New & Noteworthy

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...
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...
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...
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...
On October 19, the Four Seasons opened a location in the heart of Denver’s art and business district. The hotel has 239 rooms and suites as well as 102 private residential units that are decorated in...
Hot on the heels of the August launch of Nobiskrug’s Jamaica Bay, the sublime 223-foot (68-meter) Sycara V debuted to the world at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. Its sturdy exterior houses an...
From its unconventional split-lid box with side hinge to its dual-toned wrapper—in addition to having its band on the opposite end from where one would expect it to be—the La Gloria Cubana Artesanos...
Ever since George Esquivel launched his signature footwear label more than a decade ago, the Orange County, California–based bespoke shoemaker has crafted everything from exotic-skin brogues with...
Germany’s Extra Aircraft is best known in the U.S. for high-end aerobatic sport planes, but the company is trying to change that with a ramped-up effort to market its six-seat Spirit 500 turboprop in...
It is customary for businesses to celebrate milestones in intervals of 5 or 10 years, but for Craig Leavitt, Stephen Weaver, and Len Revelli, the 33rd anniversary of their design firm, LeavittWeaver...
The Nobu empire is once again extending its reach, this time into the landlocked recesses of Central Europe. The newly opened Nobu Budapest marks celebrity chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s 22nd eponymous...
The Waikiki Edition, which opens October 15 in Honolulu, is hotelier Ian Schrager’s first venture with Marriott International. Artist and surfer Herbie Fletcher designed the hotel’s reception decor,...
Daniel Hellman and Eric Chang launched their signature custom-furniture line four years ago with the singular elegant and innovative Z pedestal table that won them numerous accolades and a...

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