LORI BRYAN

As the managing editor of Robb Report, Lori Bryan manages the editorial production of the monthly luxury-lifestyle magazine; oversees the publication’s home and design coverage; and occasionally covers other categories, including travel and dining. She is also the editor of the bimonthly magazine Robb Report Home & Style,which launched with the March/April 2013 issue. Before joining Robb Report in 2004, she was an editor of a trade magazine for the beauty industry. Her other past endeavors have included working as a freelance writer and serving as an editorial consultant for a health-care nonprofit. A graduate of UCLA, Bryan lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their young son.

Ship’s a Joy: On the Water Front

A number of high-end cruise lines are charting new courses, offering updated amenities and services, and, in some cases, launching ships. Following is a brief rundown to help you navigate the options. CRYSTAL CRUISES A recently completed $25 million renovation has transformed much of Crystal Cruises’ 922-passenger Symphony, including the vessel’s 982-square-foot Crystal Penthouses. In addition […]

Journeys: Ship’s a Joy

A smartly attired septuagenarian short on neither diamonds nor spunk pivots on her designer pumps to face me. “You are entirely too young to be in this elevator,” she says, her statement engendering giggles among her lady friends and declarations of don’t-you-mind-her from their dapper male counterparts. She might have a point. On this late-July […]

Home: The Latest Dish

When Traditional Arts made its debut on January 31, 2007, the London-based tableware maker kept a low profile. The Prince of Wales announced the start-up to just 80 guests during a dinner at his London home. The invitees—patrons of the prince’s School of Traditional Arts, which, as part of his charitable foundation, teaches the arts […]

Feature: All Decked Out

Portofino, St. Barts, Southeast Alaska, and Nantucket have distinctive dress codes. From the latest spring and summer menswear collections—which feature wind- and water-repellent jackets, linen and cashmere knits, and a boatload of seaworthy accessories—we chose ensembles that are perfect fits for these prime yachting destinations. And we offer suggestions on how to spend your time […]

Home: Inside Jobs

Back in June, a Medici was on the mind of Markus Döttling. “The most outstanding piece just arrived from Italy, a [safe] from the Medici dynasty originally produced in Milan in 1770,” said Markus, the German-born, 36-year-old chief executive of Döttling Luxury Safes. His great-grandfather, Ernst Döttling, founded the family business in 1919 in Sindelfingen, […]

Aviation: Light Traveler

On a March afternoon eight years ago, Swiss native Bertrand Piccard, then 41 years old, flew the Breitling Orbiter 3 over Mauritania, completing the first nonstop circumnavigation of the globe in a balloon. The trip had taken 20 days. “When Bertrand did the project in 1999,” says André Borschberg, his present-day business partner, “the balloon […]

Travel: Nailing It

Samuel So takes my right foot in his hands, rests it on a towel in his lap, and reaches for his knives. The pedicurist’s tools—six shiny blades and one long toothpick-shaped implement arranged side by side like scalpels in a surgical suite—seem excessive. However, a cup of fragrant Chinese tea, presented to me by a […]

Home: Auto Motivation

Since 1967, when he introduced his Polo label with a series of handmade ties, Ralph Lauren has been demonstrating his penchant for preppy apparel. The designer, who was born Ralph Lifshitz in the Bronx in 1939, started his Manhattan company with neckwear and over the years added suits, tweed jackets, oxford button-downs, women’s wear, and […]

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