New & Noteworthy

With a length of 34 feet, the Atlantis 34 is the smallest model to date from Atlantis Yachts, but what the new boat lacks in size it makes up for in sportiness. The Atlantis 34 echoes elements of the...
The new Waldorf Astoria in Berlin combines the city’s stylish Art Deco influence with contemporary design in a property that reflects the personality of Germany’s most important city. The hotel has...
The Heidsieck name has been intimately associated with Champagne since 1785, when Florens-Louis Heidsieck established Heidsieck & Co. in Reims. Champagne Charles Heidsieck was founded in 1851 by...
The French jeweler Van Cleef and Arpels has reimagined one of its signature 1970s designs—a wooden bangle with gold plates—in the Croire à la Chance bracelets, whose name means “to believe in luck.”...
Great beans bring out the best in any coffee maker. And Tonx, a Los Angeles–based subscription service, will keep coffee lovers supplied every other week with a 12-ounce bag of extraordinarily fresh...
Since its model-year 2009 debut, Jaguar ’s sensuous XF sedan has emerged as one of the British automaker’s greatest hits, with a lineup that has expanded to include a turbocharged 4-cylinder model,...
The Brazilian furniture and art gallery Espasso has moved into the tableware arena with its new accessories collection. Harnessing the talents of some of the country’s most important designers,...
Aside from the warm weather, another reason to visit Florida in February is the seventh annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance . This year the three-day event, which takes place February 22–24 at the...
Mahesh Patel is a man on a mission. He began by savoring and collecting the world’s rarest single-malt whiskies, and a few years ago he realized that other like-minded aficionados would also welcome...
Kempinski Hotels opened its first property in Kenya last month, on the vast Olare Orok wildlife conservancy. The all-inclusive Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara (from $435 per night) can accommodate...
There are only 12 spots available for racecar enthusiasts who want to participate in the Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp , being held in Las Vegas from March 10 to 13. At $10,500 per person, the...
Few properties in California’s Napa Valley boast as impressive a succession of winemaking alumni as Vineyard 29, which Teresa Norton and Tom Paine established in 1989 on 3 acres located just...
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is cruel and unusual automotive punishment: a full day of nonstop, flat-out, mechanically tortuous, physically exhausting, sometimes fatal, always high-risk road racing. It’s...
In the hell-blasts and volcanic glare of Midwestern furnaces, the modern mass-produced automobile was born. Into gigantic structures in which whole city blocks could be spaciously laid out, the raw...
Two of Northern California’s top destinations— Meadowood Napa Valley and the Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley—have created a special Wintering in Wine Countries package that gives...
Since it debuted in September 2009 and wafted into U.S. showrooms midway through 2010, the Rolls-Royce Ghost has outsold the brand’s flagship Phantom (available in a standard sedan, long-wheelbase...
Zero George is a charming new boutique hotel that opened in Charleston, S.C., last month. The hotel’s 18 rooms and suites occupy four beautifully restored residences in the city’s historic...
During the 17th century, Peruvians became some of the first people to distill grapes in the Americas. As a result, the grape brandy pisco was born, its name derived from the Port of Pisco whence it...
In celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas is hosting a three-day culinary event (February 14 to 16) that showcases the cuisine and historic service from the Diaoyutai...
The well-known scotch brand Johnnie Walker has opened a four-story club in Beijing where its devoted patrons can taste and purchase rare whiskies, participate in blending sessions, host private...
During the second week of January, the technology world converged in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), now in its 45th year. The 2013 show set a record in terms of exhibition space,...
The only thing worse than going to a trade convention in Las Vegas is the indignity of flying a commercial airline to get there. The litany of horrors includes airport parking, TSA groping, an...
Serendipity played its part in the evolution of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. The first happy accident occurred in 1969, when founder Warren Winiarski met Nathan Fay, the first grower to plant Cabernet...
When the Swatch Group announced its acquisition of Harry Winston in mid-January, it came as a surprise to most industry insiders, and the move may have important consequences for collectors who have...
Although the tourbillon has been housed in many forms in recent years, Ralph Lauren is the first company to adapt the mechanical watch complication to a style that might be described as “American...
All the traditional decorative arts in watchmaking—engraving, guillochage, enameling, and jeweling—have been mixed together freely since the birth of the craft. In fact, it was during this early...
A main-street fixture for 123 years, Hotel Jerome has been a hub of Aspen’s social scene since the 19th-century mining days. This winter—after joining Auberge Resorts and closing for a four-and-a-...
"Bruno Moinard’s a magician," says Sabina Belli, a former general manager of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, "just look at this!" We are à table in the dining room of Hôtel du Marc, the Champagne house’s...
The designer Franco Eyramian’s buffalo-horn sunglasses (top, $3,500; middle and bottom, $5,500 each) lend polish to even the most casual beachwear. Featuring dramatic architectural lines that hark...
At 120 feet, the semicustom Canados 120 ( www.canados.com ) is the largest yacht from the 60-plus-year-old Italian shipyard. Canados delivered the first example last year to a Russian owner who...

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