New & Noteworthy

Flexjet by Bombardier , which is operated by U.S. air carrier Jet Solutions, has teamed up with commercial airline Qatar Airways. The partnership grants Flexjet’s fractional-share owners gold-member...
Legendary for its train journeys, Orient-Express has incorporated hotels as part of its repertoire since 1976, and it just unveiled its most ambitious project to date with the opening of Palacio...
Ukraine’s Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv opened in mid-March as the brand’s first hotel in Eastern Europe. The classically elegant hotel, offering 258 rooms and suites, sits on the capital city’s Dnipro...
Although the late William S. Paley founded the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) in 1928, he got his start in business working at his father’s cigar company and selling radio advertising for the...
The work of renowned fashion photographer Bruce Weber will be on view in a summer-long exhibition at the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society in Bellport, Long Island—a small seaside village that...
Phillips de Pury & Co. , a 216-year-old international art companywith outposts in London and New York, is hosting an auction June 15 at its Park Avenue location. Focusing on 20th- and 21st-...
Fans of Tom Ford’s impeccably styled clothing are also coveting his stylish sunglasses. His new 1950s-inspired browline glasses, which hit the stores this month, are already a favorite of his...
Like Porsche ’s 911 sports car, which is currently available in 18 different models, from the merely excellent Carrera to the downright outrageous Turbo S Cabriolet, the company’s Cayenne sport-...
If you like to use your chronographs to perform the function of a stopwatch, it is only natural that you might be interested in a timepiece that has its roots in stopwatches. The Swiss-German firm of...
The historic Ritz-Carlton Montreal reopened on June 1 after an extensive restoration to the 100-year-old building’s facade, lobby, ballroom, garden, and more. The hotel also unveiled new features,...
It might surprise some art aficionados to learn that the famous painting Boy Building a House of Cards by French artist Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin is part of a series of four works on the same...
Masterpiece London, the prominent annual art, antiques, and design fair held June 28 through July 4, will have its largest showing of jewelers to date, including vintage dealers Kentshire, Fred...
Over the past two decades, Quark Expeditions has led the way in polar travel with a fleet of seven ice-classed vessels and a selection of more than 20 unique adventures—including twice-annual voyages...
Christie’s will host a sale for the ages on June 25 and 26 in London when the Madoura Pottery disperses its peerless collection of Pablo Picasso ceramics. The French workshop collaborated with...
Turkey’s D-Hotel Maris, located on a hillside perch of the Datça Peninsula—about a two-hour ride via helicopter or seaplane from Istanbul—reopened on April 20 after a year of renovations. All of the...
When Marwan Rizek, president of Cameo Kitchens and Fine Cabinetry, decided to update the front display at the company’s Toronto showroom, he resolved to fill it with the kitchen of tomorrow. The...
With 11 sugarloaf-cut emeralds, 2,000 diamonds, and more than 18 months of work, Taiwanese designer Cindy Chao created this exquisite Equinox cuff (price upon request). It is one of just eight...
Los Angeles’s iconic Hotel Bel-Air—a woodsy, storybook getaway complete with resident swans—has been the preferred city retreat of Hollywood royalty for 65 years. Now, after completing a two-year, $...
Delivered last August to longtime Benetti yacht owners, the 213-foot Seanna (+39.0584.3821, www.benettiyachts.it ; available for charter through Burgess, 212.223.0410, www.burgessyachts.com ) is a...
With aggressive and easily identifiable designs, boats from Monaco-based Wally demand attention. The new Wally//One ( www.wally.com ) is no exception. Designed for use as a day boat or a megayacht...
A descendant of the Savannah, Ga.–based manufacturer’s best-selling GIV line—which has more than 500 jets in operation—the Gulfstream G450 (912.965.3000, www.gulfstream.com ) has a 45-foot-long...
Japan is the second-largest producer of single-malt whiskey in the world; however, its whiskeys have only recently become known in America, primarily in the form of Suntory distillery’s Yamazaki 12-...
"Listen to it while it’s on your wrist," says Hublot chairman Jean-Claude Biver of the company’s King Power Cathedral Minute Repeater Tourbillon. Though obviously meant to be worn, acoustic watches...
David Oscarson, the irreverent St. Louis pen maker, is known to produce designs based on themes such as the Mayan apocalypse. But his most successful creation was Pierrot and Pierrette, a 2005...
For drivers old enough to have experienced the original M5, BMW holds special significance. That car’s small, trunk-mounted M badge struck terror in the hearts of Porsche and Ferrari owners; the...
At last count the Range Rover Evoque had collected more than 100 motoring awards. They include a pair of automotive Oscars: North American Truck of the Year for 2012 (selected by a panel of 50...
Replete with style, speed, and a set of wings that stretch skyward, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG coupe (the modern-day Gullwing) became one of the most coveted sports cars when it arrived in the United...
"The collection has an element of power," says Louis Vuitton menswear designer Kim Jones. "The clothes make the man look heroic." Indeed, Jones has delivered the strongest collection for fall 2012,...
When Beverly Hills designer Martin Katz meets with a gem dealer, he typically asks, "What do you have that is weird and different?" Rather than seeking traditional sapphires, diamonds, and rubies,...
Set on the Thames riverfront in a sprawling Victorian-era Belle Epoque building, the Corinthia Hotel London (+44.20.7930.8181, www.corinthialondon.com ) has reshaped London’s luxury-hotel landscape...

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