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Frisky Eats: Get Me Some Grits

By: Sophie Leon / June 6, 2014
I put savory grits right up there with French fries on my list of favorite foods. Garlicky, cheesy, spicy, you name it and the flavor can be captured within a plate of grits. Eat it alone or top it with something hearty and savor the creamy goodness... More »

Leave Tyrion Alone! Plus, 8 TV Character Deaths That Crushed Me

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 6, 2014
Warning: This post contains spoilers about the most recent episodes of "Game of Thrones." Uh oh, y'all. I'm worried. After last week's gruesome conclusion to "Game of Thrones," in which Oberyn was defeated by Gregor Clegan in the battle to the death that determined Tyrion Lannister's eventual fate, I've started to get really, really concerned that the Im… More »

Jot It Down: 10 Statement Journals With A Message

By: Katie Oldenburg / June 5, 2014
You're an adult now. It's time to stop jotting things down on receipts and scraps of paper you found in your junk drawer. Whether you're a writer who always needs a notebook handy, a dreamer who finds inspiration in everyday life or just your average on-the-move guy or gal, your daily musings and messages deserve… More »

5 Genre-Busting Comic Books For People Who Think They Hate Comic Books

By: Kate Conway / June 1, 2014
Until I was in my early twenties, I was never that into comic books. See, I have a lot of trouble being a "dabbler" when it comes to things that captivate me. A coworker of mine recently joked that he'd want me to be president of his hypothetical fan club, because he knew that I'd… More »

Mariah Carey Rides The Subway (Glamorously), Plus 20 Other Celebs Who Aren’t Too Good For Public Transportation

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2014
The elusive chanteuse is elusive no more! Mariah Carey -- whose new album dropped last Tuesday -- decided to forgo her usual private driver in favor of the good ol' NYC subway system, but rode the train the Mimi-way, glittering gown and all. "I figured since I'm underdressed, we might as well take the subway," she… More »

Frisky Eats: 14 Fanciful Crème Brulee Flavors

By: Sophie Leon / May 29, 2014
There is one dessert I will never pass up. It's name is crème brulee. Its glossy sugar casing only hints at the delectable creamy goodness underneath. There were two must haves on my wedding registry: a massage chair and a crème brulee torch. I have yet to break out my torch, but these recipes are… More »

37 Seriously Intense Braided Hairstyles Only Daenerys Targaryen Could Pull Off

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 28, 2014
Spend any time on Pinterest and you'll encounter a lot of braids. Who knew there were so many different kinds? Lace braids and French braids and Dutch braids and feather braids and waterfall braids, OH MY. While many of them are gorgeous and totally accessible for the average chick with two hands and a dream, I'm constantly seeing braid… More »

Hair Dos: 20 Ways To Pull Back Your Hair On Hot Days

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 27, 2014
Hallelujah, beautiful, balmy weather has arrived! Yesterday, the temps in New York City reached optimal levels (in my opinion) and I celebrated by drinking beers on my roof and cultivating a patchy base tan. The only downfall to this arrival of summer weather is how hot I get when my hair is down -- but… More »

Must Haves: 12 High-Waist Bikinis

By: Sophie Leon / May 26, 2014
I don’t know about you, but I love me a high-waist bikini. The perfect way to camouflage annoying love handles while highlighting the waist. This year's offering of high-waist bikinis include styles ranging from vintage to futuristic. Some of my favorites feature the beautiful abstract, geometric, and photorealistic prints I have been lusting… More »

Frisky Eats: Iced Tea Please

By: Sophie Leon / May 26, 2014
Iced tea is my cool-down drink of the summer. While there are many store bought options, I have come to love making my own. Brewing your own iced tea puts you in control of the strength, sweetness, and ingredients, plus it's the perfect opportunity to utilize fruit and fresh herbs to create unique drinks week… More »

These Swimsuits For Breast Cancer Survivors Are Amazing

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 25, 2014
Finnish designer Elina Halttunen is a breast cancer survivor "with one breast and a passion for swimming." She collaborated with Finnish art duo Tärähtäneet ämmät (“Nutty Tarts”) to make these incredible "monokinis," designed especially for women who have lost a breast to the disease. “Having only one breast made finding fitting bikinis difficult. Therefore I fashioned… More »

Frisky Eats: 8 Rice Ball Recipes

By: Sophie Leon / May 25, 2014
Arancini is a popular Italian dish in which balls of rice, often mixed with cheese, are breaded and deep fried. Thus the common nick name, rice balls. My Italian brother-in-law, who prepared them regularly at his deli, introduced me to them and I fell in love with how creamy and cheesy the inside of these… More »

Home Inspiration: 10 Bar Carts For Under $150

By: Katie Oldenburg / May 25, 2014
"I'm outdoorsy in that I like getting drunk on patios," pretty much sums me up to a T. I think we can all agree that one of the best things about the warm weather is the ability to throw back cocktails in the sunshine, am I right? So when the people move from indoors to… More »

Must Haves: 10 Cute Bikinis In Funky New Shapes

By: Sophie Leon / May 23, 2014
Year after year we see the same triangle, bandeau and halter bikinis packing the beach and laying poolside. I appreciate a classic bathing suit, but really? Isn’t it time for a change? Try mixing it up this year with one of these new bikini shapes. Although, don’t say I didn’t warn you about the fa… More »

Must Haves: 7 Spring Scarves To Tie On

By: Sophie Leon / May 21, 2014
A colorful, lightweight scarf is indispensable at this time of year. Every spring, I purchase one cheery scarf as my signature accessory. Instantly, sweaters, T-shirts and dresses have a whole new vibe. Plus, given how much the temps can fluctuate, scarves add a much needed extra layer for chilly mornings and sunsets. Slide one around… More »

Frisky Eats: 11 Ways To Show Some (Potato) Skin

By: Sophie Leon / May 21, 2014
Restaurant owner Daniel McCawley’s clever response to a sexist comment requesting that his waitresses “show more skin” had me cheering in the wings …  and craving potato skins. If I owned a car, I would road trip to West Virginia to dine at Daniel’s Atomic Grill.  Instead, I promise… More »

Our 6 Favorite PornHub Ad Campaign Finalists (Plus, My Own Hastily-Put-Together Submission)

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 21, 2014
Listen, I'm not a graphic designer. But I am a porn enthusiast. So when I heard that PornHub had selected their top 15 finalists for their first ad campaign, I was like, Shit, how did I miss this opportunity to show PornHub how much I understand their brand? … More »

Style Muse: Peonies, Peonies, Peonies!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 21, 2014
Hey guys, I need to work from home today because my peonies are about to blossom and I want to be here to witness it and spend time with them. See ya tomorrow! -- Amelia That is an actual email I recently sent to the staff, explaining why I would be working from home that… More »

Fashion Porn: Get Your Strap On!

By: Sophie Leon / May 20, 2014
Some shoes are made for walking -- these shoes were made for adoring. I don’t know about you, but some of my prettiest pumps never leave my closet. I never want to walk in theme for fear of blisters and scuffs. There is no room… More »

Frisky Eats: 8 Party-Friendly Paellas

By: Sophie Leon / May 20, 2014
I'm allergic to shrimp, so I rarely partake in paella at restaurants; however, a few weeks ago I had a vegetarian paella that was orgasmic. Gato, a restaurant here in NYC, serves a kale, wild mushroom, and crispy artichoke paella topped with a sunny side up egg. The runny yoke was the perfect compliment… More »

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