As a single gal, cooking for one is fun, but there’s a problem: many ingredients aren’t sold that way. Herbs, for example. So many great recipes call for fresh herbs, but in small doses — unfortunately, they’re rarely sold in small amounts at the grocery store. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had to toss excess herbs that have dried out or gone rancid after only a few days of sitting in the fridge. Such a waste. If only there was an easy way to keep herbs fresh that didn’t involve rigging a makeshift greenhouse in your refrigerator. Oh wait, there is! This set of three herb pods from the Spoon Sisters stores your herbs and keeps them fresh for up to three weeks. Plus, the windowed design put them on display, which would totally give my fridge — which is mostly stocked with Diet Coke and hot sauce — a dose of pretty.
You know in movies when a character is so deep in thought they wander around the city completely unaware of their surroundings, stepping in front of buses and scattering flocks of pigeons? That was me yesterday, pondering sequined shorts. As a diehard fan of sequins, I love every sparkly trend, but sequined shorts bring up so many questions. Are they a sassy new option to pair with tights for holiday parties? Is it possible to wear them without looking like an escaped castmember of Chicago? If your thighs rubbed together would it produce a metallic grating sound? I might need to meditate for awhile to find some answers.
So what do you think? Do you own a pair of sequin shorts? Any plans to rock them this winter? [Chelsea & Violet Sequin Shorts, $88, Dillard’s]
You know what we could use a little reader feedback on? Poses. I know looking at our outfits every day is terribly interesting on its own, but we’d like to kick it up a notch by making our poses more entertaining. Not all of us are like Ami, for whom posing wacky comes naturally. So, if you could play Tyra for a day and direct our daily outfit photo shoot, how would you like us to pose? (Naked and/or in a gigantic Greek salad are not viable options, FYI.)
Every season, there are a few It Bags that get everyone drooling. Few are actually able to purchase the bag, but most just put it on a mental wish list. But we’ve discovered a way that anyone can have an It Bag without spending a few paychecks. We’ve found seven bags inspired by this season’s It Bags (not knock-offs!), proving that you don’t have to spend a lot to get a chic and on-trend or classic bag.
This past weekend, celebs turned out in droves to honor … a performance artist? Yep, you read that right; instead of the usual self-congratulatory Hollywood crap, stars convened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles to honor Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic. Abramovic, along with Debbie Harry, performed at the event, and there was plenty of good, bad and totally out-there fashions (we’re looking at you, Jeremy Scott). Click through to see what we mean.
Listen, I don’t ask for much. But this outdoor portable grill with deep bucket for optional deep frying? I am asking you, world, for this. The Blacktop 360 grill includes a deep-fryer right in the middle so you can make French fries to go along with your burgers. It also includes a griddle, warming plate and something called an infrared grill, which sounds a bit space age-y. It’s completely portable too, so you can take it to the backyard, to parties, on dates — wherever!