New & Noteworthy

Meet Costa Rica’s newest beach resort: Andaz Peninsula Papagayo . Why Go: Established in 1982, the private community of Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region encompasses more than 2,...
The pendant brooch is an extravagant piece, featuring a 10.03-carat Golconda diamond, recalling the legendary mine in India, surrounded by a mosaic of calibrated rubies and flat-cut diamond “petals”...
From the three-piece suit to the woolen topcoat, certain items are essential to every man’s wardrobe. Louis Vuitton , which has been designing such essential items since 1854, has introduced a...
The Italian fashion house Brioni has introduced three new shoe designs, each limited to just 500 pairs. The recently released Oxford, Derby, and Loafer shoes (prices upon request) are handcrafted...
The rich amber-brown of the Macallan M single-malt whisky—a special iteration of the Macallan contained in a hand-blown 750 mL Lalique crystal decanter—is noticeably deeper and darker than even the...
Following the release of 2012’s Black Water Dragon pen, David Oscarson has produced another writing instrument inspired by Chinese astrology. The Black Water Snake pen, which Oscarson introduced late...
Louis Kazan, a furniture manufacturer that has been producing contemporary designs in Brazil’s largest city for more than 20 years, will launch its first line in the United States next month...
Introduced in 1973, Ligne Roset’s celebrated Togo sofa recently marked its 40th birthday. To commemorate the success of the piece—more than 1.3 million versions have been sold worldwide—the 154-year-...
Over the course of the Gallardo’s 10-year production run, Lamborghini sold some 14,000 examples of the car and its variants—including the Gallardo LP560-4...
Glass tile is a current trend in home decor that has become increasingly popular over the last five years, according to Soli, a manufacturer and distributor of decorative tile and stone. Beginning...
For nearly 70 years, Farrow & Ball has been creating water-based paints from its rural outpost in South West England. For its newest collection of wallpaper, which launches later this month,...
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to forfeit great style to stay warm. We have uncovered some stylish accessories and clothes that will keep you dry and warm and looking dapper at...
The recently launched DIA-250 and DIA-400 integrated power amplifiers from the Danish manufacturer Gato Audio are both equally well suited to serve as the centerpiece for a home stereo system whose...
Àni Villas , which is located on the Caribbean island of Anguilla and outfitted with two three-story villas and myriad amenities, recently announced a package that offers groups of as many as 14...
The title of master sommelier is a designation bestowed upon only a worthy few. For everyone else, the Sommelier Bootcamp at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, Colo., is a fun step toward...
The Landing Resort & Spa ups the ante in California’s Tahoe South. Why Go: At the base of Heavenly Mountain Resort on the California–Nevada border, South Lake Tahoe has been a popular year-round...
The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya, finds a home in one of this upscale beach community’s most exclusive suburbs.
The new remarkably soft and plush socks from the shoemaker Harrys of London are made of a rare, superfine material (13-micron diameter) known as Cervelt, which is woven from the down of New Zealand...
Audeze excited the audiophile-headphone world in 2009 when it debuted the LCD-2 planar magnetic headphones, which the company quickly followed with its flagship LCD-3 model. The Southern California...
With its friendly, unintimidating atmosphere, the Manhattan boutique Doyle & Doyle —which sells vintage and antique jewelry and is owned by the sisters Pam and Elizabeth Doyle—has cultivated a...
The third in a series of six Bugatti Legends special editions, the new 2014 Bugatti Veyron Meo Costantini is named after Meo Costantini, a friend of Ettore Bugatti’s and the head of the Bugatti race...
In 2012, Los Angeles–based architectural conservator and interior designer Xorin Balbes finished converting a century-old plantation estate on Haleakala Crater’s western-facing slope into Lumeria...
Marble soap dishes do not interest David Luster. “I created my company to marry the finest natural stones with the most innovative technology,” says the founder of the New Jersey–based firm Advent...
A 25,000-square-foot penthouse spanning the 15th floor of the 3-year-old Residences at W Hollywood is one of the largest penthouse properties in the world. The $45 million residence—more than a half...
These exotic rental selections from around the globe provide all the stylish comforts of home. Playa del Carmen, Mexico The 1,600-acre Rosewood Mayakoba resort has ensconced its guests in secluded,...
Between its industry-leading fractional-aircraft programs and Signature Series fleet of customized business jets, NetJets has given its clients good reason to expect high levels of customer service...
The new Metropolitan by Como hotel is the healthy choice in South Beach. Why Go: The Metropolitan introduces the Singapore-based Como Hotels and Resorts and its Balinese Como Shambhala spa concept to...
For 10 days each February, the desert city of Palm Springs becomes an oasis for devotees of modernist design. Now in its ninth year, Modernism Week offers visitors access to more than 100 events that...
In September 2012, the interior designer Sarah Lavoine opened a shop in the Faubourg Saint-Honoré district to showcase her first line of furniture and objects, most of which are made of walnut, oak,...
Since becoming the CEO of the Swiss watch manufacturer Zenith in late 2011, Jean-Frédéric Dufour has overseen a dramatic shift at the LVMH-owned company. In the last two years, Zenith—whose...

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