Author: Julie Murphy

key kitchen tools for comfort cooking from home

The Key Kitchen Tools Now for the Best Comfort Cooking

One of the many ways in which people are rallying and stepping up during the coronavirus pandemic is by upping their cooking game. But from novices to experienced home cooks, sometimes there are gaps to be filled in the kitchen arsenal. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has rounded up a list of the key kitchen tools we all need right now for the best comfort cooking from home, from pots and pans to bread, baking and ice cream equipment. Bon appetit!

coloring books for adults right now, including stunning and sophisticated books on fashion, travel, popular television shows, flowers, and interior design

Coloring to Calm with These Stunning Books for Adults

Along with baking, jigsaw puzzles, knitting, board games and quilting, the art of the beautiful coloring book is experiencing an even greater Renaissance during this era of stay-at-home and social distancing than it was before. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a selection of the best calming coloring books for adults right now, including stunning and sophisticated books on fashion, travel, popular television shows, flowers, and interior design. Pencils ready?

the best soothing calming beautiful jigsaw puzzles for adults

The Soothing Power of the Best Puzzles Right Now

One of the hottest items in e-commerce in the past week? Jigsaw puzzles for adults. Proof positive of the soothing power of the best puzzles for adults right now. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of some of the best puzzles for adults that are beautiful to look at and calming to assemble. 

the best music playlist for the month of April

The Best Playlist for the Month of April This Year

New month, new music! Since so many of us are staying home at the moment, there’s really no excuse, people: spring cleaning awaits. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has created the perfect music playlist of what to listen to in the month of April, and the theme is music to motivate spring cleaning. To get your Marie Kondo on, just press play here. Dust bunnies, we’re coming for you . . .