New & Noteworthy

Expedition yachts, by definition, have always been about utility rather than style. They are designed to travel in rough seas, cross long distances, and shelter their owners for weeks at a time. In...
Contrast a leisurely jaunt from Paris to Monte Carlo in a modern supercar with the challenges faced in 1951 by Alberto Ascari and Luigi Villoresi while piloting their Ferrari at top speed in the...
Were off-roading enthusiasts to create a Hall of Fame for rugged vehicles, they would surely make the World War II Jeep a first-round inductee. This abiding symbol of U.S. Army mobility did...
Germán González, the longtime master distiller of the cult-favorite Chinaco tequila, has branched out to launch his own tequila brand. Called Tequila Uno (t1), it debuted in North America in November...
Balcones del Atlántico are taking great care to ensure that this resort community, located in the former fishing village of Las Terrenas, remains faithful to its environs inside and out. The group...
Wolf Cinema builds video projectors exclusively for high-end custom home theaters. The $85,000 DCX-1000i occupies the middle position in the company’s line of three projectors. Its 1,000-watt xenon...
This spring, famed chef Daniel Boulud will take his cuisine from New York--where he has lived and created a gastronomic name for himself since 1982--across the pond to London and open Bar Boulud,...
As Infiniti’s most popular model line, the G Series has always been chasing the BMW 3 Series—from sales numbers to performance figures. In fact, when BMW announced that it was building a retractable...
“Hang onto your breakfast,” Les Betchner, the driver/instructor, shouts as the 13-passenger Chevrolet Club approaches the first big turn on the 1.6-mile Bondurant Road Course in Phoenix, forcing a...
Powerful naked bikes have nearly become a two-wheeled cliché, but Aprilia’s Tuono 1000R Factory offers a visually arresting departure from the crowd. From its gold-tone frame to its insectoid...
Fresh out of an extensive, two-year refit at Australia’s Azzura Marine, the 105-foot CMN Necker Belle signed on with the Burgess charter fleet. Originally launched as Lady Barbaretta in 2003, the...
Helicopters may be perceived as a noisy and expensive way to travel, but they can go places that jets can’t--into the hearts of major cities, the tops of mountains, big backyards, and anywhere they...
The Hotel de Charme Les Airelles in Courchevel, France, unveils its latest escape from the cold this winter: a nine-bedroom, five-floor private chalet, located less than 20 feet from the Bellecôte...
When Porsche Design Group set out to introduce a signature sports collection in collaboration with Adidas three years ago, the goal was to build a premium clothing and accessories line with the...
If sales numbers are anything to go by, it is impossible to ignore the popularity of the compact SUV. In fact, nearly every carmaker in the world has something to offer in this growing vehicle...
It is rare that a sizable collection of Pablo Picasso’s work lands in the desert of Southern California, much less one that includes a previously undiscovered piece. But the current exhibition at...
London staple Le Caprice restaurant has christened a second branch in Manhattan’s newly renovated Pierre Hotel. The new space is a sleek, Art Deco vision in black and white; a well-executed...
Without a doubt, Port Ellen is the rarest of Islay malts. Now referred to as a “ghost distillery,” after closing in 1983, the Port Ellen name is kept alive through annual limited releases from its...
Vacheron Constantin recently displayed a selection of vintage watches made exclusively for the American market at its Geneva boutique (and former headquarters), known as the Maison. One of these...
What’s in a firing order? In the case of the 2009 Yamaha R1’s power plant, trickle-down MotoGP technology and a vast transformation of engine character. The revision to the 2009 Yamaha R1’s mill...
For the past four years, New York locals and visitors have watched in anticipation as one of the city’s most famed hotels, The Pierre , underwent a $100 million renovation after its purchase by Taj...
In early October, Feadship’s Koninklijke de Vries shipyard launched the 213-foot (65-meter) hull No. 680. From initial contact to completion, it took the yard three years to produce the twin-screw...
Cirrus Aircraft announced this summer that the nearly 500 buyers who have already reserved a single-engine Vision Personal Jet will pay just $1.39 million to fly it away when the first copies roll...
People looking for very ornate, wedding cake-style Venetian chandeliers “generally don’t come to us,” says Giovanni Corrado, creative director of Mediterraneo, a 17-year-old Murano glass firm that...
Royal Lochnagar Selected Reserve ($210) will soon arrive on American shores, an event eagerly anticipated by ardent Scotch whisky lovers who are based here. The single malt originally gained favor...
Former Central Park South resident San Domenico has reopened as SD26 on East 26th Street facing Madison Square Park, and the location reveals another dimension to the family-owned restaurant. Under...
1938 Delahaye 135 MS The epitome of French style, marques like Talbot-Lago, Bugatti, Delage, and Delahaye embody the best of the Art Deco era’s aesthetic sensibilities. Yet among these, Delahaye...
On December 8, Christie’s London auction house will hold its annual Old Master Prints sale. Prints from the 15th through the 18th centuries will be on the auction block, highlighting pieces from...
THE GIFT Two custom Taylor Guitars crafted from some of the rarest woods in the world. A visit to Taylor Guitars’ factory in Southern California, including round-trip private air transportation plus...
THE GIFT A one-of-a-kind IMAX home theater conceived by designer Theo Kalomirakis in collaboration with IMAX. $1.8 MILLION In a 1989 article, the New York Times described the 10-seat, 1,000-square-...

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