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:UPDATE: This story was originally published on January 18.
Personal office, first-date spot, gossipy gathering place…the simple coffee shop can be anything you want it to be. Even so, there's a certain formula that turns the average (cup of) Joe establishment into a welcoming, java-sippin' respite. And because we're always looking for the ultimate bean buzz, we scoped out 10 of the best cafes to keep you going from 9-to-5 — and way beyond — one mug at a time.
You'll love listening to live music while sipping on a caffeinated concoction (with a house-made syrup, no less) at Andersonville's Coffee Studio. And for a spot that feels like a friend's to-die-for pad, you can't beat the geek-chic surroundings at The Wormhole. So, while we can't help you with your TPS reports — or the company you keep — hopefully these second homes will keep you perky through it all.
There are so many benefits to capturing a first look — when
the betrothed see each other before the ceremony — that it has pretty much
become standard in wedding photography. I prefer a subtle, not
overly-choreographed first look, with only the couple shot in an area that's as
private as possible.
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It's no secret that we love a good model makeover here at Refinery29. Watching someone transform with the power of hair and makeup is beyond fascinating. So, ICYMI, we teamed up with photographer Elle Muliarchyk this past NYFW. She created a trio of GIF transformations backstage at some of our favorite shows, which we read