In an effort to uncover the best in travel, we spend a lot of time traversing the world — and the world wide web. Here are the goods we can't stop thinking and talking about this month.
One of the hardest parts about coming home from an amazing trip is the return to my average-tasting and -looking home cooking. This fall, I'm taking things up a notch with the help of the debut cookbook from Athena Calderone, the creator of the website EyeSwoon. Calderone has a knack for creating simple, beautiful meals that taste and look like something you would find in a fancy farm-to-table restaurant. ($23) – Berit, editor
Since I can no longer go sockless in my slip-ons and Birkenstocks, I'm refreshing my stash with Filson's new heavyweight wool boot socks, which should keep my feet nice and toasty on all the fall hikes to come. ($32) – Daniel, editorial assistant
Feeling slightly nostalgic and just a little bit bummed that I won't be in Mexico for the party of the year — our Independence celebration — I'm craving home decor that connects me to my roots. If money was no object, this handmade ceramic skull would be the perfect addition to my bedroom. (From $725) – Helena, editorial intern
Last week, while visiting a few of the shops in Lisbon's art and design hub, LX Factory, I came across a sage green platter by Portuguese ceramicist Margarida Fabrica. Ordinarily not one to shy away from the challenge of transporting fragile pottery (I recently lugged home half a dozen plates from South Africa), I stopped myself from purchasing this delicate dish. And now I'm regretting it. Sigh. Luckily her pieces are available online. (From €8) – Berit
I always try and pick up cheese while traveling domestically, but when I can't, I'm glad to know there's a food subscription that can do the work for me. The new service, which comes from two certified cheesemongers from Connecticut, delivers three half-pound cuts of premium cheese sourced from artisan producers around the United States, along with tasting and pairing notes, to your doorstep. (From $75) – Daniel