New & Noteworthy

Devotees of Europe’s classic road races of the 1950s—such as the Mille Miglia and the Targa Florio—Dutch brothers Paul and Tino Huet wanted to bring the vintage road-rally experience to a new...
Sotheby’s and Aulden Cellars have teamed up to offer an exceptional selection of Burgundy wines for the final sale of the spring season at Sotheby’s New York on June 13. Alongside fine wines from...
Montblanc is celebrating the legacy of German archaeologist Max von Oppenheim with its 2009 Patron of Art Edition, an annual limited-edition pen dedicated to a contemporary figure in the arts...
Virgin Limited Edition, the collection of lavish retreats privately owned by Sir Richard Branson in secluded locales around the globe, has opened a new lodge on its private game reserve in South...
The Dutch company Carver got mixed reviews recently when it staged a “first flight” of its Personal Air and Land Vehicle (PAL-V) for a crowd of journalists and dignitaries. The aircraft that flew was...
Kiton is introducing a brand of clothing to the U.S. that can best be classified as Kiton Light. The company’s Sartorio label, purchased from Italian suit maker Attolini in 2002 and available up...
Hunt Yachts, which can trace its pedigree back to the first modern deep-V hull in the early 1960s, has engineered a leap forward with its new 52. Its first model, christened Godspeed, was launched in...
“I’ve often been accused of being more of a painter than a photographer,” says Michael Eastman , an American photographer who expresses painterly qualities in his grand photos of architecture and...
Though it recently debuted in the United States at Neiman Marcus, Mathon’s jewelry-making legacy can be traced to Paris in 1931, when the atelier was founded in the Palais Royal neighborhood and...
Given that Cary Audio has been building its CAD 211amplifier for 17 years, and that the CAD 211 itself is based on circuit designs dating back to the 1940s, it can safely be called a classic. The...
Three new coastal-community golf courses made their debuts recently in Mexico: Paraiso del Mar: Opened in May, the Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest–designed course at this 1,700-acre residential...
Distilled in 1972 and bottled last January, the Pierre Ferrand Vintage 1972 Cask Strength Cognac (750 ml, $600) is the latest addition to the distillery’s Collection Privée series, featuring the...
It’s got futuristic styling and a striking face, but Honda’s new DN-01 is shockingly approachable at its core. Horizontally swept lines flow from a shark-like nose to a subtly bulbous tail exposing...
Each April, yachting enthusiasts gather for the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, a pageant that rewards not only speed but style. With the annual introduction of a limited-edition Regatta watch, event...
Adrenaline junkies bored by, say, base jumping or running with the bulls in Pamplona—or by Automobili Lamborghini’s standard 640-horsepower Murciélago coupe and roadster—will find much to love in the...
As the HMS Beagle headed for the Galapagos Islands, Charles Darwin wrote two words on the first page of his journal: “I think.” In 1859, a version of that journal became The Origin of Species...
With the prowess to impart rich, creamy, fruity nuances to Scotch whisky during the aging process, Spanish sherry casks have been utilized by whisky producers since the 19th century. But as the sale...
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is inviting its guests to put down roots. The hotel group announced its latest venture, the Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, which offers guests two choices in membership...
It was not so much a challenge as it was a dare: Design and build a golf course on a board-flat and barren potato field, leaving right-of-way for the neighbor’s cows, minding a popular pedestrian...
Guests strike a gong and make a wellness wish upon arrival at Six Senses Destination Spa Phuket in Thailand. Those wishes are the raisons d’être of this establishment, which opened last November on...
Situated on 42 acres within the protected Anza-Borrego Desert State Park—150 miles from Los Angeles on the eastern side of San Diego County—the 63-room Borrego Ranch Resort & Spa offers a welcome...
Guests strike a gong and make a wellness wish upon arrival at Six Senses Destination Spa Phuket in Thailand. Those wishes are the raisons d’être of this establishment, which opened last November on...
The Montegrappa Paulo Coelho pen (866.854.1674, www.montegrappa.com ) is a tribute to the acclaimed Brazilian author of The Pilgrimage , a 1987 novel based on his experience walking the approximately...
It takes a lot of work to make a golf course look like the designer did not do much of anything to the land, and David McLay Kidd is a master of this craft. He has perfected the art with Tetherow (...
The strange beauty of the 27-hole layout at Lübker Golf Resort (+45.38.40.80.00, www.lubker.com ) springs from its combination of the exotic and the familiar, at least for non-Danes. Located near...
Translated from the Dominican Republic’s native Taino language, roco ki means "honoring the land." British golfer and course designer Nick Faldo stayed true to this concept when building his new...
Greg Norman has called Cornerstone Colorado (877.855.7273, www.cornerstonecolorado.com ) the best mountain golf course in the world. His may not be the most objective opinion—Norman designed the...
A fashion devotee, Ernesto Piano appreciates being able to tie various knots — from the conventional four-in-hand and half-Windsor to a full Windsor and the Italian Vismara double knot — in order to...
Travelers arriving via private jet to the U.K. now can book a helicopter shuttle for a quick transfer to the Battersea heliport in central London. PremiAir launched the service in February, serving...
Tamara Comolli, the designer known for her colorful, stylish jewelry, has opened her first freestanding boutique in the center of Southampton, New York’s high-profile shopping scene on Main Street...

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