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Q&A With Kelly Jones, New York’s First “Scent Sommelier”

Wine and perfume aren’t a notorious match. Sometimes, however, pairing the unlikely leads to innovative concepts that work surprisingly well. This is what happened with New York’s first “scent sommelier” Kelly Jones, founder of Kelly & Jones‘ Notes of Wine […]

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Brooklyn’s Best Ethical Chocolate Experiences

Not all chocolate is created equal, especially when it comes to ethics. Many unaware buyers may be purchasing sweet treats made by less-than-savory methods — but there’s hope. Says Arthur Gillett, research director at HowGood, a ratings tool that helps […]

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How Blue Marble Ice Cream Is Making Saving the World A Little Tastier

Wouldn’t it be nice if your guilty pleasure wasn’t so guilty? That’s exactly what friends Alexis Meisen and Jennie Dundas decided to create when they founded Blue Marble Ice Cream — an artisanal, organic ice cream company with a twofold […]

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Must-Savor Ethical Chocolate Indulgences For Easter

Whether offered as a gift or enjoyed on a dessert date, chocolate and Easter go hand in hand. But do you know where the chocolate you buy is coming from? The cacao business is one of the least transparent and […]

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These Historical Buildings Have Been Repurposed Into Amazing Accommodations & Cultural Spaces

If you want to spend more time in charming historical buildings, consider staying in one of these unique accommodations or visiting some of America’s most interesting art galleries, community spaces and museums. All of them honor their historic roots while […]

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How Loop Of The Loom Is Uniting Autistic Weavers & Fashion Designers

Yukako Satone first knew that her life was going to change in 2001. She just had no idea how much. Yukako was a new mother, a graphic designer with 15 years of experience working in both New York and Japan. […]

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How Billion Oyster Project Is Renewing New York Harbor’s Oyster Population

Did you know that New York Harbor was once home to hundreds of thousands of acres of oysters? Better yet… do you know how many of these oysters were left in the late 19th century? Oysters were long a key […]