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6 Dec

Café Du Monde And 230 Fifth Are The Most-Instagrammed Restaurants In The U.S.

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Think back to all the restaurants and cafés that you've captured on your Instagram Story and scrolled past on your feed this year. If you or the people you follow live in New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles, there's a good chance those snaps helped boost your favorite eateries to the top of Instagram's list of the most-'grammed restaurants, bars, bakeries, and cafes in the U.S. in 2017. On Wednesday, Instagram released its year in review, separating the most popular restaurants in the country into two categories: the most-Instagrammed restaurants and the most-Instagrammed bakeries and cafés. Funny enough, the most-photographed "restaurant" is actually a rooftop bar: the sprawling 230 Fifth in New York City, which is located 21 floors up and offers spectacular views of Manhattan including the...
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18 Sep

London Fashion Week Speed Date: Weekend Edition

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It's the Sunday edition of Fashion Speed Dating, and the rules are still the same: You dance to the Weeknd while we write through the weekend, and deliver a cheat-sheet of trends, must-haves, and talking points. Think of it as a style study guide for those who love fashion, but love sleeping in more. After all, why look at clothes if they can't be dreamy?

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JW Anderson Loops Us In
Guests at this hotly anticipated London show had to walk through a spiral of seats to find their place. It had the same effect as pacing through those chalk labyrinths on the sidewalk—the mindfulness is refreshing, unless you get dizzy.

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14 Sep

5 Tips For a Better Cup Of Coffee

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Drinking coffee is more than a routine that starts the day. It's the routine that lets you know you’re still breathing. That being said, it’s easy to get stuck in your ways. Stubbornness—or maybe just tiredness—can keep you from improving your coffee game. We’re here to revive your routine and deliver the best coffee experience possible, directly to your caffeine-deprived brain. We don’t want you slipping. We want you sipping (perfectly-roasted coffee). Here are five small changes that will bring a major improvement to your coffee agenda:

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Photo by Jake Stangel
Pre-Warm That Mug If you’re in the pour over camp, temperature is key. Getting your kettle to the right spot, just to have your coffee hit a cold mug, is a disservice to...
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1 Sep

Starbucks Just Released a New Instagram-Worthy Latte

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But it's only available in the U.K.

Starbucks just introduced a very pretty latte that you'll probably want to Instagram while wearing a knit sweater and rocking fall nail polish. No, it's not a PSL (not yet, anyway). It's a turmeric latte that's made by steaming milk with golden powder and other spices which then gets poured over espresso.

Turmeric is a bright yellow spice that's become fairly trendy and has been used to create viral drinks like rainbow lattes. Fun stuff, sadly the turmeric latte is only available in the U.K.

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Pretty, right? Makes you want to Insta the shit out of it? Yes, well, Starbucks knew exactly what they were doing with that. In a press release the coffee chain...
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31 Aug

Is Phoenix The Coffee Capital Of The Southwest?

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Arizona’s largest city has long been linked with golf, spas, and desert hikes. Coffee took a backseat as cities like Seattle and Portland enticed folks to sip pour-over, single-origin brew. Now, with a cluster of new indie cafés, Phoenix is poised to be the coffee capital of the Southwest. Inside these new spots, terms like seed-to-cup and fair trade are tossed around as often as sports scores or talk about the weather. And the epicenter of this scene is downtown, where baristas run a long shift roasting beans at dawn and stay open late, catering to artists, students, and downtown dwellers. With a new light rail line from the airport, a new Arizona State University campus, and a mix of condos and apartments popping...
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12 Jun

This Nescafé Pop-Up Coffee Shop Wants You to Bring Your Own Coffee

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As java lovers continue to get more and more creative (hello, nitro coffee!), and sometimes even flat-out strange (have you tried avolattes yet?!), the instant coffee original, Nescafé, is bringing the caffeine-filled beverage back to basics with a brand new pop-up café that’s… unconventional, to say the least.

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Located in Toronto, the cheeky pop-up has been dubbed the Nescafé Taproom, and unlike traditional coffee shops, it’s a BYOC — bring your own coffee. Yup, you read that right! While the building does provide on-site hot water taps to make your instant brew, the cans themselves will be courtesy of your own kitchen (or the store as you’re en route). In fact, this place is so self-service, you even let yourself in: Simply scan your Nescafe...
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3 Apr

Which Celebrity Has The Same Coffee Order As You?

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For no other purpose than fun and knowing with semi-creepy precision what to do the next time you find yourself in front of Kim or Taylor on line for Starbucks, here are 13 famous people's orders. Pay it forward, friends.

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Hayden Panettiere

According to Buzzfeed, it's a vanilla nonfat chai. According to our eyes, that is not a tall.

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Taylor Swift

Surprisingly not a PSL. In her 2008 tour rider, she asked for a grande iced caramel latte with 2 Sweet'N Lows, which is also not what we would've guessed.

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Renée Zellwegger

That's probably a triple grande, nonfat, extra hot, no foam latte in there. (Lots of words for such a small drink.)

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21 Mar

McDonald’s Is Upping Its Coffee Game With THREE New Espresso-Based Creations

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We’re just gonna come right out and say it: We love coffee. Whether it’s wine coffee, a java-themed lip kit, the world’s most expensive cup, or a simple $1 brew, we love it all. It’s a fact McDonald’s must be in on, as the fast food giant (which was recently in the news for all the wrong reasons when its Twitter account was hacked) is getting ready to roll out not one, not two, but THREE new espresso-based creations.

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Currently being tested in the Sacramento, Stockton, and Modesto areas of Northern California (we’re beyond jealous), the potential menu additions include: a hot and iced Caramel Macchiato (espresso, caramel-flavored syrup, and steamed milk, topped with caramel drizzle), a French Vanilla Cappuccino (essentially the...
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31 Jan

I Swapped My Morning Coffee For Bone Broth To See If It Made Me a Better Person

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I've made a lot of ambitious New Year's resolutions over the years ("Lose 30 pounds by Valentines Day" or "Stop texting people and call them instead") but this year's decision to give up coffee felt downright insane at times. After spending the holidays in Italy drinking thrice-daily double espressos, my body was in desperate need of a detox. I felt sluggish, unbalanced, and mainly just bleh. The internet told me that drinking bone broth would make me into Beyoncé overhaul my life, so I decided to try it for one whole week. No coffee—bring on the piping hot cup of salty, meaty water. Mmm. A quick Google search made me realize I was far from the only millennial hopping on the bone both...
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13 Jan

Ralph Lauren Is Opening The World’s Most Fashionable Coffee-Shop-Cocktail-Bar

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With a swanky city-club serving up upscale takes on American classics in Chicago, a cozy, wood-paneled lounge where the elite flock for mouthwatering burgers and martinis in New York and a glamorous courtyard eatery with a delectable steak in Paris, Ralph Lauren has quite the array of fashionable restaurants; and he isn't stopping there.

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The designer is now headed to London where he is set to open Ralph's Coffee & Bar in Mayfair. The dining destination will open tomorrow, January 12th, and be a first for him in the U.K. Ralph's will serve a selection of coffee and espresso drinks, classic cocktails and light fare that evokes the brand's signature elegant, American style, combined with a European...
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