New & Noteworthy

Breaking out your coat collection as the temperatures drop can often feel like a white flag of surrender to winter’s short days and freezing temperatures. This season, beat the wintertime blues by...
One of the most influential jazz musicians and composers of all time, Miles Davis was more than just a talented trumpeter; he was an innovator of improvisation, a maestro of soulful melody, and a...
When retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert A. Phillips set his eyes on this broken 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II tucked away in a dealership back in 1960 and realized it was packing a rare 4-...
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me… The Macallan Edition No. 2 . This legendary Speyside single malt is known for its sherry-barrel aging. But last year, master whisky maker Bob...
As Christie’s UK celebrates 250 years in business, its chairman reflects on the importance of heritage and the dynamic future of collecting. David Armstrong-Jones is known more formally as Viscount...
I had just passed the dusty wooden post bearing a neat “20K” inscription when, out of nowhere, a bright-orange blur whizzed by me like a neon ghost. The figure appeared to glide on air, floating over...
In early 2014, Diageo (the world’s largest distributor of spirits) launched the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company , a brand focused on dusting the cobwebs off all-but-forgotten whiskey barrels...
Christie’s closed out a year that saw uncertainty in both the retail and vintage watch markets with a resounding bang, bringing in more than $8.5 million dollars at its Rare Watches Including...
Though Tokyo’s winter weather can occasionally be frightful, a holiday stay at Palace Hotel Tokyo is simply delightful. From now until February 28, the five-star property is offering the Romancing...
Little did British composer Frederic Austin realize in 1909, when he took an 18th-century Christmas poem and set it to music, that The Twelve Days of Christmas would become an enduring homage to a...
Photography by Art Streiber Robb Report rings in the holiday season in a Beverly Hills accommodation built for a celebration. Many an infamous fete has been thrown in the neighborhoods near the...
Best known for their venerable fashion brand, the close-knit Zegnas are also carrying on a tradition of Italian stewardship. Trekking up a steep hill in the Cinque Terre National Park along Italy’s...
In Vienna, you can take a streetcar to wine country. With slightly more effort, you can venture farther afield into the hillsides above the Danube and wander among 1,700 acres of vineyards, where you...
’Tis the season for decadent dishes around the clock, and to celebrate, we are serving up six delicious afternoon meals that are being offered exclusively during the holidays . So kick off the...
It is another bluebird day in British Columbia’s Kuldo Valley as the Astar B2 helicopter soars over oceans of evergreens and glistening glaciers. I have come to this powdery Valhalla to explore the 3...
An attractive new design is just one of the Porsche Panamera’s improvements for the 2017 model year. The Porsche Panamera didn’t shock brand loyalists when it debuted in 2009. After all, the full-...
A watercraft with character, the Jet Capsule appears more like a pelagic pod plopped down from its intergalactic mothership than a boat built in Italy. Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini, the high-tech...
The English developer Peter de Savary has built private clubs and resorts from the South Carolina Lowcountry (Cherokee Plantation) to the Scottish Highlands (the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle). Now,...
Surrounded by a labyrinth of eight rose gardens with fountains and sculptures, Le Belvédère is one of the most memorable estates in Bel Air. The approximately 35,000-square-foot Southern California...
Palazzo Dama ( palazzodama.com ) is no stranger to high society. The early-20th-century Roman villa on the edge of the Tiber River was the home of the Malaspina family, who hosted many a fashionable...
To celebrate its five-year partnership with DesignMiami, Champagne house Perrier-Jouët has unveiled the exclusive, limited-edition Perrier-Jouët Marc Metamorphosis ice bucket . San Francisco–based...
In 1906, a powerful earthquake ruptured almost 300 miles of the San Andreas Fault and left much of San Francisco in ruins. In a stroke of good fortune for whiskey drinkers, the A.P. Hotaling and Co.’...
Sunseeker International’s new Manhattan 66 yacht proves that good things really do come in small packages. Despite being only 66 feet long, the performance motor yacht boasts the amenities of a much...
Holiday sweaters often get a bad rap—immediately conjuring images of garish colors and cheesy designs. That said, not all Fair Isle sweaters belong at an ugly-sweater-themed party. This season, top...
Tapping into a decades-old cornerstone of its racing heritage, Aston Martin has announced it will revive the legendary lightweight version of the DB4 GT as a limited production continuation model...
On December 8 in New York, Sotheby’s held its Magnificent Jewelry sale, which was comprised of more than 450 lots. Among the most superb to sell was an exquisite 18-carat marquise-cut diamond ring...
Tanzanite, an enticing, deep-blue gem, was discovered in the foothills of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro in the 1960s and introduced to market by the iconic American jewelry brand Tiffany & Co. The...
The age-old dilemma of at-home, by-the-glass drinking may finally be solved. A new wine appliance called Plum ( plum.wine ) aims to up the ante of needle preservation with an automatic system that...
Half a century after its inception, Christie’s wine department is toasting the occasion with Finest Wines and Spirits: The 5 0th Anniversary Sale . Taking place at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City...
Sequestered in the Santa Monica Mountains in Pacific Palisades, Calif., 1135 Rivas Canyon is a Mediterranean-style estate with direct access to Will Rogers State Historic Park and its gorgeous hiking...

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