New & Noteworthy

Master winemakersMay-Britt and Denis Malbec, the husband-and-wife team previously with Château Latour in Bordeaux, have unveiled a series of reds from Captûre Wines in Sonoma County. “Our new red...
The largest buy-in poker tournament, with a $1 million entry fee, will take place July 1 to 3 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The tournament, Big One for One Drop , will be part...
The Resort at Pelican Hill , which Robb Report listed as being among the top 100 resorts in the world (see the May 2012 issue, page 91), is offering aerial tours of the coastal area surrounding the...
Anthony Caro’s Pearl wasn’t plucked from an oyster. He sculpted it from brass and bronze in 2011, and it looks nothing like the marine gem. The unique $50,000 artwork should not linger long in the...
New Delhi dining destination Bukhara is expanding for the first time in its 34-year run with a two-week pop-up restaurant at London’s Sheraton Park Tower, a Luxury Collection Hotel from May 17 to...
A new ivory-dialed version of Laurent Ferrier ’s Galet Classic ($160,000) tourbillon represents not just a new color scheme, but an additional opportunity to buy what has become a sought-after model...
Never content to leave a speed record unbroken, Bugatti Automobiles this year unveils yet another iteration of its overachieving Veyron supercar. The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse merges the open-...
Originally a 17th-century monastery, the Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa opened on May 17 on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The five-floor hotel is built into the side of a mountain and has a glass...
Launched in mid-April, the latest to splash from Feadship is the 258-foot (78.5-meter) custom motor yacht Hampshire II . The experienced owner of Hampshire II made sure there was plenty of room for...
On June 8 and 9, Beverly Hills–based celebrity and entertainment auction house Julien’s Auctions , in collaboration with the Les Paul Foundation, will offer a collection of memorabilia from the...
Revel hotel and casino opens on a stretch of 20 acres along America’s first boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., this month. The $2.4 billion, 47-story glass structure offers 130,000 square feet of...
Fifth-generation Roman jeweler Alberto Petochi created his first collection around his family’s heirlooms: three rare Roman coins. The New York–based entrepreneur had the three coins re-created by...
The Selman Marrakech resort opened on May 1, with 61 rooms and suites, several with private gardens and heated pools (from $530 per night), situated on 15 acres at the base of the Atlas Mountains in...
Perry Rubenstein is inaugurating his Los Angeles gallery with a spectacular presentation—Helmut Newton: Sex and Landscapes—the first American showing of the exhibit since the photographer died in...
New from Seattle-based builder Delta Marine comes the largest all-composite 50-meter luxury custom motor yacht on the planet. Arianna ’s 164-foot length, 34-foot beam, and more than 7,500 square feet...
The vehicles of Land Rover embody some admirable traits, like craftsmanship, practicality, and tenacity. Playfulness, however, isn’t a word that is often associated with Britain’s revered maker of...
Based on a 19th-century recipe, Cognac Ferrand’s new Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao Ancienne Methode is made with oils from the bitter Curaçao orange skin that is blended with clear brandy then combined...
Palazzo Victoria, a converted 14th-century palace in Verona, Italy, formerly known as Hotel Victoria, reopened in late March as the newest addition to the Salviatino Collection of hotels. Like its...
Tateossian, known for its wide variety of cuff links, from playful animals to serious gemstone designs, opened its fifth store in London—a sleek space right on Chelsea Harbour in Imperial Wharf—where...
Many travelers visit Four Seasons Resorts for their luxurious accommodations and consistent service, but others are drawn to the properties for their Unforgettable Events, a new series of unique...
Italian luxury brand Gucci is taking a step toward more functional, stylish luggage with the launch of its first four-wheel trolley ($2,750). The sleek carry-on piece features wheels that rotate 360...
Deep within a 3,200-acre private reserve in Ecuador, Mashpi Lodge opened in April with 22 rooms and suites providing visitors a private sanctuary for nature hikes or for simply observing the flora...
Boxing and the life of Muhammad Ali were prominent notes as IWC launched its impressive New York flagship boutique April 26. Accompanying IWC CEO Georges Kern at the launch event were former...
When salvage diver Peter Lindberg discovered 162 bottles of Champagne that had been tucked away in the hull of a shipwrecked schooner in the cool waters of Finland’s Åland archipelago since the early...
During its Monaco sale taking place May 11 and 12—to coincide with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique— RM Auctions will offer up one of the most famous racing boats ever built. Wanting to create the...
A nearly 35-carat diamond called the Beau Sancy—one of the most important historic diamonds ever to come to auction—will be the showstopper at the Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale at Sotheby’...
Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has teamed up with the design arm of German automaker Porsche to create the Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone. The $2,000 P’9981 takes BlackBerry’s Bold...
No one seems to be in much of a hurry to bid farewell to the stupendously pretty Maserati GranTurismo—particularly Maserati itself. With “only” 400 hp, it earned modest praise for its performance...
Surprise is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the vintage watch market. Sotheby’s will serve up a generous helping of it in a June 14 sale in New York, which will feature never-before-seen...
For those who can’t get enough history and culture, TCS and Starquest Expeditions has created a once-in-a-lifetime itinerary giving travelers unrivaled access to some of the world’s greatest...

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