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Robb Report June/July 2020

Luxury Without Compromise. Every issue of Robb Report transports you into the world of luxury as never before! Delve beneath the surface to explore the thoughts and inspirations of the engineers, artisans and entrepreneurs behind the most sought after products, luxury escapes and services the world over. With in-depth looks at the next generation luxury automobiles…to world-class travel adventures..wines, spirits, collectibles and some much more.

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Mathilde Crétier Crétier is a French illustrator who started out as a fashion stylist and trend forecaster—which explains her familiarity with style and design. She created the illustrations that open each section of Best of the Best. Of her work for the yacht section (p. 210), she says, “I like it because the cropping is so tight you don’t necessarily know what it is. It allows us to appreciate the textures, shapes and materials, and to see things differently.” Crétier’s work has also appeared in Elle, Grazia and WWD. Richard Carleton Hacker Hacker has been writing about spirits and cigars since 1989; he has contributed to Robb Report on those subjects since 1995. “Being good enough to be featured in Robb Report is equal to the highest possible rating, as evidenced by this…

10 min
shop from home(s)

Pay a visit to David Alhadeff’s Beverly Hills digs and he’ll let you take the Lindsey Adelman dangling light fixture home with you. You’ll have to pay for it, though, because you’re not just in Alhadeff’s home, you’re in his contemporary design gallery, the Future Perfect, where everything from the Chris Wolston anthropomorphic chair to the Bari Ziperstein ceramic vessel is for sale. Alhadeff’s concept began in 2017, and the design world took due notice. Fast-forward three years and it has reached critical mass. After the Future Perfect’s home galleries came the Invisible Collection’s London apartment, the e-commerce design company’s first brick-and-mortar space, and Clive Christian’s unveiling of what he called a “lifestyle apartment” for his furnishings. The trend has even changed industry terminology. No longer is visiting a “gallery,” let…

3 min
star bar

MORE THAN A century ago, Ecuador was the world’s largest exporter of cacao, with one native varietal in particular—Nacionalserving as its calling card. European chocolatiers prized Nacional for its floral aroma and complex flavor. It was in such demand that Ecuador nearly built its economy on what was dubbed the “golden bean.” Unfortunately, in 1916 an arboreal disease called witches’ broom swept the country, decimating the cacao trees. Pure, heirloom Nacionals appeared to be almost entirely lost, with only about six known to remain as the new millennium dawned. In 2013, To’ak’s cofounder Jerry Toth and two friends located the varietal again, stumbling across a whole valley of it. After confirming through genetic testing of some old-growth examples that Nacional was still around, the three started using the tree’s fruit to…

1 min
jewel boxes

Rocky Patel 50th Anniversary Released in 2011 and brought back briefly in 2017, this Macassar-ebony box has an exterior and interior lid that feature a brushed metallic plaque glittering with more than 500 red Swarovski crystals in the brand’s lettering. Cohiba Spectre 2019 There were only 180 of these handsome double-hinged, black-and-red acrylic boxes made for the second in the Spectre series. Each contains 10 toros in their own protected cases. Fuente Fuente OpusX OpusX accounts for around just 2 percent of all cigars produced by the Fuente Companies, making these cedar-lined mahogany boxes rare finds indeed. Partagás Don Ramón 150th Anniversary Bookcase Made in 1995, with only 1,000 produced, this individually numbered cedar “book” opens to reveal 10 cedar slots big enough for 7 x 52 Churchills. Davidoff 2017 Year of the Rooster Heralding the Chinese New Year,…

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3 brands to revisit

Caruso This stalwart of Milanese tailoring has re-emerged with a new designer and a new attitude. Aldo Maria Camillo, whose résumé includes stints at Berluti and Zegna, has given Caruso’s impeccable constructions a playful, casual ease. Rather than suits, Camillo has emphasized a wardrobe of tailored separates mixed with luxe twists on workwear, like flannel hunting jackets and suede blousons. carusomenswear.com Bottega Veneta Since taking the reins as creative director in 2018, Daniel Lee has given Bottega Veneta’s brand of tony, if-you-know-you-know luxury a slick, modernist makeover. The Celine alum has made waves with accessories in particular, riffing on the house’s signature woven leather in oversize bags and minimalist loafers. bottegaveneta.com Brioni Long an emblem of suited-and-booted classicism, Brioni is loosening up. With menswear vet Norbert Stumpfl at the helm, the brand is embracing a…

1 min
water revolution foundation

“Clients ask us what new developments can help them be more environmentally conscious, more sensitive,” says Peter Lürssen, fourth-gen leader of his family’s German shipyard, which builds some of the world’s largest superyachts. That kind of question prompted Lürssen and competitor Henk de Vries, fourth-generation head of Feadship, along with other executives across the yachting world, to form the Water Revolution Foundation. The mission was clear and ambitious: “We are determined to protect the oceans from degradation, to support ocean conservation and to leave the oceans in better shape than before,” reads its code of conduct. Water Revolution Foundation was chosen for the Sustainability award not so much for its lofty goals but rather because the group is in a unique position to positively effect change. Its superyacht owners are among the…