With a little patience, some know how, and 5 minutes, you can make yourself a rich, smooth cup of coffee that’s full of flavor and devoid of the sometimes burnt, chalky, bitter taste characteristic of many big-batch coffee brewers.
In (sartorial) retrospect, Matt Bomer’s rakish turn as suave con-man turned F.B.I. criminal informant Neal Caffrey in USA’s (criminally) underrated White Collar (2009-2014) not only cemented his leading man status but also helped usher into existence a bonafide style icon — a contemporary challenger to the likes of Harvey Spectre and Don Draper — whose characteristic penchant for classic Rat Pack-inspired aesthetics and fine bespoke tailoring has proven to be a noteworthy source of inspiration time-and-again for those drawn to his unique stance on classic 1950s’ and 60s’ formal elegance done up with a modern sensibility.
The fundamentals of black tie have, for the most part, remained exactly the same for the past six decades or so. Which is great, because it means that the tuxedos our most iconic leading men were wearing 20 to 50 years ago are still very much relevant today. Here’s what you can learn from them.
Personally, I always hate it when my socks came down my calves because they would bunch on my shoes and it will be uncomfortable walking in them. That happened particularly when I walked a lot, and so it was just bothersome to always pull the socks back up.
Some may have called her extravagant lifestyle tips out of touch—and yes, she did recount how she once cured a common cold by flying to Jamaica. She also made a case for why 37 pieces of luggage were absolutely necessary for a trip to London.
When in doubt, follow these dos and don’ts for office attire. Whether your office business professional or smart casual, find your basic dress code below. And don’t miss these style tricks that could earn you a promotion.
Polish Christmas traditions are some of the most enchanting composites of Polish culture and heritage. Leaving a chair empty at the Christmas table may be one of the most popular customs, but few people know its interesting history.
There are tons of little-known etiquette rules that most people break every single day. Etiquette expert Joy Weaver, author of How to Be Socially Savvy in All Situations, lets us in on the 10 most common blunders—and provides a crash course on being proper.
The seemingly arbitrary gendering of buttons on men’s and women’s clothing probably isn’t something you’ve considered unless, like me, you’ve taken the perfect gingham shirt into the dressing room at a thrift store, only to be completely confused upon trying to button up.
Perfect Marinara sauce was one of Sinatra’s culinary passions. Frank published the recipe for his mother’s Natalie Della Garaventa aka Dolly Sinatra, tomato sauce in a cookbook and even launched his own line of jar sauce in the late 1980s. His recipe called for ripe red Roma tomatoes, olive oil, not too much onion and a fair amount of Italian Gold aka garlic.
At first glance, Georges-Pierre Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte —1884 seems a warm portrait of a sunny day in a lovely park. But a closer look at the Neo-Impressionist's most famous work reveals much more.
Posed with the question, “Who invented jazz album cover design?” Most people will instantly say, Blue Note Records, and Reid Miles in particular. But this would be a gross simplification as well as inaccurate.
Every three years, the Association de la Sommellerie hosts an international competition to choose the best sommelier in the world. But what do people go through to achieve that honor? Here's a hint: A lot.
Hummus might be too easy. Easy to pick up and toss in the cart, easy to carry to a summer picnic, and easy to dip practically anything into. But why always resort to storebought hummus? Why not make it yourself?
In reality, musical artists both popular (The Byrds, The Doors, The Mamas and The Papas) and highly influential (Tim Buckley, Love, Buffalo Springfield) hailed from the Greater Los Angeles scene, and helped to define the defiant eclecticism of the era’s popular music nearly as much as their Northern counterparts.
Cooking can be a pretty tricky job, even if you're following a recipe. Luckily, Kit Stonemade this enormous infographic to help you shave off some time the next time you run into trouble. These helpful tricks might be even surprise veteran chefs. Just remember that not all these life hacks are guaranteed to work.
Fitted suits, tie bars, and fedoras are a few of the staples we've came to associate with White Collar's Neal Caffrey, played by Texas-born actor Matt Bomer. Rugged beards and stylish scruffy facial hair? Not this guy, he takes pride in being clean-shaven and immaculately well-groomed. Moderately inspired by Cary Grant in "To Catch a Thief" and The Rat Pack Caffrey definitely looks like an Urban Gentleman™ .
Though Vermeer himself achieved modest fame during his own lifetime in his hometown of Delft and in The Hague, he died in debt in 1675, and was subsequently forgotten. Since then, of course, he has become one of the most famous European painters in history, with as much name recognition as fellow Dutch stars, Rembrandt and Van Gogh.
An innovative tour de force in the jazz world, Miles Davis was a man as mercurial as his music, a case study in the duality of creative genius. Living life in the fast lane, he was a connoisseur of escapism, and exotic automobiles were a favorite addiction.
For the many fans of the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries TV series one of the joys of the show are the amazing costumes designed by Marion Boyce (who was the award winning costume designer for the recent film starring Kate Winslet, The Dressmaker).
The quiet night scene of Edward Hopper’s most renowned painting sticks in the mind of anyone who sees it and feels familiar to anyone who’s taken an art history class. It may seem straightforward, but this deceptively simple piece holds a lot of secrets.
When people think of Audrey Hepburn, they think of grace, class, elegance, and style. Audrey knew what looked good on her, and what didn't. Here's a collection of 50 beautiful pictures of Audrey Hepburn's fashion during the 1950s.
There are tons of fakes. The proliferation of counterfeit or partially real Rolexes is a real problem, especially in the pre-owned market, which also has some of the models most coveted by high-end collectors.
You have to have the right photo, a good eye for typography and know what you want to accomplish to make the most of adding type to an image. If you feel like you are ready to take on the challenge, here are 10 tips for making it work:
In 2019 I read over 120 books. While I did learn a lot, I did not get anywhere near the amount of wisdom I should of from the 500+ hours of reading I did. I have grown and learned MUCH more in 2020 by ignoring books and doing these things instead.