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Toys of Summer

Amazing machines from Maserati, Ducati, Marquis Yachts & more. Also the Ferrari FF, Maranello's new four-wheel-drive four-seater. Plus, splendid spirits, the season's coolest thirst quenchers.

With your purchase of Robb Report’s Annual July Toys of Summer Issue you also gain access to Six Splendid Outdoor Parties from the Summer 2011 Host’s Guide.

Ferrari had not generated this much second-guessing and gossip fodder since 1963, when founder Enzo...
Photo by Jerry Wyszatycki/Avatar Productions Inc.
like a sun worshipper who has shaped up for the beach season, Maserati’s already seductive drop-top...
Photo by Jerry Wyszatycki/Avatar Productions Inc.
The Marquis 420 Sport Bridge debuted at the Miami International Boat Show last winter, but this 42-...
Photo by Jerry Wyszatycki/Avatar Productions Inc.
Riding a specially equipped Ducati Multistrada 1200 S, American Greg Tracy ascended a steep and...
Photo by Cigarette Racing Team
The Cigarette 42X Ducati Edition is to the water what a Ducati superbike is to the racetrack. A...
Photo by Dustin Weed/Quicksilver Studios
An owner of a lakefront vacation home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, recently sought to purchase a small...
Photo by McGaffin Digital Photography
For some Chevrolet Corvette connoisseurs, the early models designed by Harley Earl and engineered...
Photo by Olivier Arnaud
For the racing yachtsman, time is of the essence—particularly the critical five minutes before the...
Photo by Molnár Eszter Szilvia
Though hybrid-electric bicycles have become popular in urban centers around the world, their weight...
Photo by Devin Graham and Phil Goodwin
Aside from the occasional appearance as a spy-movie prop, the personal jetpack is a technology that...
Kamado-style ceramic grills were first popularized in the 1960s. Since that time, little has...
Barton G. Weiss certainly knows how to put on a show. The owner of the Villa by Barton G in Miami—...
Photo by Brett Anderson
A last-minute invitation can be interpreted in a variety of ways, few of which flatter the...
1972 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser 442 The Golden Age of American muscle cars lasted for a decade, with...
Photo by Ted Morrison
For its new line of tableware, Italian fashion house Stefano Ricci (212.371.3901, www.stefanoricci...
Photo by Stuart Hamilton
Judging from the bridled alterations that Bentley has made to the original Continental GT, the...
Photo by Ian Barry
Even if he never builds another of his Concept Ten motorcycles—one-off designs created around...
Photo by Studio des Fleurs
Since its origin as a saddle maker in 1837, Hermès has been regarded as one of the world’s premier...
Photo by Jackie Caradonio
My routine exam at the Chaum Center in Seoul, South Korea, began with a nurse instructing me to...
When Cindy Hutson serves yellowfin tuna tartare at Ortanique, her restaurant in Coral Gables, Fla...
Photo by Jay Graham
It was about 10:30 on my first morning at Rancho Pescadero when I asked a resort staff member if...
Originated in Scotland in the 18th century, golfing societies have long been popular in the British...
Photo courtesy Bonhams
Kewpie dolls, comets, airplanes, dogs, Indians, policemen, birds, butterflies, devils thumbing...
Photo by Cordero Studios, www.corderostudios.com; Rack courtesy Lovan USA, www.lovanusa.com
The formation of Constellation Audio in 2008 sent audiophiles’ expectations sky high. The Southern...
The sport of polo has made several sartorial contributions to Western culture. When Sir Pratap...
Photo by Paul Gorman
Flight Options clients who travel in one of the company’s Nextant 400XTs might find the light jet...
Photo by Dan Ham
The great room at southern Wyoming’s Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch overlooks granite-dotted...
The reemergence of the Ritz-Carlton brand in Hong Kong is no short story. Nearly three years after...
First opened in 1885—and having sat vacant since 2004—the former Metropole Hotel reemerged in May...
Using haute horlogerie mechanics in its designs, Roland Iten Mechanical Luxury has created such men...
The Brown Safe Manufacturing Chronos ( www.brownsafe.com ) is the first watch-specific line of...
The big sound of floor-standing loudspeakers by French hi-fi manufacturer Focal is now available in...
Chopard’s collaboration with Kiichiro Masumura, a master of the Japanese lacquering technique...
The AE+Y cell phone ( www.aesir-copenhagen.com ) has no GPS, no camera, and no Angry Birds. But it...
Photo by Geoff Spear
Fashion-industry veteran Wilfredo Rosado ( www.wilfredorosado.com ), whose career has included work...
Photo by Jim Trotter
The David Oscarson Lewis and Clark pens ( www.davidoscarson.com ) commemorate the duo’s expedition...
Photo by Ted Morrison
The custom shoes and accessories in a new, limited-edition line from George Esquivel ( www...
Photo by Cordero Studios, www.corderostudios.com
Booker Noe, grandson of Jim Beam, first introduced Knob Creek Kentucky whiskey to the world in 1992...
Though just an experimental vehicle when featured on the November 2010 cover of Robb Report, the...
Photo by Cordero Studios, www.corderostudios.com
VODKA VARIATIONS Vermont Spirits Gold Vodka The Green Mountain State of Vermont is more widely...
Photo by Adrian Boot
In the distance the Caribbean surf broke over a coral reef and rolled gently onto the beach before...
It seems as though every year Audi introduces a new model that rises to the top of its category. In...
Photo by Annabelle Breakey; Styling by Dani Fisher
Back to SUMMER 2011 HOST'S GUIDE > A modernist's version of the elegant summer picnic on the...
Photo by Cordero Studios, www.corderostudios.com
Back to SUMMER 2011 HOST'S GUIDE > Assembling the ingredients for a freshly made artisanal drink...
Photo by Cordero Studios, www.corderostudios.com
Back to SUMMER 2011 HOST'S GUIDE > Diatom 2009 Huber Vineyard Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay Greg...
Photo by Annabelle Breakey; Styling by Dani Fisher
Back to SUMMER 2011 HOST'S GUIDE > An opulent interpretation of the all-American gathering. It...
Photo by Cordero Studios, www.corderostudios.com
Back to SUMMER 2011 HOST'S GUIDE > Hosts who serve out-of-the-ordinary cocktails demonstrate...
Photo by Cordero Studios, www.corderostudios.com
Back to SUMMER 2011 HOST'S GUIDE > Spring Mountain Vineyard 2009 Sauvignon Blanc The 845-acre...
Photo by Annabelle Breakey; Styling by Dani Fisher
Back to SUMMER 2011 HOST'S GUIDE > A balmy evening on the patio, with sparkling Spanish bites...
Photo by Cordero Studios, www.corderostudios.com
Diners on the streets of Barcelona know that tapas represent a leisurely style of eating small...
Photo by Annabelle Breakey; Styling by Dani Fisher
Back to SUMMER 2011 HOST'S GUIDE > Cocktails on deck with a menu inspired by the great ports of...
Photo by Cordero Studios, www.corderostudios.com
The intrepid traveler cruising the Mediterranean experiences many diverse flavors, but one...
Photo by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
Freeman 2008 Pinot Noir Akiko’s Cuvée Vintners Akiko and Ken Freeman produce this remarkable Pinot...
Photo by Annabelle Breakey; Styling by Dani Fisher
Back to SUMMER 2011 HOST'S GUIDE > Once more, to the shore: a stylish take on the New England...
Photo by Cordero Studios, www.corderostudios.com
J Vineyards 2008 Chardonnay Russian River Valley Geologist-turned-vintner Judy Jordan’s J Vineyards...
Photo by Cordero Studios, www.corderostudios.com
Master mixologist Francesco Lafranconi of Southern Wine & Spirits recommends anticipating the...