Issue 84

There is nothing that says summer is here quite like an exciting road trip. Road trips give us an excuse to throw our cares out the window and explore new and wonderful sites. From national monuments to quiet beaches, there’s no telling what you’ll discover on your journey. This issue of American Lifestyle is all about that exploration, with a feature on an artist who brings beauty and life to the most unlikely places, a trip to the Berkshires in Massachusetts for a time-honored dance festival, and an adventure at one of the most family-friendly amusement parks in the country.

 

Summer Sophistication

In summer, it's easy enough to fire up the grill for meals that are as uncomplicated as they are tasty, but sometimes we want something a little more refined, like these recipes from Silver Oak Cookbook: Life in a Cabernet Kitchen (Dominic Orsini, Rizzoli, 2016).

Bird’s-Eye View: Photography of Real Estate Masterwork Series

Photography has a way of preserving the past, almost unlike any other medium. In their book, Real Estate Masterwork Series, Fred Emmert and Richard Frost, explore the beauty and magnificence of aerial photography—tracking landscapes as they develop over time.

Above the Arkansas River: Royal Gorge Bridge

At 956 feet high and more than a quarter-mile long, Royal Gorge Bridge in Cañon City, Colorado, is more than a magnificent marvel of engineering, it's an adventure-lovers paradise.

All About Audrey

Designer Audrey Raudabaugh doesn't mind taking on new challenges. What began as a design internship with the lifestyle brand Anthropologie has now turned into a fruitful career within the same company, only in a new town with a new title: display coordinator.

Urban Realism: James Randle

Artist James Randle doesn't choose to paint the most conventional scenes, but his ability to bring the beauty and life out of the most ordinary sights is the key to his talent.

Jacob’s Pillow: The Performers’ Perspective

Becket, Massachusetts, is home to one of the largest festivals celebrating modern dance in the country, held at the world-renowned dance center, Jacob's Pillow. Dancers Jaime Shannon and Kevin Clark share their rare experience of performing at the festival three years in a row, and the historical significance of the festival grounds.