Field Notes: Sand Sculptures Making a Splash at Beach Weddings

Field Notes By ALIX STRAUSS When Anthony Rossomando told his mother about the sand sculpture he and his fiancé, Stephanie Angelone, were having made for their beach wedding at the Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria resort in Key West, Fla., Mr. Rossomando recalled his mother saying, “How nice.” “When she asked the price and I …

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Up Next: A Feel-Good Lip Balm Created in Her Dorm

Up Next By STACEY ANDERSON Name Zoe Mesnik-Greene Age 23 Hometown Seattle Now Lives Splits her time between an on-campus apartment at the University of Washington in Seattle and her cousin’s two-bedroom apartment in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. Claim to Fame Ms. Mesnik-Greene is the founder of Lasting Smiles, an eco-friendly lip-balm company that …

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Critical Shopper: Domenico Vacca: Committing to the Life of Leisure

Critical Shopper By JON CARAMANICA I was in the dressing room at Domenico Vacca, wearing linen. White linen. A white linen shirt with blood-red trim ($550). It fit beautifully, with just the right amount of stiffness, which is to say halfway, and just the right amount of translucence, which is to say halfway. It was …

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The Male Animal: Internet Porn Nearly Ruined His Life. Now He Wants to Help.

Alexander Rhodes sat along a stretch of grass, looking out over the Allegheny River. The two of us were sitting in a quiet space on the outskirts of Pittsburgh where we had planned to spend the night in tents camping out. “The key thing to consider is that I am not a very good businessman,” …

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What Becomes of the Brokenhearteds’ Stuff

LOS ANGELES — Last spring, John B. Quinn, the founder of the litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, took his extended family to Croatia. Over the course of eight days, he and his second wife, five grown daughters, their boyfriends, husbands, and children rumbled through the country in a bus. In the riverfront city …

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Fashion Cheers the Reopening of the Paris Ritz

This may be a Paris couture season marked by external unease — by Brexit shock waves, anticipation of upheaval at two haute maisons, continued terrorism fears — but it is also one framed by a certain kind of insider celebration. After four years, fashion has its home back. The Ritz Paris finally reopened its gilded …

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Day Out: Sister Act: Shopping With A-Wa

As they ambled through the Essex Street Market on the Lower East Side last week, the Haim sisters — Tagel, Tair and Liron — made a playful detour. Stopping at a produce stand, Tagel lifted a pair of peppers to her ears. She was showing off her makeshift earrings when her siblings joined her. Tagel …

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