New & Noteworthy

The jewelers Sorab & Roshi have opened a charming storefront on Putnam Avenue in Greenwich, Conn., offering a wide array of colorful, one-of-a-kind pieces. The husband-and-wife duo, who started...
The latest venture for Sami Hayek, brother of Salma and owner/designer of the company Espacio , is the Mestizo Collection, a highly original line of furniture that combines lacquer and wood with the...
Be one of just 20 guests to embark on a one-of-a-kind excursion through Ethiopia, Tanzania, and the Congo, featuring a private lecture with revered conservationist Jane Goodall and photography...
To mark its 25th anniversary, the James Beard Foundation is going back to its roots to celebrate. Its fall fund-raiser, which doubles as its silver anniversary gala, features five of its Outstanding...
The Macallan has commissioned photographer Annie Leibovitz to create a series of photos inspired by four rare single-cask whiskies—drawn from the distillery’s oldest maturing blends—which it’s...
The Maldives are renowned for pristine beaches and crystalline waters, and now visitors to these exotic islands can dine above the water and dance and drink below at the Niyama resort’s new...
The new Modern Masters collection exemplifies New York–based Designlush ’s vision of commissioning a variety of talented artists, architects, and designers to create unique, customizable furniture...
The Dorchester in Mayfair, London, debuted 22 new suites overlooking Hyde Park for fall. The addition comprises eight one-bedroom Park Suites and 14 one-bedroom Dorchester Suites (from approximately...
Already with an eye toward an even larger custom Moonen yacht, the happy owner of Sofia recently celebrated the launch of his 138-foot (42-meter) fully custom motor yacht. Extended by four feet in...
The shoe boot is the must-have men’s accessory for fall. This multifunctional model is not only stylish and comfortable, but it easily makes the transition from the office to weekend wear. Just about...
Park Hyatt Chennai opened October 1, making it the company’s third hotel in India and first in Chennai, which is known internationally as the “Gateway to southern India.” The property has 201 rooms...
Reflecting the trend for fuller flavors and bigger ring gauges, the classic Romeo y Julieta is getting a face-lift for the first time in 137 years. In its newest Dominican Republic incarnation, the...
Beach House Turks and Caicos opened on October 22 in the former Turks and Caicos Club overlooking Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales. The two-acre, plantation-style property has received a complete...
On October 18, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing opened with 313 rooms and suites surrounding an atrium (from about $315 per night) and 210 private apartments, which include access to hotel facilities plus...
Pepin Garcia and his family-owned My Father Cigars company in Estelí, Nicaragua, has garnered a well-deserved reputation for producing some of the finest cigars inside or outside of Cuba, the island...
To celebrate its 25-year anniversary, the innovative Barcelona-based rug company nanimarquina is releasing the Chillida Collection, a range of seven handmade rugs based on works of art by the famous...
Now through the end of November, Bacara Resort & Spa , located on Santa Barbara’s picturesque coastline, is giving guests the chance to participate in a hands-on winemaking experience alongside...
Now in its 22nd year, the Monaco Yacht Show serves as the world’s grandest stage for the industry’s most beautiful yachts to make their debuts and impress the yachting community’s elite. The 2012...
Burberry ’s many fans will probably enjoy the visual interest of the company’s new watch, the Britain, for its octagonal bezel, baton hands, and numeral typography. Serious watch collectors will...
New Parisian-based cashmere company Exemplaire, established by 26-year-old Jean-Victor Meyers—grandson of L’Oréal matriarch Liliane Bettencourt—and his friend Louis Leboiteux, also 26, creates men’s...
Winslow Homer, one of the most important American artists of the 19th century, painted many of his most recognizable works at his studio on Prouts Neck near Portland, Maine. Now owned by the Portland...
New York chef Tom Colicchio—whose restaurant portfolio includes Gramercy Tavern, Craft, and Colicchio & Sons—has opened his latest venture at Topping Rose House, a recently restored 19th-century...
Palacio Astoreca Hotel officially opened on October 1 in a renovated 1920s-era Victorian mansion in Valparaiso, Chile. Known as the Astoreca Palace—one of Chile’s most iconic national monuments—the...
Most people travel to Turks and Caicos to soak in the sun, but come November, the islands’ main draw will be their cuisine, when Grace Bay Club hosts the second annual Caribbean Food & Wine...
Any New Yorker with an appreciation for well-made footwear knows Leffot, a West Village shoe boutique that features a unique mix of some of the world’s best international footwear brands, including...
Lexus takes the LS sedan very seriously. For Japanese automotive workers, a position on the dedicated LS production line at Toyota’s Tahara factory is considered an extraordinary privilege. Splendid...
Icon Aircraft , the Los Angeles–based producer of the A5 amphibious light-sport aircraft, announced that the A5 will feature composite components from original-equipment manufacturer Cirrus Aircraft...
Uma by COMO opened in September in the Punakha Valley, Bhutan, joining the brand’s sister property in nearby Paro. It has eight rooms and two villas. Among the features are Bukharian indoor-outdoor...
British bath fixture company Samuel Heath , established in 1820, has unveiled an array of ultra-swanky Art Deco–inspired faucets and showers called the Style Moderne collection. The pieces come in a...
In keeping with the sleek body refinements seen on the Vitesse, the latest convertible Veyron unveiled by Bugatti, watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier has added new aesthetic treatments to its Bugatti...

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