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Issue No. 123

The View from Here How quickly a buzzword can become a buzzkill

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Fashion to Die For Inside the true story of the murder that rocked the Gucci dynasty—and inspired Ridley Scott’s upcoming film

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Watch Love Life Season One of Love LifeHBO Max’s first original scripted show, which debuted with the streaming service in May 2020—was a multi-year… Wear Michael Kors Calling all real New Yorkers (residents or those who occupy the city in spirit): this holiday season, Michael Kors is here for you… Eat Petee’s Pie Company Eleven Madison Park is offering a $375 take-home Thanksgiving meal with a whole, roasted kabocha squash in lieu of a turkey… Listen Operator American TelNet, the most popular phone-sex line of the early 1990s, started as a therapy line. Men took the newspaper ads… Prepare Cooking for Artists For the holidays, the Gagosian Shop has re-stocked its supply of Mina Stone’s hard-to-find cookbook, Cooking for Artists Sparkle Van Cleef & Arpels For those who have been very, very good this year, a new creation from Van Cleef & Arpels beckons. The diamond-encrusted… Watch Love Life Season One of Love LifeHBO Max’s first original scripted show, which debuted with the streaming service in May 2020—was a multi-year… Wear Michael Kors Calling all real New Yorkers (residents or those who occupy the city in spirit): this holiday season, Michael Kors is here for you… Eat Petee’s Pie Company Eleven Madison Park is offering a $375 take-home Thanksgiving meal with a whole, roasted kabocha squash in lieu of a turkey… Listen Operator American TelNet, the most popular phone-sex line of the early 1990s, started as a therapy line. Men took the newspaper ads… Prepare Cooking for Artists For the holidays, the Gagosian Shop has re-stocked its supply of Mina Stone’s hard-to-find cookbook, Cooking for Artists Sparkle Van Cleef & Arpels For those who have been very, very good this year, a new creation from Van Cleef & Arpels beckons. The diamond-encrusted…
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My Favorite Things Lizzie Tisch—founder of recently launched curation consultancy, LTD, member of the International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame, and contributing editor to Town & Country—shares the items that currently have her attention

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Roman’s Holiday It’s not all about the food—Thanksgiving also presents an opportunity to find order in a world of chaos

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World on a String Tony Sarg transformed the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with his fantastical designs

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Landing Gear A magical, musical box of tricks from Sweden; a new videoconferencing service making remote meetings a treat; a sleek espresso machine spawning legions of at-home baristas; and more

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“I was really hoping we wouldn’t have to get insurance involved.”

Good Eggs

When the imperial Russian goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé opened a store in London, in 1903, the news met a frosty reception in St. Petersburg. “Now that that silly Fabergé has his shop in London,” complained Maria Feodorovna to her sister Queen Alexandra of England, “you have everything, and I can’t send you anything new, so I am furious.” Exchanging gifts was an important protocol in Edwardian society, a facet of the social balls and weekend house parties that defined a season. Until World War I officially ended the era, it was a golden age of gift giving. READ ON

The Alexander Palace Egg, 1908. Made by chief workmaster Henrik Wigström, the piece is included in a sweeping Fabergé exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Daniel Humm Is Eighty-Sixed And other strange news about these curious days …

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The Only Podcast You Need Weekends are for tuning out the world … and tuning in to Morning Meeting

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The Secret History An exhibition at the Jewish Museum sheds light on the story of the famed Ephrussi family, told by Edmund de Waal in The Hare with Amber Eyes

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She Runs the Table Skye McAlpine doesn’t just kill it in the kitchen; she nails the presentation as well. Now you can, too

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“Mom, Dad—college changed me.”

Caroline Schiff The Brooklyn chef was in charge of her restaurant’s sourdough starter during the pandemic. She turned the experience into a cookbook filled with epic desserts

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The Real Pulp Fiction Hard Case Crime reissues the best in hard-boiled crime novels—and has turned Stephen King into a contributor

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Full Frontal Louis In his 1964 best-seller, The Rector of Justin, Louis Auchincloss shrank from taking on sexual predation in New England prep schools. Four decades later, he made up for it

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Open Book

High Rollers A new coffee-table book pays homage to the hottest roller disco of 1980s West Hollywood: Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace


Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture

by Justine Picardie
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The Sinner and the Saint: Dostoevsky and the Gentleman Murderer Who Inspired a Masterpiece

by Kevin Birmingham
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“I identify as wolf.”

The Riviera’s New Jewel Bonne chance getting a table at Mauro Colagreco’s Ceto …

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Beatlemania

Get ready for Get Back with this collection of Fab Four covers, from Lonnie Mack, Santo & Johnny, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Troy, and more

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The season of self-indulgence.
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In Memoriam

Richard David Story (1952–2021)

Issue No. 123
November 20, 2021
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Issue No. 123
November 20, 2021