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Tim Button’s Two Favorite Blogs: Slate.com and TreeHugger.com

Two of my favorite blogs are Slate.com and TreeHugger.com. I love the way Slate covers everything–it’s a real general interest blog that publishes good, thoughtful writers such as Seth Stevenson (crimetelevisionadvertising, and what used to be called men’s interest, like this piece on Esquire magazine’s new cable channel); Emily Bazelon (the lawculture); and John Dickerson (politics). There’s also the highly entertaining Simon Doonan, “author, fashion commentator, and creative ambassador for Barneys New York,” whose column is a guilty pleasure that tackles such pressing questions as Who Is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World? (Not Gwyneth Paltrow).

Slate.com, Tim Button's Favorite Blog

Simon Doonan in Slate magazine on Gwyneth Paltrow as the world's most beautiful womanSimon Doonan on why Gwyneth Paltrow is not the world's most beautiful woman in Slate magazine

My other favorite blog, TreeHugger.com, is “dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, we strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.” I’m particularly interested in the Design and Technology sections, so I gravitate toward posts like Margaret Badore’s article Chemicals in Spray Polyurethane Foam: How Can Something So Toxic Be Considered Green? There was a great piece by Katherine Martinko on 10 Reasons Why Thrift Stores Are Awesome, and because I have a fascination with electric cars, I really liked Michael Graham Richard’s stories about public electric vehicle charging stations and a Tesla Model S electric car catching fire. I’m on a Quest for Banksy, since I live on West 25th Street, the site of of one of the elusive British graffiti artist’s latest works during his current residency in New York City. So I really enjoyed Chris Tackett’s recent post on Banksy.

Treehugger, one of Tim Button's favorite blogsChris Tackett on street artist Banksy on Treehugger, one of Tim Button's favorite blogsChris Tackett on street artist Banksy on Treehugger, a favorite blog of Tim Button's

 

 

Scott Bromley on Living Large with Emily Smith

CBS Channel 2 New York

living large with emily smith cbs 2 new york

This Saturday morning, October 6, I’ll be appearing on CBS Channel 2′s Living Large with Emily Smith. The segment is due to run during the 8-9 AM hour. Please tune in if you can.

 

Scott Bromley’s Plans for Winter

Island Life: I seem to be an island boy: I was born in Montreal, live in Manhattan, weekend on Fire Island and, for two glorious weeks at the end of February, my partner Tony Impavido and I vacation on St. Barths. It’s not all tropical indolence–we build stone sculptures on idyllic Saline Beach–but major pleasures include great meals at Maya’s Restaurant and hanging out with our good friends Lucy and  Phil Suarez  (he’s Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s partner is several restaurants), who are down there at the same time. Bliss!

Gustavia harbor, St. Barths

The fabulous Gustavia harbor on St. Barths, the island where Scott Bromley goes to escape the New York City winter in February.

Grand Saline Beach on St. Barths

Grand Saline, one of fourteen heavenly white-sand beaches on St. Barths, is just as pristine and beautiful as it looks here. Photograph by Tom Lipscomb.

Stone sculptures by Scott Bromley on Grand Saline Beach, St. Barths

The only things being constructed on undeveloped Saline Beach are sandcastles and stone sculptures like this one by Scott and his partner Tony Impavido. 

Maya's Restaurant on St. Barths

Scott’s favorite restaurant on St. Barths is Maya’s with its large open-air dining room fronting the water and an unfussy but delicious menu that always includes some fresh local fish.

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