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Robb Report May 2021

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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2 min

Nina Fedrizzi A seasoned equestrian, Fedrizzi began her writing career at Travel + Leisure. She purchased a five-year-old, Dutch-bred warmblood two years ago and was subsequently inspired to look into how young horses are trained in America versus Europe. She wrote this month’s column about her discoveries (“Boosting American Sport-Horse Breeding Ain’t About the Bloodlines,” p. 80). “When you look at the top show-jumping horses in the world, the vast majority start their careers across the pond,” she says. “Even at the lower levels, ‘imported’ horses are synonymous with quality.” Sam Gutierrez Gutierrez is Robb Report’s social-media editor. She previously held roles at Allure, Stila, Delish and O, the Oprah Magazine and has written for Insider, House Beautiful and Esquire, among others. While this issue went to press, she shepherded RR’s Instagram account…

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editor’s letter

As a kid growing up in the ’80s just outside London, my life revolved around soccer. (Except of course it didn’t, because it was called football. But that’s not an argument I expect to win here, so soccer it is.) Soccer was what was on my bedroom walls, what I thought about in class, what I played during school breaks and what I did on the weekend. My team was Tottenham Hotspur, which, at the time, was a successful, almost glamorous club from North London. They won domestic and European trophies in 1981, 1982 and 1984. I was an impressionable, soccer-mad boy back then, so my fate was sealed. It helped that my next-door neighbor supported them, too: He was a year older than me, so automatically cool. Tottenham it…

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a fine cast

After a year spent in close quarters, it’s time to re-emerge into the world in pursuit of a grand dream. For the angler, what’s grander and dreamier than fly-fishing on storied water? The venerable pastime, one of the original outdoor sports, has many benefits: It’s pursued in solitude and, more often than not, in extraordinary settings. Here, terrific angling destinations both near and far that will connect you to the natural world—and, hopefully, to a memorable fish. MONTANA There are many ways to fish the Treasure State, from floating the Beaverhead River to wading the Spring Creeks in Paradise Valley. If you’re not in the mood to rough it, check into the five-star Ranch at Rock Creek and stay in one of its stylish canvas cabins. The ranch also has a terrific…

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best of rest: hästens sleep-spa hotel

Books and bedtime have long been one of life’s most relaxing rituals. So when Portugal’s family-owned O Valor do Tempo luxury group had the chance to build its first hotel near the famous Joanina Library, part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed University of Coimbra, it looked to that combination for inspiration. But how to create a bedtime experience that does justice to a world-renowned library? By partnering with Hästens, makers of exceptional handcrafted mattresses and other sleep accessories and one of the world’s leading experts in a good night’s rest. “We wanted to create the ultimate place for well-being, with books addressing wellbeing of the mind and sleep, well-being of the body,” says Tiago Quaresma, managing director of O Valor do Tempo. Accordingly, while the 16-and-older “micro-hotel” has shared spaces, including…

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gardy st. fleur has a process

Gardy St. Fleur is in his Brooklyn office, where the shelves are crammed with monographs, exhibition catalogs and rare books and the walls are almost as crowded with artworks. His personal collection, several hundred strong, serves a bigger purpose than feeding his soul: It’s an important signal to his clientele, which includes many pro athletes. “When people come over,” he says, “they’re like, ‘Oh, you really live with art!’ ” Born in Haiti, St. Fleur grew up in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, the second of four brothers (the third is his identical twin). Their father treasured his Haitian art, and St. Fleur began buying pieces at 14. As a teen, he also hung around the city’s basketball courts and pictured himself becoming a sports agent or a music executive. In his 20s,…

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outside the lines

While pro athletes are increasingly splashing out on contemporary art, one well-regarded artist is giving sports a shot—or at least trying to elevate his team’s aesthetic game. Daniel Arsham, best known for works that imagine everyday objects as they’d be viewed by a future archaeologist, has joined the Cleveland Cavaliers as the team’s creative director, an unprecedented move for a fine artist and the NBA both. Arsham, who was born in the city and has rooted for the Cavs since he was a kid, tells Robb Report he’s casting his eye on all things visual: not only obvious branding opportunities such as jerseys, the logo and the court’s paint job but also the lighting, the social-media content and even the design of the arena’s retail shop. “I don’t think they realized…