Breaking the Curse of the It Bag

One evening in early December 2019, Daniel Lee, the carrot-topped, newish designer of the Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta, went to the Fashion Awards in London to see how his brand had fared. He wore a black Bottega tuxedo and a black Bottega turtleneck, and sat at a table with the Bottega chief executive, Bartolomeo…

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Live Updates: Economic Fallout From Coronavirus Grows

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA man in a face mask inside HSBC’s Hong Kong headquarters last month.Credit…Anthony Wallace/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Economic pain from the epidemic is continuing to spread. Economic fallout from the epidemic continued to spread on Tuesday, with new evidence emerging in manufacturing, financial markets, commodities, banking and other…

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Sugars With a Floral Note

Il Fiorista, the Mediterranean restaurant with a floral theme and a retail counter, is now selling condiments seasoned with flowers, spices and herbs. Among them are intriguingly scented sugars: coarse-textured orange blossom-vanilla, finer jasmine-honey and powdery clove maple. Your French toast will never be the same. They also sell butterfly pea flowers, a trendy cocktail…

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There’s a Story Around This Cake

For its new Keret Cake, Breads Bakery’s Proustian moment was a short story, “Crumb Cake,” by Etgar Keret, an award-winning Israeli author who wrote it for the bakery. The cake, a moist, slightly citrusy golden loaf topped with crumbs and bits of dried raspberry, was created by a Breads baker, with input from the writer.…

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