Lisa Sweetingham

Above and Beyond

The Gift:  ❄ A donation to Rhinos Without Borders to fund the organization’s capture, transport, and release of two rhinoceroses.  ❄ A 10-day safari visiting and Beyond and Great Plains Conservation lodges in South Africa and Botswana. ❄ Participation in either the capture or the release of the two rhinos. ❄ Starting at $250,000 A half million […]

Journeys: An Uncommon Wealth

Lara Livingston was 22 years old when her father, a New York physician, passed away, leaving her in charge of his beloved La Sardinera, a 1,700-acre grapefruit-and-coconut plantation on three miles of palm-dotted coastline in northern Puerto Rico. It was 1925, and the young Livingston had already earned a reputation as an intrepid spirit, flying […]

The Robb Reader: Herb Alpert

Although best known as the Grammy Award–winning lead man of the Tijuana Brass, 77-year-old trumpeter Herb Alpert has a professional playlist that also includes songwriter (he cowrote “Wonderful World” with Sam Cooke and Lou Adler), record-label founder (he is the A in A&M Records), painter and sculptor (his latest works include 18-foot-tall bronze totems), Broadway-theater […]

Wings & Water: Protect and Serve

Last february, while sailing off the coast of Oman, Jean and Scott Adam of Marina del Rey, Calif., were taken hostage by pirates. The couple’s 58-foot yacht, on which they had been navigating the world since 2004, was soon tracked down by four U.S. warships, but the Adams were shot to death by their captors […]

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