Get a Whiff of This

“You know that scene where Mary is washing Jesus’s feet with an alabaster jar of nard?” David Moltz said recently. “It’s such a spiritual moment in the history of civilization — what would it smell like?” Nard, or spikenard, a lesser-known essential oil than lavender, bergamot or jasmine, is best known from its biblical reference…

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Why Fashion Still Loves NFTs

By the time Warren Lotas’ first store opened its doors in Los Angeles on a recent Saturday morning, hundreds of people had already queued up outside. Some had started camping out the night before, eager to get early access to a streetwear brand known for its namesake designer’s distinctive heavy metal-inspired, hand-painted illustrations and high-quality…

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The Joy of Ham and Cheese

Good morning. You miss me? I was in France for work, and if the food wasn’t as great as I’d dreamed it might be, after more than two years in the home office, at least there were ham and cheese sandwiches. Jambons beurres: warm, skinny baguettes with unsalted butter and thin slices of juicy ham…

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House Hunting in Ecuador: An Andes Retreat Outside Cuenca for $550,000

A Four-Bedroom Contemporary Home in Ecuador $550,000 Perched at the eastern edge of El Cajas National Park, a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve, this contemporary home sits on four undulating acres outside of Cuenca, Ecuador’s third-largest city. With the 110-square-mile park as its backdrop, the four-bedroom, three-bath house “is isolated and surrounded by nature,” said Ashley Rogers,…

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