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    A Cup of Jo

  • Which of These Bathrooms Do You Like Best?
    On this cloudy Wednesday, let’s talk about color. Our apartment has white bathrooms, but how cool are these colorful ones? First, I stumbled upon this all-yellow bathroom in the Hotel Deux Gares.… Read more The post Which of These Bathrooms Do You Like Best? appeared first on A Cup of... Read more »
  • A Five-Ingredient Tart Just Right for Summer
    Are you intimidated by puff pastry? Because weirdly, until recently, I considered it a page-turner… …i.e., an ingredient that immediately made me turn the page when I saw it in a recipe.… Read more The post A Five-Ingredient Tart Just Right for Summer appeared first on A Cup of Jo.... Read more »
  • What Do You Wear to Bed?
    What do you wear to bed? Pajamas? Oversized tees? Nothing at all? Recently, it seems like every woman I know has been talking about nightgowns… “I’m passionate about this topic,” laughed my friend Lucy P.… Read more The post What Do You Wear to Bed? appeared first on A Cup... Read more »
  • 10 Readers Share Good Habits They’ve Kept
    I’m always impressed by people who set weekly goals and stick to them. We asked readers about habits they’ve kept, and the stories were phenomenal! Here are 10 readers inspiring us this week… “A couple years ago, I moved to Denver for my partner’s work.… Read more The post 10... Read more »
  • Entertaining Idea: Dinner Salads
    This past weekend, we went to our friends’ house for dinner. When we host friends, Alex usually makes burgers or pasta bolognese. But our friend Kavi is a vegetarian, so she and her husband David made a spread of the most delicious summer salads.… Read more The post Entertaining Idea:... Read more »
  • How to Go Bra Shopping With Your Preteen
    PHOTO BY MARCO GOVEL Of all the cringe-y moments I experienced as a middle schooler, going shopping for my first bra stands apart. I was 12, bumbling around in my body after shooting up six inches that spring and swirling with self doubt.… Read more The post How to Go... Read more »
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    Cupcakes & Cashmere

  • 12 Nearly Perfect Ways to Spend a Nature-Filled Morning in Portland
    Hands down, my favorite part about living in Portland is the vast amount of nature in and around the city. Portland has over 200 parks and gardens and Forest Park alone includes over 80 miles of trails. A few days a week, Jonah and I head to a new park, trail, or... Read more »
  • An Update on Our Main Bathroom Renovation and Powder Room
    Our main bathroom was of the things that sold me on our house—at least the space and size of it. It's on the top floor with massive windows that look out over the eucalyptus trees, so the view is incredible. It gets amazing light, but none of it felt like... Read more »
  • What Our Team Loved in July
    When a friend came over recently, whom I hadn't seen in over a year, I was blown away by how great she looked. She was wearing her hair styled naturally for the first time and the result was effortless, shiny waves with absolutely zero frizz. While LA summers are known... Read more »
  • Everything Our Contributor Jazmine Wore for a Week in Dallas
    Plans for the day (outside of work): Random Monday date with my husband, Jordan! One thing that went unexpected: Honestly, the date itself! This summer has been a hectic season with family gatherings, unexpected fender benders, and my business gaining more momentum. I can lose myself in wanting to ...Continue... Read more »
  • Lauren Answers the Cupcakes and Cashmere Post-Quarantine Questionnaire
    It’s been over a year and we’re finally able to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Access to the vaccine has given us the opportunity to find a sense of normalcy in our lives again, which is something I won’t let myself take for granted. So much... Read more »
  • 5 Things that Surprised Me About Being in an Interracial Marriage
    If you were to meet my husband and me for the first time, you'd notice a few things. I'm tall; he's short. I'm midsize; he's lean. I'm Black; he's white. ...And those are just our exterior differences. For some, it's a lot to take in (as I’ll go more into... Read more »
  • Our Plans and Everything I Packed for Our Trip to Italy
    Today we're leaving for a fifteen-day trip to Rome and Tuscany! As you may remember, we visited Tuscany with friends two years ago, and enjoyed it so much, we vowed to make it an annual (or, rather, almost annual) summer vacation. Our plans look much the same as last time—we're... Read more »
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    Living in Yellow

  • 10+ Head to Toe Looks Under $100
    Sharing a look into what Team LIY is wearing right now, with 10+ head to toe outfits - all under $100.... Read more »
  • Anniversary Sale Look-Alikes
    Sharing our best dupes for sold out #nsale items!... Read more »
  • 12 Warm Weather Outfits to Wear Right Now
    If you're in no rush to say "Sayonara" to Summer, you've come to the right place! Sharing 12 Warm-Weather Outfits to Wear Right Now.... Read more »
  • Three Fall Outfits We Can’t Wait to Wear
    Here's to Fall fashion, friends - ready or not, here it comes!... Read more »
  • Budget Friendly Summer Capsule Wardrobe
    It’s that time again! We’re right smack dab in the middle of Summer which means it’s time to bust out a new seasonal capsule wardrobe! And this time around, we’re making it as budget-friendly as possible, while still including pieces from our favorite retailers. If you’ve been following along for the... Read more »
  • NSale: The Best of What’s Left
    We came. We conquered. And just like that, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming to an end. It’s hard to believe another year of shopping until we dropped has come and [almost] gone. But never fear, the Sale officially comes to a close on August 6th which means you still have a few days... Read more »
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    Geez, Gwen!

  • Five Amazing Reasons To Visit Cypress Gardens
    Check out these five amazing reasons to visit Cypress Gardens with your family! … Continue readingFive Amazing Reasons To Visit Cypress Gardens The post Five Amazing Reasons To Visit Cypress Gardens appeared first on Geez, Gwen!.... Read more »
  • How To Prepare Your Family To Go Back To School
    How To Prepare Your Family To Go Back To School! Five simple tips for how to make the transition from summer break to back to school smooth. Plus tips to deal with back to school anxiety. … Continue readingHow To Prepare Your Family To Go Back To School The post... Read more »
  • Genuinely Free Career Quiz Options for Teens and Adults
    If you are looking for a genuinely free and informative career quiz, look no further. We have tried them out and collected our top five picks for best career quiz out there! … Continue readingGenuinely Free Career Quiz Options for Teens and Adults The post Genuinely Free Career Quiz Options... Read more »
  • How To Enjoy A Family Vacation On Edisto Island
    How To Enjoy A Family Vacation On Edisto Island! What to do, what to see and where to eat for the perfect family vacation! … Continue readingHow To Enjoy A Family Vacation On Edisto Island The post How To Enjoy A Family Vacation On Edisto Island appeared first on Geez,... Read more »
  • How To Create Solid House Rules For Your Family
    How To Create Solid House Rules For Your Home and Family! … Continue readingHow To Create Solid House Rules For Your Family The post How To Create Solid House Rules For Your Family appeared first on Geez, Gwen!.... Read more »
  • How To Make The Most of Your Summer Break
    Let's talk about how we can make the most of our summer break. This collection of ideas includes fun summer activities for kids, great summer date ideas for your love story, and even grilling ideas and picnic inspiration. … Continue readingHow To Make The Most of Your Summer Break The... Read more »
  • Picnic Ideas – Simple Picnic Food for Every Occasion
    Indoor or outdoor picnics, family or romantic picnics, we have got your picnic food ideas covered. Check out all of our favorite picnic ideas! … Continue readingPicnic Ideas – Simple Picnic Food for Every Occasion The post Picnic Ideas – Simple Picnic Food for Every Occasion appeared first on Geez,... Read more »