L’Ermitage Beverly Hills hotel Livello Joseph Elevado
The stately L’Ermitage Beverly Hills hotel will open an ambitious new restaurant called Livello in January. Executive chef Joseph Elevado will offer up a novel fusion of Japanese and Italian cuisine along with a handcrafted mixology program.
David Stark Nina Freudenberger
David Stark will open a fanciful pop-up store for wooden designs in February in New York, inside Nina Freudenberger’s Haus Interior decor store.
Olaf Breuning Bally Art Basel
Bally collaborated with artist Olaf Breuning for the latest iteration of its partnership with the Art Basel fair. The colorful bags, shoes and accessories will be available in select Bally boutiques in March 2012.
In Defining Luxury (Assouline; $65), the theatrical world of cutting-edge hotel design is opened up via the global work of HBA, the architects behind some of the world’s grandest lodgings.
Comme des Garçons
Comme des Garçons will expand its wallet range in February 2012 with its new Very Black collection in cowhide leather, priced from $165 to $590.
Ann Ziff Tamsen Z Madison Avenue
New York society stalwart Ann Ziff’s jewelry company, Tamsen Z, offers one-of-a-kind cuff links with gemstones like sapphires, tourmaline, black opal and diamonds. Available at her Madison Avenue boutique, with prices that can reach $17,000.
Tom Ford’s white nubuck leather lace-up
W Hotels will bring its modern sensibilities to Paris for the first time when it opens a 91-room location in the lively Opéra neighborhood on Feb. 14 (2012)— but will do so in a classic Haussmann-era building.
Bentley’s Continental GT V8 coupe, featuring an eight- speed transmission that hurtles the car from zero to 60 in less than five seconds and delivers a top speed of 180 miles per hour.
Susan Standen’s evening scarves for men are handmade in New York— including the hand-tied fringe.