New & Noteworthy

Luxautica Ultimate Car Club recently opened its doors at the former Millenia Art Gallery adjacent to the Mall at Millenia in Orlando, Florida. The building, which once housed rare German paintings...
Baccarat, the renowned Parisian crystal house established in 1764, has commissioned two designers to create special collections for 2008. New York interior designer Vicente Wolf’s “Latitude”...
Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux’s new VIRTUS I Chronograph Perpetual Calendar is more than just a complicated, sleek new timepiece. The $52,000 watch is the result of collaboration between the 200-...
A range of residences are available for purchase at Nizuc, a 28-acre private resort community under construction along the shoreline of the world’s second-largest reef on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera...
In celebration of its 80th anniversary, the Leading Hotels of the World is offering a $1 million trip around the world in 28 days with stays in the hotel group’s most opulent hotels and resorts,...
For 15 years, Todd Reed’s rough diamond-and-gold jewelry designs were considered unconventional and edgy. Now his once-unusual use of precious diamonds has emerged as an important direction in...
Amnesia III, the latest custom yacht from Benetti’s shipyards in Livorno, Italy, shares the same name as two previous motoryachts the owner built with Benetti, but at 196 feet in length, it is 30...
Wine aficionados will have an opportunity to acquire rare vintages and first growths from the cellar of the famed Mirabelle restaurant in London at Bonhams auction on April 30. The auction house will...
The art of Japanese porcelain making is at the core of Sailor’s Arita writing instruments. Named for the city that gave birth to this art form in Japan more than 400 years ago, the Arita features...
No one wants to accessorize a sleek new TV with a portly audio system. So as flat-panel TVs get thinner, speaker manufacturers struggle to trim inches from their products too. At least one contestant...
The Pilatus PC-12 turboprop already has plenty of fans?with the simplicity of single-engine operation, the power and reliability of a turbine, and the comfort of a roomy cabin that holds up to nine...
Even when the Mediterranean heat soars upward of 100 degrees, many style-conscious Italians will keep their jackets on. Now with the introduction of Isaia’s new jacket, the Sailor, summer style...
A decade before he started his own limousine service in 2003, Johan Nijman committed himself to being the best taxi driver in the city. He walked the city streets of Manhattan in his off hours to...
Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco and Meadowood Napa Valley have teamed up to provide the best of the city and country in a four-day getaway replete with customized dining and wine experiences. The...
Empress Eugénie’s 1855 diamond bow brooch, estimated at $4 million to $6 million, will be among the famous historical pieces on the auction block at Christie’s Rare Jewels and Gemstones: The Eye of a...
Provençal for farmhouse, Mas restaurant in Greenwich Village delivers all of the peace and serenity expected from a place tucked away in the French countryside. Wood stumps carved by proprietor...
Picture an Italian vacation in a 1500s villa perched atop rolling hills surrounded by 150 acres of land and views of neighboring farms and vineyards. This cinematic scene could be experienced on your...
Massimiliano Alajmo, the youngest Italian chef to attain Michelin three-star status at age 32, has moved from the kitchen to the dining room with his latest project, tailor-made tableware. The 15-...
In 1960, Richard Bertram revolutionized powerboating by running the first deep-V hull in the Miami-Nassau race. The 31-foot Moppie, which trounced competitors in horrendous sea conditions, gave the...
I have seen my swing on video before, and it is not a pretty sight. However, the view is far more palatable when I am recast as Mr. Mercury, a slim and silvery simulacrum that can be analyzed from...
The 8C 2900B has been described as the cultured son of a champion athlete. It descended directly from the 8C 2900A, with which Alfa Romeo claimed the first three spots in the 1936 Mille Miglia and...
The styling of the new Moto Guzzi Breva 1200 Sport ( www.motoguzzi-us.com ), a 95 hp street bike that exceeds 130 mph, recalls the Italian manufacturer’s 1950s-era race bikes. But its engineering is...
"You can disable ESP," Alfa Romeo engineer Domenico Martino says of the 8C Competizione’s electronic stability system, "but we don’t recommend." Especially not in these conditions. It is a rainy,...
By a Nose. Not since the 2000 presidential election had a vote been this close. Our weeklong Car of the Year extravaganza concluded without a clear winner; after two straw polls, the sports cars from...
Omas and Maserati, both founded in Bologna, Italy, set out to create a sleek expression of their respective craftsmanship. The result is the Omas for Maserati fountain pen, which is a masterful...
Many technophiles now center their home entertainment activities on their computers, but monitors and speakers still cannot deliver a rich entertainment experience for an entire family. Thus, the...
To mark its 100th anniversary, Concord, known for its classic watches, is revealing an edgy new image. With its C1 Chronograph, the Swiss watch brand unveiled a stylized, bold COSC-certified...
Martini aficionados take note: Conrad Hotels and Resorts invites guests behind the bar to become their own master mixologist with a new bespoke cocktail service called Conradtini. You won’t find...
In honor of the 75th anniversary of the prestigious Piazza di Siena horse-jumping show held annually in May, Loro Piana has created a special-edition version of its best-selling Horsey jacket, which...
Solstice, a destination club with 14 luxury properties in desirable locales such as Aspen, Paris, and St. Bart’s - as well as a yacht with a four-person crew available for private charter - has added...

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