New & Noteworthy

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...
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...
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...
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...
“I like to see evidence that things have come from the earth,” says 42-year-old jewelry designer Geoffrey Good, a native Virginian who produces jewelry in his Brooklyn, New York, workshop. “There’s a...
Known as one the of the premier private beach getaways, the 1,400-acre Mustique island in the Grenadines has unveiled nine new villas just in time for the winter travel season. The new villas range...
From a speed standpoint, the $91,220 Dodge Viper SRT10 is no slouch: 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds and a terminal velocity in the vicinity of 200 mph. But despite its world-class performance...
Oceanfast has been building motoryachts for 25 years, and its new 48-meter series yacht is a fresh departure for the Australian shipyard. Launched in June, the 131-foot yacht was designed for reduced...
There used to be an adage that you could not age a barrel of bourbon longer than nine years. The belief was that the spirits would become “woody” from the charred white oak barrels, which by law,...
Twenty years after he opened Aureole, his first restaurant, culinary impresario Charlie Palmer decided it needed a makeover. No mere facelift for the revered Aureole: It has a completely new look--...
Nonstop flights in the long-range Falcon 7X can last up to 13 hours, so a comfortable interior is vital. Buyers now can choose a fresh new look from BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Subtle curves, designer...
Artisan shoe maker and race car enthusiast Gianni Mostile steered men’s footwear in a whole new direction in 1963 when he patented his soft leather driving moccasin with soles constructed entirely...
Many people have grown accustomed to storing all of their media—music, movies, etc.—on computers. But computers hardly have a reputation for user-friendliness. The new Sunfire Theater Grand Media...
Tel Aviv-based furniture designer Arik Ben Simhon used the sporting world for inspiration in his latest collection of upholstery and furniture pieces, which feature plush couches meant to resemble...
Diamond in the Rough, known for pioneering the use of rough diamonds in fine jewelry, has unveiled a collection of engagement rings and anniversary bands for fall. Unlike the standard sparkling...

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