If heading out for dinner tonight is not in the cards, we’ve got a few delicious recipes from celebrities and world-renowned chefs that will have family and friends wondering when you had time to fit in cooking classes. Dishes include Christina Hendricks‘s Cauliflower Soup, Ginnifer Goodwin’s Bok Choy (& “Chik’n”) Salad, and Lea Michele’s Vegetable Lasagna Roll-Ups. Get all the details on these great fall meal ideas, plus many more, in the gallery below.
While you’re dressing up for Halloween, don’t forget to dress up your house, too! Whether you’re hosting a party or simply hanging out sweets to trick-or-treaters, these items are sure to impress. From skull candles to pumpkin jars and spider votive holders to spooky lanterns, we’ve got your digs covered. Click through the gallery below for more chic Halloween décor.
Nate Berkus is having quite a month—not only did he just release a new book, he’s also launching his collection for Target this weekend! First up, the book, a beautifully-crafted design tome that’s also part memoir, The Things That Matter ($21 at target.com). In it, he shares intimate stories from his life, introduces us to people who have influenced him, and gives us a peak inside his dreamy walk-in closet. “I never set out to tell my own story but as I worked on the book and went into people’s homes and learned about what mattered to them, and why…it only felt right to do the same,” Berkus tells InStyle.com. The book takes readers through photos of his childhood and family through to his present-day home which (spoiler alert!) is totally divine. That’s why we’re thrilled that he took his design expertise straight to Target, with his exclusive collection—think hammered copper, grommet-studded trays, and rich, vibrant color—landing in stores this Sunday. “The great thing about designing products is that I get to pull from all the things I love and find a place for them in the collection,” Berkus told us. “The end result is a line that feels layered and assembled over time, which is ultimately what our homes should feel like.” We agree! Shop the collection starting Sunday at Target and target.com, and click through the gallery for a first look at our favorite pieces from the line.
Don’t let the celebrities have all the fun at the pumpkin patch this October! We scoured the country—from New York City to Los Angeles—to find the spookiest Halloween-inspired tours, haunted houses, witchy reenactments, and more. With only two weeks left until All Hallows’ Eve, check out our frightful and festive picks in the gallery below.
Sure, Halloween is all about candy and costumes, but we’re interested in another “c” word: cupcakes! These six celebrity-loved bakeries have adorable (and occasionally creepy) decorations that would be perfect for any Halloween party, from red velvet to caramel apple and colorful sprinkles to fondant tombstones. All of these seasonal cupcakes are available through October 31st and can be delivered straight to your doorstep. Click through to see the spookiest, most delicious treats!
Pretty soon your closet won’t be the only room benefiting from Zara‘s chic and affordable finds. On October 9th, the fast-fashion chain will launch Zara Home at zarahome.com, which will “house” bedding, furniture, tableware, gifts, decorative accessories, and more. Like the brand’s always-current clothing selection, the line will be updated weekly to stay up on the latest trends, starting with styles ranging from Country (an eclectic mix of rustic floral prints, leather and nature-inspired hues) to Contemporary (a peppy British collection with Union Jack accents). Click through the gallery to see some of our favorites from the launch, and shop them for $5 to $799 starting next week.
Kate Spade has gone Paperless! In addition to cute dresses and shoes, we are big fans of Spade’s stationery collection, so our inner office-supply obsessed hearts jumped a beat when we heard the New York brand collaborated with Paperless Post to create 75 e-cards and online invites. “Although I still love a hand-written note, I am trying to keep up with technology and Paperless Post is the obvious choice in this arena because they are truly the best at what they do,” Spade’s creative director Deborah Lloyd told InStyle.com. “Their digital versions of stationary feel luxe and beautiful—as close as you can get to the real thing on a computer screen.” And it’s no wonder! Designs like this smooch print were pulled straight from the brand’s paper collection. Start shopping Kate Spade’s Paperless Post collection today at paperlesspost.com.
Plus, see Kate Spade’s latest runway beauty.
To celebrate the final month of summer, we’ve been giving away ice cream, and today is the last chance to win a frozen treat! Up for grabs this week: six pints of homemade gelato from Philadelphia-based Capogiro Gelato Artisans, a brand known for its scratch-made flavors like Cioccolato con Banana (Chocolate Banana), Thai Coconut Milk, and Strawberries and Cream. To enter to win, head to InStyle’s Facebook page, and tell us your favorite summer memory in the comments by Tuesday, September 4th at 10am EST. (U.S. residents only.) We’ll contact the winner via direct message. Good luck! For official rules, see below. More