New & Noteworthy

The 40-piece Oscar Heyman 100th Anniversary Collection ( www.oscarheyman.com ) celebrates the jewelry house that for the last century has been creating showpiece designs for retailers including...
In Las Vegas, the world’s best city to eat steak, Robb Report dined at 16 top steak houses in search of nothing less than the perfect cut of beef. The steak had to be at least an inch thick, and...
Hoshinoya Okinawa has opened on Taketomi Island—a remote, 6-mile-perimeter island and national park located off the main island of Okinawa, Japan. Hoshinoya Okinawa is the island’s first full-service...
Through its upcoming Ramekins 4-Day Culinary Retreat ( www.ramekins.com ), Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn in Sonoma, Calif., is offering access to some of the region’s most influential...
At the end of the Second World War, Europe’s surviving aristocracy joined a nomadic yet moneyed assortment of South American industrialists, film stars, steel magnates, playboys, and oil heiresses to...
To celebrate its five-year anniversary, the Farm at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, is inviting 44 guests to enjoy an exclusive food and wine weekend with New Zealand native celebrity...
Successful marriages often produce cheerful children; but in the case of Henri-Guillaume Piper, his offspring were literally effervescent. In 1815, Piper joined the Champagne house of his cousin,...
Chanel has become one of the few brands to develop a complicated movement expressly for a women’s watch. The company’s partnership with Audemars Piguet and its research arm, Renaud & Papi, has...
Over the years, the American kitchen has become a space for socializing as much as it is a place for cooking. Homes throughout the United States often feature large, open-plan kitchens with ample...
Though it includes nautical instruments in one section, diving equipment in another, and a functioning flight simulator in another, the new IWC Schaffhausen Flagship Boutique ( www.iwc.com ) in...
One effect of the economic recovery has been a growing number of new choices for private-jet buyers. However slow the pace of that recovery, many aircraft makers are optimistic enough to bring brand-...
A sober, utilitarian character informs most of the timepieces assembled in Glashütte, the German watchmaking town in the southeastern state of Saxony that now bustles with a spate of new...
High-profile architect Robert A.M. Stern has unveiled a collection of minimalist furniture pieces that exude the same spirit as his classic, elegant, and streamlined buildings. Called New York Home,...
The Arturo Fuente family members are perfectionists. In spite of the fact they are the largest privately owned cigar company in the world, they are constantly striving to improve upon their much-in-...
Although it was originally produced as a straight bourbon, during the 20th century Four Roses became known as a blended whiskey. But today, thankfully for connoisseurs, Four Roses has returned to its...
Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville has reopened after an extensive restoration to its interiors. The hotel has 151 rooms and suites that still feature the original 1920s architecture, three restaurants, a...
Most spa treatments are geared toward women, but now some of the country’s top hotel spas have developed experiences exclusively for men. Here is a sampling of six spas across the United States and...
Castello di Casole—a 10th-century castle-turned-hotel set in the Tuscan countryside—opened on July 1. Located 45 minutes outside Florence, the 4,200-acre private estate features the 41-suite hotel (...
An industry leader in everything from cabinetry and tiles to appliances and faucets, Bradco Kitchens & Baths has unveiled an innovative, multipurpose countertop called Slide N Hide. When closed,...
When the driver of a $295,000, 208 mph Ferrari FF rolls into the country club, he nevertheless might unload a set of Lamborghini clubs and wear Porsche golf shoes and a Mercedes-Benz golf shirt,...
The mighty McLaren MP4-12C is hardly an automobile that wants for speed. With a 591 hp twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8, the mid-engine monster can sprint from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat and...
Most spa treatments are geared toward women, but now some of the country’s top hotel spas have developed experiences exclusively for men. Here is a sampling of six spas across the United States and...
Sharp has just released its largest LED television yet. Standing nearly 4 feet tall and stretching more than 6 feet wide, the 90-inch Aquos LED TV (approximately $11,000) remains thin and light (at...
You might need a crane to uncork the new limited-edition, 15-liter Rosé Nebuchadnezzar Champagne released this month by Armand de Brignac . At 77 pounds and nearly 3 feet tall, the Rosé...
Southern Californians can practice skiing year-round with the opening of SkyTech Sport in Beverly Hills. The German company’s first U.S. outpost, SkyTech offers two large ski and snowboard simulators...
Long known for vintage movements and colorful traditional dials, the relatively modern (founded in 1946) firm of Dubey & Schaldenbrand is currently reviving itself with an even more modern set of...
Southern Californians can practice skiing year-round with the opening of SkyTech Sport in Beverly Hills. The German company’s first U.S. outpost, SkyTech offers two large ski and snowboard simulators...
Swiss eyewear company Götti recently launched Spin & Stow, a new eyewear concept where the earpieces seamlessly rotate 360 degrees, and which can be folded into a sleek, flat form that fits in a...
Throughout Windsor Castle’s almost 1,000-year history, a public event has never been allowed inside the royal palace’s walls—until now. The first-ever Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance, from...
Magellan Jets ’ newest package offers round-trip private jet service from major U.S. cities to the Four Seasons Resort Nevis in the West Indies (from about $33,000 to $52,000) along with a hotel stay...

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