New & Noteworthy

Debuting at September’s Cannes Boat Show, the Delfino 93 relaunched Italian yachtbuilder Benetti’s Delfino line, a throwback to the sixties. The 1969 Genoa Trade Fair initially acted as stage to the...
On October 20, Christie’s will offer the BVLGARI Blue, a 10.95-carat triangular-cut fancy vivid blue diamond set alongside a 9.87-carat white diamond in a ring, and it’s likely to make auction...
New York’s Pace Gallery, once again independent after its April split from longtime partner the Wildenstein Gallery, reflects upon its past and reaffirms its future with 50 Years at Pace, a multi-...
Under a patch of land in the remote wilderness of Western Australia, geologic conditions produced just the right amount of nitrogen and heat to create pure and exceptionally clear yellow diamonds...
My approach shot to the 15th hole at Mayakoba’s El Camaleón course has caught the greenside bunker. It is not my first time in the sand today. I have been struggling, and now I need to get up and...
When selecting a pro-am tournament, you should consider the obvious (quality of course, strength of field) and the not-so obvious (three rather than four amateurs per pro, walking and caddies, tee...
Gianni Versace’s lavish Casa Casuarina in South Beach, Florida, has been reborn again under the auspices of Miami restaurateur and events visionary Barton G. Weiss. The Villa By Barton G. reclaims...
With new-model offerings in the four-door coupe segment from nearly every luxury automaker this year, this relatively new automotive market share appears to be bursting at the seams. Now Audi has...
Longtime friends Andrew Butterfield, a lauded art dealer, and Fabrizio Moretti, owner of Moretti Fine Art , share the desire to bring Italian sculpture to the public’s attention. The two have teamed...
The new 900LX replaces the 900EX in Dassault’s line of Falcon business jets, offering the same quiet and spacious cabin—almost 40 feet long—as the EX, but with expanded range. The 900LX can fly...
For nearly two decades Tracy Glover has been turning out kaleidoscopic Venetian-glass masterpieces in the form of light fixtures, vases, curtain rods, and other decorative accessories for private...
Most of us think of Italy’s Tuscany as a place to indulge our appetites with abandon, but at Castel Monastero near Sienna, delicious food is not at odds with health and wellness. This season, the...
Two short years after the original Bugatti Veyron shocked the world with a groundbreaking 254-mph top speed (and its 1,001 horsepower quad-turbocharged W-16 engine), a boutique super-car builder in...
Most of us think of Italy’s Tuscany as a place to indulge our appetites with abandon, but at Castel Monastero near Sienna, delicious food is not at odds with health and wellness. This season, the...
Cuban-born, Florida-based tailor Ike Behar is well-known for his luxurious men’s dress shirts, particularly the brand’s upscale, Miami-made bespoke collection of featherweight sea island cottons...
The Regen ReVerb may be the only iPod speaker system that can play at party levels without consuming a penny’s worth of electricity. A photovoltaic panel on the back of the $2,299 ReVerb charges the...
Yachting journalists are often asked which charter yachts offer up the most equitable staterooms for those couples or families wanting to vacation with another group. Sailing with others on a yacht...
The Avo LE 10 is one of the most symbolic cigars ever produced by Henke Kelner’s famous Tabadom factory in the Dominican Republic. The cigar is named for musician and cigar impresario Avo Uvezian, LE...
Those familiar with the Porsche brand know that the letters “RS” are strictly reserved for the most extreme iteration of a specific model line. The Porsche GT3 RS, for instance, is just shy of...
In the midst of the economic conflagration of 2008, financial-services giant Lehman Brothers filed the largest bankruptcy in United States history. However, as is often the case, one’s loss can be...
For nearly a century, the ethereal butterfly has served as a source of inspiration for Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry . With more than 200,000 butterfly varieties in a range of artistic forms and...
As a tribute to pop artist Andy Warhol , Dom Pérignon has collaborated with the Andy Warhol Foundation and the Design Laboratory at London’s Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design to...
Adding a pizza oven to your existing outdoor kitchen used to be a cumbersome, costly initiative involving construction plans, land-use permits, and a reliable building contractor. However with the...
One of the highlights of the Kunsthaus Zürich museum’s centenary year is “Picasso” (October 15, 2010–January 31, 2011), an homage to the museum’s groundbreaking 1932 Picasso exhibition, which was the...
You may not have noticed, but the CLK model no longer exists in Mercedes-Benz’s lineup of cars. The luxury automaker was rather sly about rolling out the all-new E350 ($56,850) and E550 cabriolet ($...
On September 1, the Oitavos, a five-star luxury hotel and spa, opened outside of Lisbon within the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park along the Atlantic coastline. The main attractions at the 142-room hotel...
A stunning Riva Aquariva will be unveiled at the Gagosian Gallery on West 21st Street in Manhattan on September 14 and will remain on display through October 16. Unlike the gleaming Rivas launched...
The problem with the minuscule depth of TVs from today’s leading manufacturers—the profile of Samsung’s new top-of-the-line Series 9 LED-backlit models measures less than one-third of an inch—is that...
Private jets are a great way to travel, and now a new offer for British Airways customers makes it easier to access the CitationAir fleet in North America and the Caribbean. The PrivateConnect...
The Setai Club & Spa , which opened in New York’s Financial District earlier this year, caters to busy Wall Street executives with personalized services like the Power Hour, a 45-minute circuit-...

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