New & Noteworthy

It’s been more than three decades since BMW first put an M badge on its midsize 5 Series sedan. The initial M5, known to enthusiasts as the E28, made 280 hp from a 3.5-liter inline 6-cylinder engine...
Summer is coming—are your accessories in order? We asked Jean Z. Poh , founder and CEO of expansive jewelry site Swoonery —which, at last count, was stocking creations from more than 80 designers,...
While there is huge demand among watch collectors for limited-edition pieces and bespoke services, the use of out-of-the-ordinary materials in watchmaking has become increasingly popular in recent...
Wine experts often refer to Argentina’s Uco Valley as the Napa Valley of 30 years ago. The region receives around 300 days of sun per year, creating an arid environment that is well-suited for grape...
Numarine ’s new 78HTS yacht is the latest launch from the always-innovative Turkish shipyard, known for build quality and fresh approaches to classic design. The 78-foot flybridge yacht has the same...
Anantara—the Bangkok-based hotel company known for its luxury retreats in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian Ocean—has made its European debut with the opening of Anantara Vilamoura in...
“We might be able to get you a ride in one of the planes at…” A touch of static broke the tail end of the call, but it just didn’t matter. “Yes, I’m in!” I barked into the phone eagerly, before the...
Following suit with its collaboration with Jake and Dinos Chapman for its safari-inspired spring collection , Louis Vuitton has teamed up with Japanese designer and artist Hiroshi Fujiwara, founder...
It’s been hard to resist the comfortable sneaker trend of the past few years, but not everyone can carry off the bold, colorful models that seem to attract all the attention. Fans of both sneaks and...
Built in 1966, the 34-story Centre Point building gained acclaim as one of London’s very first skyscrapers. The Grade II listed structure—which is located near Covent Garden and Soho in London’s West...
Sculptures by Constantin Brancusi don’t often appear at auction. On May 15, however, Christie’s New York will offer an exceptionally rare piece by the pioneering artist: La Muse Endormie , a 1913...
For off-roading enthusiasts who take it to the next level, it’s not enough to just put a new set of rugged tires on their pickup truck. They need to be able to live off the grid and do so in style...
Roger Dubuis’s custom-watch program revives the brand’s extravagant creative ethos. Many high-end watch brands offer bespoke timepieces, but Geneva-based Roger Dubuis ( rogerdubuis.com ) also...
Tsavorite , a form of grossular garnet, is a relative newcomer in the ancient world of gemstones. The luxuriant gem, which ranges in color from a light to a deep grass-green, was first discovered by...
Nestled between Phoenix and Scottsdale at the base of Arizona’s Camelback Mountain is the newly opened mid-century modern oasis of Mountain Shadows . The resort—thanks to a $100 million overhaul—is...
Form left function in the dust when it came to the creation of the Lamborghini Countach. Despite having debuted 46 years ago, the car still looks more like one of Darth Vader’s assault vehicles than...
On an overcast morning at the Van Nuys airport in usually sunny Southern California, I step onto the tarmac—my eyes finally beginning to come to attention after nursing a cup of coffee in fixed-base...
Legendary hotelier Adrian Zecha has at last launched his next venture. The Aman resorts founder is back in the business of luxury hospitality with the February opening of Azerai in the Laotian...
Surrounded by pine trees, Monte Stella is a three-level, wood-and-glass structure that mirrors its mountain surroundings. Spread across 6,294 square feet, the Lake Tahoe dwelling features five...
In a surprise unveiling on Friday, Girard-Perregaux debuted yet another new addition to the Laureato line, the Laureato Skeleton . An elegant and harmoniously skeletonized movement has been fitted to...
Givenchy has debuted a serene new spa at the opulent Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo in Monaco, and the result is as lavish as you might expect. The Spa Metropole by Givenchy is the French luxury house’s...
For lightweight outerwear that will pair easily with your spring and summer wardrobe, look to the safari jacket. The classic, utilitarian style cropped up on many runways this season as designers...
Development of Bell Helicopter’s 525 Relentless super-medium-class helicopter , with a roomy cabin popular with corporate and VIP travelers, has been delayed since a test flight ended in tragedy in...
Nestled among manicured grapevines in the heart of some of Australia’s finest wine country, the luxurious new Jackalope Hotel brings sophisticated accommodations to out-of-the-way Mornington...
Actress Katharine Hepburn’s former home in Connecticut has been listed for $11.8 million, giving prospective buyers the chance to live in a gorgeous waterfront abode on Long Island Sound. Built in...
Some of the most impressive works of machinery ever set on two wheels will share the spotlight at RM Sotheby’s Moto-Icons: From Café Racer to the Superbike sale in Cernobbio, Italy, on May 27. Part...
A ferocious cat in competition, the Jaguar D-Type dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans during its 4-year production period, winning the endurance event each year from 1955 through ’57. One example in...
Almost a year after Christie’s set a record for a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting at auction, Sotheby’s is getting ready to break it. Leading the house’s May 18 Contemporary Art Evening Auction in New...
Located around an hour from London by train, Hinwick House will make guests feel like they have been transported to another era. Country roads weave through verdant pastures and rows of leafy trees...
The bomber jacket in all of its varieties—from rugged leather-and-shearling to sporty nylon and the emblematic varsity jacket—has become one of the most instantly recognizable hallmarks of classic...

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