New & Noteworthy

Whether 2016 was your best year ever or one you’d rather forget, there’s no better way to end it than with an over-the-top party. No matter where you are this New Year’s Eve—from New York City to...
On December 16, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles will unveil Diamonds: Rare Brilliance , said to be the most expensive collection the museum has ever exhibited. And the stars of the show are...
Skip Barber—namesake and founder of the famed Skip Barber Racing School—has driven many cars in his motorsports career, but his favorite is the Ferrari 275 GTB . Barber wanted one ever since he was...
On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Redbreast Lustau Edition Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Rather than settle for “three French hens,” as the song calls for on this day, we opted...
I flung the BMW Alpina B7 xDrive out of the pits and into turn 3 at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, catapulting it forward with a seamless surge of acceleration. After lifting my foot from the...
Once upon a time the sturgeon reigned supreme among all the freshwater fish. Queen Beluga wore the crown and was lauded for the wisdom of age, her great size, and her most delicious roe. One day,...
Following the frenzy that is the holiday season, many people will be looking to relax and unwind—and maybe set their watches to island time. And after weeks of indulgent meals and high-calorie...
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...

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