Unbuttoned: New York’s Lost Department Stores

On Saturday, Henri Bendel, the department store whose brown and white stripes once defined the concept of the boutique as a carnival of gewgaws and glamour, will shut its doors for the last time. It has been a slow farewell, 24 stores blinking out like fireflies since the start of the year, culminating with the…

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An Australian Brings Americana to His New York Bar

New Yorkers have recently become accustomed to Australians’ bringing their flat whites and foodways to the city, particularly at cafes. Jason Scott, a Sydney transplant, has a different idea: He’s going to bring America to New York. Mr. Scott, 44, plans to open Gran Tivoli, an Italian restaurant, in NoLIta, in February. Peppi’s Cellar, his…

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Me Time: Acupuncture for All

Do one thing, do it well and do it affordably. That seems to be the thought behind the boutique studio boom that has given us Drybar for hairstyling, SoulCycle for indoor cycling, Skin Laundry for laser treatments, MNDFL for meditation. And now we have WTHN — dropping vowels is not just for tech start-ups these…

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In a Children’s Theater Program, Drama Over a Peanut Allergy

TURNERS FALLS, Mass. — It seemed like the perfect setting for a shy, thoughtful 10-year-old boy’s first steps on stage: a kids’ Shakespeare program that doesn’t hold auditions, guarantees everyone a substantial speaking role, emphasizes community, and excludes no one. Unless, as Mason Wicks-Lim and his mother Ali discovered, you have a life-threatening nut allergy.…

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Kiki Layne Talks Kate Spade, Hair Wraps and Red Carpet Style

Kiki Layne, breakout star of Barry Jenkins’s If Beale Street Could Talk, may just be getting started in her film career, but it feels like she’s already a pro. With a critically-acclaimed film under her belt, the 27-year old has quickly turned into a darling of the fashion industry and a red carpet fixture. Luxury…

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Medical News Today: 7 simple steps for heart health also prevent diabetes

New research suggests that following the American Heart Association’s guidelines for maintaining heart health can also drastically reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Exercising and healthful eating are among the «simple 7» guidelines that the AHA recommend. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), there are seven cardiovascular risk factors that people can…

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How To Prepare A Pre-Prom Party

You know what makes the teens all excited? The prom night. And it is not only the night because the celebration starts way earlier. A pre-prom party is a nice way to start this crazy evening. This is a nice opportunity to relax a little bit with your friends and admire each one’s outfits. From…

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Frugal Traveler: An Indian City Bursting With Action

Image Celebrations for a movie opening outside the Woodlands Cinema in Chennai.CreditPriyadarshini Ravichandran for The New York Times During the opening weekend of the Tamil-language movie “Chekka Chivantha Vaanam,” a hard-boiled action flick from one of India’s most popular directors, Mani Ratnam, the environment in the theater was more house party than movie screening. From…

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5 Places: Five Places to Visit in London

In Dalston, a dynamic pocket of East London, an edgy arts scene blooms amid repurposed factories, side streets sprinkled with tiny shops, tucked-away public gardens and colorful outdoor markets catering to longtime Afro-Caribbean and Turkish communities. Cool kids and chess-playing old-timers commune over thick Ethiopian espresso at Kaffa Coffee, a neighborhood institution. Fashion statements abound:…

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