New & Noteworthy

Butterfield & Robinson has created an extraordinary itinerary for wine lovers that visits some of the world’s oldest and most coveted vineyards along with educational experiences and unrivaled...
Following its dramatic debut in 2009 at the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, the very grand 2011 Bentley Mulsanne is rolling closer to the showroom. Now, Bentley Motors has revealed...
Compact home theater speaker systems suffer a dismal reputation for sound quality, but excellence can hardly be expected from inexpensive plastic boxes. Still, there are many who would enjoy a...
Embraer, the Brazil-based builder of executive jets, now offers an upgraded version of its popular Legacy 600 model, with about an extra 600 miles of range. Priced at $29.5 million, the 650 mates the...
The only thing better than a thorough aesthetic makeover is a vigorous mechanical one, and Kawasaki’s all-new Z1000 ($10,499) has been indulged with both for 2010. While it’s compacted, creased, and...
Audemars Piguet’s Millenary has taken many guises over the years, but the new Millenary Carbon One ($268,100) may be the edgiest yet. Furthering the brand’s emphasis on three-dimensional design, the...
Growing up in India during a time when it was heavily influenced by England, Anit Patel garnered a lifelong passion for all things British, right down to the colorful bow ties that have become his...
Before the flight of courses begins, the truffle butter that accompanies the bread service will endear you to SHO Shaun Hergatt and raise your expectations for the excellent meal to come. Be advised...
Azimut’s Leonardo 100 is an entirely new style of yacht. Italy’s largest yacht builder has incorporated the best of the flybridge and sport yacht exteriors and infused a pied-à-terre philosophy into...
Wine enthusiasts, mark your calendars for March 20: The date marks the Sotheby’s New York sale of the collection of Lloyd Flatt, whose compilation of rare Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne is set to...
Marking its 90th anniversary in business, Italian jeweler Antonini forged a new blackened finish on 18-karat gold finish to create a striking series of limited-edition rings. The Anniversary Dark...
The award-winning Philippine furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue’s inspirations range far and wide—from a crushed Coca-Cola can to a croissant and a tropical rainforest canopy. His latest design, the...
Located in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, the Ocean House, which originally opened in 1868, closed in 2003 after falling into severe disrepair. The aging structure’s significant safety-code concerns would...
Loiminchay , the pen company known for its modern interpretation of ancient Asian culture, has introduced a new design in its Chinese calligraphy-themed writing instruments. Loiminchay’s Calligraphy...
The Flexjet 25 Jet Card program, which allows guests to customize the number of hours and type of aircraft that best meet their needs, has teamed with Olympic sponsor Jet Set Sports to offer a select...
A brutally realistic rendition of the results following an altercation between Lucien Freud and a cab driver, the relatively unknown Self-Portrait with a Black Eye, will be offered at Sotheby’s...
Weight is the enemy of performance. It’s something that Porsche, with some 28,000 racetrack triumphs under its belt, knows better than most. To that end, meet the 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder, the...
In celebration of its 20th anniversary touring Antarctica, Abercrombie & Kent created three extraordinary Antarctic journeys aboard the newly unveiled expedition ship MV Le Boreal . The expansive...
Last month, Richard Mille’s RM 025 Tourbillon Chronograph Diver’s Watch (about $450,000) finally arrived at U.S. dealers, more than a year after it was unveiled to the world. As one would expect,...
In the last three years, Magico has emerged as one of the high-end audio industry’s premier speaker brands. While all of the company’s products combine elegant industrial design and impeccable...
For his company’s first destination resort, Sir Rocco Forte—the British hotelier behind Brown’s in London and the Augustine in Prague—selected a 568-acre site on the rugged southwest coast of Sicily...
David McLay Kidd has proven that he can create remarkable courses in remote places. But the Scottish golf architect—designer of the Bandon Dunes golf course on Oregon’s southern coast—says he was "...
The McLaren F1 is perhaps the most fastidiously engineered automobile of the 20thcentury. Some 100 of these English supercars were made between 1992 and 1998; of these, 65 were road-going versions...
The anticipated Maserati GranTurismo Convertible ( www.maserati.us ) comes to American shores this spring. This Italian supermodel from Modena combines exquisite Pininfarina styling with...
Since acquiring mv agusta for more than $100 million in 2008, Harley-Davidson has helped revitalize the 65-year-old Italian brand. The new 2010 MV Agusta F4 ( www.mvagustausa.com ), which debuted in...
In 1958 Laurance Rockefeller, an early pioneer of ecotourism, opened his Dorado Beach Resort and Club west of San Juan, which, for the first time, made Puerto Rico a recognized tourist destination...
Switzer Performance Innovations (SPI) in Oberlin, Ohio, is different from most aftermarket firms because it is not just a tuner but an intricate research and development lab for high-end performance...
They look like an old pair of shoes your grandfather might have worn and, in fact, that could very well have been the case. That’s because Church’s new Shanghai footwear collection is inspired by...
The 1860s Genuine American Vodka instantly conjures up images of the American West with its embossed, stitched, leather-wrapped bottle emblazoned with its 1860s logo. It’s named after the 1860s...
Is there anything better than looking out over Central Park while sipping a glass of wine and nibbling on prosciutto di Parma and other assorted house-made salumi? Perhaps enjoying all that with an...

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