New & Noteworthy

Amid the spectacle and dazzle of the 2,200-room, $1.9 billion Galaxy Macau’s grand opening in September, an exclusive enclave debuted discreetly in the megaresort development’s South Tower. The 256-...
1965 Lamborghini 3500 GTZ When Lamborghini came on the scene with its first V-12 GT, in 1964, the car wore an elegant—if eccentric—Superleggera body designed by Milan’s Carrozzeria Touring. Soon...
Photography by David Roemer. Styling by Christopher Campbell. Formal attire once meant strictly black tailcoats—no exceptions—until one memorable evening in October 1886, when a few rebels attending...
The best way to see Vancouver is from the back of Jim Dudley’s Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Dudley, the former general manager of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, serves as a chauffeur, impromptu...
A plucky Birmingham, Ala., upstart is on track to deliver the next great American sport touring motorcycle. Engineered with assistance from automotive speed shop Pratt & Miller, the Motus MST and...
The escort swipes his security card past the magnet, and the door opens. Then a second secured door, and a third. At last, we arrive in a small salon in the inner sanctum of Christie’s New York,...
Valmont consultant agnès teffaud stares intently at what appear to be aerial photographs of a barren desert landscape. Studying the dry cracks and fissures running this way and that among dunes and...
Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s aphorism "Less is more" certainly applies to the Ferrari 458 Spider ( www.ferrari.com ), which is scheduled to arrive in North America early next year. The Spider...
A few tickets are still left for the maiden world cruise of Seabourn Quest , the newest addition to the Seabourn Cruise Line fleet. This 225-suite cruise ship—which features four dining venues, six...
Across the Douro River from the medieval heart of Porto, the Vila Nova de Gaia neighborhood houses a dozen warehouse-like port lodges along the waterfront. Installed during the 1700s, the lodges have...
A final set of admonishments prompted the expected groans of displeasure as we prepared to drive Lamborghini’s latest and maybe last versions of the Gallardo on the track at New York’s Monticello...
It is an hour before midnight, and a large crescent moon has risen above San Miguel de Allende. The clangs of a church bell mark the hour, but silence soon returns to the Mexican city’s historic core...
Former fire-breathing street performer Guy Laliberté transformed the age-old circus with Cirque du Soleil, the imaginative and artistic entertainment troupe he cofounded in 1984. The Canadian...
Véronique Drouhin knew she had discovered a special place when, in July 1987, she first crested the remote Oregon hillside that would become home to one of the most respected vineyards in the New...
A 100-acre speck in Spain’s Balearic Islands, Tagomago is arguably the Mediterranean’s most exclusive exclusive-use rental. The island retreat, set a half mile off the east coast of Ibiza, opened to...
For most amateur golfers, putter customization used to involve only the minute adjustments that some manufacturers make to the length and lie of their off-the-shelf models. However, London-based...
If the taste of a whisky literally reflected the topography of the place where it was made, then one would expect a dram of Laphroaig to be lean, even austere. The south coast of Islay, after all, is...
Though just two miles off Mozambique’s northeastern coast, Vamizi Island seems a wild and secluded sanctuary. Even the civil war that devastated the rest of the country by the early 1990s never made...
Renowned London-based shirt-maker Thomas Pink has added a collection of suits to its offerings this season. After nearly 30 years of specializing in shirts, the retailer decided it was time to offer...
St. Regis is celebrating the holiday season with hands-on baking classes led by renowned pastry chefs at two of its East Coast locations. Located only two blocks from the White House and dating back...
Now in its 25th year, the Pro Am Regatta at the British Virgin Islands’ Bitter End Yacht Club hits the waves October 30 through November 5. As the only major pro-am yacht regatta in the world, the...
After a three-year renovation, the historic Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan resort, located on the banks of Egypt’s Nile River, reopened on October 1. The more than 100-year-old property now has...
When the latest iteration of Audi ’s A8 debuted for 2011, it presented a stupefying blend of artful design, cutting-edge technology, and business-class luxury. The standard A8 4.2 and the quick-to-...
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City is revealing an intimate view of 20th-century artists such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Max Ernst, and Jeff Koons at its new exhibit, Picasso...
French luxury-goods house Hermès is having fun with some of its discarded and excess materials from the workshop by giving them to various artists to create a series of one-of-a-kind handcrafted...
Rosewood Hotels & Resortsis offering a golfers’ getaway package that includes three nights’ accommodations at its expansive Bermuda resort, Rosewood Tucker’s Point, and a round of golf each at...
Highland Park , the northernmost distillery in Scotland, recently unveiled its oldest and most expensive whisky to date, the unparalleled Highland Park 50 Year Old ($17,500), a vatting (combining) of...
Perched approximately 3,000 feet above sea level, the Golden Eagle Tree House—the secluded one-bedroom suite , overlooking the Dan River Gorge (from $425 per night)—is the latest addition to the...
The world of MotoGP racing is a richly funded, high-stakes microcosm where the best of the best do battle on million-dollar machines. But the Grand Prix world stage isn’t entirely inaccessible...
Among aficionados of performance automobiles, the emergence of gasoline-electric hybrids and pure-electric vehicles was met with genuine concern: Would the quest for fuel efficiency and environmental...

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