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Tips for Making a Small Space Festive

Tips for Making a Small Space Festive

After a year spent living the digital nomad dream of hopping about from city to city, I can safely (confidently, gratefully, enthusiastically) say that I’ve settled down somewhere that feels like home. While many of us romanticize a mobile, move-on-a-whim...

Have a Relaxing Weekend. | Cup of Jo

Have a Relaxing Weekend. | Cup of Jo

What are you up to this weekend? We are knocking around and making a few pies for a school fundraiser. (Maybe this one?) Also, a reader named Em wrote, “I would love to see a post where the amazing CoJ readers who own small businesses could link to their...

The Vacation We Sometimes Need

The Vacation We Sometimes Need

Here’s a gentle reminder to slow down and rest. xoxo Ruth Chan is an illustrator who lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend. She writes and illustrates children’s books. For Cup of Jo, Ruth also written about pets, grief, OCD, and Chinese celebrations. And here’s...

The Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Sip This Season

The Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Sip This Season

I recently shared my experience embarking on a Sober October. Now that I’m on the other side, I can report how nice of a break it was from drinking. I never slept better and felt sooo clear-headed (which was especially important given all the travel I did last...

17 DIY Christmas Decorations To Make in 2022

17 DIY Christmas Decorations To Make in 2022

Decorating your home is fun any time of year, but there’s something special about decking the halls come December. The cozy season is well underway and there’s no better salve for the shorter, darker days than illuminating your home with candles and twinkly...

Your December Monthly Horoscope | Wit & Delight

Your December Monthly Horoscope | Wit & Delight

In the month of December, life will feel like living in a dream! As we enter the month, a total of three planets shine in the skies of Sagittarius, bringing back our optimism and zest for life. Thinking big is the vibe now. However, because the foggy influence...

25 Easy Winter Recipes to Beat the Winter Blues

25 Easy Winter Recipes to Beat the Winter Blues

With fall on its way out the door (crazy, right?), it’s time to shift our focus. Maybe you’ve hung the garland, arranged the stockings, and put your finishing touches on the tree, but have you given much thought to your winter menu? If you’re like me, having a...

16 Holiday Hairstyles to Top Off Your Festive Party Look

Maybe it’s all the holiday movie inspiration, but I always feel most creative with my hair during the festive winter months. It could also be the coats—all great holiday hairstyles keep your mane safely above the mattifying threat of wool or fleece. Thanks to...

Your December Monthly Horoscope | Wit & Delight

In the month of December, life will feel like living in a dream! As we enter the month, a total of three planets shine in the skies of Sagittarius, bringing back our optimism and zest for life. Thinking big is the vibe now. However, because the foggy influence...

26 Cozy and Elegant Winter Basics to Wear All Holiday Long

Whether we like it or not, the holidays are upon us, and you know what that means: a full calendar from now until New Year’s. Between the parties, planning, and all the presents to buy, our plates are full. I know that you most likely have a lot on your mind,...

If You Could Have Any Job in the World, What Would You Choose?

This weekend, my dad and I saw Kimberly Akimbo, a Broadway musical about a New Jersey teenager who looks like a 72-year-old lady. The show was hilarious and moving — highly recommend — and, afterward, when we were heading home, my dad said, “If I could snap my...

22 Best Hydrating Face Masks, According to Skin Experts

‘Tis the season for cozy clothes, all things hygge, and… dry skin? Unfortunately, the happiest season is a nightmare for your skin. For all the good vibes and cheer winter brings, it also ushers in chapped cheeks and a chronically flaky visage. From the colder...

Summer Fridays Bestselling Products, Tested and Reviewed

I have an embarrassing confession. When I was first assigned the opportunity to review Summer Fridays, I mistakenly jotted down the brand as “Sunday Riley,” a similar but different digitally native brand with a notable hero product (SR’s Good Genes could go...

17 Dermatologist Recommended Lip Balms For a Hydrated Pout

There’s a new beauty trend on everyone’s lips—literally. Yes, glazed lips are the beauty trend du jour. But instead of the sticky glosses of the early aughts, we’re giving lip oils, balms, and treatments their time in the sun. Like the glowy glazed donut skin...

The Right and Wrong Way to Use Hyaluronic Acid in Skincare

What if I told you there was a magical skincare potion that could naturally infuse moisture and bounce into your skin, soften wrinkles, and give you a dewy glow—no visit to the derm required? If you’re like me, you’d sign right up. That’s exactly why I’ve been...

What’s Your Holiday Self Care Style? Take Our Quiz To Find Out

I’m going to go out on a limb here to say that, when it comes to the holidays, you’re often thinking about others—not yourself. There are the gifts to buy, the goodies to bake, and the lengths we go to make our homes a comforting, hygge-ified haven. Of course,...

24 Gifts For Beauty Lovers To Pamper Them This Holiday

We all have them: the people in our lives who have never heard of a short shower, who apply eye creams and serums by the bucketload, and who live by a strict skincare routine. If you don’t have that friend, you probably are that friend (I’m guilty). But if you...