New & Noteworthy

Fifty years after the debut of the first overwater bungalow , the stilted accommodation remains the pinnacle of tropical luxury. The latest example of the overwater phenomenon—French Polynesia’s new...
Jewelry auctions are attracting a lot of attention these days for both record-breaking prices and uncovering hard-to-find collectibles or jewels with a fascinating provenance. On April 24, Bonhams in...
The opulent homes in the village of Kings Point served as inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby— and this one reportedly inspired the set design for the 2013 film. Diehard fans...
Sonoma County’s hyperconscious new restaurant presents a stunning reinvention of the fine-dining experience. It is admittedly obsessive. Chef Kyle Connaughton—who formerly headed the research and...
Like spring rains that quench a parched Arizona desert, the Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon (from $55,300) brings new life to a small but reemerging segment of utility vehicles. Or as one Volvo...
Although much of travel has embraced the digital age, luggage has remained decidedly low-tech. Now, joining the ranks of jetlag-fighting airplanes and hotel concierge apps is a new wave of suitcases...
When they launched in 1963, Ben Sherman’ s shirts were a radical departure from the norm as their colorful oxford fabrics and pastel-hued candy stripes were a significant break from the starched...
Bikers in search of a better bagger need look no further than the new 2017 Indian Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite . Announced on April 4, the model variants further demonstrate the Minnesota-...
New models from Ferretti, Fairline, and Horizon were among the boat shows’ highlights. Back in February, when in much of the Northern Hemisphere yachting enthusiasts could only dream of days warm...
Italian shipyard Baglietto announced at the Singapore Yacht Show a new 180-foot displacement superyacht project with exterior design and naval architecture by Milan-based Santa Maria Magnolfi. This...
Nearly 100 years after her great-grandfather founded the Buccellati jewelry house in Milan, 28-year-old co-creative designer Lucrezia Buccellati is imbuing the world-renowned brand with modern...
With the opening of Time + Tide’s new King Lewanika Lodge , Zambia is quickly emerging as a premier safari destination that offers a worthy alternative to the crowded and tightly controlled game...
This newest entry, Nikka Coffey Malt Japanese Whisky ($75), from the distillery founded in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru, the father of Japanese whisky, utilizes a pair of column-shaped stills invented...
Between the heavy propagation of steel watches and the ever-expanding list of watch brands adding less complicated (and thus more affordable) models to their collections, “bang for your buck” is the...
Should your plans call for celebrating the Jewish holiday of Passover in a restaurant, here are several places where you can enjoy a sumptuous Seder or Passover holiday meal in style. This year...
When it comes to the vintage watch market , tracking down the chart-topping models from historical watchmaking houses is easy. We all know what a vintage Rolex Daytona or a Patek Philippe Perpetual...
When it comes to dressing for spring and summer, nothing feels quite as easy as slipping on a pair of espadrilles. The versatile, comfortable shoe straddles the line between a chic sandal and a more...
The recent revival of Venice’s Grand Canal palazzos has been an ongoing source of excitement for luxury travelers, with one historic property after another being transformed into a stunning super-...
The head of Mercedes-AMG tests the brand’s upcoming convertible in the Nevada desert. This past fall, about a year before the scheduled U.S. on-sale date of the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster ( mercedes-...
Flower power will soon impact the North American automotive market as sales of the Lotus Evora Sport 410 are about to blossom. The latest variant of the British marque’s Evora model, which debuted in...
Los Cabos has long lured homeowners looking for warm weather, sandy white beaches, and prime swimming and snorkeling destinations. Offering secluded beaches and a lively nightlife scene, the region...
It’s no surprise that audiophiles will pay top dollar for high-end loudspeakers and stereo equipment. But it may be shocking to learn the extreme prices hi-fi aficionados will pay for cables. Believe...
Manhattan’s skyline is changing, and a plush penthouse is ideal for soaking up the evolving views. Topping some of the city’s most notable new towers—from the waterside Hudson Yards development and...
Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda arrived at a Miami Beach waterfront mansion earlier this year piloting the new Lexus Sport Yacht ( lexus.com ), a 42-foot one-off concept. It was...
Colored diamonds—mainly yellows, blues, and pinks—have been energizing collectors and making a splash on the auction scene for the last few years, but another hue has been smoldering in the...
Boasting white-sand beaches, craggy limestone bluffs, and ancient ruins, the Spanish island of Mallorca has long called to travelers. Last summer, Sir Richard Branson opened Son Bunyola , a 680-acre...
French heritage house Berluti is getting a dose of Golden State style with their latest collaboration, teaming up with cult-favorite Los Angeles–based eyewear label Oliver Peoples to produce the...
A set of rare the Macallan whiskies housed in limited-edition Lalique crystal decanters sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on April 2 for $993,000—a new world record for any lot of whisky sold at auction...
Aficionados know that a fine sipping rum is as complex and rewarding as a great aged whisky or cognac. The larger spirits audience is beginning to figure this out as well; American sales of super-...
If you haven’t heard of hygge , you probably haven’t picked up a dictionary in the last few months. The Danish term—pronounced “hue-guh” and roughly translated to “coziness”—was shortlisted to be...

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