Anson Calder’s Handmade Leather Bags and Accessories

How tinkering with paper turned into a luxury brand with purpose

Minimalist leather goods (bags especially) are a dime a dozen, but Anson Calder‘s hand-crafted bags and accessories emphasize modularity and functionality, making them worth a second look. Much like sushi, which masks its need for good ingredients, technical skill and balance in what appears to be a simple dish of rice and fish, we’re impressed by the brand’s focus on practical solutions to everyday needs married …

Plan Bee Farm Brewery Makes Beer That Emphasizes Regionality

Dedicated to NY, this family-owned Poughkeepsie-based brand understands their local terroir

As breweries continue to pop up in astonishing numbers across the country (there are 55 in Vermont, or according to the Brewers Association 11.5 breweries per capita) beer, despite the endless variety, is becoming more similar across categories than ever before. For instance, breweries on the west coast are trying their best to replicate the hazy, New England IPA style. Meanwhile, a brewery in Pennsylvania brews one of …

Greenport’s Charming Beachside Sound View Hotel

Thoughtfully refurbished, this North Fork destination isn't just for summer getaways

While many tend to associate the East End of Long Island with summertime, rosé and maybe clichés, there are plenty of reasons to head that way—even during the colder months. One of those reasons is Sound View. Located on the laid-back North Fork, and spread out over a quarter-mile of beach on Route 48, this thoughtfully refurbished hotel offers undeniable charm. First opened in 1953, …