Alyssa VanSkyock

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The Storm

Nobody is more weather-obsessed than the islanders of the Outer Hebrides—of this I am certain.<p>From the moment I first landed in Barra, every person I have met has first shook my hand, then told me their name and delivered a 48-hour forecast.<p>“We’re in for a wee blow tomorrow,” said one man in a …

Three Modern Travel Writing Classics

While I’ve met a few modern-day nomads in my travels, most of us can’t be on the road all the time. So how can we keep our wanderlust satiated in those stretches between journeys? We can escape into a really good book that brings a far-off place to us.<p>Here are three extraordinary travel narratives …

9 Ways To Light Your Reception

Not only can lighting totally set the mood (for example candlelight creates an intimate vibe), but it can also double a stunning part of your wedding …

18 Creative Exit Toss Ideas

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Ideas & Advice

Photo<p>26 Must-Have Wedding Photos You Don’t Want to Miss<p>Trust us—you’ll want to capture all of these moments.<p>Flower Arrangements<p>Your Complete Guide to …

15 Lounge Ideas for 15 Wedding Styles

Creating a lounge space at your reception helps the overall flow of your space and allows guests to mix, mingle and sip cocktails comfortably. Lounge …

6 Book-Themed DIY Wedding Projects

We love a wedding theme that celebrates books — even better if you can pull it off with a few fun DIY wedding projects. So if you have a stack of …

3 Gorgeous Wedding Decor Ideas from Details Details

The wedding planners behind Details Details shared with us gorgeous ways to personalize a wedding from the invites to the event space. Read their …

Neon Wedding Inspiration — Plus An Electronic After-Party Play List!

11 Chair Signs for the Bride and Groom

Designating your chairs at the reception makes for a great photo op — and it doesn't take much. Decorate with monograms, your new “Mrs." and “Mr." …

Highlights From The Knot Weddings Magazine Fall 2013

Have you picked up a copy of our gorgeous Fall 2013 issue of <i>The Knot</i> weddings magazine? If not, you better snag it while you still can! It's on …

8 Must-Haves According to Event Designer Jesi Haack

Jesi Haack is known in the weddings industry for her incredibly creative and innovative wedding decoration ideas. She's put together life-sized …

5 Reception Venue Trends Across The Country

Every year we survey thousands of recently married couples (like literally more than 19,000!) from across the country to discover the hottest trends …

5 Things Every Bride Needs According to Event Designer AaB Creates

Xochitl Gonzalez of AaB Creates Event Design knows what it takes to put an event together (Watch the time lapse video below to see what goes into …

5 DIY Photo Projects For Your Wedding

Incorporating photos of friends and family into your wedding decor is a simple way to make guests feel included and bring together loved ones who …

Trend Alert! 10 Fern Wedding Ideas

Ferns are the new succulents. There, I said it! But seriously, lately ferns are all over the wedding scene. (Think Sean Parker's enchanted forest …

7 Hot Fall Wedding Trends To Steal Right Now

This season, it's all about woodland motifs, green garlands, creatively displayed comfort foods and tons of metallic accents (even on cakes!).<p>photo …

10 Tips For The Perfect Wedding Album

We're constantly talking about the must-have shots for your wedding album. But once you get all those beautiful photos back, there's still work to be …

6 Marbleized DIY Wedding Projects

Marbling is a crafty technique that looks fancy, but is actually super easy to do! In pastel palettes or punchy neons, you can create dreamy patterns …

5 Hacks For Your Outdoor Wedding

Outdoor weddings are more popular than ever, 46 % of wedding ceremonies are outdoors according to our 2012 Real Wedding Survey. But having your …

An Autumnal Southern Wedding Shoot (With Bourbon Bar And Honey Tasting!)

A stiff drink and a side of sweet: it's everything we love about the South rolled into a crisp fall wedding shoot! Steal-worthy ideas include a …

12 Wedding Signs You (And Your Guests) Will Love

We love wedding signs because they're multifaceted: Not only will they serve as chic décor at your reception, but you can take them home with you …

Barbra Streisand's 'Funny Girl' Makeup Was No Laughing Matter (PHOTOS)

Barbra Streisand's turn as Fanny Brice in 1968's "Funny Girl" was quite possibly our first introduction to the over-the-top fabulousness that is Streisand. Her captivating singing voice, on-point comedic timing and, most importantly, her hair and makeup inspired us from day one. (This writer sends …

Slow-Roast Tender Chinese Spareribs | Men's Health

“Barbecue ribs are common in Cantonese cooking,” says Ken Hom, author of <i>Complete Chinese Cookbook</i>. “If you roast the ribs really slowly, they get really tender. You’ll become addicted.”<p>Cantonese ribs derive their unique flavor from hoisin sauce, honey, ginger, and garlic. Hom’s overnight marinade …

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Top Notch NY-Style Pies From Pizza Delicious, New Orleans

Pizza Delicious<p>617 Piety St. New Orleans, LA 70117 (Map); 504-676-8482; Pizzadelicious.com<b><br>Pizza type:</b> New York-style with local inspiration <b><br>Oven type:</b> Marsal Gas Deck<b><br>The Skinny:</b> Well executed slices, flavorful specialty pies, craft beer and Italian wine. Eye-catching salads, pastas, and desserts are …

10 Clever Cleaning Tricks

Before you throw out that old kitchen apron, stash your essential spring-cleaning supplies in the pockets and use it as you go from room to room. It will leave your hands free to scrub and polish and you won't have to lug a heavy cleaning bucket around the house.<p>To create storage compartments, turn …

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