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Four Festive and Delicious Holiday Drinks That Aren’t Eggnog

Nothing exemplifies holiday disappointment quite like thick, sludgy, beige, concrete mix-esque eggnog out of the carton. How this particularly vile concoction became a mainstream tradition is a mystery more puzzling than fruitcake. Yes, you can make fresh eggnog that’s elegant and even fluffy—and you should, if that’s your thing. (Or even better: Try a variationContinue Reading “Four Festive and Delicious Holiday Drinks That Aren’t Eggnog”

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How to Make a Cross-Country Move Without Going Broke and/or Insane

About a month ago, I suddenly needed to figure out how to get everything I own across the country. The move was less go-west-young-man California fantasy and more time-sensitive pragmatism: I was living with my partner in New York when she got a new job in Los Angeles, which she needed to start fairly quickly.Continue Reading “How to Make a Cross-Country Move Without Going Broke and/or Insane”

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The Mexican Capital None of Your Friends Have Insta-Ruined (Yet)

It might sound cheesy to the uninitiated, but the more you talk to people in Oaxaca City, the more the word magical comes up. There’s a palpable quality about the Mexican city that courses through the air and into your veins. Maybe it’s quiet energy reverberating off of the valley’s surrounding purple mountains. Maybe it’sContinue Reading “The Mexican Capital None of Your Friends Have Insta-Ruined (Yet)”

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The 13 Design Mistakes Guys Make—And How to Fix Them

“Most men don’t use color, as they think masculine spaces need to be white, black, and gray,” says Neal Beckstedt, the architect and designer behind his namesake NYC studio who turned an upstairs bedroom into a French and Scandinavian sitting room. “This can’t be further from the truth.” Timothy Brown, who designed the upstairs galleryContinue Reading “The 13 Design Mistakes Guys Make—And How to Fix Them”

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GQ’s 10-Step Office Upgrade

As GQ contributor/interior-design spirit guide Brad Dunning tells us whenever we’re complaining about our professional digs: “Good design knows no spatial limitations. The same goals apply whether it’s an executive corner office or a sepulchral cubicle.” (You always know what to say, pal.) The key is to rework your office with certain principles in mind.Continue Reading “GQ’s 10-Step Office Upgrade”