New & Noteworthy

The actor Elizabeth Taylor had a longtime love affair with Bulgari jewelry, which prompted the Italian jewelry house to create a one-of-kind pair of earrings out of 18-karat gold, spinels, turquoise...
Whale-shark sightings and empty surf breaks are among the draws at Maalifushi by Como , the first resort to open in the Maldives’ remote Thaa Atoll. Why Go: The white-sand beaches and crystal-clear...
The Chedi Andermatt arrives as the crown jewel of a $1.9 billion Alpine development near Zurich. Why Go: The Ursern valley is one of the coldest places in Switzerland with heavy snow for skiing in...
More than 3,000 furnishings and accessories from the Lanesborough hotel in London will hit the auction block starting December 9 in a five-day sale led by Pro Auction, based in Bath, England. The...
Life at Montage Deer Valley is far from clichéd. Owners of the resort’s vacation homes, which are located on the six highest floors, do not reside among plaid-upholstered furnishings or the other...
To follow up her premier 10-piece furnishings collection of two years ago, interior designer Azadeh Shladovsky has released her new DE+ capsule collection, which also consists of 10 pieces (priced...
Top-end luxury and performance models dominated the Los Angeles Auto Show , with the 2014 Jaguar F-Type Coupe leading the A-list of stars. Originally shown as a coupe in concept form, the production...
Watches are not the only finely wrought object to possess a history of 18th-century geniuses:
The new Patravi ScubaTec chronometer is equipped with a hardy 44.6 mm stainless-steel case and a sapphire crystal that is nearly 4 mm thick…
Dyslexia or reading disability is a common but often misunderstood learning disability that makes it difficult for people to understand the sounds that letters make and how they combine to give...
Thyroid nodules are common in adults but rare in children, affecting fewer than six children in 1 million in the United States each year. Despite relatively small numbers, the incidence is increasing...
Rather than parachuting in to treat impoverished populations and then leaving, American physicians on surgical missions need to cultivate relationships with their counterparts abroad as well as learn...
Perrelet has added the first chronograph to its well-known Turbine collection that transforms the company’s patented double-rotor movement into a visually arresting turbine-blade design on the dial...
A generous gift by entertainment executive and philanthropist David Geffen will ensure that a cohort of the very best medical students will have the means to pursue their careers unburdened by debt.
Cigar smokers have cause to be especially joyous this season, for not since the Great Cigar Boom of the 1990s has such an abundance of hand-rolled riches been laid before them. This bounty has...
The Florentine pen maker Visconti didn’t stray too far from its roots when it designed its first watch collection, which features dials flanked by bold swooping bridges that recall the clip design of...
Rosewood’s CordeValle resort is offering a golf weekend for groups of four to play at two of California’s top courses, followed by a wine tasting and a private barbecue dinner. The Four for Fore...
Every Wednesday, the pastry chef for the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris , will create a dessert inspired by an art exhibit on display in the city to serve during tea (about $68 per person). Chef François...
Like its sweeping 18th-century-style château, which is inspired by Château de la Marquetterie in the Champagne region of France, Domaine Carneros seeks to integrate the terroir of the lower Napa...
The long-awaited Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, arrives on Palm Beach. Why Go: Aruba sits outside of the hurricane belt and boasts sunny, 85-degree weather nearly 365 days a year. The Dutch island is a...
The Yeatman hotel in Oporto, Portugal, is cracking open its 25,000-bottle wine cellar for two days—Saturday and Sunday, November 30 and December 1—for guests to taste more than 100 of the country’s...
One of Puerto Rico’s most successful retail entrepreneurs, Marie Helene Morrow—who established Reinhold Jewelers 30 year ago and now has 13 stores on the island—has opened her first men’s store,...
Cadillac rolled out a bold replacement for the Escalade full-size SUV. Powered by a 420 hp 6.2-liter V-8, the new Escalade will be offered in two- and four-wheel drive as well as on two wheelbases—...
The engineering house Callaway is offering an innovative wagon version of the 2014 Corvette Stingray called the AeroWagon; it expects to begin delivery of the modified cars in early 2014. Known for...
The celebrated chefs Mario Batali, Dario Cecchini, and Roberto Caporuscio are among those participating in the four-day La Cucina Italiana Food and Wine Festival in Las Vegas. Held from Thursday,...
Just as the phylloxera outbreak of the 1860s caused the French to switch from wine to Cognac with their meals, a few years ago some Parisians again began having a glass or two of eau-de-vie with...
The 4-year-old Oasis Collections offers modern residences throughout South America for long-term rental along with a concierge service, members-only clubhouses, and private drivers. Of its 600...
Earlier this month, flooring manufacturer Carlisle added two new collections, Oyster Bay and Sunapee Lake, to its selection of wide plank floors, which are crafted from the heartwood of large, old-...
The eponymous owner of Cliff Lede Vineyards in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley has an obvious passion for all things cultural. This enthusiasm manifests itself in every aspect of the...
Jet manufacturers unveiled a series of competitive new products, advanced technologies, and updated designs last month in Las Vegas at the annual conference of the National Business Aviation...

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