Tara Bellucci

News and Culture Director

Boston, MA

Tara is Apartment Therapy's News & Culture Director. When not scrolling through Instagram double-tapping pet pics and astrology memes, you'll find her thrift shopping around Boston, kayaking on the Charles, and trying not to buy more plants.
These Are the Best-Smelling (& Coziest!) Winter Candles of 2023
We smelled so many, and these are the best of the best.
Nov 9, 2023
Cool It: Amazon’s Having a Sale on the Nest Thermostat
Just in time for Earth Day (and before another summer of expensive AC bills), Amazon is offering up the Nest programmable thermostat for a (rare!) discount. Nest Thermostat on Amazon, $249 now $219 While there’s quite a few other learning thermostats on the market that are aiming to close the gap, Nest was the first, and is still considered the best amongst its competition (see: Wirecutter and CNET). And now it’s on Amazon for a $30 discount.
Oct 4, 2023
Jet’s Gift Calculator Tells You How Much Your Relationships Are Worth
How do you decide how much to spend on gifts for friends and family during the holidays? Online retailer Jet launched a “careculator” to determine what each relationship is worth. The Careculator suggests how much you should spend on your coworker, your cousin, or your bestie based on how much they interact with your posts on Facebook.
Oct 3, 2023
This Weighted Blanket Could Help Relax You To Sleep
If you’re one of the 40 million people that suffer from prolonged anxiety (or one of the millions more that have trouble getting to sleep), the answer to sweet, sweet slumber might just be hiding right in this blanket. Gravity is a weighted blanket that’s meant to provide soothing deep pressure across your whole body to help relax you to sleep. And good news: It might actually work.
Oct 3, 2023
Trulia’s New Property Listings for Pets: The Top 10 Places for Pets in the US
Why should humans be the only species with control over a dog’s domain? Trulia announced this week that they’ve developed sales and rental “pawperty” listings that divulge the details that pets really care about when finding a furever home.
Oct 3, 2023
Everything You Need to Know about Target’s New Home Brand, Project 62
Back in July, Target announced that they’re introducing a new home line this fall called Project 62. This week, the retailer released the look book for the new brand, and we are seriously swooning over its mid-century vibes. We’re giving you a closer look at your new favorite temptation at the bullseye, below. Project 62 takes its name from the year 1962—when modernist design took over homes across the country (it also happens to be the year Target was born in Minnesota).
Oct 3, 2023
This Gorgeous Greenhouse in Sweden is For Sale
Here’s a (slightly lesser known) phrase about people in glass houses: They get a Mediterranean climate. This unique house within a greenhouse on the west coast of Sweden promises just that. Despite winter temperatures that are regularly below freezing, this home near the city of Gothenberg is quite mild, thanks to the greenhouse surrounding it. The three bedroom home was built in 2015, and, thanks to the greenhouse insulation, solar panels, and technology, is quite energy efficient.
Oct 3, 2023
These Insta-Famous Puppers Got Room Makeovers From HomeGoods
If you’re like me, your Instagram feed is 99% interiors and pets (a couple of my friends managed to make the cut, too). So I was pretty excited when some adorable Insta-puppers popped up in my inbox, each with their own room makeover to celebrate HomeGoods’ expanded selection of pet products. Meet them and take a look at their rooms below: The rooms were designed with each of the pup’s personalities in mind.
Oct 3, 2023
Southwest Has One Way Flights Starting at $42 Right Now
If you’re looking to leave on a jet plane, now might be a good time to book a ticket. Southwest is having a sale and prices for one way trips start at just $42. If you want to get away between October 31 and December 19 (excluding Thanksgiving), and from January 3 to February 14, that’s when most of the sale fares are available. The best prices are for flights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, mostly.
Oct 3, 2023
These Compostable Cleaning Wipes Might Be the Easiest Way to Green Clean
If you love the convenience of a disposable wipe but have a twinge of green guilt every time you toss one in the trash, we’ve got some great news. There’s a new product on the market that will tackle messes without messing up the planet. Ode to Clean is the first product from biotech company Solugen, which figured out a way to make hydrogen peroxide (a safe and effective cleaner) without the dangerous, petroleum-based processes of the past.
Oct 3, 2023
Deal Alert: JetBlue Has One Way Flights for as Low as $20
If you’re looking to skip town in November, JetBlue just made getting away a lot cheaper. The airline has one way flights for as little as $20 during their flash sale today. The flights that’ll set you back just one Jackson are regional trips, like Oakland to Long Beach and Boston to New York. But there are a dozen or so other fares ranging from $30 to $50 that will get you farther afield (New York to Savannah for $30, Boston to Orlando for $50).
Oct 3, 2023
Amazon Is Reportedly Choosing Two Cities for HQ2
After a year-long process of courting cities and states for tax cuts and various other perks, Amazon is choosing two locations for its sought-after second headquarters, “The Wall Street Journal” reported Monday evening. The supposed winning metros would be Long Island City, Queens, and Crystal City, Virginia.
Oct 3, 2023
Amazon Announces 20 Finalists in HQ2 Search
Big news from Amazon today: The online retail giant has announced that it has narrowed its second headquarters search to twenty cities. The company received 238 proposals from cities across the US, Canada and Mexico when it revealed in September that they were looking to open a second campus to equal their Seattle headquarters.
Oct 3, 2023
One Analyst Thinks Amazon’s Next Acquisition Is Target
It’s fair to say that Amazon had a great 2017: Announcing HQ2, winning at Black Friday, and—who could forget?—its nearly $14 billion Whole Foods order. How do you follow up a year like that? Well, one analyst thinks that Bezos could be looking to target the bullseye. Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster thinks that Amazon has the Minneapolis retailer in its sights.
Oct 3, 2023
Amazon Is Already Pushing Black Friday Deals
If you’re just now recovering from your candy hangover, here’s some sobering news: Amazon is already pushing holiday shopping on us. The retail giant launched their Black Friday hub this morning, complete with 50 days of deals (which you can shop right here). From Amazon: Customers can find deals on everything from toys and electronics to holiday entertaining essentials and wardrobe must haves – all in one convenient location.
Oct 3, 2023
JetBlue Loves a Deal: Flash Sale Flights Start at $39, But You’ll Have To Book Quick
We’re deep in the throes of winter, and what better way to get through the colder months than booking a vacation? Luckily, JetBlue is here with another flash sale to make your jetsetting dreams come true. The airline’s sale has one way flights that start at just $39, but you’ll have to book quickly—the discount fares are only good until midnight EST on Wednesday (which sounds like the perfect last minute Valentine’s Day gift to your love or yourself!).
Oct 3, 2023
Flying Around the Holidays? Southwest Is Having a Flash Sale
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that flying during the holidays is expensive. But today, we’re feeling thankful for this Christmas in July gift from Southwest—where November and December flights are on sale. Starting at just $47, the one-way legs are cheapest for shorter, regional flights, (like Long Beach to Las Vegas) but there are some good deals for longer flights, too.
Oct 3, 2023
Southwest Is Having a Spring Sale With Flights Starting at $49 Each Way
Are you in part of the country that’s getting hit with a spring storm? Now might be a good time to book some travel out of town. Luckily, Southwest has a sale going on right now with flights starting at just $49 each way. From now until March 29, the budget airline is giving you a discount on one way fares, with the lowest at under 50 bucks. Those less than a Grant flights are the shorter ones, of course, but even a change of scenery in your region is good for the soul.
Oct 3, 2023
How Many IKEA Sofas Can You Can Buy For the Price of Kendall Jenner’s New Sofa?
Kendall Jenner recently bought a Hollywood Hills home formerly owned by Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, and the famous model has been doing some decorating. Jenner updated her app this week with the details, sharing that almost all of the pieces in her new living room are from Restoration Hardware, with one exception—the $52,000 Boa sofa, designed by the Campana brothers. We are definitely fans of a funky sofa, but wondered: just how many other sofas could $52,000 buy? We did the math.
Oct 3, 2023
I Smelled 24 Bath & Body Works Fall Candles & This Is the Winner
Bath & Body Works recently sent me 24 of their new and returning fall scents, and I made it my job to rank them and share the best of the best of the season.
Sep 22, 2023
Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Waco Hotel Opens This Fall
Reservations are open!
Aug 25, 2023
LEGO’s Popular Botanical Centerpiece Is for Sale at Costco
It’ll look great on a Thanksgiving table.
Aug 23, 2023
Five Below’s Faux Plants in Disco Planters Are Under $6 Each
You’re going to want all three.
Aug 23, 2023
IKEA Just Rereleased Vintage Pieces to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary
Starting at $2.49.
Jul 1, 2023
Trader Joe’s Is Recalling One of Its Candles
Here’s what you need to know.
Jun 7, 2023
Dunn-Edwards’ 2024 Color Trends Are Here to Romanticize Your Life
The future is looking bright (and also neutral).
Jun 6, 2023
IKEA’s Latest Collection Is All About This Wardrobe Staple
You've never seen denim done like this.
May 11, 2023
Peek Inside Artist Angela Blehm’s ‘Pop Art Meets Postmodern’ Home
Artist Angela Blehm has a style that’s uniquely hers—and one that’s garnered her a lot of fans. That pop-art-meets-postmodern vibe isn’t limited to her work, but is apparent in her home as well. Not one to shy away from bold color and patterns, Blehm’s home is a master class in mixing all of the above that results in a fun and creative space that packs in the personality and showcases her art. Some fun takeaways from her space?
May 1, 2023
Anthropologie’s Latest Furniture Collab with Liberty of London Is Bold Floral Perfection
Great news for floral lovers: Anthropologie’s latest collection features the bold and colorful fabrics of Liberty of London for some seriously chic statement furniture pieces that will keep any room in bloom. While florals are most definitely back, Liberty of London lovers will attest that they never truly left. The English company has been around since the 1920s, and has been churning out iconic prints ever since.
May 1, 2023
Here’s What We’re Loving From Target’s Furniture Sale
If you’re in the market for some affordable furnishings, now might be the time to hit add to cart. Target is currently running a deal on furniture where if you spend $150, you get $40 off with code “FURNITURE”—and that’s including pieces that are already on sale. Since shopping the big red bullseye can require a lot of browsing, we rounded up some of our favorite stylish finds below.
Apr 27, 2023
Interior Define’s Latest Product Launch Puts Us to Sleep (In a Good Way)
Here’s some news from the folks at Interior Define: the Chicago based retailer known for their highly customizable sofas are now moving into a new room in the house—the bedroom. The company recently launched their first three styles of customizable beds. The platform (no need for a boxspring!) beds, which debuted in mid May, include the wraparound, shelter style Oliver, the transitional Harper, and the minimal, modern Gray.
Apr 27, 2023
There's More Than One Way To Do a Gallery Wall, and They're All Worthy of Love
What we bring into our homes and have on our walls speaks about what we value, what's important to us, and what we find beautiful, thought provoking, and worth memorializing.
Mar 29, 2023
IKEA’s Newest Collection with Latin American Artists Brings the Party
You better be ready to celebrate.
Mar 22, 2023
Yankee Candle’s 2023 Scent of the Year Embodies Optimism
It brings the wonder.
Mar 15, 2023
IKEA x Marimekko's New Collection Is Finally Live, and the Prints Are Perfection
Including an exclusive new rhubarb design.
Mar 1, 2023