9 ELLE.com Editors On the Summer Work Basics They’re Buying from the Net-a-Porter Sale

Pia Floral-Print Wrap Dress

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$255.50

«I’ve been Goldilocks-ing for a work-appropriate floral dress for a while now. I’ve tried on what feels like hundreds and they’re all either too bright, too busy, or too juvenile. This one with its muted palette, sophisticated silhouette, and vintage vibe seems just right.»— Katie Connor, Digital Director

Jamie Oliver’s U.K. Restaurants Declare Bankruptcy

LONDON — The celebrity chef Jamie Oliver put his British restaurants into administration, a form of bankruptcy protection, on Tuesday, after the chain struggled with debt and an increasingly saturated market in recent years. All but three of Mr. Oliver’s 25 restaurants will close, and about 1,000 employees will lose their jobs, according to KPMG,…

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How Bettors in the Know Cashed In on ‘Game of Thrones’

This article contains spoilers for Season 8, Episode 6 of “Game of Thrones.” The hero, Jon Snow, had been revealed as the grandson of a slain king. Daenerys Targaryen had a loyal army and the kingdom’s only dragon. Sansa Stark had proven her guile and toughness, while her younger sister, Arya, had saved the day…

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Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories: ‘How to Meet Cute’

Inseparable Twins Sick of being “the twins,” we made rules for freshman year. Keep my hair short and red, Anushka’s brown and long. Live in different dorms. Sit on opposite sides of lectures (nature and nurture against us, we’re both biology majors). No eating in the same dining hall or going to the same parties.…

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Le Jardinier, From Joël Robuchon’s Team, Opens in Midtown East

Headliner Le Jardinier The two-story dining project in the new Norman Foster-designed tower from the developer Aby Rosen was originally meant to include Joël Robuchon restaurants, and Mr. Robuchon’s death last year has not derailed those plans. The umbrella organization for his restaurants, Invest Hospitality, is still running the project with Alain Verzeroli, who worked…

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domains: Assisted Living. For All Ages.

Monday was pet portraits in a velvety lounge at 88 & 90 Lexington Avenue, a condominium development on 26th Street in New York City. Thursday was mixology in the chef’s kitchen at 121 East 22nd Street, the OMA-designed, prism-edged tower built by Toll Brothers. Down at 56 Leonard, otherwise known as the Jenga building in…

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Self-care: How the Deprivation of Ramadan Helps Care for the Spirit

For Muslims, the afterlife guides much of our spirituality. “Die before you die,” the Prophet Muhammad once said. As in: Let that ego go, divorce yourself from your earthly body, seek oneness with God and radiate kindness, humility and compassion. Rabia of Basra, a Muslim saint and Sufi mystic, (who was said to have greatly…

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Udon, Innovated for Your Pleasure

Hanon, a new udon shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was produced by the union of a Tokyo video-production company and a Japanese manufacturer of unusually thin condoms. The condoms became the subject of a series of advertisements on which the production company worked; in one of them, called “Acts of Love,” dancers in London re-enact, with…

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How Making Chocolate Is Like Mixing Cement

What do chocolate and cement have in common? More than you might think. Chocolate is made by mixing liquid and finely ground cacao beans in a device that bears more than a passing resemblance to a cement mixer. In both cases, stirring tiny granules in a fluid results in a substance with very specific properties…

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