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NY FASHION WEEK WATCH: Coverage moves daily beginning Thursday through Feb. 18, including shows featuring BCBG, Yeezy, Jason Wu, Puma by Rihanna, Kate Spade, Christian Siriano, Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Tracy Reese, Prabal Gurung, Diane von Furstenberg. Text, photos, video.
FITNESS APPS: A look at fitness apps and online workouts that do everything from designing your routines to tracking your heart rate and progress, as recommended by sports medicine doctors who work with top athletes. By Kelli Kennedy. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday. With AP photos. With FITNESS APPS-HOW TO CHOOSE: 500 words by 2 p.m. Tuesday.
HEALTHY-LEAN ROASTS: Four simple hacks for making a leaner and tastier beef roast. By Melssa d’Arabian. UPCOMING: 320 words and a recipe for lean roast beef wwith Marsala gravy by 11 a.m. Monday, photos.
FOOD-WINTER WINES: Nothing pairs quite so well with a gray, midwinter day as an herb-crusted slab of meat roasting quietly away. And to toast that roast you’ll want a hearty, flavorful wine that can stand up to the snappiest of cold snaps. Here are a few suggestions. By Michelle Locke. UPCOMING: 600 words by 11 a.m. Tuesday, photos.
FOOD-AMERICAN TABLE-ROAST PORK: Want an easy, delicious pork roast? Grab your Dutch oven, a whole mess of shallots and fire up the grill. By Elizabeth Karmel. UPCOMING: 310 words and a recipe for grill-braised pork with shallots and herbes de Provence by 11 a.m. Wednesday, photos.
FOOD-KITCHENWISE-SLOW-ROASTED LAMB: The perfect roasted indulgence for a weekend — a well-seasoned, low and slow leg of lamb. By Sara Moulton. UPCOMING: 400 words and a recipe for slow-roasted herbed leg of lamb by 11 a.m. Thursday, photos.
FOOD-DEADLINE-PORK LOIN: Master the art of transforming a dull pork loin with just a few ingreidents. By Katie Workman. UPCOMING: 190 words and a recipe for honey-oregano pork loin by 11 a.m. Friday, photos.
HOMES, GARDENING AND CRAFTS
HOMES-RIGHT-NURSERIES: Baby, it’s a brand new year. And when it comes to creating the perfect sleep space for little ones, there are more fun options than ever. By Kim Cook. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
GARDENING-AGRIHOODS: Gated communities with houses clustered around golf courses and swimming pools are common in many suburban areas, but homes built adjacent to functioning farms? Welcome to the ‘agrihood,” pastoral ventures designed with healthier foods as their focus. By Dean Fosdick. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.
CRAFTS-JAPANESE WOODBLOCKS: When I arrived at the Mokuhankan studio in Tokyo, to try making my own ukiyo-e woodblock print, I knew we weren’t going to start out with anything complex. Printmaker Dave Bull provides a simple design that lets beginners create something satisfying. By Linda Lombardi. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m. Wednesday, photos.
CAMPAIGN 2016-POLITICAL TOURISTS: Every four years, New Hampshire gets a different breed of visitor: Political tourists who come from as far as California and as nearby as neighboring Massachusetts to engage in an up-close civics lesson and pose direct questions to the potential next president. By Kathleen Roynayne. SENT: 725 words Monday, photos.
NEIGHBORHOODS-MEXICO-TLAQUEPAQUE: Strolling the boutique-lined streets of this arts-and-crafts enclave, a suburb of Guadalajara, is like stepping into the brightly colored pages of a storybook. By Michelle Locke. UPCOMING: 500 words by noon Tuesday, photos.
NATIONAL PARKS IMAX: A new IMAX movie starring … America’s national parks debuts Feb. 12. Called “National Parks Adventure,” it’s narrated by Robert Redford and celebrates the beauty and thrills of America’s parks as the National Park Service marks its centennial this year. By Beth J. Harpaz. UPCOMING: 400 words by noon Tuesday, photos, video.
TRAVEL BRIEFS NEW AND NOW: Items on TSA insect repellant rules; Leap Year; Shanghai Disney; Philadelphia. By Beth J. Harpaz. UPCOMING: 500 words by 10 a.m. Tuesday.
GRAND BAHAMA: For a low-key winter break in a warm place, consider Grand Bahama, one of the main islands of the Bahamas, where temperatures in February hover between 70 and 80 degrees. By Glenn Adams. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.
BLEISURE BITS-ZIKA: Zika is causing problems for business travel as pregnant employees and others opt out of conferences and meetings planned for affected areas. By Beth J. Harpaz. UPCOMING: 650 words by noon Thursday, photo.
BLENKO GLASS: Just off the Interstate in West Virginia, you can watch art glass being made the way it’s been made for over 100 years. By Dorothy Abernathy. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon Thursday, photos.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT (stories from week of Feb. 1)
FASHION: NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
FITNESS: HEALTHY HOTELS
SPECIAL EDITIONS-SUMMER CAMPS: LETTER WRITING, ADVISERS, NATURE, VISITING DAY, THEATER
FOOD: OSCARS-BACON PECANS, HEALTHY-NICOISE TARTLETS, OSCARS-LEMON CUPS, WORLD’S FARE-LAMB KOFTA, GONE WITH THE GIN, KITCHENWISE-PUFF PASTRY HORS D’OEUVRES, DEADLINE-CROSTINI
HOMES AND GARDENING: PLANTS AND COLD, ASK A DESIGNER-COZY BEDROOMS
PETS: KITTEN BOWL III; CLIMATE CHANGE
TRAVEL: HEALTHY HOTELS, AIRLINES-IMPROVING COACH, TRAVEL BRIEFS NEW AND NOW, SERENITY NOW-ELISABET NEY, ZIKA-TRAVEL IMPACT, OSCARS VIBES, ESSENTIALS TORONTO
UPCOMING IN LIFESTYLES:
February: Spring break travel (continuing into March), Fashion week, St. Patrick’s Day (week of Feb. 22-early March), South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Leap Year
April: Passover, prom, Mother’s Day
SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR 2016:
March 1 — Spring Homes
April 5 — Outdoors
May 3 — Weddings
June 7 — Pets
July 12 — Back to School
Aug 2 — Fall Homes
Sept 6 — Cars
Oct 4 — Baby Boomers
Nov 15 — Holidays
Dec 6 — Weddings
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