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Food + Drinks

The Ultimate Guide to Day Drinking

Proper daytime drinking requires the intestinal fortitude needed for marathons, not sprints. But it also requires a strategy (plus water and food, and did we say water?). Those rosé refills can land you in that sad, sad place where you nod off earlier than is socially acceptable. "You want to feel buzzed but also refreshed," says Natasha David, a bartender who worked under Keith McNally and Danny Meyer before opening Nitecap in New York City this year. "You want to go on a friend's roof and watch the sunset, not pass out in a cab." That's easier to avoid now, see more
Fashion

Giorgio Armani Doesn't Want You to Be Afraid of Taking a Vacation

Giorgio Armani turns 80 today, but the elder statesman of Italian fashion is just as spry and active as men half his age. see more
Fashion

This Week in Fashion: Jerry Seinfeld Models for Rag & Bone, Michael Kors Bets on Menswear

The week's top fashion news stories. Turns out fashion wasn't quite done mining Seinfeld for inspiration. Rag & Bone cast the show's star, Jerry Seinfeld, as one of the models in its new Friends & Family series. The famous comedian wears a pair of $275 slip on sneakers and black-and-white striped jeans in his portrait. We wonder how they'll fit in with all the white trainers he wore on TV? (Styleite) see more
Food + Drinks

Summer's Coolest Cocktail Ingredient: Sugar Snap Peas

There was a time when muddling mint in our mojitos was the zenith of fresh cocktails. Then the farmer's market craze befell us, and our martinis started blushing magenta with the addition of beets, gimlets got an herbaceous boost from celery, and kale started making its way into margaritas. This summer, bartenders are latching on to another green ingredient: sugar snap peas. The sweet, crunchy stir-fry staple—iron-rich and packed with Vitamin C—adds texture and color to the season's leading libations. see more
Food + Drinks

The 5 Best Food Festivals Remaining This Summer

Just because perennial food-festival favorites like the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen and innovative upstarts like Sud de France came and went already this year doesn't mean that summer's good eats are completely over. Below, five food fests well worth planning a trip around. see more
Shopping

We Want It: Rapha's Classic Cycling Jersey

The Rapha Club Jersey ($175; rapha.cc) is a staple of the brand's subtle performance collection, redesigned this summer in homage to Italy's premier races, including the 186-mile Milan–San Remo. Made from a wool blend to keep riders comfortable in both cool and warm temperatures, it's just as versatile on this continent, should you want to, say, bike from Manhattan to Montauk and back (nearly the same distance). see more
Celebrity

Tom Hanks on the Least Comfortable Kind of Movie Set and Why He Rarely Plays the Bad Guy

Mr. Hanks, what kind of film shoots do you hate the most? The most uncomfortable you can be making a movie, I swear to God, is if you have to shoot a wedding scene for two weeks. A wedding scene is a nightmare. You have to wear a tuxedo every day, and it has to look nice, and they are always combing your hair. It's a drag and every day you have to pretend to be at the wedding for two days. I'd rather do a thing where I get beaten up for a couple of hours every day. see more
Health

The MSG Debate is Back

Gwyneth Paltrow famously quipped that she'd "rather die than let her kids eat Cup-a-Soup." We're guessing the MSG content was high on her list of offending ingredients. The food additive has sparked controversy among scientists, nutritionists and the general public for years, causing many health-conscious eaters to navigate their way around MSG, while chefs like Momofuku's David Chang favor it—both as modern-day invention and flavor enhancer. As MSG re-enters the cultural conversation, the question remains: To eat it or not? see more
Health

Good-Looking People Get Sick Less, Study Says

This isn't just another report from the School of Obviousness—it's the result of a decades-long study (published in the Journal of Evolution & Human Behavior that claims that the more attractive a person is, the healthier he or she usually is. see more
Design

Hot New Homes: The Biggest, Most Beautiful Pools On The Planet

That cute pool you've been sipping beer by this summer has nothing on these splashy million-dollar affairs. You wish you lived here. Location: Infinity pool with waterfall in Bel-Air, California Price: $45,000,000 Size: 16,000 square feet Key selling points: This three-level, glass mansion's custom-tiled, tiered, infinity pool looks over a private park, cascading down a stone wall to create a minimalist waterfall. Sleek in looks and function, a tap-and-swipe of your iPad controls the integrated audio system throughout the home's three living rooms, fitness center, home theater, two studies, six suites, and double-height gallery. Listing: The Agency • • • see more
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