New & Noteworthy

Week 3 World Cup Recap Last week of World Cup and already I have a bit of nostalgia. Here and gone so quickly with so many emotions and heart pounding excitement. The tough northern European...
The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills , which completed a $33-million renovation in March , affords breathtaking views of the Hollywood Hills and the Los Angeles skyline, but its first-...
The 3-series has its M3, the 5-series has its M5, and even the X5 and X6 models have their own fearsome M-spec variants. But what about the 7-series? In the BMW range, the M badge signifies the top...
Whether your bathroom is elegant or over the top, the Séura Hydra waterproof TV can be styled to suit the surroundings. Séura offers the 19-inch TV in any color you like: The TV’s finish can be...
Edward Tautz earned his reputation as a bespoke tailor of military uniforms and country sport clothing in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. So it’s fitting that, now under the guidance of...
Italian yacht builder Sanlorenzo has launched two 89-foot navettas, Lady Jane and Genie 2, the SD92 line’s 10th and 11th hulls. Splashing within a week of each other in April, both yachts are built...
The Leading Hotels of the World has exercised its international clout in the world of golf to create a multi-platform, global golf initiative. Created in collaboration with Perry Golf, one of the...
On June 28, Sotheby’s will launch its Contemporary Art Evening Sale in London with Yves Klein’s striking work, RE 49, Relief Eponge Bleu . Klein’s paradigmatic blue sponge reliefs have generated...
Panerai CEO Angelo Bonati is one of Galileo Galilei’s biggest fans. Last year, his brand sponsored a museum exhibit at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute that featured, among other ancient instruments...
In what seems to aficionados of speed like an act of divine providence, one of the world’s swiftest super cars—the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG—has inspired one of the world’s swiftest boats. At this...
Diamond Aircraft’s perky little four-seat twin-engine airplane drew a lot of positive attention when it hit the market a few years ago, but the new-technology Thielert diesel engines proved expensive...
The difficulty in developing audiophile-grade earbuds lies in creating a design compact enough to allow for optimal comfort without sacrificing the ability to reproduce audio in high fidelity. With...
The Cayenne has been a source of significant consternation for Porsche purists since its debut in 2002. On one hand, a 5,000-pound-plus sport-utility vehicle seems downright sacrilegious from a...
In an exceptional synergy of Italian style and design, yacht maker Benetti and Fendi Casa—the home-furnishing brand of Rome-based fashion house Fendi—have collaborated to produce Lady Lara , the 194-...
Since 2004, Vacheron Constantin’s Metiers d’Art collection has paid homage to Geneva’s traditional decorative arts— engraving , enameling , and gem setting . But this year, Vacheron turns its gaze to...
With airplane sales lagging, many manufacturers have slowed down development of new models, but Embraer is forging ahead with its Legacy 450 and 500 projects. The company, based in Brazil, has...
The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas , which opened in CityCenter in December, is a serene sanctuary located in the center of the bustling Las Vegas strip. From the moment you enter the non-gaming hotel’...
Dallas-based Manheim-Ruseau has reached into its library of more than 2,500 archival designs to unearth and bring to life a 1919 prototype writing desk by Art Deco master Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann using...
Saab’s corporate mascot is the mythical griffin, but for as many lives as the Swedish automaker has used up in the last few months, a house cat might be more appropriate. A perennial money loser for...
Louisiana-based Trinity Yachts has unveiled the 142-foot Big Zip, the 164-foot Imagine, and the 190-foot Mi Sueño. Big Zip and Imagine emerged out of the builder’s New Orleans yard, and Mi Sueño came...
A collection of striking one-of-a-kind emerald jewelry designs inspired by the Indian elephant is on display at Selfridges’ Wonder Room now through June 22, when Sotheby’s will auction the collection...
To mark its 165th anniversary, A. Lange & Söhne released a special trilogy of its landmark complicated watches—the Tourbograph “Pour le Mérite,” the Lange1 Tourbillon, and the 1815 Moonphase—in a...
While Audi’s marketing dollars are going to their TDI clean-diesel campaign, the German brand’s research and development dollars are going into their first all-electric vehicle: the Audi e-tron. The...
Automatic, or self-winding, systems are one of the oldest, most visible and elegantly efficient aspects of mechanical watchmaking. Yet because they are the star features in some of the simplest...
Six years ago, speaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins upgraded top models in its famed 800 Series with tweeters made from solid diamond, grown in a laboratory to form a dome shape. The diamond...
The Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce represents the Italian automaker's unwavering dedication to speed, style, and sex appeal. Engineered to run faster than Lamborghini's ultra-limited...
While working as a model following a successful stint in college basketball, Ron Donovan discovered that many of the fashion clients who hired him for his good looks failed to notice his size 15½...
On June 23, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will make its second attempt to sell Pablo Picasso’s illustrious masterpiece Portrait of Angel Fernandez de Soto . The painting, originally scheduled to...
Opened in January, the Hacienda Beach Club & Residences is a residential resort that sits on a quarter-mile stretch of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico’s immaculate and swimmer-friendly Medano Beach...
While most African safaris allow adventurers the chance to see animals from a relative distance, Baobab Expeditions —a leader in adventure expeditions throughout Africa’s remote and tribal areas—is...

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