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Jessica Silvester

  1. best of new york 2019
    The Best of New York Shopping 2019British boxers, plywood vases, and Thonet chairs.
  2. money
    The One Time My Mom Won the Lottery“Hon, don’t let me forget to check the lotto. Maybe we don’t have to go to work tomorrow.”
  3. it's all relative
    My Mother and … WeddingsTwo women considered their moms, and themselves, in the context of weddings.
  4. only in america
    A Few Women Still Want to Be Beauty Queens in BrooklynA visit to the Miss Mola pageant.
  5. human guinea pig
    I Tried a Brain-Zapping Gadget and It Made Me Feel High“One colleague suggests I avoid direct eye contact; another discourages me from crossing busy Canal Street to get lunch.”
  6. brrrr
    I Spent 3 Minutes Inside a -264 Degree Cryotherapy MachineIt’s said to burn up to 800 calories.
  7. pretty hurts
    My Double-D Breasts Made Me Feel Absurd at My WeddingAs I walked down the aisle, I could think of only one thing: my cleavage.
  8. user's guides
    How to Bargain Like an ItalianSecrets from inside Rome’s coolest consignment shop.
  9. first person
    I’d Been Fat All My Life, But Tinder Taught Me I Had a ‘Fetish Body’I’m not sure I’d call that a confidence-booster.
  10. Best Bet: Future Perfect Bottle and DecanterMade of lab-grade glass.
  11. Best Bet: ABC Carpet & Home Iron Storage BasketWide enough for coffee-table books and bath towels.
  12. mother and daughter
    Remembering Loehmann’s, and My MotherShe taught me to love fashion (and the thrill of a great bargain) on our many shopping trips before her cancer. 
  13. Best Bet: Soma Glass Water FilterComplete with a compostable filter made of biodegradable coconut-shell carbon.
  14. Best Bet: Property Metallic SackThe ecofriendly bags are tear-resistant and have a washable exterior.
  15. Best Bet: JoAnn Berman’s Chrome ChairHand-screened leather upholstery with layers of rich colors and graphics.
  16. Best Bet: Pigeon Toe BirdfeederIt suspends from sturdy, terrace-friendly cotton rope.
  17. best bets
    Best Bet: Alexander Calder JewelrySalon 94 will offer for sale a record 37 necklaces, earrings, and brooches from the American modernist.
  18. Best Bet: Joshua Vogul’s Kitchen ToolsSculpted from solid maple and cherrywood. 
  19. Best Bet: AM Antibacterial MisterSpritz and rub away your device’s germs in one fell swoop.
  20. Best Bet: Core’s Silicone Kitchen Mini-ToolsScrape out jars, spread condiments, and frost cupcakes with Core’s inch-wide bamboo-and-silicone mini-tools.
  21. Best Bet: S7 Floor LampsThe fourteen-foot tube can shape-shift from a straight line to a figure eight.
  22. Best Bet: Strand Floating DrawersSweater and underwear drawers elevated to an art form.
  23. best bet
    Best Bet: Joseph Joseph’s Prep & Serve ColanderPerfect for those confined to a New York kitchen.
  24. best bets
    Best Bet: Bridge Paper Shredder For those looking to disappear the occasional hard-copy bill, canceled check, and other identity-thief bait
  25. fall preview 2013
    The 50 Finest: NYC Retailers Pick Their Favorite Fall ArrivalsFrom studded ankle boots to mohair throws, what to buy this fall.
  26. fall preview 2013
    Alex Drexler on Launching His Clothing Line, Alex MillThe son of J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler has started a label meant to be worn by fathers and sons.
  27. best bet
    Best Bet: Gemstone SoapsScrub up in style.
  28. best bet
    Best Bet: Sculptural Pulse ChairIt’s made by a 3-D printer (who happens to be nicknamed Herman).
  29. best bet
    Best Bet: Stemless Silicone Wine GlassSturdy, shatterproof, and packable enough to fit into a back pocket.
  30. best bet
    Best Bet: Quirky’s Water-Repellent Canvas BagsThe ideal tote for summer beach days.
  31. best bet
    Best Bet: Sculptural Nylon Whisks For fans of the multifunctional kitchen tool.
  32. the dedicated
    How I Tightened My Legs and Butt for $77Plus, smoother thigh skin in just 4 weeks.
  33. best bet
    Best Bet: Sun & Cloud CameraA palm-size, retro-look camera that charges via solar panel or retractable hand crank.
  34. the dedicated
    The Spa Treatment That Turns You Into an HeiressAt least for 90 minutes.
  35. holidaze
    Gifts to Buy for Five Impossible-to-Shop-For PersonalitiesForty perfect presents from eight of New York’s best indie stores.