Kate’s Summer Picks: 11 Things I Tried and Loved Lately

From a magical face cream that blurs skin, to perfection to mood-boosting, plant-based mocktails, to summer clothes, I’m sharing the products I’ve tried and loved lately that I can’t stop talking about.  These are the eleven things I loved most lately… 1. Summersalt The Sidestroke Swimsuit $95 I wore Summersalt swimsuits a few years ago…

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This Surprising Truth Will 10X Your Personal Growth

Most guys have personal growth backward – and you might have focused on the wrong thing all this time, too. We’ve all been unhappy with where we are in life, business, or our relationships. And in a good, old-fashioned manly manner, we try to fix the problem. This usually means:  Work harder Talk to your…

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Have a Beautiful Week.

What are you up to this week? We are visiting family in England and will be taking a little break from posting until July 15th. We will still be updating Big Salad and Instagram, if you’d like to check in there. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links from around…

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A Three-Ingredient Treat That’s Just Right for Summer

When our family went to Sicily a while ago, we were thrilled to discover the region’s traditional breakfast: granita spooned onto a brioche or, if we we were feeling it, granita spooned onto a brioche with whipped cream. As Renato Poliafito writes in Dolci!, his delightful new cookbook of Italian sweets, “When the Sicilian sun…

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Week of Outfits: Dahana

“I think finding your personal style is just about living your life,” says Dahana, an artist and graphic designer living in Strasbourg, France. “Walking around, you’re gonna see something and be like, Ooh, I want to incorporate that color or texture.” Here, Dahana shares five looks with, as she laughingly describes, as “a dress-only-for-myself vibe”……

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My Vacation Confession

Here’s my guilty admission: I am the person who ruins vacations with my expectations. In a move that fails every single time, I imagine everyone in my family being happy 100% of our trip. It doesn’t matter where we go! New York, Woodstock, the Florida Keys? Come on, people! Get it up! Does this work?…

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What Are Your Hopes for This Summer?

Last week, I stepped outside for an early morning walk with my toddler and six-month-old, and I was struck by the scent in the air. It was spicy. It was sharp. It was garlic… We live 15 miles from Gilroy, the agricultural town proudly known as “The Garlic Capital of the World.” You can smell…

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Four Delicious Snacks (Our Whole House Smells Amazing)

What snacks do you like making for a group? My repertoire includes chips and onion dip (a staple of my Midwest childhood) and green Castelvetrano olives. But King Arthur — of flour fame — recently sent us four bread mix kits, and here’s what we thought… Have you tried King Arthur’s bread mix kits? Each comes with…

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