Admiring the Trees of Paris

As a Paris resident, I scarcely paid attention to the city’s tree-scape until a few years ago, when I stumbled upon an arresting scene of a young man stretched out in the elbow of a low-lying branch of a Japanese pagoda tree, its leaves skimming the pond at Buttes-Chaumont Park in the 19th arrondissement. From…

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Anne Saxelby Remembered With a Legacy Fund

Anne Saxelby, the downtown cheesemonger and promoter of American cheeses who died last year, has been remembered with a fund that offers monthlong paid apprenticeships for young adults to live on sustainable farms. Next month, that organization, the Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund, will host a fund-raiser at the Chelsea Market, featuring 60 of Ms. Saxelby’s…

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‘Tito’s in a Can,’ Just Add Vodka

With all the canned hard seltzers and ready-to-drink cocktails lining store shelves, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, a corn-based cult favorite from Austin, Texas, has taken a D.I.Y. route with a charity angle. It has introduced a sturdy, fairly slim stainless steel double-walled 16-ounce can containing no drink, with net proceeds donated to charities the company supports.…

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