New & Noteworthy

Danish Yachts recently launched its newest build, the 121-foot Shooting Star . With a carbon fiber hull and a pair of powerful 4,750 hp diesel MTU engines, this sporty yacht offers a top speed beyond...
Besides accelerating your gym results, Power Plate’s newest model, the my7, now acts as your own personal trainer, making sure you attain the customizable fitness goals you’ve plugged in. Body...
From its beginning as a classic Cuban brand to its transformation as a coveted Honduran classic, Punch has become one of the most popular cigars in the General Cigar lineup, thanks to its medium...
Sony Electronics has long been revered in the realm of professional audio—its monitor headphones are the frequent choice of top recording artists and engineers. With its newest set of ear cans, the...
For wine lovers who wish they had more time to research and try new bottles, Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley is offering its Club Vin du Soleil, a new club membership that delivers quality, limited-...
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the E-Type Jaguar, and Bonhams auction house will give collectors two reasons to celebrate when it auctions a pair of spectacular examples on September 16...
From the desk of William J Curtis - Chief Executive Officer, Robb Report Magazine Firstly, how dare these people at Standard & Poor's - an American company owned by McGraw-Hill - take the...
A total of 22 yacht clubs from 16 countries and six continents will sail in the second New York Yacht Club (NYYC) Invitational Cup, which takes place from September 10 to 17 in the waters off Newport...
Las Vegas’ Bellagio resort is presenting an evening of food and wine pairings on September 17 as a part of the annual Epicurean Epicenter series. Bellagio’s master sommelier and wine director, Jason...
In 2008, when the hammer fell at Sotheby’s London on an elaborate 1880s parcel gilt partner’s desk, the price was almost 50,000 pounds (about $82,000). Those who missed out on the bidding and lost...
Winston Churchill was one of the most famous world leaders, but many don’t know that he was also a passionate artist. One of Churchill’s most notable works—a landscape painting called the “Tower of...
Two Northland, New Zealand–based lodges and golf courses, Kauri Cliffs and the Farm at Cape Kidnappers, along with their sister property Matakauri Lodge, are offering the new Ultimate New Zealand...
One of Duesenberg Motors’ best customers was George Whittell Jr., a notorious San Francisco playboy who was heir to a fortune, ran with “questionable” women, raced his cars through city streets, and...
With its mod, cushion-shaped Seventies Panorama Date ($11,100), Glashütte Original flashes back to a nostalgic era of brawny muscle cars, Star Wars , and disco. While some of the decade’s fashions...
Singapore-based Amanresorts is opening Amanruya, a new seaside resort on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula, on August 1. Each of the resort’s 36 cottages (about $1,150 to $1,300 per night) has an outdoor...
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,...
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...
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...
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...

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