15 Minutes with Master Sommelier Richard Betts

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He's a New York Times bestselling author, Master Sommelier and co-founder of both Sombra Mezcal and My Essential Wines. Needless to say, 43-year-old Richard Betts is anything but boring. We sat down with the Tucson native to talk grilled cheese, red wine and what you should really tell your waiter: Current city:... read more

11 Simple Ways to Add Instant Curb Appeal for Under $100

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You don’t neglect the way your home looks on the inside, so don’t forget to spruce up the exterior too. Here are eleven simple ways to add instant curb appeal, the inexpensive way.

1. Get New House Numbers House numbers are one of the first things to catch the eye—first-time visitors are looking...

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Instant Expert: The Facts on Fennel

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Trust us, you're not the only one who confuses fennel with practically every other green vegetable at the supermarket... What it is: Think of it this way: Fennel is a vegetable that closely resembles celery with leaves that look a whole lot like dill. The leaves produce fennel seeds (both of which you can eat) and it has... read more

Home Tour: Inside Katherine Vo's O.C. Pad

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When you think of a young Hollywood actress' home, the words "budget-friendly," "DIY," and "750 square feet" don't usually come to mind. But for Katherine Vo, these were words she embraced after five years of living the LA life. With zero furniture between them, Katherine and her husband created their home from scratch. The result?...

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15 Minutes with Jessie Lagasse Swanson

The Lagasse Girls' Big Flavor Bold Taste and No Gluten
With a famous chef for a father, it only makes sense that sisters Jilly and Jessie Lagasse pursued careers in the kitchen. After all, not many people can call world-renowned chef Emeril Lagasse "Dad". (Yeah, that Emeril.) The two New Orleans-based siblings found so much success with their first book, The... read more

6 States of Emotion Every Couple Goes Through When Buying Their First Home

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You’ve been watching House Hunters and House Hunters International (a girl can dream), Property Virgin, Property Brothers … come clean -- you know HGTV shows have been playing non-stop when you’re home. And watching all those real estate programs makes you completely prepared for the reality of buying your own first home, right? Not!... read more

Cookbook Crave: Savory Eats from America Farm to Table

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If there's one thing chef Mario Batali knows, it's food. That's why we couldn't wait to get our hands on his latest (and ninth!) cookbook, America Farm to Table. Not only is it a curation of simple recipes that celebrate local farmers; but the photographs are so good, you might have a hard... read more

8 Creepy-Chic Halloween Decor Accents for Your Home

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Halloween decor doesn’t have to mean horrifying in the style department (um, fake spider webs?). We found eight products that are so graveyard-chic, they won’t even make design legend, Elsie de Wolfe, turn in her grave.

SHOP NOW: 1. Claw napkin rings, $17 for set of 2, ZaraHome.com; 2. Tumbler,...

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You've Got to Read These 15 Pieces of Newlywed Advice from Married Couples

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In Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, Amy Elliott writes, "Everyone told us and told us, marriage is hard work." And after exploring marriage advice for newlyweds from married couples on the Whisper app (the app that lets you post anonymous secrets for all to see), we can see that Amy got a pretty popular opinion. Read... read more

Should You Share a Credit Card with Your Spouse?

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When you're dating someone, those first getting-to-know-you questions don't include asking, "What's your credit score?" That's a mood killer. But once you're married, good credit is very sexy, especially when you need to get loans or get your credit checked for a few essentials (um, like a home and a car). “I think... read more