Lydia A Bastianelli

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Black Houses: The Pros and Cons of a Dark Painted Facade

Black is a color to take seriously. Dark colors add drama and depth, and black painted houses send a message that you’re not afraid to be noticed. …

San Francisco

How the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Does a Pantry Purge

As we move to a new office, the Bon Appétit test kitchen is purging and organizing their workspace. Use some of their rules in your own kitchen.<p>Later this month, the <i>Bon Appétit</i> crew is moving from Times Square to our shiny, brand-new offices in One World Trade. Everyone is frantically clearing our …

Kitchens

Happy Boxing Day! Here’s the most festive fun happening in London today – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 10:15 am, December 26, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment<p>Revel in the last remnants of Christmas spirit by visiting <b>Hyde Park Winter Wonderland</b> …

Photos Merge London's Ghosts of Christmas Past

Father Christmas

Avoid the Mall and Make These DIY Edible Holiday Gifts Instead

Don't fight the crowds—everyone on your list will go crazy for these homemade edible holiday gifts.<p>Last-minute shopping is not a pleasant way to spend the holiday season. Instead of hitting the stores, use your precious spare to make these edible gifts instead. And hey—if you want to make a test …

Dessert

New "Bachelor" Promo Crowns Chris Soules "Prince Farming"

The clip also teases A PREGNANCY TEST. Spoilers within!<p>Though the show doesn't premiere until next year (January 5th, mark your calendars), ABC is already ramping up its promotional efforts for the new season of <i>The Bachelor</i>. A juicy new promo released this week features the first proper footage …

The 24 Most Extravagant Weddings of All Time

Some of the biggest bashes in history.<p>With Kimye's nuptials finally here, we're feeling a bit of wedding nostalgia. You think the Kardashian clan invented the grandiose, celeb-filled wedding extravaganza? <i>Please.</i> Here are some of the biggest bashes in history. <i>Via ELLE.com</i>

Weddings

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Beaches

33 Celebrity Brunette Shades We Love

The best dark hair in Hollywood.<p>The beauty of brown hair is its gorgeous versatility. An earthy base can be transformed into a glossy espresso, lightened to a warm honey, tinted red, or turned ombré. Click through our edit of the prettiest brunettes to get inspired before your next color …

Hair

13 Unglamorous Things About Living In New York City

From the cost of rent to the subway smells, the things Carrie Bradshaw didn't warn you about.<p>Last week a study found that New York City was deemed the unhappiest city in America. While this may come as a surprise to some, us New Yorkers have a lot of not-so-pleasant things that we deal with on a …

New York City

John Galliano Turns 54

John Galliano, the designer who previously headed up Givenchy, Christian Dior, and his own eponymous label, as well as some designs for Oscar de la …

10 Designer Bags Every Woman Should Own

Because collecting handbags is arguably an art form.<p>Collecting handbags, when done well, can arguably be considered an art form. In homage to that, here are the 10 bags every woman should have in her closet— get your check list started.

Clothing

Why I Eat A Plant-Based Diet

The on-trend diet isn't a fad and it's way more sustainable than it sounds. Here's how I started eating more veggies and grains and loved every healthy second of it.<p>I started eating a whole foods plant-based diet nine months ago. I had gained 20-something pounds from a hormone-related health issue …

14 Best Hair Masks to Repair Summer Sun Damage

When you've had your fun in the surf and sun, it's time for some hair R&R. Here, a curated list of our top picks that will mend even the most sun-damaged strands.<p>To use a hair mask, or to not use a hair mask, and <i>when</i>? The answer: pretty much once a week, according to most experts. But when you're …

Is This the Bag for Winter? (It's Already a Celeb Favorite!)

Ever since Stuart Vevers showed his first collection at the helm of Coach during New York Fashion Week, he's made a point to draw on the brand's …

Out-of-the-Ordinary Thanksgiving Desserts

This impressive three-tier cake can be refrigerated for up to three days before serving. Just top with whipped cream before unveiling it for your guests.

Festive Fashion for Christmas

Looks that will get you in the ho-ho-holiday spirit<p>SANTA ISN’T THE ONLY ONE putting on a suit. But with a list of party invites as long as St. Nick’s curly beard, figuring out what to wear can be a hairy task. Like the perfect gift, the right outfit requires the right intelligence: knowing the …

Clothing

British Airways’ Parent Saves on Plumbing

Efforts at IAG Are Part of a Push to Achieve Sustainable Profitability<p>LONDON—Tired of flushing money away, British Airways parent International Consolidated Airlines Group SA has sought to cut costs in unusual places, like its lavatories.<p>Toilet doors and faucets, once varied across IAG’s three …

British Airways