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America's Best New Restaurants 2014: The 50 Nominees Are Here!

Bon Appétit magazine's 50 nominees for America's best new restaurants 2014, selected by Andrew Knowlton.<p><b>In the past year, thousands of restaurants opened</b> in America—and after just as many air miles, <i>BA</i>'s <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> chose 50 as his favorites. (See the 2016 list here.) They range from oyster bars …

Los Angeles

Healthy Dinner Ideas for Summer and Beyond

Eating well definitely doesn't mean sacrificing flavor—here are our favorite healthy dinner ideas.<p><b>We're all for eating a little lighter, healthier, and cleaner.</b> But eating well doesn't have to mean eating the same thing five nights a week. It's way more fun to eat a variety of creative, interesting …

Recipes

5 Reasons Why Twentysomethings Should Read Tolstoy

<i>War and Peace</i> doesn't exactly make for tempting reading to enjoy in our twenties at first glance. With Leo Tolstoy's other books having titles such as The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Resurrection, they don't sound much better either.<p>However, Tolstoy is actually a pretty appropriate author for …

5 Ways to Live a Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

Sarah Coates of the Sugar Hit shares her tips for eating and cooking cheaply.<p><i>Here, the blogs you should be reading right now with recipes and tips</i> …

Lunch al Desko: Upgrade Your Midday Meal

With a few strategies, a bit of planning, and a little sea salt in your cubicle, weekday lunch can be as delicious and exciting as any meal of the week. Here’s how to rethink the way you brown-bag it<p><i>Imagine an office meal you’re actually excited to break for (no hard feelings, turkey</i> …

Healthy Eating

Eggs, Bacon, and Brioche: LA's 10 Best Breakfasts

These are what I believe to be LA's most exciting breakfast options, because, as much as we should all be eating kale scrambles every morning, that doesn't mean I find it very fun to pay someone to make them for me.<p><i>by Bun Boy Eats LA, LA City Guide for the Menuism Blog photos by Bun Boy Eats LA</i><p>In …

Eggs

Pan Con Tomate + Berry Fool

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Maintain the integrity of your overripe fruit and vegetables -- and your romantic summer ambitions -- in one fell swoop.</i><p>You woke up …

Recipes

24 Ways to Make Doing Your Hair Incredibly Easy

From the editors at Cosmo.com, fun and unusual ways to cut down on your styling time.<p><b>1. Make sure your style stays put by flipping the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head.</b><p>If you have a hard time keeping your hair in place, try flipping the bobby pin over. The straight side is …

Hair

DIY: Two Secret Ingredients to Make a Refrigerator Smell Fresh

When I was 20, I lived for five months with a woman named Fabienne and her two young daughters in the city of Toulouse, in southern France. Beyond my …

Boyfriend watches: the wish list – in pictures

Strike the right note this autumn with a mannish timepiece. Say goodbye to dainty bracelet watches and hello to the more masculine boyfriend watch

8 Easy Thai-Style Dishes You Can Make at Home

You don't need a kitchen full of exotic, hard-to-find ingredients to make delicious Thai food at home.<p>Believe it or not, you don't need a kitchen full of exotic, hard-to-find ingredients to make delicious Thai food at home. Most large supermarkets carry all of the Thai pantry staples -- like fish …

Recipes

33 Perfect Going-Out Clutches Under $100

You approach your Saturday night look with the same intense strategizing as you do your game plan on how you're getting to the bar, and more …

Five Ultimate Iced Tea Recipes

Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Iced tea is as much a part of summer as maxi dresses and movie sequels. But a lot of bottled teas load up on sugar or artificial ingredients—not so refreshing. …

Tea

The Best Bookshelves Have This In Common

Give your bookshelves depth and glamour.<p>Deep blue, pale blue, denim blue...whatever the shade, it gives bookshelves depth and glamour. See the rooms that do it so right.

Deep Blue

8 of the Coziest Nooks We've Ever Seen (and How to Recreate Them at Home)

Spaces to be snuggled into.<p>Even in the grandest houses, we're inevitably drawn to the smallest rooms: they're the coziest. In big rooms, guess where we head? To the coziest spots, the nooks and niches that are like rooms within rooms — their own intimate little worlds. Look around: There's bound to …

Interior Design

7 Beach Reads by International Authors (PHOTOS)

There are many deserving authors making waves overseas, though their work tends to slide under the American radar. New releases out of Japan, Hungary, China and more are anything but predictable, adding an international flair to a summer reading list. Read on for seven books to pick up and bring …

Books

The best books of 2014

The must-read novels, memoirs and history books of the year: if you're looking for a new book to read, this is a good place to start<p>Looking for something new to read? From the best children's and poetry books to failsafe gift and cookery books, you will find exactly what you are looking for.<p>There …

4 Innovative Ways to Tie a Chic Summer Sarong

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Recipes

60 Summer Good Things

60 of our favorite simple, quick, and clever ideas to help you make this your best summer ever.<p>Any pale-colored paper lantern can be covered with tissue circles (buy them precut -- no scissors required) for a charming fluttery finish.

Skip the Crowds: Romantic Getaways You've Never Heard Of

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 …

Extraordinary Travel Destinations Off the Beaten Path

Presented by smartwater. smartwater, simplicity is delicious. click here to learn more.<p>While we here at My Modern Met are all about amazing art, design and photography, we get very excited when we come across incredible travel destinations that have been photographed by those lucky enough to …

10 Drugstore Must-Haves from Emma Stone's Makeup Artist

Los Angeles makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, whose clients include Emma Stone and January Jones, shares the cheap and cheerful products she swears by.<p>Los Angeles makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, whose clients include Emma Stone and January Jones, shares the cheap and cheerful products she swears …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

50 Photography Quotes to Inspire You

Famous photographers throughout history have produced some incredible images that have stood the test of time, but it’s not only their photographs …

Homemade Goldfish Crackers

There are amazing recipes all over the internets—impressive cakes and cookies, pies galore, delicious pasta dishes, fantastic dinner ideas, and so …

Sopa de Ajo (Garlic Soup)

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: Meet Spain's fluffy, pungent</i> sopa de ajo, <i>a peasant soup that will carry you through the last stretches of winter.</i><p>When winter persists, shooing us back towards our …

Top 10 Things to Do in New Orleans (Besides Mardi Gras)

Travel<p>New Orleans is more than parades and parties. Here are ten of its best offerings besides the annual festivities of Mardi Gras.<p><b>Jackson Square</b><br>The French Quarter’s heart and soul is a must-see, boasting a statue of Andrew Jackson at its center and a ragtag collection of artists and …

New Orleans

The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Who doesn’t love chocolate? Here are ten of the best chocolatiers in the world.<p>Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a …