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Robb Report September 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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penske Media Corporation
Frequency:
Monthly
$26.84
$133.18
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
contributors

Ben Oliver Oliver began his career on the racetrack as a test driver for a car magazine. That experience came in handy for his story in this issue of Robb Report, in which he tamed the stunning new EV from Rimac, the Nevera, crowned the fastest-accelerating production car in the world (“Charging Ahead,” p. 82). “It’s rare to know the guy whose name is on the nose of the car you’re testing,” he says. “In the Nevera, Mate Rimac has produced performance that was utterly unthinkable in a road car when I started 20 years ago.” Kareem Rashed As Robb Report’s style editor, Rashed worked behind the scenes to piece together multiple aspects of this month’s fall style issue, most prominently in his profile of Brioni creative director Norbert Stumpfl (“The Thinking Man’s…

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3 min
editor’s letter

Depending on the brand, we would be invited to either a full-on fashion show—with all the pomp, ceremony, music and morose models that you could wish for—or a more intimate presentation, where the creative director or designer would walk you through the collection and you’d get to touch the clothes rather than peering at them through the gloom. You’d try on a jacket to understand the cut, wrap yourself in the embrace of a coat to see how it draped. I much prefer those presentations, in case you haven’t guessed; they’re personal, and the clothes can’t hide behind a concept and a catchy soundtrack. That year, as ever, what I hoped to discover was a collection that spoke to me—and by extension, one that might speak to you, too. And then…

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4 min
the other med

The Bay of Kotor could be a fjord. The water is cinched into a crevasse between steep mountains, its surface speckled with islands, the edges rimmed with charming medieval villages. Call it the Boka, as locals do. “It’s strange, and striking,” says Edward Granville, who runs the luxury travel firm Red Savannah and has been visiting for almost 20 years. “The sheer mountains drop straight into the deep-blue sea, so it’s like alpine heaven.” This dramatic setting isn’t in Scandinavia or even Switzerland. It’s on the Adriatic coast, the star attraction of Montenegro, a tiny, Connecticut-sized country that, in recent years, has emerged as the new “it” destination in the Med. Forget Saint-Tropez or Monaco; this is where the smart superyacht set are spending this September. Montenegro’s moneyed makeover was driven by…

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4 min
star struck

On a pleasant summer evening in 2019, Michelin, the tire company with an inordinate amount of influence over the restaurant industry, gathered the Golden State’s top chefs for the release of its first all-California guide. If you were invited, you were in the club. But at what level, chefs wondered, would they be initiated? Chef William Bradley was in attendance. Addison, his contemporary French restaurant in San Diego, which he’d led for a decade, seemed poised for two stars. Michelin disagreed: Bradley’s elegant, technique-driven fare earned Addison a spot in the Guide, but at the one-star echelon. While it was a monumental achievement for the San Diego native, there were pangs of disappointment, too. “I thought we could maybe, possibly squeeze out two,” he admits. In an industry where many chefs cloak…

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7 min
the fall drinking guide

THE BEST $9,700 COCKTAIL MONEY CAN BUY It’s often said that you shouldn’t waste nice alcohol in a cocktail. This opinion is usually offered with the authoritative weight of fact: That if you have, say, a very nice bottle of whisky, the “right” way to experience it is in a glass, without ice, presumably alongside an eyedropper of branch water and a tasting notebook labeled How to Take the Fun Out of Drinking. While it’s always wrong to tell other people how to drink, the admonition against using a pricier spirit to mix drinks is especially untrue for Scotch whisky and monumentally untrue for the Bobby Burns, composed of Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth and a kiss of the herbal French liqueur Bénédictine. (The drink has a sinewy, unsatisfying history, but its most…

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4 min
in the studio with tacita dean

Hunkered down in her new Berlin studio during the pandemic, Tacita Dean completed two films, designed ballet sets and costumes, scrapped her initial plans for a museum commission (which Covid restrictions rendered undoable) and instead made 130 photographs of her postcard collection for it and, with a little help from a collaborator, created 100 largely handmade editions, each with 50 different objects—a total of 5,000 items—for a project titled Monet Hates Me. And the rest of us patted ourselves on the back for cleaning out a closet or two. But Dean, who came to the forefront in the ’90s as a Young British Artist and crossed over into mainstream consciousness with her crusade to save film from digital obliteration, welcomed the no-excuses opportunity to work. For instance, she’d intended to make…

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