New & Noteworthy

The medieval hill town of Nusco is about an hour inland from the Amalfi Coast, but it seems a million miles from that fabulous stretch of touristy beaches. Here, locals make cheese in small family...
Subtle, golden Birra di Capri Ligea ( birracapri.com ) is a standout among European lagers. Brewed on Capri using local hops and grains, the lager is the latest project of the Brunetti family,...
Best known for his French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, Calif., and Bouchon eateries in Beverly Hills, Calif., and Las Vegas, Thomas Keller is expanding his culinary skills into open waters. The...
The East Coast and West Coast will soon converge in a mouthwatering display of culinary excellence. On March 3, chef Nathan Rich, who helms the menu at the rustic and charming Twin Farms resort in...
Bugatti Chiron starting price is about $2.6 million. Release date is September 2016. Only 500 examples will be built. With 1,500 hp and a top speed of 261 mph, the Bugatti Chiron will be the fastest...
This week, the automotive world descends on Switzerland for the Geneva International Motor Show —taking place March 3 through 13—and so we have highlighted some of our favorite Swiss activities. From...
An icon of cinema has been immortalized in the new Montegrappa Sophia Loren ( montegrappa.com ) collection of writing instruments. The pens’ appropriately curvaceous resin barrels bear a floral lace...
Tale of Two Vines The name Montepulciano conjures images of the picturesque Tuscan town, which draws visitors both to its historic sites and to its many enoteche to sample a famous wine, Vino Nobile...
In the late 1990s , Karl-Friedrich Scheufele , co-president of the Chopard Group, came across a timepiece at auction from the 18th-century master chronometer maker Ferdinand Berthoud . “I managed to...
Two new pieces from Giorgio Armani ( armani.com )—a crocodile document case (foreground, $31,075) and a leather Boston bag ($2,325)—embody the Milan-based design house’s restrained aesthetic...
With two one-off works of art, a McLaren 675LT Spider and McLaren P1 , the British marque plans to make its mark an exclamation point at the Geneva International Motor Show , from March 3 through 13...
The Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio ($143,000, panerai.com ) features both a tourbillon and a movement-revealing dial—an unconventional design for Panerai—but still adheres...
While the MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual ( mbandf.com ) is perhaps the most traditional-looking timepiece to come out of the avant-garde Swiss watchmaking consortium Maximilian Büsser &...
After closing in 2011 and undergoing a yearlong renovation that began in 2014, La Macchina del Tempo: Museo Storico Alfa Romeo ( museoalfaromeo.com ), the Italian auto brand’s historical museum,...
For the first time ever, the America’s Cup races are coming to the Middle East. February 27 through 28, the sailing spectacle will take place in Muscat, Oman , marking the beginning of this year’s...
Functionality, performance, comfort—these are the underpinnings of the new spring sportswear lineup from Ermenegildo Zegna ( zegna.com ). “This collection responds to the needs of today’s young...
The world is already your oyster when vacationing in the South Pacific, but the experience now becomes more precious with the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji, pearl farm and snorkel tours . The...
Wolfgang Puck once stated, “An airplane is a great place to diet.” Over the decades the quality of in-flight cuisine has declined from the fabulous fare first served in the 1950s and ’60s to the...
It’s almost impossible not to be taken in by Italian amore . With seaside communities with colorful cottages, picturesque villages with canal-lined passageways, and ancient towns with historic...
If you’re looking for an Italian superbike with ludicrous power, look elsewhere. The new Ducati Panigale 959 ( ducatiusa.com ) offers nobler traits: poise, balance, and maneuverability. Its 157 hp L-...
Luca Dini, the designer of the Italian-built Kifaru Baby ( kifaruyacht.com ), describes the open-class 43-foot yacht as “a fighter plane without wings.” Presumably he’s referring to the vessel’s...
Nextant Aerospace launched in 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio, with an idea to create a new kind of personal airplane. Instead of designing and building a new jet from scratch, with all the associated...
Testosterone takes the well-heeled wheel as Land Rover has announced the Holland & Holland Range Rover —a heady mix of firearms and four-wheel drive. Created in partnership with 181-year-old...
The 88th Academy Awards ceremony—which takes place February 28—grants an occasion for the Hollywood elite to celebrate the film industry’s biggest night. Before, during, and after the awards telecast...
In the 1960s and 1970s, the golden age of the chronograph , the complication was found on only the most exceptional timepieces. Today, chronographs are ubiquitous—and rightly so. Aside from the date...
For her contemporary jewelry designs, Hedy Martinelli embraces the look of historical armor. Hedy Martinelli knew exactly what to do with the 13th-century soldier’s armor she uncovered while browsing...
Examples of Ferrari’s 250 GT series—cars that were designed for the road and for racing—won the Tour de France endurance competition nine consecutive times from 1956 through 1964. The Italian marque...
The future is here, and it looks slick. The new McLaren 570GT —the third model in the new Sports Series family —promises to usher in a new era in the supercars saga. The stylish car features an...
From the truffle-laden north to the anchovy-steeped south, Italy is a paradise for food lovers. And Massimo Bottura, the country’s leading culinary talent and the owner of the Michelin three-star...
The nearly flawless, colorless diamond unearthed from a mine in Angola is the largest to ever come from the southwestern African nation and the 27th-largest diamond ever recorded. Measuring about 7...

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