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The English ritual is well-observed at these fine establishments.
There always has been a divide between coffee and tea drinkers, with the perception that one's loyalty can only to one or the other. But the practice of setting aside an afternoon for a warm pot of tea, scones, jams, and other ...
 
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Because good table manners are a must.
The basics of proper eating are common knowledge. Everyone knows that you work your way from the outside to the inside (nearest to your plate) when selecting cutlery for each course. But there's certainly a lot more to formal dining than just ...
 
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These master cake bakers are classic go-tos for Filipina brides.
Beautiful wedding cakes are a staple for all weddings, but they are no simple feat. Wedding cakes emulate the style of the wedding down to the frosting, decorations, and flavor. There is a wedding cake designer for each bride out there and ...
 
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Designers Monica Rich Kosann, Irene Neuwirth, and more share their style tips.
Simple is easy—choose a standout piece and don't overcomplicate things. But when it's time to layer, that's when the trouble starts. Layered necklaces can become a tangle of chain lengths and a clash of styles.So we went to the experts, four jewelry ...
 
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And your bath sheets might be a scam.
First went the cloth napkins, flung aside in favor of paper towels. Next, came the tangle over abandoning top sheets. Now, the confusion over basic housekeeping etiquette has migrated to the bathroom towel rack—and it’s clear that these days, when it comes to ...
 
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What's the difference between a Persian and a Turkish rug?
Buying a carpet may be as simple as going into a store and buying the first thing you see. However, if you want to be assured of quality, it pays to know the basics before going into a showroom.From the different terms ...
 
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Because there's always a special event right around the corner.
Whether you’re looking for a casual spot for an intimate get together or a large gathering with friends or family, one of these 10 restaurants with great private dining rooms will surely suit your needs.Going with Blackbird’s running aviation theme, the restaurant’s ...
 
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Here's your glassware guide for water and juice to all the different kinds of wine.
In a formal dining setting, there can be at least four glasses on the table. To help you tell which is which and what is what, we took the liberty of listing down each kind for the benefit of both entertainers and ...
 
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Anyone with money—and a passion—is a prime target for getting duped. We asked the experts how to make sure you don't get conned.
I have had people tell me I must be a genius. That there’s no other way to explain my ability, at such a young age, to forge years’ worth of documents and checks, to successfully pose as a doctor, a lawyer, a ...
 
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It's surprisingly difficult to verify whether your pet is a purebreed.
In January 2017 a group of judges at an English dog competition made a shocking allegation. Mallowdale Diamond, Queen Elizabeth’s black, curly-haired cocker spaniel, which had won the Yorkshire Gun Dog Open Qualifiers in 2015 and the Kennel Club Open Qualifiers in ...
 
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Stores that make organic living easy and convenient.
When one thinks of farming, the idyllic image of rice fields with lush mountains in the distance often comes to mind. It brings to the imagination the quaintness of provincial life, what one might see in a Disney film. But reality is ...
 
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Full of pristine beaches and a food scene full of unique local flavors and options that will more than satisfy discerning foodies, the southwestern Rhode Island area makes you want to bring back summer, the verb.
Watch Hill and Westerly are the definitive anti-Hamptons, or at least what Montauk was long way before the Surf Lodge. That is to say, Watch Hill and its environs are fully rustic, authentically local, relatively un-gentrified (if the baseline is East Hampton), and ...
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