Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Brick + Mortar

Exemplary gifts found in real-life stores

With just a few days left to prepare, shopping for presents online may no longer be an option. For those who need to make the dash to brick-and-mortar stores, we have selected a bunch of gifts that are available at retail outposts all over—from NYC to Nashville, Miami to Minneapolis, SF to Seattle. Chances are there are a couple of these retailers in or near your town. …

Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Eat, Drink + Be Merry

Presents for kitchen rookies, expert cooks, and those who burn toast

Whether it’s a kitchen innovation, guide to restaurant design, incredible wine, whiskey with a story or finding a really tasty snack, food and booze encompasses discovery and joy. In our Eat, Drink + Be Merry Gift Guide, we’re celebrating the adventure of it all with our favorite treats, drinks, kitchen tools, cookbooks and more. If you’re buying for an expert home chef, a rookie cook, …

Word of Mouth: Edinburgh Bars

Traversing the new and Old Town for whisky, ales and more

Whisky and Edinburgh are intertwined like a Celtic knot, with the amber liquid a bloodline for this small city born on the curve of a dead volcano. It’s not just scotch, of course; gin, ales and other potables are so prevalent it would be myopic to limit Edinburgh’s appeal strictly to the brown stuff. But they are spirit and provenance—Edinburgh defines the creation of blended …