Have a Lovely Weekend.

Fall apples by Christine Han

What are you up to this weekend? My mom is coming to visit, and I can’t wait to squeeeeze her! The boys are making welcome signs for her as we speak.… Read more

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Ghosts That Haunt Me

Ghosts That Haunt Me

Forever regretting my restaurant order. By the wonderful Jessica Olien.

P.S. Becoming an adult, and is this your bedtime routine?… Read more

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A Week of Outfits: Beatriz Carrero

A Week of Outfits: Beatriz Carrero

English teacher Beatriz Carrero lives in Zaragoza, Spain, with her husband and their four kids: Javier, Sergio, Vera and Raúl. As a teenager, Beatriz lost her right arm in an accident, and she was initially scared about what motherhood would be like with a disability.… Read more

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11 Reader Comments on Kindness

Lately we’ve been blown away by all the kindness we’ve seen in the reader comments section. In fact, we’ve been smiling and tearing up all week.… Read more

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Four Fun Things

funny doormat

This doormat made me laugh. Managing expectations! — Joanna

cinnamon projects incense

This weekend, we went to my friend’s apartment in Connecticut, and when we walked in, I couldn’t believe the amazing scent.… Read more

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Old-School Chocolate Mousse

Old-School Chocolate Mousse recipe

Anyone who has ever come to my house for dinner knows that I try to be as unfussy an entertainer as possible. But last weekend I went off-roading a bit…

My friends were stopping by on Sunday night with their two young kids.… Read more

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Four Fun Things

andrew scott in talented mr ripley

BREAKING NEWS from the Hollywood Reporter: Andrew Scott — our dearly beloved “hot priest” — will be starring in a Talented Mr. Ripley series on Showtime.… Read more

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A Crisp For All Seasons

A Crisp For All Seasons

I know what you’re thinking: Does the world need another apple crisp recipe? I am here to tell you yes, yes it does, and so do you…

This recipe is special for many reasons, but let’s just begin with the fact that it’s one for all seasons, which means it is endlessly riffable.… Read more

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Which Fall Look Would You Choose?

Three Fall Looks

Happy first week of fall! Whether you’re mourning the end of barbecues or embracing the resurgence of pumpkins (or a little bit of both), cozy fall clothes are always welcome, right?… Read more

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12 Questions To Ask Your Significant Other at Dinner

12 Questions To Ask Your Significant Other at Dinner

Alex and I have been married for ten years, but there are still things that surprise me…

…like how he can do coin tricks or how he knows all the state capitals (even the hard ones!).… Read more

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5 Tips for Hiking With Kids

5 Tips for Hiking With Kids

Whenever we go on a long walk, my city kids start hanging off my arms and begging for snacks. So, I was entranced by my friend Erin Jang (of Trader Joe’s and movie night fame) taking a family hiking trip to Switzerland, where they clocked six to eight miles every day.… Read more

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What’s Your “Wagon Wheel Coffee Table”?

Wagon Wheel Coffee Table

So, my boyfriend is moving in…

This marks the end of schlepping back and forth to one another’s places. It means there will be someone else around to help with high shelves and scary bugs.… Read more

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A Restaurant Surprise I’m Still Thinking of Two Decades Later

Le Coucou NYC bar

Almost two decades ago, someone did the nicest thing for me…

It was our second wedding anniversary, and my husband Andy and I decided we wanted to celebrate at a trendy Italian restaurant in New York’s West Village.… Read more

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A Grilled Cheese With Super Powers

A Grown-Up Grilled Cheese

Like lots of people these days, I’ve made a real effort to cook with less meat. For the most part, it’s been great, but…

…sometimes I really miss the flavor that comes from animal fat.… Read more

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A Week of Outfits: Katie Licata

A Week of Outfits: Katie Licata

Katie Licata is a preschool teacher and a die-hard vintage fan — and of course, a dead ringer for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. “I’ve had people ask me if I’m dressing up, but I’m like, ‘No, this is just what I look like!’” Based in Suwanee, Georgia, her wardrobe is a collection of reproduction pieces, vintage eBay finds, and homemade replicas sewed by Katie herself.… Read more

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‘This Way Up’ Might Be Your New Favorite Show

Your New Favorite Show Is This Way Up

One of the best feelings is when I have a recommendation so good that I cannot WAIT to share it with the group…

Have you seen the British dark comedy TV series This Way Up?… Read more

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10 Great School Lunchboxes

Let’s talk about lunchboxes. Officially, their job is to keep food hot or cold, separate soggy things from dry things, sandwiches from snacks. But in the best case, they also add a dose of personality to the middle of the day.… Read more

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Have a Wonderful Weekend.

Flowers

What are you up to this weekend? We’re doing the link list on Thursday this week because we’re in California visiting my twin sister and eating burritos the size of our heads.… Read more

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Packing Styles

By the wonderful Grace Farris.

P.S. Summer pleasures and NYC things I still haven’t seen.… Read more

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Our Tenth Wedding Anniversary (!)

Our Tenth Wedding Anniversary

Ten years ago, Alex and I got married. It feels simultaneously like yesterday and a million years ago. Here’s a little walk down memory lane…

Our Tenth Wedding Anniversary

Tenth Anniversary

Alex proposed on a sailboat on the Hudson River on October 31st.… Read more

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The 10 Best Things to Do With Summer Tomatoes

The 10 Best Things to Do with Summer Tomatoes

As much as it breaks our hearts to write this, here is the final post of Tomato Month. (Wow, that went almost as quickly as tomato season itself.… Read more

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The Best Travel Shoes

The Best Travel Shoes

What are your go-to travel shoes? Since they can be bulky and heavy to pack, and you want them to be as comfortable as possible for days of adventures, it always feels essential to bring the right pair.… Read more

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City Guide: Philadelphia

Philadelphia City Guide

Philadelphia native and Yowie store owner Shannon Maldonado can sell you on visiting her city in a matter of moments. “Philly is a hidden gem,” she says.… Read more

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Have a Sweet Weekend.

Anton

What are you up to this weekend? My friend Gemma and I are going to eat pizza and people watch in Washington Square Park tonight. Nothing like watching the world go by.… Read more

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All of My Mom Voices

Getting ready for the weekend. By the wonderful Grace Farris.

P.S. How long it takes to do something and the best gifts.… Read more

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In Which I Ran Into My Ex-Boyfriend

In Which I Ran Into My Ex-Boyfriend

Soooooo, last week, I was walking out of a restaurant, minding my own business…

In Which I Ran Into My Ex-Boyfriend

It was a beautiful Brooklyn evening, with birds chirping and cars rumbling down the street.… Read more

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Three Friends Share Their Favorite Natural Hairstyles

Three Natural Hair Styles for Summer

Every summer, an exhilaration comes over me at the thought of changing my hair — the options are vast and beautiful! This year, I decided on a short, angled cut (I’m in the red dress), and it has been one of my favorite styles.… Read more

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The Clothing Trend We’re Seeing Everywhere

Doen Floral Shirt

This summer, I keep spotting women around town wearing clothes with something in common…

…a square neckline. It feels straight out of the movie Emma, in which Gwyneth Paltrow wore square-necked dresses.… Read more

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I Thought I’d Accepted My Body. Then I Got Pregnant.

I Thought I'd Accepted My Body. Then I Got Pregnant.

When you’re a chubby kid who grows into a fat woman, you get one message early and often…

Your body doesn’t work right. I learned that from playground jerks, dismayed Weight Watchers coaches, the entire clothing retail industry.… Read more

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