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Heimplanet have been in the game now for a decade

And every time they drop something fresh, we’re all ears. So this month we were in for a treat with not one, but three pieces of newness! But before we dig in, let’s take a few steps back to understand Heimplanet’s journey: after they introduced the Motion Series in 2017, with its rather active and lightweight approach, they wanted to focus on their urban travelers again. Back in 2013 they did the Monolith Series with a set of packs and bags which they pictured to be their Jack of all trades – covering all kinds of travel relevant to Heimplanet. Despite some of them being successful and much appreciated by customers and reviewers alike, they had to learn that a...

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Cooking with Giovanni Boccaccio

Please join Valerie Stivers and Hank Zona for a virtual wine tasting on Friday, May 15, at 6 P.M. on The Paris Review’s Instagram account. For more details, click here, or scroll to the bottom of the page. My hands smell like strawberries and chicken liver, and I’m drinking a Vernaccia, the “good white wine” of The Decameron. In the middle of cooking, I flip through my phone, scrolling through the orange banners announcing death tolls. It’s incongruous and heartbreaking. As a schoolchild, I used to thrill myself with the horror of the World Wars and spent hours in the library daydreaming over what epoch-defining disaster would happen to me. Vietnam was over. Nuclear fears were easing. It was the...

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Last week we did our annual HUGE outdoor furniture roundup and while I had SO much fun putting it together I was once again shocked by the general price points on the market

But I guess when furniture pieces need to withstand a variety of seasons and still look good year after year, it warrants a higher price tag. The truth can hurt…the wallet. But before we move on, watch how Em DIY’ed her patio before that famous beautiful tile went in (just wait for the ad to run first): Ok we’re back! SO because of that, I made it my mission this week to create an affordable accessories roundup post. Because while your outdoor furniture is built to last many many years, you just might want to switch up some throw pillows, add a rug or heck FINALLY get that fire pit you’ve always dreamed of. Doing those things should NOT have...

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Once again, it’s time to catch the latest and greatest of all dating guides: Dating 911!  I should level with you.  Which basically means, I need to tell you to give up now.  Because it’s a war zone out there, I tell ya.  A war zone.  Once upon a...

  Now?  Well, forget it.  It’s like dating WrestleMania where every man is for himself. You might not just come out alive.  Some people give up altogether and seek other forms of entertainment.  But you are still here.  So . . . I guess I may as well cover the next section of our Dater’s Guide which I promised two weeks ago.  The Guide presents Dating 911! Welcome to Dating 2019, A Scammers Delight. A couple of weeks ago, I know I promised to do a whole topic on scammers out there in the world.  But I felt like it wasn’t enough talking about why we kept repeating our mistakes.  The first post talked about forces that were beyond our...

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Halloween Party Planning: Common Horrors to Avoid

You want your Halloween party to be a scream, but not in a truly awful, lame, or man-this-sucks kinda way. Keep these warnings in mind as you make your plans, whether you’re throwing a real badass rager or a Disney-ish gathering with games. It could save you from morphing into a monster on Oct. 31. Horror #1: You Run Out of Food, Drinks, or Ice Set the SceneInstagram-Worthy Halloween Party DecorationsRunning out of food or drinks is THE cardinal sin for Chowhounds (whatever the occasion). Plan to have more than enough food (see Horror #5), but don’t force it on people either. Save the guilt trip. Your homemade, tempting food—like our Chopped Fava Bean Crostini with Pecorino recipe and our...

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