New & Noteworthy

When a 316.15-carat diamond was discovered in 2005 at De Beers’ Venetia mine, it was christened the Ponahalo (a Sotho word that means vision ) by Jonathan Oppenheimer, head of the chairman’s office...
Antiquorum will offer more than 400 rare and historically important timepieces at an auction held October 16 in New York?including a 1930 yellow gold Longines wristwatch owned by Albert Einstein (...
Herb and Norma Fink were a pioneering power couple back in 1969 when they were among the first to open a luxury retail store, Theodore, on the then-sleepy Rodeo Drive. Along with Jerry Magnin, from...
Alain Ducasse, the only chef in the world with three signature restaurants each honored with three Michelin stars, added another line to his résumé with Adour at the St. Regis, Washington, D.C., a...
Cathay Pacific Airways is taking duty-free shopping to new heights with its latest luxury offering. Alongside the standard duty-free premium chocolates, alcohol, and makeup is a vintage glamour...
The Hotel Casa de Sierra Nevada, a boutique Orient-Express Hotel in the city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, draws on its natural surroundings to create a distinct experience at its newly unveiled...
Audio enthusiasts revere electrostatic speakers, even though the rest of humanity seems baffled by these tall but slender creations. The best-known proponent of electrostatic speakers is MartinLogan...
The Club at Spanish Peaks, a private residence community at the foot of Montana’s Big Sky ski resort, is offering 49 new condominium residences in the Lodge, the Club’s most recent development. About...
SieMatic, maker of bespoke luxury kitchens since 1929, opened its first showroom in the Northeast in downtown Boston in early September. The luxurious space, one block from Boston Common, presents...
Haute couture will soon become part of one of the racing world’s most famous luxury yachts: Bespoke yacht broker Weyves Yachts has sealed a partnership with fashion and perfume designer Thierry...
A private aircraft provides efficient transportation for business trips and weekend getaways, but what about a dream trip, like flying to Alaska, South America, or even around the world? The...
On October 29, Sotheby’s and Canada-based RM Auctions will present the second annual Automobiles of London auction at Battersea Park, featuring more than 75 vintage models, including a 1964 Ferrari...
Panerai’s caliber P.2005 is a new take on an old concept. But that doesn’t mean that the latest timepiece to house the caliber, the Luminor 1950 Titanium Tourbillon GMT, is any sort of copycat. The P...
AP Limited Editions combines Japanese and Russian art techniques to create its newest series of artistic fountain pens. The Puppet takes its style from the Japanese Ukiyo-e paintings from the Edo...
Galerie Historismus, in only its second year, has already emerged as one of the world’s top galleries specializing in museum-quality European historical design. In the spirit of that qualification,...
Aulden Cellars and Sotheby’s will hold the first of four wine sales on September 20 in New York featuring 1,361 various-owned lots. It is estimated to generate between $2.3 million and $3.3 million...
The first mainland Chinese debutante at the Crillon Ball in Paris, fine jeweler Bao Bao Wan, is the granddaughter of vice premier Wan Li, the former chairman of Communist China’s National Peoples’...
Alfredo Argiro, the quirky Italian designer of the Avon Celli cashmere collection, had airline baggage restrictions on his mind when he created his innovative Kit Box. The clear Plexiglas box...
Less than a year after Bowmore Distillery’s fourth and final release of Black Bowmore—a $4,500 limited release of 827 bottles, aged for 42 years in oak oloroso casks—the company has announced its...
Photographer Monica Rich Kosann will open her first shop-within-a-shop at Bergdorf Goodman in New York next month, showcasing her vintage-inspired home collection. Kosann and her husband, Rod, began...
Streaming MP3 music from a computer to multiple rooms of your home is easy—except that it requires a computer. Until now. With the Philips Streamium Wireless Music Center, no computer is necessary...
The new 163-foot Casino Royale, unveiled in July, pushed the Christensen shipyard to its limits. “The boat’s owners have thirty-plus years of experience building different yachts,” said Joe Foggia,...
Nothing about the Icon is really groundbreaking?it’s a fairly conventional two-seat light sport aircraft in most ways?but its sleek design and nifty electric folding wings combined with a high-...
Except perhaps to funeral directors, Cadillac is not an automaker known for its station wagons. That may change (a little) with the arrival of the 2010 CTS Sport Wagon, unveiled at this year’s Pebble...
Piaget has created a timepiece set to adapt to every irregularity of our Gregorian calendar, including leap years and daylight savings times, up to the year 2100. The Emperador Coussin Perpetual...
The Four Seasons opened its newest location in a former 15th-century palazzo that once housed Florentine nobility. Located in the heart of Florence, the Four Seasons Firenze has maintained its...
Serpentine is a natural stone that ranges in hue from green to gray to black, and when expertly polished, as in the case of the Serpentine Stone pen from Grayson Tighe, its true and complex character...
Widely known in Geneva and London for its colorful, stylish jewelry designs, Avakian recently opened its first U.S. store in the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. Among its signature designs...
In creating its first new men's fragrance in nearly a decade, Cartier was inspired by its most iconic men’s watch, the Roadster. The Roadster fragrance uses a mineral fougère: a classic fern-based...
From 1909 to 1929, the Ballet Russes (Russian Ballet in French) was celebrated for its landmark collaborations between choreographers, composers, artists, and dancers during the avant-garde period in...

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