Seduced by Singapore’s Charismatic Orchids

It’s like being hit with a ton of … blossoms. “The Orchid Show: Singapore,” the New York Botanical Garden’s 17th annual orchid extravaganza, running through April 28, features the natural species and hybridized sensations of Southeast Asia — upward of 70 percent of the display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Thousands of them, in…

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12 Reasons Why You Need Another Slip Dress

Courtesy of brands Ahh, the ’90s. If there’s one article of clothing that has become synonymous with the golden era of fashion, music, and pop culture, it’s the slip dress. The delicate, silky garment was once seen as a fashion faux pas—a risqué lingerie piece worn only in the comfort of your home—but when industry…

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Wedding Crashers Just Want to Have Some Fun

In the mid-1950s, when they were newly married and in their 20s, Judy and Robert Snow would often attend wedding receptions in the grand halls of the Plaza and Pierre hotels in New York. They sipped Champagne and nibbled on elegant canapés as they celebrated these marriages — but in many cases, the brides and…

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Living With Cancer: In Honor of Seven Bridges

We don’t always know the people we mourn. This winter, an online message board for people with ostomies filled with comments deploring heartbreaking news from Kentucky. A 10-year-old boy named Seven Bridges took his life in January, apparently because of bullying related to his having had a colostomy. This child has something to teach those…

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36 Hours: 36 Hours in Hoi An

Situated on the coast of central Vietnam, the former commercial port of Hoi An offers endless wonders, from fishermen launching bamboo basket boats along palm-fringed beaches, to farmers in conical hats harvesting rice in swathes of green paddies. But the marquee attraction is the well-preserved ancient town, brushed mustard yellow and festooned with colorful silk…

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