After a long day at work, cleaning up after dinner, then tossing out the trash, we venture to the sofa, plop down in front of the TV and turn on our laptops.
It’s time to search… for the great handbag we saw a woman carrying as we passed her on the street, for a recipe we’ve wanted to try out, or to find a review on the latest tech device we are told we can’t live without. But there’s so much to look at, to navigate. How will we ever find it all?
Well, this is where WYSK comes in. We asked our team to share their favorite, go-to sites for what’s on their radar right now. Here’s our handpicked selection of where we like to learn, shop and get inspired online.
For The Foodie
Mark Bittman, one of the most well-known food writers around, is notorious for his straightforward, no-nonsense, New York style, and simple, easy to cook recipes. Mark created the popular New York Times cooking column The Minimalist, and we recently stumbled across his blog, where he shares a variety of recipes and important information on food related issues.
Epicurious is a go-to resource for anything you ever want to cook. The reviews of the recipes offer valuable insight and helpful tips, and the site’s easy navigation sets it high above all other recipe sites we’ve tried. Our favorite feature is the Recipe Box, where we can save and access our own recipe picks. Wondering what to do with that prickly pear you couldn’t resist at the farmers market? Epicurious will come to the rescue!
Lifehacker is the place to get “tips, tricks and downloads for getting things done” in every aspect of your life. It covers the latest tech and gadget news in an easy to understand way, but what we really love are the “how tos” on living a more efficient life. Where else can you go to learn if you’re boring someone or how to easily copy a key with the help of spay paint, all while getting answers to every question you’ve ever had about your GPS device or which iphone download will let you send a cool digital business card. Information is power!
Vivre, created by one of Vogue’s “ten most stylish women in fashion”, Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti is the driving force behind this brand. This site is a smorgasbord of wonderfulness. You will find simple extravagances, rare finds, and classic and timeless favorites. You can search items by category or be inspired Eva’s curated collections where she shares her favorite discoveries. The colors, the stories, the finds, oh my!
Jewelista, is a new online destination where “fashion discovers jewelry”. This expertly curated site offers jaw-dropping collections from over fifteen designers from around the globe. Many of which you may have never heard of, but wish you had. There’s also a fantastic Style Guide, which has original editorial features and fashion reports that will make you look at jewelry in a whole new light. We want everything!
I Spy DIY‘s Jenni Radosevich is the diva of DIY. She recreates the latest fashion trends and teaches you how to do it! The blog features some really cool looks, great accessories, fashion roundups and chic new items. She had us at Glitter Guide. In addition to her blog, Jenni is an InStyle magazine contributor. You can read all of her InStyle DIY projects here.
Miss Oops! Showing just a bit too much cleavage, are the “headlights” on when they should be off, or has your hem come down, again? Boob Tubes, Milk-Proof Nipple Covers and Mishap Tape are just a few of the beauty products and accessories that this site sells for your everyday fashion blunders. You name the fashion emergency and Miss Oops will have the solution. Don’t ask, we just know.
Style For Your Life
One Kings Lane is one of our favorite places to look for furniture and home decor items. It is a flash sale site, similar to Gilt Groupe, but for home furnishings. You have to register to get access to the goodies, but its worth it. The product selection and design aesthetic of the site is inspiring and feels more like you are shopping at a high-end store than bargain hunting. Our favorite area of the site is the “Get Inspired” section, which is filled with tips and how-to guides to achieving great home style.
Cupcakes and Cashmere blog is chock full of style, inspiration, photography, recipes, travel guides and how-to tutorials. It is one woman’s point of view, but one that we’ve all been able to relate to. Emily Schuman, is young and gorgeous, but we will forgive her for that, and continue to enjoy her unique and sophisticated take on things.
Journey To Health & Wellness
Whole Living is one of the very best magazines out there and also has a dynamic site. Part of the Martha Stewart Living group, we can count on their gorgeous visuals and a simple, authentic approach. The extensive content offers data and information on wellness, balance, nutrition, fitness, beauty and sustainability. Everything you need to know to find your inner Zen, while looking and feeling great and saving the planet, too.
Vital Juice, where the motto is “thirst for a healthy life”, provides great tips on fitness, nutrition, diet, beauty and wellness via its website and a daily email subscription. Aside from the kitschy juice references, this site is fantastic and extensive. You can register to receive daily tips from one of their regional, customized newsletters for New York, Los Angeles or Chicago, or register for general tips with the Everywhere version. Calorie free juice, and good for you? Sign us up!
Zestfullyclean is one of the sites we are the most inspired by. Slide after slide, we are taken on a spectacular journey through the eyes of this talented photographer. Some of the images are truly beautiful, while others are thought provoking and ironic. There are few words beyond the title and a place for comments, leaving us alone with the image wondering, how did he do that?
The Sartorialist, a photo blog where fashion meets art. Photographer Scott Schuman presents some of the most beautiful, and beautifully dressed people in the world. Inspired and influenced by the fashion he sees on the street, Schuman captures everyday people, celebrities and the fashion elite in his amazing photos. Our favorites are from the On The Street series.
Artspace provides a feast for the eyes and for your walls! Artspace’s mission is to “help collectors and aspiring collectors discover, learn about and collect fine art.” They collaborate with top museums and galleries to provide the best in contemporary art at “affordable” prices (hundreds instead of thousands). You have to register to get access to the sales, but membership is free. If you haven’t thought about investing in art before, this is a trusted source for information that will help guide you through the process.
Did we miss something we should know? Tell us one of your favorite sites by commenting below.