OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Makes Lists for Marie Claire

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I’m sure Ina Garten — the Barefoot Contessa — would love to have dinner at Taylor Swift’s. Even if she did have to help her cook the dinner. Swift told Marie Claire magazine that Garten, along with Will Ferrell and Conan O’Brien make up her ideal dinner-party guest list.

The story has other lists from Swift, like her wish list (contentment, a mint-green bike and the ingredients to make Shirley Temples), her playlist (including the best Beach Boys song ever, “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”), her go-to menu list (which is basically just Japanese and Chinese food) and more.

There are also a couple things listed that Swift hasn’t done but would like to. Like get a college degree and watch a marathon of new Law & Order: SVU episodes. Probably not in that order, though.

But I especially loved her admission that her Pinterest board, which is packed with home décor and recipe ideas, also has a lot of “believe in yourself” quotes. And there’s never any shortage of those on Pinterest: Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do! Work for a Cause, Not for Applause! Our Lives Are Storybooks We Write for Ourselves! Be Truthful, Gentle and Fearless! When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time?

You could spend hours looking at the collage of feel-good mantras, but isn’t it good to know that even someone as accomplished as Swift needs some affirmations sometimes.