New & Noteworthy

The Shangri-La Group has opened its third hotel in Shanghai: the soaring 60-story Jing An Shangri-La . Located on the city’s west side, in proximity to the Jing An Temple and Jing An Park, the hotel...
The new worktables from March are the perfect way to avoid having a monolithic kitchen, because they combine function and style to create a center island that is more like a piece of bespoke...
As a follow-up to his $1.3 million Dragon surfboard , Roy Stuart has launched his newest creation, the Hotkurl, which after six months and 800 hours of labor was launched this summer. Stuart says the...
An American soldier on tour in Iraq was carrying one of Kikuo Matsuda’s tactical knives when a sniper shot him. The hard steel—Matsuda is known for his use of rare steels like OU31 and D2 that he...
Residential towers by leading architects take shape from coast to coast. Huys , New York An all-Dutch team led by designer and architect Piet Boon, landscape architect Piet Oudolf, and Netherlands-...
A range of diverse and innovative products were unveiled at this year’s annual European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in Geneva. While the market is improving, especially in the United...
The celebrated Parisian hotel Le Bristol unveiled its newly renovated garden, offering guests a peaceful refuge in the city. With 13,000 square feet, the garden is an ideal location for cocktails,...
Known for the over-the-top interiors he has created for everyone from musician Elton John to Jimmy Choo cofounder Tamara Mellon, the British-born, Los Angeles–based Martyn Lawrence Bullard is no...
It is tradition for yachts to be christened with a bottle of Champagne, but sometimes owners add a little more to the ceremony. That was the case when the 130-foot Apostrophe launched at Hakvoort...
On August 1, Mahali Mzuri , a Virgin Limited Edition property, opens on the Motorogi Conservancy in the Maasai Mara ecosystem in Kenya. It comprises 12 tented rooms, priced from $590 per person per...
Newly on the market, this 314-acre property located on the south shore of Martha’s Vineyard includes a 5,600-square-foot home, 1,200 feet of private beach, a 35-acre freshwater pond for swimming and...
From August 2 to 4, the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is calling all food lovers to pack their bags for a culinary immersion. As a part of a new series of thematic weekend getaways...
A half century ago, Porsche presented the successor to the venerable 356 coupe in the form of the all-new 911 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This flat-six rear-engine sports car would go on to become a...
Car enthusiasts are set to converge on the Monterey Peninsula in mid-August for nearly a week of concours, tours, vintage races, and auctions. While the main draws are the Pebble Beach Concours d’...
After embarking on a $28 million renovation, the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland, has unveiled 37 new guest rooms and two suites in its Palace Wing, with an additional 61 rooms to be...
Armand de Brignac is offering its most decadent collection of Champagnes yet. The limited-edition Dynastie collection comprises nine bottles of the house’s Brut Gold Champagne in sizes from the...
In its 30-year history, Blue Chip Farms —a world-class horse farm in New York’s Hudson Valley—has managed dozens of world-champion horses, including the famed jumping horse Sapphire, a winner of two...
If you missed your chance to snag one of the 77 Aston Martin One-77 supercars and feel that the new flagship Vanquish Coupe just isn’t your cup of tea, then the new drop-top version of the company’s...
Just in time for summer, Robb Report presents a collection of toys—from artistic longboards to all-terrain vehicles to the latest in outdoor grills—to help make the most of the sunny season. Nick...
In 1860, while delivering some of his then-famous whiskey from Louisville, Ky., to New Orleans, Augustus Bulleit mysteriously vanished. Though his disappearance has never been explained, one theory...
Situated on 5 acres adjacent to the region’s famous Blue Cave, the new Jusandi resort has opened on the island of Ishigaki in the Okinawa region of Japan. The property—whose name means “sunset”in...
There are only two limitations to creating a dream custom billiards table, says Ron Blatt, the president and CEO of New York’s Blatt Billiards : your wallet and your imagination. Blatt, whose...
In packing for a summer getaway, whether to the beach or to a European city, a well-edited list of functional garments is as essential for the trip as a good pair of headphones for a flight. Here are...
Fernando Jorge is creating uniquely soft and flexible jewelry designs that underscore his native sensibility with curvaceous, fluid lines. Using delicate, bendable snake chain in long earrings and...
At first glance, Mary Esses ’ gold cuff ($28,000) appears like soft, embroidered lace encircling the wrist, but a closer look and touch reveals a cuff meticulously carved from solid 18-karat gold. It...
The interior and accessories designer Elisabeth Weinstock has opened a boutique in West Hollywood, Calif., that offers a range of designs in exotic skins, including water snake, crocodile, and...
“Ties are great because you can really be creative with them,” says David Hart, whose company David Hart & Co. creates handmade neckties. Hart was a designer for Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren...
Along with carts and clubs, a commonly encountered item on any golf course worth its greens fees is cigars. It seems most duffers cannot play their best game without one. But not just any cigar—it...
On July 18, one of the top Riesling producers in the world, Helmut Dönnhoff , will host an exclusive wine tasting at L’Auberge Carmel in California. A limited number of guests will have the chance to...
Calling all classic-car enthusiasts: For the first time, Barrett-Jackson has partnered with the Hot August Nights auto show in Reno to host a three-day auction, from August 8 to 10, of more than a...

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