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15 Best Brands to Craft the Perfect Summer Drink, a Pink G&T
Outdoor entertaining season is here, and with it every year come new ideas for refreshing cocktails that also make for great social media posts. And while you may have heard a lot about the Dirty Shirley and the Espresso Martini as "it" drinks of the season, we’re still in the thrall of our personal summer favorite: the pink G&T. Millennial pink gin is the basis for a perfectly pretty and refreshing cocktail, and here’s how to make a proper drink with the best premium brands and tonic.
11 Affordable Wall Art Décor Buys to Bring Summer to Every Room
With summer in full swing, we decided it was time for a refresh of our wall art to spread the easy vibe of the season throughout our spaces. If you're similarly inclined, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of 11 of the best affordable wall art décor buys right now to bring summer to every room at home, including posters, prints, paintings and more.
The 10 Best Picks of the New Gucci Designer Luxury Pet Collection
Pet parents of the world, listen up! Gucci has launched its first ever luxury pet collection for the dog and cat who have everything, including collars, leashes, bowls, coats and more. And it's ultra luxe. Some might even say it's Extra. It has items that we bet you never thought you needed, but that now you won't be able to live without. Think fine leather poop bag holders. Footed porcelain bowls from which pets can dine. Luxury is going to the dogs . . . and cats. And as pet parents, we're totally here for it.
Create the Perfect Outdoor Table Setting with 3 Fresh Styles
Hosting outdoor parties this Summer? Of course you are. Whether its a backyard barbeque, cocktails on the terrace or a rooftop dance party, you're going to want a tablescape to set the right mood. If you're wondering how to set the table, our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy shares inspiration and ideas on the best ways to style your table setting for outdoor summer entertaining this season, including fresh new tablecloths, napkins, platters, and more.
Why Communal Dining is the Popular New Luxury Restaurant Concept
After so many months of being forced to stay away from other people, it's small wonder that one of the hottest restaurant concepts at the moment is communal dining. It feels positively dangerous, subversive and naughty - what's not to like? It also work beautifully for families having a multi-generational meal. And for a first date if you really aren't sure that you want a deep conversation with your potential paramour. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has more on why communal dining tables are the most popular luxury restaurant concept trend right now, and where to experience them at their best in NYC and Philadelphia.
Is Blue Craft Beer What the Cool Kids will be Drinking This Summer 2022?
Is blue craft beer what the cool kids will be drinking this summer 2022? Maybe. Blue beer is A Thing in certain quarters and it might be poised for a breakout. If you're intrigued, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum shares what makes beer blue and offers 10 of the best on trend blue craft beer brands - including Line, Harlem and Widowmaker - to try this summer 2022.
12 best tasting gourmet sweets to enjoy on the go in Summer 2022
Summer is here and the days are getting hot - making for the perfect conditions to taste-test some delicious new icy sweet desserts and confections. It's tough work, but someone's gotta do it. So our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum volunteered. She's reporting back with a list of 12 of the best tasting new frozen gourmet treats to enjoy on the go in summer 2022, including ice cream, ice pops, frozen fruit, and more.
The 10 Best Summer White Wines Perfect to Drink Right Now
Memorial Day is the official start of the "summer whites" season, when crisp white tees, tanks, shoes, sneakers, bags and jeans are all permissible under even the strictest dress codes. We've been exploring the best summer white fashions in recent posts. But what about summer white wines? To leave no stone unturned, we decided to investigate this urgent matter. We scoured; Food & Wine; Travel & Leisure; and several other sources, and synthesized their recommendations across a broad range of options, including organic wines. These are the expert picks for the best white wines to buy in a bottle, can or box for parties and other celebrations this summer 2022, including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and more.
The Mirror on the Wall, Most Important Design Statement of All
Couldn't quite afford that Warhol of Marilyn Monroe that shattered records at the May auction? It's totally understandable. And the good news is that the new status symbol isn't contemporary art on the wall, anyway. It's an eye-catching mirror that's generating all the buzz right now. If you're in need of wall art and want to go in a fresh new direction, consider an usual, vintage (or vintage-inspired) full size mirror. Statement wall mirrors are a big trend in luxury interior design in 2022, including those from Jonathan Adler, the iconic Ultrafragola, and other wavy, humorous picks. Our correspondent Meredith Lepore has curated a list of 9 statement mirrors to consider if you're ready to mirror this trend in your home this year.
Host Parties in Style with a Chic Practical Luxury Bar Trolley
Entertaining season is here, and you may be planning to host a party at some point in the coming weeks. One infallible way to add style to your soirée? Two words, dear reader: bar cart (aka, bar trolley). It's easy to host the best party at your home with a chic practical luxury drinks trolley or one of the designer bar carts available now. They're both functional and fun. And there's one out there that's perfect for you.
Bring Bridgerton Home Now with Regencycore Luxury Interior Design
Regencycore once again rules the land as Season 2 of the hit show Bridgerton invades our hearts and minds. If you're lusting after Daphne Bridgerton's bedroom décor - or Lady Danbury's drawing room style - the luxury interior design world stands ready to assist. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum explains the essential elements of the Regencycore style and showcases 10 Bridgerton inspired interior home design and décor and furniture buys that are on-point, lest Lady Whistledown include you in her next missive as hopelessly gauche.
Why the Dirty Shirley is a Top TikTok Trend to Try Right Now
Every summer has its own unique elements. The Song of the Summer, for example. The Shoe of the Summer. And of course, the Drink of the Summer. It's early days, but the Summer of 2022 is shaping up to be the Dirty Shirley Summer. Which actually sounds pretty good to us, given all that we've been through in the past couple of years. But what's a Dirty Shirley, how do you make one,  and why is it trending as the "it" drink right now? We've got answers, dear reader. Just read on.
5 New Fantastic Picnic Foods and Other Essentials to Try in 2022
It's picnic season, and we can't get enough of it! We previously reported on some of the best essential ingredients for a marvelous outdoor meal in a park, garden or beach. But now there are some new ones, so we're doubling down on the luxury picnic theme. Here are 5 additional new luxury essentials for chic outdoor picnic dining in the summer of 2022, including a blanket, basket, a new canned cocktail and the perfect new romantic sunset location.
The 15 Best Foods and Luxury Items to Pack for a Picnic Right Now
Warm weather brings lots of opportunities for picnics. And even in a time of social distancing, there are still places where you can settle in and have a wonderful meal outdoors. If you want to level up your next picnic in the park, our correspondent Jillian Tangen has the latest on the 15 luxury essentials to pack for the perfect picnic 2022, including baskets, portable gourmet foods, blankets and (of course) attire. It's everything you need for a perfect picnic in the sun right now.
The 4 Best Luxury Video Projectors for Outdoor Movie Nights
Who says a TV room has to be indoors? Ever since the pandemic started, it's all about being outdoors but that doesn't mean you have to always be hiking or biking. Netflix and chilling is a perfectly acceptable outdoor activity too. Enter the state-of-the-art outdoor screening room. Whether you're improvising a football tailgate for the Big Game, or hosting your own impromptu film festival, we've got you. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the best outdoor projectors and TV's to buy right now.
How to Make Your Backyard the Best Room in Your Luxury Home
Spring cleaning is no fun which is why we'd rather procrastinate by creating an inviting outdoor space for your family and friends! Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has everything you need to know about how to decorate to make your backyard or patio the most luxurious, engaging and best room in your house, including chic luxury outdoor home decor, furniture, rugs and accessories. Let's get out!
15 Best Grilling and Barbeque Tool Sets for a Luxury Dinner Party
Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of 15 of the best barbeque tool sets, tools and accessories for your grilling needs this summer 2022 season. Whether a novice or an experienced griller, here's what every person needs for the best barbeque and grilling in summer 2022, including tools, tool sets, accessories and expert tips for a perfect luxury dinner party. Or two.
15 Plant-Based Protein Foods Perfect to Toss on the Grill
Summertime always makes us want to eat more fresh and healthy food. And now that grilling season is here, we're educating ourselves about the latest non-meat alternative protein sources that will be good for us, our guests and our planet. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of 15 plant-based protein foods and meats best for easy and delicious vegetarian and vegan summer grilling 2022, including burgers, nuggets and hot dogs. Who says summer grilling and backyard BBQs can't be plant-based, vegan and eco-friendly? Fire up the grill.
15 Outdoor Furniture Brands Best for a Chic Luxury Party in 2022
Luxury outdoor living. Three little words that evoke a paradise of family and friends, a pool party, ice cold drinks and something delicious to eat fresh off the grill.  Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of 15 of the best brands for luxury outdoor furniture sets to invest in right now for summer 2022, including dining chairs, tables, bar carts and more.
12 Best Grill Brands of 2022 for an Outdoor Luxury Dinner Party
Some people call it summer. Others call it Grilling Season. Call it what you will, it’s here. So, when throwing a steak (or fish, or vegetables) on the fire, which luxury outdoor grill brand is the best? Our intrepid correspondent Jillian Tangen has tracked down the best grills and grill brands for an outdoor luxury dinner party in 2022, including gas, wood-burning, design-driven and high-tech models.

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