Who are you going to be for Halloween this year? Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala 2021? Your favorite member of the Bridgerton cast? Simone Biles at the Tokyo Olympics? Ted Lasso? Tough call. The best idea we’ve heard so far is dressing up as that guy who couldn’t remove the cat filter on Zoom in a court appearance and insistently repeated “Your honor, I am not a cat!“ Anywho, the only thing we’re sure of is that we need to find a world-class costume shop, since we’re not capable of DIY’ing this one. But where to find the best luxury Halloween costumes this year? We went in search of the best luxury Halloween costume shops at retail and online. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has the rundown on the best places to buy a luxury Halloween party costume this year.
Supporting sustainable luxury can be done in many ways: buying from designers committed to eco-friendly fashion – even “trashion.” You can shop designer resale sites like the RealReal. And you can also shop vintage. Our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated an inside guide to the best vintage shopping in America right now, both online and retail, including fashion, home décor and more.
In the autumn of 2017, we sat down in Los Angeles for an interview with the brilliant artist Anna Deavere Smith to talk about Notes from the Field, race in America, and reasons for hope in turbulent times. Her wisdom, grace and prescience are astounding – her words are as relevant today as they were the day we spoke almost three years ago. Here are her essential and timeless insights on the beating heart of America, and the essence of the American spirit.
In this time of social distancing, when it’s really tough to travel and hard to visit loved ones in person who may be thousands of miles away, there are still ways to give a thoughtful gift that will remind the recipient of home. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list showing how to give the gift of a taste of home to a loved one who is homesick during the COVID-19 pandemic with one of these hometown gifts by mail.
Christmas and the winter holidays are fast approaching. As the big day gets closer, one of the most marvelous elements of the holiday season starts to emerge: the luscious cakes and pastries from the best bakers in the country. Which raises a pressing matter: where to find the best gourmet Christmas desserts in the US this year. Here are our top picks for the most beautiful cakes, bûches de nöel, cookies and more in the US for Christmas 2019.