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14 Feb

BA’s Best Molten Chocolate Cake

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A deep chocolate lava cake recipe with a liquid chocolate center. Many recipes get this effect by purposely undercooking the cake, so that the middle is raw batter. Effective, but not the most delicious. Our version has a spoonful of ganache in the center, which melts as the cake bakes through. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes. Learn how to make this recipe and more in our online cooking class with Sur la Table.

INGREDIENTS ¼ cup heavy cream 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces, divided 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for ramekins Demerara or raw sugar (for sprinkling) 3 large eggs ⅓ cup light brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon...
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14 Feb

7 Brands Behind The Sexiest Slips To Impress This Valentine’s Day

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In a world oversaturated with labels seeking to redefine sexy, some have definitively risen above the rest — offering simple, sultry (and let's face it, sustainable) styles to take you from the dance floor to the boudoir.

Whether you're enjoying Valentine's or "Gal"entine's tomorrow, make a statement to subtly reinforce your rightful place as center of attention, with one of PAPER''s selected designers for the occasion. Newcomers or established, these brands have already caught the attention of some of the most exciting names in fashion and, coupled with their social media success, are set to be the only labels on everyone's Ruby Woo-hued lips this Valentine's day.

See them all, below.

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Paris Georgia There is nothing quite like Paris Georgia when it comes...
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9 Feb

This New York Tattoo Artist Is Inking a Love Poem Onto 30 Strangers For Valentine’s Day

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Some scribble love poems into notebooks or cards; Amanda Wachob's are designed to be worn on your sleeve. Or rather, just underneath. Today the Brooklyn-based tattoo artist is in the midst of a second afternoon of sold-out appointments inside the Whitney Museum Shop, where she is installed at a sunlit table overlooking the Hudson River. Her weeklong residency, which culminates on February 15, pays tribute to St. Valentine and the holiday's communion of sorts: the classic conversation edible hearts made by the century-old confectioner, NECCO. After poring over the company's archival images and continually evolving phrasebook (passing over the beeper-code-era "143" and the now-presidential "Tweet"), Wachob singled out her favorite sayings (and a couple emojis), reimagining each as delicate line art inspired...
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8 Feb

Kim Mee Hye’s Heart-Shaped Earrings Are The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift For Jewelry Lovers

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Kim Mee Hye really means it when she says her jewelry is personal. Before launching her line in 2015, she never planned on being a fine jewelry designer—and didn’t really wear jewelry, either—but developed a passion for the intrinsic meanings and symbols in the metals, stones, and shapes. “I was interested in working on small-scale objects, and I dreamed about creating really timeless jewelry I would actually wear,” she says. “I think it’s difficult to express beauty in a simple way, but my designs are quite pure. I like the balance of curves and lines.” That sounds pretty straightforward, but the minimalist label wouldn’t do Hye’s work justice. Her pieces are more like wearable sculptures than the earrings, rings, and bracelets...
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8 Feb

Tom Ford Matched Sex Socks To Skin Tones At NYFW

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Finally, a brand has recognized the significance of sex socks — the foot covers men inexplicably keep on even when they remove all else — and most serendipitous of all is that said designer is Tom Ford, king of menswear. The legend's latest presentation is the talk of the town this New York Fashion Week, not only because he decided to go fur-free, but also his underwear collection, which saw each model's skin tone matched to socks, boxers and briefs. Each piece was also given a signature Tom Ford touch, with a black velvet logo waistband. The Fall '18 collection also featured swiss-made watches in gold and stainless steel, the leather bands of which were also coordinated with the models — an excellent gift for...
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30 Jan

Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas You’ll Fall In Love With

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With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's time to start prepping the ultimate date night (or day) outfit. While classic reds and pinks are a quintessential choice, rich maroons in sensuous textures, and black + white ensembles paired with a bold red lip still give nod to the holiday. No matter what your V-Day plans are, ensure that you'll be celebrating in style. Plus, shop the ultimate

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Nothing says Valentine's Day quite like the color red, and when it comes in the form of a tailored suit? Yes, please. Top it off with a bow tied around the neck for an extra something sweet.

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Make a statement in a silky red...
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29 Jan

6 Ridiculously Pretty Makeup Tutorials For Whatever Your Valentine’s Day Looks Like

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Valentine's Day is upon us (though if you ask your local drugstore, it's been here for a month). And regardless of your relationship status, February 14th is the ideal excuse to deck out your face with ridiculously pretty makeup—because why the hell not?

Whether you’ve got a hot Bumble date, or you’re eating chocolate and pizza alone, some kickass eyeshadow and a bold lip can transform your evening. (Yes, even yours, staunch V-day hater.) And to prove it, we picked out six insanely pretty—and super-doable—Valentine’s Day makeup tutorials. Take notes, get inspired, grab your brushes, and drink a glass of wine on us.

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Sure, Valentine's Day is usually associated with bright pinks and fiery reds, but we're...
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13 Feb

With love

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It’s in the simple things. A wink and a smile. The smell of roses, a golden moment. This is all we really want.

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"Birds flying high, you know how I feel." The most romantic thing I can imagine right now is sitting on my sofa listening to Nina Simone and letting it go to my head.

Clockwise from top left: ISABEL MARANT jacket; CRITERIA Laurel side table; RUSSH Issue 72 PHOTOGRAPHY Elina Kechicheva; BYREDO Rose of No Man's Land EDP from Mecca Cosmetica; BALENCIAGA shoes; Nina Simone, The Amazing Nina Simone, STEPHEN ORMANDY sculpture.

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This year it’s about the little things, together and alone. A walk in mottled sunshine,...
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12 Feb

The NYFW Street Style Trend That Happens to Be Perfect for Valentine’s Day

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Sometimes, it's not about luxury handbags or designer shoes, but a common thread as simple as color that brings a new street style trend to light. Between the Fall '17 shows, it's bright pops of red on the outfits of style stars everywhere that's grabbed our attention — how could it not? Coats finished in cherry, jackets trimmed in furry shades of ruby, and casual street separates washed in fire-engine red make these looks stand out from the pack, proving the classic notice-me hue is having a moment. The trick to wearing it is boldly embracing it in multiple shades, or using it strategically as an accent color. In both cases, it's guaranteed to cause some head-turning. How perfect for Valentine's...
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10 Feb

8 Lip Masks To Prep For Valentine’s Day

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to give your lips a little TLC. Even if you’re not a hearts-and-flowers person, months of plummeting temperatures, dry indoor air, and the resulting chapped lips probably mean you’re in the market for a solution that’s slightly more luxurious than the balm in your pocket. Enter the lip mask: a Korean product turned global beauty phenomenon that combines cheeky packaging with powerful results. Some suggestions: A tingling peppermint-packed plumping patch is a fast way to supercharge your smile—that is, if you can handle the heat. Have a little more time for the process? Give Holika Holika’s three-step kit a try. Meanwhile, those with a sweet tooth will satisfy their cravings with TonyMoly’s...
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