The D’Arenberg Cube Is a Zany, Adult Fun House

MCLAREN VALE, South Australia — The Cube rises from neatly tended rows of grapevines in the middle of the d’Arenberg winery like a meteorite from some faraway jagged dimension. Housing art galleries, a restaurant and a wine tasting room, the giant glass geometric structure is both impressive and confounding from the outside. That confusion only…

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Tom Ford’s ‘Very L.A.’ Show

LOS ANGELES — Is celebrity a status or an incurable cultural condition? The question came to mind when, on the Friday before the national holiday that is the Oscars, Tom Ford held his 2020 show in Los Angeles. Sure, there are those who consider it heretical for the newly named chairman of the Council of…

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What to Watch on the Oscars Red Carpet

Ah, the Oscars red carpet. The ne plus ultra of awards season carpets. The most formal, most glamorous, most ogled, analyzed, criticized and branded carpet of them all. The one the attracts the most eyeballs and thus has the most money riding on it in terms of marketing budgets and contract riders that say this…

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All the Best Jewelry, Sunglasses, and More from NYFW

New York Fashion Week is making a bold statement in the accessories department. From earrings to necklaces to belts, models graced the runways at Monse dripping in layered chains, Ulla Johnson’s muses are hiding behind tinted sunglasses, and Self-Portrait is making the case for equestrian hats. This season, more and bigger is better. Scroll through…

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Where’s Xi? China’s Leader Commands Coronavirus Fight From Safe Heights

WUHAN, China — President Xi Jinping strode onstage before an adoring audience in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing less than three weeks ago, trumpeting his successes in steering China through a tumultuous year and promising “landmark” progress in 2020. “Every single Chinese person, every member of the Chinese nation, should feel proud…

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Arctic Dining: Think Frozen Sashimi, With a Side of Reindeer Blood

YAR-SALE, Russia — The tundra at dusk looks like the open ocean, waves of shades of blue, gray and white. Indigenous reindeer herders traverse this terrain, eking a nomadic living out of the barren land. The biting cold this time of year keeps their provisions perpetually frozen, but they sometimes lack the time — or…

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Jamie Linker, Christopher Tems

Dr. Jamie Lynn Linker and Dr. Christopher James Douglas Tems were married Feb. 8 at the Country Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. David Moriah, an uncle of the bride who became a minister with American Marriage Ministries for the event, officiated. The couple met at Cornell University, from which they graduated, the…

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Zoe Birnbaum, James Frankel

Dr. Zoe Danielle Birnbaum and James Matthew Frankel are to be married Feb. 9 by Rabbi Jeffrey Sirkman at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, N.Y. The bride and groom graduated from Colgate. Dr. Birnbaum, 30, is a third-year resident in the field of psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center, and received a medical degree from…

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Lauren Escobar, Alex Slater

Lauren Michelle Escobar and Alex Woo Slater were married Feb. 8 at Darlington House, an events space in San Diego. The Rev. Mark R. Earl, an American Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. Dr. Slater, 30, is a clinical pharmacist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, specializing in infusion therapies. She graduated from Northeastern University,…

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Katie Maurer, Daniel Okin

Dr. Alexandria Katherine Maurer and Dr. Daniel Andrew Okin were married Feb. 8 at the Dane Estate, an events space in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Stephen D. Okin, the groom’s brother who received a one-day marriage designation from the state of Massachusetts, officiated. Dr. Maurer, 30, who is known as Katie, is a fellow in medical…

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