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Issue No. 180

The View from Here The rock star and soul of Ukraine

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Views for Days Take in epic scenery, historic passages, and adventures at a slower pace on these 25 spectacular European rail trips

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Uncorking Greatness at 3,000 Feet A journey into Mendoza, Argentina’s treasure chest of undiscovered vineyards and the home of its most storied producer, Catena Zapata

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My Favorite Things Salima Boufelfel, the woman behind Desert Vintage’s stylist-beloved selection of singular sartorial gems, shares her favorite finds, from Parisian tea to a Moroccan lip stain

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Eye of the Beholder It’s no longer enough to simply smell good. For the .01 percent, only a completely custom fragrance will do. And if it costs tens of thousands of dollars, so be it! Our sensible beauty columnist sniffs out the truth of this trend

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Jerry Saltz The Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic reveals his travel routine

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Drink Amor y Amargo A syrupy mojito or sweet piña colada isn’t for everyone. For those who prefer a no-nonsense cocktail, check out America’s only bitters-based… Set Laetitia Rouget There is a time and a place for kitsch. Just ask the French-born, East London–based artist Laetitia Rouget, whose witty ceramics and… Wear Colenimo Those who geek out over fabrics, knits, and mills owe themselves a short jaunt to Columbia Road in East London, where Aya Nakagawa’s designs are… Watch The Old Man & the Pool About halfway through Mike Birbiglia’s latest one-man show, The Old Man & the Pool Visit Mayflower Inn & Spa I credit Rebecca Gardner, the interior designer and entertaining maven behind the store Houses & Parties, for making me reconsider ruffles… Wear Hanro At some point in the winter, you just give up. You accept the early bedtime, the reliance on carbohydrates, and even the need for long underwear Drink Amor y Amargo A syrupy mojito or sweet piña colada isn’t for everyone. For those who prefer a no-nonsense cocktail, check out America’s only bitters-based… Set Laetitia Rouget There is a time and a place for kitsch. Just ask the French-born, East London–based artist Laetitia Rouget, whose witty ceramics and… Wear Colenimo Those who geek out over fabrics, knits, and mills owe themselves a short jaunt to Columbia Road in East London, where Aya Nakagawa’s designs are… Watch The Old Man & the Pool About halfway through Mike Birbiglia’s latest one-man show, The Old Man & the Pool Visit Mayflower Inn & Spa I credit Rebecca Gardner, the interior designer and entertaining maven behind the store Houses & Parties, for making me reconsider ruffles… Wear Hanro At some point in the winter, you just give up. You accept the early bedtime, the reliance on carbohydrates, and even the need for long underwear

Vroom, Vroom! What’s not to love about gas? Hint: almost everything

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Open Book

Pattie Boyd’s Life in Pictures She married George Harrison and then Eric Clapton, was a muse for Mary Quant and David Hockney, and was photographed by David Bailey and Norman Parkinson, among others. Now the English model is publishing a book about it all

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A Different Kind of Holiday How to enjoy Christmas alone in the big city

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Dining at the Clink One of London’s best restaurants is extremely rough around the edges

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It’s a Very Merry Morning Meeting James Wolcott joins the podcast this week to discuss the pleasures of the solo Christmas

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Diego Calva For his first role in an American movie, the Mexican actor stars alongside Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie in the Hollywood epic Babylon

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Art That’s Out of This World Meteorites are rare, expensive, and being snapped up by collectors

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Books

Saxophone Colossus: The Life and Music of Sonny Rollins

by Aidan Levy
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Murder, They Wrote

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Midcentury Cocktails: History, Lore, and Recipes from America’s Atomic Age

by Cecelia Tichi
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Jess Walter’s Rules for Writing Eight Questions with the author, who discusses inspiration, his process, and the moment he realized Obama was a fan

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“Getting coal in my stocking is part of my winter energy plan.”

High Times in José Ignacio How a pair of restaurants helped turn a sleepy Uruguayan fishing town into a worldwide destination—without sacrificing its charm

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Dame Frances Campbell-Preston Harry Mount remembers his cousin, the Queen Mother’s oldest surviving lady-in-waiting

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The season for giving.
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Issue No. 180
December 24, 2022
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Issue No. 180
December 24, 2022