New & Noteworthy

My golf ball sits deep in the gully, and as I consider my next shot, I hear only water trickling in the creek at my feet and the faint cries of kestrels, which soar in the sky above me as they look...
Courvoisier’s J.S. Succession, created to mark the bicentennial of Napoleon’s crowning as the Emperor of France on December 2, 1804, is still fighting customs to become available in the U.S. To date...
Audi’s new A5 and S5 make it hard not to stare. Sensational from any angle, these new coupes from Ingolstadt, Germany, possess a sort of urbanity and easy charisma that is positively magnetic. We...
Auberge Resorts, whose properties include Auberge du Soleil in Napa and Esperanza Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, brought its signature quiet luxury to the Southwest when it opened Encantado resort...
The Landings St. Lucia, a 19-acre resort that opened last year, will offer 65 full-ownership residences this October as part of the resort’s second building phase. The one-, two-, and three-bedroom...
The King of Thailand’s own craftsmen spend at least six weeks hand-cutting, sanding, and inlaying 5,000-plus pieces of luminous mother-of-pearl into intricate designs for Manop Rachote’s limited-...
Chef Hélène Darroze, whose eponymous Left Bank restaurant recently received its second Michelin star, has opened a bistro in London’s newly renovated Connaught hotel. Hélène Darroze at the Connaught...
When it comes to photography, Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad is the alpha and the omega. Originally established in the mid-19th century during the early developmental stages of the camera...
Twelve years ago, when Marc Jacobs applied for the position of artistic director at Louis Vuitton, he created a design for a line of simple black, white, and gold watches as part of his submission...
Each year, Montblanc pays homage to a renowned art patron from the past with a specially designed limited-edition pen. This year, the German pen maker immortalizes François I, crowned King of France...
Jewelry designer Katey Brunini’s latest collection, Spirit Animals, features a menagerie of hand-carved, jeweled animal figures that also serve as talismans and symbols of protection. After a recent...
Making its debut in June, the new Hatteras 56 Motor Yacht is a fresh departure for the legendary North Carolina builder of motoryachts and sportsfishermen. Priced under $2 million, its entry-level 56...
Following a successful maiden voyage on July 3, the new Cirrus Design aircraft, previously known in earlier stages as The-Jet, was officially named Vision SJ50. The single-engine personal jet...
After 20 years of working with some of the world’s top chefs, including Guy Savoy and Alain Ducasse, French chef Laurent Gras has established his own signature venue, L2O. Opened in May in Chicago’s...
The Krell Evolution 707 may represent the first truly high-end product designed to meet the technical demands of the dazzling new Blu-ray movie discs. The $30,000 Evolution 707 surround-sound...
It is not every day that Ferrari pulls the wraps off an all-new model, particularly one that evokes one of the brand’s most hallowed names. Ahead of October’s Paris Motor Show, the artisans in...
Get a seat trackside at the world’s first-ever twilight Formula One Grand Prix from the rooftop viewing decks of the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore. Guests staying in suites will have access to the...
Paris-born Claire Maestroni has a knack for uncovering unique, high-end furnishings and accessories from around the world for her Greenwich, Connecticut store Mis en Scene, which in French means “...
Throughout its modern history, Triumph has been known for marching to a different drummer. Its triple-cylinder masterpieces are legendary, on both the cruiser side (the Rocket III) and the...
The latest offering from Daniel Roth is a wristwatch with a twist: Besides keeping time, it can keep you entertained. Inspired by Italian baroque artist Caravaggio’s 16th-century painting The Card...
In June, the Ritz-Carlton Residences broke ground on a new development at Kauai Lagoons in Kauai, Hawaii, offering 14 private residences with oceanfront views within a 520-acre resort. The one- and...
Diamonds are most commonly found in white and variations of white, which make stones colored lime green and bright orange highly coveted collectibles. Jewelry designer Christian Tse seeks out these...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...

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