New & Noteworthy

The Dominican Republic produces the greatest number of non-Cuban cigars made today, and the company that started it all was La Aurora, which was founded by Eduardo León Jimenes in 1903, when he...
The hard-to-reach Pacaya Samiria Reserve, located in the Amazon River basin in Peru, is home to the endangered pink Amazon dolphin, the three-toed sloth, the jaguar, and now the M/V Aria , a luxury...
Breguet’s latest jeweled Marine Chronograph Tourbillon breaks the traditional pattern set by this most prominent maker of the complication. The marque’s Marine case is its most bulky and bold, and...
Ah, lobster—so delicious, grown men and women will willingly don a bib to eat one. Gain culinary mastery over the delectable crustacean in A Lobster Primer: Hands-On Cooking & Wine Pairing ($125...
After a six-week closure caused by the recent tsunami in Japan, the Four Seasons reopened its resort on the Kailua-Kona coast of Hawaii Island last month. To celebrate, the Four Seasons Resort...
Dassault Falcon , based in Geneva, unveiled the Falcon 2000S with the goal of creating a full-size Falcon with a mid size price ideally suited for an eight-hour flight. With a target price of under $...
Kempinski’s Stafford London at St. James’s Place opened its doors in early May after a more than $10 million renovation. Twenty-four of its 105 guestrooms and suites, along with the Stafford’s Main...
On June 1, Singita Game Reserves launched Singita Explore , a year-round mobile safari camp for groups of two to 12 guests. Accompanied by a guide, a chef, and a camp host, the party is able to...
London is home to the largest number of Old Master paintings dealers in the world, and the city celebrates its abundance with Master Paintings Week taking place July 1–8. Almost two dozen galleries,...
Although there were some raised eyebrows, when Bulgari absorbed the Gerald Genta and Daniel Roth brands, watches like the Endurer Chronosprint All Blacks ($16,300) underscore how much energy the...
Across from the Menara Gardens in Marrakech, Morocco, the Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech—comprising 141 rooms and suites, five restaurants, two pools, and a spa—opens June 16 on about 40 acres of...
The growing respect for quality ingredients reached new heights when Pat La Frieda achieved guru status. The third-generation butcher, dubbed “Manhattan’s leading meat authority” by La Scuola at...
Tourists have a new way to see Paris: cruising the streets in an Aston Martin. The luxury carmaker is providing two of its newest models—the Rapide and the Cygnet—for guests of the Dorchester...
When it comes to single-malt Scotch, sometimes you can return to the past. Or at least that’s certainly the case with Glen Garioch 1991 ($100), a very limited 19-year-old whisky of which only 120...
The InterContinental Porto–Palacio das Cardosas opened mid-July in Porto, Portugal, and it’s the country’s first InterContinental location. Situated in the old city of Porto—a UNESCO World Heritage...
Grasp the sartorial genius of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen with an exclusive private tour ($350) of the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty on June 27...
A selection of rare vintage British automobiles and motorcycles, including Aston Martins, Jaguars, Rolls-Royces, and more, will go up for auction on June 23 at RM Auctions ’ sale at Syon Park in West...
Jaeger-LeCoultre ’s Atmos clock stands by itself as a horological achievement, but lately the watch manufacturer has invested the iconic device with a great deal of creativity and artisanship. The...
Wolf Kahn’s breathtaking, colorful landscapes hang in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), but the German-born painter’s next gallery show,...
Pratesi, the renowned Italian linen company established more than a century ago, reinvented its classic bedding with its new Pratesi 2.0 collection. It features 12 slightly more contemporary styles,...
San Diego’s Grand Del Mar resort recently opened the Equestrian Center—a 4,100-acre reserve with 37 miles of trails for horseback riding lessons, rides, and other programs. Its activities range from...
San Diego’s Grand Del Mar resort recently opened the Equestrian Center—a 4,100-acre reserve with 37 miles of trails for horseback riding lessons, rides, and other programs. Its activities range from...
The fourth-generation owners of Cipriani restaurants, Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani, introduced their first hotel property, Mr. C, in Beverly Hills, which opened June 1. The 12-story, 138-room property...
Sometimes history repeats itself. In 1954, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL—affectionately referred to as the Gullwing—was built by the German automaker as a production car with one peculiar feature: its...
Aston Martin has done a remarkable job designing each and every one of its cars in a way that appeals to both the style-minded and performance-obsessed buyer. For some, however, the body lines and...
Montblanc’s new Vintage Pulsographe ($47,200) is a pang of nostalgia for the 1930s, an era when chronographs were practical instruments. During that period, Minerva, whose Villaret-based manufacture...
A new Relais & Châteaux hotel, Villa Clarisse, opens June 1 in the historic port of Saint Martin de Ré. The restored 17th-century property has nine rooms and suites (starting at approximately $...
Few causes bring chefs together like GrowNYC, a nonprofit that sponsors farmer’s markets across most of the five boroughs. Its fourth annual Taste of Greenmarket on June 22 features cocktails and...
Some of the most desired California wines and more will be on the auction block on June 18 at Bonhams Wine Auction in San Francisco. Highlights include two bottles of 2005 Screaming Eagle presented...
Steuben glassware, based in Corning, N.Y., is introducing color into its collection of handmade crystal for the first time in nearly 80 years. The new Luminescence line features glassware in shades...

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