An L.A. Home With Cheery Colors and the Coolest Bathrooms

Designer Hopie Stockman describes her L.A. home as “a skinny cliffside house that looks right out of a Tim Burton movie.” She’s the co-founder of the sister-run design studio Block Shop, and her space reflects her love of color, comfort and creativity. “During the pandemic, I thought, ‘I’m going to be alone inside my house […]

Brooklinen’s Big Birthday Sale | Cup of Jo

How have you been sleeping lately? We just switched from our cozy winter sheets to our crisp summer sheets, and it feels so good. (Nothing better than climbing into clean sheets, especially after shaving your legs.) Brooklinen, the wonderful bedding brand that we’ve loved and used in our home for almost a decade, is currently […]

Have a Cozy Weekend. | Cup of Jo

What are you up to this weekend? We are taking it super easy. I might watch Mean Girls tomorrow because that movie is smart and hilarious, just like everything Tina Fey has ever worked on. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links from around the web… The 12 best Trader […]

Slang Knowledge | Cup of Jo

I’m in my early 30s, child free, divorced, and a lot of my close friends are in their 20s, some still in college. They joke and call me mom. And then they start breaking out the current slang and I’m just like, “Wait. Is that good? Is it bad? What does that even mean?” My […]

Can You Bring Dessert? | Cup of Jo

A few weeks ago, my friend Catherine invited us over for dinner, and when I sent the obligatory what-can-I-bring text she replied… “Can you bring dessert?” And of course I was happy to — it feels like the kind of assignment that can be interpreted as loosely or as lazily as you’d like, and usually […]

2022 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8th, and a few readers have requested a gift guide. I know many people have complicated mother/daughter relationships and find the day stressful, so please feel free to skip. But, if you’d like, here are 13 fun ideas for the mothers and mother figures in your lives… Wiggle […]

Have a Lovely Weekend. | Cup of Jo

What are you up to this weekend? We are heading to Austin to see old friends. Can’t wait to eat breakfast tacos and hit up Barton Springs. Chag Sameach and Happy Easter to those who celebrate! Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links from around the web… You never know […]

What Famous Person Would You Have Dinner With?

Okay, just for fun, pretend you can magically bring a famous person to your dinner table tonight. (The food will be taken care of, don’t worry!) Who would you conjure? My answer is easy… Mindy Kaling. The actress/comedian/screenwriter/producer/director/author is a hilarious genius, and I love her shows and books. She also had two kids on […]

12 Readers Share Favorite Parts of Their Homes

What is your favorite part of your home? A trusty toaster? A framed photo? A nooky nook? The other day, I posed this question on Instagram, and we got more than a hundred replies. It’s hard not to share everyone’s (they’re all so good!), but here are 12 examples… “My father helped me build a […]

Have a Sweet Weekend. | Cup of Jo

What are you up to this weekend? I’m getting a haircut and even though I’ll debate bangs, a lob, or color, I always end up getting the same cut I’ve had since I was four. The heart wants what it wants. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links from around […]