New & Noteworthy

Rarely in the world of Cognac has history repeated itself so dramatically as with the discovery and introduction of Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6, for this is only the second time in the 139-year history...
Whether newly built or undergoing renovation, these remarkable homes have recently hit the market—and are poised to capture the attention of style-minded buyers. Location: Beverly Hills, Calif.;...
Bec Brittain has added four dynamic lighting designs to her eponymous collection of geometric chandeliers, rope-inspired jewelry, and assorted novelties. Released in May, the pieces pair opaque glass...
Those seeking a design-worthy venue on the West Coast for an important business meeting or social event may wish to investigate One Kearny Club . Located at the intersection of San Francisco’s Geary...
Unveiled 18 months ago at the Geneva Auto Show, the Infiniti Emerg-E concept is striking in appearance, and its significance as a road map to future design and product initiatives at the Japanese...
Every year in late September, the Principality of Monaco—which, at just less than 500 acres, is the world’s second smallest country by area—hosts many of the world’s largest megayachts. This year,...
This season’s topcoat is all about strong lines—belted waists that create a powerful silhouette, and textural fabrics and fur trims that make you want to bundle up on a blustery night. Here are seven...
Users of Dornbracht ’s fittings for the bath can now take their showers lying down. Released this summer in the States, the company’s Horizontal Shower—a follow-up to its Vertical Shower of 2011—...
Over its 15-year run, Stars—Jeremiah Tower’s legendary revival of American brasserie cuisine—was a mainstay among actors, writers, artists, and restaurateurs, as well as an inspiration for a...
There are few things that evoke the feeling of summer more than sipping sundowners at sea. With Pelican Grand Beach Resort ’s all-inclusive Mega Yachts & Martinis escape (from $13,000 for two...
As part of Gateway Canyons Resort ’s new explorer’s program, Driven Experiences, guests will get behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, Bentley Continental, Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster, or...
Mercedes-Benz continues to expand its product range—but rather than going after superpremium buyers with the likes of the Maybach, it is trying to add owners to the three-pointed-star fold. The first...
The cool winds that ripple across the South of France inspired Joe Doucet’s design for a series of wine chillers. The New York–based artist collaborated with Neal Feay Co., of Goleta, Calif., to...
Emily Diamandis has added more than a dozen lounge- and resort-wear items and accessories to Tabula Rasa , her line of upscale knits for home and travel. Among the new pieces, which range in price...
For the first time, the private three-floor residence on the grounds of the K Club Hotel, Spa, and Country Club in Kildare, Ireland—40 minutes outside of Dublin—is available for private reservations...
In South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Hotel Domestique opened in August among miles of scenic country roads mapped with bicycle routes for the riders the inn caters to. Why Go: This American take...
Scotch is the much-anticipated new whisky bar in the five-star Balmoral hotel that presents more than 400 varieties—single malts, blends, young malts, mature malts—making it the largest selection of...
To kick off the ski season in Deer Valley, Resorts West and Magellan Jets have partnered on an extravagant 4-day weekend getaway December 6 through 9. The four-person package (starting at $49,000)...
Meridian , the British manufacturer of audio and video components, has devised a new in-car surround-sound concept, for the Jaguar C-X17. Based on the architecture of the company’s in-home surround-...
The Puyu Hotel and Spa , a 29-story tower infused with a resort-like atmosphere, opens November 1in the largest city in central China. Why Go: Explore the provincial capital city of Wuhan, which...
Wolfgang Puck and Daniel Boulud are collaborating for the first time to prepare a five-course dinner at Puck’s eponymous restaurant at the Hotel Bel-Air on October 23. The menu has yet to be...
Vivanta by Taj Bentota is a refreshed full-service beach resort in a destination your friends haven’t heard of. Why Go: This refurbishment of a 1990s beach resort in Sri Lanka is worth considering if...
Three years ago, at the Paris Motor Show, Audi showed the Quattro Concept, a two-door, all-wheel-drive supercar commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first Quattro all-wheel-drive coupe. Although...
The 45-mile drive from Washington, D.C., to the quiet equestrian haven of Middleburg, Va., overflows with the sagas of America’s past. Crossing the Potomac River (where General Robert E. Lee’s troops...
Zuccon Superyacht Design , the Italian yacht company, showed a 302-foot concept yacht at the Monaco Yacht Show last month with a steel hull and aluminum construction. It offers a change from the...
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, DeWitt has redesigned its most popular watch model, the Academia, for a younger customer. The Academia’s signature columned bezel and case—which was previously...
Audemars Piguet has packed three complications—a tourbillon, chronograph, and minute repeater—into a 47-millimeter case that was inspired by the brand’s early-20th-century pocket watches. The...
Verdura is showcasing the works of two of the most important jewelers of the 20th century, Fulco di Verdura and Suzanne Belperron, during a 2-month exhibition and sale. The presentation at Verdura’s...
The Geneva-based watchmaker Bedat & Co. has made a leap toward premium watchmaking with its new diamond-encrusted women’s model, the Extravaganza Ref. 327 ($272,500). The one-of-a-kind timepiece...
Hermès , the French luxury-goods brand that began as a saddlemaker, has elevated the simplicity of a leather strap into an art form. Each strap is selected from a candy store of exceptional materials...

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