New & Noteworthy

This Memorial Day weekend, get into the spirit of summer by grilling some perfectly charcoaled steaks and hamburgers. From a voice-activated grill to a deep smoker, here are three competition-worthy...
The romance of riding the rails now offers more to love with Napa Valley Wine Train’s Quattro Vino tour , ready to roll out on June 1. An epicurean exploration, it stops at the wineries of Robert...
No topic of conversation can turn the mood in a Southern cocktail lounge more quickly than how to make a proper julep, which combines fresh mint, bourbon, and sugar. This staple of the Kentucky Derby...
Leave it to Oakley founder James Jannard to take the private-island experience to new extremes. Vatuvara Private Islands—the U.S. entrepreneur’s new retreat spread across four secluded islands in...
Lalique has turned company founder René Lalique’s 1920s Alsatian villa into a one-of-a-kind rural retreat that is all about luxurious details. The six suites are shimmering jewel boxes outfitted with...
The Four Seasons Resort Lanai is what a Hawaiian beach resort should be. Reopened in February after an enthusiastic overhaul led by the hotel’s (and island’s) new owner, Larry Ellison, the secluded...
No new property this year has captured the essence of its environment quite like Mandapa. A stay at this Ritz-Carlton Reserve resort in Bali is a spiritual awakening, from the perfectly preserved...
Amanera is an antidote to the all-inclusive mega-resorts for which the Dominican Republic has long been known. The sleek 25-villa retreat showcases a minimalist Balinese style that feels surprisingly...
Angama Mara has given Kenya renewed clout as the definitive safari destination. Opened in July along a 1,000-foot-high rim overlooking the Great Rift Valley, the camp affords unmatched views of the...
Ireland’s most storied country resort was the comeback of the year, thanks to a $75 million renovation by its deep-pocketed new owners, the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. The French designer...
Seventeenth-century elegance and modern Italian design come together seamlessly at this Puglian retreat in the historic town of Lecce. A contemporary masseria , the property blends traditional...
Among serious whisky drinkers and collectors, blended whiskies generally take a backseat to single malts. The reasons are many, from matters of taste (blends usually employ a good deal of grain...
Although punch generally conjures up thoughts of 1950s-style bowls of sherbet and soda, traditional punches are appearing with regularity on hip Brooklyn cocktail lists as well as at new restaurants...
First presented at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Heesen’s Project Nina was designed specifically for the U.S. market. The 6-foot, 9-inch draft is ideal for cruising shallow waters like...
The Collins is another classic with a somewhat confusing past. The original cocktail was named for its creator, John Collins, who was a bartender in a London hotel in the early 1800s. His recipe,...
Since the Concorde last flew in 2003, nonmilitary travelers haven’t had the chance to fly at supersonic speeds. Civilian jets are constrained by rules that ban sonic booms over most of the world’s...
Give people their pick of the top sports cars, including ones costing well over $150,000, and a surprising number will choose the new Porsche Cayman GT4. It seems to be the most practical choice, and...
A past winner of our Car of the Year and Best of the Best awards, the R8 has been a Robb Report favorite since its debut a decade ago. Audi incrementally improved the car over the years before...
The 570S, the initial model in McLaren’s new entry-level Sports Series, may be the company’s version of a daily driver, but it still offers potent performance, and driving it fast is an addictive...
Dress Watch: Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision Despite Greubel For-sey’s intrepid chronometric pursuits, the brand’s massive cases and sometimes asymmetric designs tend to appeal to a...
Technical Innovation: Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 No matter how long you stare at this bespoke timepiece—or its 57 complications—you can never truly appreciate the 8-year adventure that three...
Conceptual Innovation: Breguet Tradition Chronographe Indépendant 7077 Breguet CEO Marc A. Hayek has made the Tradition line of historically inspired watches an important part of the brand’s...
Complication: MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual Made in collaboration between MB&F and the Northern Irish watchmaker Stephen McDonnell, the Legacy Machine Perpetual stands apart from the pack...
Design: Louis Moinet Memoris Contemporary collectors are enamored of openwork watches and traditional lateral-clutch chronographs, and the boutique firm Louis Moinet has had the good sense to include...
Visual Art: Blancpain Villeret Shakudō The métiers d’art segment has in recent years become the most competitive in the watch industry. The most notable effort this year emerged from the Blancpain...
Among the classics, the highball and the cooler are the least complicated beverages to make and master. A highball is defined as a base spirit with a mixer, usually carbonated, whose invention is...
The height of summer in Austin, Texas, brings average temperatures in the high 90s and air thick with humidity. However, homeowners of Soaring Wings by local architect Winn Wittman will have it made...
Nestled on a 4,000-acre estate in the English countryside, Farleigh Wallop is a Georgian-style home with a history that dates back to the 15th century. Owned by the Wallop family since its...
Though its advent was foreshadowed by spy photos and rampant rumors, the 2010 debut of the Ducati Diavel (which was named Robb Report ’s Best of the Best cruiser a year later) still managed to shock...
Summer is peak season for the Mediterranean yachting scene. Join in the fun by chartering the 143-foot Benetti Latiko superyacht . Delivered in 2014, the elegant yacht sleeps 11 and features three...

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