New & Noteworthy

For the last 15 years, tucked away in a discreet studio in Orange County, California, George Esquivel has been providing a European-style bespoke men’s shoe service that not only offers customized...
The 41 Super Leggera, the most recent launch from performance builder Outerlimits, reproduces the superior handling and blistering speed of the company’s latest world championship race boat. The...
The American automotive landscape is littered with the broken dreams of aspiring carmakers. As the joke goes, the best way to make a small fortune in the car industry is to start with a large one...
Forty years ago, former racecar driver Carroll Shelby caught wind that General Motors was just weeks away from unveiling a King of the Road edition of the Chevrolet Corvette. "The brochures were...
David McLay Kidd waves his hand toward the beach just beyond the dunes that border the 16th hole at Scotland’s Machrihanish Dunes. "When I was a child we would come down here in the summer, and I...
The Ferrari California ( www.ferrariusa.com ) will not debut officially until October, at the Paris Motor Show, but prospective buyers can add their names now to the soon-to-be-overcrowded waiting...
As he researched this month’s cover story on the Iconic GTR ("American Ideal," page 74), automotive writer Ezra Dyer encountered a few bumps in the road. The 800 hp concept car, which recalls classic...
Italian boating company Riva has teamed with Veuve Clicquot champagne to create champagne travel cases worthy of any excursion at sea. Veuve Clicquot’s prestige cuvée, called La Grande Dame, will...
To commemorate the summer Olympics in Beijing, Omas is introducing the Flight of the Phoenix collection of fountain and rollerball pens. The Chinese phoenix, or fenghuang, a symbol of unity, is...
With tomato season in delicious, full swing, Martini House chef Todd Humphries will pay homage to the fruit with his third annual Tomato Dinner. His inventive menu includes a chilled yellow tomato...
Wall-mounted flat-panel TVs look so sleek, it seems a shame to sully them with additional components. Kaleidescape seems to have had the flat-panel TV aesthetic in mind when it designed the...
Spiraling fuel prices be damned. The colossal Mercedes-Benz G-class utility vehicle rolls defiantly into its 30th year of production with a host of revisions. Largely hand-assembled in Graz, Austria...
Cigar-loving golfers mark your calendars for the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Montecristo Cup Charity Pro-Am heldat Casa de Camposon the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. On December...
Icon Interiors, a boutique furniture showroom in West Hollywood, Calif., is celebrating its fourth anniversary with several new collections from emerging and established designers. Owner Stacey...
Singapore-based Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts will unveil its first western-hemisphere residences in spring 2009 when Banyan Tree Mayakoba opens along the Riviera Maya in Mexico. Fifty U-shaped...
MODO eyewear company has partnered with NetJets private aviation carrier to design a collection of sunglasses specifically with pilots in mind. The lenses reflect and contrast colors at a...
Helicopters are functional machines for point-to-point travel, but now because of a partnership between Eurocopter and the French design house Hermès, a helicopter can be a fashion statement as well...
Swiss watchmaker Corum, the official timepiece supplier for the World Series of Poker (WSOP), is offering players the opportunity to custom order hand-painted dials featuring their winning hand. The...
The Bernard K. Passman gallery on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, known for its artistic use of black coral, unveiled a collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and a series of sculptures made of the...
Maraya, the 164-foot custom motoryacht recently launched by CRN, is a breakthrough design for the Italian shipyard. The steel-hulled yacht has a contemporary, sleek profile with innovative designs...
You may have to look twice to discern the changes to the Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S Coupe and Cabriolet for the 2009 model year; the big news lies beneath the skin. There are new LED driving...
Maxalto, an Italian furniture collection, has opened its first U.S. boutique in the heart of Chicago’s gallery district. Established more than 30 years ago, Maxalto is the more classic division of...
Although vacuum tubes fell out of favor with most audio manufacturers decades ago, enthusiasts still praise them for their warm, natural sound. McIntosh Labs’ MC2301 amplifier is surely the most...
A symbol of Great Britain’s invincible spirit, the bulldog is an iconic element within Dunhill’s repertoire of luxury accessories. It dates back to the turn of the 20th century when the British-based...
No Turkish experience is complete without visiting a traditional bath. While many luxury hotels attempt to provide the Turkish bath experience, the hammams at the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at...
Swedish chef Mathias Dahlgren’s restaurant Matsalen—located within the Grand Hôtel Stockholm—recently received its first Michelin star, less than a year after opening in May 2007. The award came...
The Pershing 64, launched recently in Milan, is the latest nautical fashion statement from an Italian builder known for introducing bold designs to the performance boating segment. The express yacht...
The South Sea pearl company AUTORE transforms the classic gem from the sea into imaginative jewelry creations. Inspired by the Great Barrier Reef, its latest collection brings to life colorful jewel-...
If a South African safari doesn’t satisfy your fervor for the country’s expansive wildlife, African Homesteads is offering the opportunity to own a luxury home within the Phinda Private Game Reserve...
In their goal to develop more comfortable dress footwear, men’s shoemakers began creating leather dress loafers with rubber soles typically found on sport shoes. For fall, Ermenegildo Zegna is taking...

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