allyn77

91 Flips | 4 Magazines | 5 Likes | 7 Following | @allyn77 | Keep up with allyn77 on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “allyn77”

The One Thing You Should Never Leave the House Without

With recent plastic bag bans and eco-conscious movements sweeping the nation, now's the time to plan ahead so you don't find yourself in a pinch in …

Cute

What You Really Want to Buy in Florence

Writer and Traveler contributor Amanda Brooks shares her favorite shops in the Tuscan city.<p>I used to write off Florence. Until last spring, I didn't think it offered much beyond the historic museums and a few cozy but rough-around-the-edges restaurants. Then, I ended up there twice in one month for …

Top 10 wine bars in Bordeaux – chosen by experts

Bordeaux holidays,Wine holidays,Food and drink,France holidays,Europe holidays,Bars and clubs,Top 10s,Travel,Wine,Food & drink,Life and style<p>It’s arguably the world’s top wine city. So where do local insiders head for a good glass of red or white with food to match?

Top 10

The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …

The lure of the Loire: where to stay, eat, drink and more

Originating in the rugged central Ardèche region of France and emptying into the Atlantic near the shipbuilding port of Saint Nazaire, the 1,000km-long Loire river is as French as the Mississippi is American. This is the river the French love best: for the soft green beauty of the regions it waters …

The ultimate guide to hiking Italy’s most breathtaking trails

We’re not quite sure why Italy isn’t as popular a hiking destination as places like Patagonia, Iceland, or the Pacific Crest Trail. Italian hiking …

Italy

A local’s guide to Trieste: 10 top tips

<b>Strada Napoleonica</b><p>Discovering Trieste also means discovering The Carso, a steep limestone plateau that follows the Gulf of Trieste and the Slovenia border, is perfect for picnicking, hiking, biking (including e-biking) and rock climbing or just picnicking. There are half-a-dozen trails, but the …

How Florence Became Italy's New Capital of Cool

To truly discover the soul of this city, you’ll have to look beyond its historic center.<p>I did not expect to fall for Florence while eating a Japanese …

5 Free iPhone Apps That Make Grocery Shopping a Little Easier

The biggest hurdle for me in cooking is grocery shopping. I often have to go to multiple stores to get what I want for dinner, and invariably I …

Apps

A Chic Insider’s Guide to the Best of Aix-en-Provence, France

Locals Frédéric Fekkai and Shirin von Wulffen share their secret favorite places to shop, eat, see, and more in Aix-en-Provence, France<p>So picturesque and pastoral is Provence in the south of France that tourism runs rampant here, particularly in the height of summer when fields of lavender dot the …

France

Atelier de Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence | Travel and Sightseeing in France

On the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence, just a 20-minute walk from the Cours Mirabeau, sits the Atelier de Cézanne: the house, studio and now museum of …

A Guide to the Villages of the Luberon, Provence | France Travel

When we think of Provence, chances are we’re thinking of the Luberon. This historic region between Aix-en-Provence and Avignon is perhaps the most …

What to Do in Provence, France

Whether your tastes run to cozy cottages or grand châteaus, beaches or hill towns, long lunches or languid dinners, the south of France delivers. …

A local’s guide to Nice, France: 10 top tips

Nice is booming, despite and in defiance of the terrorist attack that shattered the Bastille Day celebrations here less than two years ago. Irina Brook, daughter of legendary director Peter Brook, who runs the prestigious Théâtre National de Nice, reveals her favourite art venues, restaurants and …

France

Where to Eat in Paris’ Saint-Germain-des-Prés Neighborhood

Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in Paris’ Sixth Arrondissement, remains just as popular as ever today, and a focal point of most visitors’ trips …

France

A Low-Sugar Jam That Tastes Like What It Should and That's FRUIT

It's perfect on toast, but you can cook with it too.<p>Forget our alarms—breakfast is what <i>really</i> gets us out of bed in the morning. Still, it's not all chia puddings and green smoothies. We're decidedly still obsessed with toast, and no, we're not just talking about tomatoes. Jam on toast is a classic …

Food Preservation

The Canterbury Tales is our reading group book for September

The Canterbury Tales has come out of the hat and will be the reading group choice for September. First off: don’t be alarmed! I admit that my initial thoughts could be roughly translated into Middle English as “develes ers” – but the more I think about it, the more I like this challenge. I’ve …

Literature

Love Is Blind by William Boyd review – a rapturous return to form

The novel is hugely readable, entirely engaging and frequently funny<p>In his latest novel, <i>Love Is Blind</i> – his 15th – William Boyd has pulled off an audaciously cunning trick, a literary bait and switch that both delights and surprises. At first glance, this historical travelogue-cum-romance follows …

Books

How “Little Women” Got Big

From Simone de Beauvoir to Stephenie Meyer, the world that Louisa May Alcott created has been an inspiration for generations of female writers.<p>It is doubtful whether any novel has been more important to America’s female writers than Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women,” the story of the four March …

Literature

40+ Recipes That Make Feeding a Crowd a Breeze

Cooking for a crowd, be it a large family gathering or a dinner party, can be a bit of a challenge. Most recipes are scaled to yield four to six servings, and while many can be doubled with some basic math, it's certainly nice to have a handful of options that can be made as is. Here, we've rounded …

Cooking

Roasted Fingerling Potato Crisps with Shallots and Rosemary

Recipe<p>Servings: 4<p>Try to cut the fingerlings no larger than 1/8 inch thick, so that the potatoes will crisp in the oven. (Using a mandolin will allow …

Recipes

This Ingenious Light Keeps Your Shower Germ and Mold-Free

It sounds too good to be true.<p>With cold and flu season just around the corner, you bet your cough drops I'll have my Clorox Disinfecting Wipes on hand 24/7 to scrub down every surface obsessively. Especially now that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made me aware of the more than …

Cleaning

BA’s Best Pesto Recipe Is Here and It's the Perfect Balance of Nuts, Herbs, and Cheese

Do you really need to blanch the basil? Toast the nuts? Grate the garlic? Here’s the deal.<p>“Did you make this with...a mortar and pestle?” We asked Andy Baraghani, tasting his bright green pesto on glossy pasta a few weeks back. He rolled his eyes. If this were Andy’s Best Pesto recipe, he might …

Italian Food

Lemony Cabbage with Mint

8 servings<p>When all the flavors meld, the dried mint blooms and transforms this dish into an addictive slaw that pairs well with fatty cuts of meat. This recipe is from Maydan in Washington, DC, our No. 2 Best New Restaurant 2018.<p>September 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup fresh lemon juice<p>¼ cup dried mint<p>1 …

The Best Way To Make Pound Cake

Many Southerners are certain they know the “right” way to make a pound cake, so we decided to test and compare four very different recipes for this …

Yoga for Women Over 50: Four Poses for Every Fitness Level

The website Lots of Yoga is here to help you learn everything you need to know about starting yoga over 50. Developing a yoga practice in your 50s …

Splendeurs et misères de la vie de star : Jean Seberg, Sainte et Martyre

A 18 ans, elle triomphe à Hollywood en Jeanne d’Arc. A 40, égérie de la nouvelle Vague, elle meurt, harcelée par le FBI et par ses névroses<p>« Jean …

Livres

Joël Robuchon's best mashed potatoes in the world – recipe

It was the recipe that made Joël Robuchon, the Michelin-starred “chef of the century” who has died aged 73, famous and everyone else fat. There are several versions, with the restaurant’s famously consisting of a 2:1 potato to butter ratio. However, the British chef Tom Aikens – who worked for …

mashed potatoes

The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists, Then and Now

From <i>The New Yorker’s</i> beginnings, cartoons have been an integral part of the publication, and, from the beginning, women have been drawing them. The first <i>New Yorker</i> cartoon created by a woman, Ethel Plummer, appeared in the première issue, on February 21, 1925. She, like many female contributors of …

Margaret Fulton's sour cream cheesecake recipe

Sour cream cheesecake<p><i>serves 10–12</i><p>1 1/2 cups plain biscuits, crushed or blended into crumbs<br>6 tbsp ground almonds<br>1/4 cup cream<br>75g butter, melted<p><b>Filling</b><br>500g cream cheese<br>1/2 cup sugar<br>2 eggs<br>grated rind of 1 lemon<br>1 tsp lemon juice<br>1/2 tsp grated nutmeg<p><b>Topping</b><br>1 1/2 cups sour cream<br>2 tbsp sugar<br>1/2 tsp …

Cream Cheese