New & Noteworthy

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announced last weekit will divest its entire collection of the late artist’s work through Christie’s . The collection contains all known Warhol works...
Fairmont Jaipur opened in August within India’s “Golden Triangle,” the region that is home to landmarks such as the Taj Mahal. The resort , the brand’s first property in India, has 255 rooms and...
The Cognac region on the western edge of France is well known. After all, this is the only geographic area in the world where Cognac can legally be made. But what is not so well known is that just...
Flexjet by Bombardier , a leading fractional-share and flight-service provider, has teamed up with the Lake Austin Spa Resort, located on 19 acres about 30 minutes northwest of downtown Austin, Texas...
In offering a new annual calendar, Parmigiani Fleurier has updated its line with a popular complication—a calendar that needs adjustment just once a year—that lessens the complexity and cost of a...
The Four Seasons Hotel Baku in Azerbaijan opens on August 1 with 142 rooms and 29 suites, nearly all with views of the Caspian Sea. The hotel will have two restaurants and two lounges, as well as an...
The Biennale des Antiquaires , the grande dame of France’s art and antiques fairs, takes place from September 14 to 23 at the city’s Grand Palais. Biennale organizers have enlisted high-profile...
D’ussé , a new Cognac blended at the 200-year-old Chateau de Cognac, one of France’s oldest Cognac chateaux, launched in stores throughout New York this summer and will be available in select cities...
Aston Martin isn’t an automaker that maintains a huge portfolio of models, but it certainly makes the most of what it has. Witness the V8 Vantage Coupe, which since its auspicious 2005 introduction...
Blackbody , a firm located in Toulon, France, creates high-performance lighting using OLED technology (organic light-emitting diodes). The firm now has pushed this technology to spectacular heights,...
The Refugia lodge, a 12-room hilltop hotel on the Chiloé archipelago in Chile, opened on September 1 with all-inclusive accommodations from $530 per person per night. It has a restaurant, spa,...
Newly launched audio product manufacturer AudioXperts—founded by a team of industry experts whose backgrounds range from product design to recording and engineering—unveiled its first line of...
Renowned French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels was recognized for several design and technical innovations over the past century, and its glorious heritage is being celebrated with an elaborate...
Doctors soon may have a new weapon against acne: a harmless virus living on our skin that naturally seeks out and kills the bacteria that cause pimples. "Acne affects millions of people, yet we have...
Though California’s Napa Valley has a reputation for producing some the world’s finest red wines, Robert Mondavi, the region’s most celebrated vintner, achieved his first success with a white grape,...
After more than a decade of distractions following its bizarre transformation into a BMW Group subsidiary in 1998, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is standing tall and breathing evenly. The company is feeling...
Photography by David Roemer; Styling by Christopher Campbell; Photographed at Shangri-La Hotel, Paris At the turn of the 20th century, Paris was the epicenter of a new modernism that shook up...
The iPhone’s limited audio capabilities inspired the V-Moda Vamp ( www.v-moda.com ), a $650 device that transforms Apple’s smartphones into high-fidelity music players without adding much bulk...
1916 Hispano-Suiza Type 32 Collapsible Brougham A now-defunct Spanish marque that was founded at the beginning of the 20th century, Hispano-Suiza gained renown as a manufacturer of exceptional...
When he is working on a new product, Wolfgang Dürheimer, the tailored, urbane 53-year-old chairman of the Bentley and Bugatti brands, likes to develop a story around it. In the case of Bentley’s SUV...
Centuries-old glassmakers Riedel and Baccarat continue to reshape our notion of glassware. In September, the Champagne house Krug, through a partnership with Riedel, will begin offering a curved...
Instead of adorning its timepieces with precious stones, Swiss watch brand Louis Moinet uses dials made of polished stone for its Treasures of the World Collection ( www.louismoinet.com ). Australian...
From its ancient canals dotted with gondolas to the Doge’s Palace and Piazza San Marco, Venice is an anachronism with unmatched allure. The many visitors to the Italian island-city can choose among...
British shoemaker John Lobb has collaborated with compatriot Aston Martin to create Winner Sport ( www.johnlobb.com ), a lightweight driving shoe that will be available in September. Made of calfskin...
To the contemporary eye, a pocket-watch case may seem an overly discreet form of housing for a mechanism as magnificent as a grand complication. Yet there is nothing modest about Cartier’s $625,000...
If the words Cadillac luxury sedan conjure visions of Fleetwoods and DeVilles, step out of your leisure suit and into model year 2013. The XTS is an all-new offering that rounds out the Cadillac...
In recent years, Ferrari has lent its brand to surfboards, bicycles, and even a theme park. The carmaker’s latest nonmotorized venture is the Ferrari Golf Collection ( www.ferrarigolfcollection.com...
Their clients want to feel at home even when they are 40,000 feet in the air, so private-jet interior designers create cabins that reflect the owners’ tastes and address their desires in terms of...
Tom Ford is the master of elegant evening wear, and this black-and-gold jacquard jacket ($4,590) in a textured silk blend is one of his most sophisticated pieces yet. The elongated shawl collar...
To create each of the earrings and rings in the Cora Tahitian Pearls collection ( www.corainternational.com ), jewelers at New York diamond house Cora carved out a niche in the delicate surface of a...

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