WIFE with Kids: Chic Backpacks

THE WIFE Guide: Backpacks; Proenza Schouler PS Large Backpack

For THE WIFE with Kids, whether you’re caring for one or multiple little kids, a hands free bag is a must when wrangling them on playgrounds or taking them on school field trips. Enter the forever handy backpack, which free up your hands and have plenty of room for your life on the go. However not all backpacks are created equal, click “continue reading” for  THE WIFE’s picks for chic backpacks to fit right in with your fashion forward wardrobe.  -Taryn Cox for THE WIFE Photographed Above: Proenza Schouler PS Large Backpack, $2,150.00 at Barneys.com

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Margiela, Hertiage Fine Jewelry

Maison Martin Margiela, Heritage CollectionIn April this year Maison Martin Margiela will be resurrecting its fine jewelry division with The Heritage Collection. The reprised collection will be made up of “heirloom pieces with a twist.” Margiela is a brand that prides its self on the avant-garde, so their designers are taking classic jewelry designs and uniquely making them their own with four specific themes: Solitaire, Pompadour, Alliance, and Chevalière.

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10 Tips to Get Your Marriage on Track

10 Tips for getting your marriage back on track

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes happily ever after. End of story, right?

 Not quite … While it’s true that couples relax a bit after they think they’ve nabbed the matrimonial Holy Grail, the reality is that they may also find themselves dumbfounded if their fairytale starts slipping away. “Many people think that marriage is about marrying the right person, so when things go wrong, they automatically go to the ‘Crap, I accidentally married the wrong person’ place,” says Alisa Bowman, author of “Project: Happily Ever After.” “Although you do want to marry someone you are basically compatible with, marriage has a lot less to do with marrying the right person than it has to do with doing the right things with the person you married.” In other words, relationships are a constant work in progress. To keep the happy connection that made you say “I do” in the first place — or maybe even create a newer-and-improved version. Click “continue reading” try these 10 tips to rehab your romance.

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Valentino Couture, Spring 2014

Valentino Couture, Spring 2014

Valentino Couture, Spring 2014

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Winter: Beef Stew in Red Wine Sauce

Beef Stew in Red Wine Sauce

One of THE WIFE’s favorite comfort foods and heart warming recipes for winter is this beef stew in red wine sauce. This one pot stew is easy and great to enjoy on a cold winters day with a side of fluffy mashed potatoes! -Taryn Cox for THE WIFE

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds trimmed beef flatiron steak or chuck, cut into 8 pieces
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • One 750-milliliter bottle dry red wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • One 5-ounce piece of pancetta
  • 15 pearl or small cipollini onions, peeled
  • 15 cremini mushrooms
  • 15 baby carrots, peeled
  • Sugar
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

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