By Leah Bourne, The Vivant
5 Creative Bathroom Storage Ideas We are right there with you-there is never enough space to store everything you need to in the bathroom. Luckily, there are plenty of designers out there who are seriously creative when it comes to bathroom storage ideas. Here, five creative bathroom storage ideas to take notes from.
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1. CREATIVE HOOKS
We love this wall of storage for everything from hand towels to loofahs to jewelry. It also takes into account what you actually end up storing in your bathroom-like when you take off your necklaces to take a shower and need somewhere to put them-and that is why this space really works.
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2. BAG IT
Mimic the look of the storage in this room using hooks to hang cotton bags that you can fill with everything from toiletries to extra toilet paper.
A small ladder can be used in your bathroom to store everything from toilet
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Tricks To Make A Small Bedroom Look Bigger. Just because your bedroom is small, doesn't mean that you can't do a ton with your space. Follow along with these five tips (that work with any decor style and budget) and you'll create the illusion that you have a monster size bedroom. OK, maybe monster size is an overstatement, but your bedroom will definitely start to look a heck of a lot bigger than it really is.
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1. Add Built-In Shelving. So you probably don't have a lot of storage in your small bedroom. Shallow built-in shelving can help you gain storage and maintain floor space. Stick to shelving that's no more than 12 inches deep. If you go with built-ins in your small bedroom, try taking them all the way to the ceiling to make the ceiling look higher. And paint the back wall a contrasting color to create layering and depth.
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Chef Thomas Keller Thomas Keller may be the force behind two of the most famous restaurants in the country-Per Se in New York City and The French Laundry in Yountville, California-but apparently one of his favorite things to eat isn't topped in foie gras or Black Winter Truffles-it is chocolate chip cookies. In his cookbook Ad Hoc At Home he revealed: "There's a comfort in things that are with us all our lives. My favorite? Without hesitation: chocolate chip. Ideally, crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside."
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Given that this is a Keller recipe, we simply can't wait to make these cookies ourselves. Read on for the easy-to-follow recipe.
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Thomas Keller's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Note: From Ad Hoc At Home, by Thomas Keller with Dave Cruz, along with Susie Heller, Michael Ruhlman and Amy Vogler.
2 1/3 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
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By Meghan Blalock, The VivantRead More »from We Tried Burger King’s Low-Cal Low-Fat ‘Satisfries’ and They’re Actually Really Good
Satisfries Burger King just yesterday launched their new low-calorie, low-fat French fry-which they have dubbed the "Satisfry"-and naturally, we needed to taste them to see what all the fuss is about. It's not everyday you get to taste test some fast food fries as part of your job, so when in Rome!
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By Leah Bourne, The VivantRead More »from How Much Do Fashion Shows Cost? You Won't Believe It
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Hundreds of runway shows take place during New York Fashion Week each season. These shows have long been considered crucial marketing devices for designers looking to get the attention of all important press and buyers-which ultimately helps drive sales. In the process, though, many designers are spending a pretty penny, and nothing seems to come cheap.
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Here, Lee shares his expert tips and tricks with us. If you have one takeaway from him it should be: "Believe in yourself once in a while and you've
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By Leah Bourne, The Vivant
With fashion week officially kicking off next week on September 5, we've assembled a list of the hottest parties of the week including Vanity Fair's Best-Dressed List celebration and the Calvin Klein bash celebrating its Creative Director Francisco Costa's ten year anniversary at the label (where a Rooney Mara sighting is all but assured).
Not invited? We've also assessed your odds of sneaking in.
And for those content with watching the action from the sidelines be sure to check in with us for fashion week party coverage throughout the week.
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With New York Fashion Week kicking off imminently, we've assembled a list of the biggest power players that you need to know. From some of the most revered (and let's be honest feared editors), to the fashion bloggers who now dominate the front row, to the designers who make the New York Fashion Week calendar what it is.
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By Spencer Cain, The VivantRead More »from From a Custom $225,000 Bentley to a Beat-Up Honda: ‘The Bachelorette’ Star’s Major Car Downgrade
From a Custom $225,000 Bentley To a Beat-Up Honda: 'The Bachelorette' Star's Major Car Downgrade Being on a reality show certainly has its perks. While the public and media tend to scrutinize your every move, you get invited to fabulous parties, get to hobnob with the rich and famous, and sometimes you get a serious upgrade in the wheels department. Case in point: Desiree Hartsock.
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By Spencer Cain, The VivantRead More »from Should Justin Bieber Be Allowed Behind the Wheel of $230,000 Ferrari After Latest Hit and Run?
Justin Beiber Another day, another ridiculously pricey drama for Justin Bieber. The 19-year-old is seemingly always in the headlines for driving-related snafus, and obviously today is no different. It's being reported that last night, the Biebs committed a major no-no when he was cruising around Hollywood in his $230,000 white Ferrari-the same one he allegedly terrorized his swanky gated community in Calabasas in.
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According to reports, he was exiting a comedy show at The Laugh Factory alongside his partner in crime, rapper Lil Twist, at 11:45 p.m. last night. The paparazzi naturally went nuts, and the valet clearly brought around his sleek whip. The duo hopped in and attempted to flee the area, but apparently, a photographer has his leg lodged in between the Ferrari and another parked car-so he was ultimately injured.
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