New & Noteworthy

Karen Williams, the principal of the bespoke kitchen firm St. Charles , is branching out with her own Signature Elements collection of versatile cabinetry. The three initial pieces are meant to...
The legendary French crystal maker Lalique has teamed up with the Fleurier, Switzerland–based watchmaker Parmigiani to produce a limited series of desk clocks ($98,000). Parmigiani, which began...
For the last 41 years, the Mark Levinson brand has produced reference-grade audio gear garnering praises from audiophiles the world over. For its 40th anniversary last year, the company (now part of...
There are plenty of boatbuilders in the northeastern United States continuing to build classic sailing yachts. Where Morris Yachts of Trenton, Maine, succeeds is in its ability to design classic...
Fifty years ago, in a fit of pique, Ferruccio Lamborghini—a maker of tractors and other industrial equipment—started his own sports-car company after a run-in with Enzo Ferrari over a car that...
Chef Daniel Rose of Spring, which has one of the most exclusive reservations lists in Paris, will temporarily close the esteemed restaurant in May to host a benefit dinner at AnQi in Costa Mesa,...
The two new sailing yachts to join the Lungarno Collection — Alix and Highland Breeze —are ideal for travelers seeking short-term charters this season. The Lungarno Collection’s president, Leonardo...
El Encanto is a newly restored hotel in Santa Barbara, Calif., situated on 7 acres of landscaped gardens with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Conjuring up images of old Hollywood glamour,...
Known as one of Las Vegas’s finest culinary experiences since it opened at Caesars Palace in 2006, the Michelin two-star Restaurant Guy Savoy has introduced another unique dining menu: the Innovation...
The Palais Hansen , a Kempinski hotel, opened in Vienna this month. Originally designed in 1873 by Theophil Edvard von Hansen as a hotel complex and later used as a municipal building, the property...
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-...

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