New & Noteworthy

First appearing in 1952 as a racecar, the evergreen Mercedes-Benz SL ( mbusa.com ) arrives for 2016 as an athletic GT with a folding metal top that retracts into the trunk. That feature isn’t new,...
The success of his namesake Italian fashion brand provided BRUNELLO CUCINELLI the resources to acquire and restore the historic properties in the center of Solomeo, a medieval village in Umbria...
Land Rover wants to prove diesel is not a dirty word. For 2016, the maker of some of the most rugged SUVs on the market is offering the Range Rover Td6 , a 3-liter turbo-diesel, across its lineup for...
Benetti’s 11∙11 superyacht is a sleek and stylish superyacht marked by graceful, arching curves; 180-degree windows; and an open-concept interior. With luxurious lounges and an abundance of...
Hailing back to 1692, South Africa’s Babylonstoren is a historic Cape Dutch farm that evokes images of the Garden of Eden. Spread across eight acres, the property’s gardens are woven together in a...
The artists Cao Fei and John Baldessari will create the next BMW Art Cars ( bmw-welt.com )—numbers 18 and 19 in a series that began in 1975, when Alexander Calder painted a 3.0 CSL. Every few years,...
MALCOLM ROGERS, the former director of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, long coveted a sculpture he had seen featured on the cover of a magazine. Decades later he came to own that very work of art...
Epicures enticed by tony tipples will not want to miss the Nth 2016 Ultimate Whisky Experience at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas from March 2 through 5. Presented by Mahesh Patel, founder of Universal...
Introduced in January in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show, the new Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S deliver more power than their predecessors and display revised styling. Both...
Sixteen years ago, the British jeweler STEPHEN WEBSTER bought an all-original 1959 Ford Thunderbird for $5,000. Three years later he enlisted the help of a friend to restore it...
For travelers who enjoy the comforts of traditional train travel but need the speed of an intercontinental jet, a new interior from Airbus aims to satisfy. The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre , in...
This year, Chinese New Year falls on February 8, kicking off a 15-day festival in which Chinese communities around the world will celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Fire Monkey . Every year...
Prized Porsches from comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s collection are coming out of the vault and will be available at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction in Florida on March 11. Seinfeld is giving...
Known for its luxurious clothing and outerwear, Stefano Ricci ( stefanoricci.com ) is introducing its first line of performance skiwear. The family-owned business, which is based in Florence, has...
Los Angeles neonatologist PHILIPPE FRIEDLICH is a lifelong scuba diver who grew up in southern France with Jacques Cousteau as one of his heroes. He made his most memorable dive three decades ago...
The most fun way to drive from Sedona to Flagstaff, Ariz., is via State Highway 89A. Nearly 30 miles of sweeping mountain roads connect the two towns, passing natural wonders such as Slide Rock State...
Fascination with the hypnotic lavender hues of February’s birthstone, the amethyst , dates back to ancient Greece, when the gem was worn to ward off drunkenness and ill will, and to support clear...
Tortoise , a 115-foot, eco-friendly superyacht built in 2015 by Arcadia Yachts , is essentially a fiberglass floating fortress —and it is currently available for charter in the Mediterranean. For...
Much has been said about the Swiss watch industry’s habit of raiding the history books in search of long-gone watchmakers whose names are ripe to exploit. But in all honesty, some names deserve to be...
Las Vegas businessman LARRY RUVO is one of the few civilians who have experienced the gravitational force (and exhilaration) that elite military pilots encounter in the cockpit of a fighter jet...
When financier Jonathan Horemans and lawyer Javier Goggins Campos couldn’t find loafers hardy enough for their jet-set lifestyle, they joined forces to create Galet ( galet.com ). “We needed a...
Rain is falling in the Austrian Alps, and for a moment the clouds clear, revealing a panoramic view of Innsbruck to the north and the Tuxer Alpen (or Tux Alps) to the southeast. Here we climb into...
Connoisseurs who find joie de vivre from vintage vehicles convened at the 41st Salon Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars this past weekend in Paris. Spanning decades in design and engineering...
Instead of staying local for the holidays, hit the highway in search of the most meaningful, unforgettable celebrations in America. From watching 4th of July fireworks in Philadelphia—the birthplace...
The supersonic-jet maker Aerion recently announced that the flight-service provider Flexjet has placed a firm order for 20 examples of the Aerion AS2 supersonic jet —for which the company began...
Pink Floyd drummer NICK MASON inherited his fascination with motorsports from his father, who raced a vintage Bentley in club events and produced a documentary series on auto racing...
The Irish knitting company Inis Meáin ( inismeain.ie ), which takes its name from the Aran island on which it is based, honors the celebrated fisherman sweater with its meticulously crafted pullovers...
With the Rocky Mountains as its backdrop and over 2,200 acres of ski terrain, Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Mont., is a wonderful retreat for outdoorsy adventurers and avid skiers alike. The 13,600-...
The upcoming 13th annual Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show , running from February 10 to 16—through Presidents Day weekend—will feature over 160 exhibitors from around the world, including M...
A custom-made neon sign proclaiming “Chocolate is art” graces the entrance of Compartes Chocolatier in Brentwood, Calif., playfully referencing the motto of an iconic chocolate shop once frequented...

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