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15 Gifts with Extra Impact Because These Luxury Brands Give Back
Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 15 of our favorite luxury brands that give back to community and environmental groups with every purchase, so that when you give a gift, it has amplified extra impact in spreading joy. From apparel and jewelry to accessories and home décor, shopping brands that give back is a great way to practice gifting with intention.
Smart Chic Tees Right Now to Support Black Lives Matter
Radical chic was once A Thing, and say what you will - when cultural change takes off in America, it's often fueled in part by art, music and fashion. And so it is in our current moment - the protest marches for racial and social justice in every state in the nation have given birth to artistry of all kinds. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has a curated list of the smart, chic and soon-to-be iconic graphic tees available right now to support the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Buying one of these BLM tees not only signals your commitment - it also helps provide vital financial resources to charity and organizations on the front line of the fight for racial justice.
How the Fine Dining World is Responding to the Pandemic
Our Food Editor Nicole Douillet always shares a monthly dispatch from the world of food and wine. In lieu of her usual update of news about new restaurants and star chefs, this month she's sharing stories of the heroes within the world of fine dining who are responding with care and concern during this terrible COVID-19 pandemic. And she has suggestions on how we can all help save our favorite restaurants and bars.
Celebrating Good Deeds: the March Sparkler of the Month
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights those spreading light in the world. We’re celebrating good deeds and those who choose to shine in March 2020.  This month we are recognizing the countless health heroes, both individuals and organizations, and the philanthropists helping to combat the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. And sharing information on how to help the coronavirus relief effort.
Celebrating Good Deeds: the January Sparkler of the Month
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights those spreading light in the world. We’re celebrating good deeds and those who choose to shine in January 2020. This month we're recognizing Haymakers for Hope, a charity organization that gives people the opportunity to fight back against cancer - literally. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen shares the inspiring story of Haymakers for Hope and the organization's innovative approach to raising money for cancer research.
Celebrating Good Deeds: the December Sparkler of the Month
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights those spreading light in the world. We’re celebrating good deeds and those who choose to shine in December 2019.  And since this month is all about generosity and giving, it’s the perfect time to shine a light on a company helping those without shelter to stay warm. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen shares the inspiring story of Bombas socks and company founders David Heath and Randy Goldberg, who have demonstrated the importance of something as simple as a pair of socks.
Celebrating Good Deeds: The November Sparkler of the Month
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights those spreading light in the world. We’re celebrating good deeds and those who choose to shine in November 2019 And since this month is all about being thankful and sharing a meal with family, friends, and perhaps even strangers, it's the perfect time to shine a light on a group helping to bring a lot of people to the table who would otherwise go hungry. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen shares the inspiring story of Chef Jose Andres and World Central Kitchen.
Celebrating Good Deeds: The October Sparkler of the Month
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights those spreading light in the world. We’re celebrating good deeds and those who choose to shine in October 2019 And since this month is all about dressing up as some of our favorite heroines and heroes, it's the perfect time to shine a light on the folks doing real hero work with Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF this Halloween. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen shares their inspiring story.
Celebrating Good Deeds: The September Sparkler of the Month
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights those spreading light in the world. We’re celebrating good deeds and those who choose to shine in September 2019. Kudos to the Sparkler of the Month: UK charity Smart Works, which provides free clothes (including a capsule collection from Meghan Markle) and interview training to unemployed women in need.
The Gourmet Restaurants in the World Inside a Prison
Can fine dining be a force for good in the world? Happily, some people are committed to trying to make it so through social gastronomy. Recently, we read about a compelling idea that seems to be spreading. Gourmet restaurants inside prisons around the world, where the inmates staff both the kitchen and the front of the house. And casual eateries where the staff is comprised of ex-convicts. Intrigued? Here are 10 gourmet restaurants around the world that are inside prisons, or that are staffed largely by formerly incarcerated individuals.
Celebrating Good Deeds: the July Sparkler of the Month
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights those who have recently spread light in the world. Every day, people choose to shine in ways large and small. These moments of grace and generosity don’t always get reported on, and unfortunately they can be quickly forgotten. So we’re celebrating good deeds and kind acts in July 2019. Because sometimes good news and kindness are the sweetest luxuries of all. The Sparkler of the Month for philanthropy in July 2019 is LeBron James, NBA star and founder of the I Promise School.
Celebrating Good Deeds: the May Sparkler of the Month
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights those who have recently spread light in the world. Every day, people choose to shine in ways large and small. These moments of grace and generosity don’t always get reported on, and unfortunately they can be quickly forgotten. So we’re celebrating good deeds and kind acts. Because sometimes good news and kindness are the sweetest luxuries of all. The Sparkler of the Month for May 2019 philanthropy is Robert F Smith.
Celebrating Good Deeds: The April Sparkler of the Month
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights those who have recently spread light in the world. Every day, people choose to shine in ways large and small. These moments of grace and generosity don’t always get reported on, and unfortunately they can be quickly forgotten. So we’re celebrating good deeds and kind acts. Because sometimes good news and kindness are the sweetest luxuries of all. The Sparkler of the Month for April is Edible Schoolyard NYC.
Celebrating Good Deeds: Meet the Sparkler of the Month
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights those who have recently spread light in the world. Every day, people choose to shine in ways large and small. These moments of grace and generosity don’t always get reported on, and unfortunately they can be quickly forgotten. So we’re celebrating good deeds and kind acts. Because sometimes good news and kindness are the sweetest luxuries of all. The Sparkler of the Month for March 2019 is Art + Practice.
chimamanda ngozi adichie and foundrae celebrate freedom
A new limited edition "Freedom of Expression" medallion from luxury jeweler Foundrae will directly benefit free speech and the protection of journalists. Crafted in combination with award-winning novelist and essayist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, all proceeds from the sale of the $3,950 pendant will benefit PEN America. We were invited to the gala celebration to launch this wonderful collaboration. Here are the highlights. #freedomofexpression

Celebrating Kind Acts and Good Deeds: Sparkler of the Month
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights those who have recently spread light in the world. Every day, people choose to shine in ways large and small. These moments of grace and generosity don’t always get reported on, and unfortunately they can be quickly forgotten. So we’re celebrating good deeds and kind acts. Because sometimes good news and kindness are the sweetest luxuries of all. The Sparkler of the Month for February 2019 is Repeat Roses.
january sparklers: those who choose to shine
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights people, groups and institutions who have recently spread light in the world. Everyday, people choose to shine in ways large and small. These moments of grace and generosity don’t always get reported on, and unfortunately they can be quickly forgotten. So we’re sharing the news of some of our favorite good deeds this month. Because sometimes stories of good news and kindness are the sweetest luxuries of all.
december sparklers: those who choose to shine
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights people, groups and institutions who have recently spread light in the world. Every day, people choose to shine in ways large and small. These moments of grace and generosity don’t always get reported on, and unfortunately they can be quickly forgotten. So we’re sharing some of their good deeds of the month. Because sometimes good news and kindness are the sweetest luxuries of all.
november sparklers: those who choose to shine
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights people, groups and institutions who have recently spread light in the world. Everyday, people choose to shine in ways large and small. These moments of grace and generosity don’t always get reported on, and unfortunately they can be quickly forgotten. So we’re sharing some of their stories. Because sometimes good news and kindness are the sweetest luxuries of all. Here's our November celebration of those who choose to shine.
october sparklers: those who choose to shine
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights people, groups and institutions who have recently spread light in the world. Every day, people choose to shine in ways large and small. These moments of grace and generosity don’t always get reported on, and they can be quickly forgotten. So, we’re sharing some of their stories. Because sometimes good news and kindness are the sweetest luxuries of all.
September sparklers: those who choose to shine
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights people, groups and institutions who have recently spread light in the world. Everyday, people choose to shine in ways large and small. These moments of grace and generosity don’t always get reported on, and unfortunately they can be quickly forgotten. So we’re sharing some of their stories. Because sometimes good news and kindness are the sweetest luxuries of all.
august sparklers: those who choose to shine
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights people, groups and institutions who have recently spread light in the world. Everyday, people choose to shine in ways large and small. These moments of grace and generosity don’t always get reported on, and unfortunately they can be quickly forgotten. So we’re sharing some of their stories. Because sometimes good news and kindness are the sweetest luxuries of all.
july sparklers: those who choose to shine
Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights people, groups and institutions who have recently spread light in the world. Everyday, people choose to shine in ways large and small. These moments of grace and generosity don’t always get reported on, and unfortunately they can be quickly forgotten. So we’re sharing some of their stories. Because sometimes good news and kindness are the sweetest luxuries of all.

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