New & Noteworthy

"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...
Photo #1. From top: Mikimoto 18-karat white-gold ring with a baroque black South Sea cultured pearl and diamonds, $48,000 (888.701.2323, www.mikimotoamerica.com ); Arunashi titanium ring with a South...
If the gentlemen of Gilded Age Newport had as their toys of summer splendid yachts, the latest motorcars, and stables of Thoroughbreds, then their coddled wives had their court jesters—single young...
The latest version of Paul & Shark’s Typhoon 20000 jacket ($1,365) not only protects the dauntless seafarer from gusts of wind and rain, but also shields his mobile devices from the elements...
The novelty of Richard Mille’s latest chronograph, the labyrinthine RM 056 Felipe Massa Sapphire Tourbillon Split Seconds Competition Chronograph ( www.richardmille.com ), is clear. The approximately...
It is a brilliant, sun-swept afternoon at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, site of today’s Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and for the beautiful people of the Persian Gulf this is the place...
In late-19th-century paris, feathers were all the fashion. Artisans specializing in feather-related crafts flourished, furnishing affluent tastemakers with a variety of plume-bedecked articles...
The debut of the lavish Emirates Palace hotel (+971.2.690.9000, www.kempinski.com ) in 2005 launched a luxury-hospitality boom in Abu Dhabi that is showing few signs of slowing down. In addition to...
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...
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 )...
In this age of austerity in Greece, modern magnates are keeping a lower profile by decamping from hard-partying islands like Mykonos in favor of the more sedate coastal terrain around Porto Heli...
Paulo Coelho has received the pen makers’ version of a Pulitzer: a pen honoring one of his books. Montegrappa’s The Alchemist collection ( www.montegrappa.com ) pays tribute to the author’s novel of...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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-...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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