Word of Mouth: Buffalo, New York

Western New York's hub of art, culture and iconic food—and surprising architectural gems

One of the great joys of the vastness of the United States (and even New York state itself) is the vibrant local pockets of distinct culture. During the summer months, many New Yorkers’ minds trail to the Hamptons or the Hudson Valley—well-branded escapes within arm’s reach. And yet, at the end of inexpensive 45-minute flight rests Buffalo. Where the Erie Canal meets the Great Lake …

Interview: Jean-Marc Virard

The RIGARDS co-founder on his lifelong passion for eyewear and the brand's balance between avant-garde and wearable

RIGARDS may be the new kid on the independent eyewear block but there is no ounce of hesitation in the bold statement they’re making. Their handcrafted matte horn frames strike a perfect balance between avant-garde and wearable, serving as an antithesis to factory-produced frames slapped with luxury fashion labels and churned out in the thousands. RIGARDS is the brainchild of Ti Kwa and Jean-Marc Virard, …

Tanka Bars

Savory Native American-made buffalo snack bars

After our camping kick last month we’ve had an eye out for great snacks that would work just as well in the outdoors as they do in the office. Achieving just that is the Tanka Bar, a meat-based snack high in protein and low in calories. This unconventional bar is sustainably made by Native American producers in South Dakota using 100% natural prairie-raised buffalo, cranberries …