10 Valentine’s Day Gifts She’ll Love More Than a Gift Card

If you’re going to celebrate cupid’s favorite holiday then you might as well lean into all the sacchrine sweet paraphernalia it has to offer. Because for some, «Pay my rent for Valentine’s Day» just doesn’t have off up the same whiff of romance. Here, 10 gifts that are doused in hearts, littered in roses, and…


Model Mom

When he’s stumped or in a quandary, Humberto Leon often asks himself, “What would Wendy do?” It’s a question he has posed any number of times since founding Opening Ceremony, the outpost of alternative style that he runs with Carol Lim. Wendy, as it happens, is Wendy Leon, Mr. Leon’s mother — a dynamo, who,…


No Regrets: A Boozy Wake for Bygone Magazine Editors

The era of the lavish book party, like the golden age of glossy magazines, is mostly in the past. Like fading neutron stars, both collided last week at the Waverly Inn, the clubby restaurant in the West Village. Graydon Carter, an owner of the Waverly and the former editor of Vanity Fair, hosted a cocktail…


Gay Penguin Couple Foster Egg in Australia

By SEA LIFE SYDNEY AQUARIUM and STORYFUL | Jan. 15, 2019 | 0:59

Sphen and Magic, two male penguins at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, looked after an egg when a heterosexual penguin couple wasn’t up to the task. The 3-month-old chick will be called Sphengic until it gets a permanent name.

What to Do With All the Spices That Have Piled Up in Your Kitchen

Most American New Year’s resolutions focus on how to eat less food. Mine are trained on ways to consume more. More dinner parties! More tackling of recipes that have been sitting in a manila folder since before my now college-age child was born! More late-to-the-party Instant Pot cooking! More fear-facing: I will master bone broth!…


Opposed to G.M.O.s? How Much Do You Know About Them?

Image Most scientists agree that genetically modified organisms, or G.M.O.s, are safe to eat. But a new study suggests that the people who are most extremely opposed to them know the least about them. Researchers surveyed 501 randomly selected adults, testing their knowledge of G.M.O.s with a series of true/false questions — for example, the…


Restaurant Review: Benno, Proudly Out of Step With the Age

Dated was the word one friend used after going to Benno, and if you’ve eaten there, too, you’ll know why. It’s as if the past 15 years in food never happened. The menu seems to be stuck in some time between 1994, when Thomas Keller bought the French Laundry, and 2004, when he opened Per…


Field Notes: She Watches Weddings, One Click at a Time

For the past 22 years, Genevieve de Manio has photographed more than 475 weddings, including those of Chelsea Clinton, Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, and John Henry, the owner of the Red Sox. She charges between $12,000 to $15,000 per job “A truly good image stirs something in you when you see it, a feeling…


Souen Was Populated by Dinosaurs and Served Twig Tea. I Loved It.

The news that the SoHo location of Souen is closing at the end of January has triggered strong responses — from me as well. That’s because the macrobiotic restaurant has Last Dodo status, and its demise hits upon a few key New York obsessions: real estate, food and people’s obsessions with their bodies. Oh, and…