Wishing You A Very Homespun Holiday

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This year I got really into the DIY holiday spirit and decked my apartment out with all sorts of homespun elements. Thankfully I was able to elicit the help of my favorite elves, Michael and Bento. All of these little projects were super simple to execute, meaning you still have time to add them into… Read more »

My Feminist Icon? Solo Female Travelers.

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  In my mind, feminism’s freshest face isn’t a pop star, but backpacker Cheryl Strayed, who’s portrayed in the awesome new film staring Reese Witherspoon, “Wild.” Watching the movie, which is based on Strayed’ book that recounts her time on the Pacific Crest Trail, reminded me of my experience backpacking around the globe solo. There are… Read more »

My Holiday Gift Guide For Food, Travel, and Design Lovers

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  Still haven’t gotten your holiday shopping done? It’s okay, I haven’t either. But you needn’t fret. There’s plenty of time before Hanukkah and Christmas roll around. From Will’s amazing leather weekenders to Emily McDowell’s quirky lettered creations and super sleekly designed modern water pitchers that use coconut husks to filter your H20, I’ve rounded up my favorite… Read more »

How To Make Bourbon Spiced Persimmon Holiday Bread

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I’m a total nerd when it comes to the holidays. The baking, the decorating, the gift giving, and general merry making are totally my thing. And while I do love the bountiful produce that the local farmers markets offer in the spring and summer months, the winter has some goodies too. Pomegranates and persimmons, I think,… Read more »

Video: How To Make Chinese Dumplings

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  When it comes to cooking, sometimes the simplest things are the easiest to mess up. Dumplings are one example: they can be delicate and delicious perfection or a sticky mess. Several chefs specializing in the craft opened up their kitchens to my brother Danny and I while we were on assignment exploring regional Chinese… Read more »