Jessica Silvester

  1. brick and mortar
    I for One Will Miss the 70 Duane Reades That Closed This YearAnd the city’s 26 Jimmy Jazzes and 43 Modell’s. A wistful look at a new “State of the Chains” report.
  2. gifts they’ll want in a pandemic
    Unlike the Skinnygirl Margarita, the Skinnygirl Tank Is Ideal for BreastfeedingI searched my whole maternity leave for an everyday top this comfortable.
  3. insider goods
    The Stars of Outer Banks Quarantined Together. Here’s the Stuff They Used Most.“Chase’s candle has more of a feminine smell than my candle.”
  4. this thing’s incredible
    These Keto Freeze-Dried Smoothies Are My Self-Isolation SplurgeThe air inside is stale, but these drinks make me feel a little more alive — and will last as long as a trip to Mars.
  5. testing testing
    This New High-Protein (and Keto-Friendly) Cereal Kept Me Full for HoursIt tastes like shimmery space Cheerios.
  6. this thing’s incredible
    I’m 7 Months Pregnant, and These Are the Only Pants I WearThey feel like skin post–Korean face mask, or the superior tissues that Oprah must blow her nose with.
  7. this thing’s incredible
    I’m Just As Tired of Hearing About CBD As You Are, But This Oil WorksIt was as though a pink salt lamp were glowing between me and my emotions.
  8. best of new york 2019
    The Best of New York Shopping 2019British boxers, plywood vases, and Thonet chairs.
  9. best of new york 2019
    The Best of New York Fun and Nightlife 2019Unpasteurized sake, puppet-making, and rooftop soccer.
  10. 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.”
  11. it’s all relative
    My Mother and … WeddingsTwo women considered their moms, and themselves, in the context of weddings.
  12. strat investigates
    What’s the Next Unicorn Toy Craze?“Quote me on this: 2019 will be the year of the narwhal.”
  13. recommended by experts
    Everything You Can Do to Prevent Keto FluAn expert’s favorite inoculation hacks.
  14. everything guide
    Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Winter CoatA look at the iOS-compatible jackets, warmer-than-wool vegan parkas, puffers that weigh less than a pound — and a down trench that doesn’t even exist.
  15. water
    The Everything Guide to Bottled WaterAssessing the latest options in the H20 aisle — alkaline, boxed, Ice Age–era. Plus: A tasting with Adam Platt.
  16. a gift so nice we posted it twice
    The Squatty Potty Is the Best Hunk of White Plastic $25 Can BuyFor the first few seconds nothing happens. Until suddenly it does.
  17. only in america
    A Few Women Still Want to Be Beauty Queens in BrooklynA visit to the Miss Mola pageant.
  18. tech
    They Were Quirky “I failed to see how any of us could know what a product scout from a company like GE or Mattel could know.”
  19. 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.”
  20. human guinea pig
    I Tried a Brain-Zapping Gadget and It Made Me Feel HighOne colleague suggests I avoid direct eye contact; another discourages me from crossing busy Canal Street to get lunch.”
  21. brrrr
    I Spent 3 Minutes Inside a -264 Degree Cryotherapy MachineIt’s said to burn up to 800 calories.
  22. 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.
  23. user’s guides
    How to Bargain Like an ItalianSecrets from inside Rome’s coolest consignment shop.
  24. 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.
  25. New StuffThis handblown, nightstand-friendly glass carafe ($145 at comes with a matching cup that fits on top when not in use.
  26. Valentine’s Night: Fireplace BarsThe latest rooftop boîtes and sports pubs with a hearth.
  27. New StuffWoven from Italian yarn, this carry-on-size pillow-and-blanket set ($490 at saves frequent fliers the indignity of the neck c […]
  28. Bringing the BlingIn the tradition of e-commerce juggernauts’ going brick-and-mortar—from Bauble Bar to Warby Parker—five-year-old online jewelry shop Charm & Cha […]
  29. Best Bet: Future Perfect Bottle and DecanterMade of lab-grade glass.
  30. New Stuff: Super Bowl EditionL.A.-based handbag craftsmen apply the same bespoke leatherwork to this keepsake football ($350 at
  31. Team SpiritOn the heels of a $40 million renovation, the Paramount Hotel will host the Starter Clubhouse, selling varsity-style satin jackets logoed with a […]
  32. Best Bet: ABC Carpet & Home Iron Storage BasketWide enough for coffee-table books and bath towels.
  33. Beyond the Dog-a-DayElevate your analog calendar with 3-D knobs and bubble-wrapped dates.
  34. In TreatmentThe year is off to an auspicious start for the city’s pampered class. January 13 marks the U.S. debut of the Lush spa (783 Lexington Ave., at 61 […]
  35. New StuffDesigner Mauricio Affonso’s handheld juicer for Umbra ($5 at Pearl River, 477 Broadway, nr. Broome St.; 212-925-2140) fits the top of a water bo […]
  36. 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. 
  37. Blades and BeyondLocal sporting stores recommend their favorite ice-skating gear.
  38. New StuffDiscerning cyclists can upgrade their basic lock with a leather-covered bike chain ($250 at Shinola, 177 Franklin St., nr. Hudson St.; 917-728-3 […]
  39. By Appointment OnlyCall ahead to shop these new showrooms for heritagewear, vintage rugs, and ecolighting.
  40. Ask a Shop Clerk: Charlie Fox and Brandon BartlingThe Pleasure Chest, 1150 Second Ave., nr. 61st St.; 212-355-6909.
  41. Best Bet: Soma Glass Water FilterComplete with a compostable filter made of biodegradable coconut-shell carbon.
  42. New StuffThis baby-cocooning foot muff by 7 A.M. Enfant ($172 at Little Folks, 123 E. 23rd St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 800-675-9669) adjusts to grow with yo […]
  43. Market ReportNearly a decade after cult label Comme des Garçons descended on London with its Dover Street Market the Epcot of concept shops finally lands Sta […]
  44. Bespoke Without BordersTribeca’s slow morph into a man-clothes mecca—­following J.Crew’s Ludlow Shop and the bespoke Manuel­Racim—continues with the U.S. arrival of th […]
  45. The Best BetIt was at a dinner party back in 2011 that San Francisco entrepreneur Mike Del Ponte got fed up with his Brita pitcher and decided to dream up a […]
  46. Best Bet: Property Metallic SackThe ecofriendly bags are tear-resistant and have a washable exterior.
  47. The Best BetNew Yorkers find endless ways to artfully conceal their clutter: storage ottomans, six-drawer platform beds, underused ovens. Another option: th […]
  48. New StuffThis self-standing Sbyke ($149 at gives pint-size X Games aspirants (ages 5 and up) the feel of a skateboard and the added stability […]
  49. New StuffNo, the price of this 32-ounce carafe—made of mouth-blown, hand-etched glass—isn’t a typo ($10 at Ikea, 1 Beard St., at Hallack St., Red Hook; 8 […]
  50. Stuffed to PerfectionBuild a dream stocking with these sure-to-please goodies.
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