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Evelyn’s Table

Perhaps the best ingredient for a new restaurant opening in London is three talented brothers all under the age of 30. Luke, Nathaniel, and Theo Selby grew up in West Sussex with an English father and a Filipino mother. Their credentials are as good as they come—the three chefs started their careers at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons under two-Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc. Luke, the eldest, later became head chef at the much-lauded (but now closed) Michelin-starred restaurant Dabbous. After England, Luke was off to Japan to work for a three-Michelin-starred chef in Tokyo. Now the three brothers, with Luke as the head chef, have taken over a restaurant: Evelyn’s Table. Situated in the cellar of a pub in Soho, the restaurant seats only 10 people at a time, for a five-course menu. Combining classic French cuisine with Japanese techniques, dishes have included monkfish with mushroom dashi, mackerel with umeboshi, and miso fudge wrapped in rice paper. ( —Bridget Arsenault


David Yurman

In the event that you are a) looking for new jewelry, and b) looking to support breast-cancer research, David Yurman has just the thing. The brand has debuted a new collection of designs—all pink!—and a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. There are updated takes on the classic Cable Bracelet, including a rubberized version, but our favorite is this sparkling pinky ring, made of 18-karat rose gold and set with pink sapphires. ($3,900; —Ashley Baker


Ralph Lauren

We know, we know. It’s only October. But unrepentant shoppers are aware that the very best winter coats hit the racks early and sell out quickly. Which is why there’s no reason to delay purchasing the Isla wool, glen-plaid coat from Ralph Lauren. Importantly, it’s brown, so you will distinguish yourself from the masses of black overcoats that overrun the city streets each winter. Its neutral palette and stylish cut ensure that the mere act of putting it on feels like a happy occasion. Given how tired we will be of the cold weather come late March, that’s worth a lot. ($2,890; —Ashley Baker



We’re always on the hunt for the perfect nightcap. Enter the new podcast by comedians Noah Weiner and Landon Lichtenstein—two self-described “neurotic gay Jews” who struggle with sleep-time anxiety—which is better than a warm cup of Irish cream. Like a wacky lullaby from your drunk aunt, their podcast features young comedians telling real-life bedtime stories in soothing voices meant to gently lull you to sleep. With guests such as the writer and actor Catherine Cohen and The Good Place’s Brandon Scott Jones, Culm is the podcast equivalent of going to a stand-up set after popping one too many melatonin gummies. At once relaxing and entertaining, it’s for insomniacs and easy sleepers alike. After all, counting sheep is so passé. ( —Sarah Nechamkin


RMS Beauty

In the mid-2000s, after decades working as a fashion-world makeup artist, Rose-Marie Swift became quite ill with a sickness her doctors couldn’t diagnose. While purging her life of toxins, she discovered that many of her go-to makeup products contained toxic chemicals and heavy metals. So, in 2009, she started her own “clean” makeup line, RMS Beauty, which swaps out sulfates and preservatives for coconut and buriti oils. Her Lip2Cheek collection offers four tinted creams that can work as lip gloss, highlighter, blush, and eye shadow. The palette makes applying makeup as easy as finger painting, and the coral and dusty-rose colors are subtle enough that even a kindergartner could use them. ($25, —Jensen Davis


Big Spoon Roasters

The question that keeps me up at night is not which brand of nut butter is the best, because it is, without a doubt, Big Spoon Roasters. The question that keeps me up is: Which Big Spoon Roasters flavor is the best? Mark and Megan Overbay, a husband-and-wife duo, started the small-batch nut-butter company in Durham, North Carolina, in 2010 with just four flavors—simple blends such as peanut pecan and peanut almond. Now they sell about a dozen rotating flavors at a time. Their current offerings range from lemon-coconut cashew butter to crunchy sorghum peanut butter to apple-pie spice. Every batch is handmade, as you can tell from the texture, which is somewhere between creamy and chunky. I even recommend their Wag Butter, which is technically made for dogs. Its ingredients—just peanuts, organic chia seeds, and organic virgin coconut oil—are better than most you’ll find in peanut butters sold for humans. ($14.95, —Jensen Davis

Issue No. 118
October 16, 2021
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Issue No. 118
October 16, 2021