What are the best cemeteries to visit – with the burial sites of famous people, and grounds that are truly beautiful? Especially as Halloween draws near? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the 13 most astoundingly beautiful, historic and haunting cemeteries in the world that would be perfect to visit during Halloween season. Perhaps this autumn, you’ll be inspired to visit one.
Hello, all of you who adopted a pandemic puppy or a quarantine kitten! If you haven’t already, it’s time to level up your plant game. Winter is coming, and you’re going to want something pretty in the windows when the sun starts setting at like 3:30 in the afternoon in another few weeks. Nothing against 100% green, but personally, we love house plants with lots of pink (and they happen to complement our newly renovated kitchen perfectly!) Because we have both a puppy and kitten, we went in search of pretty pink pet safe house plants (also a few purple ones) that the ASCPA has said are non-toxic for our beloved dog and cat. Here’s our edit of the best of the bunch. Somewhere on this list is the perfect new plant for pet parents to bring home.
What are the best houseplants to buy right now, as fall 2021 is here and winter is not far behind? The answer depends in part on your goals, your gardening skills and your household situation. Pet parents will be focused on non-toxic options. Apartment dwellers may need low-light options. But if your goal is likes on social media, whether it’s Instagram or some other platform, then we have one word for you: aroids. This family of plants is the most photogenic of them all – especially the pink ones – making them the trendiest and most popular house plants to buy in 2021 (and beyond) if social media influence is your aim.
We love the High Line, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that this inventive elevated park was the zenith of creativity that New York City had to offer in the realm of public green space. Well, you’d be wrong. Enter Little Island@Pier 55, which gives all the other city parks a run for their money. It’s a beautifully landscaped postage-stamp sized oasis on the West Side. And a great new destination for date night! We’re sharing some of our best photos of Little Island, the new park funded by media mogul Barry Diller, a charming treasure trove on the banks of the Hudson River in New York City. And like so many of life’s true luxuries, this one is free.
Medical research indicates that spending time in a garden is a powerful way to increase personal wellness. To help you find the best spots for some time surrounded by greenery, we embarked on a journey to find the most beautiful gardens in America. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 10 most beautiful and romantic gardens in America that are the best for a family or even a solo visit this summer 2021.