A Big Tax Break Drives Demand for Homes in the French Alps

When the Knight Frank agency analyzed the main drivers of French Alps property purchases in 2019, one factor outweighed the traditional lure of the slopes and the growth of summertime activities in the mountains. “It is not exactly glamorous, but the single biggest driver right now for choosing a French resort, rather than anywhere else…

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Breaking the Curse of the It Bag

One evening in early December 2019, Daniel Lee, the carrot-topped, newish designer of the Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta, went to the Fashion Awards in London to see how his brand had fared. He wore a black Bottega tuxedo and a black Bottega turtleneck, and sat at a table with the Bottega chief executive, Bartolomeo…

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The Best Party Trick: Make Your Own Gravlax

Before I had my restaurant I worked in catering, and I know there are a lot of bad things to say about catering — dry chicken and limp salad — but as a cook you get enormous exposure to a vast catalog of ingredients and cuisines. On a given workday, the staff might be preparing…

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Live Updates: Economic Fallout From Coronavirus Grows

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA man in a face mask inside HSBC’s Hong Kong headquarters last month.Credit…Anthony Wallace/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Economic pain from the epidemic is continuing to spread. Economic fallout from the epidemic continued to spread on Tuesday, with new evidence emerging in manufacturing, financial markets, commodities, banking and other…

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Thom Browne Got Techie for Fashion Week

With giants like Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein absent from New York Fashion Week, it was up to tech brands like Samsung to bring what little buzz there was to this season’s runway. That is how a clutch of models and actors came to be at Sotheby’s on the Upper East Side last Wednesday, for…

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Video Chats and Ordering in: Coronavirus Quarantine With a Smartphone

Yardley Wong, captive on the Japanese cruise ship grappling with the coronavirus, captured in a single image the essence of life under quarantine. From inside her tiny cabin, Ms. Wong took a picture of the closed doorway. She posted it to Twitter last week. “So much wondering through this door,” she wrote. From the Black…

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Thai Diner, From the Uncle Boons Team, Opens

Headliner Thai Diner Thai meets American comfort food at the latest offering from Ann Redding and Matt Danzer, whose successful Thai restaurant Uncle Boons has a Michelin star. Thai influences season dishes like Thai tea French toast and an egg sandwich with Thai sausage. Lunch options include spicy chopped chicken livers, stuffed cabbage with chicken,…

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At the Intersection of Cookbooks and Women’s Marches

The cover of this timely, political cookbook plays to my personal belief that baking is a release: Punch down that dough with force. The authors, Kathy Gunst, a cookbook writer, and Katherine Alford, a chef and writer, include views and recipes from more than 40 contributors, including Carla Hall, Genevieve Ko, Betty Fussell, Naomi Duguid…

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Sugars With a Floral Note

Il Fiorista, the Mediterranean restaurant with a floral theme and a retail counter, is now selling condiments seasoned with flowers, spices and herbs. Among them are intriguingly scented sugars: coarse-textured orange blossom-vanilla, finer jasmine-honey and powdery clove maple. Your French toast will never be the same. They also sell butterfly pea flowers, a trendy cocktail…

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Two Divorce Lawyers Take Their Work Home

Because marriage is an ever-evolving experience, we constantly shift, change and, in some cases, start over. In It’s No Secret, couples share thoughts about commitment and tell us what they have learned, revealing their secret to making it work. (Answers are edited for context and space.) Who Dana Stutman, 54, and Michael Stutman, 65. Occupations…

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