Interview: Waldan Watches President, Andrew Waldan

"These watches are only the beginning," he says of the American-made line he launched to commemorate his father's legacy

Oscar Waldan, the namesake behind Waldan Watches, was a Polish watchmaker trained by a man named Manek, a fellow prisoner at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp during WWII. Oscar, in between apprenticing for Manek, endured unthinkable conditions and torture under the Nazis, until liberated, when he fled to Switzerland. While there, he furthered his passion for watchmaking and maintenance, and formulated a plan to relocate to …

Best of CH 2020: Travel

From boutique hotels in Denver, Santa Monica and the Catskills to wineries in Mexico, an island off Brittany and more

Borders locked down; shelter-in-place directives cascaded across cities, counties, countries and continents. If this were any other year, our team of full-time staff and contributors would have traversed the globe in search of inspiration and stories that come from diverse, immersive experiences. And although this year began that way, it settled into routines at home and daydreams of travel. By summer, we were granted safe …

Betye Saar’s Thoughtful “Call and Response” Exhibition at NYC’s Morgan Library

A show in which the brilliant 94-year-old artist's work exists in conversation

At NYC’s elegant Morgan Library & Museum—an Italian Renaissance-style building— the ideal atmosphere to experience rare literature, artifacts and exceptional art abounds. Since 1924 (when it opened to the public) this treasure trove has offered a wealth of knowledge and inspiration to visitors through its permanent collection and roving shows. One such exhibition is Betye Saar: Call and Response, organized by LACMA and on display …