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Colleen Egan

Beauty Bag Essentials for Labor Day Weekend (and Beyond)

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Before you shake the sand out of your beach tote for the last time, there’s still one more (official) weekend of summer revelry to be had. So make this a great one, with our newest beauty products (aka “the keepers”) that have earned a permanent place in our weekend bag. Restorsea Reviving Cleanser:  As tough [...]

Martha’s Makeup Artist Shares Some of Her Must-Have Products

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This week we stopped by the gorgeous New York City flagship store and spa of AmorePacific, an Asian skin-care and beauty brand that has been gaining a lot of U.S. fans, including Martha Stewart. AmorePacific was the first skin-care company to use green-tea extract from its own green-tea garden, located off the coast of Korea [...]

What to Eat, Where to Sleep, and What to Buy in Round Top, Texas

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We’re not sure if everything is bigger in Texas, but Living crafts editor and product designer Hannah Milman can certainly vouch for the antiques fairs. In our March issue, Hannah takes us on a tour through the magic and mayhem that is Round Top, Texas — the site of a massive series of antiques fairs [...]

How to Decorate Cakes Like a Pro

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Homemade cakes are baked with love and decorated with…good intentions? My favorite part of birthday parties and weddings is cake time, and not just because I’m a frosting fanatic. I’m fascinated by beautifully-decorated cakes, but I always assumed that learning how to pipe roses or create artfully swoopy finishes would require spending hours in an [...]

10 Unexpected Uses for Herbs

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Dill with omelets. Cilantro with guacamole. Chives with baked potatoes. Some herbs seem so connected with certain foods that we don’t even question them — or experiment with new combinations. So when we featured Beverly McClare’s Nova Scotia herb farm, Tangled Garden, in our March issue, we were excited to ask her for any surprising [...]

Scandi Style

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We were so inspired by the Scandinavian style in the January issue’s “Northern Light” story that we asked two Swedish tastemakers for decor ideas. Jen Mankins (above right) owns Bird, a beloved chain of New York boutiques, and Starrett Zenko Ringbom (above left) is the media director for Bird. Lucky for us, they were happy [...]

Gingerbread Houses with a Modernist Twist

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It might take a village to raise a child, but Anna Harrington is helping kids make the village. A gingerbread village, that is. At her Yummy Time! cooking workshops at Pomme in Brooklyn, the mother of two guides 4- to 8-year-olds through the construction and decoration of gingerbread “hauses.” “Gingerbread hauses are modernist gingerbread houses,” Anna [...]