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Okay, confession: Over the holidays, we got a little spooky. We shuffled the tarot, threw some runes, and even took a gander at a crystal ball or two. (Or we revisited the notes and stickies we had laying around the office labeled F.Y.I. or To Research. Same idea, different process.) Basically, the editors here got to predictin' — honing in on emerging trends we've spotted or using our spidey senses to guess The Next Big Thing.
So, whether we're picking up on some cosmic energy or have finally achieved oneness — or just have our eyes peeled — this is what we think our world will look like in 2013. Don't worry, when these come true, we won't gloat...too much.
There hasn't been a cultural phenomenon like Game of Thrones since the Harry Potter books first turned bespectacled boy wizards into a thing. But, HBO's fantasy epic has so permeated the culture that if you're not all in on Westeros then you're not all in on Westeros.
By decade's end we're going to see GoT hair gel, read
Newport, RI, is fancy. Sure, the Hamptons are fancy and Palm Springs is fancy, but Newport takes things to the next level with beach cottages that are actually sprawling mansions — and yachts as far as the eye can see. But, even if you don't own a 200-footer or a house with a view, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the read