New & Noteworthy

The old rule among oenophiles was that once you opened a decent bottle of wine or vintage port, you had to finish it within 24 hours before oxidation irreparably altered the taste and bouquet. That...
Concurrent with its Contemporary Art and Impressionist & Modern Art sales, Sotheby’s New York will present an expansive collection of jewelry by Alexandre Reza from November 2 to 14. In an...
Salvatore Ferragamo is hosting a month-long pop-up shop inside the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hills as a tribute to the city of Los Angeles in which the company’s founder...
With Ron Howard’s Rush at the top of the mind among moviegoers and race fans alike, collectors of historic Formula 1 racecars will be raising paddles at RK Motors Collector Car Auctions ’ sale on...
Ermenegildo Zegna will provide 100 cuts of its superfine wool, long-wearing Trofeo wool, or high-performance, wrinkle-resistant wool blend that can be woven with the buyer’s name or a message of his...
A month after setting a world record for the most valuable white diamond sold at auction—a 118.28-carat D-flawless that sold for $30.6 million on October 7 in Hong Kong— Sotheby’s Geneva expects to...
More than 50 years ago, Bill Mitchell—the head of design for General Motors and an avid fisherman—was inspired by the powerful and hydrodynamic bodies of sharks and stingrays while at sea. He...
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...

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