Mirador’s Favorite Blogs


Juliet Miller and Margaret Ross, Feature and News Editors

San Francisco-based Heidi Swanson is the founder and editor of 101 Cookbooks. Her blog compiles recipes from over 100 cookbooks and organizes them by ingredient and season. Swanson tries to keep a focus on using natural, whole foods and ingredients. Winner of numerous awards including the 2005 people’s choice Webby Award for best personal website. If you’re looking for new creative recipes to try, this blog is definitely worth checking out.
Bless This Stuff is a collection of images and descriptions of stuff to drool about. The entries include everything from architecturally awesome homes, the latest in sports and car technologies, and futuristic home gadgets to make life immensely easier. Bless This Stuff provides links to the sources of each feature, where many of the gadgets can be purchased. Inventors can submit products to be reviewed, and viewers can submit links to drool-worthy products.
Gal Meets Glam is the internet journal of fashionista San Franciscan Julia Engel. Her blog documents all of her inspiration, from fashion and beauty to home and travel. Gal Meets Glam has been featured by style critics at Threadsence, Teen Vogue, Refinery 29 and Huffpost Style. Each entry includes eloquent photos of her outfits, links to sites where each piece can be purchased, and a description of her adventures, experiences, and why she loves the look.
This interactive travel website has reinvented the way people plan excursions. Through travelers personal stories, practical advice, and useful tools, Fathom will guarantee you have an amazing trip no matter where your wanderings take you. The postcard section of the Fathom blog gives readers a chance to explore different locations through photos, videos, and articles. This is a great place to start when beginning to plan your travels.