Frugal Traveler: How to Ski for Less This Winter

If I may borrow a phrase: Winter is coming. And with that comes holidays, family gatherings and vacation time. Ski vacations are certainly popular during the winter months, but they’re not always easy to plan. Furthermore, prepping for a ski getaway can vary wildly, depending on whether you’re a single professional or a couple with…

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Phys Ed: How Meditation Might Help Your Winter Workouts

For many of us, the shorter, chillier days of autumn can dampen our enthusiasm for exercise. But a new study suggests that some simple techniques might shore up our commitment to being physically active as the seasons change, and one of them, surprisingly, is to learn to meditate. Among exercise scientists and enthusiasts, November is…

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Eat: The Key to This Creamy, Thick Pesto? A Mortar and Pestle.

Throughout my time working in restaurants, I developed an illogical dread of some basic kitchen tasks. None of them — picking and chopping parsley, peeling and mincing garlic, browning pans of ground meat — were particularly difficult. But at the scale required in a professional kitchen, they felt Sisyphean. And even though it has been…

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Glossier Will See You Now

Image Glossier’s new flagship store at 123 Lafayette Street in New York. The clean, well-lighted place is glowing. Even from the sidewalk, even without windows you can see through. There it is on Lafayette Street, a salt lamp of retail real estate, a frosted beacon. There is a name-printed banner flying above, but if you…

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What Gives the Logo Its Legs

Image Celebrating Fendi mania at the Fendi store on Madison Avenue.CreditAmy Lombard for The New York Times At a party last month, Gabriela Silvarolli embraced the full Fendi. Ms. Silvarolli, a stylist and designer, was swathed from her chin to her calves in the company’s signature double FF logo. Her turnout was excessive, she knew.…

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7 Subtle ’90s Trends That Aren’t Chokers or Fanny Packs

Plaid Mini Skirt You can’t not mention Clueless when talking about ’90s fashion. It’s an endless source of sartorial inspiration, and we’re zeroing in on Cher and Dione’s iconic suits. Instead of wearing a matching set, wear a plaid mini skirt and make it work for a modern world with a cozy sweater, a trench…

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Scene City: Hollywood Directors Step in Front of the Camera

Without its visual auteurs, Los Angeles would be bereft of ingénues, actors and leading ladies. On Saturday evening, a bevy of esteemed film directors crowded the Los Angeles County Museum to honor Guillermo del Toro and Catherine Opie at the eight annual LACMA Art & Film Gala, presented by Gucci. Among the more than 850…

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