why last night was a good night

Because Glamour, Time Out NY and Sephora’s Beauty Report arrived in the mailbox. They patiently waited for me to get home so that I can read (or rather, devour) their lovely glossy pages.

I read Glamour while I chowed down on a creamy tortellini dinner. 

And this is what I learned:

1. Stripes are here to stay. As a loving owner of many striped items, I say here here!
2. I break all of the “4 work habits that are making you sick”.
3. How to make a 2-step dessert that tastes and looks indulgent without much effort.
4. Selena Gomez is just about the cutest thing ever.
5. I will never own all those fabulous clothes. Sigh.

By the way, who else loves to read and eat at the same time? I’ve been asked how I could possibly enjoy my food while reading. And I always say reading a magazine makes my meal more enjoyable. Can’t really pinpoint why that is (maybe it’s because I’m doing two things I love at the same time?).

-jillian m.

28 responses to “why last night was a good night”

  1. Peiyinn says:

    The food seem yummy ! :)

  2. Jane says:

    Glad to hear about the stripes! And I eat + read at the same time as well, I think it makes both those things more fun.

  3. M@coffeeandkitsch says:

    i read and eat at lunch everyday…..and yay stripes! i have loads of striped shirts….don't know how or when it happened, but i am glad they aren't going!

  4. faye (All These Pretty Things) says:

    I love to read mags and eat a lovely home cooked meal at the same time – your not the only one :)

  5. thobeka says:

    bought myself a copy of womens health last and read that while snacking away :) it's the best way to read!

  6. designedbyann says:

    oh! I read and eat all the time!!! (and in the office I eat and read on the internet…he he he).
    So this easy recipe Glamour had is it worthy?? 😛
    Don't worry about the clothes dear…we can always dream! I read Vogue religiously, which is even worse, because there are no budget clothes in there!!!!
    Anna

  7. hellotampon says:

    I read and eat at the same time too. I know it's bad for you, and I've tried to eat "mindfully" and focus on my food, but I feel compelled to multi-task all the time.

  8. colleen says:

    i love reading a good fashion magazine. i usually go with lucky, but it's such a nice way to spend an hour or two.

  9. Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} says:

    YEAH for stripes!! i couldn't give up wearing them yet :)

    Sam @ fitness food & faith

  10. yours truly, melissa says:

    I'm a fan of stripes too so I'm glad they're here to stay! :) That dinner looks tasty! Did you make it yourself?

  11. Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} says:

    Mmm..do you have the recipe for that tortellini?

    I like reading and eating…but only magazines. Things that I have to think about (like actual books) are too distracting. :)

  12. Punctuation Mark says:

    i love that time when your mags arrive!!!

  13. Lindsay @ Delighted Momma says:

    WOO HOO! I also love when my favorite magazines arrive in the mail..I do a little happy each time :)

  14. sherri lynn says:

    I love reading and eating! I don't do it anymore because it'd be rude to my husband but in college I read and ate almost every meal!

  15. Gloria says:

    I love peering into my mailbox and seeing a shiny new magazine waiting for me :-) That tortellini looks yummy!

  16. Katie says:

    I am obsessed with magazines on an embarrassing level. Can't for mine to come, I love to read them in the bathtub! xo

  17. Aquí says:

    Love this list! I'm so ok with the stripe thing! I also enjoy to eat and read. Who can complain with tortellini and glamour?

  18. Rebecca - A Daily Something says:

    Reading & eating are so relaxing!! 😀 I love your photos, btw. What kind of camera do you use??

  19. PhotoPuddle says:

    I like reading magazines and eating at the same time. And hooray that stripes are here to stay!

  20. Taj Acosta says:

    ooh I need to go check my mailbox tonight too!! I hope my sept mags are rolling in 😉 xo

  21. la petite coquine says:

    Too funny-I find that I don't do anything else when I read, even if I wish I could! I'm so glad to hear that stripes are here to stay!

  22. jennifer says:

    Just another reason why we're soul mates. I too love to eat and read

  23. April says:

    I love reading a good magazine! There's something peaceful about it

  24. Eleanor at Mirror Of My World says:

    magazines are fab i love glamour and your meal looks delicious xxxx

  25. Meghan @ Wishful Thinking says:

    I love it when the bf goes out and I can sit at the table and read my glossys with a glass of wine and dinner. I am curious to know what the 4 work habits that make you sick are??

  26. jillian m. says:

    Anna – The dessert is a ginger lemon ice cream sandwich. It sounds very elaborate, but it's basically lemon sorbet sandwiched between two thing ginger cookies. How easy is that?! And it sounds so yummy too! I really want to try it.

    Melissa – Ha! I wish. It was takeout from a local pizzeria.

    Hannah – I didn't make it myself, but I did find a recipe that you might be interested in: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/tortellini-with-peas-and-prosciutto-recipe/index.html

    Meghan – They are 1.) showing up sick, 2.) sitting all day, 3.) eating at your desk, 4.) being too plugged in to technology. I am so guilty of all these thing when I'm at work! As I'm sure many many people are!

  27. Erin Lian says:

    I love eating my lunch and reading magazine at work!!!! I know exactly what you mean, it makes me feel v cosmopolitan 😛
    <3

  28. Kelly says:

    Strips are staying?! Phew! I own only about 700 striped things. It's getting out of control.

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