Visiting Valerie Confections’ New Glendale Headquarters

Founder Valerie Gordon explains the ins and outs of her 18-year-old company and its latest evolution

Over the past 18 years, Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections has baked countless desserts, obsessed over chocolate-dipped toffees, crafted jams from local produce, written a baking book and perfected the art of petit fours. Gordon makes beautifully designed sweet treats that look like art, smell intoxicating and taste delicious. In addition to her hours spent in the kitchen, Gordon collaborates with Commune Design, grilling desserts …

Best of CH 2021: Interviews

10 of the stimulating conversations we've been lucky enough to have this year

There are countless artists, musicians, organizers, scientists, designers and inventive individuals of all disciplines that we admire from afar and, while they say never to meet your heroes, some of the most satisfying and interesting articles we embark on at COOL HUNTING involve conversations with those people. This year, like all those before, we spoke with individuals doing intriguing and valuable things with their talent …

Harmony Collection Rich Cacao Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The inaugural release in the new limited edition Harmony Collection from The Macallan, the Rich Cacao Single Malt Scotch Whisky delivers a delectable profile of fine chocolates, cinnamon and dried fruits. For this first expression in what will become an annual series, The Macallan whisky-maker Polly Logan collaborated with Girona, Spain-based pastry chef Jordi Roca of three-Michelin-star restaurant El Celler de Can Roc and owner …