New & Noteworthy

While there is nothing unusual about a watch company CEO creating special-edition timepieces based on a personal passion, the idea came as a complete surprise to the executives of the Taito and Namco...
The Geneva-based boutique watchmaker Laurent Ferrier has established a long-term partnership with Meissen Italia, a subsidiary of the venerable German porcelain maker, to create limited-edition...
Devotees of New York’s Tribeca Film Festival might consider bidding on the one-of-a-kind Portuguese Automatic that IWC has offered in support of the event. The piece features the company’s Pellaton...
Two leading hotels—the St. Regis and the Four Seasons—will host a four-day culinary and golf getaway beginning on April 11 in Punta Mita, Mexico, located on the tip of Banderas Bay. The Punta Mita...
The opulent salons and suites of Paris’s Hôtel de Crillon —which have hosted the signing of the Franco-American Treaty of Alliance as well as historic figureheads including Theodore Roosevelt,...
Zemi Beach Resort and Spa is a prime beachfront property in Shoal Bay East, Anguilla, that is offering 28 two- and three-bedroom residences from $2 million to $3.1 million. Spread out over 5 acres...
The Amorim family’s fortune had its beginnings among the rambling port lodges that line the hillsides above the Douro River in Porto, but the family did not amass its wealth by making Portugal’s...
Nobu Matsuhisa, the Japanese chef whose distinctive take on sushi made him a global celebrity with 26 restaurants around the world, recently opened the doors to his first hotel. Located within the...
Spa Nautica opened last month at the Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, a small seaside community on Los Angeles’s Westside. After the hotel’s previous spa closed two and half years ago, Ritz-Carlton took...
Even though Ferrari may not have invented the concept of the supercar, it deserves credit for keeping the flame alive with a succession of these limited-run exotics dating all the way back to the...
Spa Nautica opened last month at the Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, a small seaside community on Los Angeles’s Westside. After the hotel’s previous spa closed two and half years ago, Ritz-Carlton took...
The sexy mid-engine Alfa Romeo 4C that debuted at this year’s Geneva Motor Show is paving the way back to the United States for the iconic Italian marque. Measuring 157 inches overall on a 94-inch...
Bentley has recharged its most iconic model, the Mulsanne, with a series of new features that serve modern business executives. From the backseat, two picnic tables designed for an iPad and wireless...
The new Perle collection of faucets, taps, towel holders, and other bath accessories brings together an unparalleled triumvirate of luxury brands: the Normandy-based atelier for handcrafted bath...
In a new UCLA study, researchers, led by Robert L. Modlin, MD , chief of dermatology, demonstrate that certain bacteria can pretend to be viruses when infecting humans, allowing them to hijack the...
Two upcoming auctions will offer bidders the chance to acquire pieces that have outfitted fine European-style properties. In mid-April, following the late-March closure of Paris’s Hôtel de Crillon...
A pair of architecturally sculpted eagles that the designer Kristoffer Winters found at a salvage yard were the inspiration for his own Art Deco–influenced home—on the market for $24.95 million...
When CRN launched the 262-foot Chopi Chopi earlier this year, 3,000 people watched, including residents of Ancona, Italy; international media; CRN staff; local government officials; and even the...
The most sought-after wines of the legendary Massandra Collection—from the eponymous 19th-century Crimean winery built to supply wine for the summer palace of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia—are...
Retro design meets modern technology in the megaphone-style acoustic dock from the Italian company en&is. The speaker system, which appeared in Robb Report Home & Style ’s March/April issue (...
Designed to resemble the human body’s spinal column, Teknion’s new RBT (responsive back technology) chair supports good posture through an ergonomically designed seat back that moves with the user...
Barrett-Jackson auto auctions began humbly with a small charitable auto show in the 60s. Now, almost five decades later, the Scottsdale-based auction company hosts four highly anticipated shows...
Vana Belle is located 50 miles off Thailand’s southern coast in Koh Samui, an area known for its pristine beaches and natural beauty. The Luxury Collection resort has 80 pool suites and villas...
The Trump Tower Punta del Este residential project—anticipated to stand 23 stories above the Uruguayan beach town for which it is named—marks Trump International Realty’s foray into South American...
Set to break ground in May, Fairmont Heritage Place Mayakoba on Mexico’s Riviera Maya is offering one-twelfth fractional-ownership opportunities in 30 residences by the Miami-based firm SB Architects...
Sotheby’s has unlocked the wine cellar of the famed Catalan eatery elBulli to auction more than 8,800 bottles of wine, many of which were produced exclusively for the restaurant, across two sales in...
The Majestic Hotel opened in Kuala Lumpur in a national-heritage property built in the 1930s, and its 300 rooms and suites are designed in the Art Deco spirit of the original building. It has two...
In a career spanning more than 60 years, Gilbert Albert has cultivated a global following for his artistic approach to contemporary fine jewelry. That reputation is bound to grow with the opening of...
The latest brand to enter the custom-menswear market is Dior Homme , which has introduced its demi-mesure service at its American flagship store in New York. Dior Homme’s creative director, Kris Van...

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