New & Noteworthy

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...
Fine jewelry is fashioned from precious gold, diamonds, rubies, and emeralds—extremely limited...
Slipping into a custom-made suit is simply the sine qua non of dressing sensations—a thrill that...
Brioni’s experimentation with jacket design dates to the 1950s, when it introduced the Ordine...
Umberto Angeloni went to a lot of trouble and great expense to express his views on how important...
The Milanese Maestro In 1977, Giorgio Armani paraded down a Milan fashion runway his version of a...
Before Giorgio Armani, the phrase men’s fashion was an oxymoron. Or rather, with all due respect...
The Phantom does not represent the first time that a Rolls-Royce designer took a risk. Just over 30...
Although he worked on a number of projects for BMW, Mini, MG, and Land Rover during his 15-year...
On A Roll From The Beginning Growing up in the 1960s in Tuscany’s Lucca valley, a center of Italy’s...
Ettore Bugatti continues to be considered one of the world’s great engineering artists. His...

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