Sarah Bernard

  1. The DIY WeddingIt’s not for everyone, but a self-made celebration can boost both savings and satisfaction.
  2. Ask a Seltzer ManThird-generation seltzermonger Walter Backerman on the dying art of H2O delivery.
  3. Soda, the DIY WayAside from the economic and environmental pluses, the best argument for making your own soda water is fizz control. Prefer gentle S. Pellegrino– […]
  4. Where to Share…A Plot of Dirt Windsor Farm Prospect Ave. nr. Vanderbilt St. With the added muscle of a hundred amateur farmers, Tom Angot […]
  5. Explore Modern MontaukA crush of newly renovated hotels, surfer-chic boutiques, and off-the-beaten-path seafood spots are revitalizing the classic Long Island beach town.
  6. It’s Good to Be a KidThe top nineteen sites to dig, swing, scale, slide, and herd hippos.
  7. Limelight: The Mini-MallIn a resurrection that’s bound to give former nightlife wanderers a case of Zeitgeist vertigo, the storied eighties megaclub is reborn as a shop […]
  8. disco shopping
    Limelight Marketplace Opening Date Delayed to May 7When we visited the space last week, it still looked very much like a construction site.
  9. celeb diets
    Salma Hayek Wants You to Drink ThisThere’s a new juice cleanse on the market developed by the actress.
  10. stars
    Altuzarra AscendantThe New York–based designer went from culty darling to crossover success last week.
  11. Union Square WonderlandJoining the Greenmarket, the various fairs, the NYU students, and the tourists is this sprawling new state-of-the-art playground that’s both cog […]
  12. Winter BlanketsThe sofa is suddenly very appealing, particularly beneath a cozy cover. But how to find the right (nonshedding, warmth-trapping) one? We tested […]
  13. How to Give Anything AwayA few suggestions for where to donate your stuff, money, or time.
  14. The “You Ask, We Find” Holiday Gift GuideA bike that folds, two sets of pink baby booties, a beagle named Junior—people have pretty specific ideas about what makes The Perfect Gift, and […]
  15. What Your Sex Partners ThinkUncensored thoughts on the pros and cons of cut versus uncut lovers.
  16. What’s Your Widget?You can tell a lot about people by their apps. Here, randomly selected locals— some recognizable names, some not— reveal their current smartphon […]
  17. Closet SkirmishShe wants a leather jacket. Mom prefers a nice blazer. The wardrobe wars, in pictures.
  18. Retail ActionJimmy Choo at H&M, Limelight becomes a mall, our very own Costco, and twenty other new boutiques, designer collaborations, and major makeovers.
  19. Don’t Look DownA new climbing gym in Brooklyn makes the one-finger hang fall’s sexiest move.
  20. who knew?
    JCPenney and Ann Taylor Have Pretty Cute Stuff for FallTwo mass retailers have been upping the cool factor on their clothes.
  21. Make That Sale!Merchandising guru and Buyology author Martin Lindstrom’s six rules for moving product fast.
  22. The Neighborhood BelowWhere and how to while away a summer day along (and beneath, and beside) the city’s favorite new public space.
  23. Swing, BatterWhich bats work best? The Brooklyn Bulldogs decide.
  24. No Sense in WaitingThis is Maximilian Sinsteden’s dorm room. He’s a college senior. He’s already got clients.
  25. Cue the Paradise GarageNicola Vassell works at Deitch Projects, lives in a Soho loft, and throws art-crowd parties. What is this, 1979?
  26. A Handmade TaleShopping the Etsy empire.
  27. “Risk-Taking Is In My Blood”What it takes to open a huge new store in this environment.
  28. The Truth About Thread CountNumbers Are Meaningless: Well, sort of. Quality of cotton, not thread count, is key. According to Amanda Mettler, a textile buyer from Gracious […]
  29. I Slept on 100 MattressesStaying in bed is a particularly attractive idea right now. But what kind? Pillow top or memory foam, latex, or organic? A comprehensive report.
  30. What I’d Get for YouWe complete the Valentine’s Day shopping list for three still-very-enamored couples.
  31. My Night at the StandardI’ve lived in New York all my life, but I love checking into a hotel as if I haven’t. Mostly I love the new views, but also the way the experien […]
  32. The New Pregnancy: Bye-bye, TwinsNew York sidewalks won’t always be packed with double and triple strollers. The multiples boomlet caused by in vitro fertilization—twin rates ha […]
  33. The UngiveableComing to terms with the most difficult person on your gift list.
  34. While You’re in the Giving MoodThese nine charities have been hit particularly hard by the Wall Street crisis. What you can do to help.
  35. chat room
    Inside the Mind of the Teenage Girl With Amy GoldwasserGoldwasser sifted through more than 800 personal essays to find the 58 authors included in ‘Red: Teenage Girls in American Write on What Fires Up Their Lives Today.’
  36. My Place or Yours?She was born in the house next door; he moved here for the dog run. Two distinctly different ways to love Hunters Point, Queens.
  37. Tweens and JeansIt’s only the most important piece of clothing they own! We put a bunch of 10- to 14-year-olds in a room with 217 jeans and let them pick their […]
  38. Business Plan? What Business Plan?The slow, random, party-fueled growth of an East Williamsburg empire.
  39. My God, What Trouble You Could Cause!Clay Felker remade American journalism—and had the kind of outsize life that even he might have found impressive. As witnessed by Gail Sheehy, G […]
  40. Not Just Chillaxin’Nineteen kids from two schools in Brooklyn tell us what they’re hoping to do this summer. Then we tell parents how to make it happen.
  41. The Yoga EmporiumPicking a yoga practice in New York, where the options are limitless, is not such an easy task. You can crisscross the boroughs, bankrupting you […]
  42. The Corner Store That Carries EverythingIn 1989, with absolutely no overhead, 21-year-old Zvi Cohen moved from Jerusalem to the Upper East Side to open a locksmith company. Two decades […]
  43. Ask an AllergicSloane Miller, a.k.a. Allergic Girl, is a New York food-allergy coach, whose blog, Please Don’t Pass the Nuts (, chron […]
  44. When the Racquet’s Bigger Than You AreClasses, clinics, and hit-arounds for kids.
  45. What a Feeling!Why the era of belted thong leotards and braided headbands is working its way back onto fitness schedules.
  46. Preventive TreatmentJessica Queller’s written her life into a half-dozen teen TV shows. But how to handle a double mastectomy?
  47. Quenching an Ecofriendly ThirstNew York restaurants have started to install filtration systems and carbonating on the premises. But just because it’s “tap” doesn’t mean it’s free.
  48. Hungry EyesEyelashes have become a powerful tool of seduction (viz. Penelope Tree). How to wear them, plus the new exercise, the liquid diet, and where to […]
  49. Donna Karan: Zen MistressStarting this month, a portion of the proceeds from Donna Karan’s Urban Zen boutique in the West Village will be used to support integrative med […]
  50. A Head-to-Toe Pharm-Free Tune-upWe asked Dr. Woodson Merrell, chairman of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, to suggest non-prescription reme […]
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