New & Noteworthy

Riva Yacht’s new designs are blowing the competition out of the water. In addition to a sleek Fiat car , which is available since July, the shipbuilder has a trifecta of eye-catching yachts planned.
Suites are on the rise. Thanks to factors like an increase in multigenerational travel and the modern traveler’s desire for residential-style spaces, many luxury hotels around the world are upping...
Femininity and athleticism share the field of focus for the new Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde SW Lady . The first women’s watch in the Swiss manufacture’s Grande Seconde SW series (a more sport-specific...
New for 2016, French travel operator Safrans du Monde is offering a 22-day, all-inclusive tour around the world, from November 19 through December 10. Starting in Paris, passengers will board a...
About a year ago, Erin Michos, MD, a cardiologist and marathoner, thought she was making all the right moves to stave off heart disease. In addition to eating a healthy diet, the 42-year-old...
Snow-white beaches and viridescent hills comprise the dual-island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Fifteen new tropical villas (part of Four Seasons Resort Estates Nevis, West Indies ) are spread...
The fourth example from the Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN) 102’ Flyingsport line (recently launched in Italy’s Marina di Carrara ) will make its world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September...
On Friday, August 19, collectors and enthusiasts will flock to celebrate The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering , at the lush Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, Calif. Among this year’s collection of more...
Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos, once active as an expert in foreign affairs, now specializes in gems, and her Mahnaz Collection ( mahnazcollection.com ; available at Barneys New York, barneys .com ) is a...
New exclusive-use villas make for sound choices on a South African safari.
When Federico Fiorentino and Marijana Radovic of Milanese design studio M2 Atelier set out to create a superfast, ultrasleek water limousine, we knew the resulting craft would look nothing short of...
On top of Motu To’opua, an islet off the coast of Bora Bora, rests the former Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa. The 114-key resort is undergoing an exciting renovation and will reopen as the...
This August, more than 10,000 of the world’s top athletes will compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. Participating in 41 events ranging from handball to gymnastics, rugby to...
Riva has always held a special place in the hearts of boat lovers. They might mention the Riva Ariston (the yacht choice of Bridget Bardot and Sean Connery) with the same reverence as a classic-car...
Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort—an adults-only getaway in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico—is set to refine its resplendent offerings this December with the opening of the Towers at Pacifica , a...
Elite athletes withstand epic pressure as they approach the world stage for events as public—and career-establishing or crushing—as the Olympics. Former Olympic swimmer and medalist Markus Rogan, who...
Surrounded by mammoth glaciers, heaping snowdrifts, and a menagerie of wildlife, two new pre-cruise, ultra-luxury expeditions from Seabourn lead guests into the rugged and mystic terrain of...
The Acura NSX GT3 was put through its paces in public for the first time while at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, on July 28 and 29. With development driver Peter Kox behind the...
Founded 200 years ago, Maine’s Hodgdon Yachts may be the oldest continually operating shipyard in the United States, but its ideas are anything but dated. Case in point: the new 34-foot limousine...
Le Palais Royal is an oasis of French-inspired opulence that slips ever so effortlessly into the relaxed culture of Hillsboro Beach, Fla., and for $159 million, the grand château could be yours...
The on-demand jet charter service Victor ( flyvictor.com ) is taking passengers beyond the runway with a series of new bespoke journeys across the globe. Launched in October, the company’s Art of...
In his first collection, which debuted last year, Parisian designer Elie Top ( elietop.com ; available at Dover Street Market New York, doverstreetmarket.com) combines old-world artisanship and 3-D...
A timepiece worthy of the most titled nobility, the soon-to-be-released Earl of Strauss from Backes & Strauss adds to the brilliance of its Franck Muller-designed movement with a deluge of...
Forming deep in the Earth, up to 50 miles below the surface, the electric-green peridot often finds its way to the surface by way of volcanic activity. Our passion for the peridot, one of the planet'...
I n Amsterdam, every canal house has a story. At the Pulitzer Amsterdam ( pulitzeramsterdam.com ), more than two dozen historic structures tell the tale of four centuries along the city’s fabled...
The storied Parisian jewelry house founded in the 1940s by the Russian-born gem dealer Alexandre Reza has opened a salon in the newly renovated Ritz Paris hotel on Place Vendôme. Reza at the Ritz (...
New York City luxury residences can be a bit of an enigma: unlike suburban settings, where eye-catching architecture and grandiose estates are at least partly visible from the outside, you can’t...
Although the skeletonized tourbillon is a much more common sight now than it was a few years ago, outstanding examples like the new Arnold & Son UTTE Skeleton watch ($76,750, arnoldandson.com )...
Aman’s latest temple of luxury lies within the dense woodlands of Japan’s Ise-Shima National Park, on a windswept bluff overlooking the tranquil Ago Bay. Amanemu ( aman.com ), which was designed by...

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