Tiffany & Co.’s Holiday Advent Calendar is What Dreams are Made of

Tiffany & Co. announced its first-ever holiday catalogue, featuring twelve different one-of-a-kind presents for your loved ones. Among the luxurious gifts is a four-foot-tall advent calendar, in Tiffany’s signature blue, that houses a treasure trove of surprises for 24 days. Other gifts include a custom-made Tiffany Blue motorcycle, a 3-Oven Cast Iron Range, and a…

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Let the Wedding Games Begin

Meredith and Andrew Shackleford didn’t want their wedding to have an ordinary cocktail hour. Instead of having their guests sip drinks and eat canapés, the couple divided everyone into six teams to compete in a series of games that included croquet, ladder ball, and blindfolded wine tastings. The winning team took home bottles of champagne…

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At Tsismis, Filipino-American Drinking Food Worth Talking About

Tsismis is the opposite of a speakeasy. It isn’t hiding anything; its glass facade on Orchard Street wants to strike up a conversation so badly that it almost follows you home. The windows are stenciled with cartoon characters and with text-message bubbles that call out in English (“Hello! New York”), Spanish (“que rico!”), French (“bon…

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Ahoy There, Mommy! Family Sails Around World on YouTube

NEWPORT, R.I. — They met in Ios, Greece: locking eyes across the town square, both in their 20s then. (She had noticed his distinctive mustache.) Elayna Carausu was playing guitar and singing for a travel company; Riley Whitelum was living on the sailboat he had bought with money saved from working for years on oil…

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On Capitol Hill, the Caucus Grows for Diwali

WASHINGTON — For Representative Pramila Jayapal, there was no better party during her childhood in Jakarta, Indonesia, than the one that took place on Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. Jakarta didn’t have a large Indian population in the 1970s and ’80s, so the 100 or so people who lived in her area would meet…

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The ‘Wrong Time’ to Be in Gambia? Maybe Not

The 52 Places Traveler The 52 Places Traveler visits the smallest country in mainland Africa, where historical reckoning, crippling heat, infrastructure woes and an island of apes make for a trip to remember. Oct. 22, 2019 ImageThe fishing village of Tanji, just outside of Banjul, is a great spot to take in the sunset. Our…

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Interview With the Witch

ImageMelissa Madara, the resident witch at the James New York — NoMad hotel.CreditAnnie Tritt for The New York Times “Hi, I’m here to see the witch in residence,” I told the front desk employee at a West Village hotel. He asked me, with a slightly alarmed look, what I was talking about. It didn’t take…

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Where the Rat Pack Era Meets the Spirit of Donald Judd

After falling for the bright azure sky, craggy mountains and Rat Pack lore of Palm Springs, Calif., in the 1990s, Clive Wilkinson finally bought an empty lot there in 2009, intending to build a getaway of his own. “You felt you were on holiday, even though you were only two hours out of L.A.,” said…

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