Elma Arts Complex and Luxury Hotel, Zichron Ya’akov, Israel

An epic concert hall, art galleries and more in this architectural marvel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea

Zichron Yaakov might not sit at the top of every visitor’s must-see list in Israel. Relatively overshadowed by Holy Land sites and the unbeatable appeal of Tel Aviv, the quaint village—founded in 1882 by Lord Baron Rothschild—is positioned high in northern Israel’s verdant Carmel Region overlooking a glistening swathe of the Mediterranean Sea. Amidst the historical village’s millennium-old sites, boutique wineries, art galleries and Israeli …

The Alchemist: Israeli Salad

The Alchemist (who has produced for acts including Nas, Ghostface Killah and Snoop Dogg) released his Israeli Salad instrumental LP this week, and it’s quite a doozy. Inspired by a 2011 trip to Israel, and using just samples from the Middle East, the DJ/producer and sometimes rapper has crafted a mix that’s laid-back yet incredibly layered. With just a tinge of sleaze, Israeli Salad makes …

Touring the Hudson Valley Headquarters of Pointy Snout Caviar

A former cafe, paused in time, houses the sustainable caviar brand

Compelling design, a pioneering position on sustainability and an undeniably delicious product led us to Pointy Snout Caviar in December 2014—when we first interviewed co-founders Alex Du Cane and Michael Kline. In November 2021, we ventured into the Hudson Valley on a moody, rain-swept day to revisit the brand at its home within the walls of a former cafe. The daily sandwich specials were still scrawled on …