Medical research indicates that spending time in a garden is a powerful way to increase personal wellness. To help you find the best spots for some time surrounded by greenery, we embarked on a journey to find the most beautiful gardens in America. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 10 most beautiful and romantic gardens in America that are the best for a family or even a solo visit this summer 2021.
As a love for Grannycore sweeps the nation and people of all ages rediscover the artisanal crafts and cooking techniques of yesteryear, it was only a matter of time before pickling and canning experienced a renaissance. Summer produce will soon be at its peak, which means now is the time to stock up on everything you need for the pickling and canning season this fall. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 10 best pickling and canning starter kits and expert tools to buy now to properly store your summer fruits and vegetables. Strawberry jam, anyone?
If you’re a luxury lover, then you already know that “glamping” – a portmanteau (or mash-up) of the words “glamour” and “camping” – has been a Big Thing for quite a while now. And post pandemic, it’s become even more popular as a luxury vacation for 2021 – what better way to ease into the New Normal than with an outdoor adventure with lots of social distance from your fellow visitors? It can be a great romantic escape, or a wonderful family vacation. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy (an experienced glamper herself) has curated a list of 10 luxury travel vacation destinations for the best post-pandemic romantic glamourous camping trip (glamping camp site) in 2021.
It has been said that “one swallow does not make spring, nor does one fine day.” But when you live in an apartment in New York City, the arrival of even a single emissary from the natural world can be cause for jubilation. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen is sharing her first-hand experience this spring, along with her three daughters, of observing a family of baby robins hatching on her city terrace. With adorable photos to illustrate what she saw! Just in time for the beginning of Spring, it’s a reminder that sometimes the most precious luxury experiences are free. Here’s our account of the surprise luxury experience of sighting a robin’s nest in New York City this spring.
Wedding season 2021 is approaching! Yay! With many nuptials postponed throughout 2020, and even some who held a micro-wedding now planning a bigger celebration, it’s also the season of the wedding registry. And like nearly everything else, the top luxury wedding gifts showing up on the registry for engaged couples in 2021 is different than in the Before Times. One key word, dear reader: experiential. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the 7 most popular trends in 2021 luxury wedding gift registry lists post COVID-19, where the best gifts are now based on experiences and not products.