Wake Up With the Perfect Cup of Espresso

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Now that it's officially your least-favorite day of the week, we figured there's really no better way to start your Monday than with a much-needed caffeine kick. Since going back to bed isn't an option, we got the lowdown on just how to perfect a cup of espresso from Salvatore  Foto, the training manager at... read more

4 Steps to Weatherstrip a Door the Right Way

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Winter can mean door drafts, which also mean a chilly you and a major impact on your energy bills. This is where weatherstripping comes to the rescue—did you know it can save you up to twenty-percent on heating and cooling costs? You can install it yourself, so we got the tips from Michael Franco...

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Instant Expert: Tea? Totally!

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Proof that sipping tea isn't just for Brits and grandmas anymore: How do you buy quality tea? Newsflash: Not all tea comes in bags. In fact, the best stuff (which costs anywhere from pennies to dollars more for fancier types) is sold in tins or scooped out of clear, glass jars. When you’re buying loose... read more

Homepolish Gives Kelly Oxford's LA Home a Cool Palm Springs Vibe

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Taking inspiration from the beautiful mid-century homes in Palm Springs, Orlando Soria, Creative Director of Homepolish, got to work on Kelly Oxford’s Los Angeles home. Oxford, who loves clean lines and contemporary accents, still retains a certain area for vintage kitsch. After all, a little bit of humor in the...

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Cookbook Crave: Sweet Apple Recipes You Haven’t Tried Yet

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As much as we love a classic apple pie, it's a good idea to have a few backup desserts on hand in case you get, well...bored. From crispy, apple-topped potato pancakes to a flaky almond tart, you'll crave these sweet apple treats: Potato Pancakes with Applesauce Fried to a perfect golden brown, these... read more

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals You Need to Know About

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If there's one thing that gets us out of our Thanksgiving stuffed-to-the-gills turkey tryptophan food coma, it's a Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale. Here are a few deals from our favorite shops that will help you cross off a few names from your list.

AERIN Thursday, Nov. 27th - Monday,...

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Kate Hudson, Matthew Bellamy and More Celebrity Couples Who Have Their Own Wine Labels

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It's one thing to mix business with your partner, but what about business and pleasure in the form of wine? It's a more common trend than you think for celebrity couples to own their own wine labels -- I mean, what's the point of owning gigantic estates with vineyards (or at least access to vineyards) if... read more

Instant Expert: The Chopsticks Code

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Ditch the fork in favor of this classic Asian utensil: A little history: Unsurprisingly, these tiny sticks have a whole lot of history. It's estimated that they originated in China nearly 5,000 years ago and were made from small pieces of bamboo. Today, chopsticks are made from a variety of materials -- including plastic, wood,... read more

The Best Big-Batch Thanksgiving Cocktail

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If you can't be trusted around an oven but still feel obligated to bring something -- anything -- to the Thanksgiving table, then this big-batch cocktail is the way to go. Made with fresh fruit, white wine, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla vodka, it's a sweet Thanksgiving cocktail that everyone at... read more

Create a Thanksgiving-Worthy Golden Mid-Century Modern Dining Room

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Gold is the trending metal of the moment but it'll never go out of style -- history proves this! With the anticipation for our Thanksgiving table setting growing, we're looking to this streamlined yet totally organic-feeling dining room, designed by Katherine Kwong, for major inspiration. Sticking to neutrals and gold tones, the affect is warm, inviting and ideal for... read more