Author Cooper Koch

Cooper Koch is the founder of He Said Magazine & the lifestyle column Cooped Up, husband to Todd, and Daddy to Claire & Mason.

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Blue Apron & Back Pain

On yet another riveting episode of CoopedUp! – also known as “Cooper says y’all endlessly while unpacking Blue Apron” and “damn, he has good hair” – I talk about cooking, Father’s Day, the Ticketmaster settlement (did you get your free tickets?!), Bengay & back pain #gettingold, and of course…my beloved cheap wine.

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Love Is Love t-shirt to benefit Orlando Victims Fund

One of our favorite bloggers – cutie pie Alex Young from Eat, Style, Dallas – has designed a special edition t-shirt, exclusively through Bullzerk, another fave of ours. In addition to be cute (both Alex and the shirt), it benefits a great cause. Alex tells it better than we ever…

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My Circus Room – Yes, You Read That Correctly

In previous videos, I’ve casually mentioned that we have a “Circus Room” in our house, complete with a big top tent, stages (plural) and clown murals. A bunch of y’all have asked for a tour…and who am I to not give you what you want?! Enjoy the craziness while it…

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The Ultimate Upgrade In Positano

For our last night in Positano, our hotel – Hotel Marincanto – surprised us with an upgrade to the Honeymoon Suite. This suite was so baller (it had an indoor pool!) that we didn’t leave again until the next morning when we had to head back to Rome for our last…

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Pink Lemons & Professional Wrestling

Claire – in her dance class get up – joins me as we unpack this week’s Blue Apron box, yell at the dogs and talk about pink lemons (I didn’t even know they existed!), my little brother’s professional wrestling career, successful friends (Go Promise – Congrats on your TapInfluence success &…

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CoopedUp Test Kitchen: Blue Apron Arrives!

I’ve officially jumped on the ingredients-and-recipes-in-a-box bandwagon. At the prompting of friends (and a pretty swell “first week free” promo code), I decided to give Blue Apron a shot. The box arrived with great anticipation today. And even though I’m not going to be able to cook my first meal…

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That Time Cooper & Craig Went To Tallywackers

Today, my dear, hilarious friend Craig – who you may know as the twisted mind behind the popular “Well, Let Me Say This About That” vlog – and I lunched at Tallywackers, the newly opened restaurant in Dallas’ gayborhood that’s been billed as the male version of Hooters. Between the…

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Jennifer Hudson Surprises Gay Grooms in Dallas

When gays get married, we do it big. Case in point, at tonight’s #TurnItUpForChange HRC event at the W Hotel in Dallas, long-time Texas couple Chris & Scott Lindsey tied the knot in front of friends and family. It was a glamorous affair at the swanky hotel’s 33rd floor Altitude…

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Fave Five: Love, Pride & Merbears

It’s Pride Weekend in NYC, and even though I’m not there (boo!), I’m feeling full of it. My five favorite things of the week celebrate love, pride and keeping glittery clean…well, except my mind. Some things will always be filthy. Photo Credit: Glynnis Jones / Shutterstock.com

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Fave Five: Food for the Soul, Tummy & Eyes

My Fave Fives for this week are good to the soul, the stomach, the heart and the eyes…especially the eyes. Jordan Bach Motivational, inspirational, hot. Those words, not necessarily in that order, are easily the three most accurate adjectives to describe spiritual guru Jordan Bach. You may know him from…