7 Indoor Plants That Are Near-Impossible to Kill

With all the gorgeous, plant-filled interior spaces I’ve seen lately, it seems like any room could benefit from a little greenery. Even science says so: NASA’s famous Clean Air study shows that certain indoor plants can provide a natural way of removing toxins like formaldehyde and ammonia from the air. Other research shows that just […]

$5ish Decor Touches That Really Tie the Room Together

I’ve always said that if you hate natural light, space, and keeping your money, New York is a fabulous place to rent a home. (I was once shown a bedroom which had no windows, and “probably enough space” for a single bed—if you’re reading this and thinking that this bedroom sounds exactly like a corridor, […]

11 Very Pretty Amazon Home Goods That Won’t Break the Bank

As a serial renter—I must be on my tenth apartment, by now—I’m always itching for new pieces of furniture and decor to “complete” the space. And while I’m fully willing to invest in certain pieces I know I’ll keep for the long haul, when it comes to space-specific finishings (hi, pendant lights that won’t look […]

Alice Waters’ Daughter’s Favorite Candy—& a Look Around Her Family Home

Welcome to My Life at Home, where we slow down for just a minute to share a glimpse into the lives of food lovers we’d love to get to know better. Kick off your shoes and get comfy! Hello, Fanny! Photo by Daniel Dent Fanny Singer, the daughter of legendary food pioneer Alice Waters, has […]

A $0 Trick for Bakery-Style Desserts

Forget the dinner party: I’m a big believer in the dessert party. It’s simpler—no full meal planning required—and there’s something special about getting together just for dessert. The only catch? A festive desserts-only party must have a suitably festive display. I learned this the hard way. When my boyfriend and I had a housewarming a […]