the family-owned distillery’s Maestro de Ron (rum master) Luis...
Art dealer Richard Nagy is showing some unseen works by Viennese artist Egon Schiele for the opening of his new gallery on Old Bond Street. The exhibition, which runs from May 19 through June 30, is...
The Flexjet 25 Jet Card program (operated by Jet Solutions) is offering its first 10-hour summer jet card, the lowest amount ever featured on a jet card, starting at just under $50,000 through May 14...
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts opened its latest location in Syon Park, London, a 200-acre parkland 10 miles outside central London that was home to the Duke of Northumberland for more than 400...
From its ultra-mild candela-wrapped Emerald to its hefty Espresso and Heritage Royale powerhouses, Graycliff is known for producing super premium cigars that span the spectrum of flavors and...
If you walk past the windows of Sotheby’s Manhattan salesrooms between now and April 12, stop and look at the scorched metal sphere, seven and a quarter feet in diameter, displayed across from Rodin’...
As the automotive world searches for the ultimate alternative to gasoline-fueled engines, the big three premium German automakers ( Audi, BMW , and Mercedes-Benz ) continue to build a case for clean...
On April 1, Anthology opened Wildman Wilderness Lodge in the Australian Mary River wetlands, located about halfway between Darwin and Kakadu. Inspired by the owner’s African travels, the lodge has 15...
DeLuxe San Diego is a new boat and lifestyle show being held April 14 to 16 at the Fifth Avenue Marina and Fifth Avenue Landing in downtown San Diego. Events International, the L.A.-based firm that...
Last year, Belgian outdoor furniture firm Royal Botania introduced its two-person Wave lounger (starting at $26,600). Designed by Erik Nyberg and Gustav Ström, this canopied lounge of electro-...
Layering on the outerwear may keep you warm and dry in changing weather conditions while navigating the greens, but it’s not always great for the golf swing. In its ongoing effort to create...
On April 2, Malta-based Corinthia Hotels opened its flagship location in central London with 294 rooms and suites surrounding an inner foyer and garden. The Corinthia Hotel London was built within a...
In the early years of the last century, polo was an obscure sport in the Southern California resort town of Santa Barbara. In fact, the first exhibition match had taken place only a few years before...
Matsuoka, a company that began producing bridal furniture for Japanese households in 1866 out of Fuchu City, has recently introduced several new pieces to its Moderne collection, which was created by...
British automotive marque Lotus revved up London’s fashion week in February with the debut of Lotus Originals, a casual collection comprising men’s clothing and accessories. By stitching together the...
IWC has updated its Portofino line with a hint of retro flair inspired by the dolce-vita days of the collection’s namesake village on the Italian Riviera. This year, IWC introduced four new models,...
American Estate Jewelry has revived the time-honored craft of finely detailed repoussé sterling silver jewelry and accessories in a new 50-piece collection. The jewelry company was established when...
On April 1, the St. Regis will introduce a series of firsts to its latest location in the heart of Bangkok. In addition to being Thailand’s first St. Regis, the hotel will also debut its signature...
In 1951, Mark Andrews, creator of Knappogue Castle single-malt Irish whiskey, decided to age some of his best spirits in Spanish sherry barrels instead of traditional American oak. Thirty-six years...
Ecosse Moto Works has a reputation for concocting perfectly unreasonable motorcycles, flawlessly detailed six-figure bikes that are handmade for a small but dedicated clientele. But the Denver, Colo...
The 60-year-old company Meurice Garment Care, known for its prowess in cleaning fine clothing, has created an online service to accommodate cleaning orders for ties and scarves. Now, clients of the...
Alfred Vassilkov, who is well known throughout Europe for both his speaker and crossover designs, is the mastermind behind Alfred & Partners and its newest brand, Estelon. The Estonian company’s...
Moto Guzzi played the nostalgia card with its retro-inspired V7 Café Classic, and the new V7 Racer ($9,790) takes a sharper-edged stab at the heady era of British rockers and their stylish rides...
Bell & Ross’ Vintage collection hearkens to the 1940s, when watches were key instruments for pilots. The retro aviation spirit infuses the entire range, including two recent arrivals to the line...
Ermenegildo Zegna’s spring-summer collection features an unexpected array of sleek black, navy, and charcoal pieces that are designed to remain surprisingly cool even in the heat because of the brand...
On select dates from April 9 through October 22, Orient-Express and the National Gallery, London will team up to offer unique excursions titled The Art of Travel . Thirteen different three- to seven-...
New York’s version of the International Expositions of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA NEW YORK) will open its collection of contemporary decorative art and design to the public at the...
There is something refreshingly pure about the aptly named Inocente ($49.99), the Spanish word for “innocent,” a new small-batch tequila, which presently is only available as Platinum—a blanco, or...
John Simonian , owner of the Los Angeles–based watch retailer Westime, has written his first book, titled Timepiece Machines . In 300 pages and 200 photographs, it examines every aspect of the watch...
Sisley, Parisian skincare line known for its use of natural, plant-based ingredients, debuted its first men’s collection. At $265, Sisleÿum for Men is an all-in-one grooming and anti-aging kit that...

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