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Robb Report

June 2019

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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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
CurtCo Robb Media, LLC
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robb report us

Paul Croughton EDITOR IN CHIEF Jill Newman DEPUTY EDITOR/EDITOR, MUSE Janice O’Leary EXECUTIVE EDITOR Robb Rice CREATIVE DIRECTOR John Vorwald DIGITAL DIRECTOR Julie Belcove FEATURES DIRECTOR Ken Gawrych MANAGING EDITOR Jackie Caradonio EDITOR, THE GOODS & TRAVEL/DEPUTY EDITOR, MUSE Danielle Cutler DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR/EDITOR, AVIATION & MARINE Viju Mathew EDITOR, DREAM MACHINES & AUTOMOTIVE Jeremy Repanich SPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR & EDITOR, CULINARY Paige Reddinger WATCH EDITOR Irene Opezzo PHOTO DIRECTOR Marina Grinshpun ART DIRECTOR Justin Fenner DEPUTY DIGITAL EDITOR Frederick Cheng JUNIOR DESIGNER Rachel Cormack DIGITAL STAFF WRITER Helena Madden JUNIOR WRITER Robert Ross AUTOMOTIVE CONSULTANT Mark Ellwood EDITOR AT LARGE Sara Schneider CONSULTING EDITOR, WINE & SPIRITS CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Richard Carleton Hacker CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Dan Dunn, Chris Dwyer, Winston Goodfellow, Lisa Grainger, Casey Hatfield-Chiotti, Mary Holland, Peter Jackson, Jen Murphy, Sandra Ramani, Wesley Roberts, M. D. Seaton, Nicolas Stecher, Shaun Tolson, Geri Ward CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Martina Albertazzi, Will Anderson, Hannah Khymych, Mark Mann, Jessica Pons,…

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contributors

Will Anderson Anderson is a still-life photographer based in Los Angeles. Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, he trained as a graphic designer in the UK, the Netherlands and Italy before moving to New York and pursuing photography. For Best of the Best, Anderson captured the spirits (page 207) and cigar (page 309) sections, using a concertina-like mirror that had to be custom built for the job. When not in the studio, he can be found surfing or playing drums. Mary Holland Originally from South Africa, New York–based writer and editor Mary Holland previously served as the online editor for GQ at Condé Nast in Cape Town. She chronicled the cream of the culinary crop this month for Best of the Best, sampling sought-after delicacies from Peru to Japan (page 231). In addition to…

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editor’s letter

When he died in 1965 he possessed both a knighthood and the Nobel Prize for literature. So far I have neither, but on matters of quality, he and I are as one. “My tastes are simple,” he once said. “I am easily satisfied with the best.” And as luck would have it, it is very much “the best” that we are concerned with this month. At Robb Report we constantly survey and distill the finest things imaginable and present them to the most discerning audience in the world: you. Once a year in June, however, we take a different tack. This issue, our biggest of the year, is something of a connoisseur’s directory. What follows are the cars, boats, planes, bikes, watches, destinations, jewelry, style, spirits, wines, restaurants, tech, art and…

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objectified

Jewel of the Cellar Louis XIII Black Pearl edition ($13,000) is that rare single expression of Cognac that demands a separate bottling all its own. It’s drawn from a single tierçon hidden in a cool, damp corner of the former chairman’s family cellar, where scents of forest floor and mushrooms have permeated the spirit, along with honey, myrrh, cigar-box and passion-fruit notes. And to hold this prized Cognac, Baccarat created 1,498 crystal decanters in anthracite with pearl inlays and palladium plating. louisxiii-cognac.com Lady of Leisure Dutch superyacht-builder Feadship spent five years constructing one of the biggest yachts it has ever created. This spring, Lady S had its coming-out party, setting sail in the North Sea, near Feadship’s new shipyard in Amsterdam. The 305-foot vessel with elegant, angular lines left the docks with a…

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the duel

For those who want to leave commercial flights and jet shares behind, purchasing a personal plane is the next step. But which one to buy? The colorful HondaJet is the most delivered aircraft in its class for the second year in a row, and Cirrus has just released an updated version of its bestselling plane. We size the two up to see which entry-level jet is right for you. Cirrus G2 SF50 Vision Jet VS. Honda Jet Elite AIRCRAFT CLASS Personal Jet Very Light Jet WHO'S FLYING? You, if you know how Your pilot HOW MANY BAGS CAN YOU BRING? BASE PRICE $2.38m $5.25m MAX. SPEED 357 mph 486 mph PASSENGERS 5 adults + 2 kids 6 + pilot LAVATORY You can hold it, or pay to have one installed Yes, and the toilet comes with a seatbelt so you can bring another passenger SOUND SYSTEM Bring your headphones Bongiovi Aviation speaker-less sound…

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man of steel

THERE’S NO BETTER endorsement for a guitar maker than having talent the likes of Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Jack White own several of your handmade instruments. That craftsman is James Trussart, a French native who moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and is considered by many to be the world’s preeminent producer of stylish steel guitars. More than precision performance, Trussart’s axes, which sell for thousands of dollars apiece and can take anywhere from two weeks to six months to build, are designed to have the look and feel of a vintage instrument with the added appeal of metal construction. But achieving that desirable worn-in look takes ingenuity and devotion to detail. “When you love what you’re doing, it’s easy to maintain complete focus on every aspect of production,”…

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