New & Noteworthy

The jeweler Paolo Costagli has assembled a mouthwatering collection of unusual, hard-to-find colored gemstones for his new Bespoke series of one-of-a-kind pieces. Extraordinary gem specimens include...
On October 7, two extraordinary diamonds will hit the auction block: An enormous 118.28-carat D-flawless diamond nearly the size of a small chicken egg—the largest D-flawless diamond ever to appear...
The reopening of the Hermès flagship boutique in Beverly Hills—which took place last week following an 18-month renovation—marks a new era in the brand’s U.S. retail presence. Its address at 434...
Montblanc has introduced the newest model in its Nicolas Rieussec chronograph collection, which launched five years ago boasting a rotating disc in the place of hands to measure the hour. The new...
A good year is worth its weight in wine, according to the Napa Valley winery Domaine Carneros , which has announced that for $20,000, it will stock the cellars of Champagne lovers for the next year...
Mercedes-Benz had barely taken the wraps off its new S-Class before it also announced the high-performance AMG version of the flagship sedan. Usually, a manufacturer will introduce a new model and...
On September 25, Daniel Boulud and the sommeliers from each of his New York restaurants will share their favorite wines with 40 guests. Now in its third year, the Detour de France event (from $350...
The new 30-room J.K. Place Roma will open this month in the heart of Rome. Located just off of the Via Condotti, it is within walking distance of major sites including the Trevi Fountain and the...
Flanked by a shopping mall and two championship golf courses, Raffles Hainan opened September 1 as the top-end choice within the Chinese megaresort Clearwater Bay. Why to Go: If you are traveling in...
Now through October 31, guests who book any villa at the Song Saa Private Island resort in Cambodia can take advantage of a three-, five-, or seven-night wellness retreat included in the cost of...
Shenzhen typically attracts domestic tourists and business travelers, but Western leisure guests are also finding their way to the city. The Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen opened this month amidst a sea...
The 316-room Langham Chicago hotel opens on September 10 just steps from the Chicago River and the Magnificent Mile of shopping on Michigan Avenue. Accommodations range from standard guest rooms,...
Astell&Kern , a subsidiary of the Korean company iRiver, has unveiled its AK120 high-definition mobile music player. The $1,300 AK120 is capable of playing 24-bit, 192-kHz music files—the highest...
After traveling through Bhutan last year, Louis Vuitton ’s men’s studio and style director, Kim Jones, decided to create a collection inspired by the Vuitton traveler—not just through the brand’s...
Amanresorts has a knack for opening quietly luxurious hotels in incredible locations you haven’t heard of. Vietnam’s Vinh Hy Bay—home of the 31-room Amanoi that opened September 1—is no exception...
Known for its 250 square miles of flats fishing, Deep Water Cay heretofore has been a small community of only seven privately owned homes, seven cabana units, and four guest cottages (packages...
In addition to showcasing about 200 of the world’s most coveted collector cars and motorcycles, this August’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance also offered a sneak peak at the new Bentley Home...
Coast to coast and in between, these recently listed luxury properties are strong on selling points. Palos Verdes, California, $53,000,000 The renowned Spanish architect Rafael Manzano Martos created...
A modern armoire from the 14-year-old design firm Hierve may command more attention than the clothing housed within it. The Ropero (Spanish for “wardrobe”) comprises customizable interior modules...
For almost 70 years, Sub-Zero has been manufacturing built-in refrigeration systems that blend seamlessly with the latest kitchen cabinetry. In the mid-1990s, the company introduced the first...
Taracea, a family-operated furniture manufacturer in Mexico that specializes in elaborate wooden pieces, released its Gehry collection in April. The line’s parquet chests, coffee tables, nightstands...
This month at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the world’s fastest plug-in hybrid vehicle, the Porsche 918 Spyder, is set to officially debut. It will also be one of the most expensive dual-drive vehicles...
Joining the list of luxury hotels offering health and wellness packages, the Trump Hotel Collection (855.878.6700, www.trumphotelcollection.com ) unveiled its new Trump Wellness concept this summer...
Joining the list of luxury hotels offering health and wellness packages, the Trump Hotel Collection (855.878.6700, www.trumphotelcollection.com ) unveiled its new Trump Wellness concept this summer...
In Hasselblad ’s second notable launch of the year, the Swedish camera manufacturer has unveiled a 20.2-megapixel point-and-shoot unit called the Stellar. The news comes on the heels of the company’s...
The 283-room St. Regis Abu Dhabi opened on August 15 with the potential to become the top hotel in the city. Why to Go : Eight years ago the $3 billion gold-and-marble-laden Emirates Palace hotel...
Collectors will remember the city of Venice as the inspiration for the Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin ’s famous San Marco minute repeater. This year, the company’s newest limited-edition minute...
The career of Sandrine Stern, design director at Patek Philippe , spans a period when the traditional Geneva manufacturer transformed itself into a viable, if not enviable, maker of women’s watches...
Another artfully constructed stone wall marks the front edge of the property. After passing through the stone wall’s opening, visitors follow the cobblestone road, which leads to a greeting area with...
Eleven years after the watch’s debut, Louis Vuitton has updated its signature chunky Tambour with an edgy black metal-matrix composite used in Formula 1–caliber racecars. Available on either the...

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