New & Noteworthy

The highly anticipated Embraer Legacy 450, the Brazilian manufacturer's $16.5 million light-midsize jet, recently completed its inaugural flight. First deliveries are expected for 2015...
The venerable leather-goods company Mark Cross has resurrected some of the best-selling men’s accessories and travel bags from its archives, making slight modifications for today’s well-traveled man...
The young Wales-based builder Pi Super Yachts recently unveiled its Dragonship 80 concept, an over-the-top sailing trimaran...
For 30 years, the jewelry designer David Yurman has used a simple twisted-metal cable motif as his signature. Instantly recognizable as a David Yurman design, the cable style has appeared in a...
Since its founding in 2007, the Chatsworth, Calif., custom-vehicle manufacturer Icon has claimed numerous Best of the Best awards—most recently a 2013 Specialty Vehicles category win for the Icon...
In 2012, a group of avid sailors (all members of the same extended family) were seeking a tropical retreat in the British Virgin Islands. The seafarers agreed on Oil Nut Bay—a 300-acre residential...
One of London’s most noteworthy residences was recently completed, in the NEO Bankside residential complex, next to the Tate Modern in the city’s South Bank area. The 8,000-square-foot, four-bedroom...
For those who miss their sports cars during office hours, John & Table has created a desk with the sleek styling of a luxury automobile. The handmade, built-to-order Race table (starting at about...
After two years of ongoing renovations at Hollywood’s iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, New York–based designer Adam Tihany, who is known for his work on Michelin-starred restaurants such as chef Thomas...
In the early 20th century, Philadelphia native William Glackens—a realist painter often called the “American Renoir”—charmed the nation with his atmospheric scenes of boisterous seaside locales,...
One New York’s first power substations, which once distributed power to the subway trains below SoHo, is now one of New York’s most coveted residential rentals, located at 214 Lafayette St. It took...
The riverfront Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto , brings a new level of luxury hotel to Japan’s former capital. Why Go: Kyoto has been called one of Japan’s most beautiful cities. Among the city center,...
Indura Beach and Golf Resort coaxes luxury travelers to add Honduras to their Central American itineraries. Why Go: Although the U.S. government’s travel warning for Honduras stands, the sleepy...
Following the success of last year’s 805 Maserati Edition loudspeaker, the British audio company Bowers & Wilkins has again partnered with the Italian automaker. The P5 Maserati Edition Mobile Hi...
Nancy Gonzalez —the Colombian handbag designer known for her wide selection of precious-skin bags and accessories—has devised a welcome Valentine’s Day alternative to traditional red roses. She has...
The jewelry designer Judith Ripka has created a captivating collection of jewelry for Valentine’s Day that goes far beyond the standard heart motif. Known for employing an array of colorful and...
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Cire Trudon —the 370-year-old Parisian maker of opulent candles for the royal court at Versailles — has created a $160 box set of three of its top-selling scents (...
Toast a loved one with a glass of Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée and decadent chocolate truffles from Vosges. The Chicago-based chocolatier pairs a bottle of bubbly with a mix of nine exotic...
Tables for two are a hot commodity on February 14. These five restaurants are especially enticing, with innovative Valentine’s Day menus that engage both the heart and the mind. Aquavit, New York Red...
For those seeking an over-the-top experience this Valentine’s Day, the new Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown hotel has partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue for a Capital Engagement Package . Priced at...
The Chinese New Year, which is based on a lunar rather than a solar calendar, fell on January 31 this year, and Ulysse Nardin celebrated the occasion with the release of the Classico Horse, the third...
In 2008, the Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Féerie took home Robb Report ’s Best of the Best award for Women’s Watches. Now Van Cleef & Arpels is back with the Féerie Rouge , a new version of...
On the Thermal Club’s South Palm circuit, a 1.8-mile racetrack set amid the desert landscape of Southern California’s Coachella Valley, a Porsche Cayman blazes along at 120 mph as it nears the end of...
A new massage at San Diego’s Grand del Mar helps boost performance on the links as well as soothe golf-specific muscles.
The new De Bethune DB28 Digitale is a striking combination of classic technique and avant-garde design. It marks a departure from the typical dial aesthetic of the DeBethune DB28 series; rather than...
As the first large-scale showing of new luxury watches of the year, Geneva’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is a barometer of new and upcoming trends in watchmaking...
Last fall, Technogym released the Artis—a treadmill that employs the Italian company’s Unity digital control console, which runs on a platform based on Google’s Android operating system.
Since producing the world’s first commercially available absinthe in the early 19th century, Pernod has become practically synonymous with the green-colored spirit. In the United States, the high-...
Fabergé pendants, ostrich feathers, and pearly shagreen leathers are among the materials used by Michel Heurtault to create his new line of custom umbrellas and parasols. Indeed, the Parisian...
For at least 90 years, Coca-Cola has kept spectacularly, theatrically mum about its recipe—even adopting a policy that the only two corporate officials at any given time who are formally permitted to...

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