New & Noteworthy

Rather than parachuting in to treat impoverished populations and then leaving, American physicians on surgical missions need to cultivate relationships with their counterparts abroad as well as learn...
Perrelet has added the first chronograph to its well-known Turbine collection that transforms the company’s patented double-rotor movement into a visually arresting turbine-blade design on the dial...
A generous gift by entertainment executive and philanthropist David Geffen will ensure that a cohort of the very best medical students will have the means to pursue their careers unburdened by debt.
Cigar smokers have cause to be especially joyous this season, for not since the Great Cigar Boom of the 1990s has such an abundance of hand-rolled riches been laid before them. This bounty has...
The Florentine pen maker Visconti didn’t stray too far from its roots when it designed its first watch collection, which features dials flanked by bold swooping bridges that recall the clip design of...
Rosewood’s CordeValle resort is offering a golf weekend for groups of four to play at two of California’s top courses, followed by a wine tasting and a private barbecue dinner. The Four for Fore...
Every Wednesday, the pastry chef for the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris , will create a dessert inspired by an art exhibit on display in the city to serve during tea (about $68 per person). Chef François...
Like its sweeping 18th-century-style château, which is inspired by Château de la Marquetterie in the Champagne region of France, Domaine Carneros seeks to integrate the terroir of the lower Napa...
The long-awaited Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, arrives on Palm Beach. Why Go: Aruba sits outside of the hurricane belt and boasts sunny, 85-degree weather nearly 365 days a year. The Dutch island is a...
The Yeatman hotel in Oporto, Portugal, is cracking open its 25,000-bottle wine cellar for two days—Saturday and Sunday, November 30 and December 1—for guests to taste more than 100 of the country’s...
One of Puerto Rico’s most successful retail entrepreneurs, Marie Helene Morrow—who established Reinhold Jewelers 30 year ago and now has 13 stores on the island—has opened her first men’s store,...
Cadillac rolled out a bold replacement for the Escalade full-size SUV. Powered by a 420 hp 6.2-liter V-8, the new Escalade will be offered in two- and four-wheel drive as well as on two wheelbases—...
The engineering house Callaway is offering an innovative wagon version of the 2014 Corvette Stingray called the AeroWagon; it expects to begin delivery of the modified cars in early 2014. Known for...
The celebrated chefs Mario Batali, Dario Cecchini, and Roberto Caporuscio are among those participating in the four-day La Cucina Italiana Food and Wine Festival in Las Vegas. Held from Thursday,...
Just as the phylloxera outbreak of the 1860s caused the French to switch from wine to Cognac with their meals, a few years ago some Parisians again began having a glass or two of eau-de-vie with...
The 4-year-old Oasis Collections offers modern residences throughout South America for long-term rental along with a concierge service, members-only clubhouses, and private drivers. Of its 600...
Earlier this month, flooring manufacturer Carlisle added two new collections, Oyster Bay and Sunapee Lake, to its selection of wide plank floors, which are crafted from the heartwood of large, old-...
The eponymous owner of Cliff Lede Vineyards in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley has an obvious passion for all things cultural. This enthusiasm manifests itself in every aspect of the...
Jet manufacturers unveiled a series of competitive new products, advanced technologies, and updated designs last month in Las Vegas at the annual conference of the National Business Aviation...
Graceful , the latest yacht from the Hamburg shipyard Blohm + Voss , will arrive at the end of the year, boasting an indoor pool that measures nearly 50 feet by 10 feet and can be converted to a...
A 60-degree angled door edge is the defining mark of Poliform’s new Varenna Artex kitchen (from $20,000). The design eliminates the need for handles and helps to maintain the kitchen’s sleek...
The Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek—known for his sustainable furniture made from reclaimed wood, iron, and steel—has designed a limited-edition box for Ruinart’s Blanc de Blancs. Each signed and...
Starting this month, guests of 45 Park Lane’s rooftop Penthouse Suite will receive the keys to a 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith for a half-day joyride. The turbocharged 12-cylinder, 624 hp Wraith—the...
On November 9, RH Contemporary Art unveiled a 28,000-square-foot art gallery within a six-story building at 437 West 16th St. The Manhattan venue is the first in a series of such spaces that the new...
New York City’s former Buckingham Hotel has reopened as the Quin with shiny, design-driven interiors in a prewar building two blocks from Central Park. Why Go: The Quin occupies 17 stories of prime...
King Cole Bar & Salon —the newly renovated lounge and dining venue at the St. Regis New York—opens this month under the direction of the New York chef and restaurateur John DeLucie. The new...
The jet-charter carrier Excelaire , based in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., has expanded its fleet with a Bombardier Global 6000 and a Cessna Citation CJ3. The ultralong-range Global 6000 can travel 6,000 miles...
The new eyewear company Shauns is offering handmade sunglasses with a humanitarian bent. For every pair sold, the founder and creative director, Shaun Paterson—who was inspired to start the brand...
For 30 years, David Marshall has been creating jewelry for some of London’s top jewelry houses and special commission designs for private clients—and last month, he opened his first boutique, at 42...
New York’s Forbes Gallery is celebrating imaginative jewelry design with Variations on a Theme: 25 Years of Design from the AJDC , an exhibition featuring 40 new jewelry pieces that runs through...

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