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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.
Marc Jacobs and Zana Bayne are making it even easier to explore your kinky side this Valentine’s Day. The ready-to-wear designer teamed up with Bayne — who's renowned for her provocative lingerie — on a six-piece capsule featuring leather heart-shaped pasties, collars, and cuffs that are decidedly naughty, not nice. read
Whether you’re an
organic-or-bust kind of gal or you’re just starting to ponder the benefits of
pesticide-free produce, chances are there are some all-natural products you’re just not convinced work as well as their conventional counterparts. Like
aluminum-free deodorant. Or, cleansers that’ll supposedly disinfect read