New & Noteworthy

Gucci is now making board games more fashionable and portable. The Italian fashion house has created a sophisticated checker set made of its sleek, supple leather, available online and in select...
Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore has unveiled two one-bedroom suites that were designed to blend in with their natural surroundings—trees. Appropriately named the Tree Top Lofts, thetwointimate...
There are few stars in the automotive universe that have shone more brightly than the Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato. Revealed at the London Motor Show in 1960, the Italian-ized DB4GT wore curvaceous...
Manhattan-based designer and optician Nader Zadi, known for sourcing vintage eyewear frames from the early 1900s and reshaping them into innovative bespoke frames, has released a series of limited-...
In 1997, the late Sidney Frank, a savvy spirits importer who practically made Jägermeister a household word, decided what the world needed next was a premium pot-distilled vodka made in France. Using...
The Little Nell, the renowned Aspen hotel, is hosting a Fall Photography Adventure—a two-and-a-half-day workshop led by photographer and Colorado native Peter McBride, whose photos have appeared in...
It has been a busy year for Netherlands-based Heesen Yachts , which launched two boats in July—the 115-foot (35-meter) Galactica Plus and the 154-foot (47-meter) My Secret —making a total of five new...
Los Angeles–based charter provider Jet Edge is partnering with Wolf Worster Associates to bring passengers to over 100 vacation villas around the world. From an 8,000-square-foot ski chalet in...
The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering , one of the car world’s most anticipated concours events, celebrates its 10th anniversary on Friday, August 17, by assembling a wide variety of exceptional...
Eden Roc at Cap Cana in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, has opened with nearly half of its 34 suites ready for guests, and the remaining suites will open in October in time for peak holiday season...
Henrybuilt, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of contemporary furniture and refined kitchen cabinets, is offering a unique custom wine storage system. The Seattle-based company, inspired by...
BMW is a longtime sponsor of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, held each year on the picturesque shores of Lake Como, Italy, and its appearance there has become a global highlight for aficionados...
Las Vegas is known for its gambling, nightlife, and prestigious hotels, but on the outskirts of the city is a place where thrill seekers and speed demons can get their fix. Spring Mountain Motor...
Anyone looking for an oversize watch with horological credibility in equally large-scale proportions would do well to locate Zenith ’s new Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20. Offered in a limited edition...
Kingsford Homestead opened in July in the Barossa Valley wine region of Southern Australia. Originally a 19th-century sheep station, the 225-acre property features a main building with six suites, a...
Christian Louboutin, the French shoe designer known for his signature red-soled stilettos, opens his first men’s-only store in the United States this month in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. This is...
To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the 1932 Ford—the granddaddy of all hot rods—the Petersen Automotive Museum asked leading hot rod builders to think big by thinking small. The museum sent a...
The Inn at the White Elephant Village in Nantucket opened on July 15 on South Beach Street alongside the existing White Elephant hotel. It has 14 suites and 6 guest rooms; prices begin at $275. Its...
Saint-Tropez’s famous bar Maison Blanche, which occupied a historic mansion, has reopened as White 1921, an eight-room seasonal hotel. Open from July through early October, the hotel’s big draws are...
Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort , a family-owned and -operated adventure resort in British Columbia, Canada, is offering a new trip that takes fishing fanatics on a private helicopter expedition through...
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...
For nearly a decade, Azadeh Shladovsky has brought her scientific background to bear in her art, creating residential and commercial interiors that she describes as a balance of the seemingly...
At the end of the 18th century, George Washington planted 13 chestnut trees—one for each colony—between his mother’s and sister’s houses in Fredericksburg, Va. The trees provided shade for the women...
Southern California native Mike Railey has been an avid surfer most of his life. But about a decade ago, the 49-year-old amateur inventor grew tired of spending his time in the water waiting for...
Montblanc is offering Americans an exquisite means of exercising their freedom of expression. The $33,000 Montblanc Statue of Liberty Artisan Edition ( www.montblanc.com ), available only in the...
‘‘Asturias is the real Spain," says Bárbara Callisto as she points to the region’s misty village of Covadonga. "The rest is just reconquered land." Looking out over the emerald landscape—which is...
Sword swallowers, fire-eaters, giants, midgets, fat ladies, tattooed ladies, bearded ladies— Johnny Meah has painted them all in his 55 years as a sideshow-banner artist. When he is asked which of...

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