What the Influencer Couple Has to Say About That Viral Proposal Scheme

The couple maintains they were influencing out of pure love, not for money. Some onlookers are less convinced, thanks to a well-planned, detailed marketing deck that was disseminated in advance of the “surprise” marriage proposal Gabriel Grossman, a vice president at Morgan Stanley in New York, staged this week for his soon-to-be wife Marissa Fuchs,…

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When My Mother Forgot Me

On the day my mother forgot I existed, I sat across from her in a small cafe in the Berkshires, watching her sip her cappuccino and delicately tear off a piece of the croissant we were sharing. As she looked up and met my eyes agreeably and impersonally, I worked to get my bearings in…

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Fashion Unites to Honor Karl Lagerfeld at ‘Karl For Ever’ Celebration in Paris

Bertrand Rindoff PetroffGetty Images There’s only one person powerful enough to unite fashion’s top designers, key players and models under one roof: Karl Lagerfeld. Four months after the renowned designer and photographer passed away at the age of 85, his luxury houses, Chanel, Fendi, and Karl Lagerfeld, and theater and opera director Robert Carsen, hosted…

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Chianti Classico, Beyond the Straw-Covered Bottle

Chianti Classico wines are better than they have ever been. The best examples are remarkably distinctive, wonderfully satisfying and, in some ways, the essence of Italian red wines. Still many people seem unaware of what they are missing. At a dinner party recently, I brought a few bottles of wine including one of my favorite…

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This Super Cute Barrette Will Intimidate Your Enemies

At the premiere of her new horror film, Child’s Play, Aubrey Plaza tucked her hair behind her ear with a creepy little knife barrette. I must thank the actress for introducing us to this ~killer~ hair accessory, which is extremely my shit. Chef’s Knife Hair Clip vincausa.com $32.00 It’s a dark departure from the snap…

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Medical News Today: How strength training may help people with diabetes

Brazilian scientists conducted a study on mice and found that strength training can reduce liver fat and improve blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Strength training could help people with diabetes, the findings of a new mouse study suggest. Insulin is a hormone that the pancreas produces to regulate blood sugar levels. When the…

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That Summer Grilling Standard, Buttery Flank Steak

There are steak lovers who extol the melt-in-your-mouth tenderness of a lean filet mignon. Others adore devouring the charred fat of a properly marbled strip steak. Flank steak has less fervent admirers. A lean cut from the muscular abdomen of the cow, it requires some active chewing. But what flank steak lacks in softness, it…

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The Kombucha Life

Good morning. I have a fun story in The Times this week about kombucha, a drink that I’ve been making for a while now, ever since I was given a Scoby — a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast that ferments sugared tea and creates the drink — by a former West Coast bud-trimmer who…

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A Young Man’s Springtime in Paris, Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Image The British singers Skepta and Dev Hynes, second and third from left, with Louis Vuitton men’s, spring 2020CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times PARIS — By now a lot of people know Virgil Abloh’s story: a suburban kid whose parents came to the United States from Ghana, and who grew up in suburban…

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Five Places to Visit in Barcelona

In Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s Barcelona, the well-trodden capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, there is still much to discover beneath the surface. “Treasures beneath the noise” are how the best-selling novelist, whose books present a vivid portrait of his native Barcelona, describes frequent haunts in his hometown. Image Carlos Ruiz Zafón, the Barcelona-born, best-selling novelistCreditIsolde Ohlbaum…

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