There’s so much happening in America right now. Which caused us to ask: what’s the best music playlist for July 4th this year? Our correspondent and resident DJ Julie Chang Murphy has created a playlist of the perfect American songs for Independence Day this year. Find it on Spotify here.
What to wear on July 4th weekend that shows some patriotic spirit but that doesn’t violate any of the style codes that are still in force despite the current pandemic? Is it even possible to rock red, white and blue fashion or anything that nods to the American flag without looking lame? Fear not, dear patriot. We’ve found chic designer fashion with stars and stripes perfect to celebrate July 4th this year – and to wear happily for the rest of the summer, too.
What are the best books to get you into the right head space to celebrate the Fourth of July? Especially in a year when America is more polarized than ever, with fierce debates raging over healthcare, the economy and racial and social justice? Here at Dandelion Chandelier, our editorial team had a lively debate. And agreed that perhaps what all Americans need this July 4th is a breezy, escapist novel. Maybe even a love story. Maybe even a love story starring a woman of color! All the challenges will still be with us on July 5th – for now, let’s unify around the eternal appeal of a great beach read. If you’re in on that, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of summer books to address the pressing issue of what to read this Independence Day 2020.
Many of us are venturing out in the coming weeks to visit dear friends and family members. And in many cases, we’re crashing at their homes. Which is all cool and good, as long as we arrive with a lovely and thoughtful gift in hand. To help ensure that we all get invited back, our correspondent Jullian Tangen has a curated list: our ultimate luxury gift guide of the best host and hostess gifts out there right now.
What are the best luxury gifts for new moms this Mother’s Day? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen (who is herself a working mother of three and who knows what she’s talking about) has curated our luxury gift guide of ideas for what to give the new mothers in your life – whether its your wife, sister, daughter, BFF, caregiver, colleague or mentor – on this, their very first Mother’s Day.