How Partying Could Be Boris Johnson’s Undoing

The British prime minister is engulfed in a scandal over parties held at his home and office during lockdown. Could this spell the end of his premiership?

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #parties-social, #politics-and-government

André Leon Talley, by Bill Cunningham

Two of fashion’s greats, André Leon Talley and Bill Cunningham, were wonderful foils for each other.

#parties-social, #talley-andre-leon

Boris Johnson’s Office Apologizes to Queen for Parties

The prime minister’s office said it was “deeply regrettable” that two parties took place at Downing Street the night before Prince Philip’s funeral. Mr. Johnson was not accused of attending either of them.

#apologies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #funerals-and-memorials, #johnson-boris, #parties-social, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #royal-families, #slack-james, #sun-the-british-newspaper

Covid-19 At-Home Testing and PCR, Rapid Testing Questions: What to Know

Facing long lines and shortages of home test kits during the latest surge, people are searching for answers about Covid tests.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #medicine-and-health, #parties-social, #proteins, #quarantines, #spitting-expectoration, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

How to Deal With Social Anxiety During the Holidays

Even in the best of times, social gatherings can be overwhelming. If you’re feeling less-than-festive, here’s how to ease into the season.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shyness

The U.K. and France, Once More Unto the Breach

The Hundred Years’ War isn’t over. Let’s go for another hundred.

#european-union, #france, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-relations, #parties-social, #politics-and-government, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states-international-relations

In Central Italy, a Dance Party by the Sea

Last month at La Posta Vecchia, the hotelier Marie-Louise Sciò threw a rollicking reunion for friends and family.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italy, #parties-social, #scio-marie-louise, #travel-and-vacations

The Rose Queen of Texas

In the rose capital of the United States, a tradition wrenched off track by the pandemic is back and in full bloom.

#costumes, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #parades, #parties-social, #southwestern-states-us, #texas, #theater, #tyler-tex

Dinner for 10? Make This Party Wreath.

This festively retro dish will delight a dinner with friends, however many you invite.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #parties-social, #tableware

The Creator of ‘Salad for President’ Celebrates Her New Book

Julia Sherman looks back at a recent gathering at which she previewed recipes from ‘Arty Parties’ for friends — and shares tips on throwing a communal dinner of your own.

#arty-parties-an-entertaining-cookbook-book, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #parties-social, #salad-for-president-a-cookbook-inspired-by-artists-book, #salads, #sherman-julia

My Accidental Visit to Kyiv, the Pandemic’s Party Capital

Kyiv was supposed to be a quick layover for the writer Rosa Lyster. But its underground nightlife turned out to be just what she needed.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kyiv-ukraine, #loneliness, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

There’s a Reason Why You Overshare on Dates

Sometimes it’s hard to stop talking when you’re nervous. There’s a name for that — and some tips to help.

#content-type-service, #conversation, #online-dating, #parties-social, #social-conditions-and-trends, #social-media, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Memorable Fashion Statements From Met Gala 2021

This year’s theme was American Independence. Patriotism, pop culture and politics were in fashion, but to what end?

#costume-institute, #couture-fashion, #dresses, #met-gala, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #parties-social, #your-feed-fashion

The Met Gala Returns With a Star-Spangled, Star-Studded Event

The Costume Institute’s biggest night of the year drew a youthful crowd with an American theme.

#dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #parties-social

Met Gala 2021: Everything You Need to Know

Who gets to go, what they might wear and how to watch.

#costume-institute, #culture-arts, #dress-codes, #eilish-billie, #fashion-and-apparel, #ford-tom, #gorman-amanda, #met-gala, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #osaka-naomi-1997, #parties-social, #wintour-anna, #your-feed-fashion

A Cautionary Tale for the New Roaring Twenties

What does “The Wild Party,” an obscure but chillingly prescient book-length poem from the twilight of the Jazz Age, tell us about our own era?

#fashion-and-apparel, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #march-joseph-moncure, #parties-social, #poetry-and-poets, #spiegelman-art, #the-wild-party-play, #writing-and-writers

How the Delta Variant Upended New York’s Hot Restaurant Summer

Restaurants steeled themselves for a post-pandemic summer of debauchery. In June and July, they got it, but it ended quickly.

#886-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #bandits-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #desserts, #francie-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #gagetollner-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #kokomo-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #summer-season, #tokyo-record-bar-manhattan-ny-bar, #vaccination-and-immunization

Smarty Party

The old tradition of the ‘salon’ — where guests become members of a small, privileged audience — gains momentum.

#kim-laura-designer, #parties-social

Author Celebrates His Gullah Roots With a Lavish Spread

Matthew Raiford swore he’d never return to his family farm in coastal Georgia. But in breaking that vow, he found a sense of community worth celebrating with a lavish spread.

#agriculture-and-farming, #brunswick-ga, #content-type-personal-profile, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #georgia, #gullah-geechee-people, #parties-social, #raiford-matthew

Now Going Viral: Meeting Online Friends in Real Life

Marissa Meizz became a TikTok meme after her friends excluded her from a birthday party. She decided to do something about it.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #friendship, #generation-z, #meizz-marissa, #millennial-generation, #no-more-lonely-friends, #parties-social, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

Obama Birthday Party: Who’s Still Invited?

The former president scaled back the guest list for his party on Martha’s Vineyard. Who’s in and who’s out?

#birthdays, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #marthas-vineyard-mass, #obama-barack, #parties-social, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

How About Renting My Pool for an Hour or Two?

As people look for ways to spend time with friends outdoors, some homeowners are sharing their private outdoor spaces — for a price.

#mobile-applications, #new-york-city, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #summer-season, #swimming

Obama Significantly Scales Back 60th Birthday Party as Virus Cases Rebound

Hundreds of former Obama administration officials, celebrities and Democratic donors had been planning to attend the huge bash on Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday.

#birthdays, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #marthas-vineyard-mass, #obama-barack, #parties-social, #united-states-politics-and-government

Is the Hamptons Party Moving to Springs?

The artsy and quieter hamlet of the Hamptons has seen an influx of Manhattanites, buzzy restaurants and even celebrities.

#celebrities, #hamptons-ny, #parties-social, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #springs-ny

Songs to Accompany a Dreamy Summer Dinner Party

John Cale, Sharon Van Etten, Donavon Smallwood and other creative types make suggestions for an eclectic playlist sure to help set a festive mood.

#2021-t-summer-entertain, #cale-john, #church-of-betty, #content-type-service, #dalida, #dylan-bob, #kelis, #killah-ghostface, #krall-diana, #lamar-kendrick, #music, #parties-social, #summer-season, #van-etten-sharon, #velvet-underground-music-group

How to Style a Table for a Laid-Back Summer Meal

A trio of consummate hosts — a curator, a chef and a florist — share their tips about lighting, dinnerware, decoration and more.

#2021-t-summer-entertain, #ceramics-and-pottery, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #design, #flowers-and-plants, #parties-social, #summer-season, #tables, #tableware, #utensils-and-cutlery

How to Host a Relaxed Breton-Style Summer Lunch

Benoît Rauzy and Anthony Watson, the founders of the design studio Atelier Vime, celebrated a long-awaited reunion with friends at their home in the French countryside.

#2021-t-summer-entertain, #brittany-france, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #france, #gardens-and-gardening, #parties-social, #rauzy-benoit, #summer-season, #tableware, #watson-anthony-designer

Regina King and Bradley Cooper Party for the Moth

And the Bronx Museum turns 50.

#bronx-museum-of-the-arts, #moth-the, #parties-social, #philanthropy

Birthday Parties as Virus Vector

Just how much Covid was spreading behind closed doors last year? Quite a lot, as a new study with a simple yet creative approach found out.

#birthdays, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parties-social, #research

Moving Downtown, to the Center of the Action

A breakup during the pandemic sent him home to Long Island, where he recharged and decided the Upper East Side was just too quiet.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #little-italy-manhattan-ny, #nolita-manhattan-ny, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Pride Parties and Protests Bring Excitement Back to N.Y.C. Streets

After a more cautious Pride last year, many New Yorkers were eager to be together again: “Bro, the energy is amazing.”

#greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #parties-social, #transgender-and-transsexuals

D.C. Parties Are Popping, Even Without Biden

Like a grizzly waking from hibernation, Washington’s ruling class is coming out of this thing with an appetite.

#georgetown-washington-dc, #parties-social, #pierce-karen-1959, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

‘We’re Not Back to Normal,’ but New Yorkers Savor Reopening Weekend

With virus restrictions lifted, New Yorkers had mixed reactions to ending the precautions they’d grown used to.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-city, #parties-social, #theaters-buildings

7 Ways to Reset Your Relationship

Experts say couples can emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever by learning from the past and looking toward the future.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #marriages, #parties-social, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sex

Summer of Love, 2021, in New York

For decades, certain corners of the city were so smoothed by money they seemed off-limits to those just starting out as adults. But for one brief shining moment, it all belongs to the young.

#love-emotion, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parties-social, #social-conditions-and-trends, #summer-season, #youth

Black Ties and Polka Dots at the New York Botanical Garden

And Pioneer Works hosts a dinner with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard and David Byrne.

#deville-abigail, #fashion-and-apparel, #gyllenhaal-maggie, #new-york-botanical-garden, #parties-social, #philanthropy, #pioneer-works-center-for-art-and-innovation-brooklyn-ny, #thomas-mickalene, #yellin-dustin

Wedding Bells for Two 95-Year-Olds

Joy Morrow-Nulton and John Shults Jr., both widowed twice after 60-plus years of marriage, celebrated their 95th birthdays and wedding.

#elderly, #marriages, #parties-social, #weddings-and-engagements

So, You Want to Mingle Outdoors This Summer?

Going to Disney World this summer? Or to your niece’s sixth birthday party? Here’s how to do it safely.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #vaccination-and-immunization

Is the Montauk Party Over?

Dive bars are out. Fine dining is in. Summer shares are scarce. Town leaders are hoping to put the kibosh on the antics of seasons past.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #montauk-ny, #noise, #parties-social, #sloppy-tuna-montauk-ny-restaurant, #summer-season, #surf-lodge-montauk-ny-hotel, #swallow-huntington-ny-restaurant

A Last Hurrah a Year After the Wedding

Brides and grooms who eloped or had micro weddings during the pandemic are finally having their prewedding parties a year later.

#marriages, #parties-social, #weddings-and-engagements

What Happened at Adrian’s Kickback?

After Adrian Lopez’s birthday ‘kickback’ went viral on TikTok, thousands of teenagers showed up for the party of the year.

#huntington-beach-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #parties-social, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

So You Want to End the Conversation?

So do most people, a recent study found. Plus: amblypigids, a company called Covid, and other staff recommendations in the weekend edition of the Science Times newsletter.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #friendship, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

The Youth Prepare for #Summer2021, a Glorious Summer They’re Unlikely to Get

After a traumatic year, it’s hard to simply flip a switch toward fun. But have teenage summers ever lived up to expectations?

#parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #tiktok-bytedance, #travel-warnings

Businesses Offer Perks to Vaccinated Customers

Tossing their masks, jumping on side-by-side treadmills, sharing peanuts next to fellow sports fans, the vaccinated find special freedoms await.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #evite, #health-clubs, #major-league-baseball, #parties-social, #restaurants, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

Want to Party? You Might Need a Covid ‘Vaccine Passport’

At some parties and night clubs, C.D.C. vaccination cards are the new velvet rope.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Sandra Bernhard Talks to Her Neighborhood Trees

And how Thelma Golden and Isaac Mizrahi have stayed sane and creative during the pandemic.

#bernhard-sandra, #golden-thelma, #parties-social, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The New Teenage Milestones

As Sweet Sixteens, proms and graduation ceremonies were disrupted or canceled, kids turned their losses into opportunities for new traditions with friends.

#colleges-and-universities, #education-secondary, #parties-social, #proms, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Arianna Huffington Binge-Watches TV on the Treadmill

And how Barbara Tober and Peter Pennoyer have fared during the pandemic.

#huffington-arianna, #parties-social, #pennoyer-peter, #philanthropy

After Thoughts

18 plans and proposals for when we emerge from the pandemic.

#anxiety-and-stress, #autism, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hodgkins-lymphoma, #music, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Have You Satisfied Your Covid Compliance Officer?

They’re at the Oscars, on film sets, at festivals and office buildings. Meet the new gatekeepers to gathering responsibly.

#academy-awards-oscars, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #parties-social