30 Bridal Shower Gifts That Don’t All Have ‘Mrs.’ All Over Them

Take the Cake Picture Frame

Kate Spade New York nordstrom.com

$40.00

You’re intimately aware of the fact that she’s blowing the wedding budget on her photographer and you fully support her scheme. 

Love Letter: A Rom-Com IRL

[Sign up here to receive Love Letter, a weekly newsletter about relationship highs, lows and woes, in your inbox every Friday.] Life imitates art in this week’s Modern Love essay, as Nancy Meyers, a screenwriter and director known for romantic comedies about divorced women (“It’s Complicated,” “Something’s Gotta Give”), finds herself on a three-hour drive…

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Life Isn’t Like the Movies (Even if You Write the Movies)

ImageCredit…Brian Rea Once I turned 69, if anyone asked me my age — not that anyone ever did, but if I offered it up in conversation — I always said, “I’m almost 70.” I went straight from 68 to “almost 70,” as if 69 didn’t amount to anything other than the year before being a…

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The Sweetest, Saltiest Chicken

Welcome back to Five Weeknight Dishes. Late winter always reminds me of the first time I had a kitchen of my own, and made dinner every night for a year (give or take). There wasn’t much choice: no restaurants except chains, no good takeout and no shortage of supermarkets. I complained a lot, but that…

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To Take On the Coronavirus, Go Medieval on It

There are two ways to fight epidemics: the medieval and the modern. The modern way is to surrender to the power of the pathogens: Acknowledge that they are unstoppable and to try to soften the blow with 20th-century inventions, including new vaccines, antibiotics, hospital ventilators and thermal cameras searching for people with fevers. The medieval…

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When the Craving for Cassoulet Strikes …

So many things can determine the making of a menu: the weather, the season, the diners’ tastes and, of course, what looks good at the market. Or maybe it’s simply dictated by something you have been craving to cook and eat. Whim and whimsy (and changing your mind) can be part of the process, too.…

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His Hats Are Worn by Bella Hadid and Madonna

Name: Ruslan Baginskiy Age: 30 Hometown: Lviv, Ukraine Now Lives: With his mother in Kyiv, Ukraine, while his two-bedroom apartment undergoes renovation. Claim to Fame: Mr. Baginskiy is a luxury hatmaker for today’s “It” girls and Instagram stars, best known for his hard-brimmed baker boy caps in wool felts, nubby tweeds and other handcrafted materials.…

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So Many Phone Dates, Prayers and a Kiss at the Eiffel Tower

In her 20’s, Dr. Carmelle Tsai thought she might spend her life as an unmarried physician and create a family out of the children and communities she served around the world. However, her real hope was that she would find a partner, specifically someone tall, lanky, athletic, at least a little bit nerdy (she describes…

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