Word of Mouth: Hood River, Oregon

A picturesque mecca for sports enthusiasts and gourmands alike

Just an hour outside Portland lies Hood River, both a convenient getaway and an encapsulation of what makes this area of Oregon so great—fantastic beer and coffee, access to the Columbia River and the slopes of Mount Hood, and a vibrant outdoor scene. During summer, kiteboarders can be seen darting and swooping across the water; in winter, skis and snowboards top every car as outdoor …

Aquamarine Water Drop Ring

Judi Powers has been making a name for herself with her whimsical, ethically-sourced jewelry collection, all designed and crafted in her Brooklyn studio. Powers’ Water Drop ring is an understated stunner, with an aquamarine cabochon gemstone set in recycled sterling silver. Powers cites the ocean as her inspiration, saying that the cool blue color of the cabochon is both “soothing and appealing.”

Roberta’s Cookbook

The first cookbook from the chef and co-owner of Brooklyn’s celebrated Roberta’s and Michelin starred Blanca restaurants features recipes you can actually follow and make at home. More than just its celebrated pizzas, the recipes cover a variety of dishes, each paired with a photograph.