Lucia Peters is a Washington DC-based writer whose work has also appeared on The Toast, Crushable, TheGloss, and others. Like many people who have written their own bios, she dislikes talking about herself in the third person.

Pumpkin Spice Jalapeño Peppers Are Here & Your PSL Is Shaking

You know what? I don’t care that it’s still August. I’m leaning into the start of pumpkin spice season already, and I’m leaning in hard. Case in point: I have just spent the last hour and a half researching pumpkin spice jalapeno peppers — because…
By Lucia Peters

Starbucks' 2 New Drinks Are Going To Make Vegans VERY Happy

Any day that I wake up and discover that a new coffee treat has arrived, giving me an ever-greater array of ways to caffeinate myself in the morning, is a good day — so hey, guess what? With news of Starbucks’ new Protein Blended Cold Brew drinks…
By Lucia Peters

These Women Who Had To Be Rescued From A Unicorn Float Are Your New Icons

2018 has been the Summer of Novelty Pool Floats, so it is with great joy and hilarity that I present to you the capstone of the season: A bunch of people got stranded on a giant unicorn float in the middle of a lake and were subsequently rescued by…
By Lucia Peters

This Exhibit Of Haunted Toys Has Stories That Will Make You Go "Nope, Nope, Nope"

Good news for Texas-based ghost enthusiasts: The 2018 Nightmares Of San Antonio Paranormal Fest is coming — and this year, it’s going to feature an exhibit of haunted toys covering more than 500 years of spooky history. The exhibit will feature a…
By Lucia Peters

This New "Instagram Engagement Cookie" Trend Is About To Blow Up Your Timeline

If you saw the headline for this piece and thought, “Engagement ring hand cookies? What are engagement ring hand cookies, exactly?” — you are certainly not alone. That was what I thought as soon as I read the phrase earlier today, although it turns…
By Lucia Peters

Auntie Anne's Is Dropping Pumpkin Pretzels Nuggets With The ULTIMATE Dipping Sauce

We may not know when the Pumpkin Spice Latte will be on the Starbucks menu again just yet, but I have good news for those of you who are already thirsty for cinnamon and ginger: Auntie Anne’s Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Nuggets are coming back for 2018 —…
By Lucia Peters

Yankee Candle Is Dropping 3 Advent Calendars This Year & The Scent Lineup Is Perfection

Is… is August a little too soon to start talking about the winter holidays? My gut say yes — after all, we haven’t even gotten to Halloween yet — but after seeing pictures of Yankee Candle’s 2018 holiday advent calendars, I’m… prepared to start…
By Lucia Peters

Jalapeño Cheddar Chex Mix Is The Spicy Twist Your Fave '90s Snack Deserves

And today in Underrated Snack Food Flavors That Deserve Their Moment In The Sun, we have this: Jalapeno Cheddar Chex Mix appears to be the spicy, dark horse of the snack food world many of us didn’t even know we were missing out on. Now that we know…
By Lucia Peters

Captain Morgan Has A Pumpkin Spice Rum That Legit Looks Like A Pumpkin

Is it too much to write about rum twice in one day? No? Excellent. Because hey, guess what? I just discovered not only that pumpkin spice rum exists, but also that you can get in a bottle that looks like a pumpkin. Naturally, it comes from Captain…
By Lucia Peters

Captain Morgan's Apple Smash Rum Is Basically A Delicious, Booze-y Jolly Rancher

Boozy drinks that taste like candy can be dangerous; it’s incredibly easy to overdo it if you’re not careful. But they’re also delicious, as long as you drink responsibly — as Captain Morgan’s latest offering can attest: As Delish describes it,…
By Lucia Peters

6 Things You Have To Try At Trader Joe's If You Really, Really Love Ranch

There are obviously many things to love about Trader Joe’s, from the wonderfully affordable prices to the freshness and variety of the selection — but hey, guess what, ranch dressing lovers? You’ve got even more things to love, about the place,…
By Lucia Peters

This Hubba Bubba Gin Liqueur Is Here To Make The Most '90s-Tastic Cocktails Ever

Getting a little rosé’d out? Good news: There’s a new pink, boozy drink in town that’s perfect for summer — and this one will get your nostalgia engines going, too: Hubba Bubba bubble gum-flavored gin liqueur is a thing now, thanks a UK-based…
By Lucia Peters

Spirit Halloween Just Dropped A Ton Of 'Hocus Pocus' Merch, Including WINE GLASSES

When it was first released in 1993, I don’t think anyone knew that Hocus Pocus would go on to become one of the most enduring Halloween classics of all-time… and yet, here we are. And hey, guess what? If you’re a Hocus Pocus devotee who’s already…
By Lucia Peters

This Infamously Haunted Prison Will Let You Stay The Night For Less Than $75

Calling all would-be ghost hunters and amateur paranormal investigators: If you’ve long had “hold a sleepover in a haunted jail” on your ghostly bucket list, you can now spend the night in an allegedly haunted prison in the UK. Not just any prison,…
By Lucia Peters

Blue Wine Is About To Be ALL Over Your Instagram Feed This Fall

Did you think that uniquely-colored wine was just a brief and momentary fad? Think again — because Vindigo, a new blue wine, has arrived, and it’s making waves that are just as big as they were the last time we saw such a colorful boozy creation hit…
By Lucia Peters

Pier 1 Just Dropped Super Sleek Halloween Decorations & They're All Under $30

Is August too early to start thinking about Halloween? Normally I would say yes, but after taking a peek at Pier 1's collection of Halloween decorations for 2018, I am... reconsidering my stance. Then again, I'm also one of those people who's…
By Lucia Peters

Disneyland Is Auctioning Off A Ton Of Vintage Stuff — Including Haunted Mansion Portraits

What would you do if I told you that tons of vintage items from Disneyland are going up for auction soon? If you’re anything like me, you'd go, “Gee, I wonder what the actual lots will be?”, wander over to the auction’s catalog, and immediately clap…
By Lucia Peters

Target Just Opened 30 Mini Stores All Over The Country — Here's What They Look Like

In a move sure to make many college students raise a glass in celebration, Target recently announced that the company is planning on opening up a whole bunch of small-format stores near college campuses in the near future. What is a small-format…
By Lucia Peters

Baskin-Robbins Just Launched "Energy Freezes" That Are Basically Caffeinated Ice Cream

I don’t know about you, but for me, this summer has been uncomfortably hot. (Hi there, climate change.) But hey, guess what? If your favorite ways to cool down include both tasty treats and a whole lot of caffeine, Baskin-Robbins has two new Freeze…
By Lucia Peters

Flamin' Hot Cheetos Come In Ranch Form & You Need Them In Your Life, Stat

Ranch has always struck me as the dark horse of snack food flavors. It’s not cheesy; it’s not spicy; it’s not many people’s first choice; and yet, those who love ranch-flavored things really love ranch-flavored things. It is to those people,…
By Lucia Peters