New & Noteworthy

The British speaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins upgraded two of its desktop music systems to incorporate both wireless streaming through Apple AirPlay and wired connection through a Lightning-...
Chef and restaurateur Michael Mina recently made his debut in Japanese cuisine with the opening of Pabu at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. For this new culinary venture, Mina teamed up with...
Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer has created a more rugged version of its smartphone, which debuts in stores this month. The 152-year-old brand, known for its partnership with Formula 1 and its race-...
It’s a testament to the mechanical excellence and enduring beauty of Jaguar ’sXF that five years after its debut it remains a supremely compelling choice among executive-class sedans, squaring off...
SLS Hotel South Beach opened in the former Ritz Plaza Hotel last month, featuring 130 guest rooms and 10 villas with views of the beach and the city skyline. For dining, the hotel features the Bazaar...
The tried-and-true moccasin is back for summer in many stylish variations. It’s soft, lightweight, and comfortable, and it’s the perfect finishing touch for any outfit from business casual attire to...
Some of the lighting designs of the Lombardy-based manufacturer Catellani & Smith have been available piecemeal in this country through various exclusive galleries for the past few years. But the...
Alexandre Gabriel, president of Cognac Ferrand which produces Citadelle Gin, explains why gin is a naturally refreshing spirit, and how to make the best gin and tonic. Q. Why is the gin and tonic...
They say good design transcends the subject matter. German safe maker Döettling seems intent on proving this point by drawing inspiration for its latest watch safe from a chair, of all things...
Most single-malt Scotch is aged in either ex-bourbon barrels or sherry casks, or a combination of both. Depending on the geographic origin of the oak, each imparts its own distinctive flavors to the...
Nomadic Expeditions —known for its adventure trips through Tibet, China, Bhutan, Mongolia, and Siberia—celebrates its 20th anniversary with a unique trip through its home country of Mongolia. The...
Eclipse Aerospace has officially begun production of new versions of its Eclipse 550 personal jet. It features new computer systems, auto-throttles, and integrated avionics that offer synthetic...
Making fine wine is a matter of balancing relationships, as Dan Kosta, Michael Browne, and Chris Costello—the cofounders of Kosta Browne—can attest. This trio’s adventure in viticulture began in 1997...
The Atlantis 58 , the new flagship of the Azimut Benetti Group’s Atlantis brand, offers a wealth of ways to enjoy the water this summer—from manning the helm as the vessel reaches speeds as fast as...
Italian clothing label Diesel, a sponsor of Ducati’s MotoGP team, collaborated with the motorcycle brand to create the rugged-looking Ducati Monster Diesel ( www.ducati.com ), which will arrive this...
Pork lovers, rejoice: Spain’s top jamón , Cinco Jotas’s Jamón Ibérico de Bellota , is now available in the United States. Offered by La Tienda ( www.tienda.com ), a Virginia-based purveyor of foods...
Dykstra & Partners, the Dutch naval architecture firm best known for its design of the 289-foot Perini Navi sailing yacht Maltese Falcon , has teamed with Leonardo Yachts, a new Dutch shipyard...
Bill Evans’s 1913 Isotta Fraschini Tipo IM fared better in the Alps this spring than it did in Indianapolis 99 years ago. Isotta Fraschini, an Italian manufacturer that produced automobiles in the...
In the world of fashion, the word cult is often thrown around, but never has the term been more appropriately applied than to men’s shoemaker Berluti. With a creation myth that describes founder...
Because fashion designer James Perse, a Los Angeles native, enjoys surfing off the beaches of Malibu, it seemed only appropriate that, when he expanded his business to include sports accessories four...
While other automakers claw for market share in an ever-more-homogenized industry, England’s Morgan Motor Company goes about business as usual—though there is nothing usual about a Morgan. As...
Except for the rows of unusual bottles arranged on pedestals throughout the ballroom, the large gathering in April at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, could have been a reception for a trade...
Powered surfboards have become the must-have water toys for yacht owners and seaside dwellers, and no model offers a more impressive combination of speed and lightweight construction than the Jet...
This summer marks the beginning of the end of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette, and it is departing with the roar of the Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition , billed as the fastest,...
The good life lives on in the Caribbean, despite the fact that some of the region’s grandest real estate projects stalled or completely fell through during the recent housing-market crash. Amid the...
The new Triton 3300/3 submersible from Vero Beach, Fla.–based Triton Submarines might not reach the 6.8-mile depth that film director James Cameron achieved during his recent record-breaking descent...
When a car’s lineage spans nearly 60 years, as the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class’s does, the launch of a new version of that vehicle is occasion for fanfare. While the sixth-generation Mercedes-Benz SL550...
Opened in 1961 in Toronto’s Yorkville district, the first-ever Four Seasons hotel has long been a source of pride for the city’s residents. But the former flagship of the now-legendary luxury brand...
Porsche fans’ choice of transportation once was limited to sports cars, but in recent years the options expanded to include an SUV and a sedan. Now Porschephiles can pedal to their destinations...
Winding through the Eastern Alps at elevations higher than 9,000 feet, the Stelvio Pass is one of Europe’s most scenic summer riding routes. But it also challenges riders with more than 80 breakneck...

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