Espress Yourself

Nespresso Pixie makes perfect espresso every time. I’ve never had such a love affair with an appliance.

- Max Weiss, managing editor

Against the Grain

Kinetic sand—which is like if sand and magic had a baby—is non-crumbly goodness you can mold and stretch.

- Janelle Erlichman Diamond, Baltimore Bride editor

Jazz Age

Jazz/funk hero Me’Shell Ndegeocello plays tunes from her new album and classics like “I’m Diggin’ You (Like an Old Soul Record)” on June 4 at Baltimore Soundstage.

- John Lewis, arts and culture editor

Super Bowl

At The Emporiyum food festival, I got to try my first ramen dish from D.C.’s Toki Underground—heaven in a bowl.

- Jess Blumberg Mayhugh, senior editor

Save Face

Origins VitaZing SPF 15 is an amazing, weightless, tinted moisturizer with a built-in sunscreen. A new summer must-have.

- Amanda White-Iseli, art director