New & Noteworthy

When it comes to avian hygiene, the fine-feathered friends on your estate’s grounds could hardly do better than the Audubon Birdbath and Sundial ($6,400). Cast by hand from 110 pounds of silicone...
Rosewood Hotels and Resorts opened its latest location in historic San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, on February 8. It features 67 guestrooms and suites (starting at $295 per room), as well as the...
Built in the late 15th century, the English countryside estate of Ellenborough has long been a playground of the British aristocracy, even serving as the one-time residence of the Earl of...
The Jason Jacques gallery, known as one of the leading resources for period pottery, is hosting his first contemporary ceramist, Gareth Mason, from February 9 through March 9, 2011, at his gallery on...
Embraer started deliveries of its latest executive jet, the Legacy 650, last November, when the first of the fleet joined a charter operation in the United Kingdom. The large-category jet offers the...
Building a faster 458 Italia is no small feat. Out of the box, Ferrari’s mid-engined masterpiece will deliver its occupants to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and press onward past the 200-mph mark. With the...
Apparently it is not enough that Richard Mille watches look different from other watches on the market. Richard Mille owners want their watches to look different from other Richard Milles. The new RM...
Raffles opened its new location on the northeastern tip of Praslin, an island in the Seychelles, on February 1. The resort features 86 villas and six dining options. Amenities include an expansive...
Although experienced yachtsman John Rosatti liked his last boat from Christensen Shipyards, Nice N’ Easy, he took the opportunity on his new, 162-foot vessel from the shipyard, Remember When, to make...
Named for a silver prospector who struck it rich in this high-alpine gulch some 130 years ago, the town of Irwin, Colo., sits in a fortuitous weather pocket for skiers. Storms en route from Utah...
Nic Roldan checked on his female friend shortly after arriving in Argen­tina in mid-November. Actually, she is more than just a friend; she is a business partner and at times a confidant. She can be...
London-based Alfred Dunhill unveiled its newest pen in the Sentryman Explorer series, a design with a cleverly concealed compass and flashlight, along with interchangeable 18-karat gold fountain,...
The prolific Chinese designer Robert Kuo has introduced a slew of new furniture and accessory pieces that continue his mission of marrying 21st-century design with craftsmanship that reflects...
Mandarin Oriental in Munich is offering the Car Package for automobile aficionados to preview, tour, and drive some of the great German brands. The four-day excursion begins with two nights at the...
San Francisco–based music-server expert Olive Media has just begun delivering its new flagship, the 06HD. While Olive has been a respected name in the industry since its founding in 2005, this...
Each year, the family-owned Buffalo Trace Distillery in Franklin County, Kentucky, releases a limited edition Antique Collection of bourbons and rye whiskies, of which the William Larue Weller uncut...
With its latest collections, Idaho-based Rocky Mountain Hardware proves sustainable design needn’t be “granola or earthy” in its approach. Using 90 percent recycled art-grade bronze, the firm’s...
Situated on privately owned Hayman Island, within Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the secluded Hayman Beach Villas offers luxury accommodations and some of the world’s best diving all...
Despite its ongoing predilection for big, beefy Royal Oaks, Audemars Piguet’s legacy in ultrathin watches dates back to 1967, when the brand introduced its automatic Calibre 2120, one of the world’s...
Premium cigar maker Rocky Patel has opened Burn, a cigar bar of unique and innovative style, in Naples, Florida. Located among the upscale boutiques, restaurants, and nightlife hot spots of the...
The Parisian art gallery Les Enluminures is unveiling an exhibit featuring stained-glass art throughout the ages, from February 8 to April 24, 2011. The exhibit “Splendor of Stained Glass from...
From January 26 to February 11, Swiss watchmaker Blancpain will host an exhibition that celebrates its iconic Fifty Fathoms watch, a timepiece commissioned by the French Navy Seals in 1953, and the...
On February 1, Anantara Kihavah Villas opens its secluded retreat in the Republic of the Maldives, a largely untouched, island nation a little more than 400 miles from Sri Lanka. The resort is tucked...
Organizers of the sixth annual Oregon Truffle Festival have announced the menu for the Grand Truffle Dinner, to be served January 29th in Eugene, Oregon. Celebrating what eminent 18th century French...
Quark Expeditions , a leader in cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica (and celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011), has just chartered its first luxury vessel, Sea Spirit , for at least three...
Year after year, Cadillac demonstrates a startling, Benjamin Button–like tendency to age in reverse, transforming from a straitlaced old money marque into a brand that increasingly lights up the eyes...
The impressive collection of art coming across the block at the Sotheby’s Important Old Master and 19th Century Paintings from the Collection of J.E. Safra is made all the more noteworthy when one...
Benoit , Alain Ducasse’s French bistro in midtown Manhattan known for its traditional French bistro fare, debuted a new chef and updated menu in December. Newly appointed executive chef Philippe...
The Washington State–based Westport Yachts added another winner to its flagship 164 series. Built in composite, the semi-displacement trideck motor yacht Boardwalk tastefully carries on the torch...
Matthew Norman’s L’Audacieuse table clock ($14,990) embodies the company’s evolution from a reproducer of traditional carriage and officers’ clocks to a manufacturer of resolutely modern timepieces...

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