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Which Luxury Vintage Handbags are the Best Investments?
Looking for something to invest in besides the stock market? Fashion to the rescue. It turns out that a luxury designer handbag can be a sensible investment. But as with any other asset class, you have to do your homework first. How to properly invest in designer handbags that will ultimately perform on the resale sites? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the 10 best buys for your money in luxury vintage designer investment handbags.
What is the Best Way to Watch Television Right Now?
Lots of people are spending a lot more time at home than usual, and watching a lot more television than they ever have. Which caused us to wonder: what is the best way to watch television right now?  Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has answers. Here's what you need to know now about Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Roku. And also what to know about cable TV replacement services like Sling TV, YouTube TV, Fubo TV and Hulu with Live TV. Put the remote down for a minute, and read on.
The Tiger King Party is Alive with the Best Animal Prints
Hey all you cool cats and kittens! Tiger King may have ended its run, but the party is still alive with the best animal prints. Have a look at how you can rock the wild animal look in chic style right now. Pay homage to the worldwide Tiger King fan base in these stunning luxury fashion pieces in animal prints - including leopard, zebra, snake and sometimes all of the above, all at the same time.
The Best Luxury Lingerie for the #Stayhome Era
Guess which category of apparel is selling faster right now than any other? If you guessed lingerie, you're right! While lounge wear and boss women blouses have their role in this #Stayhome era, it's not all about work, thankfully. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has a curated (and tasteful) roundup of the best intimate pleasure products and luxury lingerie for women right now.
How to Care for Hair at Home When the Salon is Closed
In the hierarchy of pressing issues and concerns during this mandatory stay-at-home COVID-19 crisis, we get it. Hair care is not anywhere near the top of the list. However, at some point some of us find ourselves with a non-trivial delimma: is it possible to maintain a chic hair style without your favorite stylist? If you're similarly afflicted with this Champagne Problem, our correspondent Jillian Tangen has help from an expert: tips from a salon owner about how to care for hair at home when the salon is closed. 
Stand Out in One of These New Chic Statement Necklaces
Even before this new normal that we're all living in took hold, the fashion visionaries had decreed that the statement necklace was back. We're not sure that it ever went away, but still. Fast forward, and now our top halves are the focal point for #WFH video conferences and virtual happy hours when we're off duty. It's a harmonic convergence! Just when we need them, right on time, here are the best new chic statement necklaces that also happen to look great on camera - so you can stand out, even in a crowded Zoom gallery.
The Best Cookbooks for Comfort Cooking Right Now
Just about everyone is looking for ways to stay calm and focused right now.. Could there be any better time for some home comfort food cooking? Whether it is your old time favorite or something completely new, grab some pots and pans, and let's do this! Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy is sharing a list of 12 favorite cookbooks with some of the best comfort food cooking and best-loved recipes available right now.
Shop This Chic Merchandise and Help Support Restaurants
Many of us are wondering right now what we can do to help our most beloved local restaurants and bars stay afloat and keep their staff intact during this COVID-19 crisis. We can contribute to not-for-proft organizations, buy gift certificates for that happy day when we are free to roam again, and order take-out or delivery. And we can also shop this chic merchandise, the proceeds from which will help support local restaurants and bars and their workers nationwide. Here are our picks of some of the best restaurant and bar logo merchandise available right now, including tote bags, hats and tees.
The Board Games so Stunning They Double as Home Decor
As the days of #StayHome continue on their meandering path, lots of people are turning to the Old School amusements that our grandparents once loved. Puzzles, coloring, knitting, baking, cross-stitching and more. You can add board games to that list, too. While there are lots of inexpensive and fun family board games from which to choose, we decided instead to dream a little dream. Here's our curated list of the best luxury board games and board game sets, including chess, checkers, backgammon, poker and dominos - and they're so beautiful that they can double as stunning home or office decor. Game on!
The Best Books about Sports and Athletes Right Now
Are you among the many millions of fans who are missing the usual daily dose of sports coverage? With the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, golf, tennis and more all on pause at the moment, and the Olympics moved back a year, there's not a whole lot to do for sports fans to engage in right now. One suggestion: how about a book?  If you're wondering what to read while waiting for sports to start up again, our ace correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the best books about sports and outstanding athlete biographies and memiors, to read right now.
Innovative Gift Ideas in a Time of Social Distancing
Even in this era of coronavirus, there are still big events where we want to give a gift to a loved one: birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, graduations, and "just because." Wondering how to give a gift in a safe and responsible manner in a time of coronavirus? Our corresondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of innovative gift ideas in a time of social distancing. It's our gift guide of birthday, anniversary and more gifts to give while social distancing. So you can stay calm, and gift on.
These Cool New Sneakers are Sure to Lift Your Spirits
For some of us, the right shoe can help make us feel happy, confident and even purposeful - especially on a tough day with a lot of challenges ahead. Or at the end of such of day, as a reward for a good day's work. That's where sneakers come in. Sometimes, a cheerful pair can brighten up a glum day. So we went in search of happy kicks for this stay-at-home moment. Have a look at these cool chic and cheerful new statement designer sneakers for spring summer 2020, which are sure to lift your spirits.
The Most Popular Calming Hemp-Derived CBD Products
People are understandably looking for ways to soothe and comfort themselves these days. Making it no surprise that beauty products that promise to aid relaxation and reduce anxiety are flying off the shelves. And that includes the ones derived from hemp, commonly labeled as "hemp-derived CBD." Our ace correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the most popular calming hemp-derived CBD products on the market right now, including lotions, tinctures, beverages and gummies.
The Perfect Accessories Right Now for Home Office Decor
Lots of people are working from home for the first time right now. And facing a common delimma: how to decorate a home work space so that it looks professional, but doesn't lose a sense of personality and the feeling that it's . . . well, home. We've investigated, and here are the perfect accessories right now for stylish home office decor, including deskk accessories, lamps, mirrors, books, candles and more.
The Most Beautiful Desserts in New York City Right Now
Sometimes the best part of an elegant restaurant meal is the grand finale: the dessert. And not just because of the taste (although of course, there's that). A brilliant pastry chef is an artist, and the best desserts are a treat for all of our senses. With that in mind, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the best restaurants with the most beautiful and delicious restaurant desserts created by famous pastry chefs in New York City right now. Forks in the air!
The Best Luxury Brands to Travel in Scandinavian Style
Love Scandi style? Yes, we do too. And turns out that there are some really cool Scandinavian brands that make travel gear perfect for your next trip to the Nordics. We know it may be a while, but some day we'll be free to roam again. And now, we'll be ready! Our correspondent and expert on all things Scandinavian, Jillian Tangen, has curated a list of the best luxury Scandinavian travel and apparel brands, including suitcases, sunglasses, outerwear and more, so that you can travel the world in Scandinavian style the next time you head out. 
What are the Best Beach Books of Summer 2020?
What are the best beach books of summer 2020? So many choices, and only a precious few weeks of summer. What to do? To lend a hand, we've rounded up the most-anticipated new releases since the last time we compiled a list of the best beach books. You might also enjoy the best books of 2019, most of which are now out in paperback. These are our picks for the best beach reads of summer 2020.
Make Outdoor Entertaining Fun with Happy Serving Pieces
Planning an outdoor party (or 3 or 7) in the warm weather months this year? Here's how to make spring and summer entertaining even more fun with the addition of happy and elegant serving pieces for your tabletop in the shape of fruit and vegetables. With shapes fresh from the farmer's market, a fresh and elegant presentation is a cinch.
What are The Best Jeans to Get the Job Done Like a Boss?
At the moment, we're all spending a lot more time indoors than usual. As a result, it may be time for some new jeans. We've been assessing how to dress for #WFH like a boss, and also how to accessorize for all those virtual happy hours. We've shared ideas on chic lounge wear and slippers. But how about that most essential of all wardrobe staples, denim? What are the best jeans right now for working from home and virtual happy hour? Here's how to up your designer jeans game with some chic new styles and timeless classics. These are the best jeans to get the job done like a boss.
The Key Kitchen Tools Now for the Best Comfort Cooking
One of the many ways in which people are rallying and stepping up during the coronavirus pandemic is by upping their cooking game. But from novices to experienced home cooks, sometimes there are gaps to be filled in the kitchen arsenal. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has rounded up a list of the key kitchen tools we all need right now for the best comfort cooking from home, from pots and pans to bread, baking and ice cream equipment. Bon appetit!

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