New & Noteworthy

The Edwardian Room at New York’s Plaza Hotel is now home to a retail space by Angelo Galasso ( www.angelogalasso.com ). The room first opened as a men’s-only café in 1907 and later housed one of the...
Italian clothing label Diesel, a sponsor of Ducati’s MotoGP team, collaborated with the motorcycle brand to create the rugged-looking Ducati Monster Diesel ( www.ducati.com ), which will arrive this...
Known for finding dazzling, colorful gemstones and setting them in voluminous one-of-a-kind designs, Milan-based Pomellato has introduced its sixth-annual Pom Pom collection ( www.pomellato.com )...
Situated amid the faux antiquity of the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, the Martin Lawrence Galleries Las Vegas ( www.martinlawrence.com ) is a genuine bastion of modernity. The business specializes...
Audi has brought back the RS (racing sport) badge and is affixing it—and all the superior performance capabilities it connotes—to the TT sports car. The Audi TT RS ( www.audiusa.com ) is powered by a...
Porsche fans’ choice of transportation once was limited to sports cars, but in recent years the options expanded to include an SUV and a sedan. Now Porschephiles can pedal to their destinations...
"I felt a strong need to come by here today," yogini and healer Diana Bourel announces as she enters the spa at the Hotel Guanahani on St. Barts. "Now I know why." Bourel and I met years ago on...
Two prominent New York City chefs have opened restaurants in Atlantic City’s new Revel hotel just in time for summer; Alain Allegretti unveiled Azure by Allegretti and Marc Forgione opened American...
It’s no great stretch to consider the Mercedes-Benz G-Class the Clint Eastwood of the automotive world. It’s famously tough, capable, and blessed with angular good looks that defy the passage of time...
Italian fashion powerhouse Bottega Veneta is focusing its attention on men this season with the opening of its first U.S. men’s-only store in Manhattan and the unveiling of a newly expanded...
Boutique Danish speaker maker Davone just began shipping to U.S. dealers its compact Mojo speakers, which are suitable for placement on a bookshelf, table, or stand and also can be mounted on-wall...
Jumeirah Group’s first European resort, Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, opened on the island of Mallorca, off the coast of Spain, just in time for the summer season. The hotel features 120...
Domaine Carneros ’ 2005 Le Rêve (“the dream”) by Taittinger ($95) is the 14th vintage of the Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine that Claude Taittinger dreamed of creating in California to match the style...
The Wider 42 weekend cruiser, which recently took home our 2012 Best of the Best honors (see the June issue), is a testament to the design prowess of industry innovator Tilli Antonelli, who founded...
It’s no faster or better handling than a standard issue Aston Martin DBS Volante—if one has the nerve to call anything from the high-end British brand “standard”—but this limited-edition model is an...
Noël, a Paris-based luxury embroidery studio established in 1883, can claim Queen Elizabeth and Helena Rubenstein as clients (it wove the cradle linens for Prince Charles and created custom...
Cabot Links is the latest golf course to open onCape Breton Island on the northern tip of Nova Scotia, Canada. Designed by Rod Whitman, the 18-hole course is positioned on rugged, oceanfront terrain...
Jean-Michel Cousteau, the oceanographer and environmentalist, and the son of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, will host four sailing trips on the luxury liner Paul Gauguin in 2013. Aboard the one-to-...
Clay Rathburn secured his reputation by building minimalist bobbers, but a smoldering childhood fascination with dirt bikes eventually led him to create his one-off bike dubbed Atom Bomb RVA Overland...
Home accessories designer Monica Fittipaldi, the daughter-in-law of racecar driver Emerson Fittipaldi, has amassed a sizable collection of vintage Hermès scarves (her earliest edition is circa 1934,...
As the magnificent DBS prepares to take its curtain call, Aston Martin reveals a fitting send-off for its five-year-old flagship model. Similar to the special edition that rang out the company’s...
The Rosewood King Pacific Lodge , a luxury wilderness resort in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, is offering a new City to Rainforest package, which begins with a night at the Rosewood Hotel...
While many collectors have been impressed by the innovative cases and dials from Louis Moinet , most associate the boutique watchmaker with the use of very fine but largely supplied movements...
Alloy Yachts’ latest launch, the 154-foot (47-meter) motor yacht Loretta Anne , has emerged from the New Zealand shipyard after 25 months of construction and was delivered to its new owners. With...
After a year of renovations, Villa Le Scale has reopened in time for the summer season. The intimate Italian resort and former summer home of the aristocratic Monti della Corte family dates to the...
Dealers and collectors of old master paintings will descend on London for its fourth annual Master Paintings Week , taking place from June 29 to July 6. Whitfield Fine Art, which specializes in...
This May saw the passing of Carroll Shelby, an iconic figure in the world of automobiles and a beacon of individualism to every enthusiast who has an ounce of motor oil in his or her veins. Watch...
Located on the shores of Lake Como in Italy, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo has created eight new luxurious suites on its rooftop, each with a private terrace featuring panoramic views of the lake, an...
In the prestigious Knightsbridge district of central London across from Hyde Park, Bulgari Hotel & Residences opened its doors on May 28. As the 128-year-old Italian brand’s third hotel, the new...
The current generation of Lamborghini Gallardo , nearing the culmination of a staggeringly successful run since it was introduced in 2003, has diverged into two opposite variants: the Super Trofeo...

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