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10 Essential Wardrobe 2021 Pieces to Buy if you Love Grannycore
What is "grannycore," and how do you style it if you decide to embrace this slightly puzzling but totally appealing luxury fashion trend? Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum explains what "grannycore" is, and shares an edit of 10 essential wardrobe pieces to buy, wear and love in 2021 if you're in on this new luxury fashion trend.
Top 10 Headlines to Know About Sports This Week
This Week in Sports Talk (TWIST) is our weekly roundup of top headlines and current news events from the past seven days in the world of pro sports, plus a preview of what's up next. Heading into the week of May 30, 2021, these are the top 10 headlines you need to know about to understand and join the conversation this week about professional sports, including football, baseball, golf, tennis and basketball news.
Home Video Screens are Smart and Chic with These Expert 2021 Tips
Sure, summer is here and lots of people are heading for the Great Outdoors. But some days it rains, right? And some days its just Too Darn Hot to venture out. For those moments when your inner couch potato or your skittishness about the end of social distancing demands that you stay inside, we've got some ideas about how to make the most of all those screens you have around your home. Our ace correspondent and tech expert Tomas White has done the research, which means that those of us who are Luddites or just not tech-savvy can still level up our games. Here's his curated list of expert tips on the best ways to enhance time on your indoor video screens in luxury at home in 2021, including smart TVs, "hidden" TVs that look like art on the wall, new tablets, streaming devices and more. It's actually pretty easy to amp-up your screen time and be better entertained, more productive, and more connected than ever. Cool.
Top 10 Headlines to Know About Sports This Week
This Week in Sports Talk (TWIST) is our weekly roundup of top headlines and current news events from the past seven days in the world of pro sports, plus a preview of what's up next. Heading into the week of May 23, 2021, these are the top 10 headlines you need to know about to understand and join the conversation this week about professional sports, including football, baseball, golf, tennis and basketball news.
10 Best Destinations This Year for a Luxurious Girls Trip
One of the greatest joys in life is hanging out with your girlfriends. And while you can always meet in town, there's real magic in hitting the road. Especially over the summer! Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 10 of the best destinations for a luxurious and relaxing post COVID-19 girls trip vacation escape this year.
Robin’s Nest Sighting Proves This Year to be the Ultimate Spring Luxury
It has been said that "one swallow does not make spring, nor does one fine day." But when you live in an apartment in New York City, the arrival of even a single emissary from the natural world can be cause for jubilation. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen is sharing her first-hand experience this spring, along with her three daughters, of observing a family of baby robins hatching on her city terrace. With adorable photos to illustrate what she saw! Just in time for the beginning of Spring, it's a reminder that sometimes the most precious luxury experiences are free. Here's our account of the surprise luxury experience of sighting a robin's nest in New York City this spring.
Trees are the Hot New Design Element to Love in Luxury Architecture
Let's face it: trees are having a moment. You've heard wellness experts extol the benefits of forest bathing. You've read about the intelligence and communication abilities of trees that were heretofore unknown. But why are trees are the hot new design element to love in luxury architecture? According to multiple publications, including the Wall Street Journal, trophy trees are the hot new 2021 design element in luxury architecture, inspiring plans (and generating enormous expenditures) for the best new residential real estate developments and homes of the wealthy. So if you're looking for a sound investment that doesn't involve cryptocurrency or a SPAC, here's a new idea to consider. 'Cause who needs an NFT when you can invest in a magnificent tree?
10 Denim Brands So Cool He’ll Ditch the Dad Jeans in 2021
If you (or someone you love) are finally ready to say goodbye to your "Dad jeans," but are a bit bewildered about how to level up your denim game, you've come to the right place. 'Cause we know this is hard. We've got some friends and family members who are currently confronting this dilemma, and we're here to help! So, what are the best brands and styles of designer men's jeans, including sustainable versions, right now? Our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of what to buy for him now: the 10 best denim jeans brands, styles and washes of 2021 for men, all so cool that he (or you, dear reader) will happily ditch the Dad look for good.
Top 10 Headlines to Know About Sports This Week
This Week in Sports Talk (TWIST) is our weekly roundup of top headlines and current news events from the past seven days in the world of pro sports, plus a preview of what's up next. Heading into the week of May 16, 2021, these are the top 10 headlines you need to know about to understand and join the conversation this week about professional sports, including football, baseball, golf, tennis and basketball news.
33 Beach Reads of Every Kind Best for Vacation Time Summer 2021
Bring on the beach reads of summer 2021! Our intrepid correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum is sharing her annual curated list. Here's what we suggest if you're in search of the best beach reads of every kind - including mysteries, memoirs, light-hearted essays, historical fiction and romance books - for your holiday vacation this summer 2021. If thrillers are more your speed, catch our list of the best new summer 2021 legal, medical, psychological, sci-fi and spy thrillers here.
Why Baseball Hats are the Best New Luxury Fashion Trend in 2021
In this New Normal we're all still figuring out, there have been some fascinating fashion trends to follow. Balletcore, for example, where we are all encouraged to unleash our inner swans. Zizmorcore, which was born in the New York City subway system. And now? The baseball hat for women has become an overnight sensation that might be one of the best new luxury fashion trends to emerge in 2021. Affordable, portable and easy to style: what's not to love about a chic baseball cap? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the best luxury designer baseball hats from which to choose in 2021 if you decide to go all in on this latest trend.
The 9 Absolutely Best Gourmet Cat and Dog Food Brands
Whether you're one of the many people who adopted a "pandemic puppy" or a "quarantine kitten" or you're an experienced pet parent in search of even more nutritious food for your cat or dog, we've got some ideas for you to consider. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the 9 absolutely best luxury gourmet pet cat and dog food brands, including wet, dry kibble and home delivery options.
8 Outdoor Art Installations Best to See in 2021
If you're lusting after culture as the Great Lockdown(s) ease but you're still a little nervous about being in close quarters with your fellow humans, we've got ideas for you. Outdoor art installations! Your soul is nourished by the the stunning view and your health is protected by the Great Outdoors. If you're in on this, our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of 8 new outdoor art installations to visit in 2021 in New York, London, Miami, Philadelphia, and other locations around the world.
6 Expert Tips and Essential Tools to Make Starting a Garden Easy
Like baking and other old school hobbies, gardening is back in a big way - and it's a lot more fun with the right equipment. Our correspondent Meredith Lepore is getting us all smarter. Read her interview with Blythe Yost, CEO and co-founder of online landscape design company Tilly, who shares expert tips and a list of six essential tools to buy to make starting a garden easy for beginners.
12 Luxury Headbands Perfect for a Chic Summer 2021
Word on the street is that headbands are the "it" accessory of the moment. Consider them the perfect wardrobe hold-over from the Great Lockdown(s). No longer just for Zoom meetings and virtual happy hours, the headband is now free to roam - as are we. Whether it's a beach day, a long plane ride, or just a lazy Saturday at the lake, who wants to fuss around with a hairstyle when a headband is the perfect one-and-done solution? Are you with us? If so, here are 12 luxury designer headbands best for a chic summer 2021, including satin, leather, faux leather, bridal and sporty versions.
18 New Thrillers Best to Keep You Riveted and Reading Summer 2021
A comfortable chaise lounge, an icy cold beverage, and a well-written, fast-paced thriller in hand. What defines summer luxury more than that, dear reader? Should you already be thinking about summer vacation and the reading you'll be packing along with the sunscreen and sunglasses, this one's for you. The summer of 2021 will see dozens of new literary, legal, psychological, medical, sci-fi and spy thrillers. Here are our pick of the 18 new thrillers best to keep you riveted and reading all summer long in 2021. Just don't blame us when you're too tired to join the crew for breakfast after staying up all night reading.
10 Brilliant Art Exhibits at Museums and Galleries Best in 2021
Summer is not canceled this year! Hurray! Around the globe, art museums and gallery shows are opening as cultural institutions begin to blossom again. And there's no better time than now to plan your cultural travels for the rest of 2021. To lend a hand, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the top 10 big - major! - art exhibits, museum and gallery shows best to see in 2021 in New York, London, Europe, Miami and the rest of the world.
5 Luxury Streetwear Brands are the New Look for Men’s Golf Clothing
The very phrase "golf clothes" used to generate eye rolls in the fashion-forward folk of the world. Dad polo shirts and shorts, and a country club vibe that felt simultaneously exclusionary and otu of date. But there's a new breed of golfer out there who's looking for designer men's golf clothes that are as hip and cool as what they wear on the street (or in the office). Our correspondent Tomas White has curated a list of 5 of the best luxury designer fashion streetwear brands that are defining the new look for men's golf clothing
Best Photos of the Met’s Poignant “About Time” 2020 Fashion Exhibit
The first Monday in May 2021 has come and gone with no glamourous over-the-top Met Costume Institute Gala. Ugh! The good news is that this fall there will be a modified event. And the Mother of Them All is scheduled to return in May 2022. In the meantime, we've shared our favorite gowns from galas past. And now we're sharing our best photos of the poignant and haunting "About Time: Fashion and Duration" 2020 exhibit at The Met in New York. Whether you saw it and want to relive it - or missed it due to the Great Lockdown - it was one of the most moving and beautiful of all. Here are some of highlights.

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