New & Noteworthy

Rubies have been treasured since biblical times for their red color and association with intense human emotions: love, anger, passion, and fury. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, the ruby is...
The new Sunseeker 116 Yacht is the third superyacht from the British builder to be launched this year and was first announced in June 2015 along with exclusive images. Subsequently, the Sunseeker 131...
With a claimed top speed of 261 mph, a horsepower figure of 1,500, and a price of about $2.64 million, the recently unveiled Bugatti Chiron ( bugatti.com ) is billed as the fastest and most powerful...
Season after season, Véronique Nichanian—artistic director of men’s clothing and accessories at Hermès ( hermes .com )—delivers designs that are sophisticatedly simple and easy to wear. For spring...
Caprice may be based in Hong Kong and its technique firmly rooted in French tradition, but there is a little bit of calculated whimsy in the ingredients at the two-Michelin-star hot spot in the Four...
The South Tower penthouse at Auberge Beach Residences & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, recently sold at a record-breaking price of $8.9 million, making it the most expensive residence ever sold in the...
When blue jeans were invented in the 1870s by the Bavarian-born American Levi Strauss, denim was weaved and manufactured using cast-iron shuttle looms, a hefty piece of equipment that continued to be...
I have always been a deep-tissue kind of girl. Apparently tied in knots since adolescence, perhaps since birth, I have relished having hands, knuckles, and elbows press the tension out of my back and...
Think of Islay whiskies and most likely the first words that come to mind are peat and smoke. Islay is known, after all, for its peated malts—which means the barley used in distillation has been...
The classic bench-made shoe dares to be different this spring, donning an unexpected dash of denim. Some of shoemaking’s top talents have combined fine Italian leather with Japanese selvedge denim to...
Duffy London brings depth to the Abyss. With his 6-foot-long, 3-foot-wide glass-topped dining table, furniture designer Christopher Duffy depicts varying levels of the seafloor. The Abyss ($41,000,...
Model, designer, and social-media phenomenon Alessandra Ambrosio has made a career of embodying the good life, whether modeling in glossy campaigns for Gucci and Christian Dior or, most famously,...
Just inside the door of The Balvenie’s Warehouse 24, which was once the basement of the house that distillery founder William Grant built in 1892, sits Tun 1509, a huge wooden holding tank where...
Pastrovich Studio’s 262-foot X-Prime yacht concept can most easily be described as a floating piece of family-friendly fine art. The latest in Stefano Pastrovich’s X series, a delineation that...
Halfway between Cannes and Nice, the seafront Cap d’Antibes Beach Hotel is an enticing French retreat. Stationed right next to the water on a sandy stretch of beach, the idyllic retreat exudes...
In commercial aviation, you are either a window person or an aisle person (and nobody in their right mind is a center person). While aisle people prefer the convenience of easy escape and extra...
1947 Cisitalia 202 MM Aerodynamico Founded by the Italian industrialist and sportsman Piero Dusio in 1946, the Compagnie Industriale Sportivo Italia—better known as Cisitalia—helped resuscitate the...
The elder Alexandre Dumas once remarked that to create a drama, he “needed only four walls, four boards, two actors, and one passion.” While this arithmetic may have changed over the course of time,...
The world’s most exclusive brands—many of which cling to tradition—are reshaping their long-standing practices to provide smarter, more immediate, more sustainable, and healthier products and...
Known as the godfather of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake teamed up with Bentley to create a one-of-a-kind Sir Peter Blake Bentley pop art car that will be auctioned to raise money for charity...
Next month, Christie’s will offer the largest and, arguably, the highest-quality fancy vivid blue diamond ever seen at auction. Named for its previous owner, the late Sir Philip Oppenheimer (a member...
Inspired by the Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE racecar, the new Vantage GT8 is a titan on the track that can tear up the streets with equal aplomb. The lightest and most powerful version of the Vantage...
Southern California casual meets high style with this new collection of sunglasses, pairing the refined, quality-driven aesthetics of Montreal’s Want Les Essentiels with the 5-year-old Garrett Leight...
In a typical company, the passing of the reins from one generation to the next is cause for a retirement party, a gold watch, a few pithy speeches. But Hennessy isn’t just any company, and Master...
Opened on April 9, the Cars and Carriages exhibit at the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, Calif., distinctively documents the transition from horse to horsepower during Europe’s belle epoque,...
On April 27, a selection of France’s finest wines will be poured, paired, and put on the block at Sotheby’s Bordeaux Experiences— a live auction and private dinner in New York. With Prince Robert de...
While many Italian shipyards are increasingly building stylish but generic yachts to attract a broader clientele, Sanlorenzo has stayed true to its design roots. The Sanlorenzo SD126 and SL118 yachts...
As summer approaches and temperatures rise, these 10 golf courses in cooler North American locations that appeal to golfers looking to escape the blistering sun.
The New York City cocktail bar Pouring Ribbons , renowned for its creative cocktails and gracious hospitality, decided last autumn to entirely do away with the typical seasonal drinks menu in favor...
“You can never be too rich or too thin.” Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, wasn’t referring to fine watchmaking when she uttered her famous quote, but she may as well have been. Ever since the...

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