New & Noteworthy

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...
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...
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...
Christopher Guy is paying homage, as he often does, to the female form. Guy’s work combines a cinematic sense of Hollywood glamour—through metal leafing, exquisite lacquers, and plush fabrics—with...
The Italian outerwear company Allegri has created yet another fabric innovation: a lightweight, wrinkle-resistant blazer for summer travelers. Available in navy blue and black, the Polytravel blazer...
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...
When Bentley Motors introduced the Mulsanne last year, the company touted the sedan as the ultimate road-going executive express. And indeed, there’s no arguing with its prodigious performance: with...
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...
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...
Flexjet by Bombardier , which is operated by U.S. air carrier Jet Solutions, has teamed up with commercial airline Qatar Airways. The partnership grants Flexjet’s fractional-share owners gold-member...
Legendary for its train journeys, Orient-Express has incorporated hotels as part of its repertoire since 1976, and it just unveiled its most ambitious project to date with the opening of Palacio...
Although the late William S. Paley founded the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) in 1928, he got his start in business working at his father’s cigar company and selling radio advertising for the...
Ukraine’s Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv opened in mid-March as the brand’s first hotel in Eastern Europe. The classically elegant hotel, offering 258 rooms and suites, sits on the capital city’s Dnipro...
The work of renowned fashion photographer Bruce Weber will be on view in a summer-long exhibition at the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society in Bellport, Long Island—a small seaside village that...
Phillips de Pury & Co. , a 216-year-old international art companywith outposts in London and New York, is hosting an auction June 15 at its Park Avenue location. Focusing on 20th- and 21st-...
The historic Ritz-Carlton Montreal reopened on June 1 after an extensive restoration to the 100-year-old building’s facade, lobby, ballroom, garden, and more. The hotel also unveiled new features,...
It might surprise some art aficionados to learn that the famous painting Boy Building a House of Cards by French artist Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin is part of a series of four works on the same...
Fans of Tom Ford’s impeccably styled clothing are also coveting his stylish sunglasses. His new 1950s-inspired browline glasses, which hit the stores this month, are already a favorite of his...
Like Porsche ’s 911 sports car, which is currently available in 18 different models, from the merely excellent Carrera to the downright outrageous Turbo S Cabriolet, the company’s Cayenne sport-...
If you like to use your chronographs to perform the function of a stopwatch, it is only natural that you might be interested in a timepiece that has its roots in stopwatches. The Swiss-German firm of...
Masterpiece London, the prominent annual art, antiques, and design fair held June 28 through July 4, will have its largest showing of jewelers to date, including vintage dealers Kentshire, Fred...
Over the past two decades, Quark Expeditions has led the way in polar travel with a fleet of seven ice-classed vessels and a selection of more than 20 unique adventures—including twice-annual voyages...
Christie’s will host a sale for the ages on June 25 and 26 in London when the Madoura Pottery disperses its peerless collection of Pablo Picasso ceramics. The French workshop collaborated with...
Turkey’s D-Hotel Maris, located on a hillside perch of the Datça Peninsula—about a two-hour ride via helicopter or seaplane from Istanbul—reopened on April 20 after a year of renovations. All of the...
The Nissan GT-R ( www.nissanusa.com ) is a car in search of a track—or possibly a runway. This $97,000 machine is built to obliterate any competitors in a straight sprint. It is not pretty, polite,...
An advocate of excess, Oscar Wilde would have made a perfect pitchman for the Bentley Continental GTC ( www.bentleymotors.com ) , a heavy and heavily handcrafted vehicle that coddles driver and...
Los Angeles’s iconic Hotel Bel-Air—a woodsy, storybook getaway complete with resident swans—has been the preferred city retreat of Hollywood royalty for 65 years. Now, after completing a two-year, $...
Dave Wilson has a clear goal when designing his loudspeakers. "I try to make my speakers sound like the real thing," says the founder and lead engineer of Provo, Utah–based Wilson Audio, which began...
The bomber jacket, worn by aviators for decades, is the quintessential symbol of cool masculinity. It has made a return to the fashion runways this fall, and Stefano Ricci, staying true to the brand’...
With its long, brushed-steel bar and sleek tables, Copenhagen’s Geist (+45.33.13.37.13, www.restaurantgeist.dk ) does not look like the typically austere New Nordic restaurant. Nor, with its buzzy...

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