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Green Acre #53: A Garden Feast for Mothers (and Others)

Planting, reading or just drooling, there’s a flowery future for Mom.

May 10, 2017

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The Sketchy Benefits of Charcoal Products

On a quest to find a plastic-free toothbrush, our well-being editor comes across a slew of charcoal-containing products that may not live up to their hype.

May 8, 2017

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Glass Sculptures in the Garden

Glass artist Dale Chihuly lights up The New York Botanical Garden.

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Bridge Speak

Playing bridge requires speaking a different language.

May 7, 2017

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2017 Kips Bay Showhouse

As always, the Kips Bay decorator showhouse has lots of ideas.

May 6, 2017

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Weekend Reading: Rabbit Cake

Grief and dry humor make a compelling combination in this indie-press debut novel.

May 4, 2017

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Green Acre #52: Green with Envy Over Yellowwood

Never heard of a yellowwood tree? They’re in their full glory now at the National Arboretum.

May 3, 2017

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Selling the Family Jewels

Here’s what to do with (and how to think about) the stuff Aunt Emily left behind.

May 2, 2017

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Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave

Belgian paper artist Isabelle de Borchgrave makes a princess’s portrait at the Frick come alive.

May 1, 2017

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Weekend Reading: No One Is Coming to Save Us

Once we see firsthand how small our dreams have been, do we aim higher or let resentment take over?

April 27, 2017

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Green Acre #51: Scents of a Garden

Who needs Jo Malone when I can delight in the fragrant bouquet of my house.

April 26, 2017

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A Jacket to Spring For

A jaunty jacket with patch pockets and notched lapels in a shade of yellow that won’t get old.

April 25, 2017

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Placebos Redux

Placebo, nocebo. Shakespeare was right. There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

April 24, 2017

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I Hate Eating Out

It’s nice to be treated with respect when you go out to eat — and get a menu — without waving at your waiter.

April 23, 2017

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Weekend Reading: The Shadow Land

Sometimes you have to travel through another culture’s sinister history to truly discover the world.

April 20, 2017

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Jewels of the Smithsonian Craft Show

Meet some of the artists who will be making their first-time appearance at the prestigious juried show.

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Green Acre #50: Would You Hire Me . . .

. . . to write about gardening? And other imponderable questions.

April 19, 2017

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Searching for the Gold Standard in Sunscreens

It’s not easy finding the sunscreen of your dreams.

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