New & Noteworthy

After more than 20 years creating extravagant pieces for prestigious jewelry houses, Nadia Morgenthaler ( nadia-morgenthaler.com ) is making a name for herself. Several years ago, the Swiss jeweler...
The idea behind London’s Orlebar Brown ( orlebarbrown.com ) was to offer men swimming trunks that double as shorts for après-swim activities. Today, nine years after the brand’s founding, Orlebar...
At the launch of the new Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible in Cape Town, South Africa, Richard Carter, the company’s director of global communications, claimed that the British automobile manufacturer is...
Arriving in style is the perfect way to set the tone for a night out on the town, and we think black cars set the standard for class and style . While most automakers offer their high-end models in a...
There are two kinds of cocktails. Well, there are actually a lot more than two, but for our current purposes, there are two: cocktails and competition cocktails. Cocktails are made to be consumed and...
The quartz-surfaces manufacturer and the British designer Tom Dixon have succeeded in crafting a cool-looking kitchen that truly evokes the cold. Called Ice, it debuted at the Interior Design Show in...
The successor to the now 5-year-old FF, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso ( ferrari.com ) is a more powerful two-door, four-wheel-drive hatchback—or shooting brake. In a first for Ferrari, the all-wheel drive is...
“When a man wears a hat he is a bit more confident,” observes Albertus Swanepoel ( albertusswanepoel .com ), the South African–born hatmaker who crafts men’s and women’s hats by hand. There has been...
The vegan renaissance is now . Vegan cuisine—which doesn’t incorporate any animal products, such as butter or eggs—is no longer the milquetoast cuisine of choice for your most devout PETA friends,...
Together with the English magician Dynamo (also known as Steven Frayne), the South Africa–born interior designer has conjured up the Illusionist Wallpaper collection, a series of innovative wall...
At the end of 2014, vintner Bernard Magrez opened La Grande Maison, a splendid hotel and restaurant in Bordeaux, in partnership with his friend, the Michelin-decorated chef Joël Robuchon. Now Magrez...
With a history of dressing Hollywood celebrities, such as Humphrey Bogart and Francis Ford Coppola, the Roman tailoring house Battistoni ( battistoni.com ) has fittingly opened its first U.S. store...
The Old Fashioned cocktail sports its name for a reason: It’s old. The name caught on as early as the 1880s, by which time the drink itself had already been around for at least several decades. In...
Chronicling the exploits of superhuman heroes with questionable fashion sense since the 1930s, comic books continue to capture the global imagination, even in this digital age. Through World War II...
The Artist: Kimberly McDonald’s jewelry is born from her long-standing love of natural wonders, the environment, and (of course) rocks. The North Carolina native grew up collecting agate and geodes,...
The Italian manufacturer’s new matte-black steel Spin D faucet ($2,295) is named for its pull-out spout’s ability to rotate 360 degrees. Spin D has a slim, minimalist design that is suited for...
Dewar’s, an award-winning blended Scotch whisky, has never disclosed which specific single malts go into its 12-, 15-, and 18-year-old whiskies, its top-of-the-line Signature whisky, and others. But...
One of the smartest new menswear items for spring is the Ravazzolo Travel 7/24 Jacket (from $2,295, ravazzolo.com ). The garment of tightly woven wool has what CEO Andrea Ravazzolo refers to as...
Joining the ranks of Italian fashion houses turned hoteliers, Fendi has remade its former headquarters in Rome as an exclusive seven-room retreat. Opened in December, Fendi Private Suites does not...
“I like to have a martini, two at the very most. After three I’m under the table, after four I’m under my host.” -Dorothy Parker The famed literary wit Dorothy Parker may not have invented drunken...
Since 1930, Pininfarina has elevated car design to fine art guided by its core values: elegance, purity, and innovation. And while Italy’s iconic design firm has expanded its focus to other forms of...
“Diamonds are to women what cars are to men. It is a statement about who they are, how successful they have been, and how they see their future,” says John Green , who is the fourth-generation family...
Best known for its hand-hammered copper sinks and tubs, this 20-year-old company based in San Luis Obispo, Calif., uses artisanal techniques to create its range of kitchen and bath products,...
On April 25, Phillips auction house in New York will auction off a selection of 20th-century masterpieces from famed artists like Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol during its Evening and Day Sales of...
Pininfarina became a household name for its beautifully crafted Italian cars, but the 85-year-old design firm has shaped everything from kitchens to pens to the stunning new H2 Speed, a hydrogen-...
Another luxury-auto brand is adding an SUV to its lineup. The Maserati Levante ( maseratiusa.com ) debuted in March at the Geneva International Motor Show and will arrive in the United States later...
The Italian luxury-goods brand Bruno Magli ( brunomagli.com ) features striking new footwear in its Collezione range (starting at $600 a pair). Calf-leather models in the series present an elongated...
In light of today’s loss of Prince, a creative powerhouse who pushed past boundaries in a style that could not be duplicated, RobbReport.com remembers the master by taking a cue from his classic song...
Launched as part of its 2016 lineup, the new Hermès Chevauchée Jewelry collection comprises 17 pieces featuring intaglio designs engraved into rock. Carved into red, black, yellow, and green stones,...
We’ve been noticing something lately: Along with the upswing in upscale Mexican food and drink in town, many south-of-the-border-focused spots are taking their drinking underground. Literally. In the...

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