New & Noteworthy

Given that Cary Audio has been building its CAD 211amplifier for 17 years, and that the CAD 211 itself is based on circuit designs dating back to the 1940s, it can safely be called a classic. The...
Three new coastal-community golf courses made their debuts recently in Mexico: Paraiso del Mar: Opened in May, the Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest–designed course at this 1,700-acre residential...
Distilled in 1972 and bottled last January, the Pierre Ferrand Vintage 1972 Cask Strength Cognac (750 ml, $600) is the latest addition to the distillery’s Collection Privée series, featuring the...
It’s got futuristic styling and a striking face, but Honda’s new DN-01 is shockingly approachable at its core. Horizontally swept lines flow from a shark-like nose to a subtly bulbous tail exposing...
Each April, yachting enthusiasts gather for the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, a pageant that rewards not only speed but style. With the annual introduction of a limited-edition Regatta watch, event...
Adrenaline junkies bored by, say, base jumping or running with the bulls in Pamplona—or by Automobili Lamborghini’s standard 640-horsepower Murciélago coupe and roadster—will find much to love in the...
As the HMS Beagle headed for the Galapagos Islands, Charles Darwin wrote two words on the first page of his journal: “I think.” In 1859, a version of that journal became The Origin of Species...
With the prowess to impart rich, creamy, fruity nuances to Scotch whisky during the aging process, Spanish sherry casks have been utilized by whisky producers since the 19th century. But as the sale...
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is inviting its guests to put down roots. The hotel group announced its latest venture, the Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, which offers guests two choices in membership...
It takes a lot of work to make a golf course look like the designer did not do much of anything to the land, and David McLay Kidd is a master of this craft. He has perfected the art with Tetherow (...
The strange beauty of the 27-hole layout at Lübker Golf Resort (+45.38.40.80.00, www.lubker.com ) springs from its combination of the exotic and the familiar, at least for non-Danes. Located near...
Translated from the Dominican Republic’s native Taino language, roco ki means "honoring the land." British golfer and course designer Nick Faldo stayed true to this concept when building his new...
Greg Norman has called Cornerstone Colorado (877.855.7273, www.cornerstonecolorado.com ) the best mountain golf course in the world. His may not be the most objective opinion—Norman designed the...
It was not so much a challenge as it was a dare: Design and build a golf course on a board-flat and barren potato field, leaving right-of-way for the neighbor’s cows, minding a popular pedestrian...
Guests strike a gong and make a wellness wish upon arrival at Six Senses Destination Spa Phuket in Thailand. Those wishes are the raisons d’être of this establishment, which opened last November on...
Situated on 42 acres within the protected Anza-Borrego Desert State Park—150 miles from Los Angeles on the eastern side of San Diego County—the 63-room Borrego Ranch Resort & Spa offers a welcome...
Guests strike a gong and make a wellness wish upon arrival at Six Senses Destination Spa Phuket in Thailand. Those wishes are the raisons d’être of this establishment, which opened last November on...
The Montegrappa Paulo Coelho pen (866.854.1674, www.montegrappa.com ) is a tribute to the acclaimed Brazilian author of The Pilgrimage , a 1987 novel based on his experience walking the approximately...
A fashion devotee, Ernesto Piano appreciates being able to tie various knots — from the conventional four-in-hand and half-Windsor to a full Windsor and the Italian Vismara double knot — in order to...
Travelers arriving via private jet to the U.K. now can book a helicopter shuttle for a quick transfer to the Battersea heliport in central London. PremiAir launched the service in February, serving...
Tamara Comolli, the designer known for her colorful, stylish jewelry, has opened her first freestanding boutique in the center of Southampton, New York’s high-profile shopping scene on Main Street...
If you’ve ever dreamed of channeling Indiana Jones, Ural’s limited-edition Sahara might fulfill a few deep-seated adventure fantasies. Ural cites the European Pustinja model as inspiration, and the...
One of the most coveted watch models among collectors is the highly complicated tourbillon, which was invented in 1801 by Abraham-Louis Breguet as a means to improve the accuracy of timekeeping...
Tiara Yachts has a tradition of using the name Crown Jewel for the first hull it launches in a new series. While the builder is highly respected for its sturdy, meticulously built boats, its earlier...
What to know before you buy or sell in 2009 This is an excerpt from a feature in the April/May issue of Robb Report Vacation Homes. With housing prices dropping across the country and throughout the...
Lalique, the century-old crystal house known for its ornate glass tabletop pieces, is feeling blue this spring. The DayDream Collection is the company’s most technical feat yet, featuring crystal...
Capella Hotels & Resorts’ first North American project recently opened in Telluride, Colorado. Located in the center of the Mountain Village, at an elevation of 9,540 feet and just steps from the...
For chef Anne-Sophie Pic, Michelin stars run in the family. Last year, she received the coveted three-star rating from Michelin’s Red Guide for her family’s restaurant, Maison Pic, in Valence, France...
Perfect Pedigree When building a yacht, making the right choices early in the process can add significant value to your boat. Pedigree is a concept that applies to a royal family or even a...
Cabin comfort can make all the difference in whether you reach your destination jet-lagged or rested and ready for action. Roomy leather seats and stand-up space in which to move around help reduce...

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