A Law Student’s Studio Apartment in San Francisco

Remember the Cup of Jo reader, Kara Flageollet, who cut her own bangs during quarantine? She’s a law student in North Beach, San Francisco, and she recently moved into her own studio apartment. “I have ALWAYS wanted to live alone,” she told us. “I’m so excited to be independent.” Here, she gives us a tour……

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Kate’s Picks: 7 Things I Tried in February and Loved

I have so many good things to share in this month’s roundup of things I tried and loved. I’m recommending a cookbook with 500 pages of great weeknight meals, a $7 lip gloss, my new favorite bronzer, a smokeless fire pit, and more. I hope you find something to enjoy below! Looking for more things…

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5 Grooming Products I’m Using Right Now

Pay for what works, skip what doesn’t. Hanz de Fuko Quicksand Ultra-matte Finish Hair Wax Amazon If you have fine hair that is flat and lifeless when clean, Quicksand will give you the malleable control and volume you didn’t think was possible without a ton of work. It’s labeled as a wax but it’s more…

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The Roast Chicken Conspiracy

When I was first teaching myself how to cook, devouring as many food magazines and newspaper dining sections as I could, I remember coming across a quote from a chef that went something like this: “Anyone who thinks it’s easier to cook frozen food than a meal from scratch has never roasted a whole chicken.”…

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March 2022 Horoscopes: Channel Your Creativity

We have arrived at one of the most positive months of 2022. In February, we got a little taste of the healing and expansive energy that can only emanate from Jupiter, the planet of fortune and expansion. And in March, we get to fully dive into the healing waters of Pisces season as the planets…

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A Love Story

My parents’ first meeting is myth to me. Mom talks about how Dad found his way to her on a college campus in Saigon, light-years away from their hometown on the Mekong Delta, where floating markets bobbed on the water. They had seen each other around, but hadn’t spoken until that day. Mom was studying…

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The Phrase Carrying Me Through Motherhood

It was four months after my daughter was born when… I started to feel like I was losing myself. When I looked in the mirror, I no longer saw a bubbly, chatty woman, who lived to wear cute outfits and had enough energy to bake a new recipe after a full workday and three-hour commute….

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My Mom’s 70th Birthday Party

This weekend, we celebrated my mom’s 70th birthday at my sister’s house, and we had a surprise… My mom had had a very difficult year with some health stuff, so we were thrilled to be able to come together and shower her with love. First, we ate pineapple pizza and then my sister brought out…

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Upgrade Your Bathroom Routine With This One Simple Change

Use code “WITANDDELIGHT_10” to receive 10% off Avocado’s Bath Collection.  Imagine checking into a hotel room and finding your current set of towels in the bathroom. Would you use them? If not, you probably need new towels.  I recently asked myself this very same question when my sister stayed with us over the holidays. I…

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