NEON SIGN: TINA FINEBERG/AP; AUDIENCE CLOSE-UP: ANDREW WHITE/REDUX; “ALL OF HEAVEN IS BEHIND YOU”: NICOLETTE KAPP; REMAINING IMAGES: ANTHONY DEVER It’s 7 p.m. on a Friday, and across New York City, happy hours are winding down and group chats are lighting up. Outside the Kings Theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn, hundreds of young women are standing
Dear E. Jean: Losing my boyfriend is my top fear. We’ve been together a year, and he’s so wonderful, always making me laugh and feel valued. But I’m turning into the kind of girl-friend I absolutely despise. I’m jealous of the other people in his life. We’re both working our first jobs out of college
There is something about traveling exclusively with women that amplifies the feeling of freedom brought on by vacation. For one, there is less compromise: activities you may have to beg a male partner to do are a given part of the itinerary when traveling with female friends. Want to do a local pilates class? Same.
I wish we had a husband,” I said to my wife. She was 32 weeks pregnant, and I was carrying the lion’s share of our groceries back to our apartment, three blocks over and one street up. I had surprised myself when I first said this phrase a few weeks earlier, practically spitting it out.
Dear E. Jean: I’m a magnet for men and women. And I don’t quite know what to do about it. I look androgynous (think a Lenny Kravitz/Alicia Keys cross), and I’m friendly, generous, flirty, and confident. I like to cook, and I also have a trust fund and a decent career as a trader. Is
Dear E. Jean: I’m a 28-year-old television news producer in Atlanta, and I met a guy (a creative director at an ad agency) two weeks ago in a bar. We had fantastic chemistry. After dancing half the night, we went back to my place. It all felt so good until he took his shirt off.
Travel is one part ritual and one part adventure. For social media nomads like Kait VanHoff, the sweet spot—read: that perfect photo opp, the memorable exchange, or an unexpected souvenir—lies somewhere between the two. For VanHoff’s latest advenure—a trip to Belfast, a bustling city in Northern Ireland—she invited ELLE.com along for the ride. Seasoned travelers
Dear E. Jean: I have a wonderful two-year-old who is the absolute light of my life, and a husband I adore. I love being a mom and desperately wish to expand our family. However, I have suffered three miscarriages in the past 10 months (despite testing and treatment for a blood-clotting disorder linked to miscarriage),
Dear E. Jean: I’m 26 and building my career in New York City as a hairdresser. The owner of the salon where I work is a very successful guy and has been featured in several fashion magazines for his amazing product line. But he’s so busy promoting his line he’s never at the salon! A
Dear E. Jean: Can you clarify the Girl Code? I’ve been finding myself in some questionable situations over the past couple of years that somehow or other always come down to potential violations of the Girl Code. I may be out of it—I’m 28; you’d think I’d have a clue—but what are the rules among
Getty/Design by Mia FeitelGet ready for a flood of feelings…well, make that a tsunami. July’s emotionally charged eclipses sweep in on the 2nd and 16th, bringing unexpected developments and rapid changes. Deep breaths: Some of these surprises can be pleasant! (In fact, we’re hoping all of them are.) But it’s hard to predict exactly how
In 2016, Katie* had just started her first clinical rotation for the Yale School of Medicine. For six weeks, she would work in Bridgeport Hospital’s ob-gyn department, during which time she’d be shepherded in and out of operating rooms by residents and attending physicians. Katie, then 28, rarely met patients before their surgeries. Instead, the
Each time we see a turtle wearing a six-pack ring as a statement necklace or a hermit crab living in a plastic bottle cap, we’re reminded of how much our wastefulness impacts the environment. There are a zillion ways to go greener—and just as many zero-waste influencers to make you feel guilty about your choices—but
We regret to inform you that one man’s ruse to find love by advertising himself as a “Latter-day Saints millionaire looking for his wife” on ten billboards along a Salt Lake City, Utah, highway did, in fact, sort of work. A month after first reporting on the unidentified bachelor’s unusual search for a s/o, 20
Jun 14, 2019 Depending on who you ask, Instagram has either revolutionized travel or ruined it completely. On the one hand, it’s a great motivator to stop scrolling, get outside, and go do! On the other, it can lead to a gnawing sense of envy—and, yeah, okay, overcrowding. But going somewhere just “for the Insta”
Dear E. Jean: I met the most wonderful man. We’ve had three amazing dates and have spoken almost every day on the phone. Everything was going perfectly until two days ago, when he stopped answering my calls and texts. I texted him because I was worried, and he responded by saying he was swamped at
Dear E. Jean: My boyfriend’s mother constantly talks about his ex-girlfriends. She praises their beauty, charm, and achievements; tags them in posts on Facebook; and always “loves” their updates and photos. (She ignores mine.) She makes sure both my boyfriend and I are informed—on a daily basis—about his exes and their well-being. And the latest
garmin.com $1,850.00 The Garmin MARQ Series Captain watch has the classic good looks of a mechanical tool watch, including a ceramic regatta timer on the bezel, paired with the high-tech gadgetry of a modern smart watch. Dad can send texts, stream his favorite music, and mark his sailing speed, all without looking like a character
By Sara-Mae Elbert Jun 4, 2019 There’s no better way to host out-of-town guests than to give them a taste of what home means to you. The beauty of your town can easily be overlooked if it’s already woven its way into the fabric of your daily life, but those regional wares and local dishes
By Heather Corcoran Jun 1, 2019 Christian Harder The 1960s. In the golden age of Hollywood where glamour reigned supreme, decorating ones’ home to feel as luxurious as a high-end hotel was de rigueur. And that aesthetic continues to inspire the interiors of homes today. After all, who doesn’t love a velvet couch in the
Dear E. Jean: After three years of trying to have a second child, we gave in and did IVF. It worked! We have a second kid, but we also have something we didn’t expect: two frozen embryos. Though it wasn’t part of the plan, we’ve made the decision to try to have these two as
Surely Chicago’s O’Hare Airport has been backdrop to myriad spousal spats, with its maddeningly unavailable gates, terminal transfer buses that inexplicably stop running at 8:30 p.m., and weather that goes from fair to foul in minutes—all while a balmy aroma wafts from the food courts. But for my husband and me, ORD was the scene
Dear E. Jean: This is probably the most indelicate etiquette question you’ve ever received, but here it goes: My husband and I have been married eight years, run a business together, and are good parents. He’s my best friend, and I love him! But the dude just won’t shower. This has been a problem for…um…ever.
Dear E. Jean: I am 30. At 13, I fell in love from afar with an extremely handsome man. He is successful, good-natured, funny, rich, kind, and so successful he is practically a celebrity. I have never met him, but trust me: I love him.—How Do I Meet Mr. Perfect? Conquer, My Kumquat: My inbox