Living

When Just Chill sent the BUST office a few cans of their “Tropical Chill”-flavored stress-relieving elixir, we were all pretty curious, but I was especially eager to test it out.  I’m running on too little sleep, working two jobs, and my left eye has been twitching for like, two weeks.   “Do you have a boss?” the promotional insert asks. Yes, I have a lot of bosses! “Are you human?” Barely, but yes! “Then you have stress!” I do! It’s okay for me to admit that! ...
Calling all seamstresses, sewers, and fabric lovers out there! A very special event is taking place just for you on November 10th. Sarai Mitnick, owner and designer of Colette Patterns, is hosting a free webinar. Join her for the The Seamstress Palette: Choosing the Perfect Fabric for your Sewing. You'll learn all kinds of neat things like how fabric is made, how to use your senses to better understand fabric, how to speak the language of textiles, and how to choose appropriate fabrics for your...

CMJ is over and now I can stop telling everyone about how I talked to more people in these past five days than I have in the past two months. I also feel like I’m going to have a hangover for the rest of my life, but I guess that’s just a price to pay.  Aside from the fun there is to be had in seeing a crap ton of new and exciting bands back to back to back, my favorite thing about CMJ is all...

                 Over the last year I’ve become pretty obsessed with yarn bombing so the idea of a hotel room that is made completely out of wool sounds pretty amazing. Call it the “Do Knit Disturb” room (an adorable touch, I might add!) and I’m already packing my bags to get across the pond. For this particular room at Brighton’s Hotel Pelirocco, local artist, Kate Jenkins and her two assistants spent a month knitting cushions, curtains, the bedspread, a vase of flowers, a...

Confession: I'm a pumpkinaholic. I am kind of obsessed with anything pumpkin and sweet this time of year. Pumpkin pie..pumpkin cake..pumpkin lattes..pumpkin butter..I love it all! I realize I'm starting to sound like that shrimp guy from Forrest Gump, but pumpkin is just that delicious. It's a shame that pumpkin things really only appear during this season considering how yummy it is all year round. I figured this might be a good time to share some of my favorite fall (or anytime) recipes or recipes...
Calling all deep-dish divas: The 7th Annual Casserole Party is coming up, and there's still time to register your recipe!  The Casserole Party is hosted by Emily Farris, BUST contributor and author of Casserole Crazy: Hot Stuff For Your Oven (Penguin, 2008), and takes place in Brooklyn, NY and Farris's native Kansas City, MO.  The Brooklyn Casserole Party will be held on Monday, October 24th at 8 p.m. at The Brooklyn Kitchen; details for the Kansas City Casserole Party are TBA. There are still a few...

I don't know about you but I love all things glittery and sparkly. Show me something shiny and I am all over it. Unfortunately, I don't have a crafty bone in my body but if you do you can make your own shoes and glittery ones at that. The tumblr  Tutorializer is a blog that shows you how to create your own crafty projects and they now show you how to make your own shoes. And just in time for Halloween! Inspired by the Dolce and...
Thousands of dedicated holiday shoppers are expected to attend the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011 -- don't miss your chance to participate in our popular shopping extravaganza! Vendor applications are open until November 7th. This year's event will take place on Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th at 82 Mercer St. in SoHo, New York City. The BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011 will feature: The first ever two-day holiday Craftacular! A beautiful event space at 82 Mercer Street, located in the...
The BUST book tour is officially kicking off this weekend and we're very excited to be heading out to Bushwick on Sunday afternoon to visit Mike Edison and Judy McGuire and to talk about our new book on The Mike and Judy show.We'll be streaming live at 2pm on this crazy thing they call the internet radio. Tune in for some real talk. http://www.heritageradionetwork.com/programs/65-The-Mike-Judy-Show Rumor has it that we'll be rewarded with beer and pizza (from Roberta's, no less!!!). Here is more info on the show: Hosted by notorious sex-and-drug-happy...

  Oh hey, no big whoop, but we’ve made a BOOK. Seriously, it’s kind of a big deal, and we’re very proud and super excited about the release! Its called The BUST D.I.Y. Guide to Life, Making Your Way Through Every Day and it’s a hefty tome published by big time publishers Abrams/Stewart Tabori & Chang. We’ve collected over 250 of our favorite projects from the past 15 years of BUST Magazine - including crafts, recipes, decorating, finance, family, beauty and fashion - and stuffed them...