Word of Mouth: Venice, California

Beyond Abbot Kinney, a focus on local charm remains in LA's seaside neighborhood

Despite immense development in CA’s Venice, it remains delightfully rough around the edges, with plenty of retro charm. It continues to house a thriving arts community and a number of fantastic local businesses. From a design-forward hotel to the recently reopened Dudley Market, impeccable coffee, design stores and beyond—Venice remains a colorful and crucial part of LA‘s ecosystem. We recommend skipping the electric scooters and …

Super Chunk Sweets and Treats

Adventurous flavor combinations like bacon caramel popcorn and candied jalapeño cookies change up the snack game in Scottsdale

Banish any and all New Years Resolutions. Blue cheese and fig caramels, duck fat toffee, mesquite chocolate chip cookies, bacon caramel corn popcorn and the mysterious-sounding Cowpuncher (a chocolate cocoa cookie topped with a candied jalapeño and a sprinkle of cayenne) are just a few of the unusual treats offered by Super Chunk in Scottsdale, Arizona. Everything, from the ice cream to the black licorice, …

Poilâne’s La Barre de Granola

A new sweet, healthy treat from one of Paris' best boulangeries

On our most recent trip to Paris, we were pleased to find a new offering at one of our favorite French bakeries, Poilâne. Since their debut in 1932, the shop’s been making some of the best bread the city has seen—no small feat in France. They stirred up additional acclaim with the launch of Punitions, the now-classic butter cookies perfectly paired with coffee and tea. …