Brooklyn Gets a Dominican Chocolate Shop

Rizek Cacao, a chocolate grower, processor and exporter, was founded in the Dominican Republic in 1905 and is now being run by the fifth generation of the Rizek family. The company owns 25 farms on the island and contract with another 2,500 small farmers to whom they provide technical support through a nonprofit organization. It…

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What Fall Fashion Looked Like the Year You Were Born

1963

Designer Norman Norell took traditional elements, including wool and plaid, and constructed a three-piece outfit. A cape and fuller pants, as opposed to peacoat and skirt, gave this look a modernized twist.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Guest-Edits British Vogue’s September Issue

LONDON — Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has been revealed as guest editor of British Vogue’s September issue, considered the most influential edition of the year for fashion magazines. But she won’t be on the cover. The Duchess of Sussex was initially invited to oversee the issue by British Vogue’s editor in chief, Edward Enninful, and…

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10 Types of Bras Every Woman Should Own

ThirdLove Going braless can feel super freeing (and is somewhat trendy these days) but for many people out there it’s not really an option. Some women find the look of lace, feel of satin, or effect of a push-up or padding comforting, while others flat out need a bra for daily support. Sure, ripping off…

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Medical News Today: Can home remedies help with a kidney infection?

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A Night Out With Chanel and Actress Pom Klementieff

You may know Pom Klementieff for her roles as Mantis in the Marvel films Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, but fall down a Google rabbit hole and you’ll soon find that she’s also a style powerhouse. A front row fixture at fashion shows across the world, the actress…

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Arthur McGee, Fashion Designer Who Broke Racial Barrier, Dies at 86

In the mid-1950s, early in his career as a fashion designer, Arthur McGee had an identity problem of sorts. “When I’d go to look for lines of fabric, I’d go to the fabric company, and they’d say, ‘Well, where’s the designer?’ ” he recalled decades later when he was being honored by the Metropolitan Museum…

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Justin Theroux and Friends Open a Dive Bar on the Lower East Side

Maybe a dive bar doesn’t need decades of Winston smoke and spilled Budweiser long necks to feel like the real thing. Despite its just-born status and celebrity lineage (Justin Theroux, a partner, snapped party photos at its opening this month), Ray’s Bar has just the right mix of cheap paneling, cheap beer and cheap thrills…

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Rich in Surprises and Secrets, There’s a State Park Waiting for You

On a cold and damp Iowa evening last October, I sat in a tent and thought about Abraham Lincoln. More precisely, I thought about Lincoln signing a minor piece of legislation deeding the Yosemite Valley to the state of California. It happened in 1864, while the Civil War raged. It is important because of just…

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