Hilary Reid

  1. gifts they’ll want in a pandemic
    These Green Silk ‘Theater Shoes’ Remain My Most Optimistic Quarantine Buy“Mostly, they were a beautiful object, and that was exactly why I wanted them — they seemed something pleasing to admire.”
  2. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Bookworms (That Aren’t Books)Because they’ve probably already read that novel.
  3. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Photographers, According to Photographers and Photo EditorsBecause you can do better than a camera-lens-shaped coffee mug.
  4. strategist investigates
    From Calabasas to the Odeon, Everyone Is Wearing a Black Surgical MaskEight months into the pandemic, it’s the first bona fide mask trend.
  5. celebrity shopping
    What Author Brit Bennett Can’t Live Without“I’m someone who cares deeply about the temperature of beverages.”
  6. holiday gifts 2020
    What the Stars of Selling Sunset Want for the Holidays“Everyone I follow on Instagram has one.”
  7. art
    Hear a Quarantine Love Letter for the ViolinGeorge Condo and Leila Josefowicz collaborated while apart.
  8. the real estate
    The $99,900 Studios on Billionaires’ RowCarnegie House residents are racing to offload their apartments. Why?
  9. celebrity shopping
    What Tara Subkoff Can’t Live Without“When I’m feeling tense, like if I’m watching the news or having a pandemic-anxiety acid-reflux moment, I spray it in my mouth.”
  10. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Woodworkers, According to WoodworkersIncluding rulers, noise-canceling headphones, and aprons for the shop.
  11. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Long-Sleeve T-Shirts for Women?Including waffle thermals, ribbed cottons, and cropped henleys.
  12. recommended by experts
    What Are the Best Calming Teas?Drink up.
  13. celebrity shopping
    What Kristin Cavallari Can’t Live Without“Even if it’s just a little piece, I have to have one after dinner every night.”
  14. expert-approved gifts
    Trend Forecasters on Women’s Gifts to Buy Before They Sell OutLoungewear in soothing colors, “mood-boosting” jewelry, and other gifts to buy before they’re gone.
  15. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Architects, According to ArchitectsMuch of which is (not surprisingly) all black.
  16. painless shopping
    What’s the Best Actually Nice-Looking Judaica?Menorahs, mezuzahs, and more you’ll proudly want to display.
  17. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Gold-Plated and Gold-Filled Jewelry Under $100?“I’ve received so many compliments during my virtual meetings on its design, and no one can believe it is under $100.”
  18. celebrity shopping
    What Mike Piazza Can’t Live Without“It’s just my little fetish, I guess.”
  19. strategist investigates
    The Pandemic Pet Is a SnailThey’re suddenly everywhere: sliding on models’ backs to promote Sophie Buhai’s latest jewelry collection and on the artist Chloe Wise’s finger.
  20. celebrity shopping
    What Author Rumaan Alam Can’t Live Without“It tastes like candy, but it also tastes like virtue.”
  21. strategist investigates
    This Purple Fan Is $20 and a Verifiable Objet d’Art“It’s almost an absolutely perfect object.”
  22. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Stud Earrings?“I don’t remove them at all, not even to shower.”
  23. testing testing
    Do These ‘Unisex’ Clothes Really Work On Different Bodies?Two Strategist writers tested six pieces from a brand known for its genderless collections.
  24. the online thrifter
    An eBay Obsessive on How to Source a Secondhand CoatThe hunt is as meditative as it is thrilling.
  25. recommended by experts
    The Best Ways to Relieve Jaw Tension, According to Dentists“If you do it a few times during the day, it can have a lasting effect into the night.”
  26. celebrity shopping
    What LL Cool J Can’t Live Without“It’s like a Ferrari for your face.”
  27. gifts they might actually want
    What Even Is an Engagement Gift?We talked to etiquette experts to find out.
  28. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Love Seats and Small Sofas?“I LOVE this love seat; it’s modern, sleek, and inviting.”
  29. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Start Kayaking, According to Instructors“The first thing you need is a nice-fitting, quality life jacket.”
  30. celebrity shopping
    What Author Raven Leilani Can’t Live Without“It’s the pen that I signed my first crop of books with.”
  31. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Computer Desks?“It’s a piece that fits nicely in any room while also being a bit more sexy and interesting.”
  32. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Office and Desk Chairs Under $250?Including a few that look like Eames for a fraction of the price.
  33. ask the strategist
    What Are Some Affordable Stone Coffee Tables?“I’ve been searching everywhere and can’t find anything that doesn’t have cheap college-apartment vibes.”
  34. strategist investigates
    What’s the Deal With Affirm, AfterPay, Klarna, and QuadPay?A new crop of “shop now, pay later” companies have emerged.
  35. ask a cool person
    The Best (Stylish) Protective Masks, According to People With Good TasteWith picks from Jamaal Bowman, Nicky Hilton, and more.
  36. strat investigates
    Does UPF Protective Clothing Work?A new batch of brands is making actually stylish sun-protective clothing.
  37. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Shorts for Women?“They are perfect for every summer activity: running errands, walking the dog, lounging at home.”
  38. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Slides for Men and Women?Including a pair so comfortable that wearing them feels like “walking on foam packaging.”
  39. art
    Philip Guston’s 1970s Paintings Might Help You Cope TodayThe online exhibition “What Endures” offers a road map to the eternal.
  40. trust me i should know
    How to Hang Pictures, Mirrors, and Plates, According to an Expert“If you follow those steps, you’ll have a straight painting, picture, photograph, anything.”
  41. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Men’s Lounge Shorts?“They’re the perfect length, very lightweight, and have great pockets to shove my wallet into if I have to run out for a few minutes.”
  42. painless shopping
    29 Striped Tees For 29 Different Stripes ObsessivesPreppy, grungy, minimalist, and maximalist stripes for all.
  43. ask a cool person
    Everything You Need for Car Picnics, Drive-in Movies, and Trunk Camping“I’m a California transplant so the car is my favorite accessory. I essentially treat it like a giant purse.”
  44. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Espadrilles?“These espadrilles are deceptively comfortable … I can walk an entire day in this pair without feeling the need to take them off.”
  45. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Gifts for Backyard Astronomers and Space Enthusiasts?“I would not recommend buying or naming a star after them … that is a gimmick.”
  46. recommended by experts
    How to Clean a Cloth Mask, According to Doctors“The most important thing is just getting it in soap or bleach and getting it clean.”
  47. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Tote Bag?Ten totes that aren’t the New Yorker tote.
  48. celebrity shopping
    What Migos’s Quavo Can’t Live Without“Somebody hit my quads with it, and I never looked back.”
  49. ask a cool person
    What are the Best Women’s Lounge Shorts?Including a gym-style pair made out of cotton poplin.
  50. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Stationery?“I’ve been writing letters to friends for the first time since email was invented.”
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