“Should you go into business with your friend?”
That's what I Googled on repeat before jumping into a real estate venture with my best friend, Michael, and deciding to fix up a derelict Victorian. Mixing business (or, let’s be real, mixing money at all) with friendship is scary.
Since I (more or less) gave up processed junk food like Bagel Bites and Pizza Rolls in a celebrity doctor Andrew Weil-sparked cabinet purge some 20 years ago, I've thought back to those treats with longing more than I'd like to admit.
The vaguely pizza-inspired finger foods were the lion's share of my college-budget Major Food Group of cheese on tomato on carb, and they figured prominently in the only attempt at a Super Bowl party I ever made (also a low-rent college endeavor).
Being “handy” can seem like something other people just naturally are. Whether they’re faced with a sticky window, a slamming door, or a million-piece IKEA project, those bestowed with handiness seem to be able to know exactly the right tool to grab and the right steps to take. Ever wish you could join them and see something that needs doing and just seemingly… know how to do it? Same here.
2020 saw massive upheaval in how we live, work, play — and dine. The pandemic and its fallout resulted in changes in every aspect of our lives. Among the biggest shifts? How we eat.
It’s hard to even remember a time when we would just pop into a local restaurant to meet a group of friends for dinner, or throw an impromptu dinner party at home. Instead, this became the year of carryout and curbside, delivery and subscription, and above all, cooking.
Ready for a drink? (Of the alcoholic or non-alcoholic variety?) So are we. But how should we stock our home bars for 2020 and beyond? Welcome to Kitchn Essentials: Bar Edition, a guide (from us and a fabulous panel of experts) to the very best beer, wine, liquor, gear, and more.
If you’ve binged any house flipping shows, maybe it’s crossed your mind to jump into the game. After all, the only thing better than a dramatic before-and-after montage is making money while you’re at it.
I did my first flip last winter and as I got the house ready to go to market, I’d already learned that things don’t always go the way they do on TV.
But one saving grace of video hangout sessions has been the best thing to come out of the pandemic, for me anyway. I’m talking about the Zoom cookalong.
Who doesn’t dream of a Parisian pied-à-terre to call their own? While most of us may not be able to pick up a little place in Paris, here’s one dream of a place we can take inspiration from.
Where people are creating, there is hope. And you don’t have to look far in this city to see the vivid colors of hope
Once while renovating a big, old house in Detroit, I subsisted on pizza, Pringles, peanut butter and jelly, and M&Ms. (And bourbon.) My body did not thank me. Which is why, looking ahead to my next project—a kitchen refresh in my new place in Louisville, Kentucky—I turned to Jess Dang, a professional Bay Area meal planner who recently completed a major kitchen reno herself, for tips on not only surviving, but thriving.
Locals may debate whether this river city is the South or the Midwest, but everyone can agree that Louisville, Kentucky, is an exciting place to be.
Crowds pack the 'Ville for the Kentucky Derby the first weekend in May, but bourbon-fueled delights await year-round.
There's a new spin on the Motor City—and it's on two wheels. Long synonymous with American auto manufacturing (and its demise), Detroit is now home now to a scrappy start-up determined to bring handmade American bikes to the world.
Paris is so unbearably delicious that you want to take everything with you — just stuff all that amazing food in your bag so when you're home longing for the city you can at least console yourself with a taste of it. And you totally should! A plate of oozy, wonderfully stinky French cheeses isn't going to cure the malaise of missing Paris, but it's a start.