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15 Standout Yachts That Will Debut at Cannes Yachting Festival This Weekend — Robb Report

Docks opened to the 51,000 visitors of the 42nd Cannes Yachting Festival on Tuesday, effectively kicking off the fall boat-show season. The seaside city of Cannes, set along the French Riviera, makes way each year for everything from go-fast speedboats to tenders, dayboats and superyachts, both motor and sailing. In total, this year’s show features 542 exhibitors and 640 boats in the water, from Astandoa to Wally—and beyond.

“This year the Yachting Festival is organized between the two ports,” says Sylvie Ernoult, director of the Cannes fest. “The Vieux Port hosts the ultimate in motor boats while Port Canto becomes the new showcase for the most beautiful sailing boats.” Ernoult points out that free sea and land shuttles are provided to help visitors get from one port to another easily. She recommends taking the day boat—which offer magnificent view of the Croisette and the bay of Cannes—to enjoy a fleeting moment on the water.

You also don’t want to miss the Concours d’Élégance, an in-water parade of vintage and modern day boats that pay tribute to the history of yachting on the French Riviera. Of course, no boat show would be complete without the proper yachting accoutrements. The event’s Luxury Gallery showcases watches, jewelry, artwork and other handcrafted items.

Here we highlight 15 of the yachts making their debut at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival.

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing by Glamping Under the Stars at This DC Hotel — Robb Report

Get a little closer to the cosmos to commemorate man’s greatest leap.

July 20 will be the 50th anniversary of the moon landings: and Washington, DC, would appear to be the number one city to celebrate the semicentenary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s literal and proverbial giant leap.

In homage to this crucial moment in modern history, The Watergate Hotel has created a rooftop glamping experience allowing guests to get closer to the cosmos by spending a night under the stars.

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Vacheron Constantin’s Latest Prototype Watch Is a Sporty Overseas Dual Time — Robb Report

And it could signal a new direction for the watchmaker.

Vacheron Constantin debuted a seriously hot new Overseas Dual Time watch this week in New York City’s Greenwich Village, along with new brand ambassador Cory Richards. The National Geographic photographer and adventurer wore the watch on a recent attempt to summit a new route on Mount Everest—he has already reached the peak twice, once without oxygen in 2016—but Mother Nature proved a formidable opponent when the weather prevented the completion of his ascent.

During his climb, the new Dual Time watch allowed him to tell time both in Tibet and back home in the States, while its über-tough and ultralight case was able to withstand the extreme conditions of the world’s toughest mountain. For the rest of us, it simply offers a beautifully executed sports watch.

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This Underwater Restaurant’s Prime Table Has the Best Views Across All the Seven Seas — Robb Report

Not for lighthearted landlubbers, of course.

Europe’s first submerged restaurant has made quite a splash. Booked for more than six months out, scoring a seat at the Snøhetta-designed Under is no easy feat. But if you’re going to journey all the way to Lindesnes, Norway, to walk the gangplank and enjoy all the local produce (and, of course, wildlife) the North Atlantic has to offer, make sure you grab the best seat in the house.

In the view of Under senior architect Rune Grasdal, it’s table 30, “on the far right-hand side of the restaurant, closest to the window.” The spot provides a front-row seat to Under’s 11-foot-tall view and a welcome respite from foot traffic, as the VIP vantage point sits in the far corner of the restaurant—the farthest away from the staircase leading down to Under’s dining area.

Granted, it’s hard not to benefit from a viewing window of such magnitude, but the great minds over at Snøhetta (a.k.a. Grasdal & Co.) didn’t exactly stuff the place to the gills, either—the restaurant’s 40-person capacity effectively keeps views unobstructed. And if one oversized acrylic lens isn’t enough for you, the bar on the mezzanine level sits adjacent to a vertical window, one that runs from above to below sea level, so guests can enjoy both while sipping an after-dinner digestif.

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The 5 Most Scenic Routes to Drive in California (That Aren’t PCH) — Robb Report

Take the road less traveled and it could make all the difference.

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You Can Now Book a Luxurious Wellness Retreat for Your Brain—in Spain — Robb Report

Sha Wellness Clinic offers noninvasive treatments to condition your cranium.

The future of wellness has descended on the hills of Alicante, SpainSha Wellness Clinic, a luxury resort frequented by top athletes and high-powered executives, has launched a pair of noninvasive treatments to condition our most important, yet oft neglected, body part: the brain. Dr. Bruno Ribeiro is the neuroscientist behind the program, which aims to treat everything from anxiety to sleeplessness by accelerating the “cellular activity” in that old dome of yours.

Here’s how it works: After an assessment, Ribeiro mandates one of two cutting-edge treatments. The first, Brain Photobiomodulation, leans on new technology from NASA, with a soft, state-of-the-art helmet that sends varying infrared-light wavelengths to dormant parts of the brain to improve memory and concentration as well as physical endurance and coordination.

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Live Like an Aristocrat at This 18th Century French Chateau Turned Hotel — Robb Report

Pilot Hotels’ Marcy Holthus made this historic property into a luxe getaway unlike any other.

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