Better Homes and Gardens November 2019

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2 min
editor’s letter

harvest TIME The main focus in my garden is edible plants, particularly herbs. So when autumn’s cold snaps roll in, I, like generations of growers before me, try to rescue or harvest as much as I can. And it’s no accident that much of what I’m gathering is heading for the Thanksgiving table. That’s what this holiday is all about—reaping the rewards of all that summer labor. Ever since I wrote my 2014 book, The New American Herbal, I’ve been obsessed with the complex relationship between herbs and humans. I grow as many herb varieties as I can in my Des Moines garden. Some of the delicate herbs like chervil and chamomile clocked out months ago in the midsummer heat. The Genovese basil that I so zealously deadheaded all summer gets whizzed…

1 min what’s trending online

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1 min
obsessed with scenic prints

Patterns featuring landscapes both pastoral and exotic are decorating classics. They started appearing on transferware dishes (named for the printing method) in England and on toile fabric in France in the mid-18th century. But these idyllic motifs aren’t stuck in the past. Modern versions play with scale, material, and subject matter to put a new spin on an old-world pattern. LANDSCAPE MODE New on the scene for scenics: Historical patterns are getting aired out, scaled up, and cropped in. And more modern subjects, like a California beach view, are getting the traditional treatment. PHOTOS: (3) CARSON DOWNING, (1, 4, 5, 6) JACOB FOX, (BEDROOM) LAUREY GLENN, (RUNWAY) VOGUE.COM/JOHANNA ORTIZ…

2 min
ask a pro

HELP! I LOOK PUFFY. ANSWER An inexpensive facial roller like the Revlon Jade Roller ($10; can make a difference on days when you have undereye bags. On moisturized skin, gently glide the wide end along your cheeks and jaw, then run the small end under your eyes. “Light massage revs up your skin’s circulation and helps to remove excess fluid,” says Darden, who suggests storing the tool in the fridge so it’s always chilled when you want to use it. “The cold brings down swelling,” she says. Where can I save in my routine? ANSWER Your cleansing step is both important and affordable. Pick a gentle drugstore formula and use it twice a day. If you wear eye makeup, start with a micellar wash to avoid tugging on that delicate skin. Try…

1 min
5-minute makeup

1½ MINUTES SKIN Smooth on a light layer of tinted moisturizer, then blend concealer under your eyes and wherever else you want extra camouflage. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector, $47; Glossier Stretch Concealer, $18; “Use a light hand when you’re in a rush. It’s faster to blend in a little bit of product at a time than fight with a large amount.”KATIE JANE HUGHES, NYC MAKEUP ARTIST 3 MINUTES EYES Fill and define your brows with a brow pencil. Swipe a neutral shadow over lids and a few coats of black mascara onto lashes. Maybelline New York Brow Ultra Slim, $8; Pixi Endless Shade Eyeshadow Stick in One and Done, $14; Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara, $10; 30 SECONDS LIPS & CHEEKS Your daytime peach or pink lip color works as blush too. Honest Beauty…

2 min
show your neck some love

PROTECT Your neck is exposed to the same stressors (UV rays, pollution, and gravity, to name three) as your face, so that skin needs the same level of care. “One of my commandments is: Do unto your neck and chest as you do unto your face,” says dermatologist Mona Gohara, M.D., in Hamden, CT. Anything you smooth onto your face, including antiaging serum and sunscreen, should be smoothed on all the way down to your bra line. The SPF number, in particular, is crucial. Gohara recommends a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher. Try CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 30 ($16; As with your face, you should be reapplying sun protection every couple of hours. Powder sunscreen makes that easier, in part because you can dust it over makeup. Try…