Typing at work on Microsoft's new 15-inch Surface Book 2, I can't shake the feeling that this thing's not for me. Don't get me wrong, it's a powerful laptop, it's beautiful, and the workspace its giant screen affords made me completely forget I wasn't seated at my desk with my usual 34-inch extra-wide display. So...Read more...
That faint sound you hear is the joyful exclamation of Starbucks-lovers everywhere who can't believe it's finally red-cup season! That's right, people: holiday drinks are officially back at Starbucks as of Nov. 1 at 5 a.m. local time, meaning you can order your favorite seasonal drinks and they'll come in a special cup to match. For the highly anticipated red cup this year, Starbucks went with a festive and somewhat minimal design that features stars, doves, presents, hands holding, a heart, snowflakes, and a Christmas tree. The white background on the cups makes this year's cups different than years' past and means there's an added bonus to ordering a Peppermint Mocha - you can decorate your cup however you want! In a statement, Starbucks said, "Starbucks holiday cups and beverages will be making their debut in stores across the US on Nov. 1 at 5 a.m. local time. That means it's time to celebrate, decorate - and give good, together." Starbucks delivered the new cups along with a bag of markers to the POPSUGAR office, so that can only mean one thing: showing your creativity is totally encouraged. It's time to say goodbye to Halloween and embrace all things holiday!
All October long, ourCookbook Clubhas focused on Meera Sodha's cookbook, Made in India. Members eagerly cooked through the book, proving to themselves they can easily make their favorite Indian dishes at home.
Masala Omelette; Homemade Paneer; and Spicy Lamb Burgers topped with Sweet & Hot Tomato Chutney and served with Masala Fries with Date & Tamarind Chutney Photosby Sandra Hickman Simmons, Joy Huang, Beln Torres-Gil
While a great many members were already fans of Indian food, Sodha converted quite a few others (and their partners!), as was the case in Deborah Elliott's household:
I have cooked more of the recipes in Made In India than any other cookbook I own, and I own many! I love how the recipes are fresh and many are basically one-pot cooking, adding rice or bread. My husband has been surprised with this book because he wasn't looking forward to the month, as he thought he much prefers Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese. He loved most of our meals and is no longer disappointed when it's Indian food on the menu. Almost everything I have tried will be cooked again and I am so enamored of her cooking I purchased her second book, Fresh India.
The Hayes Kelley house is full of original details Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Location: Norwood, Massachusetts Price: $700,000 Another virtually untouched midcentury modern home has come on the market-this time, rather quietly-in Norwood, Massachusetts. Known as the Hayes Kelley House, it was designed in 1959 and completed in 1960 by Hayes Kelley and architect Charles Leofanti, remaining the Hayes family home for the rest of their lives.
Measuring 2,636 square feet, the single-story split-level residence features incredible original details, including floor-to-ceiling and clerestory windows all around, an open-plan step-down living area anchored by a handsome Walpole stone hearth, and a period kitchen featuring a Paul McCobb-designed kitchen with Mutschler Series 700 cabinets.
There's also a study a few steps up a floating staircase with a shoji-screened window and a family room, with a glass-walled atrium at the center of the main communal space. The three bedrooms (all with built-in closets) are located in a wing of their own.
Other details include stone, carpeted, and tiled floors, as well as wood paneling, screens, and wallpaper in sections. It appears that a few minor updates have been made (namely the kitchen floors), but there shouldn't be any problems restoring the home to its former glory.
Outside, the spacious backyard abuts Ellis Pond, while Japanese elements, like the aforementioned shoji screens, and garden features add another layer of depth. A new bluestone patio with hot tub, and a spiral staircase leading to the roof round out the property. Located at 540 Nichols Street just outside Boston, the house is offered at $700,000.