Rebag Launches Designer Watches and Fine Jewelry

Courtesy of Rebag / PAUL DE LUNA Since Rebag’s founding in 2014, the reseller site has built a small empire of gently-used designer used bags, everything from vintage Fendi to one-of-a-kind Hermès Birkins. Earlier this year, they launched a selection of accessories, and now the company is expanding even further by venturing into watches and…

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Cecilia Chiang, Who Brought Authentic Chinese Food to America, Dies at 100

Cecilia Chiang, whose San Francisco restaurant, the Mandarin, introduced American diners in the 1960s to the richness and variety of authentic Chinese cuisine, died on Wednesday at her home in San Francisco. She was 100. Her granddaughter Siena Chiang confirmed the death. Ms. Chiang came to the United States from China as a daughter of…

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Listen to Soundscapes from Home

Welcome. I wrote a few weeks ago about the sounds of pigeons undertaking their vigorous morning drills, their wings slapping against my windows. It’s easy, when we’re caught up in a day’s worth of doing and getting done, to ignore the soundtrack that’s always accompanying us, whether furnished by nature or by civilization. So many…

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In the Met Costume Institute’s New Show, Memory Maps Fashion’s Future

Can you cast your mind back for a moment to spring 2019? The stock market was still on its overall climb. “The Avengers: Endgame” was breaking box office records. The consumption cycle was evermore frenetic. Fashion designers were complaining about the impossibility of being creative on an accelerated schedule even as they produced greater and…

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People Are Still Having Sex. So Why Are S.T.D. Rates Dropping?

For the first time in years, rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, which had been on track in 2020 to hit record highs in the United States, have taken an abrupt downturn. This should be good news. The coronavirus pandemic has certainly kept more people away from bars, night clubs and large parties, reducing opportunities…

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House Hunting in England: A Refurbished Army Fortress in the English Channel

A Fortified Circle of Luxury in Portsmouth $5.2 MILLION (4 MILLION BRITISH POUNDS) This circular man-made island, known as Spitbank Fort, sits about a half-mile off the southern coast of England in the Solent, a narrow waterway feeding the English Channel. One of three similar islands built by the British military during the 1860s and…

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Your New Favorite Sauce

Yotam Ottolenghi brought us a smart new recipe this week for a giant couscous cake with roasted pepper sauce (above). What’s great about it is, you can use that amazing sauce on anything you like. You could spoon it on pan-fried tofu, Yotam wrote, or pair it with leftover meatballs. You could eat it with…

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Prepping Your Pet for a Walk Down the Aisle? Hire a Concierge

On her way to the wedding at Holiday Acres Christmas Tree Farm in Manvel, Texas, on Nov. 10, 2018, Madison Logan Edwards picked up Ruger, a nine-month-old golden retriever. “I had to pick him up a little early,” she said. “Because of his personality profile, I knew he’d be hyper. So I took him to…

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