Design

Gift Guide #6: Your Adoring Wife Who Never Met a Cheese She Didn’t Love.

young frankk hoop earrings

Pretty earrings to wear all year, $88. (Or these cuties for $20.)

massage candle by get maude

Massage candle, $25, made with skin-softening jojoba oil, which can be poured on skin once melted.

aj kurtz keychain

Keychain, $15, with a beautiful life reminder.

Banana Pudding by Magnolia Bakery

Banana pudding from Magnolia Bakery, which is the stuff of legend. $62 for 6 large cups.

professor puzzle daily iq puzzle

365 daily puzzles, $13, for a fun morning ritual.

Urban Stems x Vogue Bouquets

Flowers, some arranged by Vogue editors, to brighten the whole house. From $45.

May I Come In Book by wendy goodman

The photo book May I Come In?, packed with offbeat home tours around the world. $27.

leopard dot pajamas

Leopard pajamas, $60. Rawr.

le labo discovery kit

Discovery set by cult-favorite Le Labo, $85, because the only thing better than one amazing perfume is sixteen of them.

mozzarella making kit

Mozzarella cheesemaking kit, $15. Because, as legendary food writer Ruth Reichl writes, “Nothing tastes like freshly made mozzarella that has never seen the inside of a refrigerator.”

bed prism glasses

Bed prism glasses, $7, so she can read in bed without getting a crick in her neck. And look super cool!

weighted blanket

Weighted blanket $86, which feels like a hug, is magically comforting and leads to a restful sleep.

scribners lodge

A romantic weekend away, just the two of you. xoxo

P.S. Last year’s gift guide for wives, and the 2018 gift guide so far.

(Scribner’s Lodge photo by Franny Eremin.)

Motherhood

21 Completely Subjective Rules for Raising Teenage Boys

Hannah Mas

Catherine Newman has two children, Ben and Birdy. This fall, Ben left the nest for college, so we thought it was the perfect time to hit her up for advice. Sometimes I worry about losing the connection with my funny, vulnerable little boys as they get older, and, when I mentioned this to Catherine, she replied: “It will be just the way it is now, only they’ll be sweet-hearted young men, and you will feel very short.” Here, she shares 21 completely subjective rules for raising teenage boys…

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Design

Have a Great Weekend.

bread by Yossy Arefi

What are you up to this weekend? Alex and I are going to Roman’s for pasta tonight, and we’ll be taking a family walk to see holiday lights tomorrow. Also, here’s our holiday gift guide so far, if you need any suggestions. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links from around the web…

Oooh, a great $12 gift.

The soulful 11-year-old princes of the Nutcracker. “I really like following rules,” Tenzin said in an interview, “and in ballet you can follow so many rules.” (NYT)

Urgent vs. important.

Bookmarking this can-to-table vegetarian dinner.

A dad and son passing notes.

The best table tennis shot of 2018. (Wow, worth watching.)

Don’t touch my hair!”

Positions in which to almost but not quite sleep on a plane, haha.

Excited to give Alex this artwork. (Our first date spot:)

I have forgotten how to read.”

Peanut butter and jelly pie.

Most important, real stories from the men, women and children traveling on the caravan. And how to help.

Plus, a reader comment:

Says Claire on why I run even though I dread it: “I’m a palliative medicine doctor, reading this while eating dinner after a nighttime run around Central Park. I had a million reasons to not run tonight: I have notes to finish, it’s late, I’m tired, I wake up early tomorrow. But I went, and running is so damn hard it forced my brain to finally shut up. Before I left the hospital, I said goodbye to my patient who will likely die before morning. And as I rounded the reservoir to see the city lights, I realized all (all!) I was thinking about was the steady rhythm of my breath and feet. And I felt so deeply grateful to be in this body that moves and feels.”

(Photo by Yossy Arefi. Urgent vs. important via Swissmiss. Forgotten how to read via Miss Moss.)