New & Noteworthy

Raffles Makati has opened in the thriving business district of Makati—part of the Metro Manila region of the Philippines—with three different components within a 30-floor tower: 32 Raffles hotel...
Auto Concierge is a new members-only vehicle-storage center and private club that caters to the needs of devoted car collectors. Its first location—a 15,000-square-foot facility in the heart of West...
When John Boone—who with his husband Christopher Lockwood owns John Boone Inc. —was searching for a fitting way to honor his mentor, the late antique dealer and furniture designer Paul Jones, he...
This year’s Naples Winter Wine Festival —anannual food-and-wine event to benefit underprivileged children in Collier County, Fla.—has an exceptional list of rare wines up for auction, and has...
While its roots are in creating sophisticated military timepieces, Panerai has lately been adding a sporty character to its watches, particularly those equipped with the in-house P2006 manual split-...
Chef Alain Ducasse will host the first annual BurdiGala, a nonprofit gala in honor of the food and wine of Bordeaux, at New York City’s St. Bartholomew’s Church on February 22. For the first time in...
There’s a special thrill that comes with discovering something you didn’t know you wanted until you laid eyes on it. Bonhams ’ annual Gentleman’s Library sale specializes in precisely those things...
Sentient Jet ’snew 25-Hour Card provides travelers in the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe access to all aircraft sizes and additional upgrades. The card includes 25 hours of flight time on...
A 1955 Lincoln Futura that became the famous Batmobile in the 1960s television series and movie will be on the auction block at Barrett-Jackson ’s 42nd annual Scottsdale car auction on January 19,...
Bourbon is often enjoyed before dinner, while port is typically thought of as a digestif. But the small, family-owned A. Smith Bowman distillery in Fredericksburg, Va., has found a way to combine...
A tailor-made Italian dress shirt typically offers the best fit, but many men simply cannot wait a few weeks for the delivery if they need it for a special occasion. To accommodate these clients, the...
Audi ’s previous S8, retired after the 2011 model year, was blessed with a brutish version of the 5.2-liter V-10 engine from its corporate cousin Lamborghini. It was also cursed (on occasion) with a...
Lasvit , a Czech company dedicated to reviving the legendary art of fine Bohemian glass, has commissioned designer Michael Young to create the Homune table. Bohemian glass has been produced since the...
As popular as it is, George Dickel has long been overshadowed by that other Tennessee whiskey, Jack Daniel’s. Naturally, both have to be made in Tennessee, and must have a mash bill of at least 51...
Relais & Chateaux’s Chewton Glen , a 58-room country hotel in Hampshire, England, is bringing guests closer to nature with a set of six new tree-house lodges lining New Forest National Park. Each...
The United Kingdom has a new royal—the Princess 40M , which is the largest yacht to date from England’s Princess Yachts. Named for its length in meters, the 132-foot model marks the shipyard’s first...
The West Coast Fishing Club , which has four resorts located in prime fishing territory, is partnering with chef David Hawksworth of Vancouver’s Hawksworth Restaurant at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia...
The new Circuit of the Americas—the first and only FIA-certified Grade 1 track in the United States—defined the capital of the Lone Star State as a hub for the motorsports community. Adding to the...
After a 16-month $49 million renovation, the Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires boasts sleeker interiors—featuring rosewood-marble floors, turquoise crystal chandeliers, and modern works of art—and a...
The Istanbul-based Armadi Art is famous for its over-the-top wall-mounted bathroom vanities (a crystal version tops out at $50,000). The firm’s newest vanity collection is Aqua, which comes in a wide...
While watch companies frequently trumpet the heritage of their artisanal techniques, Cartier may have outdone them all by releasing a watch decorated in a technique with 5,000-year-old origins. The...
Following a three-year, multi-million-dollar renovation, the former Jalousie Plantation on St. Lucia reopened as Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort after its original incarnation as an 18th-century sugar...
The first example of the Tommy Bahama Edition Hacker-Craft debuted at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. Hacker-Craft, which was founded in Michigan in the 1970s and has been producing...
The Four Seasons Whistler is offering the ultimate getaway for die-hard skiers and thrill seekers. The resort’s Ski the Dream package, available from $2,660 per couple now through April, takes guests...
The Los Angeles–based Icon Aircraft plans to begin delivering its $139,000 A5—an amphibious 23-foot-long aircraft with foldable wings that allow it to be towed behind a truck or SUV—in the fall. The...
An aesthetic redesign, the Ducati Monster Anniversary Edition ( www.ducati.com ) celebrates two decades of the Italian manufacturer’s top model. The bike—known for its engine-baring design—features...
Marking the 120th anniversary of when company founder Kokichi Mikimoto began producing cultured pearls, the Mikimoto Regalia collection ( www.mikimoto.com ) incorporates the largest and most...
Jupiter is barking. Somewhere within the thick maze of arrowroot leaves that blanket the Republic of the Congo’s Odzala-Kokoua National Park, we hear—and feel—the silverback gorilla and his dozen or...
Vinyl records have long been the gold standard of high-fidelity audio reproduction. With the recent arrival of DCS’s Vivaldi system, the digital age finally has an answer to the accuracy of analog...
As he digs through a shoebox filled with spare parts, the genial and relaxed Gregory Bruttin—a movement developer at the Geneva watch manufacturer Roger Dubuis—bears little resemblance to the...

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