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How to Shop the Real Real for Vintage “New Age” Luxury
In a harmonic convergence of two big trends in luxury, the best online resale sites are also excellent sources for hot items in "New Age" luxury. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a a guide on how to shop the luxury online resale site The Real Real for vintage items that are on-point with the hot new trend toward "New Age" luxury goods.
The Best Pajamas for Kids That Look Cute All Day Long
It is hard enough being a parent under a mandatory social distancing edit, with distance learning the norm for your little ones. Add the chore of getting everyone dressed for the day - which is hard even under normal circumstance - and you've got a recipe for maximum morning stress. The solution? Pajamas all day! Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has the scoop on the best luxury pajama sets for kids  that will look cute and presentable all day long, and into the night.
What are the Best Mommy and Me Luxury Shoe Brands?
Lots of parents really love dressing up as "Mommy and Me" with their little ones - and why stop at apparel, when you can also wear matching shoes? Can matching adult and kids shoes be done with style, though?  Our correspondent (and mother of three) Julie Chang Murphy has the answer to this pressing question: what are the best  Mommy and Me luxury designer kids shoe fashion brands right now?
The Best Outdoor Play Equipment for a Chic Backyard Look
OK, parents and caregivers of the world, it's time to get real. We love our little darlings, and we really want them to have safe and fun places to play in the backyard now that spring is here. But we also like to entertain (and someday we'll be allowed to do that again!) So we kind of want outdoor play equipment that doesn't wreck our design aesthetic. Do we really have to choose? Happily, in this arena we can have it both ways! Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the best outdoor backyard play equipment brands that will provide hours of joy for your little people, and maintain a chic backyard look for you.
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.
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.
How to Master Video Conferencing from Home
In this era of #WFH, one of the biggest challenges facing many people is how to conduct a professional-caliber video conference from a home office. Especially when the entire family is working and attending school from home, and the "home office" might be a bedroom, a basement nook, or the kitchen table. What is there to know about successful videoconferencing from your home office, especially for really important business meetings? Fear not, dear reader! Our correspondent Julie Murphy Chang has curated some insider tips on how to master the art of video conferencing from home, including the equipment you need.
Its Time to Get Outdoors and Stay Active in Style
Even with social distancing and mandatory stay-at-home directives, there are still moments when we can get outdoors in a safe and responsible way. And when it is time to get outdoors and stay active (and calm), why not do it in style? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the best chic workout and outdoor sports apparel right now, including workout clothes and gear for golf, tennis and hiking. 
The New Brands at the Forefront of the Trashion Movement
What is "trashion?" And what are the brands to know in this new fashion movement, which focuses on upcycling and recycling to create apparel and accessories out of everything from plastic to fishing nets? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the 10 brands to know who are crafting sustainable, eco-friendly fashion on the forefront of the growing trashion movement.
Innovative Ways to Connect in a Time of Social Distance
Is it possible to stay connected to friends and far-away family in a time of mandatory social distancing? Actually, yes. Video calling apps like Zoom have exploded as a platform for digital connection in lieu of hanging with friends at a favorite bar or restaurant during this time of mandatory social distance. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of some of the best and most innovative ways to connect digitally in a time of social distance, including ideas for great virtual hangouts, and how to host a successful digital party or virtual happy hour.
Where to Find the Best Bespoke Luxury Suits for Women
Boss ladies and power women of the world, take note: hand-made and well-crafted bespoke British tailored suits are not just for men! Our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the top British tailors on Savile Row in London, where you'll find the best luxury bespoke custom tailored suits for women. Here's how to find a chic tailored suit that's custom-made just for you.
The Best of the New Chic Designer Spring 2020 Handbags
It may be hard to believe at the moment, but spring 2020 is nearly here. And you know what that means: time for a new bag! If you're in the mood for a spring refresh (and who isn't?), our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy is on the case. Here are the top trends and best new chic designer handbags - insider tips on what to buy and how to wear the styles this Spring Summer 2020.
The Best Playlist for the Month of February This Year
Wondering what to listen to this month? What's the best playlist for the month of February this year?  Dear reader, we think that with Valentine's Day right around the corner, love is in the air. So our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has created the perfect music playlist - with lots of love songs - for the month of February 2020. Listen to it here.
The Best Places in the World to Buy Luxury House Plants
Having a collection of thriving and beautiful house plants has become a status marker almost as powerful as wearing the new Apple AirPod Pros. What's behind all the plant love? And what's the best way to build a collection of luxurious greenery in your home? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has the facts behind the trend - and she's also curated a list of the best sources for purchasing house plants right now. Online and in-store at retail, these are the best brands and places to buy luxurious indoor house plants.
what you need to know about NCAA college football 2019
Back to school, back to college football. If you're in search of the top headlines you should know heading into the new college football season, we're here to help. We're sharing four key talking points for the NCAA college football 2019 season. In our annual report, our ace correspondent Vincent Thomas is sharing our preview of what you need to know about NCAA college football 2019.
what you need to know about the 2018 MLB playoffs
At my house, October’s arrival means that all non-essential operations cease until the day after the last game of the World Series. That’s not how you roll? No worries. What follows is a refresher on the basics and three things you need to know in order to start or join any Major League Baseball playoff conversations this month. (Note: as of this writing, the start of the first playoff game is less than 12 hours away.)
what you need to know about NCAA college football
Other than prepping our sons and daughters for their first day, nothing says back to school/back to campus for us grown-ups like the start of the NCAA college football season. Here are five talking points you can use to participate in any Labor Day weekend social function (or at work this coming week) if college football becomes the topic of conversation:

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