New & Noteworthy

Sixty of some of the world’s greatest chefs are orchestrating Le Dîner des Grands Chefs on April 6 at the Château de Versailles. The dinner is open to 650 guests who are willing to pay nearly $900...
The Cadillac Escalade is the standard-bearer for a uniquely American brand of opulence: It’s substantial, swift, and silent, with bold good looks and acres of chrome. Becker Automotive is an American...
With the new Amadeo 45 Chronograph Cambiano edition 2011 ($21,780), Bovet builds on its collaboration with famed Italian automotive design house Pininfarina. Design elements such as the blackened...
In celebration of its 20-year anniversary, Aviara Golf Club at the Park Hyatt in Carlsbad, Calif., is offering the Callaway Golf Experience Package now through Labor Day weekend. Special features...
“I just wanted to create the perfect high-quality dress shirt,” says Roderick Tung, the 34-year-old cardiologist and designer of the new LA-based brand Tung, whose line of men’s dress shirts are...
When a blue and white vase showed up at Duke’s auction house in Dorchester, England, in a cardboard box, no one would have guessed it would be a masterpiece dating from China’s Ming Dynasty. The vase...
John Houshmand’s latest furniture collection, Shazam, is a juxtaposition of sleek Lucite or glass and organic wood. The artist and owner of the SoHo and LA-based galleries bearing his name applies...
The Ritz-Carlton recently opened its first property in downtown Toronto. At 53 stories, the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto features 267 guest rooms, each with floor-to-ceiling windows featuring panoramic...
British shoemaker Barker Black, established in 1880, recently opened its second U.S. store on North Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles. The new store’s decor highlights the brand’s heritage with...
There’s a special place in the hearts of the BMW faithful for the original M3 coupe. With flared fenders and an outsized rear wing, the petite “E30” M3, sold in the United States from 1988 to 1992,...
Vacheron Constantin’s groundbreaking Quai de l’Ile line-up has added a handsome new face with the Retrograde Annual Calendar. To power its new piece, Vacheron developed the Calibre 2460 QRA movement...
The semicustom Benetti Class range just got bigger. In January, the Italian builder tested out the Crystal 140, the first hull of its new Crystal Series, which will be delivered to its owner in...
This desktop audio system from British hi-fi staple Meridian comprises two separate components: the $3,000 Audio Core 200 stereo controller and the $6,000-per-pair DSP3200 loudspeakers. The team at...
With only a handful of courses scattered across its parched, garrigue-carpeted landscape, the Mediterranean island of Cyprus is not the first place that comes to mind as a warm-weather golfing...
In 2009, Scotch whisky maker the Macallan launched its Masters of Photography Collection, the first release of which comprised bottles with labels showcasing prints from internationally renowned...
Christie’s will sell the Gourdon Collection, considered one of the most important decorative arts sales since the highly publicized Yves Saint Laurent sale in 2009. Amassed over 20 years by collector...
Recently delivered to its owners by Trinity Yachts, the 191-foot Carpe Diem was launched and sea-trialed at the tail end of 2010. This tri-deck aluminum motor yacht sports a Carol Williamson &...
There are few manufacturers as savvy as Porsche when it comes to artfully leveraging its illustrious history and the mystique of its current models in creating limited-production specials. On the...
Simple yet stylish describes Coralie Duchamp’s first signature jewelry collection featuring a series of diamond and gemstone–studded Love Knots. The designer and her husband, Patrick Duchamp, a...
The elegant, 250-pound Magico Q3 loudspeaker is the award-winning company’s latest product to deliver music as recording engineers and artists intended it to sound. The three-way floorstanding...
The first Universal Whisky Experience, a two-day gathering of some of the finest and rare whiskies, connoisseurs, collectors, blenders and distillers, will convene on March 18 and 19 at the Wynn...
More than 30,000 works of art will be on display from 260 exhibitors at The European Fine Art Fair Maastricht , held March 18 to 27 in the Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre in the Netherlands...
Museum Row along the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles is home to the Petersen Automotive Museum, which will host a slew of supercars, both classic and contemporary, from March 5 to October 16 during an...
Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic has recently completed a $40 million renovation. Among its enhancements are 50 three- to eight-bedroom villas, each equipped with amenities such as a private...
The largest collection of Salvador Dalí’s artwork outside of his native Spain was unveiled in January at the new Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla. Built over a two-year period at a cost of $36...
Opulence and effortless speed are lovely, but the real charm of owning a fine motorcar is its supreme exclusivity. And yet, in some neighborhoods, even the most extraordinary vehicles can start to...
Chef Daniel Boulud will host his 14th annual Sunday supper to benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels on March 6 at Daniel on Park Avenue and 65th Street in New York. Boulud and guest Chef Gérald Passédat of Le...
Allied Marine, distributor for Ferretti Group brands in North America, opened its sixth storefront on the Brown & Howard Wharf in Newport, R.I., in January. Open year-round, the new location...
The French luxury house Van Cleef & Arpels is being recognized for its contributions to the history of jewelry, fashion, and art at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York with an expansive exhibit...
Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa Valley will unveil its two newly refurbished 18-hole PGA championship Robert Trent Jones Jr.–designed golf courses in April. The 6,685-yard South Course has more...

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