Before your spend the money you worked so hard to save traveling to the same place you-and everyone else-has gone before, consider a trip to one of these under-the-radar destinations. After all, you deserve a truly special getaway. By Rachel Mosely, REDBOOK.
Palm SpringsInstead of Las Vegas, visit Palm Springs, CA
When it comes to a desert oasis heavy on glitz and glamour-with a healthy dose of old-fashioned kitsch thrown in-Sin City has a competitor in Palm Springs, where pools, palm trees, and mid-century mansions converge. The city's cool factor jumps each April as scenesters from around the globe descend on nearby Indio for the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival. And while it's tough to compete with Vegas when it comes to gambling, Palm Springs is no slouch, with six casinos in the relatively small region. Stay at one of the serene monochromatic rooms at Alcazar, a 34-room property that's part of a burgeoning Palm Springs institution run by Tara Lazar, who also owns chic eatery Birba
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- Redbook | Healthy Living – Fri, Jul 12, 2013 10:06 AM EDT
Before your spend the money you worked so hard to save traveling to the same place you-and everyone else-has gone before, consider a trip to one of these under-the-radar destinations. After all, you deserve a truly special getaway. By Rachel Mosely, REDBOOK.Read More »from Need a Vacation? Check Out These 10 Up-and-Coming Spots
- Redbook | Team Mom – Wed, Jul 10, 2013 10:10 AM EDT
By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.Read More »from North West Already Has a Busier Social Schedule Than Most Adults, but Why?
My brother and his wife recently had their first child. Since he emerged into the world (two weeks early), he had a big family party, went to the pediatrician a few times, accompanied his parents to their favorite sushi place, traveled to JFK to pick up his grandfather, attended his first Mandarin class, and on Thursday, he'll sit for his first portrait session. He's an eight-day-old baby with a busier schedule than most adults I know, and it seems like he's not alone in his hustle.
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According to Us Weekly, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West not only took their new daughter, North, to a Fourth of July party, she's also got a packed social agenda. "Kim has taken North on a few playdates, but she can't do it with lots of people since she's still so small," a source told the magazine. Yes, it would be hard to play with blocks if you're sleeping all the time, what with just having been born and all that.
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- Redbook | Love + Sex – Tue, Jul 9, 2013 10:04 AM EDT
The whole point of traveling is to get away from it all, so don't let these little arguments drag you down. Here's how to stop squabbles before they even happen. By Anna Davies, REDBOOK.Read More »from How to Avoid the Vacation Fights You Always Seem to Get In
"Are you seriously on your phone now?"
From Facebook to Twitter to work email that automatically routes to your smartphone, it feels like you and your husband have talked more to your coworkers and followers than you have to each other. Eventually, instead of Instagrammig a cute couple shot, you and he end up angrily snapping at each other. "Before you go, decide how much technology you want to use on the trip," suggests Vinita Mehta, PhD, a clinical psychologist. "It may be unrealistic to have a week that's completely unplugged, but deciding to only deal with work e-mail or social networking before breakfast and after lunch sets expectations." Since you both know you'll have access to the Internet, you're less likely to get antsy or mindlessly check your news feed while lounging by the pool.
Whether you're a historical fiction fanatic or a chick-lit devotee, our list of awesomely addictive new books will keep you turning pages through Labor Day. Kick back and get carried away. By Tiffany Blackstone and Hannah Hickok, REDBOOK.Read More »from The Top 10 Beach Reads of 2013
Blue Plate Special
"Often, when I come up against anything painful or difficult, my mind escapes to food," writes bestselling author Kate Christensen. No wonder for much of her life she has been obsessed with two things: Finding the happiness that was missing from her childhood, and what she was going to eat/cook/serve next. Recipes of dishes that have nurtured her soul as much as her body dot this memoir like rich pats of butter. Fans of The Glass Castle will devour the book in one sitting.
The Bone Season
Even if Shannon weren't a mere 22-years-old and this, the first in a seven-part series, weren't snapped up for six figures and the movie rights already bought, you'd be hearing a lot about this magical dystopic tale. It's 2059, ghosts exist, and
- Redbook | At Home – Mon, Jul 8, 2013 9:56 AM EDT
Don't have space for sprawling greenery? Designer Ghada Dergham shares her simple tips for creating one of these compact displays. REBDOOK.Read More »from They're All Over the Home Catalogs…Now Make a Vertical Garden Be Yours, Too
Gather your supplies. You'll need:
• One sheet of pressure-treated (PT) wood, cut to the desired size of your garden
• Two-by-four plywood used to make the frame
• Lattice, cut to the desired size of your garden
• Vapor cloth, at least one-foot larger than size of the box
• Burlap, at least one-foot larger than size of the box
• Fasteners and wood screws (about one screw and fastener for every six inches of garden)
• Staple gun, used to affix the vapor cloth and burlap to the box
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"Vertical gardens are beautiful pieces of living art," Dergham says. To create your own, start by measuring out a space for your garden and gathering your supplies. Build the boxes as shown using the two-by-four pieces of plywood and the PT wood.
Place the vapor cloth inside of the box and
It's the season when we bare the most flesh, but the sun, heat, and other seasonal pitfalls can almost make you want to cover up. That's why we asked top derms how to keep your face and body blemish-free and beautiful. By Cathy Garrard, REDBOOK.Read More »from Avoid These Top Summer Skin Disasters
Bikini line bumps
Whether you shave or wax, this sensitive area-possibly neglected during the cooler months-is easily inflamed when bacteria gets into hair follicles, causing irritation, ingrown hairs, and angry welts. "Plus, whenever you shave, you take off layers of skin, which makes the area more sun sensitive," says New York City dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD, author of Skin Rules. "Don't shave the night before you go out into the sun, do it a day or so before. And while most people shave against the grain of the hair, it's easier on the skin to shave with the grain." Never dry-shave; make sure the area is hydrated with water and a shave gel before you put a razor anywhere near it. And if you do get red bumps, treat them with an
Read More »from 8 Summer Superfoods that Make Skin Look Amazing
Tanning could not be more out of fashion, but summer's still prime time for a healthy glow. These farmer's market staples and in-season noshes will do wonders for your skin-from the inside out. By Kim Tranell, REDBOOK.
They're no substitute for slathering on sunscreen, but research out of the University of Newcastle found that tomatoes are kind of like nature's SPF-their lycopene gives skin extra protection against the damage caused by harmful UV rays. "Your body will best absorb the lycopene if you heat the tomatoes and add some healthy fat," says Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, a Wellness Manager at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. "So chop them up and sauté them with a little bit of olive oil."
If you've been waiting all year for your corn-on-the-cob fix, we have great news. Aside from being an easy summer side, corn is rich in beta-carotene, a plant pigment that, when converted to vitamin A in your body, helps protect skin against sun damage. "Choose the
- Redbook | Parenting – Tue, Jul 2, 2013 6:16 PM EDT
By Sarah Smith, REDBOOK.Read More »from Would You Join Alicia Silverstone's Breast Milk Sharing Program?
Alicia Silverstone is freaking people out again with her parenting ideas, this time by suggesting that moms connect and share breast milk. The news articles about it are neutral, sure, but the comments are filled with the usual disgusted reactions whenever moms try to do anything related to breastfeeding outside of a darkened room.
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Guess what, though? She's not crazy. I'll admit I thought her idea last year to chew her baby's food and then give it to him was gross. Until I was sitting with my baby when he was first starting solids, worrying about whether he was going to choke. I thought of Alicia then. I didn't do it, but I saw her point of view.
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So instead of giving in to a knee-jerk "ew" reaction, let's take a step back here. Breast milk is not gross. It's just not - so that's off the table. There is a more real argument against sharing, though: The FDA doesn't recommend
Pregnancy and its roller coaster ride of hormonal changes can do a number on your hair, skin, and nails. In honor of perfectly-polished new mom Kim Kardashian and mom-to-be Kate Middleton, we asked the experts how to tweak your beauty routine after the baby arrives. By Holly Corbett, REDBOOK.Read More »from The Ultimate Guide to Post-Pregnancy Beauty
Drink your veggies for a brighter complexion
Your baby has sucked many nutrients from you in order to grow, and this can make your skin look dull. One way to revive your glow is to replenish it with antioxidants. "Juicing veggies is a great way to fit in the highest volume of antioxidants," says Cecilia Wong, a New York-based, holistic skincare expert. Wong suggests blending beets with fresh ginger and water for a refreshing drink. "Beets help replace some of the energy-boosting iron you've lost in the birthing process, while also being high in skin-brightening vitamin C," says Wong. "Ginger is an anti-inflammatory which helps reduce swelling and water retention." Wong says that in traditional
Summer sipping doesn't have to mean super-sweet, caloric drinks that leave you feeling like you best hightail it to a spinning class ASAP. Try these tasty concoctions for a drink that will cool you off - in fact, have two.
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