New & Noteworthy

During family gatherings at his hilltop vacation home on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, Stew Leonard, a 78-year-old Connecticut businessman, likes to take his guests boating. With four...
Ancient takes a contemporary twist at the Palms Place Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas. Here, the hotel’s 50,000-square-foot Drift Spa offers a modern, lavish—and coed—hammam (a Turkish bathhouse) that...
While Gulfstream’s corporate jets have long been popular for their range and comfort, they couldn’t keep up with the blazing close-to-supersonic speed of Cessna’s Citation X. But now, Gulfstream’s...
Quintess destination club has partnered for the first time with the Ritz-Carlton, offering five four-bedroom villas to members along the beach of West Caicos. Each of the five homes boasts 80 feet of...
The limited-edition Omas Marte fountain pen references man’s fascination with Mars. Made from rose gold and precious gems, the pen’s surface is a miniature map of the red planet, replete with craters...
Since launching his signature clothing house in Florence, Italy, in 1988, Michele Negri’s stylish, colorful yet classically tailored fashions have had a loyal American following. After 20 years in...
The City of Angels has been undergoing a culinary renaissance, with more and more restaurants cropping up showcasing daring new bar chefs. Among the inventive new establishments is Restaurant Kumo, a...
Trump International Hotel & Tower New York is offering an exclusive culinary course with famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. This three-day experience will give two to four guests the...
The Italian boat company Riva pays homage to the Mille Miglia, the legendary classic car race, with a specially designed boat inspired by the vintage automobiles that compete in the race. The...
Old world meets new world in Pharrell Williams’ jewelry collection for Louis Vuitton . The stylish rapper and producer collaborated with Camille Miceli, Louis Vuitton’s jewelry designer, on limited-...
Designer extraordinaire Marc Newson has a knack for transforming mundane objects into stylish signature pieces. His latest design venture is a limited-edition collector’s magnum for Dom Perignon. The...
At the end of June, Art Astor , a California native and 50-year broadcasting veteran, will auction more than 250 cars from his private collection, which includes a 1940 Cadillac Series 75 formal...
The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, is offering golf lovers the chance to learn from one of the most legendary players in the game, on the course that will play host to the 2014 Ryder Cup...
James de Givenchy for Taffin, the renowned jewelry designer who sells his one-of-a-kind creations exclusively from his by-appointment Fifth Avenue salon, unveiled a collection of signature men’s...
Andre Benjamin, also known as Andre 3000 from the hip-hop group OutKast, has always had a singular sense of style. His distinctive fashion approach even earned the Grammy-winning musician the title...
A 15th-century palace that was once home to the ruling families of Florence, Italy, has been restored to reveal 36 unique residences now available for purchase as part of the latest private residence...
If space travel for tourists seems like a far-fetched fantasy available for a small few who are willing to pay millions for the experience, EADS Astrium is making it a reality for a broader audience...
It is at the Plaza New York and the Wynn Las Vegas, Vertu ’s two newest Stateside boutiques, that the British luxury mobile phone brand reveals the unique components that set its products apart from...
Two Italian style icons, automobile maker Ferrari and watchmaker Panerai have joined forces to create a collection bearing the distinctive elements that made both brands style makers in their...
Italian pen maker Tibaldi has teamed with Bentley Motors for a special-edition collection that pays homage to the venerable automaker. The Continental Collection features distinct details reflective...
The M/Y Sensation, Fraser Yacht’s newly finished 164-foot charter boat, is designed for luxury cruising. It features a vista lounge with two large semi-circular sofas and a grand piano, a spiral...
Groves of bamboo and myriad water walls along an indoor corridor welcome guests at the Ritz-Carlton Spa , Kapalua on Maui. The peaceful and purifying presence of water is the theme of the 17,500-...
Apsleys , the new restaurant that opened in London’s Lanesborough hotel, is a destination for wine connoisseurs. Its expansive wine cellar?featuring 500 celebrated Italian and French vintages?is open...
Since 1911, when Kansas farmer Clyde Cessna built a wood-and-fabric airplane and flew it from the Mississippi River to the Rockies—an aviation first—the company that he founded has built some of the...
The 171-foot Deniki is the first yacht in the new 171 Limited Editions series from Holland’s Amels yard. In keeping with the relatively speedy construction possible with a semicustom build, the...
An all-in-one tabletop system’s sound might be relatively feeble, but its simplicity can be preferable to the complexity of separate audio components. The Meridian-Ferrari F80 strikes a welcome and...
By the time I returned from two weeks in Argentina in March of this year, I had become firmly convinced that this country on the east side of the Andes is currently the best place on the planet for...
Vincent Girardin’s $2.8 million, 67,000-square-foot winemaking facility in Meursault, completed just six years ago, is one of the most contemporary in Burgundy. With its Romanesque arches and square...
The proprietors of the 125-foot Hakvoort Perle Bleue (+31.299.651403, www.hakvoort.com ) previously owned the 148-foot Hakvoort Campbell Bay . Although the owners downsized, they did not have to...
Mathias Dahlgren (+46.8.679.35.84, www.mdghs.com ) , which opened in May 2007 in Stockholm’s Grand Hotel, is in fact two restaurants. Matsalen ("the dining room" in Swedish) seats 37 for dinner in a...

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