New & Noteworthy

The Swiss watch manufacturer Hublot launched its first mechanical watches in the early 1980s—a bold and contrarian move at a time when most manufacturers were abandoning complicated mechanisms for...
When a 200-acre parcel in North Yorkshire, ­England, came up for sale, a local couple in their early 40s jumped at the chance to own a piece of history. The couple, fashion entrepreneurs with a...
In addition to its Vitruvius-series motor yachts launched in the last few years, including Exuma and Galileo G , the Italian yacht maker Perini Navi is also well known for its large and luxurious...
Imbibing Friday-evening cocktails (especially after a week of deadlines) has become a cherished editorial practice here at the Robb Report headquarters in Malibu, Calif. And for the last couple...
Jim Young—a co-owner and the vineyard manager of the Robert Young Estate Winery , whose father, the late Robert Young, planted the first Cabernet Sauvignon vines in Northern California’s Alexander...
In early January, the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) welcomed to Las Vegas more than 150,000 attendees, which the Consumer Electronics Association says beats the attendance record set at the...
When Tom Sellers was awarded a Michelin star this fall for his Restaurant Story , the 26-year-old became one of the youngest chefs in the United Kingdom to receive the accolade. In just six months,...
In a city known for its Renaissance architecture, the Florence-based Archea Associati continuously breaks ground with its cutting-edge projects. The firm recently designed a 5,400-square-foot art...
The Norman stirs up the roar of the 1920s in the thoroughly exuberant city of Tel Aviv. Why Go: Right next to the treelined Rothschild Boulevard, the Norman has unassumingly moved into a bustling,...
Ahead of September’s 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland, the country estate of Cromlix reopens on April 1. Why Go: A few years after attending his brother’s wedding on the property, the Wimbledon champion...
Guests who stay at the St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City, Utah, can embark on a daylong private ski tour led by the two-time Olympian and World Cup champion skier Shannon Bahrke. Offered as a part...
The Saint Hotel in New Orleans’s French Quarter has debuted five new luxury suites, each named for an angel (one fallen) or saint: Michael, Christopher, Gabriel, Raphael, and Lucifer. Their interiors...
The $1,300 Astell&Kern AK120 , which launched last July, is a pocket hi-fi masterpiece. The new Astell&Kern AK240 promises to take portable music playback to an even higher level. The new...
The highly anticipated Embraer Legacy 450, the Brazilian manufacturer's $16.5 million light-midsize jet, recently completed its inaugural flight. First deliveries are expected for 2015...
The venerable leather-goods company Mark Cross has resurrected some of the best-selling men’s accessories and travel bags from its archives, making slight modifications for today’s well-traveled man...
The young Wales-based builder Pi Super Yachts recently unveiled its Dragonship 80 concept, an over-the-top sailing trimaran...
For those who miss their sports cars during office hours, John & Table has created a desk with the sleek styling of a luxury automobile. The handmade, built-to-order Race table (starting at about...
For 30 years, the jewelry designer David Yurman has used a simple twisted-metal cable motif as his signature. Instantly recognizable as a David Yurman design, the cable style has appeared in a...
Since its founding in 2007, the Chatsworth, Calif., custom-vehicle manufacturer Icon has claimed numerous Best of the Best awards—most recently a 2013 Specialty Vehicles category win for the Icon...
In 2012, a group of avid sailors (all members of the same extended family) were seeking a tropical retreat in the British Virgin Islands. The seafarers agreed on Oil Nut Bay—a 300-acre residential...
One of London’s most noteworthy residences was recently completed, in the NEO Bankside residential complex, next to the Tate Modern in the city’s South Bank area. The 8,000-square-foot, four-bedroom...
After two years of ongoing renovations at Hollywood’s iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, New York–based designer Adam Tihany, who is known for his work on Michelin-starred restaurants such as chef Thomas...
In the early 20th century, Philadelphia native William Glackens—a realist painter often called the “American Renoir”—charmed the nation with his atmospheric scenes of boisterous seaside locales,...
One New York’s first power substations, which once distributed power to the subway trains below SoHo, is now one of New York’s most coveted residential rentals, located at 214 Lafayette St. It took...
The riverfront Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto , brings a new level of luxury hotel to Japan’s former capital. Why Go: Kyoto has been called one of Japan’s most beautiful cities. Among the city center,...
Indura Beach and Golf Resort coaxes luxury travelers to add Honduras to their Central American itineraries. Why Go: Although the U.S. government’s travel warning for Honduras stands, the sleepy...
Following the success of last year’s 805 Maserati Edition loudspeaker, the British audio company Bowers & Wilkins has again partnered with the Italian automaker. The P5 Maserati Edition Mobile Hi...
Nancy Gonzalez —the Colombian handbag designer known for her wide selection of precious-skin bags and accessories—has devised a welcome Valentine’s Day alternative to traditional red roses. She has...
The jewelry designer Judith Ripka has created a captivating collection of jewelry for Valentine’s Day that goes far beyond the standard heart motif. Known for employing an array of colorful and...
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Cire Trudon —the 370-year-old Parisian maker of opulent candles for the royal court at Versailles — has created a $160 box set of three of its top-selling scents (...

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