A Five-Ingredient Tart Just Right for Summer

Are you intimidated by puff pastry? Because weirdly, until recently, I considered it a page-turner… …i.e., an ingredient that immediately made me turn the page when I saw it in a recipe. But as probably many of you know, baking with puff pastry is as simple as thawing the dough, then unfolding it and laying…

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A Day in the Life—Work, Parenting, Remodel Chaos, and All

Life at home during a remodel is, inevitability, unpredictable. Add two toddlers to the mix and things can get a bit wild at times but also never, EVER boring. Today I’m sharing a detailed peek into a day in my life from summer 2021, one packed with kids, remodel snafus, and plenty of chaos.  If…

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What Do You Wear to Bed?

What do you wear to bed? Pajamas? Oversized tees? Nothing at all? Recently, it seems like every woman I know has been talking about nightgowns… “I’m passionate about this topic,” laughed my friend Lucy P. “Nightgowns have flowy material, so nothing squeezes my skin while I sleep. They’re more romantic than other sleepwear. And if…

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August 2021 Horoscopes: Action Is More Important Than Intention

So often nowadays, people talk about “intention” and “manifestation.” Pop culture magazines, life coaches, and spiritual gurus boast about how the Law of Attraction can solve every problem you may have under the sun. I’m going to set the record straight. In no way do I wish to discredit the power of thought and mastering…

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10 Readers Share Good Habits They’ve Kept

I’m always impressed by people who set weekly goals and stick to them. We asked readers about habits they’ve kept, and the stories were phenomenal! Here are 10 readers inspiring us this week… “A couple years ago, I moved to Denver for my partner’s work. I felt pretty lost making friends, and I also felt…

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Entertaining Idea: Dinner Salads

This past weekend, we went to our friends’ house for dinner. When we host friends, Alex usually makes burgers or pasta bolognese. But our friend Kavi is a vegetarian, so she and her husband David made a spread of the most delicious summer salads. From top: pan con tomate, boiled potatoes, caprese salad, beans, corn…

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August 2021 Theme: Let’s Get Back to Basics

There are seasons where I’ve always felt more productive and on my game. They tend to be right after big transitions. Most notably, for me? The transition from the school year into the summer. When I was younger, right after school ended, I would dive into a fresh routine, moving my body more regularly, eating…

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How to Go Bra Shopping With Your Preteen

PHOTO BY MARCO GOVEL PHOTO BY MARCO GOVEL Of all the cringe-y moments I experienced as a middle schooler, going shopping for my first bra stands apart. I was 12, bumbling around in my body after shooting up six inches that spring and swirling with self doubt. I remember my mom flipping through the department…

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Five Great Brands You May Not Have Heard Of (Yet)

Your next wardrobe game-changer could be one click away. The pandemic was hard on retail and fashion. Many stalwart brands crumbled under the myriad pressures of the uncertain times. But for every brand that left the scene, another emerged or found its footing. Casatlantic Image via Sartoism Casaltantic is only in its third season, but…

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Surround yourself by the luxury of SILK with THX Silk

Silk is known to be only for a select few, the material was so highly prized that the lustrous fabrics were reserved exclusively for the royalty. From the ancient Chinese dynasties, to the Byzantine Emperors and Roman Emperors, silk became the hallmark of well-off. By the 3rd century AD, the Roman Emperor Heliogabalus, who reigned…

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