Designer Gogo Ferguson Looks to Cumberland Island, Georgia for Inspiration

Exploring the designer's home and heritage-inspired jewelry line

For Gogo Ferguson, nature is as essential to her work work as air to her lungs. While the overarching beauty of earth inspires her, there is one island that’s at the core of her work and life. Cumberland Island is, still today, a nearly untouched destination off the coast of Georgia. Wild horses roam freely, wildlife thrives, and the beaches are often uninhabited. At the …

Word of Mouth: Guadalajara, Mexico

Tradition and modernity collide in this buzzing city full of art, food and charm

Mexico’s second city, Guadalajara, may be large but its Lafayette neighborhood has been making a name for itself as a niche haven for art, design and culinary delights for some time. The streets are lined with stately homes, colorful architecture (famed Guadalajaran architect Luis Barragan has work sprinkled throughout) and plenty of foliage. It’s a city where the modern meets the traditional—a combination that many …

Word of Mouth: Greenville, South Carolina

Exploring the food-lover's paradise, from gourmet popcorn to handcrafted cocktails

At the northern tip of South Carolina, just south of Asheville, lies Greenville—a place that’s been quietly making a name for itself as a culinary destination in the south. Starting in 2007 with the opening of American Grocery, the farm-to-table movement began in Greenville. Today, it is now de rigueur for eateries to list the exact farm each dish or product was sourced from and …

Word of Mouth: Novi Sad, Serbia

A glimpse at the culinary, art and design scene of 2021's European Capital of Culture

by Leora Novick Named in advance the European Capital of Culture for the year 2021, there is no shortage of art, design, and culinary delights in Novi Sadmore than enough to tempt travelers away from Serbia’s more frequented destination, Belgrade. Nestled on the banks of Danube River and just north of the Fruka Gora national park, the city’s region marks the confluence of Croatia, Hungary, …

Word of Mouth: Key West

An island escape with everything from design hotels to local rum, pottery classes and fine dining

by Leora Novick Located at the tip of the stretch of islands making up the Florida Keys, Key West is a destination in its own category. Known for its baby boomer population and party-fueled drag along Duval Street, it’s held a reputation as a bachelor party haven and retiree village. Although the two might not seem to blend naturally, it’s a testament to the youthful …