Poolside’s Summertime Playlist for Cool Hunting

A selection of songs celebrating the warmer months and their US tour

Celebrating the official start to summer and their tour (on now through September) Poolside made a CH-exclusive playlist for the warmer months. Spanning several genres and eras, the selection of songs includes everybody from Ashford & Simpson to the Lijadu Sisters and more. Poolside’s Jeffrey Paradise tells us, “For the playlist, I chose songs that are about longing, movement, change, transition.” While they’re known for …

Exploring the Westfjords with Hidden Iceland

Balancing adventure and relaxation in the island nation's remote region

Shards of glacial icefall chop up the landscape left and right. They’re milky in coloration, though shot through certain areas with the most magnificent blue veins—a color that denotes areas that have been recently exposed to air. This is merely a corner of Iceland’s Vatnajökull National Park, perhaps most famous for housing a volcano that disrupted air travel for weeks. Our guide Ryan Christopher Connolly, …

Sunflower Bean’s Valentine’s Day Playlist for Cool Hunting

Love-themed songs that span the platonic, romantic, familial and more

New York trio Sunflower Bean is finishing up their tour just in time for the release of their new album Twentytwo in Blue, out 23 March. To celebrate the record, and Valentine’s Day, the band (aka Julia Cumming, Jacob Faber and Nick Kivlen) created a playlist especially for Cool Hunting. The band says, “It’s love themed. Not just romantic love, but like love you have …

Prince’s Paisley Park to Open to the Public

Most people will remember exactly where they were when they heard that His Royal Badness, Prince, passed away. The tragic news then led to many wondering what would happen to his immense backlog of work, and his beloved home/studio Paisley Park. The trust that’s running the late musician’s estate announced that—starting 6 October—Paisley Park will be open daily for public tours. The Minneapolis complex is …

Eating Europe Food Tours

Making the most of one night in London, Prague, Amsterdam and more, by way of fork and spoon

When you’re in a new city for one night, randomly picking a restaurant from the lists friends have emailed (or what Yelp or Instagram might suggest) has the potential to be a bust. But also, there’s no interaction with the city and its people. The best use of your time, we highly recommend, is getting yourself on an Eating Europe Tour. Currently in Rome, Florence, …