Surely you’ve had this dilemma: you’ve sprung for a premium luxury bottle of champagne or sparkling wine, and there’s a significant amount left in the bottle when the celebration ends. Now what? Pour it out? Ouch. Drink the rest yourself? Maybe not . . . Preserve it and keep the bubbles fizzy until the mood strikes again? It may sound unlikely, but it’s actually possible to save that bottle, dear reader. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy investigated, and she’s sharing bartender secrets and new stoppers and gadgets best to save expensive leftover champagne and keep it fizzy for days after the party ends.
What is forest bathing? It’s said to be “the medicine of simply being in the forest. ” Developed in Japan during the 1980’s, the practice has become an important element of preventive health care and healing far beyond the nation’s borders. We decided to try it recently, and we’re all in. Here’s how to experience the natural luxury of forest bathing and its benefits.
Now that the new year is here and the late December lull is a distant memory, it’s time to get dressed for real again. Are you staring into your closet and wondering what to wear in January 2022? We’ve got ideas, style inspiration and expert advice on what designer fashions are perfect to wear in January 2022 to be winter chic at work, off-duty, while working out, on date night and even on a much-needed beach vacation. Here’s a hint: resistance is futile, so let’s just embrace the winter blues.
Months tend to evoke certain colors and moods, at least in the parts of the world with four distinct seasons. Some are obvious, and some perhaps more subtle, or at least open to debate. We like letting the color palette of the month help us decide what to wear – and sometimes even how to refresh our home décor. It can even guide us to the perfect tabletop look for a dinner party. So, what color palette and aesthetic best capture the wintry spirit of January? Well, dear reader, there are at least three ways to frame that question.
Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of 12 ideas and the best ingredients to buy for a haute hot cocoa dessert charcuterie board this winter, including premium chocolate, gourmet marshmallows and more.