Author: Stella Blackmon

8 Ways to Take Beautiful Photos of Kids

Including the one word that never fails.

An Easy Way to Make New Friends

Why is it so hard to make friends as an adult? Here's a fun way to do so.

I Wore These Shoes to Mexico City (and Haven’t Taken Them Off Since)

I took a trip to Mexico City, and these sneakers were everything.

The #1 Thing I Did For My Finances

The 30-second habit that helped me stick to a budget.

Four Great Things

Fun things, including the Netflix series we can't stop watching.

What I’ve Learned From Really Good Parties

From themes to music, here are eight game-changing tips I’ve picked up through the years.

How to Make a Trader Joe’s Cheese Plate

The best $4 cheeses to serve at your next party.

15 Great Reader Comments on Travel

Plus, how to finally beat jet lag.

My 175-Square-Foot NYC Apartment

Cup of Jo editor Stella's tips for living in a (very) small space.