New & Noteworthy

Back in 1998, The Dalmore became the first distillery to create a single-malt scotch specifically for cigar smokers. Of course, this made perfect sense, as there was a cigar boom going on in America—...
The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is the most outrageous model to come from the extreme Italian automaker in five decades, a car so wholly and magnificently over-the-top that it...
“Most men don’t have just one type of dress shirt,” says David Schottenstein, who started the men’s custom clothier Astor and Black, and sold it in 2011. “They have one from Brioni, one from Zegna,...
The Portuguese furniture maker Boca do Lobo has taken two of its most popular designs—the Diamond sideboard and Pixel cabinet—and modified them for two limited editions (only 20 will be made of each...
Menswear designers are reinterpreting the classic three-piece suit in new ways, making it an unexpectedly versatile item that easily goes from the boardroom to stylish casual environments. “This...
With a length of 34 feet, the Atlantis 34 is the smallest model to date from Atlantis Yachts, but what the new boat lacks in size it makes up for in sportiness. The Atlantis 34 echoes elements of the...
The new Waldorf Astoria in Berlin combines the city’s stylish Art Deco influence with contemporary design in a property that reflects the personality of Germany’s most important city. The hotel has...
The Heidsieck name has been intimately associated with Champagne since 1785, when Florens-Louis Heidsieck established Heidsieck & Co. in Reims. Champagne Charles Heidsieck was founded in 1851 by...
Great beans bring out the best in any coffee maker. And Tonx, a Los Angeles–based subscription service, will keep coffee lovers supplied every other week with a 12-ounce bag of extraordinarily fresh...
Since its model-year 2009 debut, Jaguar ’s sensuous XF sedan has emerged as one of the British automaker’s greatest hits, with a lineup that has expanded to include a turbocharged 4-cylinder model,...
The Brazilian furniture and art gallery Espasso has moved into the tableware arena with its new accessories collection. Harnessing the talents of some of the country’s most important designers,...
The French jeweler Van Cleef and Arpels has reimagined one of its signature 1970s designs—a wooden bangle with gold plates—in the Croire à la Chance bracelets, whose name means “to believe in luck.”...
Aside from the warm weather, another reason to visit Florida in February is the seventh annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance . This year the three-day event, which takes place February 22–24 at the...
Mahesh Patel is a man on a mission. He began by savoring and collecting the world’s rarest single-malt whiskies, and a few years ago he realized that other like-minded aficionados would also welcome...
There are only 12 spots available for racecar enthusiasts who want to participate in the Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp , being held in Las Vegas from March 10 to 13. At $10,500 per person, the...
Few properties in California’s Napa Valley boast as impressive a succession of winemaking alumni as Vineyard 29, which Teresa Norton and Tom Paine established in 1989 on 3 acres located just...
Kempinski Hotels opened its first property in Kenya last month, on the vast Olare Orok wildlife conservancy. The all-inclusive Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara (from $435 per night) can accommodate...
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is cruel and unusual automotive punishment: a full day of nonstop, flat-out, mechanically tortuous, physically exhausting, sometimes fatal, always high-risk road racing. It’s...
In the hell-blasts and volcanic glare of Midwestern furnaces, the modern mass-produced automobile was born. Into gigantic structures in which whole city blocks could be spaciously laid out, the raw...
Two of Northern California’s top destinations— Meadowood Napa Valley and the Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley—have created a special Wintering in Wine Countries package that gives...
Since it debuted in September 2009 and wafted into U.S. showrooms midway through 2010, the Rolls-Royce Ghost has outsold the brand’s flagship Phantom (available in a standard sedan, long-wheelbase...
Zero George is a charming new boutique hotel that opened in Charleston, S.C., last month. The hotel’s 18 rooms and suites occupy four beautifully restored residences in the city’s historic...
During the 17th century, Peruvians became some of the first people to distill grapes in the Americas. As a result, the grape brandy pisco was born, its name derived from the Port of Pisco whence it...
In celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas is hosting a three-day culinary event (February 14 to 16) that showcases the cuisine and historic service from the Diaoyutai...
The well-known scotch brand Johnnie Walker has opened a four-story club in Beijing where its devoted patrons can taste and purchase rare whiskies, participate in blending sessions, host private...
During the second week of January, the technology world converged in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), now in its 45th year. The 2013 show set a record in terms of exhibition space,...
The only thing worse than going to a trade convention in Las Vegas is the indignity of flying a commercial airline to get there. The litany of horrors includes airport parking, TSA groping, an...
Serendipity played its part in the evolution of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. The first happy accident occurred in 1969, when founder Warren Winiarski met Nathan Fay, the first grower to plant Cabernet...
When the Swatch Group announced its acquisition of Harry Winston in mid-January, it came as a surprise to most industry insiders, and the move may have important consequences for collectors who have...
Although the tourbillon has been housed in many forms in recent years, Ralph Lauren is the first company to adapt the mechanical watch complication to a style that might be described as “American...

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