New & Noteworthy

Delta is one of a few U.S. yacht builders that ranks with the most respected shipyards in Europe. Over the last two decades, the Seattle yard has built a succession of oceangoing vessels that have...
Many men will attest that getting a haircut can be a real buzz-kill. But, the dapper Frenchman Martial Vivot is making it a luxurious experience in New York. His year-old Martial Vivot Salon Pour...
Guy Regal, a neoclassical furniture dealer, has joined forces with Newel, a decorative antiques house, to create the newly unveiled Guy Regal Ltd /Newel gallery, an expansive three-floor gallery on...
The newly unveiled Star of Africa collection features sapphire crystal dome rings filled with floating diamonds, which appear like snowflakes in a snow globe. The inventive design was created by...
Most gasoline-electric hybrids are all about fuel economy, cars that resolutely eschew any notion of driving pleasure for the intangible satisfaction of big MPGs. That’s not so much the case with the...
Beijing may be better known for tea than wine, but Amanresorts would like to change that. On November 13, the Aman at Summer Palace will host the first Aman Beijing Wine Classic, a weekend that...
Is it a cruiser, a tourer, or both? The 2010 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible doesn’t comply with strictly ordered motorcycle taxonomy. Rather, it alternates facets of its personality through...
Rather than dedicate itself to producing complicated technical movements that hide inside the case, watch newcomer Nubeo seeks to create highly complex and imaginative cases that make an impactful...
Jaime Hayon, the barely-30-year-old, Spanish designer of the moment who has a prankster’s irreverence for high style, has created a collection for Baccarat. After putting his stamp on products for...
Known for its practical, well-made luggage and business accessories, Tumi is venturing into exotic territory with a collection of special-order alligator accessories. The super-slim Windsor Envelope...
If you have ever wanted to view one of the greatest watchmaking enigmas of all time, you will have your opportunity this month at the Breguet boutiques in Beverly Hills and New York City. In 1783,...
Pen maker Caran d’Ache has introduced a collection of limited-edition writing instruments dedicated to men. Defined by dark ebony details set with geometric patterns, the Varius Link Series 1 offers...
If you’re seeking stylish ambiance and a star-studded New York social scene along with great cuisine, check out the Standard Grill, the latest dining venture to open in New York’s flourishing...
The Solar Impulse project, based in Switzerland, aims to build a solar-powered airplane capable of a round-the-world flight. In June, the team unveiled its first flying prototype, a lightweight...
Johnnie Walker Black Label is celebrating its 100th anniversary this fall in true style: a limited-edition collector’s bottle will commemorate the brand’s history of quality and innovation. The 12-...
Last year, Lyle and Umbach introduced the Peregrine collection, which excelled in its array of small occasional tables swathed in all manner of luxe materials, including snakeskin, shagreen,...
When jeweler Liv Ballard started showing drawings of her designs to Italian goldsmiths, most of them scoffed outright, considering them too extravagant to be commercially viable. But Ballard was...
Shorn of bodywork and clad with angular, armor-like skin, Ducati’s new Streetfighter looks like a hard-edged menace to two-wheeled society. But creased styling tells only half of this bike’s story...
To think of the 911 as a single model in Porsche’s scintillating range of sporting vehicles would be a pretty egregious understatement. At last count, there were more than a dozen variations of this...
A few years ago, Patek Philippe resurrected its mod Nautilus for men to mark the 30th anniversary of the brand’s signature sport model. This year, Patek reinterprets the design for women who want an...
The grumble of construction trucks drowns out the rumble of surf on the oceanfront 17th hole at the Punta Mita Club de Golf’s new Bahia course. The racket detracts from this otherwise serene setting...
Head to any ski mountain and you will find demo stations tempting you to take a brand-new pair of skis out for a spin. Ski shops also encourage test-drives of their inventory—which is neatly...
Ferrari fires up its ultra-powerful 458 Italia. The Ferrari 458 Italia will be the next prancing horse to leave the Maranello stable. This replacement for the mid-engine F430 will feature an ultra-...
A host of soothing spots for medical, massage, Ayurvedic, water, and wine treatments. MEDICAL Canyon Ranch, Lenox, Mass. The Executive Health Program typically begins with a 90-minute physical...
Interior-design trailblazer Stephanie Odegard is known for reinventing the traditional Tibetan rug for the modern era and, in so doing, began a lifelong commitment to reviving the local artisanal...
Honolulu’s Kahala Hotel and Resort has just undergone a two-year, $52-million renovation that includes refurbished beachfront suites and an upgraded spa, all in time to herald in the hotel’s 45th...
French antiques dealers Bernard and Benjamin Steinitz have unveiled a new four-floor gallery exhibition space opposite the Bristol Hotel at 77 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré. The father-and-son team is...
It stands to reason that the world’s oldest rum maker would make one of the world’s oldest rums. Mount Gay 1703 Old Cask Selection ($100) is the most elegant rum ever produced by this Barbados...
Project Phoenix, based in Montreal and Dubai, provides an alternative for buyers who are frustrated in their search for a new jet at the right price with quick delivery. The company buys up used...
In the 1930s, Alfred Dunhill’s sleek lighters and cigarette cases and Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso watches embodied the rectilinear moderne aesthetic that defined the Art Deco design movement. This...

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