New & Noteworthy

Finding success with evocative watch design, Baume & Mercier is expanding its selection of Capeland chronographs, which are sure to appeal to anyone who has an eye for classic-era wristwatches. A...
Inspired by James Bond’s signature style and his cleverly concealed spy accessories, the British luggage brand Globe-Trotter has created a series of travel items, some featuring hidden secrets. A...
Once upon a time, more than a decade ago, Art Basel Miami Beach was a gamble. Some were skeptical that this spin-off of Art Basel, the venerable contemporary art fair held in summer in Basel,...
American fans of Sir Edwin Lutyens ’ (1869–1944) bespoke furniture, which has been available through its U.K. and France offices, will be happy to know that the designs are now being offered in this...
The Weekapaug Inn reopened in October after being closed for five years, with 27 guest rooms and four suites all designed in classic New England style. Under new management, the property in Weekapaug...
Tucked away inside the sprawling kitchen at Le Meurice hotel in Paris is a new private dining room serving unique menus created by Michelin-starred executive chef Yannick Alléno. The quiet, cozy...
A collection of more than 500 bottles of newly released Krug Champagnes—which spans nearly 40 years’ worth of important vintages that have been stored in Krug’s Reims cellars since production—will be...
Ermenegildo Zegna ’s latest watches, an entry-level chronograph and diver’s watch, seem plucked from the collective subconscious of Italian watch enthusiasts over the last several decades. Named for...
Yellowstone National Park is closed to cars in the winter, but guests at Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyo.—about an hour and a half outside Yellowstone—will have the opportunity for a private...
The 600-mile drive from Crewe in the United Kingdom to Le Mans, France, is a visually lush but potentially arduous journey that negotiates channel crossings, toll roads, and lengthy expanses of...
A good bag, like a good car, transports your belongings in style. In that vein, leather goods company Ghisò and automaker Aston Martin are launching a new, collaborative collection of bags that...
Ladera Resort in Soufrière, St. Lucia, reopened this season with a new wine cellar and tasting room—the first in a series of new additions to the resort in celebration of its 20th anniversary in 2012...
In spite of the official government ruling that all vodkas are tasteless, odorless, and colorless, anyone who has sipped two different vodka martinis side by side knows that there are variances in...
Christie’s auction house is exploring new territory with its first art online -only auction, a 15-day sale that started November 19. The event features 96 stunning black-and-white prints by French...
The Leela Palace is the newest luxury hotel to open in Chennai, an Indian city that has become a major global business and technology hot spot. The expansive six-acre property has 326 rooms,...
The Barcelona-born designer Jaime Tresserra Clapés, who favors highly engineered, exquisitely made furniture outfitted with various secret compartments, has a new Joyero (a word meaning both jeweler...
Even among Audi ’s famously beguiling automobiles, the A5 is a serious looker. As a coupe or convertible, the A5 and the sportier S5 have the sort of fine proportions and sumptuous accommodations...
Thousands of cars and thousands of toys converge at one of the largest annual auto-themed charity events in the country. Car enthusiasts with a heart have known about it since 2004, when Dustin...
Several world-famous chefs will convene to host a series of dinners at this year’s Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival being held from December 7 to 11 at the city’s hot spots, including the Breakers...
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria, B.C., reopened on November 15, following a six-year effort to rebuild the original waterfront property, which first opened in 1927. The new English manor–style...
Pangulasian Island opened last month in Bacuit Bay, El Nido, making it the fourth El Nido Resorts property in the Philippines. The resort, accessible via daily flights from Manila, is situated in a...
While many of today’s shipbuilders are more frequently employing composite materials, Serbian shipyard Art of Kinetik , founded in 2007, continues producing boats from wood. Its newest weekend...
Thanks to the retro cocktail craze, America’s native rye whiskey is experiencing a comeback. And one of the newest and most dramatic entries in this spirited race is Knob Creek Rye Whiskey ($40.99)...
Frazier is a new furniture collection designed by Richard Frazier, who brings a masculine twist—in the form of metal detailing and hefty proportions—to periods as diverse as rococo, Art Deco, and...
Christie’s has consigned an exciting Warhol canvas to its postwar and contemporary evening sale on November 14. Titled Statue of Liberty , it compels interest on several fronts. It dates to 1962, the...
The art of blending a cocktail has never been more creative. This month, Tumi has applied that panache to a limited-edition set of 60 portable mixology kits. Each one ($3,995) conceals a broad range...
Botanique Hotel & Spa opened this month in the Campos do Jordão region, about two hours north of São Paulo, Brazil. It has six suites and 11 stand-alone villas completely surrounded by 700 acres...
For over a decade, Germany’s AMG (for Analog Manufaktur Germany—no relation to the AMG branch of automaker Mercedes-Benz) has been providing specialized, high-tolerance parts for many of the world’s...
Life moves slowly along Portugal’s Douro River, but after more than 190 years, it’s time for a change at Symington Family Estates , which is owned and operated by the fifth-generation descendants of...
<p">All-wheel drive and the Porsche 911 go together like sauerkraut and knockwurst. The concept dates way back to 1984, with the off-road 911 that, in the capable hands of drivers René Metge...

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