New & Noteworthy

Since selling their Nicaraguan and Honduran factories to Scandinavian Tobacco a few years ago, Carlos and Charlie Toraño, the father-and-son team of the Toraño Family Cigar Co., have enjoyed a...
The Florentine firm Baldi, which specializes in transforming precious metals and semiprecious stones into ravishing dream objects, has made the fantasy of bathing in a water-filled quarry a reality...
Contemporary art reaches full flower in the second week of May at the New York branches of Sotheby’s and Christie’s during their marquee spring evening sales. Koons Coup The cover lot for the catalog...
On May 1, RockResorts’ opened Balcones del Atlántico in the ecologically rich village of Las Terrenas, located on the Dominican Republic’s Samaná Peninsula. The resort features 86 two- and three-...
The ability to predict the weather with godlike accuracy began with a single invention: the barometer. In 1643, a student of Galileo discovered that by measuring air pressure one could forecast sun,...
1930 Cord L-29 Phaeton Sedan The Auburn-Cord-duesenberg triumvirate was Errett Lobban Cord’s ambitious attempt to merge three tiers of luxury automobiles. The venture also afforded him his long-...
Where do you go to get that $5,000 handmade Cesare Attolini suit to ensure it is cleaned and pressed without losing its shape or the exceptional finish of its cloth? The dilemma has become so common...
For those who think that hybrid cars are for pragmatic, fuel-sipping performance haters, Porsche would like you to think again. The German manufacturer is even going so far as to race a hybrid-...
For performance-minded Richard Mille , the creation of an ideal golf watch was a matter of finding the right test pilot. And for sheer g-forces there was no better selection than PGA tour prodigy...
New Dehli–based luxury hotel brand the Oberoi Group opened its 12th Indian property in April with the debut of The Oberoi, Gurgaon . Located 30 minutes from the heart of New Dehli, Gurgaon has seen...
From now through the end of June, Elysian Spa & Health Club , located at the Elysian Hotel in Chicago’s lakefront Gold Coast neighborhood, is offering treatments inspired by healing practices...
On May 13 Sotheby’s New York is auctioning the Robert Rubin Collection of African art, which comprises approximately 50 works of art estimated to sell for $4 million total. Collector Robert Rubin...
Despite the fact that the venerable casual furniture company Janus et Cie has produced its own designs since its inception more than 32 years ago, it often has been more recognized for its exclusive...
That could be the question someone might jokingly ask upon first learning of this unusual, individualistic, and hauntingly flavorful vodka from Vermont, which lends credence to the fact that it is...
The Land Rover Range Rover sits at the top of the luxury SUV segment as one of the only vehicles on the road today that offers both a handsomely styled interior and exterior, and bona fide off-road...
Girard-Perregaux has decided that the best way to update its rectangular and iconic Vintage 1945 model was to give it some curves. The roundness, however, is only apparent once you strap the new XXL...
Early May brings the promise of fresh auction records as the New York branches of Sotheby’s and Christie’s unveil highlights from their marquee spring evening sales. This week, Robbreport.com...
Shoe designers Edmundo Castillo and Manuele Bianchi each admit to having more than 500 pairs of footwear—mostly sneakers—taking up space in their respective closets. Still, that didn’t stop either...
The International Culinary Center is offering a Parisian-style baking course, Madeleines & Macaroons, on May 15 ($195) and a 10-hour Tapas Essentials on June 4 and 5 ($675) at its Manhattan...
Serge de Troyer, a Belgian designer based in Miami, has made a name for himself and his eponymous company with furniture handcrafted of fine leathers, parchment, Lucite, shagreen, bone, horn and...
On May 3, The Ritz-Carlton will open a hotel atop the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed International Commerce Center (ICC) in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Occupying the tower’s top 12 floors (106 to 117), The Ritz-...
Nature is an abundant source of inspiration for many jewelry designers, but newcomer Brooke Kanani Sachs takes actual elements from the forest and beach and casts them in 18-karat gold settings with...
For years, Macanudo was synonymous with mildness. If you wanted to buy a box of cigars for a gift, or recommend a brand to a friend, you couldn't go wrong with a Mac—which is why it remains the most...
From April 27 through May 2, Spring Show NYC presents more than 60 art exhibitors at the Park Avenue Armory in celebration of Manhattan’s Art & Antiques Week. Works run the gamut from $2,500 to...
Thirty-five-year-old chef Homaro Cantu is sending traditional Asian cuisine into a tailspin at his new restaurant iNG, which opened in Chicago’s meatpacking district in March. The restaurant’s name...
La Malle, an exquisitely crafted cabinet that will be produced only by special order, is the result of a collaboration of three European design luminaries. Tristan Auer, the man responsible for the...
Despite Audi’s recent efforts with clean-diesel engines in the A3 TDI and Q7 TDI models, the German luxury brand will soon offer a whole new type of alternative power train in the States with the...
On April 15, Dubai-based Jumeirah opens its first resort in the Malidves. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi comprises two distinct communities, one on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll with 22 island villas (priced from...
Clothing makers have been adding shimmer to their designs for years hoping that trace amounts of real gold, silver, or platinum would ultimately translate to green at retail. The latest entry comes...
The unique virtual shipyard Diverse Projects, based out of Auckland, New Zealand, handed over the custom 103-foot (31.5-meter) long-range displacement yacht Black Pearl to its owners at the end of...

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