My specialties include general lifestyle, arts and culture, profiles, beauty, shelter/design, business and wellness. Note that some articles were written under my pseudonym, Pauline Estrem.
It’s hard to believe that, less than 100 years ago, it was considered inappropriate for women to dine in restaurants — let alone run them. Now, female chefs are helming successful kitchens across the country, and there are nearly 20 Michelin-starred female chefs in the United States today. But when it comes to gender equality in the restaurant industry, there’s still a long way to go.
At just 15, when most teens are looking forward to getting their driver's license, Charli D’Amelio was driving something else: a viral dance craze on TikTok, the social media platform where she, at that point, had surpassed 50 million followers, making her the first content creator on the app to do so. Now, at 16, the Connecticut native just set another record: In November, Charli became the first TikToker to double that number, with 100 million followers, and she has more than 5 billion vide...
Excited whispers and the click of camera shutters told me we were getting close.
Sure enough, across expansive golden fields, I spotted the monument in the distance, looming above the horizon like a fortress.
Despite our group’s anticipation, I imagined that the early pilgrims who trekked to France’s Mont-Saint-Michel, a tidal island crowned by a medieval monastery, felt our excitement tenfold. After all, many had walked miles to reach this, one of the top pilgrimage sites in Christendom, bra...
The annals of entertainment history are full of famous good-cop, bad-cop duos, from Starsky and Hutch to Cagney and Lacey to Crockett and Tubbs. Now, one of the most dynamic duos of this kind can be found in an unlikely place: The Great British Baking Show.
As judges of the BBC reality show, which is also on Netflix, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood have jurisdiction over the big white tent where amateur bakers from throughout the United Kingdom put their skills to the test.
Since starting his relief organization, World Central Kitchen, 10 years ago, Chef José Andrés has helped serve more than 50 million meals to people impacted by natural disasters around the globe, from hurricanes and earthquakes to wildfires and even a volcanic eruption. But in 2020, the group faced a disaster of a different kind: a global pandemic.
When Covid struck the United States last year, it affected people and institutions much differently than a natural disaster would have.
For Halle Berry, 1989 was a major turning point both personally and professionally — specifically, her role as Emily Franklin on the ABC series Living Dolls. Not only does the Oscar and Emmy winner consider it her breakthrough role, but it was also a pivotal moment for her health. One day, while taping the show, Berry, then 32, suddenly fell into a coma. Soon after, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
If you’re getting in line for a latte each time your favorite coffee chain adds a new plant-based milk to its menu, you’re not alone. These dairy alternatives are more popular than ever, and the global market for non-dairy milk is expected to reach more than $38 billion by 2024, growing at a compound annual growth rate of more than 14 percent from 2018 to 2024, according to a March 2019 report by Arizton Advisory and Intelligence.
While 2020 was undoubtedly a tough year for everyone, it was extra challenging for Nancy Silverton. The Michelin star chef not only had to close her restaurants because of the pandemic — several of which were vandalized during unrest in June — but she came down with Covid-19 in March before authorities could get any sort of handle on the situation.
Natural. Organic. Sustainable. Biodynamic. When you’re trying to eat healthily and shop green, you’ll find food and drink with all kinds of labels to get your attention. One of these terms is empty marketing speak (ahem, “natural”) to grab your dollar, while the others speak to a code, a system of standards and beliefs that the producers ascribe to religiously because of its environmental and social benefits.
The New York Times called her a “renaissance runner.” The Hollywood Reporter described her as a “blend of Audrey Hepburn and Joan Cusack.” As an Olympic runner, actress, filmmaker, and writer, Alexi Pappas can be hard to define — and that’s just the way she likes it.