Life’s more fun when you live it flavorfully—that’s why we pepper our days with dynamic reads, inspired adventures, brain-feeding podcasts, and recipes we’ll cook up as soon as we have the time. Here’s our Friday roundup of the five things we’re into and up to this week:


1. Prepping | Mashable
Woman uses makeup to make herself into spooky creatures all October long
You probably felt it on October 1st. That Halloween-is-in-the-air vibe. We’re ready for trick-or-treaters, glowing jack-o-lanterns, and just a little spooky in our lives. These makeup looks are works of art straight from a haunted house and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

2. Minding | The New York Times
Anthony Bourdain Talks Tough About Food Waste
We’re happy to hear the father of food getting real about reducing food waste. Anthony Bourdain makes it loud and clear that he is calling out the everyday chef to be mindful of what they’re throwing away. It’s game time and the trophy is compost and conservation.

3. Pumping Up | Well + Good
Get Pumped: Here’s A 30-Minute Workout Playlist- Straight From Barry’s Bootcamp CEO Joey Gonzalez
Because what’s a workout without a good soundtrack? This playlist will have your heart rate high, blood pumping, and energy all the way up. It’s time for a sweat sesh. Sneakers on. Headphones in.  Let’s do this thing.

4. Layering | For Those Who Savor
Hummus Layer Dip
Sweaters aren’t the only layers you’re going to love this season. This recipe is the perfect healthy pick-me-up for any moment of any day. Quick and easy, these hummus cups are a must. Grab your knife and get chopping.

5. Accenting | Food52
5 Home Trends We’re Loving from the Field + Supply Fair
Another way to take your decorating skills… and living room…to the next level. This New York design fair bears new trends that are too noteworthy to pass up. From hand-forged metal work to whimsy conversation starters, we’re obsessed with the detail and creativity each piece brings. Can you say #goals?