“It is a responsive noodle. It is a self-aware noodle.“ Joining Ted Lasso‘s team, as everyone should. Why you should order directly from restaurants. You’ll never stop staring at your feet. Dreaming of visiting this dreamy Connecticut hotel.
The hauntingly beautiful dark side of American youth. (iD – Vice) What it was like to be Prince’s private chef: “I just want your extra time and your qu-qu-qu-qu-qu- quiche.” (Food & Wine) Unnecessary French and other most-annoying menu phrases, ranked. (LA Magazine) “The cause of death was botulism from a homemade strawberry-rhubarb jam that was prepared by one of her housemates.” I laughed out loud at these faux-bituaries. (The New Yorker) Laser-tongue Lafayette: Daveed Diggs takes his rap game to The Tonight Show. (Billboard) I flipped for this topsy-turvy art. (Honesty WTF)
Sorry to disappear! Blame LA, Italy and the madness of catching up. Pictured: the reason for the distraction. As a peace offering, here are a few clips that justify staying inside over this glorious weekend. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame indeed. RIP, Prince. Hamilton miscast. That Angelica! (Side note: Who else is excited to get their hands on Hamiltome?) Why I’m on Team Alisan Porter on The Voice. And for your playlist: Some sensational Beatles covers. Hey there, Johnny Cash.
The ultimate tree house. (Bored Panda) Never enough cherry blossoms. Ever. (National Geographic) Sip your way across the country with 50 States of Cocktails. I’ll start with Montana. (Food Network) I love this bright, airy apartment makeover, especially having just finished When Breath Becomes Air. (Little Green Notebook) Who’s planning to put on an Easter bonnet? I could go for this verdant fascinator. (Proper Topper) And chick-themed deviled eggs for Easter brunch, please. (Alana Jones-Mann) Chicken Shoop for the Soul: Loving Barnes & Noble’s #90sABook (Twitter)
A St. Pats-worthy time-capsule house tour from 1969. (Jezebel) Cannot stop staring at this two-tone ruffled cake. (Style Sweet CA) I’m thinking egg-in-a-hedgehog-basket could shake up breakfast. (Kickstarter) Hamilton free-styles Fallon-style at the White House with Obama. (NPR) Any other Up fans want to hitch a ride in this balloon with me? (Travel + Leisure) I could live in this sunny room full of plants and a cat. (SF Girl by Bay)
Total eclipse of the heart: Alaska Airlines delayed a flight this week to give astronomy buffs on board a perfect view of Tuesday’s total solar eclipse. (Slate) Trump tweets the classics. Wuthering Heights made me chortle. Genius! (Buzzfeed) Better than kidnapping the master bakers of Pastéis de Belém: homemade hybrid Portuguese tarts. (Lady and Pups) Poutine and maple-pecan cake, eh? Tom Sietsema reviews tonight’s state dinner menu to honor the Canadian prime minister. (The Washington Post) Speaking of Canada, man are those Toronto Zoo panda twins adorable. (Time) Ever wonder what it’s like to be huge in Taiwan for two months? (Narratively)
Go far out with Scott Kelly’s best shots from his year in space. (Windows on Earth) No bodega produce: There’s a very Park Slope-like food coop on Broad City. (Comedy Central) I think my Dad has GS-MAD. (The New Yorker) Van Gogh’s bedroom is on Airbnb in Chicago. (Airbnb via Art Institute of Chicago) Who’s excited for the new Ghostbusters? (Vulture) Cat of the week: How much does it weigh? (Twitter) (Photos courtesy of Windows on Earth, Fashionista and Airbnb)
Oh snap! Vote for your favorites in the annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest. (Smithsonian Mag) These zodiac piñatas make me wish I were a Leo. (Hello! Lucky at The House that Lars Built) Ramen, Serial, SodaStream and a dog named Teff: the anatomy of a food-obsessed millennial. (Bon Appetit) The star of Hamilton comes to a bookstore’s rescue. A playlet in four acts. (NYT) Seems like everyone is buying this Celine-lookalike black tote. (Zara) The Best Picture noms don’t exactly lend themselves to easy food pairings, but I gave it a shot, brainstorming ideas for this gallery. Thinking lobstah for Spotlight, Wall Street excess for The Big Short, birthday cake for Room, then dry-rub BBQ and dry Champagne for the waterless world of Mad Max: Fury Road. I’m going très Brooklyn with a few pints of Ample Hills. (Cooking Channel)
A photographer gets his Rear Window on, snapping windows from cities around the world. (Creative Boom) Quidditch is real (at least for these kids in India). (Buzzfeed) 7,000 square feet of pink, frosted walls = Marie Antoinette’s dream room? (Curbed) Barking up the wrong tree? Try to match these dogs to their barks. (NYT) The James Beard Foundation Awards (PDF) announced its semifinalists yesterday. Some of my favorite people and places made the list, including: Rasika (pictured), Bien Cuit, Mockingbird Hill, Ashley Christensen, Komi, RDV, Cedric Maupillier, Tarver King, Victor Albisu, Travis Lett and Kris Yenbamroong. (JBF)
Misty Copeland pliés into paintings as a Degas ballerina (Harper’s Bazaar). Mind-bending Oscar-nominated animated short World of Tomorrow is available on Netflix. Dazzled by NASA’s Art Deco posters promoting the future of space travel: See you at the Cloud 9 observatory. (JPL) Could not be any more excited for the return of Broad City. (Vulture) Ready to ditch my delivery service for this quick and easy Hot & Sour Soup. (Smitten Kitchen) Don’t read this ode to good homemade coffee (and a proper place to brew it) without a mug of your own. (The Washington Post)