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  1. American expatriate painter John Singer Sargent once humbly quipped, "Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend." However, long before the social elite of the early 20th century began to climb...
  2. McLaren Automotive is no stranger to success. In the last decade of Formula 1 competition, the British manufacturer, best known for its racing achievements, has failed to make the World Constructors...
  3. Swimming Pool: Hôtel du Cap Eden-Roc In 1914, the management at the Hôtel du Cap Eden-Roc had a saltwater swimming pool carved into a cliff at this resort on France’s Cap d’Antibes. Over the years,...
  4. Gregory Anderson , Robb Report’s new automotive editor, once was advised by David E. Davis Jr., the founder and editor emeritus of Automobile magazine, that he should reinvent himself every so often...
  5. Swedish chef Mathias Dahlgren’s restaurant Matsalen—located within the Grand Hôtel Stockholm—recently received its first Michelin star, less than a year after opening in May 2007. The award came...
  6. The stylish way to travel to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is in a vintage automobile, and if your ride happens to be over 100 years old then it’s even more fun. Some people may say you’re...
  7. When Colin Chapman founded the Lotus Engineering Company in 1952, he adhered to one simple idea: "To add speed, add lightness." His unwavering determination to build the lightest and fastest cars for...
  8. Speak with true cigar makers—people who prepare filler blends and then select binders and wrappers that complement those blends—and you frequently will hear the word balanced. Cigar makers seemingly...
  9. In the September issue of Robb Report, Roger Morris shares some of his impressions from a barrel tasting of the 2007 vintage in Bordeaux (see “Blanc Check,” page 124). He was particularly taken by...
  10. Nothing caps a social gathering quite as elegantly as an after-dinner cigar. Whether this smoke is a time-tested classic, a rare find, or an extremely exclusive offering, it will invite relaxation,...

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