New & Noteworthy

One of the most head-turning watches at this year’s BaselWorld international watch fair was not a highly complicated superwatch, but a carefully considered production piece from Ulysse Nardin . On...
When the larger-than-life Rolls-Royce Phantom debuted in 2003, it represented everything the marque’s then-new corporate parent, the BMW Group, knew about luxury, technology, and craftsmanship—which...
Napa Valley’s Newton Vineyard, widely known for its unfiltered wines, has teamed up with Chicago-based, contemporary American designers Stephanie and Bruce Tharp to create a limited-edition serving...
Marrakech’s newest desert oasis, Palais Namaskar, opened April 6 as the prestigious Oetker Collection’s fifth resort and it’s first outside Europe. Carved stone lattice work and other Moorish and...
If you’ve ever tried to locate one of Loro Piana’ baby cashmere sweaters or blazers, then you know just how difficult it can be to track down your size and color. With the company’s limited stock in...
B&O Play is a new Bang & Olufsen division focused on personal media playback, and its first product, the Beolit 12, is a playful take on the boom box. The 9-by-7-by-5-inch portable music...
Considered one of the last great heiresses of America’s Gilded Age, Huguette M. Clark passed away last year at age 104, leaving an estate reportedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Along with...
What makes A Voce’s ragu unforgettable, and what are the secret ingredients in Francois Payard’s family recipes? Guests will learn these answers, among other cooking tips and secrets from top chefs,...
Not only is Woodford Reserve the oldest distillery in Kentucky—with a history dating to 1797—it is unique in that it triple pot-distills its bourbon (most American whiskeys are double distilled) and...
On a recent sunny spring day in Los Angeles, I flew aboard one of the industry’s most innovative new aircraft, the P.180 Avanti II from Italian manufacturer Piaggio Aero, departing from Elite...
Surrounded by the Indian Ocean on the private island of Vagaru, the Viceroy Maldives opened April 2. Located in the uncharted northern edge of the Maldives archipelago, the 61-bungalow resort ($1,600...
A new five-star Dominican Republic resort, Eden Roc at Cap Cana, opened this month. Situated on 30,000 acres, the boutique hotel is a convenient 20-minute trip from Punta Cana International Airport...
From April 13 to 15, more than 200 book dealers from around the world will flock to the New York Antiquarian Book Fair , bearing rare and collectible works that range from a first-edition copy of F...
Renowned men’s tailored clothing company Cesare Attolini of Naples has opened its first store outside of Italy, on Madison Avenue at the corner of 67th Street in New York. Within the 2,500-square-...
The 429-acre Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club on Cape Cod, Mass. has unveiled 90 renovated guest rooms adjacent to its 100-year-old Victorian mansion. Rooms start at $225 per night. It’s part of a $...
For the last 25 years, legendary electrostatic loudspeaker manufacturer MartinLogan has been refining the hybrid design of its speakers, which typically feature a curved electrostatic panel mated to...
Chris-Craft builds sport boats favored as both primary vessels and tenders. Not only do they look fast, they are fast. The Corsair 36 is the latest that will surely turn heads, not just because of...
Attention, Francophiles: Travcoa has created an experiential tour of France catering especially to foodies and fashionistas. Available to just 14 guests, the 12-day France Tour d’Élégance...
Though residents of Fisher Island Club will tell you otherwise, the cockatiels and macaws in the resort’s aviary are not squawking "My island for your boat." That was, however, the deal cut by Carl...
World-record holder Mark Jones just made a rookie mistake. Already too far down a powdery chute, he attaches skins to the bottoms of his skis and begins to climb the slope he descended moments before...
1957 Ford Thunderbird Marketed by Ford as a "personal car," the two-seat Thunderbird arrived at the 1954 Detroit Auto Show as a challenge to Chevrolet’s year-old sports car, the Corvette, offering a...
These beer glasses from Saint-Louis ( www.saint-louis.com ) recall the 425-year-old French manufacturer’s early-19th-century designs. Yet close inspection reveals that the Les Confidents series also...
Western Front | Of all the new properties considered by the editors for Robb Report’s 2012 Ultimate Home award, one exceptional residence—a 22,000-square-foot Italian-style limestone villa in Beverly...
Although men may have smoked together since the first tobacco leaves were rolled and torched with fire, the proper cigar lounge was a 19th-century invention. Indeed, in spite of Queen Victoria’s...
Growing up in Los Angeles as a child of immigrants, John Paul DeJoria sold greeting cards and delivered newspapers to help support his family. After serving in the United States Navy, he worked...
Ideally, a home—whether modest or magnificent—not only shelters the human body from the elements, but also provides the mind and imagination with refuge from the vulgar encroachments of everyday life...
When a 1932 Packard Twin Six custom convertible sold for $1.1 million last summer during RM Auctions’ St. John’s sale in Michigan, the car’s provenance no doubt influenced its price as much as its...
Sipping white-jasmine tea in the Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort and Spa’s lounge, you might think nothing has changed in China. The lounge—housed in a more than 500-year-old Ming dynasty mansion on the...
Tamarind is the longest-running Michelin-starred Indian restaurant in London, having earned its first star in 2001. Now it finally has its first outpost—in Newport Beach, Calif. Navin Khanna, one of...
A 15-minute drive up Collins Avenue from the lively scene in South Beach, Bal Harbour blossomed in the 1960s with the debut of the now-famous Bal Harbour Shops. The Shops complex remains the heart of...

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