New & Noteworthy

When brothers Mike and Joe Chiusano introduced their Cusano 59 Rare Cameroon in 2008, it was notable for its east African Cameroon wrapper, rather than the spicier version from the west side of that...
Davide Blei, an Italian business executive who has collected more than 100 rare and important Rolex timepieces from the 1940-1980s, is putting his collection on the auction block March 22 at the...
The Ritz-Carlton’s latest real estate venture, The Ritz-Carlton Los Cabos, Quivira in Los Cabos, Mexico, is a 44-residence community on the shores where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. The...
While visiting Red Bull’s global training compound, we were politely asked to sign a waiver promising not to divulge its exact location. But it’s safe to say that the 1,000-acre outdoor facility is...
The Mikimoto pearl house has spent decades seeking and matching perfectly symmetrical, flawless round pearls for its jewelry designs, but its newest collection highlights asymmetrical, unusually...
One doesn’t generally think of Poland as a hotbed of yacht building. But Sunreef, which manufactures large power and sailing catamarans, is the exception. The shipyard’s owners are French, and if...
Pork—commonly referred to as the other white meat—has a reputation for being a diverse food that, depending on the cut and preparation, can be paired with virtually any type of wine. However, if you...
Scapa malt whisky is reaping the benefits of some aging whisky stocks found in its cellars. Scapa 16-Year-Old replaced the Scapa 14-Year-Old in February as the premium single-malt whisky from...
It may come as a surprise to learn that the cone-shaped towers of Montegiro’s Lusso turntable were included for technical reasons, not merely for cosmetic appeal. The German manufacturer crafts the...
In 1903, German drugstore owner Hans Schwarzkopf created a special powder formula that became the world’s first shampoo. It would be another 24 years before the same inventor would create the liquid...
For wine aficionados who desire more than a simple wine tasting, Silversea Cruises has created 11 Wine Voyages for 2009 that take passengers through the Mediterranean, South America, or Northern...
It has been 10 years since Blanco sink and faucet company introduced its last creation, an under-mount kitchen sink that was considered a breakthrough in stainless-steel sink design. After years of...
More than a decade after its debut at France’s legendary Circuit de la Sarthe, Bentley’s vaunted Arnage is at last playing its final act. To mark the passing of its flagship sedan, the company has...
Having drifted on and off the Western cultural radar for decades, the Qatari art market is enjoying a seemingly permanent revival that is rapidly influencing the artistic landscape of nearby emirates...
At a Christie’s London auction in December, diamond mogul Laurence Graff stunned his competitors when he paid a record-breaking $24.3 million for the 35.56-carat deep-grayish-blue Wittelsbach diamond...
Standing on the terrace of the Petit Trianon, on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, Nicholas G. Hayek— president and CEO of Breguet—muses on the interplay of business and culture. Breguet has...
The Dornier Seastar looks like a prop created for a James Bond movie. It has the hull of a boat, the wings of an airplane, and two big turboprop engines placed back-to-back above the cabin. Yet...
In person, on the course that he designed at the new Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita, Ernie Els does not look as imposing as he does on TV. But his swing—the one that, together with his 6...
Every summer evening, just after the sun sets over Coeur d’Alene Lake in northern Idaho, the Wolf Lodge Express gathers steam in an eastern bay and hurtles west across the 50-square-mile body of...
Broken Dreams In this era of cookie-cutter prefabrication, designer-dreamer Claudio Ballard deserves plaudits for creating a car that is hand- and purpose-built right down to its gauge needles and...
Although Quinta do Vallado was founded by the Ferreira family in 1716 and served as the primary grape supplier to the Ferreira Port House, locals identify the history of this Douro estate most...
No Apologies The Bentley Brooklands is heavier than vehicles that deliver refrigerators, costs more than most small businesses, is big enough to overflow any carport, and contains no iPod jacks,...
The Learjet 85 ( www.bombardier.com ), the latest model from Bombardier Business Aircraft, will be the company’s first all-composite jet and the biggest Learjet ever. Thanks to a lightweight carbon-...
The Suit Fits The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé is what would happen if the BMW 7 Series were built on Savile Row. Forget that only contortionists will be able to sit in the rear quarters for more than...
If, as Gianluca Isaia says, a man’s shoes reflect his personality, then the Italian fashion designer’s new line of Isaia footwear (212.245.3733) should appeal to men who appreciate tradition but are...
Hard of Gearing I felt shaken, not stirred, after driving the Aston Martin DBS. The car’s V-12 engine makes it front-heavy and loud. Its center console is busy with buttons and includes a slot for a...
If watchmaking maestro Vincent Calabrese were canonized, he would become the patron saint of gearheads. The artful arrangement of the gear wheels in a watch movement—such as his linear Golden Bridge...
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 is the third in a series of award-winning automobiles produced by a manufacturing conglomerate better known for its Beetles than for its unbeatable exotic sports and...
The bracelet shown above exemplifies the unconventional jewelry designs of Luz Camino (available at Bergdorf Goodman in Manhattan, 212.872.2578). To make this one-of-a-kind, $42,200 piece, she paired...
David Copperfield, who has been performing magic tricks since childhood, plans to put on 500 shows this year in Las Vegas and other locations around the world. When he is not on stage, the 52-year-...

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