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Food in books: macaroni cheese from Excellent Women by Barbara Pym

After discovering the witty and wonderful Barbara Pym, <b>Kate Young</b> sets out to make a tastier take on the disappointing dish eaten by Mildred Lathbury<p>By Kate Young for The Little Library Café, part of the Guardian Books Network<p>Mrs Jubb, who might have been a good cook with any encouragement, must …

#Recipe : Italian Sausage Bow Tie Pasta

Recipes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 tbsp of olive oil<br>½ medium onion, chopped<br>1 lb of Italian sausage<br>5 garlic cloves, minced<br>1 24oz. jar of Ragu Marinara sauce<br>1 cup …

Why You Should Be Adding Vodka To Your Piecrust

Important baking news: We recently came across a life-changing (well, dessert-changing) recipe for the flakiest piecrust maybe ever. And it's all thanks to one very weird last-minute addition.<p>The secret ingredient? Vodka.<p>Seriously, it's magic. We read about the trick in this Cook's Illustrated …

Baking

S'Mores Cupcake Recipe

Description<p>Delicious S’Mores Cupcake Recipe. Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting and a graham cracker to garnish.<p>Ingredients<p>Cupcakes<p>1 box of …

Dessert

The Secrets to Making Perfect Pizza at Home

Nina Clemente settled in at the recently revamped Plaza of the Standard, High Line, in New York City this month as its new chef-in-residence. Clemente, the daughter of famed painter Francesco Clemente and costume designer Alba Clemente (both of whom are Italian), infused the menu with Amalfi …

16 Genius Tricks You Never Thought to Try in the Kitchen

Slice your ice cream? Hey, it's easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the two plates, holding the top plate securely with …

Winter city breaks in Europe: readers’ tips

Snow and ice feature strongly in our readers’ winter break tips, but it’s not a complete white-out; your body temperature will be lifted by gingerbread and chestnuts everywhere, donuts in Naples, and dessert wine in Budapest<p>The buildings are as gothic and spiky as anything across the Austrian …

Now’s the time to fly to Paris, London, Amsterdam and Iceland cheaper than ever

The holiday season is almost upon us, which means there’s going to be plenty of travelling, including escaping to Europe. People who are looking to …

Photographer Ben Thomas Makes The World Look Like A Wes Anderson Set

Spy sun-soaked and color-saturated cityscapes from around the world.<p>For the most part, a natural landscape will always make a pretty picture. Cities, on the other hand, are filled with grit, haphazard construction, and chaos, often requiring a trained eye to make those urban scenes beautiful. …

What 24 Top Fashion People Were Doing in Their 20s

Here, we take a look at what top designers, models and fashion editors were doing when they got their start.<p>Put bluntly, your 20s are rough. From that rude awakening of finally having to fend for yourself to trying to finding something you're passionate about (and then turning that passion into a …

10 cheap eats that New Yorkers love

Our hunger for the exotic, the daring, and the artery-busting is so great that it's spawned a whole new landscape of cheap eats.<p>Joining the ranks of the $1 slice and the pastrami sandwich are crave-worthy bites like matzo meal-crusted fried chicken and sustainably caught Maine lobster rolls.<p>Keep …

Fried Chicken

How to Make a Cramped Kitchen Feel Light and Open

Making the most of a cramped kitchen doesn't mean that beautiful design needs to take a backseat to efficiency. Designer and blogger Kristin Jackson used Home Depot's exclusive Martha Stewart Living™ Kitchen collection to transform her tiny space into a magazine-worthy masterpiece — all without …

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Chic Street Style

November 3, 2016<p>The queen of airport style was spotted at LAX in black jeans, a black top, a gray patterened cardigan, and black suede …

Skinny Jeans

You Have to See Abercrombie & Fitch's New Direction

We'd be willing to bet that when you think of Abercrombie & Fitch, a few things come to mind: that unmistakable fragrance drenching its stores, …

5 Kitchens That Are Like Nothing You've Ever Seen Before

When you look at a lot of kitchens, you see a lot of white cabinets and white marble countertops and subway tile. And of course those things are …

Kitchens

The £8.2m Michelangelo-designed villa inspiring luxury decor in London

Exclusive: As an Italian palazzo comes to market, Emily Brooks explores how grandiose interiors are infiltrating the homes of the well-to-do, and how to achieve the look for less<p>A16th-century palazzo overlooking Florence, reputedly designed by the hand that painted the ceiling of the Sistine …

Long Live McQueen—And the LWD

At Vogue.com, a season’s end is busy with stocktaking and list-making. We pick the best shows, and we also pay attention to your clicks on the site, and on Pinterest, where you expressed your likes succinctly. Your four top shows? Alexander McQueen, where romance was expressed in flowers and denim, …

32 places everyone should visit in France

Millions of people go to France each year to see incredible art in Paris, lie on the gorgeous beaches of the French Riviera, and sip wine in Bordeaux.<p>Here are 32 places all travelers should go to in France.

France

10 Stunningly Beautiful Abandoned Buildings in America

<i>By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photos: Eric Holubow)</i><p>Photographers who capture images of abandoned sites are often referred to as urban explorers, and through their lenses, we are able to witness how at one time, certain communities and industries thrived before falling into collapse. …

Abandoned Buildings

A curved wall in this apartment hides a fully stocked bar

When Jemima Retallack and Mitchell Thompson of design firm Retallack Thompson, were updating an apartment in Sydney, Australia, they designed a …

An Embroidery Lesson with Chanel

Turning up at the gates and announcing "I’m here for an embroidery lesson" is never likely to feel like the most emancipated moment in a woman’s …

Chanel

20 Cool Examples of Space Saving Furniture

Regardless of whether you have a huge house or a small apartment, it is never fun to keep bumping into furniture every single time you move from one …

Furniture

9 Faux Fur Pieces to Make Your Winter Wardrobe Cozy and Chic

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

5 Chicken Pastas to Memorize for Weeknights

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: The secret to a satisfying weeknight meal? Protein and carbs.</i><p>Some nights we want a bright, fruit-spiked salad, other nights we crave a huge, hearty spread, but most nights we want lotsa …

The Simple Way to Make Your Outfits 10 Times Better

A few months ago, I filled you in on the power of the light summer jacket. Well, trust me—the fall jacket is just as crucial to your wardrobe. Beyond …

Pieces of the Month: October

JEWELRY RED CARPET<p><b>From Kate Middleton, Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci at a star-studded London premiere to Lara Stone and Julianne Moore in Chanel</b> …

36 Super Easy Desserts Made With 5 Ingredients or Less

We all deserve something sweet once in a while, but usually it requires too many ingredients to make a tasty dessert. Sometimes you just can’t find everything to bake that chocolate cake you pinned last week (because you’re always looking for ways to eat more cake), and other times, you just don’t …

H&M x Balmain: 80+ Photos From the Star-Studded Runway Show

Last night, surrounded by editors, top models, and a couple of Jenners, Balmain's Olivier Rousteing and H&M staged a New York runway presentation for their Balmain x H&M collaboration.<p>Rousteing's #BalmainArmy arrived in head-to-toe looks from the collection — Kylie Jenner in a heavily embellished …

Artist pays $1 for an abandoned building, transforms it into something beautiful

Head over to Chicago’s South Side, and chances are you’ll find a vacant home, ready to be demolished. But some of these homes and buildings have the …