New & Noteworthy

A 317-year-old violin that was stolen in 2010 from the acclaimed international soloist Min-Jin Kym has been recovered in near-perfect condition and will be sold through the fine-instrument auction...
Bernard Katz, MD , a UCLA primary-care physician, discusses how simple communication strategies can ensure that patients get the most from each visit. The abundance of health information on websites...
L’Apogée Courchevel, the newest member of the prestigious Oetker Collection of hotels, has opened in the exclusive French ski town of Courchevel 1850. Why Go: Courchevel 1850 draws an international...
Beginning this month, the Bombardier Challenger 300 and Cessna Citation X jets in the fleet of the San Francisco–based charter provider XOJet is offering passengers the ability to make calls, send...
This was one of Costa Rica’s most popular attractions when there was visible lava flowing down the mountain. In 2010 the lava stopped flowing…
The 5,620-foot Mount Mackenzie is an ideal place for adventurous skiers. With a new heli-ski package offered by travel concierge Black Tomato, Bighorn Lodge —a ski chalet at the Revelstoke Mountain...
The Scottish audio-product manufacturer Linn , which is widely known in audiophile circles for its legendary Linn Sondek LP12 turntable, unveiled a top-of-the-line music system. The Linn Klimax Exakt...
Grey Goose and Baccarat crystal are packing the tools for the perfect martini in a sleek aluminum carrying case for the holidays. The limited-edition series of 25 martini-mixing kits ($475) is...
A former Hertz parking garage now offers some of Greenwich Village’s most desirable condos. Together the developers at DHA Capital and Continental Properties and the architects at CetraRuddy...
Together with his business partner, who is also his mom, Arkansas-born event planner Bronson van Wyck has designed everything from the opening night at the San Francisco Opera and the debut party for...
Trove has added a new design to its bold collection of 22 modern wallcoverings. The Trace pattern, which launched in October at Atelier Courbet’s “Made: In New York” retail exhibition, was inspired...
These elegant finds make it easy to set holiday tables with style. L’Objet A rim of gleaming 24-karat gold encircles a festive platter ($550), which is made of malachite and Limoges porcelain and...
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...

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