New & Noteworthy

Italian watch company Bertolucci has unveiled a new jeweled timepiece for women this spring, decorated in a kaleidoscope of colors inspired by the Mediterranean coast. The Stria Luce is the latest...
In January, as part of a $46 million renovation of Dallas’ famed Reunion Tower, Wolfgang Puck opened his latest fine-dining restaurant. Named Five Sixty as an homage to the 560-foot-building that...
Most yachtsmen consider a mahogany boat a collector’s item: quaint-looking runabouts that require constant coats of varnish. But Vicem, the Turkish shipyard that has brought a new level of wood to...
Pascal Mahvi, the founder and former owner of nearby Jalousie Plantation Resort and Spa in the Val des Pitons area of St. Lucia, has broken ground on his latest project: The Jalousie Enclave, an...
Who says supercars can’t be green? Poised to fulfill the age-old promise of a car that runs on plain old tap water (well, almost), the Ronn Motor Company has at last unveiled a running prototype of...
Speakers rank among the most derided of home furnishings?loved for their sound but hated for their look. Parrot’s Zikmu audio system is sure to earn greater affection, though. The $1,500 speakers,...
Pens commemorating American heroes are popular among collectors and history buffs. Curtis of Australia recently unveiled its tribute to Abraham Lincoln in its Bicentennial Pen from the Classic...
As most golfers know, getting a tee time at the renowned Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, can be an exercise in patience. Even those who have made the trip to the course and wait in the lottery...
Isaia’s new flagship store on the fashionable Via Pietro Verri in Milan, Italy, offers more than just its stylish Neopolitan menswear. It’s a lifestyle emporium that reflects the personality and...
Davidoff is renowned for its adherence to perfection, which is personified in the limited-edition Reserva 12. Hand rolled in the Dominican Republic, this 5½-x-52 large robusto is blended with five...
Up until now, anyone seeking a de Havilland Twin Otter turboprop airplane, which is renowned for its rugged versatility, would have to purchase a model 20 years or older. Fans of the airplane can now...
Ethereal, the 190-foot sailing superyacht built by Royal Huisman Shipyard, is arguably the greenest yacht on the high seas. Created by Ron Holland Design, it has an advanced hybrid engine that relies...
Designer Vikki Smyth created her Sushi Ushi serving dishes to add artful expression to the dinner table. The Sushi Ushi is a one-inch-thick, clear rectangular acrylic platter that rests upon an...
Motorcyclists have been flocking to three-wheelers for years, but the Can-Am Spyder’s new semiautomatic gearbox hopes to draw a whole new crop of riders to the genre. The SE5 iteration of the Spyder...
The Mexican government has invested $200 million over the past 30 years in the city of Loreto, improving the roads, electricity, water, and even building an international airport. Despite these...
Christian Dior turned to its sister company Swiss watchmaker Zenith, both divisions of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, to create a special movement for its second men’s timepiece. Only 15 pieces...
Robert Tateossian, international traveler and owner of the British-based cuff link brand bearing his name, has assembled a collection of unique designs featuring unusual gems, minerals, and specimens...
It was only a matter of time before the sole Carroll Shelby-licensed builder of Cobra replicas joined forces with one of America’s premier builders of performance engines. The result of that...
Gordon Ramsay has ventured across the Channel to open Gordon Ramsay au Trianon, located in the 199-room Trianon Palace and Spa in Versailles, France. The kitchen is helmed by Simone Zanoni, who was...
Distilled from fresh cane juice, cachaça—the national spirit of Brazil—is naturally sweet and refreshing, making it an ideal base for cocktails. A straightforward, uncomplicated spirit, it is...
If not for the cactus-strewn landscape of Arizona’s Paradise Valley (a residential enclave of Scottsdale) and the famed Camelback Mountain looming nearby, guests of the newly opened InterContinental...
Two Italian luxury brands, known for age-old craftsmanship and up-to-the-minute design and technology, have partnered on a new pen. The Tibaldi for Riva limited-edition collection of writing...
Following in the footsteps of Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo, Rickard Shah has, over the past decade, slowly attracted an A-list Hollywood clientele for its sexy stilettos. Now the Italian footwear...
Electronics company MBL, based in Berlin, with offices in New York City, has created the 101X-Treme speaker, a new system using pulsating spheres that radiate equal amounts of energy at all...
When Piper introduced the Matrix, a big six-seat piston single-engine airplane, just over a year ago, it was greeted with plenty of skepticism?or at best, yawns, from the aviation press. Essentially...
The Whist restaurant at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., launched a creative food-and-wine pairing series that invites more social mingling than traditional seated dinners. Between courses...
To play the Extreme 19th, a bonus hole at South Africa’s new Legend Golf & Safari Resort, you take a helicopter to the peak of a red-hued sandstone mountain. The tee box at the top affords a view...
Ferrari traditionally names its automobiles after members of the Ferrari family and Italian locales: the Dino, the Enzo, the Maranello, and the Modena, for example. The Italian sports car...
With just 77 examples scheduled for production, the Aston Martin One-77 ( www.one-77.com ) might be the most elusive Aston ever. The car’s rarity—and estimated $2 million price—is a function of its...
1959 Ferrari 250 GT California LWB "The client is not always right," Enzo Ferrari once remarked. However, in 1957, when Hollywood, Calif., Ferrari dealer John von Neumann requested that Ferrari build...

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