New & Noteworthy

Few assignments are as enviable as the one that requires some of our staff members to join a select...
Nicolas Hayek did something that every serious watch collector only fantasizes about: He ordered...
With a boast from one of the soon-to-be partners, Joe Janciuras and Fred Balling began their foray...
Tonight’s party in the atrium of New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has not yet begun, and the...
Spring on the savannas of southern Africa arrives with an aromatic flourish, thanks to the bold...
Designing a metal pipe that does not burn a smoker’s hand may not be as challenging as making a 16-...
We have no Circus Maximus today, no chariot races. But we do have the art auction, which—far from...
Although Marcel Bloch never learned to fly, he had a pilot’s passion for the emerging science of...
My relationship with Ducatis began in 1972, when the Austin, Texas, motorcycle dealership where I...
Traveling and making art have much in common: Both require faith that you will get from one point...
Jonathan Oppenheimer, the scion of the De Beers diamond dynasty, is used to addressing negative...
“Try to come early for the heat experiences!” This line jumps out as I read the e-mail confirmation...
Four decades is a long tenure in any position, but in the hospitality industry, such a stint is a...
Sitting at the Long Bar of the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1962, John and Valerie Kent...
For the first time in history, people with the means to do so can go anywhere on Earth—and even...
I’ve always felt that boats represent the wishes, desires, and personalities of the people who...
Design trends, we can argue, speak to their time. In particular, the shapes of our flying machines...
Bill Fischer, founder and president of Fischer Travel Enterprises in New York, advises some of the...
Parisians have a term—les palais, or the palaces—for their city’s finest hotels. Bestowed upon a...
The great scottish poet Robert Burns once wrote that “Freedom an’ whisky gang thegither!” Certainly...
The kitchen staff at Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California both rely on a certain...
Thomas Keller slogged through the brutal, precarious world of the restaurant industry for 20 years...
A pair of pistols, a fortuitous location, and a wee bit of luck all once conspired to transform an...
For more than a century, the gold standard of world wine was the 1855 classification of the First...
As early as the 1300s, attempts were made to classify the vineyards of France according to the...
The first cult wine, presumably, was poured for the first wine cult—that of Bacchus, in Ancient...
For centuries, France has been the undisputed standard bearer in the world of fine wine. But, in...
When I think of cigars, one of the first things that comes to mind is relaxation. In a life like...
Customers wanted Ducati motorcycles in 1995. The products were modern, attractive, fairly priced,...
Jean Schlumberger: Hailed as one of the 20th century’s great artisans, the late Jean Schlumberger...

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