New & Noteworthy

It’s not your imagination—auctions of blue diamonds have dominated the headlines lately. In November 2014, Sotheby’s New York set an auction record for a blue diamond when the Zoe Diamond garnered $...
Established in 1895, Berluti has been making iconic shoes and accessories for well over a century. The brand recently debuted a duo of travel accessories for connoisseurs who want to travel in style...
Florence-based design house Ferragamo has launched a jewelry capsule collection with Los Angeles artist Daniela Villegas. Dubbed Daniela Villegas for Salvatore Ferragamo , the new eight-piece...
Dominator’s new Ilumen, scheduled to launch later this year, has grown by 6 feet. Two years after being announced, the 85-foot concept has expanded to 91 feet, as the Italian shipyard and her U.S...
Islay’s Ardbeg distillery has a checkered past. Established in 1815, and the most productive distillery on Islay by 1887, production was halted at the distillery as recently as the 1980s, when the...
“A river runs through it” accurately describes this $32.5 million listing just north of the Telluride Valley, Colo. Among the area’s most prestigious homes in Deep Creek Mesa, the seven-bedroom...
Ford is now taking orders for its new high-performance supercar, the Ford GT , in a rather unusual fashion. Instead of distributing the vehicles to dealers, who then sell the cars directly to buyers...
Founded in 1853, Steinway & Sons is recognized the world over for top-tier handcrafted pianos. The respected brand is now unveiling a new global flagship, Steinway Hall , in New York City. As...
Thanks to a new service being launched this month by JetSuite—one of the fastest-growing jet-charter companies in America—travelers can secure seats on private jets for a fraction of the cost of...
Twice a year, Sotheby's and Christie's stage their marquee evening auctions for Impressionist and Modern as well as Contemporary artworks in New York. These are the sales where masterpieces cross the...
A 90th birthday merits a celebration, and Davidoff of Geneva’s Avo Cigars brand is celebrating its namesake with the release of the Davidoff of Geneva, Avo Cigars 90th Classic Covers Volume 3 . Avo...
The builder of this modern five-bedroom Sunset Strip spec home had his priorities straight. At the heart of the Los Angeles home he installed a motorized wine rack. Not just any storage vehicle, the...
For decades, Hollywood high rollers have built their expansive mansions on Carolwood Drive, an upscale street in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. Walt Disney, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck,...
On April 2, the historic La Quinta Resort & Club near Palm Springs, Calif., hosted the 40th Anniversary Judgment of Paris Dinner . In a dining room formerly frequented by Greta Garbo, Errol Flynn...
Over the course of the last fashion season, we have seen jewelry getting bigger and bigger. Now it appears we have reached the limit of statement necklaces with pendants that cover the whole chest,...
In 2006, David Ghysels and Stefan Kerkhofs created Dinner in the Sky , an alfresco dining experience that treats guests to dinner with a view. Cranes hoist standalone dining rooms more than 160 feet...
The new Hatteras 70 Motor Yacht combines a classic American profile with a European-style interior, a departure for the North Carolina builder. The lines of the boat, which has a nearly 75-foot...
Mulder Shipyard’s latest launch, the custom-built Mulder Solis yacht , is the Dutch shipyard’s largest project delivered to date. Designed in conjunction with British design studio Claydon Reeves,...
The Ritz-Carlton’s first property in Hungary will open tomorrow. The Budapest property is located mere minutes from the Danube River and features 170 rooms and 30 suites. Amenities include two...
Dan Dunn has made a career out of drinking; he’s spent many years writing about booze and beer. But on the heels of an existential crisis, he realized he knew almost nothing about wine and was tired...
Situated near the water’s edge, the Spanish-style Norma Talmadge home in Santa Monica, California, shares a special link to Hollywood’s silent movie era. Norma Talmadge—a roaring twenties actress who...
Luxury cruise line Viking Ocean Cruises recently debuted a second ship, soon to be christened as Viking Sea , adding to its lineup of destination-focused cruise possibilities. Equipped with 465...
Qeelin translates traditional Chinese symbols into charming fine jewelry. When jewelry designer Dennis Chan founded Qeelin in 2004, he aimed to celebrate the symbolic themes of his native Chinese...
Wherever your summer road trip takes you, these vehicles will get you there with speed, comfort, and style. Some of these vehicles have cavernous cabins and enough trunk space for a weeklong summer...
Situated on an acre of oceanfront property dotted with palm trees and exotic foliage, the MariSol Modern home in Malibu, Calif., is a seven-bedroom, 11-bathroom beachside masterpiece. Built in 2015,...
Built in 2015, the 127-foot superyacht Azalea is as beautiful as the flower from which it derives its name—and it is currently available for charter in the Maldives. Equipped with PADI Gear and...
Bowmore’s latest limited release infuses the briny scotch with the spice of Japanese oak. Iain McCallum vividly remembers the day when a shipment of rare mizunara oak casks arrived at the Bowmore...
Home to Hollywood and a celebrity set paid to look good, Los Angeles is known for its high proportion of toned tummies and sculpted physiques. But with consistently stellar weather and a variety of...
The ring is the among the only jewelry items we can admire without the help of a mirror, which helps explain why most women wear them. Statement-making, eye-catching, modest, miniature, classic...
Renowned for his automotive acumen, Henrik Fisker—who just launched the Fisker Force 1 supercar —has recently drawn upon his versatile design skills to collaborate with Benetti Yachts on the Benetti...

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