Issue 86

Horticulture and Holidays in the Heartland

Lauritzen Gardens is a year-round living museum of lush plant displays and botanical education in the Midwest that is transformed into a vibrant wonderland for its holiday poinsettia show.

Butter Whirls and Chocolate Twirls

Rosie Daykin sweetens the season with Butter Celebrates (Random House, 2016), which features holiday-specific culinary creations like pear cranberry crumble and chocolate hazelnut rugelach.

Painting Mountains: The Artwork of Rachel Pohl

Hit the slopes with artist and avid skier Rachel Pohl, who uses mountain ranges as her muse to create vibrant oil paintings and as inspiration to help others around the world.

Tinsel and Tradition

The Preservation Society of Newport County has a mission to maintain the splendor of Newport, Rhode Island’s historic mansions, which is on display during its awe-inspiring annual holiday event.

Slopes, Sundance, and Scenic Views

Take a trip to Park City, Utah, which is known for its unmatched skiing—but also offers so much more, including a vibrant art scene, unique dining spots, and the iconic Sundance Film Festival.

A Kinship of Neutrals: Emily Henderson Design

HGTV star Emily Henderson discusses New York City’s influence on her style, shares what it’s like to design for a TV show, and explains why certain design aesthetics are important to her.

The Heart of Music in the Heart of Fremont

A beloved decades-old business, Dusty Strings sells and repairs musical instruments—and, even more important, helps people to find their artistic expression through their music school.