New & Noteworthy

Politics aside, Washington, D.C.’s power circles can agree on one thing: Tiny Jewel Box is the place to find a dazzling camera-ready piece for VIP-studded galas. Jim Rosenheim, second-generation...
French marque Louis Vuitton has long been known for spicing up its classic, LV-monogrammed bags with splashy graphics from some high-profile—and often controversial—contemporary artists. This season...
Three new courses from top architects signal a return to form for U.S. golf. Great golf courses are once again being built in the United States. Following a precipitous post-2008 drop in new...
Amateur racers will soon have another vehicle to help them attain victory lane now that Audi Sport GmbH has announced its new Audi R8 LMS GT4 racecar. Introduced in New York on April 11, the Le Mans–...
An updated version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan debuts this week at Auto Shanghai (April 21 through 28), one of the most influential auto shows in Asia and across the globe. We got a sneak peek...
Capturing the laid-back sensibility of the California coast through clothing has long been a preoccupation for designers, and online menswear destination Mr Porter is the latest to bring a vision of...
A tranquil respite from the bustling, futuristic metropolis of Dubai, the newly developed resort community of Al Zorah is welcoming its first luxury hotel with this month’s opening of the Oberoi...
Bell Helicopter ’s new light single-engine 505 Jet Ranger X, which just started deliveries in March, can be ordered with a premium “MAGnificent” interior, adding less than 100 pounds in weight and...
New York City dwellers with a craving for Southern comfort need not look further than the new 33 Greenwich restaurant, the latest venture of young restaurateur Danny Volk (of the Upsider gastropub)...
It’s official: Green is slowly taking over as the new “it” color of watchmaking. Sure, we’ll keep seeing blues, grays, and of course black and white, but more brands than ever have taken a page from...
Groucho Marx once said, “I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.” Something tells us that the comedian might have changed his mind if he could have seen today’s elite...
A diminutive two-door dynamo has become even more distinctive with the introduction of the Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive on April 6. Brown and his team have kept the car’s classic 1960s...
“It’s nice to be free,” says legendary barman Dale DeGroff , founder of the Museum of the American Cocktail. He’s talking about whiskey. Or rather, the folks who make whiskey here in America. Of the...
This year marks the third season for Bentley ’s campaign in the Pirelli World Challenge , a fiercely competitive GT3 sports car racing series in North America. At first blush, Bentley’s opulent road...
Envisioned by the late Zaha Hadid—a Pritzker Prize-winning architect who created everything from Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center to Azerbaijan’s Heydar Aliyev Center — 520 West 28th Street is a...
Barcelona’s Plaça del Duc de Medinaceli has a rich pedigree of important residents, from the ordained brothers who built a Franciscan convent there during the 13th century to the Catalonian...
After years of development, Nobu Ryokan Malibu is finally ready to bring its Omotenashi -style Japanese hospitality to the California coastline. The April 28 opening of the 16-room property marks the...
When spirits industry pioneer Ron Cooper started exporting Del Maguey mezcal to the United States in 1995, virtually all anyone outside of Oaxaca knew about the mysterious elixir was that it had a...
Known for its extravagant hotels in India and beyond, the Oberoi Group unveiled its first destination spa in March with the debut of Oberoi Sukhvilās Resort & Spa ( oberoihotels.com ). The...
This season, designers including Gucci, Ben Sherman, and Drake’s are proving what’s old is new again. Many brands looked to the past to inform the thoroughly modern pieces in their latest collections...
Marooned in the middle of the North Atlantic, far from the hubbub of the Caribbean, Bermuda seems impervious to trends. The British overseas territory’s sherbet-colored beach cottages, 17th-century...
Actress Cheryl Ladd—who rose to prominence for her role as Kris Munroe in the hit television show Charlie’s Angels —has partnered with builder Garner Homes to unveil the very first Cheryl Ladd...
This past week in Hong Kong, watch collectors from 33 countries raised their paddles (either in person, over the phone, or virtually) at Sotheby’s Important Watches auction , which pulled in just shy...
Laura Freedman’s flagship Broken English shop in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles offers works from dozens of talented artisans—from Anita Ko to Nak Armstrong and beyond. Eleven years on, Freedman...
Despite being the eighth-largest city in the United States, San Diego exudes an understated, laid-back charm generally found in much smaller communities. Located around 120 miles from Los Angeles,...
Masters at adding voltage to vintage vehicles, the San Diego–based team at Zelectric Motors recently worked their automotive magic to present a reimagined 1973 Porsche 911S Targa with an electric...
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Hochstadter’s was a popular purveyor of spirits that included Irish whiskey and an Indonesian rum, Batavia Arrack. Indeed, things were going quite...
Power and speed are the themes at this year’s New York International Auto Show , where many automakers are revealing high-performance versions of sedans, sports cars, and SUVs. A couple of concepts...
May is shaping up to be another exciting month in the world of watch auctions. Each of the major players—Bonhams, Christie’s, and Phillips—have announced an incredible roster of rare and noteworthy...
Brazilian-born Fernando Jorge creates fun, bold designs with organically inspired forms—each of his five collections meld captivating naturalistic elements with sensual shapes. Jorge recently added...

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