Reformation Just Launched Its First Shoe Collection and We Want Them All

First everyone fell in love with their floral dresses, then their denim, and now, Reformation is launching its first-ever shoe collection—and you’re going to want every pair for summer. From barely-there lace-up sandals to block heel mules and espadrilles, the brand’s foray into footwear is filled with all the sandals on your wish-list this season.…

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At Louis Vuitton Cruise, the Fashion Set Takes Off

Only a brand like Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton could get the fashion set to hop on a bus and head to JFK airport at rush hour. That’s where we found ourselves for last night’s 2020 cruise presentation. Held at the newly renovated, Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center—which is soon to reopen as a hotel—this season’s…

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Many Hospitals Charge Double or Even Triple What Medicare Would Pay

In Indiana, a local hospital system, Parkview Health, charged private insurance companies about quadruple what the federal Medicare program paid for the same care, according to a study of hospital prices in 25 states released on Thursday by the nonprofit RAND Corp. Colorado employers were shocked to learn they were paying nearly eight times what…

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How ‘Canon in D Major’ Became the Wedding Song

As wedding traditions evolve, it becomes increasingly common to walk down the aisle to sappy, chart-toppers by Ed Sheeran or wistful acoustic covers of classic rock hits. But Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major,” a composition that shares elements of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” remains a perennial. [embedded content] «Canon in D Major» —…

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Wine School: Soave Classico, More Famous Than Understood

When I was growing up in the 1970s, wines were frequently advertised on television and radio, especially the wines of Bolla, a giant producer in the Verona region of northeastern Italy. The wines Valpolicella, Bardolino and Soave became well known and highly popular, especially the Soave, or, as the announcer would croon, “Soave Bolla.” [embedded…

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Wine School: The Value of Burgundy, Regardless of the Price

We can talk about the aromas and flavors of a wine, possible food pairings, history and culture, personalities or glassware. But from where I sit, it often seems as if people have one overriding topic on their minds: price. This is especially true when the topic swivels around to Burgundy, as it has this past…

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Statins May Cut Glaucoma Risk

More good news about cholesterol-lowering statin drugs: They may reduce the risk for glaucoma. Previous studies of the link between statin use and glaucoma have produced conflicting results. Now a large study, published in JAMA Ophthalmology, offers long-term data. Researchers followed 136,782 health care workers for up to 15 years, tracking statin use and the…

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The Aperol Spritz Is Not a Good Drink

It’s late spring, 6 p.m. Golden hour is nigh. It’s too late for lemonade, too early for whiskey — spritz time on the dot. Italy has been perfecting spritz hour for decades, and now #spritzlife (yes, it’s a hashtag) has fully bubbled up across the Atlantic, due in no small part to a 2017 marketing…

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Social Q’s: Please Stop Talking About My Body

I’ve been through three big weight gains and losses in my life (about 50 pounds each time). Whenever I lose weight, I get tons of comments: “You look so great!” “I hardly recognized you!” I hate these remarks. I’d like to respond: “Thank God I’m not so fat and ugly and gross anymore, right?” Or:…

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