Michelin Announces California Ratings, Leaving Los Angeles Off Its 3-Star List

Michelin announced its California restaurant ratings on Monday night, tied to the release of the French company’s first statewide guide, and no new restaurants received its top rating of three stars. Los Angeles was left out of that category, with only restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area and the wine country receiving the highest…

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A Chef Plunges Into Mexican Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — Gabriela Cámara is having a very good year. Five years after she moved to the United States from her native Mexico, she is at the tipping point of world culinary fame. Her 20-year-old restaurant, Contramar, is both a beloved institution and a power-lunch destination: the Union Square Cafe of Mexico City. Her…

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A Complete List of the Winners From the 2019 CFDA Awards

The New York Council of Fashion Designers of America gathered together at the Brooklyn Museum last night to honor the most influential people in fashion. To say the CFDA Awards is the Oscars of the industry is a drastic understatement. The event always has all the style, tears, and jokes there are to offer. The…

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‘Love Island’ Returns Amid Debate About Contestants’ Mental Health

LONDON — It seemed like business as usual when a new season of “Love Island” aired here Monday night. All the familiar elements of the cult reality show were there, with the luxury villa in Spain and the skimpy swimsuits. But as the credits rolled, the sunny atmosphere darkened and a black screen appeared with…

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A Stand-Up Example of Sit-Down Pizza

One of the ways people pretend to be sophisticated about restaurants these days is by claiming that the New York City dining scene has lost its edge. The sheer number of restaurants in the city — about 27,000, according to the health inspectors — makes the argument absurd. How many of them are slipping? All…

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3 Benefits of Investing in an All In One Cooking Appliance

Being a mum is a never-ending job. After a stressful day, it’s likely that the last thing you want to do is cook for the family. Thankfully there is another option that isn’t as labour intensive as making an entire meal. It enables you to feed your family something healthy on days you don’t want…

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At the Oscars of American Fashion, Lots of Winners, Less Relevance

So much for politics. After two years in which the CFDA awards — the annual celebrity-and-model-infused “Oscars of the Fashion World” bestowed by the Council of Fashion Designers of America — had celebrated and called out the need for diversity, the power of immigrants, the rights of women and questioned the very meaning of what…

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Vestlandet, Norway, Is ‘Oh, My God’ Country

The 52 Places Traveler A five-day solo drive through the country’s southwestern region leaves the 52 Places Traveler speechless or swearing. June 4, 2019 Image Make sure to turn the windshield wipers on before crossing the bridge at Latefossen, where two raging waterfalls meet.CreditSebastian Modak/The New York Times Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each…

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Those Silly Chairs You Keep Seeing in the Park? They’re Lamzacs

You know the Lamzac. Its manufacturer, Fatboy USA, calls it an “inflatable lounge,” but it’s not exactly seat-shaped. It’s more amorphous, a thicc blob of color that you can fill with air wherever you happen to be: at the beach, the park, your airport gate. The original version retails for $39.99. It looks ridiculous. Also,…

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Sephora Will Shut Down for an Hour of Diversity Training Tomorrow

In 2015, the beauty retailer Sephora made its brand tagline “Let’s Beauty Together,” switching away from a prior mantra, “The Beauty Authority.” Its senior vice president for marketing and brand, Deborah Yeh, explained the tagline several years later: “Beauty is diverse and has many voices and faces,” she said. “We believe it’s for our clients…

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