About a year ago, when it first aired, I wrote about how inspired I was style-wise by the early '60s show Mad Men. Then everyone started watching it and talking about it and now it feels a bit cliche to repeat how much I love it, but whatever: Mad Men is the most visually beautiful program on television and last night's episode was so amazing I actually dreamed about it. And, this morning, at around 7 AM, I went fishing on eBay for some of the pieces in the episode, which focused on Don Draper's business trip to Los Angeles. The airline lost his luggage--shown later to be a warm, caramel-ish Samsonite suitcase--and so he was already unmoored when he met a group of rich, hedonistic nomads, including one super-hot socialite wearing a beehive, perfect earrings, and an outstanding floral-print dress. Salacious shenanigans ensued in an interior design miracle of a house in Palm Springs. Back in New York, Peggy got a makeover from a coworker while sitting on her couch filled withRead More »from Ebay shopping inspired by Mad Men, the best show on earth
Blog Posts by Glamour Magazine
- Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Oct 13, 2008 7:55 PM EDT
The last time I tried to make shrimp, I neglected to unshell them--just dumped the suckers in the pan and cooked them up. In the end, I had cooked shrimp that tasted, well, pretty much like cooked shrimp, sitting in a pan of really delicious sauce. It was disappointing. I swore I'd never cook shrimp again. Then I found a recipe that takes twenty minutes, max, and leaves you with a shrimp dish covered in a creamy, garlicky green sauce that sounds good enough to drink out of the pot. Also, it only takes twenty minutes. Did you notice that part? I was hooked and ready to get back on the shrimp wagon (in the shrimp net?) all over again. Add a side salad and some white wine, and you've got a super fast weekday meal. Just remember to take off the shells, okay?Read More »from Delicious: Dinner in twenty--saucy shrimp
More delicious and healthy shrimp recipes from SELF: Grilled shrimp with spicy tamarind dipping sauce. You know, grilling seafood is easier than you think! Check out these quick and easy tips.
photo via The Washington Post
- Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Mon, Oct 13, 2008 7:04 PM EDT
We're already supporting breast cancer research and also squeezing 30 minutes of daily fitness into our uber-hectic lives, but this month's issue of Self packs a bunch of super simple little changes in your cooking and eating habits can reduce your risk of contracting various forms of cancer. For instance, heterocyclic amines (HCAs) have been linked to cancer, but by preventing food from charring and marinating your chicken breasts and tuna steaks before grilling, you can prevent HCAs from forming on your dinner. And we all know that dark chocolate is good for you, but a piece a day can chemically fight the aggressive forms of cancer, like colorectal. So take a walk to your favorite chocolate shop this afternoon, doctor's orders! And by using spices like ginger, cumin and tumeric, you can amp up your defenses naturally while enjoying oh-so-delicious cuisine. Here are some more of Self's foodie tips that are primed to keep you healthy:Read More »from Fight cancer by stuffing your piehole with deliciousness
- Keep the grill temp below 325 degrees,
- Glamour Magazine | Healthy Living – Mon, Oct 13, 2008 4:59 PM EDT
My latest theory is that everything is best when it is hypothetical, and I am currently testing that with my workout routine. If I were to get up early, hop into my gear, and fling myself out the door to run in the darkness of the early morning, it would be wonderful. I would feel awake, alive, and energized as I pounded along the silent, chilly streets. Or I could slip into the front row of a yoga class and feel my entire self waking up as I stretched all the way up from the tips on either end of my body. It would be an actual, full-body kind of zing, and every part of me would be alive. Or I would dive into the pool, and as I immerse myself completely, the buoyancy of the water, the strength of the waves pushing back against me would make me, in turn, feel buoyant and strong. I would lap my way back and forth until I burst from the pool after swimming miles, and the crowds would be cheering. (The next time you're diving in, try out this refreshing water workout!)Read More »from Can the reality of exercise ever live up to the idea of it
No matter what
- Glamour Magazine | Parenting – Mon, Oct 13, 2008 4:53 PM EDT
Crabkid and I are all about acorns. We have our share of oaks here in Crabcity, and we spend lots of time competing with the squirrels for our own stash. My kid loathes carrying anything for longer than four seconds so she offloads her findings on me, stuffing them into my hands and back pockets. So, when I open my purse or try and set my coffee cup in the car cup-holder, a forest of acorn caps greets me amid my usual assortment of vintage Ricola cough drop wrappers and UPS receipts: woodland treasures in a sea of man-made junk.
Acorn caps make excellent fairy plates. Acorns themselves can also be magical, as any kid who has seen My Neighbor Totoro will tell you. And acorns are also just dang cute to look at and be inspired by. Here are some cheapmommy picks for fall acorn-inspired Etsylicious delights. (More cheapmommy favorites here.)
Could anything be cuter than these 3 magnets by joojoo (at left), made of real acorn caps and clay? Too delicious! And at $12, they hit myRead More »from Crabmommy loves...acorns: Crafty, cute finds from Etsy
Read More »from Aim for the pink: Show your support for the cure
We're well into Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I certainly hope that you've been inspired to reacquaint yourself with your boobs, or your favorite pair of someone else's boobs. That pink ribbon is everywhere this month, but it's not just a gimmick and certainly isn't something we should ever allow out of our minds. You have to read Misty's explanation of why she got a seriously kickass tattoo, because it absolutely makes me tear up:
"Here in 2008, we literally stand planted in a place where we can almost see the end of this debilitating disease. A disease which shames some people to think about. A disease which, sadly, some people downplay. They're just boobs... (Yes, someone actually said that.) When I chose to become proactive and passionate about breast cancer awareness, the pink ribbon wasn't even a fashion trend yet. As many people as we see, with pink ribbon water bottles and little rubber bracelets, there are thousands more women who sit in fear, denial, or ignorance
These subtly spooky songs will get everyone in the spirit. We've done the Mash; we've done the Monster Mash. And we'd like to avoid another year of having it stuck in our heads.
By Justine Lorelle Blanchard
- Lil' Red Riding Hood by Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs
- Somebody's Watching Me by Rockwell
- Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon
- Black Magic Woman by Fleetwood Mac
- Thriller by Michael Jackson
- Boris the Spider by The Who
- It's Halloween by The Shaggs
- My Moon My Man by Feist
- Spooky by The Atlanta Rhythm Section
For more Halloween party ideas, check out this hour-by-hour party guide.
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These tasty lunch-box staples are kid-tested and nutritionist-reviewed.
Sex and the American Dad
Raising a family can take the sex right out of a relationship. You might think it's a nagging little worry--but to him, it's a full-blown
So maybe you went and got yourself an awesome bread maker, and now you are making chemical-and-preservative-free tiny loafs of bread which you think of as raw toast, or on which to enjoy very delicious gourmet sandwiches. But maybe there is only so much toast you can eat (blasphemy?). Or instead of a sandwich, you enjoyed some leftover squash pie for your noontime meal. What do you do with the remainder of that tiny loaf, before it goes stale? Slashfood suggests that bread pudding is possibly the greatest answer to that question. The recipe is for leftover nazuki bread pudding, but any leftover bread can be used if you try to scale the wet ingredients to the amount of bread you have on hand. And in the end, you've got one of the nicest lazy-weekend breakfasts in the world, and everyone wins.Read More »from Delicious: A pudding for your bread
More fun things to do with bread: A banana bread recipe just for you.
photo via Slash Food
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I got a terrible pedicure. After three days, the polish was dull and on the verge of chipping, and my feet looked scruffier than before I started. Determined to salvage it without starting over completely, I put on a fresh coat of Sally Hansen clear polish, covered my cuticles in Barielle cuticle cream, and wore Vaseline-and-socks to bed.
It has now been three WEEKS (I only did the maintenance procedure one time), and my toes look better than they did on day one. My nails are shiny and chip-free. I'm thinking quick, cheap pedicures and a little extra work at home may be the way to go.
Related: The manicure that will not die!
--Dawn Spinner, associate beauty editor
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Take a closer look at these 30 ensembles from Lucky's November issue, on newsstands now.
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