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Sunday Best: It’s EGOT winner Rita Moreno’s world and we’re all lucky to live in it

Rita Moreno — actor, EGOT winner, living legend — won her Oscar back in 1962, for “West Side Story.” Nearly 60 years later, she’ll appear in Steven Spielberg’s remake of the film, due in theaters in December. In between are countless performances in stage, film and television (I’ve loved her recently in “One Day at a Time”) ...Read more

Your kid’s sidewalk chalk art just got a major boost. OMG, did you see this?

Nik Bentel’s Moon Chalk Drawers will change the way that you — or your sidewalk artist child — think about a humble piece of chalk.

By reimagining the traditional shape of chalk into beautifully quirky, sculptural shapes, the New York designer has created architectural drawing tools that make concentric circles, rows of wavy or straight...Read more

Aisha Sultan: Should we stop ordering from Amazon?

A user on Twitter recently posed the question, “Is there a company you absolutely refuse to support for ethical reasons?”

It prompted nearly 3,000 responses. Walmart was frequently mentioned.

We also try to avoid shopping there given the company’s history of poorly treated and underpaid workers, many of whom rely on taxpayer-supported ...Read more

Woman founds handbag company out of her closet during COVID-19 pandemic

DETROIT — About a year ago, Angel Reeves was forced to resign from her job at Medilodge of Farmington, Michigan, where she worked as a licensed practical nurse for four years, after COVID-19 ripped through the state, claiming the lives and livelihoods of many.

The novel coronavirus pandemic had shut down the school of Reeves' 5-year-old son...Read more

The best Mother’s Day gifts for 2021

With nearly half the U.S. vaccinated, being able to celebrate mom’s big day in person is looking a little easier. But with COVID-19 cases on the rise in many states, travel still may not be an option, making this Mother’s Day a repeat of last year for many people. Whether you are spending the day with your mom or sending something to ...Read more

Answer Angel: Proper prom wear for a parking lot party

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I’m a senior at a high school having a COVID-safe prom. It’s (drumroll) in the parking lot. Each couple gets a parking space to decorate as they wish and to hang in for the event. There’s a social distancing space between each couple’s decorated parking spot. What, dear Answer Angel, does one wear to a parking ...Read more

6 amazing mother-daughter trips to take this year

Mother's Day is just around the corner, but let’s be honest — you never need an excuse to take a trip with your mom. After all, what better way to celebrate your bond and sneak in some quality time with the leading lady of your life? To help, we rounded up six awesome mother-daughter getaway ideas, from braving the great outdoors in ...Read more

Answer Angel: Coping with wrinkled linen clothes

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I love the feel of linen clothing next to my skin. But I hate ironing. As you know, linen wrinkles like crazy. What am I to do? For years I’ve stayed away from linen blouses, pants and dresses because I don’t want to iron them, and the cost of having them professionally laundered is prohibitive. Is it OK to wear ...Read more

Neiman Marcus wants customers to know it’s buying into sustainability

Neiman Marcus is turning up the volume on its sustainability efforts as more customers, particularly millennials and Gen Z, take the environment and retail’s impact on society into account as they shop.

Neiman Marcus has started working with consultants to assess areas important to a luxury retailer, identify investment opportunities and come...Read more

5 favorite looks from the 93rd Academy Awards

The Academy Awards red carpet was quieter than in past years, but the fashion seemed unusually playful. (Maybe everyone was just excited to get out again?) These five looks, ranging from classic Oscar glamour to eye-poppingly bright suits, were my favorites.

Alan Kim

Apparently it wasn't enough that little Alan Kim stole "Minari" —...Read more

The 13 best travel hacks from TikTok

Love a good travel hack? You’ll catch a bunch of short, easy-to-replicate tips on the social media platform TikTok. TikTok’s fun videos explain how to navigate your way through luxe travel on the cheap. There are tricks you didn’t know you could use, websites you didn’t know existed, things you didn’t know you could say, and moves ...Read more

Feathers, sneakers, oh my: Oscars looks that missed the mark

And the award for Best Dressed… isn’t any of these stars.

Sure, the Oscars bring out the very best fashion — the glitz, glam, the pizazz. But as with any art form, missteps are inevitable.

Laura Dern

Last year’s Best Supporting Actress Winner’s (“Marriage Story”) Oscar de la Renta look — black top and white feathered skirt —...Read more

Sunday Best: Feast your eyes on delightful metallic gowns worn to the BAFTAs last weekend

People actually showed up for an award show! In nice outfits! (Presumably all pandemic protocols were followed.) Let’s feast our eyes on these two delightful metallic gowns worn to the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): Gugu Mbatha-Raw in a sparkly sequined sheath (say that three times fast) by Louis Vuitton, and Anna Kendrick in a ...Read more

Will Americans 'revenge shop' to get back at COVID-19?

MINNEAPOLIS — Tamara Waterston, the Minneapolis style influencer behind the blog "Champagne + Macaroons," calls in-person shopping "a form of therapy." As a mother of young kids, Waterston considered a solo trip to Target a favorite form of pre-pandemic relaxation. She also loved showing off the area's unique, independent ...Read more

American Airlines will bring back drink service to premium passengers in May

In a sign air travel is starting to return to normal, American Airlines will bring back drink service to premium class passengers on all flights starting May 1.

American, which ditched drink service more than a year ago at the behest of customers and flight attendants, has been giving travelers bottled water on flights under 2,200 miles for ...Read more

The ultimate home refresh: CB2 launches a collection of greatest hits from midcentury design superstar Paul McCobb. OMG, did you see this?

If you love midcentury modern design, but think that the craze for the classics has outpriced you, CB2 has stepped in with a reissued collection of greatest hits by American furniture design master Paul McCobb.

McCobb (1917-1969) added a cool factor to American design with sexy furniture and lighting designs based on slender lines, graphic ...Read more

Ralph Lauren's Earth Polo is an eco-friendly shirt

In the market for a polo shirt with a sustainable twist and a local connection?

Meet the Earth Polo by Ralph Lauren. It’s the brand’s signature polo shirt made in a more environmentally friendly way than typical clothing. The shirts are produced in partnership with First Mile, the brainchild of Ambridge, Pennsylvania native Ian Rosenberger....Read more

Answer Angel: Weighing in on perfume at the gym

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Can you referee a dispute I am having with a friend in my yoga class? She says it is perfectly OK to wear perfume to class. I think it is discourteous to others (like me) who find it distracting and unpleasant to breathe in somebody’s choice of fragrance — especially in a closed room with lots of people. I think ...Read more

The COVID-19 pandemic killed the skinny jean trend, says denim expert

There’s good news for Americans who packed on the pounds during the pandemic — skinny jeans are no longer in style.

Levi Strauss & Co. CEO Chip Bergh says consumers are getting away from the hipster-inspired look of at least the past decade.

“Cycles do come and go,” he told CNBC. “I think the pandemic definitely played a ...Read more

Answer Angel: DIY hair color that shampoos out

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: For multiple reasons, I will have to color my own hair for the first time and am afraid of a disaster. Are there any products that can be easily reversed or that fade quickly if the result isn’t presentable? I just want to brighten my look without trying to “streak” the (unreachable) back of my head or deal with ...Read more