New & Noteworthy

Collaborating with Mercedes-Benz, the design team at the luxury furnishings company Formitalia has created a collection of seating, tables, and a bed that exhibit the legendary elegance of line that...
The renovated PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Scotland has recently opened after a six-month massive restructuring that involved the relocation of more than 50,000 tons of earth and modified...
Atlanta Motorsports Park , a new speedway and private membership club about an hour north of Atlanta, offers a serious track for drivers, and more. All tiers of membership, with initiation fees...
Playing to one of its proven strengths in design, Chopard has released a new automotive-themed chronograph dedicated to the vintage racing circuit. The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique ($11,140) pays...
Harman International in Northridge, Calif., is one of the country’s largest research centers for developing cutting-edge loudspeaker technology. At this massive 44-acre site just north of Los Angeles...
Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou opened this month in China’s third-largest city, and it occupies the top 30 floors of the 103-story Guangzhou IFC, a vase-shaped building that is among the world’s...
Guests relaxing within the wood-paneled, Lalique-accented ambience of Macallan ’s elegant £10 (Ten Pound) cocktail lounge at the Montage Beverly Hills hotel might expect to see Macallan 25 Year Old...
Jewelry for men isn’t an easy proposition. Most men don’t want sparkly jewels, but they’re seeking distinctive, masculine pieces, and designer Todd Reed has captured that wearable style in his new...
The flamboyant French fashion house Christian Lacroix has returned to Paris with the opening of its one-and-only boutique this summer on the city’s Left Bank. The business, which was closed in 2009,...
Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore has unveiled two one-bedroom suites that were designed to blend in with their natural surroundings—trees. Appropriately named the Tree Top Lofts, thetwointimate...
Gucci is now making board games more fashionable and portable. The Italian fashion house has created a sophisticated checker set made of its sleek, supple leather, available online and in select...
There are few stars in the automotive universe that have shone more brightly than the Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato. Revealed at the London Motor Show in 1960, the Italian-ized DB4GT wore curvaceous...
The Little Nell, the renowned Aspen hotel, is hosting a Fall Photography Adventure—a two-and-a-half-day workshop led by photographer and Colorado native Peter McBride, whose photos have appeared in...
In 1997, the late Sidney Frank, a savvy spirits importer who practically made Jägermeister a household word, decided what the world needed next was a premium pot-distilled vodka made in France. Using...
Manhattan-based designer and optician Nader Zadi, known for sourcing vintage eyewear frames from the early 1900s and reshaping them into innovative bespoke frames, has released a series of limited-...
Los Angeles–based charter provider Jet Edge is partnering with Wolf Worster Associates to bring passengers to over 100 vacation villas around the world. From an 8,000-square-foot ski chalet in...
It has been a busy year for Netherlands-based Heesen Yachts , which launched two boats in July—the 115-foot (35-meter) Galactica Plus and the 154-foot (47-meter) My Secret —making a total of five new...
The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering , one of the car world’s most anticipated concours events, celebrates its 10th anniversary on Friday, August 17, by assembling a wide variety of exceptional...
Eden Roc at Cap Cana in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, has opened with nearly half of its 34 suites ready for guests, and the remaining suites will open in October in time for peak holiday season...
Henrybuilt, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of contemporary furniture and refined kitchen cabinets, is offering a unique custom wine storage system. The Seattle-based company, inspired by...
Anyone looking for an oversize watch with horological credibility in equally large-scale proportions would do well to locate Zenith ’s new Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20. Offered in a limited edition...
Kingsford Homestead opened in July in the Barossa Valley wine region of Southern Australia. Originally a 19th-century sheep station, the 225-acre property features a main building with six suites, a...
Las Vegas is known for its gambling, nightlife, and prestigious hotels, but on the outskirts of the city is a place where thrill seekers and speed demons can get their fix. Spring Mountain Motor...
BMW is a longtime sponsor of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, held each year on the picturesque shores of Lake Como, Italy, and its appearance there has become a global highlight for aficionados...
Christian Louboutin, the French shoe designer known for his signature red-soled stilettos, opens his first men’s-only store in the United States this month in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. This is...
The Inn at the White Elephant Village in Nantucket opened on July 15 on South Beach Street alongside the existing White Elephant hotel. It has 14 suites and 6 guest rooms; prices begin at $275. Its...
To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the 1932 Ford—the granddaddy of all hot rods—the Petersen Automotive Museum asked leading hot rod builders to think big by thinking small. The museum sent a...
Saint-Tropez’s famous bar Maison Blanche, which occupied a historic mansion, has reopened as White 1921, an eight-room seasonal hotel. Open from July through early October, the hotel’s big draws are...
Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort , a family-owned and -operated adventure resort in British Columbia, Canada, is offering a new trip that takes fishing fanatics on a private helicopter expedition through...
Hoshinoya Okinawa has opened on Taketomi Island—a remote, 6-mile-perimeter island and national park located off the main island of Okinawa, Japan. Hoshinoya Okinawa is the island’s first full-service...

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