New & Noteworthy

LevelCheck aims to prevent surgical error during spine surgery.
Breakthrough could improve mortality and preserve fertility.
The Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse is not a typical private-island resort.
Rosewood makes its first of many moves into Asia with this lush urban retreat in Beijing’s Central Business District.
Say “single malt,” and usually the next word to roll off the tongue is “scotch.” However, single malts can be made almost anywhere, with Ireland, Japan, and the United States being three of the most...
Air France recently introduced its most extravagant seating option yet, the La Première suite. More like a private cabin than an airline seat, the suite provides passengers with more than 32 square...
The Danish footwear manufacturer Ecco has added a stylish gray wing-tip model to its innovative lineup of cleatless golf shoes, also known as hybrids.
In its role as the official engineering partner of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 team, the Swiss watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen has introduced two new race-themed additions to its Ingenieur...
In early 2015, the recently unveiled 338-foot expedition cruise ship National Geographic Orion will set sail for a number of remarkable destinations.
At the 2014 New York Auto Show, to mark 100 years since the company was founded in Bologna, Italy, Maserati debuted its GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition coupe and convertible.
In June, Robb Report’s senior vice president and group publisher David Arnold, discussed the luxury automobiles highlighted in the magazine’s 26th annual Best of the Best issue with TheStreet, a...
A new private airport terminal on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean has opened its doors. The terminal features a Yu Lounge, which also has a facility at the Mauritius international airport.
Not many jewelry houses have a history as long and storied as Royal Asscher.
The Mandarin Oriental Barcelona opened in 2009 on the city’s bustling Passeig de Gràcia shopping avenue.
Allergy drops may be a less painful alternative for people who are unable to comply with allergy shots.
The annual Universal Whisky Experience in Las Vegas has become a celebrated gathering for aficionados of rare spirits to discover some of the most exclusive whiskeys in the world.
Join chefs, yogis, and physicians for healthy-living tips this July.
Precise stitching, flawless crystal, unmarred animal skins, and perfectly dyed silks are just some of the hallmarks of Hermès’s uncompromising designs, which helped earn them a win in this year’s...
Earlier this year, the Lucerne, Switzerland–based watchmaker Carl F. Bucherer introduced Pathos, a women’s timepiece collection that puts the manufacture’s jewelry-making capabilities on display.
The tiny country of Montenegro has always been a premier yachting destination, owing in part to its location on the Adriatic Sea, just south of Croatia and half a day by speedboat from Italy.
Known for its wall coverings inspired by such diverse influences as 20th-century architecture, bark, and skins, the Belgium-based manufacturer Arte launched four new and eclectic collections this...
A ductal carcinoma in situ diagnosis can spur premature action, so should it still be called cancer?
This year marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of the incomparable English poet and playwright William Shakespeare.
Just north of Tahiti, a new luxury resort talent has arrived: Discover the Brando.
Founded by the car collectors Peter and Merle Mullin, Southern California’s Mullin Automotive Museum is dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of French art deco automobiles and artwork.
The 1883 debut of the Orient-Express rail line, which linked Paris to Istanbul for nearly a century, gave western Europeans unprecedented access to then-mysterious locales.
The Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2014 Special Edition (+49.911.9965.0, www​.graf-von-faber-castell​.com) is the 11th entry in the German pen maker’s annual collection of writing instruments...
Last year, Montegrappa celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi with a writing instrument that pays tribute to one of his most celebrated operas, Rigoletto.
Founded in Fort Madison, Iowa, in 1913, the writing-instruments manufacturer Sheaffer rapidly became one of the world’s largest pen producers thanks to the popularity of its fountain pens’...
The AK240 is the new flagship model from Astell&Kern, which since 2012 has been making pocket-sized portable players capable of reproducing high-resolution music. The company is a subsidiary of...