Date Night In? Michelle Obama Curated The Perfect Playlist
If you’re staying in with your sweetheart tonight, there’s one less thing you’ll have to think about. Because thankfully, Michelle Obama already curated the perfect romantic playlist for you. Well, it’s for Barack, but it’s on Spotify for all to enjoy. Happy #ValentinesDay to my one and only, @BarackObama. To celebrate the occasion, I’m dedicating a little Valentine’s Day playlist to you! Click the link in my bio to hear the playlist.
Feb 14, 2018
If You’re Having a Tough Valentine’s Day, Elizabeth Gilbert Has Some Inspiring Words For You
While it might seem like everyone is happy and in love on Valentine’s Day, many are sad or lonely or grieving. If pink hearts and red roses aren’t in the cards for you today and that’s got you down, writer Elizabeth Gilbert has some words of encouragement. The Big Magic and Eat Pray Love author took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the love, despite having lost her partner, Rayya Elias, to cancer in January.
Feb 14, 2018
Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent Are Expecting A Boy
Congratulations are in order to one of our favorite design couples. Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent announced today that their family of three will soon be four. The pair, who posted a video to Instagram that looked like it was footage for a promo for their TLC design show, Nate & Jeremiah By Design, turned out to be a baby announcement.
Feb 14, 2018
This Michigan Home For Sale Is a Pure Late ’70s Time Capsule
Every once in a while you stumble across a real estate listing so unique, so exquisite that it must be shared. This beaut is located in Sturgis, Michigan and it is a sprawling gem of late ’70s opulence, perfectly crystallized in amber. What makes this property feel like such a find is that so many of its vintage elements are making a comeback. Crystals! Velvet! Animal patterns!
Feb 14, 2018
Is This The Thing That (Finally) Gets You To Change Your Air Filter?
Some things are just plain old hard to remember, especially when it comes to ongoing home maintenance. I’m not talking about doing the dishes or laundry regularly, but the stuff that only needs doing every once in awhile, like cleaning your ceiling fan blades or washing windows. Which is why I love the idea of an air filter that tells you exactly when it’s time to swap it out. My air filter gets a workout.
Feb 14, 2018
The “Thrift Store” Tip That Forever Changed the Way I Declutter
The pleasure of a perpetually less-cluttered house is worth the possibility that I might need to buy something again, someday.
Feb 14, 2018
A Genius Hack To Double the Light in Your Dark Room
Because not all rooms are blessed with good light.
Feb 14, 2018
Why Going to IKEA Is Actually a Great Date Option (Really!)
I asked a woman out to dinner, to a place I’d been wanting to try. As is often the case with New York dates, we began talking logistics. The IKEA closest to me is a trek from my apartment. Hopping in a cab feels unadventurous when the Brooklyn behemoth painstakingly made sure it’s accessible by ferry. Without knowing this woman long enough to tempt a Gilligan’s Island-level fate, we chose the next best option: riding our bikes.
Feb 14, 2018
Before and After: An Unbelievable $5K Kitchen Renovation
This kitchen has an enviable amount of storage, but that same storage — the hanging cabinets — make the room feel a bit claustrophobic and dark, and make the counters less accessible than would be ideal.
Feb 14, 2018
We’re in Bog Love With These AI-Created Candy Heart Messages
In her latest project to train a neural network, Janelle Shane challenged the AI to generate new messages for candy hearts — just in time for Valentine’s Day. And while she left off the steamier, NSFW versions (though you can request them through this form), the AI-created candy hearts are deliciously dorky. In a long-term relationship, Dad-joke, pet-name kind of way.
Feb 14, 2018
This Question May Be the Key to Harmony & Love at Home
Whether you make reservations for romantic candlelit dinners, have plans to use your hoarded bath bomb for a luxurious bath for one, or you turn your nose up at the insufferable commercial appropriation of a holiday you loathe, Valentine’s Day might cause you to consider how you express your affection to those you love. Asking your partner, your child, your friends, and other loved ones one simple question can give you insight about how to make them feel loved and special all year long.
Feb 14, 2018
A Retro Catskills Cabin Becomes Home Away from Home
Name: Lauren Zaser and Ryan Oskin Location: Big Indian, New York Size: 2,300 square feet Years lived in: 5 months, owned Originally built in the 1950s, my boyfriend, Ryan, and I put our ’70s modern twist on the house. Filled with big windows, wide plank oak floors and bluestone fireplaces, we instantly knew we had to make this house our own. Surrounded by about five acres of woods with a small creek running on the side you can really feel peaceful seclusion away from busy city life.
Feb 14, 2018
My Best Valentine’s Day Ever Should Have Been the Worst
“There’s a pot pie in the oven made by a guy named Cookie Puss, who works at the hardware store. It’s 7 degrees outside. We have plastic hanging over the kitchen doorway to block the dust from the sander. There’s beer, and Kid Rock on the radio. We make Pigpen look clean. It’s our Detroit Valentine’s day.
Feb 14, 2018