Chocolate Heels and Other Confections

Cipriani, which has hotels and restaurants in many countries and also sells food products, has moved its chocolate-making facility from Milan to New York. And it has opened a temporary boutique selling the often whimsical, fashion-forward gift items, like molded chocolate handbags in several sizes and designs, platform stilettos, teddy bears, hearts and such. There…

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Fanciful Mochi With a French Twist

Single-serve mochi, with ice cream fillings wrapped in flavored, slightly sticky rice dough, sing a holiday tune at Mochidoki in New York. The company, which sells its wares online, has enlisted the help of Michael Laiskonis — a former pastry chef at Le Bernardin who now teaches at the Institute of Culinary Education and has…

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Limited Edition Challah at Zaro’s

Zaro’s Family Bakery, now in its fourth generation, has collaborated with a number of chefs to create a series of unusual braided breads. Not only do they involve offbeat flavors, but some are dusted with assorted seeds, and others, like the one made with coffee, are particularly fragrant. From Dec. 2 through 8 there will…

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A Meal Caught in Time

In 1910, a group of Harvard freshmen attended a formal dinner, sipped imported Champagne, smoked cigarettes and tasted an elaborate Eastern European “tree cake.” The privilege and wealth of these young men, who were all most likely white, can be seen from the forks and dishes they left behind around an oak dining table. This…

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In Bowling Green, an Alsatian Holiday Market

The Christmas market in Strasbourg, in eastern France, has been going strong since 1570. Later this week it will be setting up a replica in New York for the first time, in Bowling Green. Some 30 wooden chalets have been shipped to New York and will be reassembled, containing boutiques for traditional crafts, Christmas ornaments,…

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Celebrating New Year’s, Offspring in Tow

Childless revelers have a plethora of options when it comes to New Year’s Eve. Unencumbered adults can go to parties held in bars, at homes and even in the middle of Times Square. Parents, unfortunately, often have fewer destinations to choose from — and that’s if they even want to go out at all. “Most…

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Medical News Today: Penile melanosis: What to know

Penile melanosis is a rare condition that causes discolored areas of skin on the head and shaft of the penis. These patches are dark brown and may be slightly or significantly darker than the surrounding skin on the penis. Penile melanosis does not cause any other symptoms. The condition is not infectious or contagious, and…

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‘Star Wars’ Star Billy Dee Williams Embraces Gender-Fluid Pronouns

The actor Billy Dee Williams has been the very embodiment of cool charisma for decades — in real life and as the smooth-talking, cape-wearing smuggler Lando Calrissian in the “Star Wars” universe (a role he’s reprising for the first time since 1983 in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”). And while Williams’s brand…

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The Best Looks From the 2019 British Fashion Awards

One of the biggest nights in fashion has just begun in London. Celebrities, from Shailene Woodley to Julia Roberts, have flown out to attend the glitzy British Fashion Awards at Royal Albert Hall. The ceremony, hosted by the British Fashion Council, recognizes the most innovative UK designers. And sometimes, some big surprise guests come: last…

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Melania Trump Reveals Christmas Décor but Stays Hidden

You know the holiday season has officially begun when the White House segues from pardoning the Thanksgiving turkeys to unveiling the Christmas decorations. If the bird is the responsibility of the commander in chief, the interior design is that of the first lady, and so, on Monday morning, Melania Trump’s office released the photos of…

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