New & Noteworthy

George Frederick Kunz was the Indiana Jones of his day. Kunz—who in 1879, at age 23, became Tiffany & Co.’s first chief gemologist—climbed the Ural Mountains of Russia, explored the African...
Dinner in the impeccably sober brownstones of Old New York, as the author Edith Wharton termed it, was a solemn affair. For these prosperous and proud Dutch and Anglo-Saxon families, the dinner party...
Over his five-decade career, jazz musician Herbie Hancock has played and collaborated with everyone from Miles Davis to Dave Matthews to former President Bill Clinton. The 14-time Grammy Award winner...
More than 25-million Americans have diabetes, placing them at greater risk for developing limb threatening ulcers or wounds. The problem is often worsened by nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy), which...
Though certainly no match for its supercar namesake in a race, the approximately $39,000 Factor Bikes Aston Martin One-77 Cycle ( www.factorbikes.com ) does share at least one element with the...
The Dutch and the British can no longer claim to be the sole standard-bearers of gin, the centuries-old alternative to vodka. Today, the latest birthplace of this pot-still-infused spirit is the...
The modern, high-speed, catamaran-driven version of the America’s Cup has imposed many changes on the complex rules of sailboat racing, but it has not reduced the vital importance of winning the...
Now in its second year, the Napa Valley Film Festival , which takes place November 7 to 11, offers an exclusive membership pass for its five days of film and epicurean activities and a host of...
John Lobb’s classic leather shoes are getting a splash of color this fall, thanks to British fashion designer Paul Smith, who is infusing his signature lively style in a special-edition collection...
The latest entry into the North American luxury bed category is the Greek firm Coco-Mat , which has opened an expansive store on Mercer Street in New York’s SoHo. Coco-Mat’s sustainably made beds are...
Sonus faber, the Italian manufacturer known for its stylish loudspeakers, has introduced a special-edition version of its widely praised Elipsa speaker model. The Elipsa SE, which began reaching U.S...
In the rarefied realm of CEO-caliber automobiles, standing still is not an option. BMW knows this well; its grand 7 Series sedan is in a constant state of upward mobility. For 2013, the Munich-based...
The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show offers treasures from centuries past, such as a pair of George III painted beechwood armchairs made circa 1770 and priced at £135,000 (about $213...
The Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas is now taking reservations for its newly remodeled Resort Rooms, the first to be completed in a $40 million renovation of its Spa Tower accommodations, which began...
Nomad Tanzania is offering just eight guests the opportunity to capture a rare view of Tanzanian wildlife in an exclusive tour led by professional photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks, who has been living...
Allegri, known for its innovative performance outerwear fabrics, is at it again with a new jacket for fall: the Milano jersey peacoat, a two-ply wool jersey with a tight knit construction that gives...
Audi was well ahead of the curve back in 2006 when it launched the sensationally beautiful and technologically advanced R8, so even after six years in showrooms, the company’s flagship sports car...
Highland Park , located on the Orkney Islands, was once a favored haunt of the Vikings. Now Scotland’s northernmost distillery is paying tribute to its Nordic heritage with the release of Thor ($199...
The 45-acre Rancho Valencia , a Relais & Châteaux property located 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego, has reopened this month after a massive renovation. The property refurbished 49 suites...
NetJets , private aviation’s largest fractional-share provider, recently announced its Supplemental Lift Assurance program, which follows the massive purchase agreement the company signed with jet...
Some 900 car enthusiasts applied to participate in this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion , an annual event held August 19 through 21 at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. The...
Just for the American market, Girard-Perregaux is releasing a limited-edition all-black version of its popular ww.tc world timer. Suggestively dubbed the Dark Night ($25,900), the new edition of 25...
The contest may be months away, but Louis Vuitton is gearing up for the 30th anniversary of the Louis Vuitton Cup—the race that precedes the America’s Cup Finals, and the winner of which competes...
Vertu has introduced its latest addition to the Constellation collection—the sleek Constellation Black Neon ($8,300)—revealing a redesigned handset with polished black stainless steel, black ceramic...
Bentley Motors has a long and storied history of crafting open-top motor cars—grand automobiles like the 3-liter of the 1920s and the S1 Continental Park Ward Drophead Coupe of the 1950s. At the...
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announced last weekit will divest its entire collection of the late artist’s work through Christie’s . The collection contains all known Warhol works...
ISA Yachts created the 164-foot (50-meter) superyacht Papi du Papi for a South American couple last year, but only now is the company revealing some images and details of the contemporary masterpiece...
Fairmont Jaipur opened in August within India’s “Golden Triangle,” the region that is home to landmarks such as the Taj Mahal. The resort , the brand’s first property in India, has 255 rooms and...
The newest collection from the North Carolina–based firm Councill features an eclectic mix of furniture inspired by various periods, from ancient Greco-Roman to Bauhaus, all made in America with rich...
Flexjet by Bombardier , a leading fractional-share and flight-service provider, has teamed up with the Lake Austin Spa Resort, located on 19 acres about 30 minutes northwest of downtown Austin, Texas...

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