New & Noteworthy

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...
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,...
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...
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...
With spring upon us and summer approaching, the sugary white beaches, lush jungles, and cobalt-blue water of these 10 incredible island resorts beckon travelers to begin planning their next escape...
Already masterpieces in mechanical design, the Ronin Art Motorcycles present gallery-worthy, avant-garde depictions as powerful as their drivetrains. The bespoke bikes mark the final release in a...
The story of how a crafty thief stole Breguet’s Marie Antoinette pocket watch—and got away scot-free…
Situated on a bluff above the Sea of Cortez, the Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Los Cabos is a residential enclave within Grupo Questro’s multibillion-dollar Puerto Los Cabos resort community. The residences...
The X-Jetblade from Stratospheric Industries combines “flying jetpacks” with water sports. Now, both Four Seasons Maldives properties and Four Seasons Langkawi (Langkawi is an archipelago in the...
The expedition superyacht segment will soon receive an intrepid, one-of-a-kind new member. The creative wizards at Bannenberg & Rowell Design conceived the 270-foot Kilkea explorer to travel to...
The spring season brings with it the prospect of new beginnings and a fresh wardrobe, so we asked Saks Fifth Avenue’s Eric Jennings , the retailer’s vice president and fashion director (and highly...
Actor Jeremy Renner leads a dual life as a bow-wielding superhero and a forward-thinking real estate developer. Here he shares with David Hochman his secrets to designing a home with character...
David Brown Automotive’s Speedback GT is a breach in the space-time continuum—a front-engined embodiment of the Sixties that pairs today’s top-tier technology with the hand-honed craftsmanship of...
There are not many distillers that have existed long enough to celebrate their 325th anniversary, but the Nolet family of Schiedam, Holland—whose distillery produces Ketel One vodka—falls into that...
Hybridizing seeds is a delicate and time-consuming process, but a common one. With native seeds from dozens of countries to play with, cigar makers are always trying to create new and exciting leaves...
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...

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