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Interview: Mike Beary of Zocalito
Like its fungal brethren fetching five figures at auction, the world’s rarest chillies don’t look like much to behold. But should you get the privilege of tasting one, you’re likely to become a rapid devotee. To learn more about the rare negro chilhuacle...
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Ideal Notebook
Pen your hopes and dream-scenarios in Kiosk's neat and cheery Ideal Notebook. The pocket-sized pad comes filled with lined blank pages to get your motivation out onto paper.
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Rock + Mineral Jewelry
Alison Jean Cole cuts rocks and minerals by hand using old tools in her garage, grinding and polishing them into stunning jewelry pieces that showcase just a peek of the Earth's beauty and history. Geologic formations on brass hooks have never looked...
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Negro Chiluacle Chiles
It takes an intrepid hunter to get their hands on the elusive Negro Chiluacle from Oaxaca, but anyone who has indulged in the chili's deeply rich and complex smokey flavor would deem it a worthy effort. Aspen chef Michael Beary has eased the possibility...
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Jackson Pollock Chocolates
Chocolate and art might be two of life's most enduring superfluous pleasures, and Mexican design group Unelefante marries the two impeccably. The Pollock Chocolates come in a set of three bars of 54% Colombian cacao, handpainted with Jackson Pollock...
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Hotel El Ganzo, Los Cabos
by L.S. Winkler Pablo Sanchez-Navarro created Hotel El Ganzo with the vision of building an exclusive adults-only destination in Los Cabos that catered to a youthfully inclined crowd and considered the tastes of locals and visitors alike. Through...
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Making of The Nescafé Alarm Cap
In the face of the booming craft coffee culture, instant coffee stalwarts Nescafé decided a brand refresh was in order. Opting for an innovative packaging activation to reintroduce the oft-ignored product to the greater creative community at large...
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Tablecloth HH
Go halvsies with Diario’s light blue and aqua tablecloth, which merges graphic colorblocking with the soothing shades of the sea. Designer Moisés Hernández’s Mexican heritage inspired him to create Diario, which consists of everyday objects recollected...
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1800 Milenio
First produced in limited quantities back in 2000, 1800 Tequila's Milenio is now returning to shelves in a second edition of their wildly successful super-premium tequila. Fine Blue Weber Agave undergoes an extensive extra-aging process before further...
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Olmeca Altos Tequila
"The patience is in the fields," explains Olmeca Tequila's master distiller Jesus Hernández on our recent trip to their Jalisco distillery, where we learned firsthand how they produce their Altos tequilas. While the entire process is a genuine labor...
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Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur
After a limited release in California and Texas at the end of December, Ancho Reyes immediately became a hot commodity—and near impossible to find. Now, thanks to William Grant & Sons, the high proof chili liqueur is rolling out across the US and...
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Casamigos Tequila
A super smooth sipping tequila made with premium blue agave, Casamigos' meticulously distills their Blanco and Reposado spirits with naturally filtered water in the Highlands of Jalisco Mexico. Spicy, robust and with a beautiful finish, these are a...
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Unmarked
Nobody wants to admit it, but summer is on its way out. And while we'll all miss the casual clothing that goes along with sun-soaked days, the thought of welcoming boots back into rotation is pretty damn nice. It was good timing then that CH recently...
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1942 Añejo Tequila
Margaritas are always a refreshing tipple, but to add a little depth to this classic cocktail, use Don Julio 1942 Añejo Tequila. Produced in small batches in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, the 1942 packs a subtly sweet punch with hints of vanilla...
CULTURE
Interview: Spencer Tunick
Photographer Spencer Tunick fills landscapes and public places with the naked body. Some of his images offer the view of one nude figure, while others reveal epic scenes of mass mobs in historic and iconic locations. From thousands of people lined...
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SMART: San Miguel Art Festival
The art-filled public spaces of Hotel Matilda provided the central hub for the recent SMART San Miguel Art festival. The boutique hotel and passion project of art collector Harold "Spook" Stream can be directly linked to his family’s love of art...
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Cool Hunting c/o Quarterly Co: Shipment Five
Our Quarterly Co subscribers know we love to work with artists and are very inspired by our travels. CHQ05, just hitting mailboxes, celebrates Huichol, a traditional Mexican art and craft using small colorful beads to decorate clothing, instruments...
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Jules Basement
by Carissa Wodehouse Though Mexico City is known for its size, a growing local creative class and influx of world travelers are carving out first-rate gathering spots in its nooks and crannies. Jules Basement, a speakeasy tucked under an unassuming...
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Mariposa Agave Nectar
From Heaven Hill Distilleries, makers of Elijah Craig whiskey and Rittenhouse Straight Rye, comes Mariposa, the first agave nectar liqueur on the market. Mariposa, which is concocted from 100% agave tequila and premium vodka, is named for the Spanish...
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Gabriel Dawe
Growing up as a boy in Mexico, Gabriel Dawe was forbidden to explore the artistic elements of textiles and embroidery, an area thought to be reserved for women. Nevertheless, the color and intensity of Mexican culture began to appear in his artwork...
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Best of CH 2011: Five Travel Pairings
After yet another year of seemingly endless adventure, we look back on our favorite trips of 2011 and the items we bring when we take to the road. With the right gear and the right destination, a last-minute red-eye becomes a welcome surprise...
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Grand Mayan Tequila
Far from the bars where rowdy patrons slam down shots of pale liquid with a lick of lime and sprinkle of salt lives ultra-aged tequila, meant to be savored like a glass of cognac. In the case of Grand Mayan Tequila the depth of the extra añejo...
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Tequila Milagro
What once was passed over as fuel for Spring Break bacchanals, tequila's reputation has finally caught up with its history—as long and storied as most other spirits on your liquor shelf. When crafted by an expert distillery with 100% blue agave...
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Verana
If you're after a secluded, otherworldly experience on your next vacation, look no further than Verana, an intimate boutique hotel on Mexico's Pacific coast. Tucked in a remote hillside jungle just thirty miles south of Puerto Vallarta and accessible...
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