New & Noteworthy

George Smith , the English furniture company named for one of the United Kingdom’s most celebrated Regency-period furniture makers, has unveiled its first outdoor collection. Utilizing special...
The South Korean electronics giant Samsung , one of the world’s leading TV manufacturers, just announced current and forthcoming availability for its 2013 display panels. The company’s new flagship...
Three new sinks promise to enliven the powder room or master bath. Cut from a single piece of amethyst, the Polyedro sink ($50,000) is the functional artwork of Jake Levy, of International Stone...
Situated in the suburb of Karen, Hemingways Nairobi is near Kenya’s famous Nairobi National Park. The property, which opens this month, has 45 rooms and suites, each with a private balcony...
The Grace Bay Club in Turks and Caicos has just announced the Residences — a 2.2-acre community on a private beach about three miles from the larger 11-acre community of the Grace Bay Club. Upon its...
Blue diamonds account for less than one percent of all mined diamonds, and thus a fancy deep-blue one is considered an exceptional discovery—which is why Bonhams’ offering of a 5.30-carat deep-blue...
Outer Reef is lauded for its long-range, semicustom motoryachts that can handle varying conditions, and the new 720 Deluxbridge continues the tradition. Using the same fiberglass hull form as the 700...
This spring, the luxury-home-furnishings brand Restoration Hardware (RH) is setting the table for the first time. The 33-year-old company’s inaugural tableware collection encompasses a host of sleek...
The Italian furniture makers at Promemoria are known for their inventive uses of materials, such as the caramel-colored ash wood that the company treated—and turned gray—for its Belvedere chaise (see...
Occupying 1,500 acres of a peninsula on the Riviera Nayarit, just north of Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita includes Four Seasons and St. Regis resorts, two Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses, and a host...
Located in the heart of Vienna, the Hotel Sans Souci Wien is a new boutique hotel designed by the world-renowned design firm Yoo Studio. The hotel has 63 rooms and suites, and its restaurant La...
On April 22, the world’s top chefs will team-up to serve the ultimate meal: the Dîner des Grands Chefs . At the third annual occasion of this Relais & Chateaux event, 600 guests will savor...
The Los Angeles–based designer Mary McDonald is known for her sophisticated interiors, which often combine bold patterns, Indian influences, chinoiserie, and modern lines. Now she is bringing her...
Though most well-dressed men are familiar with such signature Hermès pieces as the brand’s H-shaped belt buckle and elegantly patterned neckties, even the cognoscenti remained unaware of the French...
Brooke Garber Neidich commands attention—not only because she cochairs the Whitney Museum of Amer­ican Art’s board of trustees and cofounded the Child Mind Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted...
To golfers, the search for extra distance off the tee is a never-ending quest. Club manufacturers prey on this unquenchable desire for yardage, every few years tempting us with new technologies...
Part of the unique symbiotic relationship between Italian watchmaker Panerai and its base of obsessive collectors is a play upon the sometimes obscure details of its manufacturing history. Some of...
When creating its newest jewelry collections, Baccarat looked to an unprecedented source of inspiration: its tableware. For the B Mania and B Lovely lines, which arrive in stores this month, the...
With its sinuous form and exotic markings, the serpent has served as the inspiration for myriad adornments throughout the centuries. Now, with Chinese astrology’s Year of the Snake upon us, top...
Over the course of its century-and-a-half-long history, London’s Café Royal witnessed the mischief of patrons from Wilde, Churchill, and Shaw to Bardot, Taylor, and Bowie. The storied bar-cum-...
Like many vacation-home communities, the new Limassol Marina in Cyprus offers homeowners direct access to a beach. But this $470 million development in the eastern Mediterranean presents an even more...
While super storm Sandy was hammering the East Coast and drenching rains were merging Venice with the Adriatic Sea last fall, similar weather was pounding Morocco into mud. Downpours of biblical...
This season, other menswear designers merely dabbled in safari style, but Stefano Ricci actually took to the wild. An avid hunter, Ricci spends several weeks each year in Africa, and his experiences...
While there is nothing unusual about a watch company CEO creating special-edition timepieces based on a personal passion, the idea came as a complete surprise to the executives of the Taito and Namco...
The Geneva-based boutique watchmaker Laurent Ferrier has established a long-term partnership with Meissen Italia, a subsidiary of the venerable German porcelain maker, to create limited-edition...
Devotees of New York’s Tribeca Film Festival might consider bidding on the one-of-a-kind Portuguese Automatic that IWC has offered in support of the event. The piece features the company’s Pellaton...
Two leading hotels—the St. Regis and the Four Seasons—will host a four-day culinary and golf getaway beginning on April 11 in Punta Mita, Mexico, located on the tip of Banderas Bay. The Punta Mita...
The opulent salons and suites of Paris’s Hôtel de Crillon —which have hosted the signing of the Franco-American Treaty of Alliance as well as historic figureheads including Theodore Roosevelt,...
Zemi Beach Resort and Spa is a prime beachfront property in Shoal Bay East, Anguilla, that is offering 28 two- and three-bedroom residences from $2 million to $3.1 million. Spread out over 5 acres...
The Amorim family’s fortune had its beginnings among the rambling port lodges that line the hillsides above the Douro River in Porto, but the family did not amass its wealth by making Portugal’s...

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