New & Noteworthy

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...
The Jim Russell Racing Drivers School has partnered with Audi to create the Audi Sportscar Experience , a hands-on driving event designed for performance-car enthusiasts that allows drivers to try...
For connoisseur watch collectors, the ultimate coup is a unique timepiece—a number one of one. On September 24, watch aficionados will have an opportunity to bid on 34 of these rare one-of-a-kind...
The makers of Louis XIII cognac have opened their elusive doors to the public, offering visitors access to the Rémy Martin private estate and cellar in the Cognac region of France. The 10-hour Louis...
Montblanc unveiled the latest in its Diva Collection, a series of writing instruments named for famous actresses, at the grand opening of its Beverly Hills boutique on Rodeo Drive. The newest Diva...
Motorcycle tires don’t get much attention until you need them—like when you’re leaned over at triple-digit speeds, hopeful their mechanical grip exceeds the more Machiavellian laws of physics at play...
In his ongoing effort to bridge the world of luxury and technology, Ralph Lauren has introduced a dual-purpose jacket, dubbed the Remote, to his sporty RLX label. As a style statement, it is a...
Built in 1907 as a men’s-only bar within the Plaza Hotel, the Oak Room has remained a legendary establishment for more than a century. Under the guidance of executive chef Eric Hara, the restaurant...
Most cigar smokers are highly opinionated about what they smoke. These perceptions are usually shaped by the characteristics of the tobaccos and the countries in which the cigars are rolled. And when...
A decade after the end of the Troubles that divided Northern Ireland in two, the region’s stability has sparked a boom in tourism and tourist developments. Among the many signs of this prosperity and...
The end of summer marks the beginning of the winter-travel planning season, which, this year perhaps more than ever, calls for a relaxing and rejuvenating escape. To assist with your renewal, the...
While the battle between the forces of universal health-care and free-market capitalism resumes in our nation’s capital, more enlightened minds cast back no farther than the late 19th and early 20th...
Since acquiring the property that would become Como Shambhala Estate, Como Hotels and Resorts has changed the name (from Begawan Giri), added a few private villas, and built a new spa, the Ojas,...
The new 43-meter Nadara from Tecnomar has a sleek, stealthy look with its aggressively pointed bow and tiger-stripe black curves created by three unbroken levels of windows. The 131-foot Nadara is...
As if Aston Martin’s sensationally stylish, dazzlingly quick V8 Vantage Roadster wasn’t uncommon enough, the boutique sports car maker from Gaydon, England, has collaborated with Robb Report to...
Greenjets’ shared-ride charter service aims to get travelers where they want to go, when they want, with all the amenities of a private jet at an affordable price. By sharing the flight, clients can...
Since 1904, when fashion fabric house Jakob Schlaepfer was established in St. Gallen, Switzerland, its sumptuous textiles have paraded down every catwalk, from Paris and Milan to New York and London...
Like a talented understudy waiting to go onstage, Alec Bradley cigars started out rather clandestinely in 1996. Then, in 2002, the company’s chairman, Alan Rubin, discovered some exquisite wrapper...
Australian jewelry designer Stefano Canturi captured the spirit of the Cubism art movement in his original jewelry. His sleek, geometric forms are a composition of baguette and square-cut diamonds...
Artnet Auctions , an online auction house that sells works from a network of more than 700 galleries, has gathered a collection of contemporary prints by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon,...
Sasso by the Sea is a new beachfront property in the tiny town of Marmorata, Italy, along the Amalfi Coast, that provides exclusive beach amenities such as a restaurant, relaxation rooms, swimming...
Firestone Audio conceived the Little Country III for private communing with your favorite music. This tiny amplifier is designed specifically for use with headphones. Connect it to a CD player or an...
Jewelry designer Christian Tse created a novel jeweled bracelet that with the press of a hidden stem reveals the time illuminated on a LED-type screen that shines through diamonds or gemstones. The...
Since 1912, when Walter Sheaffer started crafting pens in the back of his Iowa jewelry store, families have been holding onto Sheaffer writing instruments, passing them forward generation to...
It’s not every day that little Lotus unveils an entirely new model—and it’s even rarer that the company releases a model with more than two seats. The new Evora (a name that has nothing to do with...
There are many components to a memorable meal—food, wine, company, and setting. This year’s Masterclass program at the landmark Ritz London brings them all together for a dining experience that...
The Kapalua Resort community, on Maui’s northwest coast, appeals to visitors seeking either tranquility or a cure for boredom. The 23,000-acre resort, which contains the island’s only operating...
Amid the unspoiled wilderness of Botswana’s vast Okavango Delta, on a roughly 62,000-acre parcel of land, in September 2008 &Beyond (formerly CC Africa) opened Xaranna Tented Camp, a safari camp...
The Little Nell, the only ski-in/ski-out property on Aspen Mountain, is getting a makeover. When the hotel reopens in December, it will do so with freshly appointed rooms designed by Holly Hunt...
On a hill next to the Clos Apalta vineyards and winery, the Lapostolle Residence consists of four opulent casitas that are so private you can sunbathe nude on your terrace while gazing at the nearby...

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