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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?

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.

most stunning gowns and best looks from the red carpet at past iterations of the Costume Institute Gala at the Met Museum in New York

9 Stunning Gowns from the Red Carpet at Past Met Galas

The first Monday in May is the zenith of fashion life in Manhattan. That’s because every year that’s the night of the over-the-top fabulous Met Gala. Coronavirus robbed us of the fun of it for 2020. And in 2021, the event will happen in more subdued fashion this fall. To hold us over until next May, we’re doing a throwback. Our correspondent Meredith Lepore is sharing her edit of the 9 most stunning gowns and best looks from the red carpet at past iterations of the Costume Institute Gala at the Met Museum in New York. Imagine what they’ll do next time!