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Model Behavior: My Brush With Hair Modeling

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About six months ago, I fell victim to an disastrous haircut at a salon in Manhattan that shall remain nameless. (Bangs are an excellent look for Michelle Obama, not for me.) After months of avoiding mirrors and handfuls of bobby pins to hide my newly hacked locks, enter Frédéric Fekkai. All-knowing Melissa Goldstein clued me in [...]

Cronut-Inspired Dessert Mashups

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Cupcakes are old news. The newest sugary sensation to sweep our fair city is the Cronut—the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by Dominque Ansel at his SoHo bakery last month, in which flaky, butter-impregnated laminated dough is cut into a doughnut shape, deep-fried, rolled in sugar, filled, then glazed. With a limited production of 300 a day [...]

Coming Soon: The High Line Hotel

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Living got an exclusive sneak peek at the lobby of the the High Line Hotel, which will open late this spring in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. By the looks of this sketch from architecture and interior-design heavyweight Roman and Williams, the cozy 60-room property will be a beauty, filled with vintage furniture found along [...]

Mensday Wednesday: Mad For Chicken

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Imagine this being said in Homer Simpson’s thick-witted and salivary voice: “Mmmmmm Korean fried chicken.” Granted all fried chicken is pretty amazing. In fact, it is more noticeable when you have fried chicken that isn’t good. I could count the amount of bad fried chicken I’ve had on one hand. It’s sort of like the [...]

So You Want to be a Mixologist?

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Have you ever dreamed of being the glamorous, smoothly proficient mixologist in command behind the bar of a high-end cocktail den? It takes more than an exquisite moustache and a love of bitters to do this job. I talked to three of the best bartenders in New York City to find out what it took [...]

Mensday Wednesday: La Fusta

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Leaving the (admittedly large) influence of native peoples aside, Argentinian cuisine in many ways parallels that of the good old U S of A, i.e. there is LOTS of beef. A couple factors come into play here: to begin with, you can look at the initially sparsely populated country side of each region (sparsely populated [...]

Russ & Daughters Celebrates 99 Years of the “House that Herring Built”

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Bagels and lox lovers, take note: next Tuesday you can finally get your hands on Mark Russ Federman’s book “Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House that Herring Built” (Shocken). In advance of the release, photographer Matthew Hranek — a devoted Russ & Daughters fan for 20 years — interviewed Mark at the [...]

Mensday Wednesday: Kafana

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When contemplating European food, the cuisine of Serbia is hardly the first thing that springs to mind. Serbia? You mean the former Yugoslav republic? They were, like, communist, weren’t they? I thought only boring things came out of communist countries like drab apartment blocs, efficient-to-the-point-of-mechanized sports teams, and censorship? The imaginary me asking those questions [...]