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O, Quarterly

O, Quarterly

Spring 2021
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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst
Frequency:
Quarterly
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in this issue

2 min.
all rise

Are you at the end of your tether? Are you frazzled and frayed in mind, body, and soul? If so, you’re in good company. People all over this planet are physically, emotionally, and spiritually spent. The past year has challenged us all. We’ve lost loved ones. We’ve lost jobs. At times we may have even lost faith. But the most beautiful thing about humanity, if you choose to see it this way, is that the moments when we are most tested are the moments where holiness abides. What can you do to survive and thrive in challenging times? That’s what this magazine is all about. It’s the first of O’s quarterly editions, and the theme is resilience: You’ll discover ways to nurture the resilience you already carry within, tips on caring for…

3 min.
the o list

Melon-Dramatic We’re guessing you took one look at this feeds-15 confection and immediately bought three, but if you’re still reading: The cake is red vanilla, the frosting is cream cheese, the “watermelon seeds” are chocolate chips, the whole thing stands nearly seven inches, and…are you still there? (Flour Shop watermelon cake, $190; williams-sonoma.com) Mix It Up Each of these stainless steel bands (available with silver, gold, or rose gold plating) comes with two interchangeable crystal toppers in funky colors. All you have to do is screw in a different Swarovski sparkler as the mood strikes. (Curated Qudo ring and topper box set, originally from $100 to $155, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; qudo-lizas.com) The Best of Loaf Worlds Olive butterflies, pepper sunbursts, and parsley flowers are just a few of the delights you…

2 min.
adam’s style sheet

1 POISED FOR GREATNESS Oprah gave this meaningful stunner to 23-year-old poet Amanda Gorman for her epic reading at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. The ring paid homage to I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author Dr. Maya Angelou, who received a gift from Oprah before her address at Bill Clinton’s 1993 ceremony. $1,290; ofrareorigin.com 2 CHECK IT OUT Sometimes you need a striking jacket for those Zoom calls. This one has structure, but the happy plaid and puffed sleeves add playfulness to the polish. Smythe, $695; available April 30 at shopsmythe.com 3 PRETTY IN PASTELS This is no ordinary sweatshirt. Extra cozy, it feels fresh thanks to color blocking and a button collar. $60; landsend.com 4 FACE VALUE Cheery instead of clinical, these neon disposable KN95 masks are the perfect protection for warmer weather. $24 for…

5 min.
peace offerings

THE GREAT ESCAPE With the whole family at home, those four walls feel like they’re closing in—fast. Few things are as restorative as a nice long soak in the tub. Up the spa factor by turning on some slow, soft tunes; switching off overhead lighting; and burning a couple of candles. (If they’re scented with lavender or bergamot, all the better; both may help reduce anxiety and stress.) While the chilly weather might tempt you to go heavy on the hot water, it’s best to keep it lukewarm— anything hotter could dry your skin by stripping it of natural oils. For maximum skin softening, skip the bubble bath, which contains moisture-depleting soap, and use a bath oil instead. (To make your own, mix eight to ten drops of lavender or bergamot essential…

2 min.
inside the beauty closet

Secret Sauce For nearly seven million years, the women of Chad have been rubbing the pulverized seeds of the Croton gratissimus, or chébé, tree into their enviably long hair to keep it strong and healthy. Now, native Chadian Salwa Petersen thinks it’s time we all had access to this miracle powder—it’s the star ingredient in her new hair cream. Liquid Gold For all those with tightly coiled strands: French hairstylist Frédéric Fekkai’s iconic shea butter collection—a onetime Oprah’s Favorite Thing—is back, and this deeply hydrating oil is the pièce de résistance. Staying Power I’m going to let you in on a little trade secret: Dabbing unscented body oil onto your pulse points before you spritz on perfume helps any fragrance last longer. Here the layering is done for you, so the sensuous aroma of vanilla…

5 min.
starting fresh

NEPAL Chef Rachana Nepali Pizza Makes 4 to 6 pizzas Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes 1 cup finely ground semolina flour1 tsp. kosher salt1 Tbsp. sugar1 tsp. garam masala1 tsp. ground cumin1 cup plain yogurt3 tsp. olive oil, divided1 cup diced carrot1 green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and diced1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and diced1 yellow bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and diced1 cup diced plum tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes¹/³ cup Maggi Hot & Sweet Tomato Chilli Sauce1 tsp. dried oregano1 tsp. dried basil1 tsp. baking soda1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, divided1 cup grated Parmesan cheese1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese1 Tbsp. chopped scallion greens, for garnish 1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line two half sheet pans with parchment paper. 2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together semolina, salt, sugar, garam masala, and cumin. Mix…