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Maura Milia, Giorgio Bargiani, and Ago Perrone pouring drinks at The Connaught Bar
Cheers!

The Connaught Bar Book

The perfect martini or an exercise in madness? These cocktail recipes from one of the greatest bars in the world suggest, perhaps, a bit of both.

Woman smiling on a beach in summer
Beauty Prep

3 . . . 2 . . . 1: Your Summer Beauty Countdown

When it comes to achieving peak fabulosity this summer, it pays to think ahead.

Art & Culture

Frieze NY Gets its Groove Back

Highlights from this year’s lineup—from urban dance to abstract pieces, provocative pop art to clay sculpture.

Smile Counsel

Finding Your Happy Place

It may be a dark and stormy world, but last month, 800 thought leaders gathered in London to preach the gospel of sunniness for body, mind, and spirit.

An illustration of a man in coattails and a top hat by Marc Luc in 1923
From the Archives

Glorifying the Gigolo

In the 1920s, Americans didn’t know what the term gigolo meant. The Marquis de La Falaise set out to change that.

Swan song

The first Mrs. Guest

C. Z.’s mother-in-law was an aviation enthusiast who bankrolled Amelia Earhart’s transatlantic flight.

King meets king

To bow or not to bow

The historic face-off between Mardi Gras monarchy and the former King Edward VIII and his wife Wallis Simpson.

DP Books

Audrey Hepburn in Paris

A lush new book takes you inside the Audrey Hepburn/Paris love story that gave rise to some of film’s most memorable fashion moments.

Alex Lind Rose and James Hallquist of Gala Productions
Paid Post

Planning Makes Perfect

From elegant charity galas to edgy club parties, Alexandra Lind Rose’s Gala Productions has become the go-to event planner for Manhattan’s elites.

Chef Rich Torrisi’s original NYC venture was located around the corner from his new incarnation in the Puck Building. He draws inspiration from Nolita and Little Italy. Photo courtesy of Major Food Group
Dining Out

Rich Torrisi Goes Glam

The New York chef’s glitzy Torrisi Bar & Restaurant is like the cocktail party you don’t want to leave.

Alexis Hubshman, founder of Scope art show
Culture

Art Fair Renegade

Scope’s anti-establishment founder has done it his way from the start.

Food & Drink

What & Where to Drink Now

A delicious new book of classic signature cocktails is guaranteed to whet your whistle.

Editor's Letter

About Last Week

Memorabilia

The Unbearable Lightness of Elizabeth Taylor’s Coffee Table

I own a piece of history. I just didn’t want it to hurt my baby.

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth commemorating their 25th wedding anniversary.
DP Books

The Marriage That Saved the Monarchy

The touching love story of King George VI and Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) and how they rescued the reputation of the British crown.

Idris Elba in front of the Paris Theater in Manhattan for the em>Luther: The Fallen Sun US premier in March 2023
Art & Culture

Paris calling

Netflix has tarted up New York’s legendary movie theater, and the cinephiles are happy.

Event planner Bronson van Wyck.
Cocktails

Party in a can

Event planner to the social set Bronson Van Wyck turns his hand to ready-made mixology.

Drinks and a copy of the New York Times at Scratchers bar, New York City
After Hours

Literary Dive Bars

What inspires a NYC writer? Cheap booze, good gossip, sticky floors—and maybe just a bit of gloom.

Edith Wilson, wife of president Woodrow Wilson
DP Books

Untold Power

The fascinating rise and complex legacy of First Lady Edith Wilson.

DP Books

Don't Call Me Home

Growing up as the daughter of a Warhol superstar.

DP BOOKS

An Appetite for Blooms

Why flowers are delicious—but lotus eaters give flower gourmands a bad name.

Famously memorialized as the Amazon Hotel in Sylvia Plath‘s The Bell Jar, the Barbizon also hosted the likes of Grace Kelly and Liza Minnelli, Peggy Noonan, and future First Lady Nancy Reagan. However, by 1980 it was one of only three hotels for women operating in the city. Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times/Redux
New York City

No Boys Allowed: NYC’s Women-Only Hotels

Were they a haven, an escape from male predation, a control of women’s sexuality—or all three?

Gardening

Soil: A Love Story

How dirt under our nails brings joy to our hearts.

Julie Reiner, New York City's 'cocktail queen'. Photo by Daniel Krieger
Food & Drink

Julie Reiner, NYC’s Cocktail Queen

Traditionally, bars have been the province of men. Then came Julie Reiner, breaking the cocktail-glass ceiling.

First Person

Sexual Healing: Do Women Deserve a Happy Ending?

One woman who had enough of a sexless relationship chose a novel way to get her mojo back.

Benjamin Franklin with a kiss on his cheek
History Lessons

Choosing Your Woman

“If you Want to be Happy for the Rest of Your Life…” Jimmy Soul had nothing on Benjamin Franklin…

DP Books

Excerpt: A Small Affair
by Flora Collins

Wanted: Dead or Alive.

Bathtub Gin's cocktail menu comes in the form of a newspaper blaring headlines like “A Classic New York City Gin Joint
After Hours

Speakeasies 2023

Sometimes you want to go where absolutely nobody knows your name.

A black and white photo of a woman rubbing a moist, shiny beauty care product on her face. (Photo by George Karger/Getty Images)
Trends

The Face of 2023

Tighten, brighten, lift.

Photo of a text message that says I'm sorry.
Manners

Sorry Sorry Sorry

Sometimes, alas, an apology is called for. Even among the best people.

The doctor cosmetologist makes injection on the lips of a woman in the Santa Claus hat.
GLAMSQUAD

Botox Comes Home for the Holidays

Two New York beauty services now make house calls—needles, IV drips, and all.

Performers at Fool’s Delight, a new circus extravaganza in the UK. Photo courtesy of Fool’s Delight
Night Out

Cirque de Sauté

Acrobatics and gourmet dining enter the big tent.

Beauty

The Vampire Breast Lift

A bloody good solution to getting that extra bit of oomph.

FORMAT Festival attendees chill out in the field. (Image © Charles Reagan)
The Heartland

Barning Man

Inside the Walton family’s new art and music festival drawing the chic-set to the Ozarks.

Gala Productions founder, Alexandra Lind Rose, and president, James Hallquist with their event truck
Paid Post

Planning Makes Perfect

From elegant charity galas to edgy club parties, Alexandra Lind Rose’s Gala Productions has become the go-to event planner for Manhattan’s elites.

Robot Heart at Central Park
Rave On

Burning Man Has Left the Playa

With a two-day Robot Heart bash in Central Park and a Burning Man art installation at Chatsworth House, will the famously counterculture festival finally go mainstream?

1920s French couple embracing. Could she be his mistress?
After Hours

A LOOK BACK: SECRETS OF A MISTRESS

When it comes to being the “other woman”, has anything really changed since the 1920s?

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