It “Wasn’t Love at First Sight” for Chip and Joanna Gaines

  • Joanna Gaines has confessed that she thought her husband, Chip Gaines, was “just a bit crazy” when they first met.
  • The design maven says she almost almost didn’t give Chip a second date.

    Magnolia power couple Chip and Joanna Gaines may seem like a match made in home improvement heaven, but we were shocked to learn that she didn’t always think so.

    Joanna opened up about her surprising first impression of Chip in Magnolia Journal‘s summer “Risk” issue, admitting that “it wasn’t love at first sight for Chip and me.”

    “For one thing, I was typically attracted to guys who were more on the quiet side. Based on our first date, it was clear that Chip was anything but quiet,” the former Fixer Upper star wrote in an essay titled “Slow Yes.”

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    Finding an Oasis of Calm in Elsa Peretti’s Masterfully Minimalist New York Apartment, Circa 1976

    <div class="caption"> “Beauty: All-Out” </div> <cite class="credit">Photographed by Horst P. Horst, <em>Vogue,</em> April 1976</cite>

    “Beauty: All-Out”

    Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, April 1976

    This story is part of a series, Past/Present, highlighting images and articles from Vogue that have personal significance to our editors.

    Elsa Peretti, the Italian model-turned-revolutionary jewelry designer is best known for her streamlined, sensuous bijoux—a smooth, curved bean; miniature flaçons made to hold a single flower stem; diamonds set into fine yard-length chains. Her interiors—the very places in which she designed such now-iconic shapes—follow a similar less-is-more aesthetic. In 1976, Vogue featured one of those, a New York penthouse apartment she took over from Halston.

    <h1 class="title">Elsa Peretti at her Worktable, Vogue</h1> <div class="caption"> Elsa Peretti. </div> <cite class="credit">Photographed by Horst P. Horst, <em>Vogue,</em> April 1976</cite>

    Elsa Peretti.

    Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, April 1976

    <h1 class="title">Elsa Peretti Eating an Apple, Vogue</h1> <div class="caption"> “I eat an apple a day,” Elsa says. </div> <cite class="credit">Photographed by Horst P. Horst, <em>Vogue,</em> April 1976</cite>

    “I eat an apple a day,” Elsa says.

    Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, April 1976

    “It has bare bleached white floors, mirrored walls, lemon trees, banquettes covered in white Haitian cotton, white director’s chairs, and a work table, which also functions for dining

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    28 Dumb Ways You Could Lose It All by Trying To Get Rich

    Everyone wants to get rich quick, but no one likes the risks involved in chasing that elusive fortune. If you want to learn how to get rich, you’ll receive conflicting advice and run into a dizzying array of investment opportunities. And low returns aren’t the only danger. If you choose a bad method for making money, you could end up losing a big chunk instead of gaining one.

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    Inexperienced rehabbers often drool at the prospect of a cheaply priced house, thinking it will bring them riches as a rental. They ignore the fact that there’s a reason for the price. Brian Davis, the co-founder of SparkRental, learned this the hard way.

    “My particular mistake was investing in super low-end properties, chasing super high returns,” he said. “In rental investing, bad neighborhoods look great on paper, because the typical numbers that investors use to … Read More

    25 best TV moms for Mother’s Day 2020

    In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re recognizing some of the iconic TV moms who have entered our living rooms over the last few decades.

    While some of these matriarchs are on our list because of their exceptional parenting ways, others are here because of their ability to keep familial matters just so freakin’ funny.

    The best TV moms of the last 30 years:

    25. Lucille Bluth (“Arrested Development”)

    Lucille Bluth might not be the warmest, friendliest mother around, but she’s sure trying to help her kids succeed. Her witty, sarcastic quips often hold some great advice and her brutal honesty means her children know exactly where they stand. She’s immune to criticism and insults and would never dream of doing something like picking a favorite child (but she’s happy to declare a “least favorite”).

    24. Linda Belcher (“Bob’s Burgers”)

    The animated (literally) matriarch of the “Bob’s Burgers” brood makes our

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