This Gilmore Girls Cookbook Kickstarter Is the Perfect Way to Celebrate the Remake
Remakes of our favorite back-in-the-day shows are all the rage right now and thanks to the success of the next generation characters taking over the story-lines on Fuller House, the Gilmore Girls will soon be back, updating us on the lives of Lorelai and Rory. Although our favorite chef, Sookie St. James, won’t be returning (boo!), that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate with some yummy treats. In fact, a cookbook, aptly named the “Eat Like A Gilmore” Cookbook, is currently in the works to help you do just that.
“This idea came to me last summer – a fun, creative project and a means to combine two of my favorite things: cooking, and life in an imaginary world called ‘Stars Hollow’,” explains Kristi Carlson on the cookbook’s Kickstarter page. “This project is specifically designed for people like me – who love the same two things – and who recognize that food is its own quirky, ever-present character in that world. It’s a character which has always caught and held my interest – with good reason! Whose imagination wouldn’t be captured by the mention of a s’mores wedding cake or pumpkin pancakes served with apple butter, or peach sauce made with maple syrup or a sausage wrapped in a pancake, tied with a piece of bacon?” We (your TV-lovin’, food-lovin’ sistas) hear ya, gal.
Still in the crowdfunding stage, anyone interested in getting behind this yummy project will also have the opportunity to suggest, test and submit your own recipes.
With 334 backers already on board pledging $13,540 of the total $20,000 goal and 25 days still to go, it looks like this cookbook could soon be a reality for any hardcore foodie Gilmore Girls fans.
Would you celebrate the return of the Gilmore Girls with this Stars Hollow-inspired cookbook? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(“Eat Like A Gilmore” Cookbook/Kickstarter + Warner Brothers)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)