Emma Roberts Wore the “Boring” Shoe Trend That’s Quietly Been Gaining Ground

Sorry if this offends you, but for the longest time, I considered loafers a “boring” shoe style. I have nothing against them but never really thought of them as cool or current. Now, though, that the classic shoes are having a bit of a renaissance this season, and in seeing how Emma Roberts recently styled her pair, I may be sold on them for good. The American Horror Story actress stepped out in Los Angeles recently wearing a pair of heeled loafers in such a chic, polished ensemble that it left me searching for a pair of my own.

Roberts opted for a block-heel pair from Freda Saldavor and styled the style in a very ’70s retro-cool way: alongside a denim button-front miniskirt, brown knit tee, and cat-eye sunglasses. She seems to favor the classic shoe style, as evidenced by a recent outfit involving a fun leopard-print pair that we quickly dubbed the It flats of fall 2018. To see how Roberts styled her loafers and then shop her whole look—along with some similar shoe styles from Freda Salvador—keep reading.

On Emma Roberts: Freda Salvador Rise Heels ($395); AG x Alexa Chung Kety Denim Skirt (sold out); Astrid & Miyu Basic Large Hoop Earrings ($78); K Kane Chain Letter Necklace ($480 and up)

Next, read about the one thing Adwoa Aboah considers the key to her next-level style.

20 Metallic Sneakers That Are Blindingly Cool

In case you missed the memo, metallic is back. From shirts to bags to skirts to today’s focus, gleaming sneakers, shiny is officially the new black, and we’re certainly not complaining. While lustrous pieces are great to wear during holiday party season (or during a night out on the town), don’t limit your metallic outfits to just those occasions. Instead, wear them in your normal day-to-day—yes, we’re serious.

Now, if you’re too afraid to go all-out in head-to-toe sparkle (or just prefer to save that look for New Year’s Eve), sprinkle in hints of this polarizing ’80s micro-trend via your accessories. A cute coated belt bag is a great way to amp up an LBD, or ground a look with a pair of metallic sneakers guaranteed to make a simple ‘fit blindingly cool.

That’s why we searched far and wide to find 20 pairs of glistening sneakers bound to make you feel next-level. Read on to see and shop the metallic trainers we don’t mind seeing stars for.

We love our sneakers chunky.
One of Kate Middleton’s favorite sneaker brands.
These are not for the faint of heart.
The perfect addition to every outfit.
Sporty chic.
Just wow.
Just wait until the sun hits these.
A simple and sleek take on the trend.
For this price, we’ll take two.
Sock sneakers are still so in.
For the Converse lover.
One word: glitter!
That rainbow effect, though.
These are otherworldly. 
Yes, please.
A subtle metallic sheen.
The Fila craze is showing now signs of slowing down.
Look at that shine!
Another great pick for the minimalist who still wants to test out the metallic trend.
Subtle hints of metallic add an eye-catching element to these sneakers.

Cool Printed Turtleneck Outfits to Re-Create ASAP

While turtlenecks can certainly be worn year-round, they typically get the most mileage during the fall and winter season. The extra neck coverage is essential once temperatures drop, so it’s no surprise we’ve started seeing this piece appear in the autumn ensembles of some of our go-to fashion girls. Among the most popular we’ve spotted as of late? Printed turtlenecks (think a wild animal print or classic stripes) because although a classic, clean pick can be paired with everything, there’s something about a patterned one that just feels so current.

Don’t think that you can’t pair a printed turtleneck with everything in your wardrobe, either, because you certainly can. Mixing and matching patterns is a trend that will never get old, so get creative and pair a striped top with a checkered skirt (an example of which you’ll find below). Or, go a safe route and team one of this season’s hottest and wildest prints (ahem, snakeskin) with uncomplicated black pants.

Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best of the best in terms of printed turtleneck outfits to copy. So read on to see the looks and then shop our favorite patterned pieces to buy now and wear all season long.

Because anything snakeskin (or animal) print is so in for fall and winter.
A dressier turtleneck blouse is great in and out of the office.
Try a cool color-block turtleneck to add some eye-catching elements to an overall black ensemble. 
What’s more classic than stripes? Not much.
Mix and match prints this season.
Another lesson in mixing and matching prints.
Style a printed turtleneck with a simple black skirt. Ground the outfit with sneakers for an unexpected but nonetheless cool touch.
The perfect base to any fall and winter outfit is a striped turtleneck.
Throw a leather jacket over a sleeveless printed turtleneck to make it more weather-appropriate.
Layer your favorite summer tank over a striped turtleneck to transition it into fall.
A fresh floral turtleneck offers up a breath of fresh air in the chilly wintertime.
Stripes and florals have long been a favorite pairing of ours.
If you’re feeling daring, go for a slightly sheer turtleneck top.
Go for an allover neutral look for a chic California-winter outfit.

A New Study Finds That Not Exercising Might Be Just as Bad as Smoking

You know that smoking is bad for you, but what about skipping your workouts? According to a new study from researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, lack of exercise can be just as bad for your health as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and other well known health risks. In some cases, CBS News reports, not exercising can be even more deadly than those conditions. Dr. Wael Jaber, the lead author on the study, was surprised by the findings, since traditional risk factors like blood pressure or cholesterol get most of the attention.

“But we found that the biggest risk is just under our nose: being physically less fit,” he told CBS News.

 

 

The study’s comprehensive data set makes these findings even more compelling. Dr. Jaber and his colleagues combed through records of more than 122,000 patients who took exercise treadmill tests at the Cleveland Clinic, dating back to 1991. Then the researchers separated the patients into five groups based on their fitness level: low, below average, above average, high, and elite. The elite group was made up of the top 2.3 percent based on age and gender, and had a fitness level similar to endurance athletes.

Across all the groups, increased physical fitness created a major benefit to overall health, and significantly reduced a person’s risk of death. The researchers also found that there was no upper limit to the benefits of exercise: The fittest people in the study (the elite group) showed the lowest mortality risk. Across groups, elite performers had an 80 percent lower risk of mortality than the low-performing patients. Even more striking, not exercising proved to be just as detrimental to overall health than traditional risk factors like diabetes—in some cases, lack of exercise had an even worse effect than these conditions.

In the study, the researchers conclude that the findings “illustrate the importance of aerobic fitness as a powerful, modifiable indicator of long-term mortality.” Translation: If you want to live healthier and longer, make sure you run, hike, swim, or bike—and do it often.

 

Planters Teamed Up With a Chicago Brewery to Make a Peanut-Flavored Beer

The craft beer bandwagon keeps on rolling. With big names like Dunkin’, IHOP, and even Blockbuster hopping on the trend and creating their own brews, there’s  a beer for nearly every occasion—and every brand. Planters is the most recent player to release a themed draft: The nut brand teamed up with Chicago-area craft brewery Noon Whistle to release a new beer called Mr. IPA-Nut (a nod to the Planters mascot, Mr. Peanut).

 

Kraft Heinz director of marketing Ashley Tople told the Chicago Tribune that the company, which has an office in Chicago, wanted to choose a local brewery to collaborate with on the beer creation process. Noon Whistle brewer and co-founder Paul Kreiner pitched several nut-themed brews, including stouts, peanut brittle ales, and imperial ales. At first an IPA seemed like a far-fetched idea because of the beer’s fruity and bitter taste, but Kreiner welcomed the challenge. What he and Planters came up with is a combination of the brand’s honey roasted peanuts, peanut powder, and Citra hops that together make a citrusy IPA with a salty finish.

“It would have been easy to make a great stout or porter with nuts, but Planters wanted to prove that nuts go great with any style beer,” Michael Condon, owner of Noon Whistle, said in a statement. “We took their Honey Roasted Peanuts and made a great IPA that highlights both hops and peanuts.”

Mr. IPA-Nut will be released on October 27, which is also National American Beer Day, and will be available for purchase at Noon Whistle and Chicago-based beer retailers.

11 Craft Beer Festivals Every Brew Enthusiast Should Check Out This Fall

Autumn is in full swing. In addition to that meaning football season and planning that trip to avoid big crowds, it also means there’s a slew of awesome beer festivals worth checking out across the country.

Load up on beer geek trivia, homebrewing intel, and more than your share of standout brews at some of the best of the bunch. And it goes without saying, but don’t forget grabbing a cheap designated driver ticket or making use of Uber or Lyft for the ride home from your Destination: Brewing excursion.

 

 

From San Diego to Milwaukee, here are a few of the best beer festivals every beer lover should know about this fall and all the way into December.

How to Fix Your Internal Clock

We’ve long known that circadian rhythm—the way our body functions line up with day and night—dictates our ideal sleep-wake schedule. Now, scientists are finding that almost every system runs on a 24-hour clock. That makes it possible to dial in on the ideal schedule for things like eating, exercise, and even taking medication. Time it right and it could mean the difference between skating by and working at maximum efficiency.

“Think of the master clock in your brain as an orchestra conductor and the clocks in the rest of your body as the different sections of that orchestra,” says Courtney Peterson, a researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Experts have long suspected that humans are bound to an internal clock. It is something that they discovered, in part, by looking at the plethora of health issues that befall shift workers, long-haul truckers, and others who work through the night and sleep during the day. For instance, those workers have an increased risk of certain types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.

Here’s what happens: When morning light hits our eyes, it activates a certain protein, which, in turn, sends a signal to the brain’s hypothalamus that it’s time to get going. The brain releases hormones throughout the body that wake up all the systems. Body temperature rises, blood pressure goes up, and by midmorning you’re on high alert. The reverse happens when the sun goes down. For most, seven to nine hours of continuous sleep (going to bed between 10 p.m. and midnight and waking in the 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. range) is optimal.

So, now you’re awake, and it’s time to get going. It’s been a while since your last meal, and your body wants to get fueled up first thing in the morning, so if you’re a breakfast-skipper, you may want to rethink. It appears that our metabolic circadian rhythm is set up so that muscle cells are most sensitive to insulin—the hormone regulating blood sugar—earlier in the day. Breakfast will probably burn as energy, while a late dinner will store as fat.

In a small pilot study of prediabetic men, those who followed intermittent fasting—eating all three meals in a six-hour period (meaning dinner ended by 3 p.m.)—after five weeks had reduced their blood pressure by 11 points, on average, and increased their insulin sensitivity, which could help with weight loss.

It comes down to resource distribution. Your body devotes a lot of energy and attention to digestion, which is why you’d never go for a run right after eating a big meal. Putting more time between dinner and bedtime means your body can focus on restorative sleep and repairing tissue, says Satchin Panda, a biologist at the Salk Institute and author of The Circadian Code. Since eating dinner mid-day is impractical, Panda suggests keeping meals in a 12-hour window or less, if you can: breakfast at 7 a.m. and dinner by 7 p.m.

Get on the right schedule and your body puts those calories to good use. Peterson’s study in the journal Cell Metabolism suggests that eating per your circadian clock reduces the amount of metabolic “garbage” that builds up in cells, what biologists call oxidative stress. Too much oxidative stress can cause inflammation, which is a driver of disease.

As for exercise, late afternoon is ideal for circadian synchronicity. A review of research from the University of Bergen in Norway finds that performance usually peaks midday and later. For instance, swimmers are faster in the evening even if they’re used to hitting the pool first thing in the morning. And if you’re looking to PR a strength and power move, like a back squat or broad jump, you get better at those as the day goes on (though exercising at night can prevent some people from falling asleep easily, making this bit of intel a catch-22).

And scientists are only scratching the surface. For instance, animal and human studies reveal that even the immune system has a clock. It may help explain why people have more heart attacks in the morning, or why the achiness from arthritis decreases as the day goes on. And it might be why shift workers, whose sleep-wake schedules are constantly changing, have a greater risk of certain autoimmune diseases than the rest of the population.

Uncovering the immune system’s clock has exciting applications. It could mean that vaccines like the flu shot could be more effective by timing them. “The impact is underappreciated,” says Paul Frenette, M.D., a medicine and stem-cell researcher at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. “There could be significant benefits to chronotherapy— administering certain drugs and therapies, such as chemotherapy, at the right time of day.”

So go with the circadian flow. Get up with the sun or not too long after. And throw open the shades or go out for a run. Exposure to outdoor light boosts your mood, protects against depression, and sets you up for the early meal plan.

Obviously, a late dinner or tickets to a basketball game can get in the way of sticking to your optimal circadian schedule. To get a solid night’s sleep, below are a few scientifically backed methods for maximizing shut- eye—without a prescription.

Tony Danza Talks Corvette’s and the Adventure That Changed His Life

Tony Danza, star of the new Netflix series The Good Cop on boxing metaphors, ’67 ’Vettes, arriving in Hollywood, and the surefire cure for heartache.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

My father had a lot of good advice, but he was this sort of cliché guy—he had a cliché for almost any moment. Like I could say, “I’m pulling out this tree—it’s hard work.” He’d say, “That’s why they call it work.” One time he said to me, “It’s easy to be magnanimous when you’re the winner.” But that’s why they become clichés— because they’re true.

 

 

How should a man handle criticism?

Acting is like boxing. When you box, you get hit. It’s just what you do. You deal with it. You get banged around and then come back for round two. Everything’s a boxing analogy.

Who has been the biggest influence on your life?

My parents.

What do you think every man should understand about women?

See her as an equal.

What is the secret to a happy marriage?

I wish I knew. I’ve been married twice— once for a long time, once for short time— and I don’t know…. I wish I knew.

What role should vanity play in a man’s life?

I am vain. I had a ski accident 25 years ago, and when the operation happened—there were screws and rods involved—some- thing went wrong and now I’m always a little crooked. I kind of lean to the left. I think about it. I don’t want people to see me at my worst. If I get a pimple, I don’t want to go out. That’s me. I can’t help it.

What should every man know about money?

Money has become the be-all, end-all. We’re not citizens so much as consumers— and it’s very difficult in this world to be more than a consumer.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

The bane of my existence is I’ve got kind of a big mouth. I would tell my younger self to keep that much more in check, to be a little more patient. And be less certain.

What’s the most indulgent purchase you’ve ever made?

After I got hired for Taxi, I think I was making $2,500 a week—it was more money than I could ever imagine. So I went and bought a ’67 Coupe Corvette. It was the last one they made before they changed the style. I paid $3,500 for it— and it was the most indulgent thing I’d ever done.

Do you still have it?

My son has it, and it’s still so beautiful.

What is the cure for heartache?

I’m not sure there is one. I guess the only thing that can cure a broken heart is somebody else coming along.

What’s the best survival tip you know?

Keep your eyes open, and keep your chin down.

Before acting, you were a pro boxer. When was the last time you fought?

It was probably 10 or 11 years ago. At Gleason’s in Brooklyn. We got in the ring and beat each other up for a while. It was great. I stunk, but it was great.

What adventure most changed your life?

Going to Hollywood and pulling onto the Paramount lot. I parked in the wrong place, and some guy started yelling at me and I started yelling back. Then Danny DeVito came over and said, “I think you’re with me.” And I walked into a whole different world.

Do you have any regrets?

Arthur Miller once said that the best we can hope for is we end up with the right regrets. I got some that aren’t so right and some that are. There are some that bother me and always will.

Ancient Inca Ruins, Colorful Traditions, and Plenty of Pisco: The 4-Day Weekend in Cusco

Cusco is undoubtedly one of South America’s most vibrant cities. Between its rich culture, storied past, and dramatic landscapes, it’s enough to take your breath away—both figuratively and literally.

 

 

The city sits at a staggering altitude of 11,152 feet, making shortness of breath and altitude sickness a common occurrence for unsuspecting visitors. Thankfully, Peru’s friendly locals are quick to offer some time-honored tips and tricks to help tourists bounce back in no time (like drinking muña tea made from medicinal Andean herbs and chewing on coca leaves, which are said to alleviate even the most severe symptoms).

While Lima tends to steal the limelight when it comes to South American hot spots, Cusco is actually the second-most frequented destination in Peru, drawing an estimated 1.5 million visitors each year. Known for being the Gateway to the Sacred Valley, most people only spend a day or two in the bustling cosmopolitan epicenter as a means to an end before continuing on to the grand finale: Machu Picchu.

But Cusco deserves its rightful place on any intrepid traveler’s bucket list. A fascinating contradiction between ancient heritage and modern innovation, here’s your four-day guide to one of the most important archaeological capitals in the world.

Where to Stay

For an authentic slice of Peruvian culture combined with the lavish amenities you’d expect from any five-star hotel, look no further than the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco. As the name suggests, the centrally located hotel inhabits a restored 16th-century convent and is chock-full of awesome design details, like original pre-Inca stone walls and on-site archaeological ruins that date back hundreds of years. Remember that whole altitude sickness thing? It’s no joke, which is why each of the property’s 153 rooms and suites feature built-in oxygen systems—a major perk that allows guests to acclimate with ease. For more budget-conscious travelers, another solid option is the three-star Hotel Rumi Punku, located in the San Blas neighborhood just steps from the Plaza de Armas main square.

JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco Courtesy of JW Marriott El Convento Cusco

 

Thursday: Lay Low and Acclimate to the Altitude

Evening: It’s going to be hard resisting the urge to head out and investigate the city immediately after checking into your hotel—but trust us when we say it’s imperative to lay low and hydrate, at least for the first evening. Make yourself a cup or two of that muña tea and take it easy. For dinner, your best bet is to eat something light like fresh ceviche and catch up on rest. You’ll need it for the jam-packed schedule ahead and will be thankful in the morning.

Friday: Conquer Cusco and Treasures of the Sacred Valley

Morning: Kick off the morning with a quick breakfast of indigenous fruits, freshly baked breads, and more muña tea before stopping into the JW Marriott courtyard for a quick photo opp with the hotel’s resident alpaca, Panchita (she’s Instagram gold). Then embark on a walking tour through the Historic Center of Cusco. Tap a trusted tour operator like Peru Sightseeing, where a local guide will be able to give you a lay of the land while teaching you about the city’s mystical legends and religions, showcasing its Inca and Spanish Colonial architecture, and introducing you to the main attractions like Koricancha, or the Temple of the Sun.

Afternoon: After wandering through the city’s cobblestone alleyways and main plazas, hop in the van to extend your journey through the Sacred Valley. Highlights along the way include visiting an authentic textile center in Awanacancha; perusing the markets of Pisac; exploring the expansive Maras Salt Mines; and discovering the mysterious Moray Archaeological Complex. While in Moray, make a reservation at MIL Centro, a restaurant opened earlier this year by celebrated Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez of Chef’s Table fame. Their phenomenal multi-course lunch menu highlights native ingredients and ancestral cuisines of the Andes found in Cusco’s unique high altitude ecosystems.

Maras Salt Mines
Maras Salt Mines Ian Centrone

 

Evening: Once you’ve arrived back in the city’s main hub, it’s time to freshen up and prepare for a night on the town. For dinner, head to Limbus Resto Bar just before sunset, which has some of the best panoramic views of Cusco, in addition to killer cocktails and local favorites like eggplant tiradito and grilled trout with corn puree. Walk off the calories by descending back into town, but not without making a pit stop at San Cristóbal Church. In the evenings, you can look out at the twinkling city below.

Saturday: Indulge in Peruvian Delights

Morning: Get a sense of local life by taking an early stroll through the San Pedro Market. Flocks of people venture to the indoor bazaar every day for its rows upon rows of colorful stalls that peddle everything from cereals to silver. The massive market is divided into various sections, such as meats, fruits, fresh-squeezed juices, cheeses, clothing, jewelry, housewares, and more. It can be a bit overwhelming to navigate alone, but The JW Marriott’s Executive Chef Heivel Bedoya and his team from Qespi Restaurant and Bar offer complimentary market tours where hotel guests can shop for sundry ingredients and learn to make classic Peruvian dishes.

Qespi Bar cocktail
Qespi Bar cocktail Ian Centrone

 

Afternoon: Once you’ve gathered the goods, head back to the spacious hotel courtyard where the culinary team will walk you through the steps of preparing the perfect ceviche. Think of it as the souvenir that keeps on giving. After filling up on lime-marinated fish and vegetables, pop into some of the city’s best museums and galleries. Museo Máximo Laura is just blocks away and features the award winning tapestries of the beloved Peruvian artist. Other favorites include the Museo de Arte Precolombino located inside an Inca ceremonial house dating back to 1450, and the Museo de Historia Natural that gives visitors a firsthand look at the country’s native animal species.

Evening: Don’t feel guilty if you’re feeling exhausted after a few days of back-to-back of exploration. After all, you’ll want to conserve some energy for tomorrow’s lineup. Treat yourself to a rejuvenating treatment at JW Marriott’s spa, which specializes in ancient Andean-inspired healing sessions, massages, and more. Or, if you still have some chutzpah, pull up a barstool at Museo Del Pisco to sample a selection of their various pisco varieties. Then, you can dance the night away at one of the city’s top nightclubs, like Mama Africa or Ukukus Bar.

Sunday: The Main Event at Machu Picchu

Morning: What trip to Cusco would be complete without making the pilgrimage to Machu Picchu? (Not a very good one.) While many people opt to hike the four-day trek along the world-renowned Inca Trail, time constraints can prevent that from being a viable possibility. Luckily, the Belmond Hiram Bingham is an option. The luxury train offers daily round and one-way trips. Named after the explorer who rediscovered the ancient Inca citadel, the Pullman-style train carriages evoke the bygone era of rail travel. Arrive to flutes of complimentary champagne and a live performance by traditional musicians before boarding and enjoying brunch. Book your tickets through Peru Rail, or check out some of their other options, like the Vistadome or Sacred Valley Train.

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu Ian Centrone

 

Afternoon: After the three-hour journey, your assigned guide will prepare you for an afternoon discovering this illustrious UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perched in the Urubamba River valley, nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, Machu Picchu was recently recognized as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, and it’s not hard to understand why. The Inca citadel was constructed around 1450, but was abandoned a century later during the Spanish Conquest. It remained unknown to most of the world until American historian and author Hiram Bingham brought it to international prominence in 1911.

Evening: Once you’ve taken approximately 1,000 photos, it’s time to make the journey back to Cusco. Pisco sours await aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham, and you can look forward to multi-course dinner served shortly after. Then, sneak back to the train’s bar car, where you can order more concoctions while singing along with other passengers to the live band’s unforgettable musical performance. Back in Cusco, end the evening at Qespi Bar with one of their signature cocktails for an expertly crafted nightcap—after all, you’ve earned it.

What We’re Riding: The Yeti SB130 Mountain Bike

What It Is:

Yeti’s SB130 is an all mountain/enduro bike that can just about do it all. It’s built with the geometry of a long travel 29er, but suspension that’s more manageable for everyday riding—130mm rear and 150mm front. It replaces Yeti’s popular SB5.5, climbing more efficiently, descending more aggressively, with room for a water bottle in the main triangle. This is a bike that is just as fun riding flow trails as old-school gnar bar single track. It’s also perfectly capable climbing rocky washouts as tacking an alpine climb, and as maneuverable in high-speed loose corners as hopping over waterbars. It’s playful, with steering so precise that it will give you the confidence to tackle trails you previously might’ve passed.

 

 

Why We Like It:

It’s hard to believe that full suspension bikes are still getting noticeably better. But they are. The improvements in the SB130 aren’t subtle, fraction-of-a-second saving gains only beneficial to a professional racer. They’re evolutions that will make anyone who rides the SB130 a better rider. New geometry and other features—which includes longer reach, steeper seat angle, slacker head angle and a shorter 44mm offset fork combine with 29er wheels—make the SB130 steer with race car precision up and down, climb efficiently without need to touch the shock lockout, and handle with agility and finesse.

Yeti improved its Switch Infinity for 2019—the additional link that makes all of its bikes feel like the suspension is bottomless. In the SB130, it positioned it to stay out of the way of mud or dirt coming off the rear wheel. And the brand did it all while making the SB130 as playful, hoppy, and flickable as you want it to be. It’s easy to get this bike’s wheels off the ground, but it’s balanced and stable on the ground. Mechanics, both professional and home mechanics, will rejoice at oversized ports and internal tubes that make cables easy to thread and keep them out of the weather, and that make threading a dropper post quick and easy. Yes, like the SB150 and the SB100, the SB130 has space for a water bottle in the main triangle. It also has more standover height than previous Yetis, which means many riders can run a longer dropper post than in the past, and that the size small fits more riders than in previous bikes.

Yeti SB130
Yeti SB130 Courtesy Image

 

Nitpick:

Plan to spend the time to get this bike’s suspension dialed in. Thankfully, with the launch of the SB130, Yeti has a support tab on its website for every 2019 bike that gives suggested number of clicks to tune each of your suspension settings based on your weight and height. Use them—they’ll help you get the most from the bike. They’re a great place to start, and to fine tune from. We were surprised when we weighed the SB130. It’s around 29 pounds for the XX1 build with Shimano XT platform pedals. Though on trail, it pedals light. We had no problem keeping up on climbs with riders pedaling Yeti SB4.5s and SB5s. We loved the Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 front tire, but will swap the rear Maxxis Aggressor 2.3 for something more aggressive and well suited to wet, technical east coast riding.

The Bottom Line:

If you’re stumped by which bike to buy because you do a wide range of riding, Yeti’s SB130 is an easy choice that will help turn you from a good rider into a great one. In the past, opting for mid-range levels of suspension, like you find in most mountain bikes, implied sacrifice. With the SB130, there is no compromise climbing or descending—ups are efficient and spry. And on descents, you’ll reimagine what you thought you’d be able to do, and it’ll likely be faster, smoother, and even more fun. Get ready to leave your riding buddies in the dust.

[Starting at $3,500 for the frame; yeticycles.com]

Gluten-free Cauliflower-and-Chickpea Pizza Crust

Cauliflower is rich in antioxidants and nutrients—and low on carbs—making it the perfect substitute for traditional dough on pizza night. Try this crust recipe the next time you want to bake some pies at home, and reap the benefits of this powerhouse food.

 

 

It utilizes the cruciferous veg, as well as chickpeas, butternut squash, and Parmesan cheese.

Recipe courtesy of John Mooney, of Bidwell Restaurant, Washington, D.C.

Roasted Cauliflower Steak With Salsa Verde

If you want cauliflower to shine as the main entree, go big. This cauliflower “steak” is made with whole heads—leaves and stems removed—to create a hearty, satisfying meal perfect for vegans, vegetarians, or meat-eaters looking for something that’ll shake up dinner.

It also works as a healthy side to complement meat—should you go the carnivore route. (Serves 4 as a main and 6 as a side dish).

 

 

Recipe courtesy of Michael Chernow of Seamore’s, New York City

 

Towering Clearer Column Heel Sandals by Steve Madden

Translucent straps and a towering column heel evoke the delicacy of a glass slipper in this barely-there ankle-strap sandal with standout style.

You can buy the Clearer sandals at Amazon and Zappos.

Pull out all the stops with your perfectly polished ensemble in the Clearer sandal

With a modern silhouette and trend-right transparency, this stunner is a star sandal of the season. It’s no wonder we’ve already spotted these sandals on Alisha Marie and Victoria Justice.

1. Victoria Justice in Tiered Aadnevik Dress

Victoria Justice was radiant on the red carpet at the 2018 amfAR Gala at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California.

Victoria Justice and Madison Reid at the 2018 amfAR Gala at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on October 18, 2018Victoria Justice and Madison Reid at the 2018 amfAR Gala at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on October 18, 2018

The 25-year-old American actress and singer donned a yellow tiered dress from Aadnevik’s Spring 2019 Collection and toted an Edie Parker clutch. She finished off her outfit with APM Monaco jewelry and Steve Madden’s Clearer sandals.

Victoria Justice styled her Clearer sandals with a yellow tiered dress from Aadnevik’s Spring 2019 CollectionVictoria Justice styled her Clearer sandals with a yellow tiered dress from Aadnevik’s Spring 2019 Collection

2. Alisha Marie Flaunts Legs in Orange Dress

Alisha Marie hit the red carpet for the premiere of ‘Christopher Robin’ held at the Main Theater on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California. She was joined by Skai Jackson, Mia Stammer, and Jenna Ortega.

Alisha Marie rocked a Miss Circle dress for the premiere of 'Christopher Robin' held at the Main Theater on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California, on July 20, 2018Alisha Marie rocked a Miss Circle dress for the premiere of ‘Christopher Robin’ held at the Main Theater on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California, on July 20, 2018

The brain behind the successful YouTube channel ‘macbby11’ donned a strapless rust orange ‘Noemi’ stretch crepe dress by Miss Circle and toted a velvet Sole Society ‘Jemima’ clutch.

She finished off her outfit with Cartier jewelry and Steve Madden‘s ‘Clearer’ sandals that you can buy at Amazon.

Alisha Marie shows off her feet in Steve Madden 'Clearer' sandalsAlisha Marie shows off her feet in Steve Madden ‘Clearer’ sandals

Steve Madden ‘Clearer’ Column Heel Sandals, $87.96 – $109.95 at Amazon and Zappos

Translucent straps and a towering column heel evoke the delicacy of a glass slipper in this barely-there ankle-strap sandal with standout style

Credit: FayesVision / Adriana M. Barraza / WENN / Dave Bedrosian / Future Image

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Katie Holmes Shows Off Creepy Toes in Feather-Embellished Prada Outfit

Katie Holmes put her creepy toes on display in simple black sandals at the 2018 American Ballet Theatre Gala on Wednesday night at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. She was joined by her mom Kathleen as her date.

Katie Holmes was joined by her mother, Kathleen, at the 2018 American Ballet Theatre GalaKatie Holmes was joined by her mother, Kathleen, at the 2018 American Ballet Theatre Gala at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City on October 17, 2018

The 39-year-old actress rocked a two-button blazer from Prada ($2,620 at Barneys New York) with matching feather-embellished cropped trousers ($1,630 at Farfetch).

Katie Holmes wearing a two-button blazer from PradaKatie Holmes wearing a two-button blazer from Prada

Prada Feather Embellished Wool-Blend Blazer, $2,620 at Barneys New York

This two-button blazer is cut from grey mélange wool-blend suiting twill. The classic style is embellished with ostrich and wild turkey feathers, a recurring look in this season’s collection.

This two-button blazer is cut from grey mélange wool-blend suiting twill

Katie’s grey silk-virgin wool blend, cotton, turkey and ostrich feather embellished cropped pants feature a concealed front fastening, a waistband with belt loops, side pockets, rear welt pockets, a cropped length and feather embellishments at the hems.

Katie's grey silk-virgin wool blend, cotton, turkey and ostrich feather embellished cropped pantsKatie’s grey silk-virgin wool blend, cotton, turkey and ostrich feather embellished cropped pants

Prada Embellished Cropped Trousers, $1,630 at Farfetch

Prada Embellished Cropped Trousers

While we have not been able to identify Katie’s black sandals, we’re sure the footwear designer would prefer to stay anonymous. Next time, closed toe shoes, please!

Katie Holmes shows off her creepy toes in black sandalsKatie Holmes shows off her creepy toes in black sandals

Last month, Katie also attended the launch of jewelry brand Harry Winston’s New York Collection at The Rainbow Room in New York City.

Katie Holmes wearing a shiny red silk cocktail dress by Zac PosenKatie Holmes wearing a shiny red silk cocktail dress by Zac Posen

She went old Hollywood glam in a shiny red silk cocktail dress by Zac Posen featuring a perfect neckline to showcase her Harry Winston jewelry. She showed off her feet in blush shade Alaïa shoes.

Naomi Watts, Fadi Ghalayini and Katie Holmes attend the "New York Collection" by Harry Winston at The Rainbow Room on September 20, 2018, in New York CityNaomi Watts, Fadi Ghalayini and Katie Holmes attend the “New York Collection” by Harry Winston at The Rainbow Room on September 20, 2018, in New York City

Credit: WENN / Chloe Bell / Future Image / Patricia Schlein / Derrick Salters

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Priyanka Chopra’s Sexy Feet in Gold Metallic Snakeskin Strappy Sandals by Dsquared2

Priyanka Chopra showed off her sexy feet in sexy gold metallic sandals ($1,135 at Farfetch) at the God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards on Tuesday night at Spring Studios in New York City.

Priyanka Chopra wearing a chambray trench coat from Michael KorsPriyanka Chopra wearing a chambray trench coat from Michael Kors

God’s Love We Deliver, an American non-profit organization, is the New York City metropolitan area’s leading provider of nutritious, individually-tailored meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.

Priyanka Chopra at the God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios in New York City on October 16, 2018Priyanka Chopra at the God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios in New York City on October 16, 2018

The 36-year-old Indian actress donned a chambray trench coat from the Michael Kors Spring 2019 Collection that is crafted with leather fabric ($6,135 at Moda Operandi).

Priyanka Chopra shows off her sexy feet in snakeskin strappy sandalsPriyanka Chopra shows off her sexy feet in snakeskin strappy sandals

She styled it with gold metallic snakeskin strappy sandals from the Dsquared2 Spring 2018 Collection.

Dsquared2 Spring 2018 Tied Strappy Sandals,$1,135 at Farfetch

DSQUARED2 Spring 2018 Tied Strappy Sandals

DSQUARED2 Spring 2018 Tied Strappy Sandals

DSQUARED2 Spring 2018 Tied Strappy Sandals

Michael Kors Collection Leather Chambray Trench Coat, $6,135 at Moda Operandi

This trench coat is crafted with leather fabric and features a midi length, a collared neckline, and long sleeves.

This trench coat is crafted with leather fabric and features a midi length, a collared neckline, and long sleeves

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10 Shoe Coffee Mugs and High Heel Cups for Shoe Lovers

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for yourself or a fellow shoe lover, you really can’t go wrong with a high heel cup or a coffee mug emblazoned with a positive message.

Below are our 10 favorite cups and mugs right now from Amazon, CafePress, and Walmart!

1. Pink Stiletto Shoe Mug by Kate Fellows, $15.00 at Amazon

Pink Stiletto Shoe Mug by Kate Fellows

2. Keep Calm and Buy Shoes Coffee Mug, $9.99 at Amazon

Why drink out of an ordinary mug when a custom printed mug is so much cooler? Printed on both sides, this ceramic mug is lead-free, microwave safe and FDA approved.

Keep Calm and Buy Shoes Coffee Mug

3. I Work to Support My Shoe Habit Coffee Cup, $11.95-$17.95 at Walmart

I Work to Support My Shoe Habit Coffee Cup

4. Life Is Short Your Heels Shouldn’t Be Ceramic Mug, $13.95 at Amazon

Life is Short Your Heels Shouldn't Be Ceramic Mug

5. Forget Heels This Girl Wears Boots Mug, $13.99 at Amazon

This is the perfect birthday or Christmas gift for a country girl or cowgirl. Thanks to the large, easy to grip C-handle, you can also use it as a tea mug.

Forget Heels This Girl Wears Boots Mug

6. High Heel Shoe Holiday Tree Mug, $11.95 at Amazon

If you like Christmas as much as you love shoes, this is the perfect holiday cup for you!

High Heel Shoe Holiday Tree Mug

7.  Life Is Short Buy The Shoes, $12.96 at Walmart

Not surprisingly, we couldn’t agree more with this message!

Life Is Short Buy The Shoes

8. Butterflies and Heels Large Mug, $13.95 at CafePress

This unique design features a high heel shoe made completely from butterflies. A few butterflies flutter around as well.

This unique design features a high heel shoe made completely from butterflies

9. Though She May Be Little, Her Shoes Are Fierce, $13.95 at CafePress

This fashionable misquote of Shakespeare is perfect for someone who likes high heels that add a few inches of height!

Though She May Be Little, Her Shoes Are Fierce

10. It’s All About the Shoes, $13.95 at CafePress

Funny shoe humor for ladies who love them!

It's All About the Shoes

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Tricia Sandals With Crystal Ankle Detail by Giuseppe Zanotti

Like a crown for your legs, the sparkly, strappy stiletto Tricia sandals from Giuseppe Zanotti‘s Fall/Winter 2018 Collection can now be purchased at GZ Design.

Lily Collins flaunting her hot legs at the 2018 GO Campaign Gala at City Market Social House in Los Angeles on October 20, 2018Lily Collins flaunting her hot legs at the 2018 GO Campaign Gala at City Market Social House in Los Angeles on October 20, 2018

Lily Collins showed off her sexy feet in them at the 2018 GO Campaign Gala at City Market Social House in Los Angeles. The 29-year-old actress rocked a green mini dress from the Giambattista Valli Spring 2018 Couture Collection featuring shiny black sashes around the waist.

Lily Collins wearing an off-the-shoulder mini dress by Giambattista ValliLily Collins wearing an off-the-shoulder mini dress by Giambattista Valli

Available in black and red velvet, her gorgeous shoes feature a buckle-fastening ankle strap with crystals. How do you like Lily’s floral foot tattoo?

Lily Collins shows off her sexy feet in Tricia sandalsLily Collins shows off her sexy feet in Tricia sandals

Red Velvet Sandals With Crystals, $1,495 at GZ Design

Red Velvet Sandals With Crystals

Red Velvet Sandals With Crystals

Red Velvet Sandals With Crystals

Red Velvet Sandals With Crystals

Red Velvet Sandals With Crystals

Red Velvet Sandals With Crystals

Red Velvet Sandals With Crystals

Red Velvet Sandals With Crystals

Hailey Clauson, an American model, wore the red version in Giuseppe Zanotti’s Fall/Winter 2018 campaign styled by Carine and photographed by Sebastian Faena.

Hailey Clauson, an American model, wore the red version in Giuseppe Zanotti's Fall/Winter 2018 campaign styled by Carine and photographed by Sebastian Faena

Black Velvet Sandals With Crystals, $1,495 at GZ Design

Black Velvet Sandals With Crystals

Black Velvet Sandals With Crystals

Black Velvet Sandals With Crystals

Black Velvet Sandals With Crystals

Black Velvet Sandals With Crystals

Black Velvet Sandals With Crystals

Credit: FayesVision / WENN / Nicky Nelson

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Save Money for Shoes With Coin Jars & Piggy Banks

Do you sometimes feel like you never have enough money for shoes? Or perhaps you know a fellow shoe lover who could need some help to save some cash for her next shoe purchase?

Shoe Fund Piggy Bank, $15.89 at Amazon

The perfect gift for a shoe lover, this piggy bank is made from beautiful glazed ceramic with a high gloss finish. The design is printed on both sides.

Shoe Fund Piggy Bank

The perfect gift for a shoe lover

Shoe Money Ceramic Jar, $22.99 at Amazon

This versatile coin bank comes in a gift box and can be used to store small change, tiny candles, or even office supplies!

Shoe Money Ceramic Jar

Shoe Money Pot, $17.99 at Amazon

Money pots are great for saving coins and dollar bills for shoes. Want to know why? You can’t remove the cash without first breaking the pot!

Shoe Money Pot

Decorated with images of high heels, the ceramic money box bears the motto ‘Shoe fund’ on the front and has a cute little rhyme on the back.

Money pots are great for saving because you can't remove the money without first breaking the pot

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Leather Bow Embellishment Elevates Suede Kassidy Ankle Boots

This new style from Jimmy Choo is the signature pointy toe ankle bootie for any occasion. The boots are given an interesting twist with a delicately crafted asymmetric bow in leather on the side of the ankle.

The Kassidy from Jimmy Choo is the signature pointy toe ankle bootie for any occasion

Do you want these leather-trimmed suede ankle boots in black, purple, or ballet pink? We definitely need a new shoe money jar to save up for these!

Black Suede Kassidy Ankle Booties With Leather Bow, $1,050 at Saks Fifth Avenue and Mytheresa

The sharp, pointed silhouette of Jimmy Choo’s chic ankle boots is softened by the addition of large leather bows at the neck.

Black Suede Kassidy Ankle Booties With Leather Bow

The sharp, pointed silhouette of Jimmy Choo's Kassidy 85 ankle boots is softened by the addition of large leather bows at the neck

Black Suede Kassidy Ankle Booties With Leather Bow

Ballet Pink Leather-Trimmed Suede Kassidy Boots, $1,050 at Net-A-Porter and Mytheresa

Made in Italy from velvety suede, these gorgeous boots have a sleek pointed toe and are adorned with a leather bow at the ankle.

Ballet Pink Leather-Trimmed Suede Kassidy Boots

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Made in Italy from velvety suede, these 'Kassidy' boots have a sleek pointed toe and are adorned with a leather bow at the ankle

Purple Leather-Trimmed Suede Kassidy Boots, $1,050

Crafted from purple suede, the Italian-made design zips up at the side and works an angular shape, with a slender heel and a neck that curves upwards slightly at the front.

Purple Leather-Trimmed Suede Boots

Crafted from purple suede, the Italian-made design zips up at the side and works an angular shape, with a slender heel and a neck that curves upwards slightly at the front

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Sarah Hyland Flashes Sexy Legs in Sheer Polka-Dot Commando Tights

Sarah Hyland flaunted her incredible legs while joining Victoria Justice at the 2018 amfAR Gala at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California.

Sarah Hyland wearing a twisted hem dress at the 2018 amfAR Gala at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on October 18, 2018Sarah Hyland wearing a twisted hem dress at the 2018 amfAR Gala at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on October 18, 2018

The 27-year-old American actress injected youthful energy with her ballerina outfit consisting of chic dot sheer tights by Commando ($34 at Amazon and  Revolve) and a twisted hem dress from the Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Fall 2018 Collection ($850 at Farfetch).

Sarah Hyland flashes her incredible legs in chic dot sheer tights by CommandoSarah Hyland flashes her incredible legs in chic dot sheer tights by Commando

Sarah completed her ensemble with classic black velvet Romy pumps from Jimmy Choo. We’ve previously spotted the same shoes on Rita Ora, Ashley Benson, and Chloe Grace Moretz. You can buy them at Farfetch for $625.

Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini Twisted Hem Dress, $850 at Farfetch

Pink and black twisted hem dress featuring a deep V neck, spaghetti straps, a side zip fastening, and a flared style.

Pink and black twisted hem dress featuring a deep V neck, spaghetti straps, a side zip fastening, and a flared style

Commando Chic Dot Sheer Tights, $34 at Revolve and Amazon

These sheer polka-dot Commando tights are fashioned with a sexy, smooth-fitting lace waistband.

Credit: WENN / Dave Bedrosian / Future Image

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