New & Noteworthy

If Ferrari can be moved to design a station wagon and Porsche pressured into offering a sedan and a...
Cessna’s Citation business jets have long been lauded for their speed, reliability, and performance...
In 1858, a french botanist named Henri Mouhot set off on a journey to Southeast Asia that began...
The Mayans were producing alcoholic beverages from the agave plant more than 500 years ago, but the...
It is a tasty two-wheeled confection, a delicate retro-style moped inspired by board-track racers—...
Compared with the biggest names in the high-performance-headphone business (Sennheiser, Grado,...
Peter Thum’s signet ring is a striking object: a textured piece of steel and gold, hand-forged by...
More than a few eyebrows were raised among the collectors who gathered recently in Dubai at the...
For his second hotel venture, Giorgio Armani headed home to Italy. In a partnership with Emaar...
The famous grand hotel in Amsterdam reopened in June as part of Sofitel’s new Legend brand. This...
Now on view in Hong Kong is the future of five-star hotels. Opened in September, Hotel Icon is a...
Rare wines and art sit at the top of Cliff Lede’s list of personal passions, but rock music follows...
Like the jewelry that company founder René Lalique created nearly a century ago, the pieces in the...
Caps shaped liked a feminine neckline and engraved with the double-G royal monogram reference the...
Thanks to the English mobile-phone maker’s first-ever touchscreen, the Vertu Constellation ( www...
Collectibles ranging from a 1912 Oldsmobile Limited Tourabout to antique mechanical musical...
Like its closed-top sibling, the Hedonist Open ( www.artofkinetik.com ) is 62 feet long and...
A French footwear designer known for his brand’s sky-high stilettos has opened his first men’s-only...
The manufacturer that has won more than 300 Superbike World Championships should remain a category...
At its unveiling last spring commemorating the 50th anniversary of the DB4GT Zagato’s debut, the...
When viewed from the front of its case, the Piaget Altiplano Skeleton ( www.piaget.com ) appears...
Building a better sports sedan is seldom if ever a simple task. It involves striking a delicate and...
1965 Ferrari 250 LM Pininfarina Stradale Speciale Powered by a 3.3-liter V-12 mounted...
Private clubs used to mean old: old money, old members, old bastions of formality and hierarchy...
When word spread that hotelier Ian Schrager had taken control of Chicago’s aging Ambassador East...
Although the private club remains alive and well (see "Nightlife Ascending," page 113), at no point...
Perhaps the most celebrated of America’s celebrity chefs, Mario Batali presides over an epicurean...
In 2003, I was among the first guests to experience the Spa Montage Surrender at Southern...
NAD Electronics, a 40-year-old supplier of audiophile-grade components, has launched VISO, a sub-...
As long as humans have been forming gold into precious objects, goldsmiths have struggled to offset...

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