Best of CH 2018: Editors’ Picks

Design stories, interviews, travel guides and curious cuisine that truly mattered to us

Perhaps it was a quote of unearthly wisdom, a bite of strange deliciousness or simply a breeze on a newly discovered path; 2018 imparted several moments worth honoring. As a team of writers and editors, we spoke to so many and set foot in so much. The following excerpts mark personal high points for us, selected because of resonance. Here, you’ll find design stories, interviews, …

Flynn McGarry Creates a Caviar-Filled Menu for Hudson’s

A behind-the-scenes preview of the water-bound dinner series

At 19 years old, Flynn McGarry admits he always dreamed of opening a restaurant—a goal he deemed lofty when he began cooking at 12 years old. But now he has Gem: a home-like venue hidden along Forsyth Street in Manhattan. Here, the chef and his team serve two seatings of 12, Tuesday through Saturday. Being closed on Mondays and Sundays is important for the chef—for prepping …

Word of Mouth: Los Alamos, California

Picturesque rolling hills turned farms and wineries

The historic town of Los Alamos is nestled in the heart of Santa Ynez Valley’s idyllic wine country, north of Santa Barbara. In this appellation, cool ocean breezes from the Pacific flow up through the vineyards into the Santa Rita Hills. This optimal climate for growing grapes helps local winemakers craft some of the most award wining wines in the state. Driving the winding, gentle …