New & Noteworthy

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...
The Macallan is pouring five of its rarest vintages—the 12 Year, 15 Year, 17 Year, 18 Year, and 21 Year—for an exclusive whisky tasting at the Hotel Bel-Air. Open to just 12 guests ($85 per person),...
Bali’s renowned Como Shambala spa experience arrives in Phuket, Thailand, via the new Point Yamu by Como resort. Why Go: Overlooking Thailand’s turquoise Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay, the Singapore-...
When a demolition crew in 1912 discovered a cache of some 500 jewelry pieces and gems buried in a Cheapside cellar in London, they had no idea they had uncovered one of the greatest jewelry finds of...
The much-anticipated mid-engine Alfa Romeo 4C, which heralds the storied Italian marque’s return to the United States, will come in the second quarter of 2014 rather than late this year as originally...
Seats are selling out quickly for the Restaurant at Meadowood ’s annual Twelve Days of Christmas charitable food-and-wine celebration. The 12-part dinner series—which has raised more than $230,000 to...
When the occasion calls for black-tie dress, men have a wide array of stylish options this season that make it fun to get dressed up and express their individuality. For fall, it’s all about...
Resorts West has teamed up with the celebrated New York City toy store FAO Schwarz to create Santa’s workshop inside its luxury ski chalets. The Holidays Memories Package, available from December 4...
The Chedi Sakala, Bali, raises the bar for luxury along the white-sand beaches of Bali’s Tanjung Benoa neighborhood. Why Go: Tanjung Benoa is best known for its calm seas and plethora of marine...
Como Hotels and Resorts has partnered with Chapman Freeborn to host a seven-night travel package with private flights to and from Bhutan. Upon arrival, guests will divide their time between Como’s...
The Maldives’ new Cheval Blanc Randheli is primed to become one of the best resorts in the world. Why Go: In the luxury sector, a single group of brands parented by the company LVMH Hotel Management...
Wally’s Auction House will hold its inaugural New York auction, with more than $3 million worth of fine and rare wines, on November 13 at an exclusive dinner at the Whitney Museum of American Art...
Kaleidescape ’s media players and servers have long been favorites of audio-video system installers looking to provide their clients with a whole-home solution for playing back music and movies from...
Things are looking up at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples, following a face-lift this summer of the grande dame on Florida’s Vanderbilt Beach. Why Go: Firmly established as the social center of Naples, Fla...
Evan Yurman, the trailblazing chief design director for David Yurman, has created a collectible bottle stopper for Patrón Añejo tequila that reflects his edgy design aesthetic, which often pairs...
Top European stemware manufacturers celebrate their notable collections with these exquisite new goblets, flutes, and crystal accessories. Lalique Wingen-sur-Moder, France Last fall, crystal...
A rare Archibald Quincy Jones estate in Trousdale—an exclusive enclave of Beverly Hills—is now on the market. The modernist architect and University of Southern California professor, better known as...
The usually tranquil country roads of California’s premier wine region once again resound with the revving of supercharged engines and flash with glints of polished chrome as a select cadre of Robb...
Chefs Todd English, Michael Chiarello, Christopher Kostow, and Masaharu Morimoto are headlining this year’s Flavor! Napa Valley Wine and Food Festival , from November 20 to 24. The five-day event,...
Ahead of its official launch in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Porsche Macan SUV has been spotted during testing in Southern California. Details of this addition to the German automaker’s...
Over the last century, Poltrona Frau has become known worldwide not only for its au courant furniture but also for the leather it supplies to top automobile marques such as Ferrari, Maserati, and...
This fall, silversmith and tableware company Christofle has added a Beverly Hills showroom to its list of over 70 store locations around the globe. Though the French brand is steeped in nearly two...
After being out of print for almost four decades, the Zervos Picasso Catalogue —the authoritative reference on Pablo Picasso’s life work—will be available exclusively through Sotheby’s starting in...

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