New & Noteworthy

John Lobb’s classic leather shoes are getting a splash of color this fall, thanks to British fashion designer Paul Smith, who is infusing his signature lively style in a special-edition collection...
Sonus faber, the Italian manufacturer known for its stylish loudspeakers, has introduced a special-edition version of its widely praised Elipsa speaker model. The Elipsa SE, which began reaching U.S...
The latest entry into the North American luxury bed category is the Greek firm Coco-Mat , which has opened an expansive store on Mercer Street in New York’s SoHo. Coco-Mat’s sustainably made beds are...
In the rarefied realm of CEO-caliber automobiles, standing still is not an option. BMW knows this well; its grand 7 Series sedan is in a constant state of upward mobility. For 2013, the Munich-based...
The Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas is now taking reservations for its newly remodeled Resort Rooms, the first to be completed in a $40 million renovation of its Spa Tower accommodations, which began...
The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show offers treasures from centuries past, such as a pair of George III painted beechwood armchairs made circa 1770 and priced at £135,000 (about $213...
Allegri, known for its innovative performance outerwear fabrics, is at it again with a new jacket for fall: the Milano jersey peacoat, a two-ply wool jersey with a tight knit construction that gives...
Nomad Tanzania is offering just eight guests the opportunity to capture a rare view of Tanzanian wildlife in an exclusive tour led by professional photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks, who has been living...
Audi was well ahead of the curve back in 2006 when it launched the sensationally beautiful and technologically advanced R8, so even after six years in showrooms, the company’s flagship sports car...
Highland Park , located on the Orkney Islands, was once a favored haunt of the Vikings. Now Scotland’s northernmost distillery is paying tribute to its Nordic heritage with the release of Thor ($199...
The 45-acre Rancho Valencia , a Relais & Châteaux property located 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego, has reopened this month after a massive renovation. The property refurbished 49 suites...
Some 900 car enthusiasts applied to participate in this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion , an annual event held August 19 through 21 at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. The...
NetJets , private aviation’s largest fractional-share provider, recently announced its Supplemental Lift Assurance program, which follows the massive purchase agreement the company signed with jet...
The contest may be months away, but Louis Vuitton is gearing up for the 30th anniversary of the Louis Vuitton Cup—the race that precedes the America’s Cup Finals, and the winner of which competes...
Vertu has introduced its latest addition to the Constellation collection—the sleek Constellation Black Neon ($8,300)—revealing a redesigned handset with polished black stainless steel, black ceramic...
Bentley Motors has a long and storied history of crafting open-top motor cars—grand automobiles like the 3-liter of the 1920s and the S1 Continental Park Ward Drophead Coupe of the 1950s. At the...
Just for the American market, Girard-Perregaux is releasing a limited-edition all-black version of its popular ww.tc world timer. Suggestively dubbed the Dark Night ($25,900), the new edition of 25...
The newest collection from the North Carolina–based firm Councill features an eclectic mix of furniture inspired by various periods, from ancient Greco-Roman to Bauhaus, all made in America with rich...
ISA Yachts created the 164-foot (50-meter) superyacht Papi du Papi for a South American couple last year, but only now is the company revealing some images and details of the contemporary masterpiece...
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announced last weekit will divest its entire collection of the late artist’s work through Christie’s . The collection contains all known Warhol works...
Fairmont Jaipur opened in August within India’s “Golden Triangle,” the region that is home to landmarks such as the Taj Mahal. The resort , the brand’s first property in India, has 255 rooms and...
The Cognac region on the western edge of France is well known. After all, this is the only geographic area in the world where Cognac can legally be made. But what is not so well known is that just...
Flexjet by Bombardier , a leading fractional-share and flight-service provider, has teamed up with the Lake Austin Spa Resort, located on 19 acres about 30 minutes northwest of downtown Austin, Texas...
Aston Martin isn’t an automaker that maintains a huge portfolio of models, but it certainly makes the most of what it has. Witness the V8 Vantage Coupe, which since its auspicious 2005 introduction...
In offering a new annual calendar, Parmigiani Fleurier has updated its line with a popular complication—a calendar that needs adjustment just once a year—that lessens the complexity and cost of a...
The Four Seasons Hotel Baku in Azerbaijan opens on August 1 with 142 rooms and 29 suites, nearly all with views of the Caspian Sea. The hotel will have two restaurants and two lounges, as well as an...
The Biennale des Antiquaires , the grande dame of France’s art and antiques fairs, takes place from September 14 to 23 at the city’s Grand Palais. Biennale organizers have enlisted high-profile...
D’ussé , a new Cognac blended at the 200-year-old Chateau de Cognac, one of France’s oldest Cognac chateaux, launched in stores throughout New York this summer and will be available in select cities...
Blackbody , a firm located in Toulon, France, creates high-performance lighting using OLED technology (organic light-emitting diodes). The firm now has pushed this technology to spectacular heights,...
The Refugia lodge, a 12-room hilltop hotel on the Chiloé archipelago in Chile, opened on September 1 with all-inclusive accommodations from $530 per person per night. It has a restaurant, spa,...

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