New & Noteworthy

For over a decade, Germany’s AMG (for Analog Manufaktur Germany—no relation to the AMG branch of automaker Mercedes-Benz) has been providing specialized, high-tolerance parts for many of the world’s...
Life moves slowly along Portugal’s Douro River, but after more than 190 years, it’s time for a change at Symington Family Estates , which is owned and operated by the fifth-generation descendants of...
<p">All-wheel drive and the Porsche 911 go together like sauerkraut and knockwurst. The concept dates way back to 1984, with the off-road 911 that, in the capable hands of drivers René Metge...
Botanique Hotel & Spa opened this month in the Campos do Jordão region, about two hours north of São Paulo, Brazil. It has six suites and 11 stand-alone villas completely surrounded by 700 acres...
One of the world’s rarest diamonds will set the stage at Christie’s Geneva auction on November 13. The whopping 76.02–carat stone (about the size of a walnut) originated in south central India’s...
Meadowood Napa Valley has assembled an array of chefs to participate in its annual Twelve Days of Christmas dinner series. On 12 evenings from December 7 to 22, the hotel’s Chef Christopher Kostow...
Italian designer Maria Lamberti D’Elia’s new collection of hand-welded and polished steel furniture has just become available in the United States. The pieces in the Lamberti Decor Collection are...
Dressed in his finery, the pope sits isolated, screaming in agony over the horrors of a postwar world. Monet’s water lilies it ain’t. But Sotheby’s estimates that Untitled (Pope) , a haunting 1954...
Throughout his 45-year reign as the arbiter of classic American style, Ralph Lauren has amassed one of the world’s finest collections of automobiles, including prize-winning Ferraris, pristine...
The jewelers Sorab & Roshi have opened a charming storefront on Putnam Avenue in Greenwich, Conn., offering a wide array of colorful, one-of-a-kind pieces. The husband-and-wife duo, who started...
Since the Toyota Altezza came to America a dozen years ago wearing a Lexus emblem and an “IS” designation, this refined sport sedan (and, since 2009, hardtop convertible) has earned an enthusiastic...
The legendary Le Bristol Paris has completed its multiyear, $143 million renovation this fall with the opening of the stylish new Le Bar du Bristol. Designed by architect Pierre-Yves Rochon, Le Bar...
In the late 1800s, Tommy Dewar, whose father founded the Dewar’s Scotch whisky brand, traveled the world carrying bottles of his family’s brew to share with new markets. In that same spirit, Dewar’s...
The latest venture for Sami Hayek, brother of Salma and owner/designer of the company Espacio , is the Mestizo Collection, a highly original line of furniture that combines lacquer and wood with the...
Be one of just 20 guests to embark on a one-of-a-kind excursion through Ethiopia, Tanzania, and the Congo, featuring a private lecture with revered conservationist Jane Goodall and photography...
To mark its 25th anniversary, the James Beard Foundation is going back to its roots to celebrate. Its fall fund-raiser, which doubles as its silver anniversary gala, features five of its Outstanding...
The Macallan has commissioned photographer Annie Leibovitz to create a series of photos inspired by four rare single-cask whiskies—drawn from the distillery’s oldest maturing blends—which it’s...
The Maldives are renowned for pristine beaches and crystalline waters, and now visitors to these exotic islands can dine above the water and dance and drink below at the Niyama resort’s new...
The new Modern Masters collection exemplifies New York–based Designlush ’s vision of commissioning a variety of talented artists, architects, and designers to create unique, customizable furniture...
The Dorchester in Mayfair, London, debuted 22 new suites overlooking Hyde Park for fall. The addition comprises eight one-bedroom Park Suites and 14 one-bedroom Dorchester Suites (from approximately...
Already with an eye toward an even larger custom Moonen yacht, the happy owner of Sofia recently celebrated the launch of his 138-foot (42-meter) fully custom motor yacht. Extended by four feet in...
The shoe boot is the must-have men’s accessory for fall. This multifunctional model is not only stylish and comfortable, but it easily makes the transition from the office to weekend wear. Just about...
Park Hyatt Chennai opened October 1, making it the company’s third hotel in India and first in Chennai, which is known internationally as the “Gateway to southern India.” The property has 201 rooms...
Reflecting the trend for fuller flavors and bigger ring gauges, the classic Romeo y Julieta is getting a face-lift for the first time in 137 years. In its newest Dominican Republic incarnation, the...
Beach House Turks and Caicos opened on October 22 in the former Turks and Caicos Club overlooking Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales. The two-acre, plantation-style property has received a complete...
On October 18, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing opened with 313 rooms and suites surrounding an atrium (from about $315 per night) and 210 private apartments, which include access to hotel facilities plus...
Burberry ’s many fans will probably enjoy the visual interest of the company’s new watch, the Britain, for its octagonal bezel, baton hands, and numeral typography. Serious watch collectors will...
Pepin Garcia and his family-owned My Father Cigars company in Estelí, Nicaragua, has garnered a well-deserved reputation for producing some of the finest cigars inside or outside of Cuba, the island...
To celebrate its 25-year anniversary, the innovative Barcelona-based rug company nanimarquina is releasing the Chillida Collection, a range of seven handmade rugs based on works of art by the famous...
Now through the end of November, Bacara Resort & Spa , located on Santa Barbara’s picturesque coastline, is giving guests the chance to participate in a hands-on winemaking experience alongside...

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