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Attersee is annoying. Our financial planner would be so much happier if this brand, founded by former fashion editor Isabel Wilkinson Schor, simply didn’t exist. It was bad enough when we developed a fondness for the designer’s pants (especially the satin cocktail style) and scarves (don’t miss the herringbone wrap, which belongs in the first-class-amenity kit of any respectable airline). Now Attersee’s dressier fare is undermining our attempts to keep it all casual. Let’s take the sculpted vest, which we’ve been wearing all too often in ivory (and perhaps sand too, but we’ll never admit it). Such a versatile and polished piece to layer under jackets of all persuasions, it also works beautifully on its own (jeans, any possible skirt, and, best of all, loose, straight-leg pants). Now the damn thing comes in two shades of velvet (black and dark green). Who needs to go on vacation, anyway? ($495, —Ashley Baker


Via Carota Craft Cocktails

On any given day, patient New Yorkers gather on Grove Street with hopes of indulging their stomachs at the West Village’s Via Carota. Now, however, James Beard Award–winning chefs Jody Williams and Rita Sodi are bringing a taste of their rustic, 17th-century-inspired trattoria to homes across the country, thanks to six glass-bottled craft cocktails, which include variations on the martini, Negroni, and old-fashioned. If you’re in Manhattan, pair the ready-to-pour range with Via Carota’s signature insalata verde and tonnarelli cacio e pepe —courtesy of Caviar—for a delectable dining experience that requires braving no line. ($39, —Zoe Ruffner



About one year before Keith Raniere was convicted of sex trafficking and racketeering, journalist Vanessa Grigoriadis spent several hours with the founder and members of NXIVM. Reporting on the “self help” cult for The New York Times, she recorded and saved every conversation. She’s turned those unpublished audio clips and the process of reporting into a new podcast, Infamous. Grigoriadis and her co-host, Gabriel Sherman, take listeners inside their process of reporting scandalous stories for magazines, from Grigoriadis’s revisiting her trip to Panama City Beach, Florida, to investigate the Girls Gone Wild franchise, to Sherman’s recalling his hours spent with Steve Bannon. Miraculously, their old recordings have excellent audio quality. ( —Jensen Davis


Andrew Bush

The Rose Bowl Flea Market is the closest thing to a sporting event many Los Angelenos dare attend. The sun beats down upon the concrete, which stretches for miles below the vast sea of stalls. People prepare to walk for hours in search of vintage motorcycle jackets, diamond rings, handmade rugs, and silk nightgowns. It’s hard work but often well rewarded. Andrew Bush captures the wide diversity of the flea market and its visitors in his new photography book. He snaps portraits of people posing with their finds, proving that one person’s trash is another’s treasure. Men’s-street-style designer Sean Wotherspoon writes the foreword, offering a fresh commentary on disposable culture and the future of fashion. ($53.45, —Clara Molot


Antiques on Instagram

England is not suffering from a lack of brick-and-mortar purveyors of antique and vintage furnishings. But the most ’23 means of procuring these items is now happening on Instagram. Individual dealers who empty entire apartments and homes (in both town and country) post their well-priced finds on Stories, and the first followers to respond will receive an invoice. It’s a bit of a blood sport, but all in good fun. Our current favorites: @nataliavioletantiques, for sumptuous Colefax and Fowler curtains; @gailie71, for headboards and sofas; @susiq_antiques, for plates and glassware; and @tradchap.antiques, for pottery, vases, and soft furnishings. The cost of international shipping is a consideration, but given the relatively low prices of the items, these purveyors still offer plenty of value. ( —Ashley Baker



When Hollywood isn’t making shows about Silicon Valley and its start-ups (The Dropout, WeCrashed, Super Pumped, The Playlist), its other favorite subject is, well, itself. Shows about the industry and the making of films and television never seem to get old, hence the premise of the new Hulu series Reboot. Starring Paul Reiser, Judy Greer, Keegan-Michael Key, and Rachel Bloom, Reboot tells the story of a fictional 2000s sitcom brought back to air in the present day, re-initiating its original cast with all their original dysfunction. It may not be high art, but it’s fun and endlessly watchable. ( Arsenault

Issue No. 188
February 18, 2023
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Issue No. 188
February 18, 2023