On Our Bookshelves: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Last time you heard from our associates-only book club, we were obsessing over Marisha Pessl‘s Night Film. Now? Random House graciously gifted us copies of Emily St. John Mandel‘s latest, the post-apocalyptic novel Station Eleven. Just a few pages in, I was hooked (and I wasn’t the only one).

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October 30, 2014

Beaulieu Vineyard: Uncork a Napa Valley Icon

Established in 1900 by Georges de Latour and his wife Fernande, the iconic Beaulieu Vineyard has a storied past. Its prime Napa Valley location and influence from wine maestro André Tchelistcheff make these some of the most sought after bottles in the business. Read on to learn more about this historic winemaker.

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October 29, 2014

It’s National Chocolate Day: Go On, Indulge

Perhaps you didn’t know when you woke up, but today is National Chocolate Day. Meaning yes, you can give in to your love for everything cocoa – guilt-free. But before unwrapping those chocolate bars, let’s explore some of the creative endeavors this sweet treat has inspired.

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October 28, 2014

Top Chef: 8 Kitchen Picks Straight from the Pros

Whether you’ve mastered the trickiest of recipes (hello, boeuf bourguignon) or have never opened a cookbook, here’s a list of key kitchen items from eight chef-beloved brands.

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October 17, 2014

Create The W Hotels Bed at Home: In 6 Steps

You know how luxury hotel beds always seem to be the comfiest? It’s because they are – especially when it comes to the mattresses designed just for W Hotels. But it’s not only these mattresses that make W Hotels stand out in the sleep space. It’s the entire atmosphere the hotel creates in each of its properties. And you can experience it every day in your own home. Here’s how.

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1. Mattress: Sleep (every night) on exclusive-to-W-Hotels pillow-top or plush styles.

2. Toppers: Add a cushy mattress pad and featherbed for an extra dose of comfort.

3. Pillows: Pick down, a feather-and-down combo, or down alternative.

4. Bedding: Layer on silky-smooth, wrinkle-resistant sheets and duvets.

5. Robes: Baby terry lining is supersoft – and absorbent post-shower, too.

6. Scented Candles: A crisp citrus blend makes for an aromatic finishing touch.

Start building your own W Hotels bed. Shop The W Hotels Bed Boutique, which opened Wednesday, October 8, at 3PM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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October 8, 2014

From Luxe to Adventurous: Choose Your Norwegian Cruise Line Personality

Looking for a luxurious vacation? How about a vacation packed with adventure? Whatever you’re seeking – it’s all right here. That’s the beauty of Freestyle Cruising® from Norwegian Cruise Line. Every ship in its modern fleet is thoughtfully designed from the anchor up, offering you the ability to do what you want, when you want. Check out the cruising styles below, pack a bag, and get ready for your best vacation ever.

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The Luxe Traveler
Sail to: The turquoise waters of the Caribbean aboard Miami’s Ultimate Ship™, Norwegian Getaway.
Check out: The Haven by Norwegian®. With elegant villas and 24-hour butlers, it’s pure paradise.

The Cultured Traveler
Sail to: Bermuda, the Caribbean, or the Bahamas and Florida from New York City aboard Norwegian Breakaway.
Check out: Up to 29 dining experiences on board, including celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s renowned cuisine at Ocean Blue.

The Adventurous Traveler
Sail to: Four Hawaiian islands in seven days with overnight stays in Maui and Kauai aboard Norwegian’s Pride of America.
Check out: Kilauea – the most active volcano in the world – and the breathtaking Nā Pali coast from your balcony stateroom.

Can’t decide from all these amazing choices? No need to worry. The great thing about Freestyle Cruising® is that you can truly have it all. Visit ncl.com to learn more.

Our High-Seas Style Presented by Norwegian Cruise Line Boutique opens Monday, October 6, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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October 6, 2014

Up for Grabs: SJP’s Greenwich Village Brownstone

Looking for a place in the Big Apple to rest your head? For a cool $22 million you can buy Sarah Jessica Parker’s 6,800-square-foot Greenwich Village townhouse (last seen in a Vogue.com video tour, spurring apartment envy worldwide). As a refresher, this brownstone is home to seven fireplaces and an oval-shaped, hand-carved stone tub. Who wouldn’t want to cozy up to that?

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Rumor has it she bought the property solely for remodeling purposes without ever living there. Even if she didn’t actually call it home, the townhouse still has that unmistakable SJP flair – modern with an eclectic touch. Neutral-hued, art-adorned walls complement the double-paned mahogany windows and, naturally, the space boasts an enviable Carrie Bradshaw-worthy walk-in closet.

Too bad I don’t have a few extra million lying around – or a Mr. Big to buy it for me.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 10, 2014

A Royal Surprise: Kate Middleton Is Pregnant with Her Second Child

Confirmed: Prince George is a soon-to-be big brother. Yesterday, The Clarence House announced via Twitter that Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting their second child. Amid worldwide squeals of excitement, however, there’s a bit of sad news. The full press release states that, as with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum (a condition that causes extreme nausea).

Here’s hoping you feel better soon, Kate. We can’t wait to meet Chubby Cheeks Round Two.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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September 9, 2014

Cocktails with Rue Magazine: Moscow Mule Edition

When it comes to industry trends, it seems none has spread faster this past year than the copper Moscow Mule mug. With its gleaming exterior and ability to moderate hot and cold temps, it has become a home-bar staple. So this week, we curated a Boutique with just that in mind.

To help us narrow down the necessities for a fail-safe Mule-themed soiree, editor in chief of Rue magazine Crystal Palecek shared her expert tips: “I am admittedly looking forward to indulging in about 700 pumpkin spice lattes this fall. But – we wait all year for these balmy evenings under the stars, and I plan on enjoying every last one.”

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August 19, 2014

The 6 Kitchen Essentials for Every Home Cook

Attention home cooks: Whether you’re a novice or a pro, your kitchen calls for a few necessities. From a copper saucepan for melting chocolate to a cast iron skillet for sautéing meats, this list of kitchen staples will lay the groundwork for every must-try recipe.

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  • Medium- to large-sized skillet (nonstick or cast iron) for sautéing and stir-frying.
  • A 6- to 8-quart Dutch oven with lid for everything from braising to boiling.
  • Stainless steel or copper saucepan for cooking sauces, rice and grains, and vegetables.
  • Enameled cast-iron baking dish for casseroles and desserts.
  • Always-sharp stainless steel cutlery for effortless slicing.
  • Stackable mixing bowls and measuring cups for tidy storage.

 

Stockpile these necessities at our The Rue Kitchen Shop Boutique opening Tuesday, July 22, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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July 22, 2014