MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Emma Whitford

  1. my favorite places
    74 of Our Favorite New Yorkers on Their Favorite Places in New YorkFrom a 24-hour Ukrainian restaurant to biking in the Rockaways.
  2. justice
    When Walking While Trans Is a CrimeThe NYPD says it’s taking a more sensitive approach to sex work, but not everyone benefits.
  3. weddings!
    His & Hers: Colorful Wedding Bouquets and BoutonnieresOr hers and hers. Or his and his.
  4. weddings!
    Wedding-Industry Insiders Share Their Expert TipsA gown designer on going simple, ring-makers on going black diamond, a hairstylist with a cure for the updo, and more.
  5. q&a
    Meet New York’s Buffest, Poppiest String Quartet“Last year, this middle-school girl came to our show. Afterward, she said: ‘My sister loves One Direction, but you guys — you are my One Direction.’”
  6. best bet
    A Spine-Friendly Pillow for Deep SleepFirm with just a hint of marshmallow.
  7. What Went Wrong at Spa Castle’s Premier 57?The much-anticipated Manhattan location was shut down this week.
  8. best bet
    A Sleek Silicone Oven Mitt for Kitchen FlexibilityIdeal for hoisting trays of gluten-free muffins and dropping lobsters into scalding water.
  9. imports
    Finally, European Cult-Brand COS Opens in New YorkCocoon coats for all. 
  10. best bet
    The Optimal Scissors for Holiday Gift-WrappingFor cutting paper (and gift wrap, and ribbon, and card stock).
  11. weddings!
    22 Gorgeous Monochromatic Wedding BouquetsHold something bold on the big day.
  12. holiday gift guide 2014
    Deck the Halls: 49 Gifts for the Home to Give This SeasonBeyoncé’s stand mixer, no-pollen bouquets, a deconstructed pitcher, and more.
  13. weddings!
    5 Wedding Experts Share Their Tricks of the TradeA dress designer on ‘90s silhouettes, a florist on hellebores, a makeup artist on zits, and more.
  14. best bet
    A Tabletop Vegetable Spiralizer for Perfect Al Dente ZoodlesConquer even the most bulbous squash.
  15. design hunting
    How Jenny Wolf Interiors Created This Modern Bachelor Pad From ScratchThey had two imperatives to address: unifying the space and bringing in light.
  16. best bet
    The Perfect Travel Mug for Any Morning CommuteSturdy, vacuum insulated, and civilized in size.
  17. H&M’s Sister Brand & Other Stories Is Finally StatesideThis will tide you over until COS comes to New York.
  18. best bet
    A No-Smudge Ballpoint Pen for Sketching or JottingThe Midori brass pen produces a clean, fine black line.
  19. best bet
    A Conversation-Starting Houseplant That Adds a Bohemian TouchForget the fern and the ficus.
  20. best bet
    A Hyperpigmented Eye Shadow for a Gaga-Worthy LookGet bold, painterly eyes.
  21. An On-the-Go Bike Pump for Peace of MindFor your haul up to Nyack.
  22. style tribes
    The Japanese ‘Lolita’ Subculture Takes New YorkThe reopening of cult store Tokyo Rebel attracted a well-accessorized crowd.
  23. best bet
    The Ideal Goggles for Lap-Swimming or Ocean-FloatingA happy medium between high-speed (and under-eye-bruising) Swedish goggles and the soft-frame, leak-prone leisure styles.
  24. the dedicated
    Birchbox’s First Brick-and-Mortar Store Actually Makes Sense The subscription-box-tailer goes brick-and-mortar. 
  25. boobs on pots
    New Hipster Job: Boob Potter“There’s definitely some overlap between my pots and the areola debate.”
  26. Best Bet: The Ideal Potting SoilFor fire-escape menageries or raised rooftop beds.
  27. best bet
    Best Bet: Led Lenser P7.2 FlashlightThe goal: Find the ideal flashlight, for both summer blackouts and camping in the Poconos.
  28. Best Bet: Fulton’s Soho Rainbow UmbrellaWith its three-foot wingspan, it can cover you and a buddy.
  29. Best Bet: Christy Renaissance Towel The ideal cotton bath towel.
  30. Best Bet: Tregren of Finland Garden GenieNew Yorkers can finally grow herbs on their sunlight-deprived windowsills.
  31. Best Bet: Submarino Bathroom AccessoriesThe individual pieces are magnetized so that they can form a single submarine.
  32. the racie for gracie
    Meet Anni Kuan, the Woman Behind Chirlane McCrayNew York’s new First Lady has an (unofficial) outfitter.
  33. fall preview 2013
    The 50 Finest: NYC Retailers Pick Their Favorite Fall ArrivalsFrom studded ankle boots to mohair throws, what to buy this fall.
  34. other kinds of queens
    When Miss America Was Miss BrooklynHighlights from the historic competition.