Word of Mouth: Bucktown + Wicker Park

Places to eat, shop and stay just northwest of downtown Chicago

Northwest of downtown Chicago, Bucktown and Wicker Park have been undergoing a fantastic revitalization. A former warehouse area turned artist haven, there is now more to do than ever before. Wander above the city in an elevated train track turned green space, eat at one of the many beloved burger joints (without trauma-inducing lines), or sleep in a converted ’20s office space with unparalleled views …

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 …