Life and Style

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  • Prone Song Workout – Gooey by Glass Animals
    by Nicole on October 19, 2020 at 9:00 am

    This prone song workout will move to the beat of the music, using easy-to-follow choreography. The song we’ll be moving to today is Gooey by Glass Animals. Maybe not your typical “workout song” but one of my favorites. I’ve done videos like this using light hand weights for arms in the past: Shoulders focus arm The post Prone Song Workout – Gooey by Glass Animals appeared first on Pumps & Iron.

  • 30 On / 30 Off Kettlebell HIIT Workout (37 Min Class)
    by Nicole on October 12, 2020 at 9:00 am

    On Patreon this month, I released a bunch of HIIT workout classes that use the 30 seconds on – 30 seconds off structure. One is bodyweight only, and two others incorporate dumbbells. Up for all on YouTube is this version, a kettlebell hiit class that will take you 37 minutes, including warm up and cool The post 30 On / 30 Off Kettlebell HIIT Workout (37 Min Class) appeared first on Pumps & Iron.

  • Glutes + Outer Hips Resistance Band Mini Flows Class
    by Nicole on October 5, 2020 at 9:00 am

    I’m so excited about the workout videos I released on Patreon this month! Heavily influenced by my Pilates training, I created a series of resistance band workouts that focus in on various joints and muscle groups. In addition to this glutes + outer hips resistance band class, I have another one on Patreon focusing in The post Glutes + Outer Hips Resistance Band Mini Flows Class appeared first on Pumps & Iron.

  • Mobility + Core (26 Min Class)
    by Nicole on September 28, 2020 at 9:00 am

    I have a 26-minute mobility flow for you today that feels oh-so-good. Featuring lots of spinal rotation (selfishly, that’s what my body was asking for when I filmed this 😉), we’ll mobilize the joints and weave in some core work throughout the class. If you enjoy this video, I have another Mobility + Core flow The post Mobility + Core (26 Min Class) appeared first on Pumps & Iron.

  • Build a Combo Class (32 Mins) – Core Focus Workout
    by Nicole on September 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

    I’ve shared lots of Build-a-Combo classes, mostly focused on upper body. Today, I have a bodyweight-only version that’s a core focus workout. You’ll have a crunch combo, plank-based combo, and finally a prone combo. Warm up and quick cool down included. If you enjoy class, I have another using weights that’s focused on core and The post Build a Combo Class (32 Mins) – Core Focus Workout appeared first on Pumps & Iron.

  • Silky Pants, Secret Slippers, and More Ways to Win WFH
    by Sarah Carr on October 20, 2020 at 11:59 am

    With the summer of tie-dye fading, we’re ready for a WFH refresh that makes sense now and translates to a future when we’re safely back to business outside the home. It’s a tall order, but it seems our favorite brands have anticipated our needs. Here, five ways we’re styling this season’s neutral knits, muted tones, and billowy silhouettes.

  • Top Colorist Marie Robinson Keeps It Simple: Glowy Skin, Bleached-Blonde Hair, and a Contented Spirit
    by briannap on October 20, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Her trademark obviously bleached personal style notwithstanding, the look colorist Marie Robinson gave our beauty director once prompted this comment from a date the following day: “Do you know how much people pay to have the kind of hair color that yours just is, naturally?” But for Robinson, it’s never about real versus fake or youth versus age—it’s about being comfortable and happy in your own skin.

  • Gucci Westman’s Easy Eye-Lift Trick Is the Chicest Fall Look
    by Simone Kitchens on October 20, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Is there such a thing as a no-makeup eye-shadow look? “Go up, not down” is the simple advice that now has us regularly sweeping on a touch of eye shadow—yes, eye shadow—to wake up and subtly lift our whole look instantly. Makeup artist and founder Gucci Westman is the woman behind this easy trick that manages to make us look natural and sophisticated at once. She showed us how to do it—and gave us tips for looking glowy, healthy, and fresh all through fall.

  • How Two Sisters (and Cofounders, and Supermoms) Get It All Done in a Day
    by Alyssa Nelsen on October 20, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Getting to start a company with your closest confidantes is a dream scenario. Getting to do so while creating versatile, sustainably made, fleecy-soft clothing you also want to wear? That is the ne plus ultra. It’s also what Lauren Stephens had in mind when she walked away from the high-pressure world of fashion PR to start a family and do her own thing. And her sister, Katherine “Kaki” McGrath, and mom, Bonnie Dudley, could not have been more on board. We caught up with the two sisters at their respective homes in Connecticut to see how they get it all done in a day—and we took (very) detailed notes.

  • The Three-Year Engagement: A Love Story
    by Sarah Carr on October 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    First comes love, then comes engagement…and, in most cases, marriage. For this woman, her partner may have put a ring on it, but their path hasn’t led directly down the aisle.

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  • The Easiest Relationship Tip
    by Joanna Goddard on October 20, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    My grandfather always did the sweetest thing for my grandmother… Whenever he ran errands or popped to the grocery store, he’d bring home a chocolate chip cookie for her.… Read more The post The Easiest Relationship Tip appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

  • My Pick-Me-Up Beauty Routine
    by Kim Rhodes on October 20, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    In the past few months, my lifestyle has slowed down, but my beauty routine has actually picked up. It’s something fun I can do for myself — and it reminds me that I’m still a person, and not just walking around in circles in my apartment!… Read more The post My Pick-Me-Up Beauty Routine appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

  • Five Fun Things
    by Joanna Goddard on October 19, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    My friend Abby Sharp has a trick for taking family photos: “My dad is into taking ‘album cover’ shots,” she says. “No art direction besides, ‘Don’t stand together!'”… Read more The post Five Fun Things appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

  • Best of: Parenting Around the World
    by A Cup of Jo on October 19, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Cup of Jo has been running for 13 years (!) so we’ve decided that every week, we’ll be highlighting one of the most popular posts from the past.… Read more The post Best of: Parenting Around the World appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

  • Have a Sweet Weekend.
    by Joanna Goddard on October 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    What are you up to this weekend? I’ve been blazing through Schitt’s Creek, and I’m in love with the Alexis character. (The way she says ‘David‘ makes me laugh every time.… Read more The post Have a Sweet Weekend. appeared first on A Cup of Jo.

  • Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating
    by Stacey Bewkes on October 11, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    As designer Markham Roberts explains in his inspiring new book, Notes on Decorating, “There are thousands of moving parts that need to come together cohesively for a successful outcome.” In his first book he addressed the basics of design (although I would hardly classify anything in his interiors as basic) and now he features all those aspects that help to make his work so memorable – from sussing out the client’s deepest desires to the practicality of challenges and solutions, the crucial addition of layers and the final touch of something unexpected.… The post Markham Roberts Notes on Decorating appeared first on Quintessence.

  • Thank You to The Local Vault
    by Stacey Bewkes on October 4, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Based in Greenwich, CT, The Local Vault is a valuable new design resource for those living in the Tri-State area. With an inventory of both high-end consignment furniture as well as pieces from local retailers, designers, artists and artisans, they personally vet each private client  and take care of all details from listing to arranging for pick up and/or delivery.… The post Thank You to The Local Vault appeared first on Quintessence.

  • At Home in the Office with Michael Aiduss and Houlès
    by Stacey Bewkes on September 27, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    It all started at Villa Kerylos. From the moment designer Michael Aiduss serendipitously discovered the celebrated house in Beaulieu-sur-Mer on the French Riviera, he was enthralled. With a passion for history, architecture and fine craftsmanship, Michael found Kerylos a source of enduring inspiration.… The post At Home in the Office with Michael Aiduss and Houlès appeared first on Quintessence.

  • At Home in Tangier with Jamie Creel and Marco Scarani
    by Stacey Bewkes on September 6, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    World travelers, collectors and sophisticated shopkeepers, Jamie Creel and Marco Scarani, the duo behind the chic NYC design destination Creel and Gow, were instantly smitten by Tangier, the magical North African port city that has seduced generations of writers, artists and designers.… The post At Home in Tangier with Jamie Creel and Marco Scarani appeared first on Quintessence.

  • At Home in Brooklyn with Fawn Galli
    by Stacey Bewkes on July 25, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Take a deep love of nature, mix in a healthy dose of disco and fashion and add a passionate dollop of luxury and you have the Fawn Galli design cocktail. Unpredictable, witty and whimsical is how she likes it and so do her clients who appreciate her ability to perceive their deepest design desires even if they don’t know what they are.… The post At Home in Brooklyn with Fawn Galli appeared first on Quintessence.

  • How to make the perfect apple charlotte –...
    by Felicity Cloake on October 21, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Autumn’s answer to summer pudding, made with sweet spiced apple puree and butter-soaked breadOften described by those who don’t know any better as a “classical French dessert”, apple charlotte is actually more likely to be one of our own – the similarities to summer pudding are unmistakable. Stewed fruit and stale bread is just a very British vibe somehow, especially when it’s served up smothered in custard.The ever diligent Regula Ysewijn explains in her […]

  • Top 10 books about the Himalayas | Ed Douglas
    by Ed Douglas on October 21, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Along with spectacular adventures, these books record a richly diverse culture that has often been missed in accounts of derring-doThe Himalayas are the highest mountains on Earth, the stupendously wild boundary between India and Tibet and a magnet for countless adventurers, missionaries and spiritual seekers. Yet the region is no empty wilderness – it is the home of a richly diverse human population with a longstanding literary tradition. Writing my history of the Himalayas required an […]

  • Yes we can! 17 delicious ways with tinned tuna,...
    by Tim Dowling on October 21, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Most of us have a tin of the remarkably long-life fish in the cupboard – and you can do a lot more with it than mix it with mayo When you think about it, tinned tuna is a miracle. The spoilage window for fresh oily fish is measured in days or even hours, but I bought a tin of tuna last week with a best before date of Christmas 2027. I wish I could guarantee I will still be good to go in seven years.The original selling point of tinned tuna was its blandness – a less fishy […]

  • He bangs: why men are getting fringes again
    by Priya Elan on October 21, 2020 at 10:11 am

    From Justin Bieber to BTS, the ‘cherubim’ haircut has been gaining popularity and signals a new era of haircare for menFringes are back. And this time they’re just for men, who’ve been growing their hair out since getting a buzzcut at the beginning of lockdown.The male “bangs” – wavy on the top and feathered at the ends – has been brought back by Justin Bieber who appeared sporting the cut on Saturday Night Live last weekend. Continue reading...

  • 'This would have changed my career': music...
    by Kate Solomon on October 21, 2020 at 9:33 am

    New initiatives such as Girl & Repertoire and Swim are helping young people – particularly women – overturn the myth of the tortured artistIn 2016, Lauren Aquilina released her first album. The same day, she left the music industry, vowing never to return.The pressures of burgeoning fame, the loneliness of the industry for the young pop singer and endless meetings full of people (mostly men) twice her age talking over her had taken a toll on her mental health and the only way […]

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  • A Complete Overview of My Laundry Stain-Fighting Essentials
    by Kate Arends on October 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    This post is brought to you by OXOPhotos by Chelsey Werth Here’s a fun fact: I will spill on myself at least once a day. Be it coffee, toothpaste, hot sauce, you name it; I’ve become a bit of an expert on various stain removal methods because of this. With all this knowledge, one would think I’d look at a pile of laundry and laugh. Alas, no. The years of removing coffee from silk scarves or blood from cashmere have given me severe laundry fatigue. Continue reading A Complete Overview of My Laundry Stain-Fighting Essentials at Wit & Delight | Designing a Life Well-Lived.

  • 11 Reminders From Your Mom if You’re Having a Bad Day
    by Kate Arends on October 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    I put together 11 simple yet incredibly important reminders we tend to overlook or forget about when we’re running on empty. We're never going to eliminate bad days, but we can find ways to improve them when they happen. Continue reading 11 Reminders From Your Mom if You’re Having a Bad Day at Wit & Delight | Designing a Life Well-Lived.

  • How to Navigate the Postpartum Period with Flair
    by Meggie Maas on October 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Today contributor Meggie Maas is sharing her tips for transforming the postpartum period into a time that's a bit more approachable (and maybe even more enjoyable too). Continue reading How to Navigate the Postpartum Period with Flair at Wit & Delight | Designing a Life Well-Lived.

  • 7 Things You Need to Do to Feel Settled in a New Home
    by Kara Nesvig on October 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Moving into a new place, whether it’s a recently purchased house, a change of apartments, or cohabitation with a significant other, is a lot of work—both physically and emotionally. While getting settled in your new digs isn't instantaneous, these seven methods will help you feel more established faster. Continue reading 7 Things You Need to Do to Feel Settled in a New Home at Wit & Delight | Designing a Life Well-Lived.

  • Sorry I’m Not Sorry: Why We Need to Stop Apologizing for Everything
    by Brittany Chaffee on October 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    In today's post, contributor Brittany Chaffee is making a case for apologizing less in our daily lives. (And it's a good one, if we do so say ourselves.) Continue reading Sorry I’m Not Sorry: Why We Need to Stop Apologizing for Everything at Wit & Delight | Designing a Life Well-Lived.

  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs
    by Julie Blanner on October 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    If you've never had a hot chocolate bomb, now is the time! These cute spheres of chocolate are filled with hot cocoa mix and marshmallows, and in this case they are enhanced with crushed peppermint for an extra dose of wintry joy!

  • Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars
    by Julie Blanner on October 19, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars, also known as Mountain Bars are thick, chewy bars filled with chocolate chips, oatmeal and caramel with an irresistible crunchy topping. We were first introduced to these bars when we dined at local favorite, Ingredient in Kansas City. Chris couldn’t resist their Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars.   I recreated this magical ...

  • One Hour Orange Rolls
    by Julie Blanner on October 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    A recipe for incredibly delicious, thick, light and fluffy Orange Rolls! These easy sweet orange rolls covered in cream (to make them extra moist) are topped with an orange glaze for a truly memorable treat!

  • Halloween Porch Decorations
    by Julie Blanner on October 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    How to integrate Halloween porch decorations without effort, to create a spooktacular Halloween porch!

  • Hot Chocolate Bombs
    by Julie Blanner on October 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Learn how the make hot chocolate bombs for gifting this holiday season! This hot chocolate bomb recipe is created with spheres of chocolate filled with hot cocoa powder and mini marshmallows. They melt into an incredibly decadent mug of hot cocoa with a pour of warm milk.