A Culinary Retreat at Lake House in Daylesford, Victoria

This rural escape outside Melbourne focuses on paddock-to-plate dining that celebrates its lush, bucolic surroundings

A 90-minute drive from Melbourne, Daylesford—located on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung people—has been a spa town since the 1880s and in the 1970s became popular with the LGBTQ+ community, propelling its current status as the “gay capital” of countryside Victoria. Between the lush environment, mineral springs, farm-to-table eateries, galleries, gastropubs, design and antique stores, weekend markets and more, there’s plenty of …

Fig Jam

Produced at one of the last remaining farms in Huntington, Long Island—Kerber’s Farm—this fig jam is sweet yet not cloying. Using California figs, the jam’s brightness is owed to the addition of balsamic vinegar and it’s given warmth and depth through the addition of vanilla extract, spice and light brown sugar.

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Empowering Black femme digital artists, prints benefitting the LGBTQIA+ Community, gardens under solar farms and more

black beyond Collective Defies the Erasure of Black Femmes in the Digital Art Space Led by NYC-based artists jazsalyn, Shameekia Shantel Johnson and Yvonne Mpwo, the digital art and research collective black beyond is cultivating a community of Black femmes in the art and design world. Their most recent virtual exhibition, _origins, showcases 12 Black digital artists who wield dystopian aesthetics, critical race theory and technology …