I recently started a new job, so meal planning is weighing especially heavily on my mind this week. How will I keep up with making good, wholesome meals? How long will it take before I slip back into the habit of eating bodega sandwiches and giant burritos for lunch everyday? Well, the folks at The Kitchn have come up with the genius idea of preparing upside-down salads with dressing at the bottom that will stay crisp and can be shaken together instantly for a quick, healthy meal.
Remember how I’m infatuated with International Klein Blue? I do. So I was pretty jazzed to find this super pigmented blue eyeliner at Lush. It’s called Feeling Secure and it’s from their Emotional Brilliance line. They list a variety of eye, lip and face pigments, but they’re all made of the same rose petal and jojoba oil infusion, so I fully intend to wear it as a lipstick as well.
Oh, these new United Nude shoes are a thing of beauty! The Nova shoe is a collaboration between Iraqui-British architect Zaha Hadid and Dutch shoe wizards United Nude.
It reminds me of an engine block, which, I’ve discovered by watching old episodes of How It’s Made, is a difficult shape to mold metal into. As of yet, I don’t see them listed for sale anywhere, but I’d be happy just to stare at a pair in a show room for now.
I figured this trick out last week while making breakfast sandwiches out of leftover pancakes, which is a great breakfast shortcut in and of itself. Place the outer rings of an onion in a pan and fry eggs into the onion cookie-cutters. The finished eggs will be the perfect size for sandwiches!
The Dude put together this media console last weekend from some vintage orange crates we had been using as a placeholder. After struggling to find a media console we liked that fit into the space where our TV is, I picked up some plywood and casters to turn the crates into one.
I get tired of rice and quinoa (which has become so ubiquitous in health food stores), but grains like barley and farro are more available at stores like Trader Joe’s these days. This 10 minute farro recipe includes fresh tomatoes and sweet bell peppers, but you could substitue any seasonal vegetables from the nightshade family.
What you’ll need: 10 oz. Farro 2 tomatoes 1 bell pepper Fresh basil 1 tsp. Siracha 2 tbsp. olive oil
Boil the farro in water for 10 minutes and drain. Stir fry with oil, hot sauce, and veggies for a few minutes. Serve hot or cold!
We made this with baked tilapia for a small family dinner last weekend. My sister and her boyfriend brought their air fryer, which was amazing! I’m looking forward to getting us one of our own.
I love hosting dinners at my house. I’m always so much more motivated to make healthy, whole meals when I’m cooking for friends and loved ones than when I’m alone. That’s why I always make extra sides like grains that I can freeze and keep for quick meals later. Rice, farro, quinoa, and barley can be frozen flat into freezer bags for healthy meals without the effort.
The skirt on the right is by Maison Martin Margeila, and it’s beautiful, but it’s $600. Not to mention, sold out. The skirt on the left took me half an hour and about a yard of fabric that I already had lying around the house! It’s not a structured, high waisted maxi, but a soft jersey version with a panel that hangs angularly across the front. Way cozy.
So go ahead and block out an hour of your weekend, and you’ll have a new skirt to wear out by the time you finish off that first bottle of wine! Or, uh, kombucha and trail mix if you roll like that.
Done cakes! If you’re on the shorter side, you may want to adjust the length of the mesh you use (for reference, I’m 5’10″ with a 33″ inseam). Likewise, adjust the width of the pieces to create a skirt in any size.
Now put on some shiny accessories and get your fine ass out for some show off time. If you’re not in the habit of wearing pointe shoes around the house (ie. you are a normal human being), might I suggest some terribly trendy creepers for a minimal androgynous look?