New & Noteworthy

British firm Deakin & Francis offers hundreds of cuff links designs to satisfy any businessman’s hobby, sense of humor, or style. While it makes a broad range of classic designs in gold,...
Since 1996, the X model has topped Cessna’s line of Citation jets, holding the “fastest civilian aircraft” title with speeds of more than 600 mph. Now it’s getting a makeover: Cessna is adding 15...
For its bold new eyewear collection, German automaker Maybach turned to IVKO, another Teutonic brand, to handcraft shades worthy of its über-luxe vehicles. Emulating the posh interiors of Maybach...
French designer Hervé van der Straeten, known for exceptionally crafted nature-inspired furniture, accessories, and jewelry, has just released several new bronze designs that will be represented...
Prada’s reputation for housing its collections in inventive, high-impact architectural settings is almost as notable as the Italian brand’s innovative and technically advanced clothing and footwear...
Chef Daniel Boulud will host his annual Fall Game Dinner on November 18 at his restaurant Daniel in New York. The proceeds will benefit the Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation, an organization that helps...
The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena, California, was awarded three stars in Michelin’s 5th annual San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Restaurant Guide 2011. It is a distinction held by...
The best winemakers invariably say that great wine is grown, not made. Yet with certain vintages, nature requires assistance, as in 2008, when dry spring conditions in Napa Valley, California,...
Vineyard 29, the St. Helena, California, winery, is bringing the wine-tasting and food-pairing experience to your home with its new service, On the Road. Vineyard 29’s director of hospitality and...
Salvatore Ferragamo has long had a reputation for turning out sophisticated men’s dress shoes made from high-quality leather and skins. This season, the Italian luxury brand is showing its softer...
Fresh from its retrospective exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum in New York, Rodarte, the high-profile fashion house of sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, is extending its runway into the...
Wine writers have hailed 2005 as one of the best vintages of French Bordeaux in decades, if not longer. After maturing such exceptional wine, the 200-year-old oak casks used to age Château Latour...
The St. Regis group added its 21st property with the opening of the St. Regis Bahía Beach in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, on November 4. Located 25 miles east of San Juan, the 483-acre beachfront resort...
The Setai Fifth Avenue, a 60-story hotel and residential condominium managed by Capella Hotels and Resorts, officially opens November 5 in New York City. Located on Fifth Avenue and 36th Street just...
Scheduled to reopen November 12 after a two-year renovation, the GoldenEye Hotel and Resort in Oracabessa, Jamaica, was originally the Caribbean hideaway of world-renowned author Ian Fleming, best...
After nearly a decade-long restoration, the Falaknuma Palace opened as a Taj hotel in Hyderabad, India, on November 1. Built in 1884, Taj Falaknuma Palace (Falaknuma translates to “Mirror of the Sky...
For the past two years, exceptional-quality colored diamonds have been breaking auction records, thus there are great expectations for the rare 24.78-carat fancy intense pink diamond that Sotheby’s...
The debut of the original Bentley Continental GT in 2003 breathed new life into the otherwise antiquated British marque. At the time, Bentley was selling only about 1,000 models annually, but—due in...
While David Schottenstein was away at boarding school in Venice, Italy, he spent his free time frequenting stores like Giorgio Armani and Ermenegildo Zegna, where he cultivated his love for fine...
Baseball fans can acquire important memorabilia from a legendary game: Game 1 of the 1988 World Series when the Dodgers were trailing the Oakland A’s and an injured Kirk Gibson was called on to pinch...
The Feadship group escorted another beauty out of its De Vries shed in early October. The 207-foot (63-meter) Lady Britt wowed the crowd with its quintessential Feadship finesse. But one thing sets...
On November 9, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction showcases two iconic works of pop art from two of the masters of the genre, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Painted during the nascent...
October is white truffle time at New York’s SD26 . Every autumn for the past 22 years, the restaurant’s truffle hunter collects the best specimens in the Alba and Piedmont regions of northern Italy,...
For nearly a year, images of a camouflaged supercar have appeared on virtually every automotive-enthusiast site with all signs pointing to the highly anticipated Murciélago successor: the Lamborghini...
Pilots looking for a unique challenge now can purchase a $10,000 annual membership in the Pacific Prowler Command in Fort Worth, Texas, and gain access to a fleet of rare vintage warbirds. The...
With its parent company Richemont’s acquisition of Geneva manufacture Roger Dubuis in 2008, Cartier leveraged the facility’s location by adding workshops that enabled the Paris brand to attain the...
The Castello di Vicarello , a 12th-century medieval castle in Italy’s Tuscany region that has been transformed into a seven-suite hotel, is offering its entire property for rent the week of November...
Can the American market sustain yet another purveyor of luxury kitchens? Based on its experience catering to high-end real estate developers, GD Cucine, the Treviso, Italy-based firm established in...
Brazilian jeweler H. Stern, known for its colorful gemstone pieces, has collaborated with legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer on a collection of jewelry that reflects the artist’s curvaceous...
The BMW X6 M might just be the most misunderstood vehicle on the road today. Judges at last year’s Robb Report Car of the Year event placed the high-performance sports-activity coupe (as BMW refers...

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