Issue 80

A Most Leavenworthy Holiday

Take a trip to the winter wonderland that is Leavenworth, Washington, a Bavarian-themed town that features a nutcracker museum, a store called Kris Kringl, and ample eateries—plus a half-million twinkling lights.

Oh My, Pie!

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough share a piece of their pie recipe book, A la Mode (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2016), including recipes for bacon-maple walnut pie and squash and honey pie.

Austin Versatility: Martha O’Hara Interiors

Interior designer Martha O’Hara discusses how she joined an in-process home renovation for friends in Austin, Texas, and transformed it into a comfortable, open-flow space that’s also made for entertaining.

Denver’s Sugarmill

Chef Troy Guard explains the concept behind his Denver-based eatery Sugarmill Desserts, which features not only decadent sweets, but also artisan meals—and an open-concept layout rarely seen in restaurants.

The Creativity of Shannon Grissom

Shannon Grissom shares how, at long last, she followed her heart to become a prolific, multitalented artist who specializes in striking portraits and created a successful line of sock monkey merchandise.

Carolers of Chalfont: The Art of Byers’ Choice Ltd.

Byers’ Choice founder Joyce Byers explains how she turned her family hobby into a Christmas-themed business that’s world-famous for its handcrafted caroling figurines.

Wardrobe Wonderland

Washington Ballet wardrobe supervisor Monica Leland gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the preparation and teamwork needed to ensure that the costumes are a seamless part of every production.