What is it that’s so comforting about children’s bedrooms? They’re always so playful and calming. From disco balls to bright wallpaper, here are 10 cool ideas for kids’ rooms from past home tours…
A few years ago, a Cup of Jo reader told us that many adults in Germany throw their own birthday parties. How cool and empowered is that? Curious about other countries, we asked readers on Instagram to share their traditions, and they revealed 14 cool ways to celebrate (what would you add?)…
What are you up to this weekend? Our days are slightly blurring together, to be honest, but we’re going to head to the beach and have a summery picnic. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…
Our associate editor Kim Rhodes was on the Today Show! See her clip here. (All the clapping emojis!)
Love these (masked) outfits.
The old-school game we can’t stop playing.
The new dating timeline. LOVED this.
Photography team Belathée just launched a print shop.
Butter and jam never looked so good.
Pen15’s second season just dropped its trailer.
What a cool, colorful loft.
Shel Silverstein’s The Tree Who Set Healthy Boundaries.
Plus, two reader comments:
Says Kash on secret family recipes: “My Ukrainian grandmother made the BEST cabbage rolls, and before she passed away I got her recipe. The secret is literally just like, a metric ton of butter and lard, poured over everything. Here I thought I was going to get an old family secret and then it was literally just ‘pour lard and butter onto the rice’ and I was like ‘Well, yeah no shit it tasted so good when she made it, it’s just like seven cups of butter poured onto carbs.'”
Says E. on secret family recipes: “I want to write a book on all of the ‘secret family recipes’ that are in fact from a box. It happened in my husband’s family with grandma’s famous chocolate frosting (Hershey’s). The awe to which the entire family had for her frosting warms my heart. You discover it’s more about the person than the actual food!”
(Photo by Hilary Horvath Flowers.)
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For the past eight years, Alex Yeske has lived with her husband, Grant, in a 450-square-foot apartment in Manhattan’s East Village. They’re moving to L.A., but will miss their small space and its quirks. “The floors are so slanty, you could roll a marble down them,” Alex says. “But we love it here.” Here’s a look around…
I met Marianne Merza two summers ago at a friend’s cookout, and her style was so outstanding, I looked forward to seeing what she’d wear at every occasion after. I loved learning more about her philosophy of ease when it comes to getting dressed. “Growing up in California, I’ve always had a very casual style, and I’ve kept that here in Brooklyn.” Here are five looks she wore in a week…
Man Repeller just featured 13 haikus on sex in quarantine, which made me laugh out loud. Here’s one: “Like when the pool first / opens, swimsuit on, head-first / then once, twice a month.”
Raven Leilani’s Luster, one of the most widely anticipated books of the year, came out this week to great fanfare. The smart, witty novel follows Edie, a young Black woman working an admin job in publishing, who finds herself part of a suburban white couple’s open marriage. This summer, I’ve kept starting and stopping books, unable to find anything compelling, but once I read Leilani’s opening line — “The first time we have sex, we are both fully clothed, at our desks during working hours, bathed in blue computer light” — I knew I wouldn’t put this one back down.
Have you ever seen a shag cake? This wedding cake, above, looks like a 1960’s rug in the best way. “People love them and always want to touch them,” the baker Kait Winowitch told us. “And the buttercream tastes as good as it looks.”
At age 41, I started drinking coffee for the first time in my life, and it’s really hitting the spot. (GUYS WHY DIDN’T ANYONE SAY ANYTHING?;) Now I’m wanting all the coffee-flavored treats, including Jeni’s Coffee With Cream and Sugar Ice Cream. Yummmmmmm.
(Wedding cake photo by Belathée.)
Danny Trejo is the owner of the popular LA Trejo’s Tacos empire, which has six locations and a food truck. But there’s a lot that led him there…