New & Noteworthy

Premium cigar maker Rocky Patel has opened Burn, a cigar bar of unique and innovative style, in Naples, Florida. Located among the upscale boutiques, restaurants, and nightlife hot spots of the...
The Parisian art gallery Les Enluminures is unveiling an exhibit featuring stained-glass art throughout the ages, from February 8 to April 24, 2011. The exhibit “Splendor of Stained Glass from...
From January 26 to February 11, Swiss watchmaker Blancpain will host an exhibition that celebrates its iconic Fifty Fathoms watch, a timepiece commissioned by the French Navy Seals in 1953, and the...
On February 1, Anantara Kihavah Villas opens its secluded retreat in the Republic of the Maldives, a largely untouched, island nation a little more than 400 miles from Sri Lanka. The resort is tucked...
Benoit , Alain Ducasse’s French bistro in midtown Manhattan known for its traditional French bistro fare, debuted a new chef and updated menu in December. Newly appointed executive chef Philippe...
Organizers of the sixth annual Oregon Truffle Festival have announced the menu for the Grand Truffle Dinner, to be served January 29th in Eugene, Oregon. Celebrating what eminent 18th century French...
Quark Expeditions , a leader in cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica (and celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011), has just chartered its first luxury vessel, Sea Spirit , for at least three...
Year after year, Cadillac demonstrates a startling, Benjamin Button–like tendency to age in reverse, transforming from a straitlaced old money marque into a brand that increasingly lights up the eyes...
The impressive collection of art coming across the block at the Sotheby’s Important Old Master and 19th Century Paintings from the Collection of J.E. Safra is made all the more noteworthy when one...
The Washington State–based Westport Yachts added another winner to its flagship 164 series. Built in composite, the semi-displacement trideck motor yacht Boardwalk tastefully carries on the torch...
Matthew Norman’s L’Audacieuse table clock ($14,990) embodies the company’s evolution from a reproducer of traditional carriage and officers’ clocks to a manufacturer of resolutely modern timepieces...
Claude Lalanne, the female half of the famous artist-designer duo François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, has just released the first works to come out of their famed studio in Ury, France, since the...
They say you can’t return to the past, but Dr. Bill Lumsden, head of distilling and whisky creation for Scotland’s popular single malt, Glenmorangie, has done just that with Finealta ($79.99), one of...
The annual Palm Beach Cavallino Classic , held January 18 to 23, will showcase 400 vintage and new Ferraris from around the world and will celebrate the opening of Ferrari’s Palm Beach dealership...
Not just any car merits a nickname like “Godzilla.” A longtime performance icon in its homeland, the Nissan GT-R took America by storm three years ago with radical looks, a twin-turbo V-6, and all-...
When identical twin brothers Anthony and Hubert Tsai speak of their new shaving and skin-care line, TwinLuxe, they frequently use the word “performance,” which they say defines their philosophy of...
Gulfstream is on track to deliver its biggest-ever business jet, the $64 million G650, in 2012, and already the company is showing off the state-of-the-art features that will fill the 53-foot-long...
Glenlivet, the number-two leading malt whisky in the world (Glenfiddich is currently number one), has set its global sights on toppling its contender for that coveted top spot. To achieve this goal,...
A repeat client might wonder what could possibly differentiate this 164-foot (50-meter) motor yacht from the six other Trinity yachts that this enthusiast has owned in the past 10 years. “Mia Elise...
Among mid-luxury four doors, in a segment that includes the deeply impressive Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-series sedans, Audi’s A6 has always been content to play the role of the suave, soft-...
Echoing the increasing influence of automotive design in fine timepieces, Buben & Zorweg’s Phantom Time Mover watch winder ($6,340) channels the spirit of a sporty roadster. The aluminum case is...
Unlike Cognac, which must be made in the Cognac region of France, brandy can be made anywhere. Still, it is pleasantly surprising to discover that one of the newest and most complex brandies comes...
The latest and arguably most outré cross-pollination between the worlds of fashion and home decor is a new furniture collection designed by Parisian couturier and enfant terrible Jean Paul Gaultier...
Scabal offers more than 5,000 cloth weaves in its extensive archives of fine fabrics, including Dreamline, a rare worsted-woolen cashmere, and its recently introduced Riverside, a super 120s wool...
Proof that where there’s a will, there’s a niche, Mercedes-Benz (which already offers 16 model lines in the United States) plans to extend its family tree once again with a production version of the...
Two days, four vintage airplanes, and 80 minutes of flying comprise the Dixie Wing Fighter Pilot Fantasy Camp in Atlanta. No flying experience is needed to participate. Campers start in the Stearman...
On January 20, the Carlton Hobbs gallery in New York will launch Inspired by Antiquity: Classical Influences on 18th and 19th Century Furniture and Works of Art . The exhibition marks the largest...
If Bénédictine monk Dom Bernardo Vincelli were given a birthday cake in honor of the herbal liqueur he created, there would be enough candles on it to illuminate his abbey, for 2010 marked the 500th...
This holiday season, Panerai was inspired by the spirit of watches past to come up with the special-edition PAM 029 Luminor GMT ($7,400). Like the original model from 1998, this reintroduction is...
In celebration of its centennial anniversary, Switzerland’s Grand Hotel Park Gstaad reopened its doors December 17 after a nine-month renovation. The iconic chalet’s 94 rooms and suites have been...

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