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I was just trying to get home. I had no intention of a flight diversion to Pueblo, Colorado. Or a five-hour interlude on the tarmac there. Or an unexpected red-eye to Newark. But there I was, and thanks to the Max app and my noise-canceling headphones—but mostly Attersee’s Herringbone Wrap—the experience was not entirely soul-crushing. Initially, I had assumed it was a scarf. It could certainly be used as such, but, readers, this is really a throw. Made of alpaca, it is remarkably soft, and while its size is ample, it folds up into a neat little square that can easily be stashed in any old carry-on. And thank goodness I did, because as I attempted to secure a quality night’s sleep in the upright position, this little dose of luxury was soothing to both body and mind. I’ll never take another flight—or go to dinner in a sundress—without it. ($595, —Ashley Baker



Last fall, fine-jewelry aficionados contended with the nearly heart-stopping news that Prada was entering the market. Now the Italian fashion house has introduced rose-gold versions of some of its best-loved pieces. A brooch, earring, and ring are among the tempting offerings, but it’s the Eternal Gold necklace with the mini–triangle pendant that is destined for our wish list. Delicate enough to be worn every day, it is striking on its own, and also makes a wonderful layering piece. ($3,350; —Ashley Baker


Little Liffner

I wouldn’t call Little Liffner’s leather totes and handbags the epitome of “quiet luxury,” but I’m as equally charmed by the Swedish brand’s lack of visible logos as I am by its fetching, but minimalist, closures and hardware—often abstract references to food. The Maccheroni Bag, for example, features a distinctive rounded clasp inspired by founder Paulina Liffner von Sydow’s pasta of choice. Now 10 years old, the brand is growing up and expanding into jewelry, having launched its first collection last fall. The aptly named silver Molecule Bracelet achieves just the right balance between playful and painfully cool, especially when orbiting around a suntanned wrist. ($650, —Laura Neilson


Jeremiah “Dot” Weatherspoon

An ex-N.F.L. player is taking over the New York City private-fitness scene. With a Who’s Who clientele (think Lauren Santo Domingo) Jeremiah “Dot” Weatherspoon is exactly the man to get you the body for which you’ve longed. Be warned: training slots are about as easy to get as the workouts themselves—rewardingly difficult, but not impossible. Come prepared for a combination of high-intensity-interval and weight training. The best part? He comes to you. ($250 per hour, —Jacob Ruttenberg


Consider the Oyster

Much like the chain of events in the children’s book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, if you give a friend a copy of Consider the Oyster, then they will want a dozen of the bivalves to go with it. In M. F. K. Fisher’s classic, written in 1941, the beloved food journalist outlines the briny treat’s origin story before delving into recipes from around the globe. Some dishes are familiar (think à la Rockefeller and au naturel), while others are retro and personal to the writer. Whether it’s your first or your 15th time through, the poetic read is perfect for summer and, at just under 100 pages, short enough to complete in one sitting. You will find yourself extra thankful that modern farming and harvesting techniques have freed oysters from being relegated to months ending in the letter r. ($16, —Gracie Wiener


Betty Buzz

This summer, mocktails have become as ubiquitous as straw handbags and soft-serve pop-ups. Non-drinkers no longer have to settle for a lackluster glass of sparkling water or soda. Instead, they can select delightfully complicated craft concoctions on par with the drinks’ alcoholic counterparts. Blake Lively’s Betty Buzz is the perfect option for those looking to enjoy a quality, guilt-free beverage at home. The non-alcoholic seltzer comes in five flavors: ginger beer, tonic water, sparkling grapefruit, Meyer-lemon club soda, and sparkling lemon lime. Made from a refreshingly uncomplicated combination of ingredients and without artificial colors or sweeteners, each nine-ounce glass bottle contains a low-calorie, low-sugar, and perfectly bubbly elixir. The tonic water is especially good; try it on the rocks for a crisp, well-balanced aperitif. ($8, —Paulina Prosnitz

Issue No. 212
August 5, 2023
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Issue No. 212
August 5, 2023