T’s Wellness Guide to Paris

Parisians have long been revered for their svelte physiques, though historically this might have more to do with smoking cigarettes and skipping breakfast than healthy living. But in recent years, a slew of new addresses have cropped up around the city, covering every lifestyle trend from juicing to spin classes. Characteristically, the French have their…

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T’s Wellness Guide to Milan

In Italian, “wellness” is pronounced in its untranslated English form, and generally met with a skeptical eye-roll — it’s an imported concept, and not a widely appreciated one in a nation that considers its own much-admired Mediterranean diet to be unbeatable. Yet while Italian ideas of good eating — rigid meal times, seasonal produce, high-quality…

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The New It Bag Holds One AirPod

Gone are the days of handbags that require a five-finger grip. This fall, it’s all about pinching, because Simon Porte’s minuscule Jacquemus Le Chiquito somehow got even smaller. At Paris Fashion Week, Porte presented Jacquemus’s autumn/winter collection, titled La Collectionneuse, filled with a relaxed blazers loosely-buttoned, breezy summer dresses in varying lengths, chunky high-neck turtlenecks,…

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For South Asian Cooks, Yogurt Starter Is an Heirloom

One of the oldest items in my childhood home in Dallas is a yogurt culture. By my father’s estimate, it has been around for 25 years and seven months. My dad started making yogurt when he and my mother immigrated to America from Delhi, India, in 1980. He has perpetuated the same culture — the…

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A Tasting Menu That Makes Fewer Demands

This was dinner at Oxalis on a recent night. Clockwise from left, trout with bergamot and lovage; cured sea scallops with watermelon radish; roasted duck and sweet potato with fig-leaf yogurt; beets with marjoram in a wooden bowl; potato cakes with bay leaf and nori chips; a black-and-white dessert of caramelized white chocolate, Meyer lemon…

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Fashion Review: A Designer You Should Know

PARIS — For all the talk of new generations and upstart millennials dictating the agenda these days, the fashion establishment is awfully — how to put this? — mature. For every Bruno Sialelli, 31, who will have his debut here for Lanvin on Wednesday or Daniel Lee, 32, who last week showed his first collection…

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At Lanvin, Trying to Recreate Desire

Image Bruno Sialelli working on his debut collection for Lanvin at the fashion house’s headquarters in Paris. CreditJulien Mignot for The New York Times PARIS — Bruno Sialelli does not look like a knight in shining armor. Clean cut and solidly built, dressed in a blush-colored sweater, checked blouson jacket, wide-cut trousers and sneakers, with…

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