21 Ultimate Gifts: Landmark Vintages

THE GIFT   A collection of eight wooden cabinets designed by David Linley as scale replicas of Bordeaux’s most celebrated wine châteaux.   Eighteen bottles per cabinet of the corresponding château’s finest vintages from the 20th and 21st centuries.   A private tour, conducted by Antique Wine Company founder Stephen Williams, of the eight châteaux […]

21 Ultimate Gifts: Blessed Bubbles

THE GIFT   Round-trip private jet travel for two couples from New York to Champagne, France.   Four-day stay as VIP guests at Dom Pérignon’s Château de Saran.   Vertical tasting of Dom Pérignon’s rarest vintage champagnes at the abbey of Hautvillers.   Helicopter tour of the Champagne region.   Participation in the grape harvest […]

21 Ultimate Gifts: The World of Boulud

THE GIFT   A two-week trip for the buyer and five friends to all nine of chef Daniel Boulud’s restaurants in New York, Las Vegas, Palm Beach, Vancouver, and Beijing.   Behind-the-scenes tours of Boulud’s kitchens.   An extravagant eight-course dinner paired with some of the world’s finest wines.   A personal concierge to arrange […]

21 Ultimate Gifts: 17th Man of Tain

THE GIFT   Create your own single-malt whisky at the Glenmorangie distillery in Tain, Scotland.   Source trees for cask making in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains with Glenmorangie’s master distiller.   Visit a Kentucky cooperage to learn about cask making.   Twenty specially selected barrels in which to age your distillate, along with cellar space at […]

The Robb Reader

At 78, Jess Jackson has more energy than many people half his age. He travels the world with his wife, Barbara Banke, and oversees 24 wineries under the Jackson Family Wines umbrella (most notably Kendall-Jackson and the spin-off artisan wineries La Crema, Lokoya, and Cardinale). He frequently visits his six Thoroughbred horse farms: one in […]

The Robb Reader: Wolfgang Puck

Last year, wolfgang puck celebrated the 25th anniversary of his famed restaurant, Spago, which recently received two Michelin stars; he opened a new restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, in Colorado; and he married handbag designer Gelila Assefa, the mother of his two small children, in Italy. We caught up with the Austrian chef on […]

2009 Luxury Preview: CityCenter

  Las Vegas caters as much to the gourmet as it does to the gambler. Since 1992, with the success of Wolfgang Puck’s Spago restaurant at Caesars Palace, superstar chefs have flocked to Sin City, creating one of the most impressive and diverse selections of fine-dining establishments on the planet. And the debut late next […]

Vacation Homes: The Comeback Club

To hear Geoffrey Kent tell it, little has changed with the safari-outfitting company Abercrombie & Kent since he and his parents, John and Valerie Kent, founded it in 1962. “We’ve always been about delivering above expectation,” he says. Indeed, the company was, and still is, the gold standard for exotic travel, best known for its […]

The Robb Report 100 Hotels: New Orleans The Ritz-Carlton

Just beyond the walls of the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans, Bourbon Street, the St. Louis Cathedral, and the many other attractions of the French Quarter beckon. But you need not leave the Ritz’s century-old, 14-story structure on Canal Street to experience the soul of the city: its people. Several nights each week, Marva Wright, also […]

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