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Four Fun Things

Do you play an instrument? I grew up learning piano, but I haven’t played since college. This piano video makes me so inspired to try to tinker around again. Pianist and composer Nahre Sol plays the song “Happy Birthday” in 16 increasing levels of complexity. She’s incredible.

best spaghetti puttanesca

Could this be the perfect pasta? Green olives, red pepper flakes, and two kinds of tomatoes = briny and delicious.

best self tanner

After years (decades?) of trial and error, I found a self tanner that actually works and doesn’t look orange. Enter San Tropez mousse. You rub it on and a few hours later, you look like you just got back from Italy. I’ve been using it for the past few months and highly recommend it.

East Fork Pottery vase

And, finally, exciting news! We just launched an editors’ picks page on Cup of Jo (see the red “shop” tag on the top of the homepage). Many readers have been asking us to bring together our favorite books, clothes and gift suggestions in one place. Now you can find everything here, and we’ll be updating regularly. Also please let us know if there’s anything specific you’re looking for (a blue rain jacket? a literary thriller?) and we’d love to help. Thank you so much, and we hope you like it! xoxoxo

P.S. More fun things, and marriage pet peeves.

(Spaghetti photo by Alex Lau. Vacation photo by Lucy Laucht. Vase photo by East Fork Pottery.)

  1. Amy Walton says...

    This piano video is so fascinating!!!

    • Amy Walton says...

      That’s my new fave self tanner, as well!! So easy and good.

  2. Jill K says...

    I’m getting married in August and, after years of teaching English abroad and being in grad school, I’m excited to finally start replacing my random assortment of Ikea/Goodwill household items! I would love some suggestions of timeless, high quality pieces that you guys use and love in your homes! Also, a good, packable summer hat. Thanks!

  3. Selena Hodge says...

    We made this pasta this week and it is so good. My husband said “maybe we should add this to the rotation!”

  4. Betsy says...

    I would love an editor’s pick recommendation on the best skincare/haircare for pregnancy!

    • SJ says...

      Bonus points for eco-friendly 🙂 thanks!

  5. Ellen says...

    YES to rain jacket recs!!

  6. San Tropez is great! I also really recommend Bondi Sands!

  7. Ditto to everyone’s excitement over the Shop page! Any recommendations on a pretty chemise?

    • Thank you for the chemise recommendation! I also found some pretty ones on BHLD after browsing other Editor’s picks. You all are the best <3

  8. Katie Anderson says...

    Oh man, so pumped about the Editor’s Pick page!! I always start here for my gift shopping :)

  9. Lynn says...

    So excited about the editor’s picks page! Most of what I buy is recommended here so this is perfect. Made my day! x

  10. Lynn Marandola says...

    So excited about the editor’s picks page! Most of what I buy is recommended here so this is perfect. Made my day! x

  11. Sarah says...

    I would love to see some good workaday purses! The statement clutch and structured bag for the weekend are fun, but I’m also curious about the functional schlepping ones (backpack? tote? something else?). Sometimes I use a little crossbody and stash a cute reusable bag for the bulky stuff, but I carry a Longchamp bag to work since it’s big enough for a book and my lunch and an extra pair of shoes, but it has gotten so beat-up after years of use (and frankly, I’m a little sick of it!). Recommendations welcome!

    • Laura says...

      I wear a black leather backpack (a faux Rebecca Minkhoff one from Amazon lol) which is comfortable but still stylish and can go to an after work event easily. I’ve started also bringing an insulated ‘beach’ tote (also from Amazon) that has my breakfast, lunch and snacks in it, and it has two outside water bottle nets which is super handy.

  12. Emma says...

    Searching for a cute top that’s 100% cotton (not ribbed knit!). The negative space needs to be dark and it needs to have some sort of small print so you won’t be able to see all the places my two year old touhed me by the end of the day! And loose around the under arms because I swet so much in this SC heat and I don’t want to feel soggy all day! All under 30 would help!

  13. jen says...

    Love this. I am alwys searching for an inexpensive work jacket like Bill Cunningham wore.

  14. Carrie says...

    Best natural deodorant +
    add the other tools you’ve recommended like the nose hair removal thing!

    • Amy says...

      my absolute favourite natural deodorant is called No Pong (terrible name, great product). It comes in a cute sleek little tin and lasts forever, though go do need to get used to touching your own armpit! I like the bicarb free version.

    • Megan Thomson says...

      Asuvi! Easy to apply, smells great and works

  15. anon says...

    Been waiting for you to post something from EFP, I grew up with Connie and knew you guys would find out about them eventually. :)

    • gracemarie says...

      I LOVE LOVE their pottery!! I am slowly building my collection.

  16. Natalie says...

    Work Backpacks! Please! (I bought the Fjallraven one you suggested way back when and I do like it a lot, but the straps are too skinny for days when I have a ton to carry) Thanks : )

  17. C says...

    Non-see-through basic white tee?
    PUH-LEASEEEE!!!
    (Someone get Everlane on the phone asap.)

    • MJ says...

      Uniqlo. It’s thick and glorious.

  18. Anna says...

    LOVE the editors’ picks! Such a great idea. Thank you, COJ team.

  19. Denise says...

    What a great idea, I can’t wait to peruse your choices! But in this post, the kitten steals the show! All I want to know is, if I order that vase, will the kitten come with it? :)

  20. Sarah says...

    Editors’ pics! Love it! Cupofjo is always one of the first places i look when I’m on the hunt for a new good book or a gift idea. I wonder if it’s possible to do a regular feature where you list some of the more interesting or commonly requested item recommendations and the community can chime in with ideas in the comments? This is such a smart group of readers and I’d be eager to read everyone’s suggestions in addition to the savvy COJ editors’!

    Also, since you are taking suggestions :) I’ve been meaning to share how much i loved the little behind the scenes feature you did on Instagram stories a while ago on the “three couples on sharing money” post – finding that great couch, showing how the photos were taken – so interesting! I’m pretty sure most readers here would be thrilled to see a “behind the scenes” story now and then on some of the great posts you put together, or even a little “day in the work life of COJ” post. You all put so much hard work, creativity, and innovation into this site and it would be fascinating to read a bit about how posts are conceptualized or put together. (Wow, re-reading this I’m embarrassed by how nosy i am, but my curiosity is stronger than my embarrassment! Haha.)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you for this sweet comment! we would love to show some behind the scenes and will start working on a few :) thank you for asking!!

  21. Laura says...

    I’d love to get an editors pick on a cross-body bag! Especially a bucket style one

  22. Chrissann says...

    The San Tropez face mist is the best thing I purchased in 2019. It’s so good my husband started using it. I’ll have to try (and hide) the mousse.

    • alexis says...

      congratulations! that’s such an exciting accomplishment :)

    • Taylor says...

      Hey Kelsey–this is amazing! Bit of a weird question–I’d like to buy your book but don’t support Amazon but see that you linked to Amazon–is it beneficial to new authors to sell through Amazon for promotional reasons, or is it just as beneficial if I grab it from my local bookstore?

      Thanks! Excited to read + support new authors!!!

  23. s says...

    Can you post on the “editors pick page” a cute maternity dress for your baby shower?

  24. Mary says...

    In light of the security concerns surrounding the FaceApp, it would be great to have a post about some everyday security measures we can take. When downloading fun new apps or signing up for services, what should we look for in the terms of service? What are the danger signs? What can we do if we think we’ve downloaded an app that compromises our privacy? Not to induce paranoia, of course, but to help us navigate new technologies mindfully and confidently.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      great idea, mary. thank you!

  25. Mary says...

    If you could source a raincoat that is waterproof during the most torrential downpours I would be so grateful and happy to click on your affiliate link.

    • Laura says...

      I’d love a thin/ summer version recommendation as well as a heavier winter one!

    • Claire says...

      Boden has terrific and snappy looking rain coats, just fyi. Mine has toggle closures over a zipper, is well cut (as in: doesn’t scrunch too tight on my arms), and has a generous hood. It’s made of waxed canvas, and seems very waterproof.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I love Rains rainjackets — because they’re super light and therefore never hot. (you know when it’s hot but rainy and you get so sweaty under a thick rain coat?) these are the best: http://bit.ly/2O3BWyr

  26. Louise says...

    Re: the Face App, I’m going to agree with Busy Phillips on her Instagram stories yesterday. If you use the internet you are already compromising your privacy. Not exactly breaking news.

    • Maria says...

      That’s true for sure! But there are degrees. For example, Facebook had sold massive amounts of personal conversations to advertisers like Spotify. It’s a step further than say cookies on your browser. Then there are companies like 23 and me that collect/sell genetic data. It’s a new frontier for privacy and some of it is terrifying. It doesn’t mean that every form of collecting data should be tolerated. The only way we’ll have any form of privacy in the future is by addressing, avoiding and legislating covert ways of collecting/selling personal data.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, removing it now. the earlier news coverage said the concerns were mostly unfounded, but the updated reports are saying that downloading the app is not recommended. thank you!

    • Marisa says...

      I am so impressed with you, Joanna!!! All your responses and decisions to comments are always spot on and so classy!!

  27. Jackie says...

    Your friendly neighborhood lawyer wants to remind you to put a disclaimer on the shopping page that you might be earning commission from the recommendations – I don’t see it there and it’s required. xoxo

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you! appreciate your note — we have the disclosure on our homepage and hadn’t realized it had dropped off on the shop. adding now. thank you again!

    • Martha says...

      I’m just curious – where is the disclosure on the home page? I just looked after seeing your comment and don’t see it anywhere (or on the Shop page either).

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      it’s on the right-hand side of the homepage labeled “disclosure” — do you see it now? thank you! and for the shop page, we’re just waiting on our programmer to update it (he has a full time job so we nab him when we can:)

    • Jackie says...

      Just make sure it’s “above the fold” (i.e., no scrolling down to see it). Ideally it should be on the homepage like that too.

  28. Hope says...

    Editor Picks! *weeps with gratitude*

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      <3 <3 <3

  29. Mara says...

    I wish I’d known about the privacy issues before I tried FaceApp. I find it terrifying and upsetting, too, seeing myself like that. The “young” me looks exactly like me 20 years ago, and the “old” me looks exactly like my dad (and let’s just say he hasn’t physically aged well). I don’t find it fun to see myself like this and my anxiety has been in high gear ever since, with renewed urgency of how I can get out of my career rut and start a new career (been trying for 4 years but am going nowhere), how I can slow the skin aging process, how I can live better despite being stuck in a toxic workplace but have no prospects. I know it’s just an app, but still… it was too much for me.

    • Adrienne says...

      Sending you a virtual hug… It can feel so daunting, but I hope you keep moving forward on changing your career, even if it’s just baby steps. It’s so worth it to get out of a toxic situation. And I know from experience it’s hard, hard, hard. Just sending you some positive energy and good thoughts for your journey. :)

    • Aimee says...

      I had kind of the same visceral experience with it, and deleted the app within five minutes of downloading it. The “aged” picture was terrible, so much that it really unnerved me to think that I could look that disfigured in just a couple of decades (I’m 48.)

      But I have to wonder: since the app is at best just a scam, was it also built to be deliberately malicious in this way? ie to deliver really jarring and awful results to mess with people.

  30. that piano video made me cry… how glorious!

  31. Literary thriller, yes please. My favorite writer is Tana French and I have yet to find anyone who even comes close to her, so suggestions welcome!

    • Taylor Singer says...

      I love love Anthony Horowitz–try The Word is Murder and Magpie Murders!!

    • Joaquina says...

      Tana French is my favorite as well, I can recommend Ruth Ware and Louise Penny.

    • Sasha L says...

      Not quite sure if they are thrillers, but mysteries for sure, Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie series. There’s a brand new one just out, Big Sky. Her writing is just delicious.

      Also, this won’t spoil the ending, but Big Sky’s plot focuses on a child sex ring (sounds brutally familiar, doesn’t it?), and the ending is VERY satisfying, satisfying in a way that real life never seems to be.

    • Rachel says...

      If you’re okay with a little genre-bending, too, Horowitz writes incredible YA spy novels!! Alex Cross will always have a place in my heart.

    • Claire says...

      anybody else read Tim Johnston? I loved his latest- The Current. His previous is excellent and riveting as well- Descent.

  32. Ann says...

    Shorts for every leg type would be great!

    • FGB says...

      Yes!

    • meg says...

      Agree! When did shorts get sooooo… Short!?

      I feel like they’re either crotch-length or Bermudas with nothing in between. I can’t pull off either of those extreme inseams. Ugh.

  33. Shona says...

    I love the new page!! Now that my kids are older it’s great to have suggestions for books and clothes to gift for youngers as well as the swoony adult clothes and makeup recs. Your collective style–and sentiment–is always so lovely. One thing, while the “OK pot” is adorable, that gesture has unfortunately been associated/appropriated as a white power symbol. It’s complicated, so I just wonder if there’s another pot you might feature that is less so? Thank you for all that you do!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, absolutely, shona! swapping out now. thank you.

  34. Emily says...

    Would love to see some sustainable picks for clothing, housewares, & kids stuff!

  35. SS says...

    I would love a recommendation for the perfect cross-body bag – one that is lightweight but can still hold a city dweller’s daily necessities (water bottle, reading glasses, sunglasses, lipsticks, wallet, . . . Age + neck + shoulder issues make me realize that carrying a heavy bag is not a healthy choice. ALSO, walking shoes other than athletic shoes.

  36. Kate M says...

    Yeah, the FaceApp’s sole purpose of existing is to collect data from users. (If you aren’t paying for the product you are the product.). Is it really worth it for one more picture of ourselves?

  37. Christina says...

    I am always on the hunt for a turtleneck bodysuit. Please let me know if you come across a good one!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      we’re on it!

  38. sally says...

    Confession…I would LOVE a pair of black studded brogues…I’m in my mid 60’s and love to raise eyebrows. found these Alexander McQueen’s at Nordstrom, but alas they are the stuff that dreams are made of @ $690: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/alexander-mcqueen-studded-kiltie-loafer-women/5289247?origin=category-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FBrands%2FAlexander%20McQueen&color=black%20leather.

    Any recommendations on well-made and fun, but not equal to GNP?

    • Lauren E. says...

      Those are GORGEOUS. I would suggest checking The Real Real for similar styles. There are so many beautiful options for shoes there. I got a pair of Chloe heels I’d been lusting over for $90! And they have new stock all the time.

  39. Elizabeth George says...

    A little note about which of the editors recommends each and why would really help. I love learning more about you guys. (sounds creepy!)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      good idea, we’ll work on this!

  40. Lola from Belgium says...

    Whenever I see the editors’ picks, I always wonder whether Americans make so much money than Europeans. I’m certainly not poor (to European standards), but I would never consider spending 210 dollar on a cardigan or a dress.

  41. Anya says...

    Wow, the Nahre Sol video. I might need to go take up piano again!

  42. Steph says...

    I would love some summer event/special occasion outfit ideas. Going to a somewhat fancy fundraiser in August—it will be hot!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Fun idea, we are on it!

    • SS says...

      Great idea. How about a guideline for what to wear to various events. This would be a good opportunity to talk about wardrobe gaffes.

  43. CS says...

    Love COJ book recommendations! Maybe a fiction and nonfiction pick!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      great idea!

    • Meghan says...

      Agreed! The bit I was most excited about when I saw this post was that there’d be a place to easily find CoJ-approved books, so please keep these coming!

      One thought could also be to link books/products to the blog post where they appear (when relevant) – I love this feature on Kottke.org!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Great idea! We will experiment with this. Thank you!

    • Carrie says...

      Just want to second this, it’s my favorite feature of the new page!

  44. Diany says...

    I would love a recommendation for daily use sunblock to be worn under makeup.. maybe something that doesn’t break the bank!
    Also recommendation for books about post-apocalyptic dystopias! just finished Station Eleven and it was amazing

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh i have a recommendation for sunblock right away! i love love love Elta — it’s smooth and lightweight and doesn’t make your face shiny. it has improved my skin so much, and i highly recommend it: http://bit.ly/2LS8VQS

    • Anonygirl says...

      Supergoop Sunscreen is great. Get the Everyday Unseen Sunscreen. It goes on clear, dries quickly, and doesn’t leave you feeling sticky.

    • Joaquina says...

      Another enthusiastic recommendation for Elta MD. It is my absolute favorite; lightweight, non greasy, effective, helps clear skin, and is a reasonable price! My dermatologist is also a fan :)

    • Allison says...

      @Joanna: Thanks for the sunscreen rec. I’ll try it!

      I do have a clarifying question though: do you use this in addition to moisturizer (under? over?) or as a replacement in the morning?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i use it as my moisturizer in the morning. hope that helps!

  45. Jodi says...

    Alex looks a bit like (a more fit) Jerry Garcia!

    • katie says...

      i was thinking bob weir from grateful dead! funny!

  46. Emma says...

    I absolutely ADORED that Nahre Sol video. Can we please please please see a beauty uniform for her? She’s stunning!

  47. Anna says...

    I really loved my aged photo in faceapp – she’s beautiful & it really made me appreciate my current self more!

    Also: I’m looking for a shampoo bar so that I can stop buying all the plastic packaging that regular shampoo comes in! I have fine/oily hair. Rec’s please!

    • Sasha L says...

      Anna, I tried Ethique shampoo and conditioner bars, based on lots of reviews, and I love them! They lather and rinse well, leave your hair clean and soft and shiny, and no plastic. I’ve been getting the sample pack so different blends and scents. Also not expensive at all.

    • Julie says...

      Ooh, yes! And thanks for the rec, Sasha. I have oily hair, too, and find that so many natural products just don’t cut it.

    • Kalie says...

      Chagrin soap and salve! They are local for me but have excellent product and ethos, I switched from plastic bottle shampoo in 2017 to their bars and never looked back. Had previously tried liggets (sp?) And they didn’t do the trick. My hair is coarse, dry and curly.

    • Amy says...

      Just here to second vote Ethique shampoo & conditioner bars. I love love love them and am never going back! (also they are palm oil free and seem to do an awesome job of being a really ethical option)

  48. kanika says...

    ooh for the editor’s pick page, would love a non-sheer sleeveless white top, dresses for wedding guests, and oxfords/loafers for work :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      got it! thank you!!

  49. Angela says...

    Oh please include a what we are reading link – love the cup of jo book tips!

  50. Calla says...

    I love the idea of self-tanner but also love my white sheets. All the ones I’ve used in the past end up staining my white clothes and sheets (even if I let it dry completely first). Have you had that problem with the St. Tropez one?

    • Lauren B says...

      Calla – I haven’t used the St Tropez mousse in many years, but I didn’t have that problem the few times I used it — but I waited a REALLY long time to be certain I was completely dry.

  51. nikki says...

    hooray for the new editors’ picks section! YES to literary thriller, i love your book recommendations so would love to see more of those <3

  52. Alyce says...

    Nahre Sol’s explanation of music might just be the most amazing thing I’ve seen on the internet. I’m the music illiterate daughter of a retired AP music theory teacher, and I have literally never understood music (in spite of years and years of lessons). And wow, something just clicked for me in this moment about it, and I really want to learn more. Absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing it.

    • Krisanne says...

      I feel the same! I studied piano for 13 years, and I understood more about music theory in those 10 mins than I did in all of my piano training! Ha! She is a very good teacher.

  53. mary says...

    Not sure how “unfounded” the privacy concerns are based on that WaPo article in which it said the democratic leaders are advising all the campaigns to delete them as being Russian sponsored apps.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Thank you for sharing! Hadn’t seen that by the time we published — that was new at that point. Until then, NBC, the guardian, the independent, the Nytimes and tech crunch were saying they were unfounded. Thank you!

  54. Claire says...

    A suggestion for the editor’s picks page, since you asked: I am searching for a pretty slip. Yes, I know: how old fashioned! But so many dresses are sheer or semi sheer, and often if a slip comes with the dress it is cheap fabric and plain, or badly fitting, and really seems more of an afterthought. I’ve been looking at vintage stuff on Etsy, but haven’t found anything yet. I bought one I found on Amazon with great reviews, but I returned it because it was like wearing a body length piece of stretchy elastic.

    • Julie. says...

      I wear lots of dresses and skirts in the summer and 3 years ago bought some nice half slips (and one full one) at herroom.com. One was all silk, one a more slippery satiny material. They weren’t cheap but make SUCH a difference in the fall and swish of a skirt. Especially if I’m wearing a cotton skirt over cotton underwear… the slip keeps the fabrics from catching on each other. I was just taking putting one away in my drawer today and thinking how much I love my slips! :)

    • Natalie says...

      Yes ditto! I love brands like Christy dawn and Doen but a lot of their dresses are sheer and I really do feel like I need a slip. But the ones you can get at most accessible stores feel super cheap and just aren’t comfortable to have close to the skin, especially on a hot day. I’ve searched and searched.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      challenge accepted! we’re on the case. xoxo

    • Sarz says...

      Claire! Fellow slip fan, here! I’m excited to see what modern offerings Jo and her team can find, but in the meantime, I urge you not to give up on vintage! Have you tried thrifting one? I live in a town with about a dozen thrift shops, and I swear to you, I’ve never walked in to one without seeing *at least* a few pretty, quality, inexpensive options. In my experience, it’s one of the easiest vintage items to find. I’m guessing that’s due to them not being a staple in a woman’s wardrobe anymore, but their loss is our gain! Good luck!

    • Meredith says...

      A couple of full slips are on my wish list too! I have some half-slips that have saved several dresses from being donated for being too sheer to wear in real life. But a full slip seems so much more glamorous! And I love the idea of not having that extra waistband, by the end of the workday I am OVER the half-slip!

    • Lauren says...

      This $10 one is pretty much perfect. I’ve tried so many flowy slips and none worked; I thought a stretchy one would ride up but no, it actually stays put. I sized up and it’s still kind of ‘figure hugging’, but I like that – it feels like it smooths things a bit. The neckline is fairly high but you can cut it down. Very highly recommend! Now I pity ladies who only had flowy static-y slips to work with : )

      https://www.amazon.com/Brilliance-Vanity-Fair-Invisible-10345/dp/B07NPM9WZF/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=Brilliance+by+Vanity+Fair&qid=1563462302&s=gateway&sr=8-6

    • Claire says...

      Thanks, everyone for these tips. And thanks to Jo and team for taking up this quest. Guess I’m not the only one.
      Sarz- I have not given up on vintage at all, and appreciate your encouragement. I just don’t make it out to shop or thrift very often, but you have inspired me so I will see if I can make it happen.
      ( also just checked out The Frock website, and oh women there is some super cute stuff over there!)

  55. Louise says...

    I love that books are included in your new editors picks section! I just finished Normal People and gulped it down in two days – so, great recommendation! It would be so cool if the click-through links took us to booksellers other than Amazon :)

  56. Rhona says...

    Where is Alex’s jacket from? Adore that blue.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Form Taylor stitch!

  57. Meg says...

    Yay for the shop function!

    I am on the hunt for what to wear to a formal rooftop wedding in NYC that I will actually be able to wear again in the future but feel special enough on the evening. If that isn’t a brief too tricky to fill!

    I don’t have my ears pierced or wear much jewellery which is always the suggestion to ‘dress things up’. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated :)

  58. Jenny says...

    Yay! Would love to see favorite duvets and cloth napkins.

    • Melanie says...

      Rain boots, snow boots, winter hats that don’t crush & destroy your hair

      Mystery book that doesn’t have sexual violence or torture

      Standing lamps

      Full length mirrors

  59. Elliesee says...

    I’m looking for teen period panties, as my city will reimburse them to me as a gesture for the environment. Can’t find yet good recommendation in Canada.

    • AJ says...

      I LOVE period panties for myself and my teen daughter. Just the best invention ever. There are so many to choose from! I personally wear Dear Kate and Thinx (shethinx.com). My daughter likes Thinx and Knixteen (these are made for teenage bodies with less curves). Hope this helps you!

    • wow that is so awesome!! go cananda!! years ago i asked my bf if he could be from anywhere in the world where would he choose and he said canada – im surely starting to understand why :) shethinx have teen/tween options:
      https://www.shethinx.com/pages/introducing-thinx-btwn
      love the piano video. i think repicking up a hobby is such a great form of self care, it’s one of the 25 options on this list: https://tps-steph.blogspot.com/2019/05/0037-25-ways-to-treat-yo-self.html

    • Diany says...

      what city is this? I’m in Canada as well and would love to know if that’s an option here!

    • Sasha L says...

      Steph, I love your list!

    • Christina says...

      Have you tried Knix or Knixteen? It’s a Canadian brand!

  60. j says...

    Please add podcast rec’s list and a useful links list: like the link to the password organizer site specifically for “in case of death” and finance links etc. Thank you. Love this long awaited feature!

    • E says...

      Yes podcast recs! I come back here searching for those posts.

  61. Lisa says...

    Alex is looking good young and old!

  62. Jess says...

    THANK YOU for the self tanner rec! I loved the one Keihl’s did, but they discontinued it so I have been searching for a worthy replacement.
    Also, loving the Editor’s Picks!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you!! and the self tanner is so, so good. i tried some not-great ones for a while there and looked so orange, or i could see streaks around my ankles. this one is really natural.

  63. l says...

    hello yes i’d like to request something for the editor’s picks page. where can i get that kitten from?

    (also i don’t know how true this is but somewhere on the news it read youre giving away privacy permission on your phone to the app🤷‍♀️)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you! i read so many articles and they all seem to end up saying the concerns were unfounded. curious to read more — thank you for this one!

    • jane says...

      After Snowdon I’ve just avoided all these fun sounding apps and “latest” updates like retinal scans/fingerprint ID’s, etc until privacy rights are legalized and enforced – and I’m not sure that will happen in our lifetimes though I hope it does. The NYT’s has a great series right now called “The Privacy Project”. My sleepy little town just installed an astonishing amount of surveillance camera’s throughout the town and the city hall engineer was super jumpy and evasive for our entire hour long conversation when I went to enquire about the it. That was pretty much my answer.

      Thank God for that NYT’s project because I’d been feeling like I was the only one noticing and now I know I am not alone in thinking this is getting out of hand. Could we talk about it here in a post on privacy? I’d love to hear how others are processing the tech of data/profile capture. Thank you so much.

  64. Jennifer says...

    The Face App is so fun! But my husband (who is a fraud analyst) is a wet blanket and spilled the beans that the app is compromised. Gotta delete it, y’all.

  65. A says...

    For editor’s picks; favorite jeans/denim for fall

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      A, we’re on it! xoxo

  66. amy says...

    the shop is a dream! thank you, COJ team!

  67. Janet says...

    I tried the FaceApp today. Eye-opening to say the least!

    And thank you for the editors’ picks page. This will be soooo convenient.