New & Noteworthy

There are only two limitations to creating a dream custom billiards table, says Ron Blatt, the president and CEO of New York’s Blatt Billiards : your wallet and your imagination. Blatt, whose...
In packing for a summer getaway, whether to the beach or to a European city, a well-edited list of functional garments is as essential for the trip as a good pair of headphones for a flight. Here are...
Fernando Jorge is creating uniquely soft and flexible jewelry designs that underscore his native sensibility with curvaceous, fluid lines. Using delicate, bendable snake chain in long earrings and...
At first glance, Mary Esses ’ gold cuff ($28,000) appears like soft, embroidered lace encircling the wrist, but a closer look and touch reveals a cuff meticulously carved from solid 18-karat gold. It...
The interior and accessories designer Elisabeth Weinstock has opened a boutique in West Hollywood, Calif., that offers a range of designs in exotic skins, including water snake, crocodile, and...
“Ties are great because you can really be creative with them,” says David Hart, whose company David Hart & Co. creates handmade neckties. Hart was a designer for Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren...
Along with carts and clubs, a commonly encountered item on any golf course worth its greens fees is cigars. It seems most duffers cannot play their best game without one. But not just any cigar—it...
On July 18, one of the top Riesling producers in the world, Helmut Dönnhoff , will host an exclusive wine tasting at L’Auberge Carmel in California. A limited number of guests will have the chance to...
Calling all classic-car enthusiasts: For the first time, Barrett-Jackson has partnered with the Hot August Nights auto show in Reno to host a three-day auction, from August 8 to 10, of more than a...
If you’re a culinary connoisseur and plan on being in the Hamptons this summer, consider this a must-visit list of eateries on the East End of Long Island, courtesy of chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten...
Nikita Malibu, Calif. Since the successful debut of the Nobu restaurant chain’s Malibu location last summer, all eyes have been on that site’s adjacent building: a 6,900-square-foot, two-story...
With no real town and little in the way of nightlife, the Caribbean island of Anguilla—which is just 17 miles long and 3 miles wide—generally attracts those looking to lie low. However, those...
Work continues to progress on the Porsche Driving Experience facility in Southern California, the fifth such site planned by the German sports-car maker. Slated to open next summer, the facility is...
The legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld collaborated with the celebrated chef Joël Robuchon on a new dining experience at the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo that was unveiled in late June. In his...
Designed to visit both the North and South Poles, Le Soléal , the latest ship from Marseilles, France–based Compagnie du Ponant , has just made its maiden voyage, departing from Venice to cruise to...
Expected to open in December 2014, the 1,000-acre Baha Mar resort development in Nassau, on the Bahamian island of New Providence, will comprise four hotels with some 2,200 hotel rooms and 284...
Louis Vuitton has opened an expansive, extraordinary installation by James Turrell —the contemporary artist known for his work with light and its interaction with space—in Las Vegas. This...
Zero Halliburton , the brand known for its sturdy aluminum briefcases, has opened a flagship store on Madison Avenue in midtown Manhattan. The 1,600-square-foot space is being used as a testing...
Modern lines and traditional craftsmanship merge in the recent collaboration between the 1-year-old, New York–based furniture brand Studio Van den Akker and the 600-year-old, Murano, Italy–based...
Introduced in the spring at the Maison & Objet show in Paris, three new wallpaper collections from Belgium-based Arte are now available at the company’s five U.S. showrooms. As with the brand’s...
For the first time in 50 years, Relais & Châteaux is reviving its Route du Bonheur package: a series of dining-driven itineraries led by notable chefs, starting with Thomas Keller’s personalized...
Scottish themes abound in the nomenclature of Torbreck, the celebrated Australian winery founded in 1994 by David Powell, who once plied his hand as a lumberjack in a forest in Scotland of the same...
Whether you’re a first-time explorer or a seasoned safari-goer, Extraordinary Journeys ’ new Million-Dollar Safari will take you on an African expedition like no other. Led by the renowned private...
The Royal Beach Tel Aviv opened last month on the city’s beachfront, near its lively nightlife and entertainment. The 230-room property was designed by Harald Klein, who brought his signature urban...
Lemala Kuria Hills has opened in Serengeti National Park in the Wogakurya Hills of Tanzania. Situated within the main migration corridor for wildebeest and in proximity to the Mara River, the remote...
Hotel B opened in Lima’s historic Barranco neighborhood, which is home to the city’s famous Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs). The hotel, which features 17 rooms and suites (from $450 to $700...
The French crystal manufacturer Baccarat unveiled its new flagship boutique on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue in June. The stylized entryway, which features a diamond pattern cut into glass, opens to a 2...
Eye-catching, colorful pocket squares are bursting out of the jacket pockets at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, each one adding a unique splash of personality to an ensemble. They are the work of...
The Aman Canal Grande opened in June in San Polo, the smallest of Venice’s six districts and one of the oldest, dating back to the ninth century. Housed in a 16th-century palazzo overlooking the...
Johns Hopkins cancer scientists have discovered that a little-described gene known as FAM190A plays a subtle but critical role in regulating the normal cell division process known as mitosis, and the...

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