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Margaret Rhodes

  1. steal my vacation
    A Weeklong Trip to Jamaica With Four FriendsPaddleboarding, pre-rolls, and cliffside villas.
  2. testing testing
    We Tested 25 Fancy Vibrators to Find the Best“While it is pricey, if it ever broke, I would go without groceries to buy a new one.”
  3. steal my vacation
    I Spent My 30th Birthday with 10 Friends on a 200-Acre Farm in MenorcaNatural wine bars, secret beaches, and piano dance parties.
  4. steal my vacation
    Lisa Przystup’s Three-Week Road Trip Through Tucson“We like to plan our days around sunset drives.”
  5. steal my vacation
    Luiny Rivera’s Wellness-y Long Weekend in Vieques, Puerto Rico“The Ayurvedic therapists will draw you the most beautiful bath that’s specific to your dosha. It’s like being inside a bag of tea.”
  6. steal my vacation
    Roanne Adams’s 3-Day Trip to Palm Springs“After dinner we danced by the pool to everything from Nancy Sinatra to Roxy Music, and people jumped in the pool — or got thrown in.”
  7. steal my vacation
    Daniel Soares’s 6-Day Road Trip Through Puglia, Italy“Set your towel down on a rock and dive into water that’s shades of blue and green I don’t even know how to describe.”
  8. shopping
    The Gloriously Filthy Allure of Horny Groceries“It’s hot — and it’s nothing like going to Whole Foods.”
  9. design hunting
    Brooklyn’s Favorite Wallpaper Designers Are Launching a Line of TextilesNick and Rachel Cope are turning their inky, gradient-hued wallpapers into fabrics for curtains, pillows, and upholstery.
  10. design hunting
    3 Nordic Women Designers Defining Modern HyggeThe recently released Real Nordic Living offers a broader and more up-to-date idea of what constitutes Scandinavian design.
  11. design hunting
    Here’s the Color for Everyone Who’s Sick of Pale PinkA starter pack of new textiles, wallpaper, and Gucci homewares — all in teal.
  12. design hunting
    This Is What ‘Wild Minimalism’ Looks LikeMeet Rooms, a two-woman team operating out of Georgia.
  13. design hunting
    This Spanish Vacation House Has a Very Unusual Shape for a Very Good ReasonIt looks like a Bond villain’s mountain lair, but the flipped form is practical, providing ample shade in the hot Mediterranean climate.
  14. explainers
    Where to Shvitz in New YorkA guide to navigating the city’s (and North Jersey’s) baths, onsens, and 24-hour K-spas.
  15. testing testing
    What Are the Best Start-up Plates?Eating off seven slightly different direct-to-consumer dishes.
  16. problem solving
    31 Ideas for Renting an Apartment in New YorkCraigslist is a wasteland, Zillow owns everything, so try these slightly off-kilter, in-the-side-door tips instead.
  17. dupes week
    Is The Newest Shark Vacuum a Dupe for the Newest Dyson?I couldn’t tell by eyeballing it whether one model picked up more particles than the other.
  18. this thing’s incredible
    The Vanilla Extract Recommended by Chefs From Gramercy Tavern and Sqirl Alike“If I saw this on someone’s kitchen counter I would be like, ‘Oh they know what’s up.’”
  19. testing testing
    The Best Couches for Under $2,000, As Tested by the StrategistInterior designers recommended 80 options; we narrowed it down to seven — and sat on them.
  20. grub guides
    40 Ideas for an Adult Birthday PartyA handy list of less-obvious options, from an open bar at a greasy spoon diner to natural wine on the Rockaway boardwalk.
  21. this thing’s incredible
    If You Find Skin Food Too Heavy, Might I Suggest Skin Food Light?The same nourishing calendula and chamomile, without the beeswax.
  22. everything guide
    The Everything Guide to RainThe $5 umbrellas, shtreimel covers, and block-long stretches of scaffolding in the Financial District keeping New Yorkers dry.
  23. best of new york 2019
    The Best of New York Fun and Nightlife 2019Unpasteurized sake, puppet-making, and rooftop soccer.
  24. i keep seeing this
    Pampas Grass Is the New Monstera Leaf“Pampas grass is sort of like a pair of white cowboy boots.”
  25. winter weddings 2019
    Lingerie Designers on How to Pick the Right Wedding Lingerie“There aren’t many places where you can find shapewear that doesn’t make you feel like an old lady.”
  26. cyber monday
    If You Buy One Thing Today, Make It Parachute’s Linen SheetsAfter all, you spend one-third of your life in bed.
  27. sleep week
    Do Natural Sleep Aids Like Melatonin and Valerian Actually Work?The short answer: melatonin just might, but valerian is a waste of time.
  28. strat investigates
    What’s the Next Status Candle?(That isn’t Diptyque.)
  29. strat investigates
    What’s the Next Status Candle?(That isn’t Diptyque.)
  30. strat explainer
    What Are Prebiotics? And Do I Need Them?The next wave in bacterial health.
  31. underwear week
    We Only Wore Startup Underwear for Two Weeks. Here’s What We Liked.The new Calvins, the new Hanes, and the new Hanky Panky.
  32. testing testing
    This Outdoor Voices Swimsuit Got Me to Finally Go Swim Laps AgainGet one yourself, while it’s oppressively hot.
  33. prime day 2018
    If You Buy One Thing on Prime Day, Make It the Dyson V8 VacuumIt’s worth it at this price.
  34. painless shopping
    What to Buy in These Linen-Obsessed TimesIt’s like nature’s technical apparel, and it’s being used by a crop of new and young designers.
  35. this thing’s incredible
    I Tried the Casper of Vintage RugsVintage, one-of-a-kind, direct-to-consumer, and most importantly, affordable.
  36. editors gift picks
    The Gifts Our Senior Editor Is Contemplating for Her AnniversaryIncluding a tie-dye kit and a Lucite coffee table.
  37. this thing’s incredible
    These Minimalist Workout Clothes Are the New Outdoor VoicesBeing a gym member means following the dress code that goes with it. This is the best way to do it.
  38. this thing’s incredible
    These Colorful $10 Paring Knives Are Such Good GiftsThey give me a visceral taste-the-rainbow urge to collect them all.
  39. strat investigates
    What’s the Next Status Clog?The most ardent clog lovers all agreed, without pause.
  40. i keep seeing this
    I Suddenly Want a Yin Yang on Everything I BuyLike on my T-shirts, socks, and tote bags.
  41. this thing’s incredible
    This Brow Kit I’ve Been Using for a Decade Has Given My Eyebrows PurposeThe kit lasts so long, my Cost Per Application is a mere $0.03 a day.
  42. recommended by experts
    The Best Shoes and Gear for Rock Climbers, According to Bouldering InstructorsShoes, harnesses, a carabiner, and some poop bags.
  43. best of new york 2018
    The Best of New York Home & Help 201824-hour sansevieria delivery, custom consoles, and clog repairs.
  44. this thing’s incredible
    This Cheapo Leg Makeup Gives Me ‘Girl From Ipanema’ ThighsOn a recent trip to Miami, several women all bought some on the spot.
  45. The Best of New York Health & Self 2018Pregnant workouts, a keratin alternative, and a tell-it-like-it-is astrologer.
  46. best of new york 2018
    The Best of New York Shopping 2018Hotel-quality sheets, Palm Beach trinkets, and streetwear for toddlers.
  47. The Best of New York Fun and Nightlife 2018A roving rave, a hidden movie theater, and a Trinidadian brewery.
  48. made in korea
    The Best Stuff From Seoul’s Emerging Designers, That You Can Buy OnlineFrom ‘the Vetements of Korea’ to poodle sweatshirts.
  49. testing testing
    We Tried All the Everlanes of Leather JacketsThe L.J. has gotten the direct-to-consumer treatment.
  50. Khruangbin’s Feel-Good Funk Is UndeniableAnd it’s psychedelic enough to hula-hoop to.
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