Vanport Outfitters

Totes and rucksacks handmade in Portland from canvas sailcloth

Not long after learning the art of custom canvas for sailboats and yachts with his dad, Portlander Nick Everett started designing and crafting one-off bags and clothing for friends from the material. When Jordan Saylor of Portland-based menswear boutique Vanport Outfitters. The new brand draws on Americana with a West Coast feeling—durable yet relaxed. The company uses no synthetic materials, and skilled craftsmen hand-make each …

The Turkish Towel

A traditional non-terry towel that weathers well

Traditionally striped peştemal have been offered at Turkish bathhouses since before the Ottoman Empire. Whether for beach, spa or everyday use, the beautiful towels have a couple of practical features too. Absorbent woven cotton or linen gets softer the more you use it, doesn’t pick up unwanted sand, minimizes frizzy hair, rolls into a small bundle for easy packing, and doubles as a wrap, blanket …

Parrot Cay

Private Island luxury, service and relaxation epitomized in Turks and Caicos

Part of the north Caribbean archipelago of the Turks and Caicos, Parrot Cay was once a refuge for a notorious duo of female pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Reid. Nearly 300 years later, tranquility prevails over the private island, covering 1,000 acres of nature, sand and surf. Our recent vacation at the Parrot Cay Resort provided an ideal setting for a luxurious and relaxed getaway. …