New & Noteworthy

Bentley’s Continental GT coupe and GTC convertible have never been shy on power or speed—the “base” models’ 552 horsepower and top speed of 195 miles per hour and the Speed editions’ 602 horsepower...
For pure flying pleasure it’s hard to beat an open-cockpit biplane, and now pilots can enjoy that classic experience in a brand-new Waco with a modern computerized instrument panel. Waco Classic...
Although the Glenrothes distillery was founded in 1879, up until the early 1990s this characteristically silky, soft, and floral single malt was used only for some of Scotland’s finest blended...
During his time, Henry Holland was known for wearing a particular caramel-and- beige nail-head tweed that, like the familiar tartan check at Burberry, ultimately became the signature cloth at Holland...
Paintings from some of the greatest Impressionist and Modernist masters, including Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollock, will be on display at the Masters of Impressionism and Modernism...
Sven Götti, owner and designer of the eyewear firm Götti Switzerland in Wädenswil, Switzerland, reinterprets retro-style eyewear from the 1950s through the 1970s using high-tech treated materials for...
Arizona’s award-winning L’Auberge de Sedona resort has recently completed a year-long $25-million expansion and renovation project, which includes 64 new or remodeled private cottages, 25 redesigned...
Corey Lee, James Beard Foundation Award winner and former French Laundry chef de cuisine, will open his first solo restaurant, Benu, in San Francisco this week. Benu, an Egyptian word symbolizing...
The Chinaphiles at Gracie, established in 1898, have reinvented the firm for a more youthful, discriminating clientele. Known for its ravishing array of 17th- to 19th-century Chinese antiques and...
The first of two luxury expedition vessels launched by McMullen & Wing in New Zealand, the 45-meter (147 feet) Big Fish promises to redefine the explorer yacht category while setting some new...
Bordeaux is known for its wine, but the wildly successful liqueur Crème Yvette, an almost mystical Victorian French spirit made by the Cooper Spirits Company, has been brought back to life within...
The newest electronic gadgets are getting smaller and more efficient, but Andy Aaron still believes in the aesthetics and simplicity of an earlier era when people relied on a simple calculator. In...
As a result of an extensive renovation, the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas—arguably the Lone Star State’s best hotel—just got even better. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has combined...
It can hardly be said that the Audi R8 5.2 is an automotive underachiever: Iron Man’s ride of choice is Hollywood gorgeous and, with 10 cylinders and 525 horsepower, fearsomely fast. Sixty miles per...
When it was first unveiled in 2003, Harry Winston’s third Opus project was a triumph. The bizarre brainchild of Vianney Halter with its six-porthole digital display was like no timepiece ever seen...
Italy-based Tecnam has certified its roomy four-seat twin-engine P2006T for the U.S. market. The Rotax engines can operate on standard auto fuel, helping to reduce the operating costs of the twin to...
For those who are still waiting to secure a much-coveted table at chef Thomas Keller’s three-star Michelin-rated French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, California, here is your chance to experience...
Most of Europe’s elite golf courses are clustered in the British Isles and, to a lesser extent, the Iberian Peninsula. Like its joie-de-vivre-centric counterpart Italy, France has always been an...
While the gs and other BMW motorcycles enjoy a large and loyal following, two-wheel enthusiasts are less familiar with the German vehicle maker’s nonmotorized bikes. The BMW M Bike , which debuted in...
Colorado’s Ecosse Moto Works ( www.ecossemoto.com ) builds its new X-9 Titanium 29er bicycle the same way it makes its motorcycles: tailor-made to each buyer’s bodily proportions. The mountain bike—...
Though it lacks the brute power of its 503 hp automotive namesake, the Ferrari Surfboard Scuderia Spider is sure to deliver enough thrills to satisfy fans of the prancing horse. At 7 feet 2 inches,...
While the gs and other BMW motorcycles enjoy a large and loyal following, two-wheel enthusiasts are less familiar with the German vehicle maker’s nonmotorized bikes. The BMW M Bike , which debuted in...
Colorado’s Ecosse Moto Works ( www.ecossemoto.com ) builds its new X-9 Titanium 29er bicycle the same way it makes its motorcycles: tailor-made to each buyer’s bodily proportions. The mountain bike—...
Audiophiles who crave the classic sound of vacuum-tube amplifiers must usually sacrifice the power and precision that transistor amplifiers provide. Greek manufacturer Ypsilon Electronics created the...
The celebrated Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the Southern tip of the Cap d’Antibes in France has unveiled an exclusive villa that combines a private home with the amenities and services of a luxurious...
The 191-foot Baraka paved the way for the other four yachts in build at the two yards of Turkey’s Proteksan-Turquoise, taking the honors of first yacht launched in 2010. With naval architecture by...
In 1970, the Hibiki 12 Year Old, one of the most elegant blended whiskies in the world, was created in Japan by Suntory. It is only now being exported into the United States. A blend of more than 30...
After securing licensing agreements with such top names as Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli, and Ferrari, Italian eyewear maker Marcolin scored a double whammy this year with the launch of two brands: the...
With the creative input from some of the world’s most of-the-moment designers, Moroso continues to introduce fascinatingly innovative, truly global furniture . Perhaps no collection expresses the...
Progress: It’s a beautiful thing. To wit, the all-new 2011 Infiniti QX56 is larger, quieter, and more sumptuous than its predecessor. Its engine is 25 percent more powerful yet delivers 10 percent...

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