New & Noteworthy

Making fine wine is a matter of balancing relationships, as Dan Kosta, Michael Browne, and Chris Costello—the cofounders of Kosta Browne—can attest. This trio’s adventure in viticulture began in 1997...
The Atlantis 58 , the new flagship of the Azimut Benetti Group’s Atlantis brand, offers a wealth of ways to enjoy the water this summer—from manning the helm as the vessel reaches speeds as fast as...
Italian clothing label Diesel, a sponsor of Ducati’s MotoGP team, collaborated with the motorcycle brand to create the rugged-looking Ducati Monster Diesel ( www.ducati.com ), which will arrive this...
Pork lovers, rejoice: Spain’s top jamón , Cinco Jotas’s Jamón Ibérico de Bellota , is now available in the United States. Offered by La Tienda ( www.tienda.com ), a Virginia-based purveyor of foods...
Dykstra & Partners, the Dutch naval architecture firm best known for its design of the 289-foot Perini Navi sailing yacht Maltese Falcon , has teamed with Leonardo Yachts, a new Dutch shipyard...
Bill Evans’s 1913 Isotta Fraschini Tipo IM fared better in the Alps this spring than it did in Indianapolis 99 years ago. Isotta Fraschini, an Italian manufacturer that produced automobiles in the...
In the world of fashion, the word cult is often thrown around, but never has the term been more appropriately applied than to men’s shoemaker Berluti. With a creation myth that describes founder...
Because fashion designer James Perse, a Los Angeles native, enjoys surfing off the beaches of Malibu, it seemed only appropriate that, when he expanded his business to include sports accessories four...
While other automakers claw for market share in an ever-more-homogenized industry, England’s Morgan Motor Company goes about business as usual—though there is nothing usual about a Morgan. As...
Except for the rows of unusual bottles arranged on pedestals throughout the ballroom, the large gathering in April at the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, could have been a reception for a trade...
Powered surfboards have become the must-have water toys for yacht owners and seaside dwellers, and no model offers a more impressive combination of speed and lightweight construction than the Jet...
This summer marks the beginning of the end of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette, and it is departing with the roar of the Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition , billed as the fastest,...
The good life lives on in the Caribbean, despite the fact that some of the region’s grandest real estate projects stalled or completely fell through during the recent housing-market crash. Amid the...
The new Triton 3300/3 submersible from Vero Beach, Fla.–based Triton Submarines might not reach the 6.8-mile depth that film director James Cameron achieved during his recent record-breaking descent...
When a car’s lineage spans nearly 60 years, as the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class’s does, the launch of a new version of that vehicle is occasion for fanfare. While the sixth-generation Mercedes-Benz SL550...
Opened in 1961 in Toronto’s Yorkville district, the first-ever Four Seasons hotel has long been a source of pride for the city’s residents. But the former flagship of the now-legendary luxury brand...
Porsche fans’ choice of transportation once was limited to sports cars, but in recent years the options expanded to include an SUV and a sedan. Now Porschephiles can pedal to their destinations...
Winding through the Eastern Alps at elevations higher than 9,000 feet, the Stelvio Pass is one of Europe’s most scenic summer riding routes. But it also challenges riders with more than 80 breakneck...
Quercus Alba, the North Amer­ican white oak, which can live to be as old as 600 years, played its small part in U.S. history by furnishing the raw material for the hull of the USS Constitution , the...
Ten years ago, Sang Yoon rose to fame with a glorious hamburger—his complex Father’s Office burger, named best in America by multiple critics—and his notorious refusal to serve ketchup with it, no...
1962 Morgan +4 Super Sports A real race-bred roadster, the Morgan +4 Super Sports offers great performance, possesses a storied competition history, and displays dashing good looks. After Chris...
"I felt a strong need to come by here today," yogini and healer Diana Bourel announces as she enters the spa at the Hotel Guanahani on St. Barts. "Now I know why." Bourel and I met years ago on...
It is another gray afternoon in London, but the atmosphere on Savile Row is anything but gloomy. On the contrary, the world’s most distinguished avenue of fine tailoring is nearly pulsating with...
Porsche fans’ choice of transportation once was limited to sports cars, but in recent years the options expanded to include an SUV and a sedan. Now Porschephiles can pedal to their destinations...
The kill happens suddenly with a pounce and a hare’s tail dangling from one of our dogs’ mouths. Our group sits on horseback in an open field, with the jagged peaks of the Andes rising all around us...
LODGING The recently renovated, five-star hotel The Connaught (+44.20.7499.7070, www.the-connaught.co.uk ) offers residential-style suites attended by private butlers, who can design shopping...
"I felt a strong need to come by here today," yogini and healer Diana Bourel announces as she enters the spa at the Hotel Guanahani on St. Barts. "Now I know why." Bourel and I met years ago on...
Photo #1. From top: Mikimoto 18-karat white-gold ring with a baroque black South Sea cultured pearl and diamonds, $48,000 (888.701.2323, www.mikimotoamerica.com ); Arunashi titanium ring with a South...
If the gentlemen of Gilded Age Newport had as their toys of summer splendid yachts, the latest motorcars, and stables of Thoroughbreds, then their coddled wives had their court jesters—single young...
The latest version of Paul & Shark’s Typhoon 20000 jacket ($1,365) not only protects the dauntless seafarer from gusts of wind and rain, but also shields his mobile devices from the elements...

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