Inside Puglia’s Eccentric Design Den, Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel + Spa

11 unique, upscale rooms populate a restored palazzo that dates back to the 18th century

Within the picturesque confines of Ostuni—Puglia’s historic white city—the new 11-room boutique hotel Paragon 700 invites guests into an enchanting, eccentric restoration of an 18th century palazzo. Proprietors Ulrike Bauschke and Pascale Lauber transformed the abandoned bones of the palace into a contemporary design destination, complete with top-tier amenities, impeccable hospitality, delectable food and drink outlets and a peaceful pool that works in tandem with the …

Taylor Hand Crochet Board Shorts

Whether you’re sitting around the house in a snowstorm or walking down the beach in a light breeze, these colorful board shorts, hand-crocheted in Brooklyn, will set a playful mood. They’re made using 87% merino wool and 13% polyester, with both types of yarn made in Italy. Artwork by Gordon Flores is hand-embroidered over the knit, creating multiple layers of color, pattern and texture to …

Holiday Gift Guides 2020: Queer-Owned Businesses

All types of presents for all types of people, made by members of the LGBTQ community

Every gift we give can have a resounding impact well beyond the reaction of the receiver. To buy today almost requires one to be mindful of where their money goes—and who it can benefit. In recent years, advancements for the LGBTQ community often come with backlash and burden. Support is always necessary. Items in this Queer-Owned Businesses gift guide are not just for queer people; …