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'The kitchen of happiness': the best from Photographie Culinaire Festival

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Enjoy our selection of the best images from the competition sponsored by the three Michelin-starred chef Régis Marcon, which crowned its winners in Paris. https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/photographie-culinaire-2018/

29 Pairs Of Boots You Won't Believe Are On Sale

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The best things in life might be free but the second best are on sale. Black Friday may be a distant memory but just because it\'s long gone doesn\'t mean the best deals are behind us. In fact, between now and end of January is the best time to scoop up seasonal items that need to move to make way for spring collections coming in February. So for those of you who have waited till the last minute to expand your winter wardrobe including a cute pair of boots, your time has come.With January, February, March, and April still ahead of us, there\'s plenty of time to tout all of the latest boot trends. Hiking boots, square-toed boots, animal print, everyone gets a boot (to be read in an Oprah voice) and end of season sales are the time to finally buy ‘em. There might be a noticeable spring in your step, but the twinkle in your eye is from knowing you\'re rocking those boots by way of a truly excellent deal.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world

A Funny Thing Happened When Melania Trump Got Dressed Yesterday

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If you thought the internet collectively lost its shit over Melania Trump wearing a pair of wheat-colored Timberland construction boots, then hold on tight. Because what she wore after her three-hour surprise visit to Al Asad Airbase in Iraq was an optical illusion – an unfortunate one.On Thursday, FLOTUS returned to the White House with her husband wearing a hip-length, forest green, belted wool coat, dark oversized sunglasses, tan flats and . . . a pair of fitted leather pants in a shade of tan incredibly close to her own skin tone. Yes, our eyes were playing tricks on us.It didn\'t take long for the trompe l\'oeile (Trump l\'oeile?!) to get roasted on Twitter. Reactions ranged from confused, like @SweetBabbyJesus, who asked \"Can someone tell me why @ FLOTUS got off of Marine One without pants and shoes and wearing sunglasses at night? I’m legit curious,\" to assumptions that the choice was intentional, like user @Carlolol2, who wrote \"Holy crap. That is

4 Exciting New Restaurant Openings in Paris 2019

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Check out our pick of all the new destination addresses opening in January 2019 in the city of light! https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/news-trends/new-restaurant-openings-paris-2019/

Glitter, Stickers, & Pigtails: Everything That Goes Into A Harajuku Beauty Look

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VR is a behind-the-scenes look at how high-profile celebrities prep for the red carpet. With a full glam squad at their disposal, they show us the behind-the-scenes of major events.Tokyo\'s iconic Harajuku community is no longer just in Japan. The unique fashion has spread all around the world. Case in point: Harajuku Day in Los Angeles, when fans of Harajuku\'s many subcultures congregate in their most decorative looks.Actress Lyrica Okano ( Runaways) brought together a few friends to help her get ready for the big meet-up. And while Okano usually plays it safe with her fashion choices, Harajuku Day is anything but simple. On went a pink ombré brow, hot pink lips, and plenty of stickers to \"highlight\" her cheekbones.Watch (in VR) as Okano and her friends get decked out in extravagant fake lashes, kawaii glitter tears, and yes, even fake bangs.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Worst Beauty Moments Of 2018 — & What We Can Learn F

16 Plus-Size Pajama Options To Hibernate In All Winter Long

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Pajamas are no longer limited to those ratty throw-ons we wore back in high school. We grew up — it seems only appropriate that our pjs should too. So, in the name of the new year, we\'re tossing out our hand-me-down gym shorts and oversized fraternity tees and swapping them for sleepwear that fits our age a little better. But there\'s a new, tricky challenge here: finding stylish pjs in curve sizes.From nighties to two-piece sets, the plus-size pajama market has really stepped up its game. They\'re not all plaid or decorated with cheesy illustrations (but we kind of love those too!). Instead, the selection ahead is one part chic, one part cozy. And with winter weather now in full effect, we\'re not opposed to donning them straight from bed to the outside world. So before another night goes by wearing the same boxers and hoodie duo you\'ve had since your dorm room days, give the 16 plus-size pajama options ahead a try.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate t

What is Cream of Tartar?

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What is cream of tartar exactly? How should you use it? Can it be substituted? Get the nitty gritty on all things pertaining to this baking staple. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/food-drinks/what-is-cream-of-tartar/

Forward-thinking restaurants to visit in Germany in 2019

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Do you want to taste modern German gastronomy at its best? Here you go with a selection of fove restaurants in German worth a visit in the upcoming year. https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/best-new-restaurants-germany/

Treat Yourself To These Worth-The-Splurge Silk Pajamas

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The weekend is finally here. You can breathe out a sigh of relief — you\'ve earned it. But haven\'t you also earned the ability to lounge around and watch Netflix in something other than the high school sports T-shirt you\'ve been wearing for a decade?Think about it: You\'ve started to embrace adulting in so many other areas of your life — doing your dishes instead of letting them sit for five to seven days, doing your own taxes, etc. — so why should your pajamas fall to the wayside? You work like an adult, you deserve to relax like an adult too. And a nice set of silk pajamas is the perfect place to start.Sure, they don\'t come cheap, but these pieces double as street-clothes too, so you\'re really getting double the wear for your money. And honestly, what\'s more grown-up than wearing fancy PJs to work? Click on to step into what adulthood really feels like. Hint: it\'s silky soft.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world o

Food Events Worldwide: What's on in January 2019

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Take your pick of the best food events to start the new year in style, from culinary conferences to the world culinary Olympics. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/agenda/food-events-january-2019/

Melania Trump Wore Appropriate Shoes For Once — & People Are Upset

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Whether or not Melania Trump is trolling her husband (or us) when she gets dressed is up for debate, but one thing is certain: whatever FLOTUS wears gets a reaction out of the general public. To date (and not without good reason), people have raged against her wearing a Zara jacket featuring the phrase “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” to visit migrant children in Texas, those \'storm stilettos \' during a visit to tour the damage that Houston incurred during Hurricane Harvey, and the white pantsuit (maybe?) thought to be a nod to Hillary Clinton and suffragettes. The latest item from Melania\'s wardrobe causing consternation: a pair of wheat-colored Timberland construction boots.On Wednesday, she accompanied her husband on a surprise Boxing Day visit to Iraq to meet with American troops stationed at Al Asad Air Base, wearing a suede mustard belted blouse and dark green pants with the boots for the occasion. As soon as photos hit the internet, Twitter users were quick to point o

Miley Cyrus Married Liam Hemsworth Wearing Vivienne Westwood

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On Sunday, Miley Cyrus finally married Liam Hemsworth in an understated, subtle Vivienne Westwood gown. The \"Nothing Breaks Like a Heart\" singer shared several photos from her long-anticipated nuptials on Instagram, including what she considers the couple\'s \"one millionth kiss,\" 10 years after they began dating. View this post on Instagram 12.23.18 A post shared by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Dec 26, 2018 at 12:48pm PST The former child star wed the Hunger Games actor in a couture ivory silk corseted draped gown, which, according to People magazine is similar to a made-to-order version of the dress available at Westwood\'s London and New York stores for $8,600. Hemsworth, meanwhile, wore a black tuxedo and a sneakers.The 26-year-old has been dropping hints about who she would wear during her secret wedding for weeks now. Cyrus went to the Burberry x Vivienne Westwood launch party in London, and has also worn the British designer quite a few times on he

29 Oversized Sweaters For Those Who Want To Go Big

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Name a more iconic winter duo than Lenny Kravitz and his giant scarf...we\'ll wait. The iconic photo of the singer strolling down a city street wearing a colossal scarf exudes excess and the memes it inspired will live on forever. Oversized sweaters are exaggerated, low-key dramatic, and most of all comfortable to the core. And since winter is coming — as you\'ve likely heard a Game of Thrones fan declare at some point in the past few weeks — we took a page from Lenny\'s book and went on the hunt for some big-time knits.The comfort of a roomy sweater is undeniable. Whether it\'s hand-knit from your grandma or the product of some weekend retail therapy, everyone should consider hunkering down in a wearable tent of snuggly softness. Plus, nothing looks better when you\'re curled up by a warm fire with a cup of hot cocoa — not that we\'d suggest any pre-orchestrated \"in the moment\" Instagram captures for your upcoming ski trip trip — if it happens, so b

How To Cook Meatballs in the Oven: Tips, Tricks and Recipes

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Enjoy less cleanup when you cook meatballs in the oven. Learn how to bake meatballs with these easy tips and delicious recipes. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/food-drinks/how-to-cook-meatballs-in-the-oven/

The science of ramen

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Discover how to prepare a delicious tonkotsu ramen in your own kitchen. Did you know that it\'s not a Japanese dish but a Chinese one? https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/what-is-tonkotsu-ramen/

23 Black Hiking Boots For All Your Winter Needs

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We are entering the season of cold weather scenarios when sturdy footwear is key. Luckily, there are no shortage of options. But, there\'s one boot like no other, ready for all types of terrain (not just the mountains, those city streets can be just as unpredictable), and that is the venerable hiking boot. However, that fine line between cute and functional can sometimes be thin. Whether you’re in the market for a pair that could work for a Cheryl Strayed -inspired adventure or something a little lighter that can get you around on a slushy night dressed in a leather mini skirt and tights, we\'ve got a few options for you.It simply makes sense to get a pair of boots that will leave you prepared for anything. From a climb up a mountain to a crawl at the ski lodge for some après cocktails, these lace-up, lug-soled black hiking boot options will have you covered for your local big chill.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our mark

Now These Are The Boxing Day Sales You Should Be Shopping This Year

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Bags are packed, presents are bought — now there\'s only one more thing to think about before the holidays: sales. You may have thought you\'d seen the last of \'em this year, but the discount gods have graced us with one last round of half-off price tags and BOGO deals before the ball drops on New Year\'s Eve. Every December 26th (or even earlier), the retailers we go to for everything from dresses to shoes to bags slash their prices in the name of Boxing Day.This year is no different. Starting now until well into 2019, everyone from Nordstrom to Aritzia is bringing us some major deals. So while you\'ve probably spent the last month shopping for everyone from your sister-in-law to your not-so-pleasant next-door neighbor, there\'s still one person who deserves a little love. To help you buy yourself that one gift you asked for but didn\'t receive this holiday season, we\'ve rounded up the best Boxing Day deals so you can do so without breaking the bank.W

This Fancy Retailer Helped Offset Pick Out Cardi B's Presents

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Maybe Offset really did do some soul-searching while quietly reuniting with Cardi B in Puerto Rico. Three weeks after Cardi delivered the news of their separation on Instagram in her best customer service voice, the \"I Like It\" rapper\'s estranged and apparently repentant husband got her some very fancy Christmas gifts.On Wednesday, in a now-deleted Instagram video, the 26-year-old showed off, by our count, two Chanel bags, two Cartier bracelets, four Hermés Birkin bags, and more than nine pairs of Christian Louboutins (you can still see the items in Cardi\'s Instagram story). The offering sure beats Offset\'s \"I\'m sorry, bruh\" apology, which he delivered onstage after crashing Cardi\'s recent performance in L.A.\"Things just haven\'t been working out between us for a long time,\" Cardi explained on Instagram earlier this month. \"It\'s nobody\'s fault. I guess, like, we grew out of love. But we\'re not togethe

It's Time To Start Shopping Zara's Winter Sale

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Zara has really been pulling out all the stops lately. Between a never-ending array of sequin-y party dresses and enough cozy knits to get us through the cold front ahead, there\'s practically nothing we don\'t want from this fast-fashion giant. But if there\'s one thing our favorite chic mass-market retailer does best, it\'s sales. Good thing for us, they just launched one — and it\'s big.Today marks the beginning of Zara\'s famous winter sale – you know, the one where you can find $30 trousers and $40 heels that were brand new to the floor just a few months ago. So whether you\'re still waiting to find that one perfect New Year\'s Eve outfit or just want to stock up on oversized blazers (you can never have too many!), we\'re betting you\'ll check off everything on your list during this major winter sale.Before someone else snatches up all the best deals, take a look at our 25 picks to buy right now at Zara.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you

Here's What Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton, All Smiles, Wore To Church On Christmas

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Since it\'s still the holiday season until January 2, let\'s take a break from parsing through the rumors of a rift between Meghan Markle and her sister-in-law Kate Middleton to tackle something more, well, festive: Their Christmas Day 2018 looks.Last year, former Suits star Markle told Glamour UK she wished she could pull off Victoria Beckham\'s pieces. \"Now what I\'m starting to learn is, even though things look amazing on the hanger, it doesn\'t mean they\'re going to look amazing on me,\" she told the magazine. \"For example, I love Victoria Beckham dresses, but I don\'t have the long torso to support that silhouette.\"So you can imagine our delight when we noticed the Duchess of Sussex, smiling ear-to-ear alongside Middleton, smiling ear to ear wearing Victoria Beckham to church on Christmas Day. The expectant royal wore a navy Victoria Beckham coat open to show her matching dress, Philip Treacy hat, and Stuart Weitzman boots. She a

22 Sequin Tops So Extra They Could Win An Award For Outstanding Drama

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Nothing ushers in the new year quite like sequins. These shiny disks have managed to stand the test of time from Bianca Jagger\'s sequin show-stopping dresses to Michelle Obama\'s thigh-high Balenciaga boots, and are a sure fire way to make your party look is on point. They\'ll be as much a part of your winter going out uniform as a t-shirt on a summer day.If being labeled \'extra,\' is top of mind, remember that the one time where sequins are never too much are whenever you damn feel like it, thank you very much. So, in the spirit of being the shining star you are, we are fully encouraging this level of extra. If dresses à la Paris Hilton and Kendall Jenner might not be quite your speed, we\'ve rounded up the most eye catching tops guaranteed to brighten up any old pair of jeans, pants, or party skirts. These tops are not for the faint of heart — they command attention when you enter a room, as any disco ball hype girl could hope for. Party on, sparkle mavens a

A Few Questions About Justin Bieber's "House Of Drew" Clothing Line

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As 2018 comes to a close, there\'s something we need to discuss. It\'s not Miley Cyrus\' secret wedding, or Kris Jenner\'s explicit luggage — it\'s Justin Bieber\'s clothing line, House of Drew.House of Drew is Bieber\'s foray into the world of (couture? satirical?) clothing, and after noticing that he debuted his first \"for purchase\" item this week, it has left me somewhat baffled. I didn\'t want to spend my Christmas tweeting about how ugly the jewelry is, or how cheap the slippers he gifted his wife, Hailey, look. But I did, for journalism.In case you, too, have been wondering what is going on with our favorite grown-up Canadian pop star, I\'ve gathered as many answers as I could about this entrepreneurial experiment (mark my words, this clothing line will not last past 2019 —  no offense), because What Is Going On? View this post on Instagram cheap ol’ regular drew house slippers, get ‘em now. LINK IN BIO A post shared by Drew House (

Calling All Shoppers — It's Nordstrom's Half Yearly Sale Time!

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It\'s highly likely that you\'re lying on a sofa somewhere (in your hometown or otherwise), nursing an eggnog- and champagne-induced hangover and the food coma to beat all food comas. It\'s a well-known fact that the holidays have a way of tiring us out. But when they\'re all over and done with, there\'s one thing that can cure even the most intense post-holiday blues: sales.Boxing Day discounts aren\'t exactly rare, with retailers around the world offering up a deal or two from now until the new year. But there\'s no sale quite like Nordstrom\'s Half Yearly sale.From December 26th all the way until January 2nd, you can save up to 50% off all your favorite brands — from Sandy Liang to Topshop to Proenza Schouler — while supplies last at Nordstrom. And to save you from the chaos that is any Nordstrom location on the day after Christmas, we\'re making it easy to get the best deals right from the comfort of your home.After scouring this sale from top to

An Easy Chicken Adobo Recipe For Beginners

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Wondering how to make classic adobo chicken at home? Get some help from this video tutorial that demystifies this classic Filippino comfort food. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/food-drinks/chicken-adobo-recipe/

Eat Me restaurant, 20 years on the wave crest

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Which are the secrets behind so a long-living success in Bangkok? Great and different food, great cocktails and an artistic and always evolving atmosphere. https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/eat-me-restaurant-bangkok/

Christmas Trivia: Take the 10 Question Christmas Challenge

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Take our fun Christmas challenge and discover how well you know how people feast around the world. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/out-of-the-blue/christmas-quiz-2018/

10 Clever Ways To Use Christmas Leftovers

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Don\'t waste Christmas leftovers! Turn them into muffins, croquettes, soups and other yummy treats. Try these easy recipes! https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/food-drinks/christmas-leftovers/

We Wish You a Merry (and Tasty) Christmas!

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Are you still hunting for easy and quick recipes to astonish your guests for Christmas dinner? Follow our tips and take your time to celebrate! https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/quick-easy-christmas-recipes/

Watch Michelin Chefs Cook Dover Sole

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Watch how to fillet and cook sole fish in a variety of quick and simple ways with some top tips from the experts! https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/food-drinks/how-to-fillet-sole-fish/

Now These Are The Boxing Day Sales You Should Be Shopping This Year

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Bags are packed, presents are bought — now there\'s only one more thing to think about before the holidays: sales. You may have thought you\'d seen the last of \'em this year, but the discount gods have graced us with one last round of half-off price tags and BOGO deals before the ball drops on New Year\'s Eve. Every December 26th (or even earlier), the retailers we go to for everything from dresses to shoes to bags slash their prices in the name of Boxing Day.This year is no different. Starting now until well into 2019, everyone from Nordstrom to Aritzia is bringing us some major deals. So while you\'ve probably spent the last month shopping for everyone from your sister-in-law to your not-so-pleasant next-door neighbor, there\'s still one person who deserves a little love. To help you buy yourself that one gift you asked for but didn\'t receive this holiday season, we\'ve rounded up the best Boxing Day deals so you can do so without breaking the bank.W

These Are Our Top Recipes of 2018

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Discover the top recipes at Fine Dining Lovers for 2018. What was everyone\'s favorite appetizer? The dessert of the year? Come take a look! https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/food-drinks/our-top-recipes-of-2018/

Champagne vs. Prosecco: what is the difference?

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Which are the differences between Champagne and Prosecco? Fine Dining Lovers explains once for all the \"war\" of the so-called sparkling wines. https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/difference-between-champagne-and-prosecco/

The Week in Bites 23 December 2018

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This week at Fine Dining Lovers we enjoyed a food tour of Rotterdam, explored the hottest food trends for 2019, checked out lab-grown steak and much more! https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/the-week-in-bites-br-23-december-2018/

Savory meets sugar: Jesus Escalera's Inspirational Dishes

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Enjoy a selection of outstanding desserts created by the best pastry chef according to the LatAm 50 Best Restaurants Awards. https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/jesus-escalera-desserts/

Raf Simons Exits Calvin Klein, Effective Immediately

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On Friday, Calvin Klein, Inc. and its first-ever chief creative officer, Raf Simons, announced that they would be parting ways — effective immediately. According to WWD, the parties arrived at the decision amicably, and that the brand has decided on a different direction, one that does not align with Simons\'s vision. For the past two years, the Belgian designer has created Americana ready-to-wear infused with his own artistic inspirations, inspired often by pop artist Andy Warhol and film. Several weeks ago, rumors of tension between Calvin Klein executives and Simons made headlines — including the announcement that the company would stop print advertisements.Earlier in September, the company set out to pull back some of Simons\'s responsibilities and drew a contract the reflected a role with fewer input. WWD also reports that, last fall, Klein decided that areas of the business, like visual merchandising, store concepts, public relations, e-commerce, and more would no longer

This Trusty $69 Bag Just Got Restocked

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You never want something until you can\'t have it. So, each week in The Sell-Out, we\'re getting the scoop from your favorite retailers on what\'s selling like crazy. Watch this space to find out what everyone\'s buying, sign up for wait lists, and keep tabs on restocks.Wristlets. The first thing that comes to mind are those wallets that doubled as clutches from our high school homecoming. Charles and Keith’s version of the wristlet takes on traits more similar to a bucket bag (thankfully), which means it can be balanced on your wrist or transformed into a cross-body bag. It\'s also flexible in how you choose to wear it, which is probably why it has already gained a 2,105 person waitlist. The bag has been spotted on the wrists of some of our favorite street style stars and has sold 506 units globally, at the time of publishing.The colors are some of our tried-and-true favorites: a textured mock croc black, deep brown, and cool white. For $69, it\'ll hold everyth

The Story Behind Cardi B's Watch Outfit In 'Money' Is Cooler Than It Looks

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Please read the following sentence to answer the question: \"I was born to flex (Yes) / Diamonds on my neck / I like boardin\' jets, I like mornin\' sex (Woo!) / But nothing in this world that I like more than checks.\" Is there anything more aspirational in the English language than these four lines by Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar? The correct answer is no and you can call her Cardi B.We digress.On Friday, the Bronx rapper dropped her \'Money \' music video and, as expected, B did not hold back — especially when it came to what she wore. She turned several looks, included an embroidered breast-feeding friendly, couture-worthy evening gown, and even brought back some of her iconic red carpet looks to put on display.But it was British designer Christian Cowan \'s creation that stole the show: an outfit made entirely of gold watches. The designer, who has dressed B a dozen times throughout her career and designed the look she wore on the single\'s artwork

Michelle Obama’s Post-White House Fashion Is Proof Of How Liberated She Feels

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While Michelle Obama’s entire Becoming book tour has been a delightful spectacle of fashion-forward outfits (Cushnie! Pyer Moss! Givenchy!), the former first lady’s wardrobe made quite a statement Wednesday on the final stop in Brooklyn. It was the thigh-high Balenciaga boots that signaled post-White House Michelle Obama, The Civilian, was finally relaxed after meticulously calculating her appearance for the last eight years. Eight years of scrutiny and policing that women who look like her are all too familiar with. This isn’t to discount the stunning $3,900 boots, which yes are very important, but so is the context of why Black women are cheering her on for wearing them.For Obama, becoming First Lady of the United States was about more than supporting her husband’s political ambition or developing her own platform. As the first black woman to hold the position, she had to be prepared for a particular type of attention to her every move.\"As a Black woman, too, I knew I’d be http

Now These Are The Boxing Day Sales You Should Be Shopping This Year

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Bags are packed, presents are bought — now there\'s only one more thing to think about before the holidays: sales. You may have thought you\'d seen the last of \'em this year, but the discount gods have graced us with one last round of half-off price tags and BOGO deals before the ball drops on New Year\'s Eve. Every December 26th (or even earlier), the retailers we go to for everything from dresses to shoes to bags slash their prices in the name of Boxing Day.This year is no different. Starting now until well into 2019, everyone from Nordstrom to Aritzia is bringing us some major deals. So while you\'ve probably spent the last month shopping for everyone from your sister-in-law to your not-so-pleasant next-door neighbor, there\'s still one person who deserves a little love. To help you buy yourself that one gift you asked for but didn\'t receive this holiday season, we\'ve rounded up the best Boxing Day deals so you can do so without breaking the bank.W

Homemade Edible Christmas Gifts: 15 Must Have Recipes

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Try your hand at making some presents this year, from mini panettone to festive cookies and jam, say happy christmas the homemade way! https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/food-drinks/homemade-edible-christmas-gifts/

These Cozy-Luxe PJs Can Take You From Couch To Bar

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Nights out fall under the dreaded-task section of our holiday to-do lists. At the end of all that sale shopping and gift wrapping, our tired butts deserve a spot on the couch instead of some rented space on a hard bar stool. To avoid feeling completely lame when we inevitably cancel on a cold evening ahead, we\'ve got plans to do our nights-in big with one killer combo: a binge-worthy Netflix queue and an extra-luxe pair of PJs.With the pajama trend still going strong as we head into 2019, it\'s easier than ever to upgrade our old sweats and ratty shirt look to new levels of stylish-cozy — a.k.a. sleepwear that doubles as a chic bar outfit for when we\'re feeling rested to socialize again. Ahead we\'ve lined up 21 pairs of these elevated jammies that make staying in feel like a premium treat, from silk sets to soft cotton and classic flannels. All that\'s left on our to-do lists now is deciding whether to wear the full set strictly in-house or sport the separates ou

What Happens To Becky Sharpe At The End Of Vanity Fair?

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Warning: Spoilers for Amazon Prime’s Vanity Fair adaptation ahead. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray’s 1848 novel about a woman determined to claw her way up the social ladder, was originally sub-titled: “A novel without a hero.” And in a way, that’s true. No one really comes out a winner in this story, nor is anyone particularly altruistic. But there’s something so delicious about a female-driven story that allows its protagonist to be genuinely devious without judging her.Enter Becky Sharp, the ambitious and quick-witted status seeker who transgresses so many of the staid conventions of 19th century women.Maybe that’s why, over the years, actresses — including, famously, Reese Witherspoon —  have clamored to play her. The latest on screen adaptation of the novel comes courtesy of Amazon Prime Video, and stars Olivia Cooke ( Thoroughbreds, Ready Player One) as Becky. Written by Gwyneth Hughes’, the seven-part series follows our Queen-Bee-in-training from https://www.refinery29.

Don't Miss Out On This Year's Last Big Sale Day

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We\'re smack dab in the middle of the season of giving, and odds are you\'re probably overwhelmed: Maybe you\'re still buying last-minute(ish) for others, itching to do something nice for yourself, catching up and celebrating with old friends at fancy dinners out, planning a big vacation for the new year, or all of the above. But, well, you\'re going to want to prioritize some of that precious time for this: the retail gods have granted us with one last big sale season before 2019, and it\'s going on right now.Every big retailer, from Reformation to Net-a-Porter, is slashing its prices as we say goodbye to 2018 with BOGO, site-wide discounts and more. So before you let 2018 end with serious regrets (for not shopping these deals), take a look at our guide for maneuvering through the madness of end-of-year sales.Kick back, relax and prepare to be amazed at all the deep discount finds you can snag before the ball drops on December 31.At Refinery29, we’re here to help y

Eggnog Cake: The Must-Try Holiday Recipe

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Take your pick from these three recipes for eggnog cake: a triple-layer cake complete with rich eggnog buttercream, an eggnog cream cake and eggnog cupcakes. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/food-drinks/eggnog-cake/

Eel from A to Z: 26 thing to know about eel fish

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What is eel fish? From Angulas to Zambezi, 26 facts and figures about eel fish, its culinary uses, nutritional values and much more. https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/what-is-eel-fish/

The Results Are In! These Are The 10 Best Rated Black Tights On The Market Now

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Welcome to Hype Machine, our hit-list of the top reviewed products across the web — according to a crowd of die-hard shoppers. Call this your 4-star & up only club, with entry granted by our devoted-to-the-goods shop editors.Update: Thank you for all of your amazing input in the comments. We\'ve since updated our story with a few popular options.To bring you up to speed, we recently launched a new series, Hype Machine, where we round up the top reviewed items on the internet. Boots, sex toys, humidifiers, body pillows (!!!); we\'re aiming to make the process of shopping for all of your favorite things as painless as possible.And while our editors are adept at scraping the internet to find the best of the best, we\'re turning to you, our readers, to hear which products you live and breathe by. In one of our recent installments, we covered the Internet\'s top rated black leggings and immediately received a ton of amazing feedback in our comments section. You all provi

Michelle Obama & The Balenciaga Boots

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\"Do you wanna talk about her boots?\" Sarah Jessica Parker asked a packed Barclay\'s Center in Brooklyn last night. Though Parker is usually the one to make a splash with her shoes, she looked over to Michelle Obama, and asked again: \"Do you want to take some time to talk about your boots?\"The audience squealed, making it very clear that, yes, she had to talk about the boots.For the last stop of her international Becoming book tour before the new year, Obama turned one of her most fashion-forward looks yet: a head-to-toe Balenciaga getup from the French fashion house\'s spring 2019 ready-to-wear collection. The dress was yellow, the color of much-needed freshness, happiness, and positivity, and the boots were every color of the rainbow depending on how the light hit them. The two-piece number, assembled by Obama\'s longtime stylist Meredith Koop, captivated the crowd in a way a model walking down a runway simply wouldn\'t.As SJP asked Obama to wal

13 Michelin Starred Restaurants in the Italian Mountains

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If you\'re headed to the Italian mountains this winter, be sure to book ahead to enjoy some world class refined dining in these Michelin restaurants. https://www.finedininglovers.com/blog/culinary-stops/michelin-rated-restaurants-italian-mountains/

20 Winter-White Outfits That Break All The "Rules"

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Some rules were made to be broken, and we\'re more than happy to disobey the unwritten, “thou shalt not wear white after Labor Day,” commandment. As one of the oldest styling tropes in the figurative fashion book, this idea is not only dated, but it\'s also downright illogical. Because, really, what\'s a winter wonderland without a fresh palette of white?All-white outfits feel like forward and elevated statement-makers outside of the summer season — and nothing says power-look like matching your crisp-clean style to the cold-barren climate. Ahead we\'re showcasing 20 of our favorite colorless pieces, from chic coats to cozy knits and trousers, that will inspire you to go full snow angel with your winter wardrobes. And if anyone throws ancient fashion shade your way for stepping out in head-to-toe white? Just own your inner ice queen and cue up, ‘Thank U, Next.”At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are in

You're About To See This Ring Style Everywhere Come 2019

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Here\'s a thought: What makes signet rings different from the rest? Where we used to see fingers weighed down by dozens of tiny, stackable rings, we\'re now more accustomed to a carefully curated selection of heirloom-style pieces — one of which being the beloved pinky rings we\'re here to talk about. Signet rings were once used as a stamp of sorts, designed with your family crest, signature or monogrammed initials embedded on the front. Now, long since the Medieval Ages when this ring style was first designed, signet rings are worn more for their looks than anything else.A swift scroll through Instagram and you\'ll see that signet rings are everywhere. Between collaborations with some of our favorite influencers and styles à la the jewelry designers we\'ve known forever, there\'s no shortage of options on the market right now. So whether you go old school and don it on your littlest finger or modernize it with a bigger style, we\'re making it easy to get ah