Word of Mouth: Solomons Island, Maryland

A quaint waterfront destination that celebrates the Chesapeake Bay

As the Patuxent River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, idyllic Solomons Island, Maryland rises amidst the confluence. Only two square miles, the vacation destination can be reached in an hour and a half from Washington DC, just under two hours from Baltimore, or five from NYC—where we began in a 2020 Audi Q8, picking up friends along the way. Known for its beautiful marina, fresh seafood …

The Bar Collection by Zoë’s Chocolate Co.

A historic chocolate family brings candy bars to modern times

Third generation chocolatiers, the three founders of Zoe’s Chocolate Co. also happen to be siblings, and such a tight knit familial collaboration lends itself to such stunning chocolates. Zoë and Pantelis manage various business aspects while also ideating on candy inventions, and Petros is their master chocolatier. Opened in 2007, Zoë’s Chocolate Co. carries on the rich confectionary history of the family, while bringing a …

Salazon Chocolate

A rich dark chocolate flecked with natural sea salt, Salazon's bars seize on the growing sweet-and-savory trend by introducing an organic line devoted to the concept. The first salt-infused chocolate brand offers three equally delicious flavors—dark chocolate, dark chocolate with organic turbinado cane sugar and dark chocolate with organic cracked black pepper. With a smooth texture and a dark chocolate that tastes slightly sweeter than …