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The legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld collaborated with the celebrated chef Joël Robuchon on a new dining experience at the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo that was unveiled in late June. In his...
Expected to open in December 2014, the 1,000-acre Baha Mar resort development in Nassau, on the Bahamian island of New Providence, will comprise four hotels with some 2,200 hotel rooms and 284...
Designed to visit both the North and South Poles, Le Soléal , the latest ship from Marseilles, France–based Compagnie du Ponant , has just made its maiden voyage, departing from Venice to cruise to...
Louis Vuitton has opened an expansive, extraordinary installation by James Turrell —the contemporary artist known for his work with light and its interaction with space—in Las Vegas. This...
Zero Halliburton , the brand known for its sturdy aluminum briefcases, has opened a flagship store on Madison Avenue in midtown Manhattan. The 1,600-square-foot space is being used as a testing...
Introduced in the spring at the Maison & Objet show in Paris, three new wallpaper collections from Belgium-based Arte are now available at the company’s five U.S. showrooms. As with the brand’s...
Modern lines and traditional craftsmanship merge in the recent collaboration between the 1-year-old, New York–based furniture brand Studio Van den Akker and the 600-year-old, Murano, Italy–based...
For the first time in 50 years, Relais & Châteaux is reviving its Route du Bonheur package: a series of dining-driven itineraries led by notable chefs, starting with Thomas Keller’s personalized...
Scottish themes abound in the nomenclature of Torbreck, the celebrated Australian winery founded in 1994 by David Powell, who once plied his hand as a lumberjack in a forest in Scotland of the same...
Whether you’re a first-time explorer or a seasoned safari-goer, Extraordinary Journeys ’ new Million-Dollar Safari will take you on an African expedition like no other. Led by the renowned private...
The Royal Beach Tel Aviv opened last month on the city’s beachfront, near its lively nightlife and entertainment. The 230-room property was designed by Harald Klein, who brought his signature urban...
Lemala Kuria Hills has opened in Serengeti National Park in the Wogakurya Hills of Tanzania. Situated within the main migration corridor for wildebeest and in proximity to the Mara River, the remote...
Hotel B opened in Lima’s historic Barranco neighborhood, which is home to the city’s famous Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs). The hotel, which features 17 rooms and suites (from $450 to $700...
The French crystal manufacturer Baccarat unveiled its new flagship boutique on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue in June. The stylized entryway, which features a diamond pattern cut into glass, opens to a 2...
Eye-catching, colorful pocket squares are bursting out of the jacket pockets at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, each one adding a unique splash of personality to an ensemble. They are the work of...
The Aman Canal Grande opened in June in San Polo, the smallest of Venice’s six districts and one of the oldest, dating back to the ninth century. Housed in a 16th-century palazzo overlooking the...
Johns Hopkins cancer scientists have discovered that a little-described gene known as FAM190A plays a subtle but critical role in regulating the normal cell division process known as mitosis, and the...
The American shipbuilder Palmer Johnson launched its new flagship model, the PJ 210, in the form of Lady M this summer. The 210-foot yacht features three decks and the same sleek bow that Palmer...
Arizona’s Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain has played host to celebrities for decades, serving as a training facility for professional athletes like the tennis player Ken Rosewall and a quiet escape...
This fall’s introduction of the 2014 Cadillac CTS marks the third generation of the rear-drive sedan that shifted the division’s competitive focus from traditional brands like Lincoln to European...
The Dorchester Collection’s Coworth Park , a country house–style hotel and spa in Ascot, England, is offering a new package designed to give guests a taste of British royalty. Called “A Royal Life at...
Starting July 10, foodies can enjoy five days of beachside barbecues, dinners, and culinary-themed workshops at Capella Pedregal ’s second annual Food & Wine Festival in Cabo San Lucas. The event...
1 } Devon & Devon Jetset One of nearly a dozen new bathroom items recently introduced by the Italian company Devon & Devon, the Art Deco–inspired Jetset vanity ($10,590 to $14,329) features a...
New Englanders savor every second of the glorious summer weather because they know how fleeting it is. They and others from around the world eagerly pay seven- and eight-figure sums for Massachusetts...
While the State of Israel often seems to be in a mire of conflict, the nation’s second-largest city has evolved into an oasis of creativity for some of today’s most forward-thinking designers. With...
1} VONDOM Designer Karim Rashid’s Sloo chairs for Vondom are composed of polyethylene and come in 10 colors, among them black and white, orange, green, and pink. From $375. +34.962.398.486, www...
Mid-20th-century designers had a field day with the humble chair. George Nelson transformed it into a sleek triangle on slim metal legs; Verner Panton streamlined it into a heart-shaped silhouette on...
Le Marche, Italy Most visitors to central Italy stay in Tuscany and Umbria, but those who prefer the road less traveled may find Le Marche more to their liking. Near the hill town of Treia, Le Marche...
Finely decorated vintage movements attracted a small group of enthusiasts to the tiny watch manufacturer Dubey & Schaldenbrand during the 1990s and early 2000s. Dipping into the hoard she...
The Regent Bali opened in June in the Sanur District on the southeast coast of the island. The beachfront property has 112 rooms and suites designed in the spirit and style of the local surroundings...

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