New & Noteworthy

The French purveyor of gourmet specialties from Provence, O&CO, has created a myriad of tempting gift packages for the epicurean. Employing ancient recipes and techniques, O&CO cultivates...
Opened on December 9, in Park City, Utah, the Montage Deer Valley boasts 154 guest rooms and more than 66 suites and residences. Situated mid-mountain, the Montage offers ski-in/ski-out access to the...
Michel Cluizel, the French chocolate house, has created the ultimate chocolate gift for the holidays. It features 400 pieces of handmade chocolate (weighing in at almost 10 pounds) in specially...
The Audi TT RS is much more than an average two-door coupe. It is incredibly fast, intoxicatingly fun, and immensely fashionable, but for the past two years it has been unattainable for U.S. buyers...
The Wider 42 is a new style of yacht for those who not only love to be on the water, but in it as well. The 42 is the first in a trio of Wider models that will create a fresh category of yachts,...
Built in the style of an Alpine village, the 121-room Four Seasons Resort Vail opens December 11 at the mouth of Vail Village. Paying tribute to Colorado’s rustic heritage, guest rooms and suites...
If nothing else, the individually numbered, thick French glass bottle with the etched “D” and its correspondingly heavy gold-filigreed Bill Wall–designed cap intertwined with symbolic Mexican skulls...
Shirtmakers tend to acquire their considerable skills, as well as their favorite shears, from fathers and grandfathers who have practiced the art of tailoring for decades before them. So Paul Trible...
In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Tumi re-created some if its original leather travel pieces this season. Best known for pioneering the use of high-quality ballistic nylon in travel and...
Nguyen Thanh Trung raises his finger in the air to test the wind. "It’s gusty," says Trung, sport coordinator at the Princess d’Annam Resort & Spa in Vietnam, "but we’ll be OK." Trung and I are...
Over the past two years, there has not been a more popular car style than the four-door coupe. The latest model offerings from Aston Martin, Porsche, and Audi all prove that this segment is much more...
Geneva’s Roger Dubuis is now employing the latest micro-mechanical technology, but not in the way you might think. The interior of the company’s newest Excalibur 45mm Chronograph ($51,900) is a...
Hawker Beechcraft has beefed up its single-pilot composite-fuselage Premier II jet with new winglets and the latest Williams International jet engines and rebranded it as the Hawker 200. The new $7.5...
When Nôtre Dame, Versailles, or Maisons-Laffitte need to restore or replace decorative hardware on windows and doors, there is one firm they call: Rémy Garnier, which has been headquartered in Paris’...
On December 16, Sotheby’s New York will offer nine unusual furniture pieces made in 1929 and 1930 by the legendary French art-deco atelier Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. This sale marks the first time in...
The Italian fashion house Gucci has created stylish 3-D glasses for optimum viewing of 3-D movies. The black plastic aviator frames with Gucci’s signature green- and red-striped detail were designed...
When it comes to sporty roadsters—or cars with names that double as tongue twisters—the BMW Z4 sDrive35is is hard to beat. Saying the car’s full model designation aloud may not be its best selling...
J Craft, the Gotland, Sweden–based shipyard that builds surprisingly non-Swedish designs, debuted the J Craft Torpedo R at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. The “R pack” designation refers to a...
Like James Dyson’s remarkable reworking of the vacuum cleaner, mechanical engineer David Kahng reinvented the umbrella by turning the rainy-day object into a weatherproof work of art. The...
Art Miami , the city’s longest-running contemporary art fair and one of the most lauded among art collectors, returns for its 21st year next month. The five-day exhibit, December 1–5, will feature...
November 15 marked the grand opening of the first luxury resort in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. The St. Regis Lhasa comprises eight acres and offers 150 guest rooms and 12 suites, each incorporating...
British firm Deakin & Francis offers hundreds of cuff links designs to satisfy any businessman’s hobby, sense of humor, or style. While it makes a broad range of classic designs in gold,...
Lotus is on a roll. Last year, the small British company unveiled the Evora sport coupe—the automaker’s first all-new car in nearly 15 years—and this year Lotus surprised the world by unveiling five...
Since 1996, the X model has topped Cessna’s line of Citation jets, holding the “fastest civilian aircraft” title with speeds of more than 600 mph. Now it’s getting a makeover: Cessna is adding 15...
For its bold new eyewear collection, German automaker Maybach turned to IVKO, another Teutonic brand, to handcraft shades worthy of its über-luxe vehicles. Emulating the posh interiors of Maybach...
French designer Hervé van der Straeten, known for exceptionally crafted nature-inspired furniture, accessories, and jewelry, has just released several new bronze designs that will be represented...
Prada’s reputation for housing its collections in inventive, high-impact architectural settings is almost as notable as the Italian brand’s innovative and technically advanced clothing and footwear...
Chef Daniel Boulud will host his annual Fall Game Dinner on November 18 at his restaurant Daniel in New York. The proceeds will benefit the Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation, an organization that helps...
The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena, California, was awarded three stars in Michelin’s 5th annual San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Restaurant Guide 2011. It is a distinction held by...
The best winemakers invariably say that great wine is grown, not made. Yet with certain vintages, nature requires assistance, as in 2008, when dry spring conditions in Napa Valley, California,...

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