New & Noteworthy

Situated on a verdant hilltop, Villa Buonaccordo —a cheery yellow mansion which was built in 1900—blends in with the colorful residences that Portofino is famous for. Mediterranean gardens and lemon...
The recently established Bliss Jet ( blissjet.com ) is launching a service that offers seats on business jets flying between New York and London. The price for a one-way ticket is just under $10,000...
With a big red dot on its roof, the No. 19 car was easy to spot at this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. John Baldessari, the 85-year-old conceptual artist who designed the livery, wanted it that way. “I...
A Boeing 777 with a new custom cabin is preparing to fly Crystal AirCruises ( crystalcruises.com ) travelers to luxury vacation spots around the world. The interior, created by Greenpoint...
One of Jaipur’s last families trained in the art of meenakari—an originally Persian enameling technique that the Mughals brought to India in the 16th century—engraves and paints jewelry by designer...
St. Lucia is not easily forgotten. The Caribbean island’s majestic twin Pitons (which were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006) jut out of the deep blue sea in a striking fashion. Back...
BMW Adds a Few Updates to the 5 Series. Redesigned for the 2017 model year, the BMW 5 Series ( bmwusa.com ) displays only subtle changes. They include new headlights that connect to a restyled kidney...
If you’re waiting for a flying car, the Kitty Hawk Flyer is not quite the answer to your congested commute, but if your dream is to fly for fun with a minimum of effort, you might find the Flyer...
Moncler ’s latest collection is set to add a witty, subversive punch to your summer wardrobe. The brand, which is known for its wildly popular—and ultra-functional—winter gear, has teamed up with...
This 142-footer offers no shortage of space for relaxation and equipment for fun. For the owners of Bina, the yacht is like a second home. Charter guests may feel the same about this 142-foot four-...
Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Waterline Square is a forthcoming collection of three glass towers designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, and Kohn...
Motorcycles elicit a visceral response from rider and spectator alike, stirring deep emotions with their inexplicable allure. Perhaps the reason for this—aside from the promise of unmitigated thrills...
Aman has a knack for pushing boundaries. The London-based brand’s resorts and hotels have been redefining hospitality for decades, turning historic palaces , ancient fortresses , and even entire...
Few brands pay such close attention to their history as Vacheron Constantin , so when the Traditionnelle Chronograph Perpetual Calendar went under the knife for its latest refresh, we knew it wouldn’...
This season, designers ditched somber, solid suits in favor of styles in vibrant playful colors. Brands from Hermès to Paul Smith , Ralph Lauren , and Canali all walked suits and separates down their...
Switzerland has long been a top destination for travelers seeking year-round alpine adventures that depart from the prosaic. Situated in the Engadin Valley, St. Moritz—a resort town that has hosted...
India’s Nirav Modi forges a jewelry collection with international flair. The primary home of billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi ( niravmodi.com ), perched in the hills above Mumbai, is a haven of...
“Hope is different from optimism. Hope, to me, is the product of knowledge and the projection of where the knowledge can take us.” — Christopher Reeve The open road has long symbolized the liberating...
The Azimut Grande 35 Metri made its debut last week at the Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous in Italy. Beyond being Azimut’s new flagship, the 115-foot raised pilothouse incorporates pioneering designs...
Few summer holidays are as romanticized as that of the Italian villa vacation. There is good reason for this, of course. Italy is dotted with aristocratic villas that allow guests a total immersion...
Connoisseurs of rye whiskey have more reason to revel after today’s release of WhistlePig’s FarmStock Crop 1 . The new rye is the Vermont-based distillery’s 86-proof premiere of what is billed as the...
Located at the water’s edge in Saint-Tropez, Villa Octopussy is an ultra-private estate worthy of a Bond villain. Residents can fly directly to the 1.2-acre estate by helicopter and land on the...
The grand tourer shines in a Big Island test-drive. Against the lunar landscape of Hawaii’s Kona coast, the Lexus LC 500 ( lexus.com ) appears both elegant and menacing, and not at all bland or...
The debut of the Urwerk UR-106 Flower Power ( urwerk.com ) in Geneva earlier this year is yet another reminder that true haute horlogerie is by no means just a man’s game. This is now the fourth...
Luxury cruise lines promise something for everyone—pampering for the weary, adventure for the restless, and socializing for the socialites. Among the many reasons one might take to the open seas, the...
Over the years, the name Aurel Bacs — cofounder of Bacs & Russo, which has operated in partnership with auction house Phillips since 2014—has become synonymous with the world of top-tier vintage...
From a historic residence near Buckingham Palace to a nature-inspired complex near Holland Park, the following properties are some of the newest—and hottest—places to live in London.
Bold, oversized, and colorful, the cocktail ring is a canvas on which a designer’s imagination can run riot. Often bedecked with multiple dimensions, layers, and precious stones, this statement jewel...
At a glance, the Chanel Première Camélia Skeleton ( chanel.com )—the new women’s watch equipped with what is only the brand’s second in-house movement, and its first for a women’s model—might seem to...
For this Mother’s Day, we decided to reimagine the traditional go-tos—flowers, wine, bow-topped presents—into unique jewelry designs. Here we highlight six stylish, non-perishable presents that are...

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