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I warned the rabbis not to worry if they heard a lot of splashing in the mikveh, the ritual Jewish bath where I would immerse myself and say a prayer to mark my conversion to Judaism. At nine months pregnant, “I’m very buoyant,” I explained.<p>A few minutes (and some splashing) later, I emerged from …Religion
DENIM SHORTS One of my go to staples any time of year is a great pair of distressed denim shorts. You can dress them up or down with a pair of heels or boots. You can pair them with a structured blazer or an oversized sweater. So comfy and versatile - it’s an absolute must have in my wardrobe! It’s about time to update my closet with a few new pairs so I did a little online shopping last night…here are a few of my favorite pairs out there right now! PS: If you live somewhere cold, throw on some black tights underneath with some black motorcycle boots ;)
Traveler, surfer and photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh recently captured the rare site of nearly frozen waves breaking on the island of Nantucket. The frigid New England temperatures have turned the sea off the coast of Massachusetts into sheets of water that Nimerfroh likened to “slushies.” The …New England
He created a Tumblr, 9-eyes — named after the 9 cameras Google Street View uses— where he curates the best images he finds.<p>Rafman says sometimes he picks a location and "just wanders," captivated by what he sees.<p>He also doesn't document where exactly the photos were taken.<p>He told The New York Times …Google Street View
© Galeries / Offset<p>I’ve been watching a lot of Drugs, Inc. lately. Equal parts terrifying and thought-provoking, the National Geographic show covers …
When people are browsing around online for photographs to use, be them for an article, a project or something else, it’s vital to know whether or not …
Cue the new romances and rooftop soiréessummer is here and love is in the air. Here, 10 foolproof date ideas and the outfits to wear for each.<p>Cue the new romances and rooftop soirées—summer is here and love is in the air. Here, 10 foolproof date ideas and the outfits to wear for each.
Are ruffles a way of life? If you can relate to all of the below, you might be a hopeless romantic. Plus, see if you are a boho or a classicist.<p>1) Chloé, both then and now, is your designer addiction. You've continuously coveted pieces from the house that Gaby Aghion built throughout Stella, …Florence and the Machine
The Parisian in New York shares an unexpected matchmaking story.<p>I've been friends with Madeleine since we were eight. We lived in the same "quartier" on Rive Gauche, and both have overprotective, working Jewish mothers. Our adolescent summers were spent on Madeleine's estate in the south of France …
A luminous bathroom with a dramatic detail.<p>In a New York City bathroom designed by Alla Akimova, the walls and surfaces are made of glass. But in this luminous room, the drama is really on the floor tile. Read the interview with the designer.
What's more luxe than a canopy bed? Nothing.<p>What's more luxe than a canopy bed? Nothing. These chic designs will make you want to rethink your own room.
It's the universal quest. And it might be way easier to embrace than you think.<p><b>1. Be nice to yourself.</b> "Sometimes the biggest bully you know is you," says Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York Times bestseller <i>May Cause Miracles</i>. "Every thought is an affirmation either lifting you up or …
Whether you're walking down the aisle, heading to a festival or just going out on Friday, consider your hairstyle covered.<p>Whether you're walking down the aisle, heading to a festival or just going out on Friday, consider your hairstyle covered.
"Kate Hudson's coat in Almost Famous is your outerwear style standard. (Penny Lane, is also high on your list of future childrens' names.)"<p>1) Your enduring style icon is, and always will be, Kate Moss. Talitha Getty wins for posthumous spirit animal.<p>2) Your favorite colors are tie dye, paisley, …
Dark spots are my archenemy. Every time I get a pimple, I end up with a hideous scar that stands out against my dark complexion. Like most women who struggle with hyperpigmentation, I've tried slathering on bleaching creams to fade acne scars and blemishes. While some have worked, I'm still …
(Image credit: Natalie Grasso)<p><b>Name:</b> Rachel and Tiernan Mennen <b><br>Location:</b> Bloomingdale; Washington, DC <b><br>Size:</b> 2,700 square feet (including English …Lake Erie
Sunshine and color breathe life into a young family's home.<p>Sunshine and color breathe life into a young family's suburban Tudor in Rye, New York. Designer Sara Gilbane filled the traditional space, originally built in 1919, with nature motifs and jewel-tones hues.
Secret tricks of the trade.<p>From adding dark, drama-inducing lampshades to creating ceilings with style, design experts reveal their best home-decorating tips and offer up insider tricks-of-the-trade.
Getting Hired: To Work at Smart Design, Be Organized, Show Your Passion—and Check Out These Four Illustrations
<i>This post is part of our Getting Hired interviews, in which we solicited job-seeking advice from key hiring personnel at LUNAR, IDEO, Philips, BMW</i> …
Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …Austria
The creative photography of 21-year-old Audrey Simper is an inspiring collection of conceptual portraits that blend real with surreal. Based in Chicago, the self-taught artist brings her imagination alive in subtle and not-so-subtle digital manipulations. Whether there's a third hand reaching out …Art