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The Top Bathrooms of 2013

Our favorite spaces this year.<p>This year in bathroom design, we saw a variety of styles from calm, nature-inspired spaces to glamorous, sparkling rooms. Here are the top spaces of 2013.

Champagne Cake!

<i>It's New Year's Eve! We're celebrating with a Champagne Cake, from Valerie Gordon's new Cookbook, Sweet.</i><p>When I was growing up my family had a New Year’s Eve tradition of celebrating with strawberry ice cream, Champagne and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. My parents seldom drank Champagne: it was a treat …

Tacky But Tasty Snacks for New Year's Eve (or Anytime, Really)

This New Year's Eve, don't kill yourself making fancy hors d'oeuvres—try these easy treats that meld the lowbrow and the haute<p>One evening almost a month ago, I went to a holiday party in a cozy, book-lined, top-floor apartment in Brooklyn. The place was, as is always the case with this particular …

Toasting Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts

New Year's Eve is here, and many of us will be in charge of heralding in the New Year with a compulsory toast. Before you spend one more moment of time worrying about how you'll propose a toast, follow these tips and start the New Year off on the right foot:<p><b>Do let the host lead</b>. Typically, the host …

Bon Appétit on Twitter: "10 foods that will bring you good luck in the New Year"

52 entertaining tips from our Gatherings series to help you throw beautiful, budget-friendly parties:

Getting Started with Nightscapes

Winter is the perfect time to practice nighttime photography. I took advantage of the long nights during my Christmas holiday to make some …

How to Successfully Photograph Your Christmas Tree

It's that time of year again where days are shorter and colder, snow starts falling, and it begins to look a lot like Christmas. With the holidays …

23 Next-Level Ways To Make Baked Brie

Sorry if these are a little cheesy.

Hot Cocktail | The Classic Martini

James Bond may have been wrong...<p>Gin or vodka? Olives or a lemon twist? It’s your call. But when it comes to “shaken or stirred” there is only one way to do a martini right. Our in-house mixologist, Micaela Piccolo from Distilled NYC, shows you how to master the mighty martini.<p>“This martini is from …