New & Noteworthy

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...
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...
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...
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...
Combine the French Beneteau Group’s industrial know-how with Monte Carlo Yachts ’ Italian style and then throw in a country kitchen, and American yachting enthusiasts will appreciate the latest model...
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, the Ultimate Rose is offering a bouquet of 6-foot-tall roses that are a true novelty. Standing taller than most adults, a dozen roses are $239. Aside from the head...
From May 4 to June 16, Paul Kasmin Gallery in Manhattan will showcase more than 30 inventive, sculptural works by French artists Claude Lalanne and the late Franc¸ois-Xavier Lalanne. The husband-and-...
The Geneva Motor Show is known in the auto industry as a designer’s showcase. Other shows focus on new production models or advanced technologies, but Geneva is about design. So it’s no surprise that...
Located in the wilderness of northwestern Australia, the new Berkeley River resort opened on April 13, bringing luxury to the outback’s Kimberley Coast. Accessible only by air or water, the resort is...
With each new watch seemingly more complicated than the last, the timepieces from premier diamond house Graff illustrate how nothing is impossible in Swiss watchmaking, provided you know the right...
Two pairs of loudspeakers tower beside one another in Dave Wilson’s Provo, Utah, living room. He is preparing for a face-off: On one side are Wilson Audio’s much-lauded Alexandria Series 2 speakers,...
Coworth Park, Ascot, England With its swan-shaped table bases, cattail-like lamps, and tree-branch-themed four-poster beds, Coworth Park brings a whimsical spirit to the classic English country inn...
An unshakable desire to possess what divine providence or the dictates of overzealous lawmakers would deny us is a peculiarly American trait—one magnified to the point of frenzy by this nation’s...
Horn speakers, most audiophiles agree, provide greater headroom, more accurate acoustic imaging, and better detail than do any other loudspeaker designs. The horns of Germany’s Avantgarde Acoustic (...
Villa Tre Ville, Positano, Italy After purchasing Italian director Franco Zeffirelli’s estate in 2007, hotelier Giovanni Russo embarked on a restoration designed to honor the former owner. Villa Tre...
Electric-car maker Tesla has unveiled its first SUV. The Tesla Model X ( www.teslamotors.com ) employs an entirely electric propulsion system (a 60 kWh or 85 kWh battery provides emission-free...
High West Silver Whiskey, Western Oat Though this clear spirit may look like moonshine, it is actually 80-proof unaged whiskey made from a mash of 85 percent oats and 15 percent malted barley...

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