New & Noteworthy

In its 47th year, the Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance (held this time on June 30) is known for its lineup of some of the world’s best cars, from prewar classics to modern exotic models. This year’s...
Looking cumulatively at this year’s new-watch introductions, it might be tempting to declare that the recent revolution in watchmaking—the one that was supposed to take us to a future of daring...
Known for its use of luxurious materials, such as shagreen, precious metals, and polished horn, Scala Luxury has amassed an inventory of more than 450 furniture and accessories designs, all of which...
Less than two months old, Amanusa's 10 new villas are on offer for rent. The three- to six-bedroom private dwellings sit adjacent to the legendary resort, which opened in 1992 with 35 rooms. Each of...
A fast way to update your spring/summer wardrobe with a shot of personality is to add a bright-colored sport coat. They’re appearing a range of colors, including bright blue, crimson, and yellow; in...
To mark its 50th anniversary, Lamborghini unveiled an outrageous one-off concept called the Egoista. This single-seat car celebrates Lamborghini’s long-standing appeal to ego through building extreme...
The Frank Gehry–designed New York by Gehry tower, which was completed in the spring of 2011, rises 76 stories over Lower Manhattan and stands 870 feet tall, making it the tallest residential building...
The new Level Shoe District —a 96,000-square-foot shoe store—is just one of Dubai’s emerging design-related hot spots, many of which Robb Report Home & Style recently covered in its May/June...
The art of distillation has been practiced for thousands of years; no one really knows who the first distillers were. However, we do know the name of the longest-reigning distilling family in the...
Brimming with picturesque fjords, glistening glaciers, and exotic wildlife, Chilean Patagonia has long been a photographer’s paradise. Starting this September, shutterbugs of all skill levels can...
For the die-hard surfing enthusiast, the Four Seasons Maldives is offering a set of exclusive getaway packages to its third annual surfing championship, in Kuda Haraa. The event, which takes place...
Just in time for Cape Cod’s busy summer season, the Mansion at Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club has reopened after a $40 million renovation of the property and resort. The Mansion features 31 two- and...
St. Regis is putting guests behind the wheel of a brand-new Bentley to take on the twists and turns of California’s Pacific Coast Highway. With the Pacific Grand Tourpackage (from $6,900), guests of...
The Mandarin Oriental Pudong has opened in Pudong, Shanghai, along the left bank of the Huangpu River. The 362-room property has stunning views of the city’s Lujiazui financial district and is steps...
Richie Notar is sick of casual dining. The restaurateur who managed the Nobu empire from its start, in 1994, is looking to restore glamour to the New York restaurant world with the opening of his...
A truly enviable collection of antique timepieces is on view at a yearlong exhibit, “Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collection.” Shown in the museum’s new Portico Gallery,...
The 24 Hours of Le Mans (June 22 and 23) race is not for the faint for heart. Over 50 cars travel around the 8.5-mile Circuit de la Sarthe course in Le Mans, France, during one 24-hour period,...
From the olive groves and rolling vineyards that surround its stone walls to the Rubelli silks and Carrara marble that fill its rooms, Hotel Castello di Casole is perhaps Tuscany’s most authentic...
Lürssen has long been a global leader in megayacht construction, but in the last year, the German builder has delivered some of its largest and most stunning vessels to date. Following the delivery...
At Sociètè du Vin , a new wine-collectors’ clubhouse in Bridgehampton, New York, members get private cellars and access to exclusive tasting events. Designed by Hollywood set designer Elvis Restaino...
With a delicate, cushion-shaped case reminiscent of the 1920s, Glashütte Original ’s new women’s-watch collection has a distinctly feminine edge. The Pavonina Collection is named from the Latin word...
Chanel ’s first timepiece, the Première, was unveiled in 1987. It reflected some of Coco Chanel’s most enduring symbols: the octagonal case is in the shape of the stopper on the Chanel No. 5 perfume...
Timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the firm’s original diver’s watch, Blancpain ’s Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe can dive to new depths: It is water resistant to 1,000 feet. New developments...
On June 11, Christie’s will sell a Patek Philippe grand complication from 1900 that was originally owned by the American industrialist Stephen S. Palmer. Comprising a minute repeater, split-seconds...
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts opened its second European property on May 11: the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul . The six-story hotel, set on the Bosporus, has 186 rooms and suites (from...
This limited edition ping-pong table from James Perse is as understated and sophisticated as the brand’s sportswear. The teak design comes with a removable leather-bound net and an optional teak top...
The Berlin-based fashion house Lever Couture has created one-of-a-kind pieces for celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Britney Spears. Now the company’s lead designer, Lessja Verlingieri, is...
The German audio expert Sennheiser began shipping its new flagship in-ear headphones, commonly known as earbuds, in late April. Priced at $1,000, the Sennheiser IE 800s feature a number of...
Earlier this month, the residential community of Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort began selling residences in its newest neighborhood, Marceline . For each of the 19 one-quarter-acre parcels...
The new PrimaDonna S ($2,999.95)—the highest-end espresso machine yet from De’Longhi—brews a fresh cup of coffee, from whole beans, at the touch of a button in about a minute. The unique, compact...

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