OUR NEW POTATO DIARIES
Some weeks it’s a real struggle to keep “10 Things” from becoming an entirely food-focused newsletter. And since we’re game to read most anything related to eating, we got pretty psyched when The New Potato landed on the scene. Run by sisters Laura and Danielle Kosann, it’s a food site catered (ha!) to our very interests, featuring tips ‘n tricks from stylish people like Of a Kind designer Kaelen Haworth and our favorite kookie kreator, Karlie Kloss. If you sign up for their newsletter between now and January 31, you, too, will be full of great restaurant recs and dinner-party ideas—and, you’ll be entered for a chance to win $250 worth of goodies (pictured up there!) from ABC Home’s very cool new abcmkt. —claire
- Giving the 7-Minute Workout a shot (with the help of this handy app). All it requires is not pressing the snooze button, right?
- Wishing I could have been besties with Diana Vreeland after watching this documentary about the fashion-mag innovator—girlfriend gives good quote.
- Determining that See’s Vanilla Lollipops are my favorite candy, officially. I hope those suckers feel as honored as they should.
- Applauding Ready for Zero, a site that tracks credit cards, student loans, and mortgages to help you pay off any debt that’s making you chest-clenchy.
- Making the apt. smell like a mountain lodge, thanks to Paine’s balsam fir incense.
- Finding The Hollywood Reporter’s Roundtables to be a surprisingly honest and entertaining peek behind the curtains of the movie industry.
- Keeping an emergency stash of these delicious spiced almonds in my purse at all times—discovered in the airport, of all places.
- Consuming most of my pop culture knowledge via Jon Caramanica, whose sense of humor and insight makes topics like Miley Cyrus and a reality show about really, really rich kids seem totally worth reading about.
- Thinking NYC might finally be coming around to the whole healthy-but-actually-tastes-good trend now that places like Feel Food are popping up.
- Being reminded of what a kook Joaquin Phoenix can be, thanks to this delightfully awkward Terry Gross interview in which he ranges from bizarrely antagonistic to downright charming.