The Ultimate 2021 Summer Essential Guide: 4th of July, Travel, Dining, Cocktails & More

Summer is finally upon us, with brighter skies, warmer weather — and one of the biggest days to celebrate summer—July 4th!

Summer in NYC brings a sense of optimism to the five boroughs. Residents shed their spring hoodies and rain coats and emerge to take advantage of green spaces across the City. Additionally, many New Yorkers pack up almost everything they own and board the Jitney to head out east to the beauty of The Hamptons.

In this guide we will share safe travel destinations, summer essentials for those obsessed with their homes, summer necessities for both men and women, and what is summer without refreshing cocktails to bask in the warm weather.

There is something for everyone and whether you are traveling, doing a staycation, looking for the perfect spring accessories, we encourage you to read this guide in its entirety and most importantly we wish you a very fun and safe summer — we all deserve it!

Get Festive For The 4th

We’ve rounded up some great travel options, festive events and sparkling cocktail recipes for you to enjoy under the fireworks.

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is celebrating the 4th of July holiday weekend with two days of fireworks and brunch and dinner specials at The Rooftop by JG and Jean-Georges Beverly Hills. Both restaurants will be serving their regular menus in addition to the specials and additional celebrations below:

The Rooftop by JG

The Rooftop by JG is hosting a three-course Family Style Brunch on Sunday, July 4th from 10am to 3pm. A Fireworks Dinner Experience will be offered starting at 5pm and lasting until close at 12am. The dinner will feature an a la carte menu with a stunning view of the surrounding fireworks shows. VIP seats are available and must be made through the reservations team.

Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

On both July 3rd and July 4th, Jean-Georges Beverly Hills will offer a three-course Family Style Brunch from 10am to 3pm and a Special Eight Course Dinner Experience from 6pm to 10:30pm.

Reservations can be made by calling (310) 860–6566.

Rosewood Miramar Beach

Ideally situated on 16 acres of prime beachfront real estate, Rosewood Miramar Beach offers the ultimate Fourth of July getaway with two artfully designed pools — one adults only and one family-friendly — six restaurants and bars, a full service five-star spa and an extensive selection of water and lawn activities for guests to enjoy at the residential resort.

On the day itself, families can enjoy brunch on the Great Lawn with festive cuisine, carnival activities and lawn games and live music. For those looking to further celebrate the weekend, the resort’s Summer by Design programming provides experiences ranging from sailing around Santa Barbara to an on-property falconry demonstration with the resident falcons to a shopping experience at the Dioriviera pop-up boutique housed in the resort’s bungalows.

Red, White & Rosé

Spend July 4th the Wine Country way at Vista Collina Resort/The Meritage Resort and Spa with barbeque cuisine by Chef Vincent Lesage, wine and cocktails, and special children’s activities for a family friendly experience on the Vista Collina Lawn. Find ticket information here.

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Blast

Charleston will host the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Blast, taking place on the Charleston Harbor at Patriots Point. At HarbourView Inn, a newly refreshed waterfront retreat in downtown Charleston, guests can enjoy a birds-eye view of the fireworks show from the comfort of the refurbished rooftop terrace, available only to hotel guests. Travelers can sip on complimentary glasses of chilled wine and relax among plush seating, taking in the dazzling display with family and friends.

The Sentry

Celebrate Summer in the City at The Sentry (435 E. 35th St.) atop the American Copper Buildings as they transform into a tropical paradise on Sunday, July 4th from 4pm — 1pm with a DJ, BBQ, view of the Macy’s firework show complemented by their infinity pool.

Clinton Hall

Clinton Hall will open its newest location at Empire Outlets in Staten Island. The Supercraft beer hall will have 20 draft beers, signature cocktails, and over the top dishes like their award winning Double SmashBurger. Empire Outlets will celebrate July 4th with a fireworks show on the water, which is free to attend.

Fornino

Fornino at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 has a rooftop that’s open beginning at 12pm daily (weather permitting). At the rooftop of Fornino Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, visitors can watch the skyline illuminate with fireworks and enjoy generations of Neapolitan pizza creations. In addition to fabulous pizza made in wood burning ovens, the eatery also serves specialty cocktails at the rooftop bar for the complete 4th of July experience.

American Brass

American Brass in Queens will serve brunch, Raw Bar and Drinks, and three course dinners for $75 a person. The fireworks are directly in front of the restaurant on the waterfront, and will be the place to be. See the show without being shoulder to shoulder with thousands of people while having a delicious meal and drinks.

Rosewood Washington, D.C.

Ideally situated along the historic C&O Canal in the heart of Georgetown, Rosewood Washington, D.C. offers the ultimate city escape for the July 4th holiday with 55 lux accommodations — including six standalone townhouses — a fitness center, rooftop pool with sprawling city views and Wolfgang Puck’s CUT D.C. and CUT Above — a rooftop bar and lounge.

On July 4th only, CUT Above will offer ‘A View to Remember’ with their celebration from 6pm — 10pm boasting unmatched views of the fireworks and iconic monuments.

Priced at $295 per person, the experience includes unlimited beer, wine and festive cocktails with a family-style menu consisting of classic fare including Wades Mill Jalapeno Cornbread, Slow Cooked BBQ Beef Ribs and Louisiana Hot & Numbing Prawn Boil.

For those looking for added adventure this holiday in the historic capital, the property’s Summer by Design campaign, running through September, offers a private charter to explore the sights of the Potomac river complete with a picnic lunch, a hot air balloon ride in the Virginia countryside and the chance to explore the city with a curated scavenger hunt showcasing the world-famous memorials.

River House at Odette’s

River House at Odette’s, a boutique luxury hotel property inspired by and reimagined from a historic cabaret, Chez Odette, will be offering a 4th of July weekend package for guests to celebrate Independence Day by the river in style. Less than 10 miles from the site where Washington crossed the Delaware River in 1776, River House at Odette’s provides the perfect historic location to celebrate our nation’s birth and independence. The 4th of July package includes a 2-night stay in River House’s luxurious accommodations, a $50 dining credit per day and a 1pm late checkout.

Guests who book this package can practice serene riverfront yoga, take the property’s branded cruisers on picturesque trails along the water, explore the eclectic, LGBTQ-friendly enclave of New Hope, PA and indulge in the exclusive ROOF experience, a members-only prohibition-style rooftop club.

Casa Red, White and Blue

Ingredients

1.5 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila

1.5 oz. Fresh Watermelon Juice

.25 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

.25 oz. Grenadine by Liber & Co.

1 oz. Splash of Soda Water

Spray Blue Curacao Over Top

Garnish with a Luxardo Cherry

Method

Serve in Collins Glass with Pebble OR Crushed Ice. Add fresh watermelon juice, fresh lemon juice and grenadine directly into Collins glass. Fill collins glass with crushed ice and pack tightly. Add Casamigos Blanco, then splash of soda water. Top off with crushed ice and create dome like top. Spray blue curacao over top through an atomizer. Add garnish.

BACARDÍ Summer Watermelon Cooler

The BACARDÍ Summer Watermelon Cooler is a thirst-quenching cocktail made with the award-winning base spirit of BACARDÍ Superior white rum, watermelon juice, grapefruit soda, plus blueberries and lime to garnish, offering you the perfect drink to the beat the summer heat. This cocktail will boost your Independence Day spirit, as you kick back with your friends and family to celebrate the fourth!

Ingredients

1.5 oz BACARDÍ Superior

0.75 oz Watermelon juice

2 oz Grapefruit soda

Blueberries and lime wheel as a garnish

Method

Fill a tall glass with ice. Add all ingredients. Give a quick stir to combine and garnish with blueberries on a cocktail pick and a lime wheel or wedge.

Absolut Patriot Punch

Ingredients

2 Parts Absolut Original

1 Parts Lemonade

1 Part Watermelon Juice

Frozen blueberries and strawberries, lemon wheels, mint sprigs

Method

Combine all ingredients over large chunks of ice. Decorate with the above garnishes

NOLET’S Berry Independent Punch

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups NOLET’S Silver Gin

1/2 cup Chambord Liqueur

1/2 cup Maraschino Cherry Liqueur

2 1/2 cups Lemonade

1/4–1/2 cup Simple Syrup

1 cup Blackberries or Blueberries

1 cup Strawberries

1 cup Raspberries

Method

Puree fruit in a blender and strain out solids or juice fresh berries in a juicer. Mix berry juice with NOLET’S Silver Gin, Chambord, and Maraschino Liqueur with lemonade in a large pitcher or punchbowl. Taste for sweetness and adjust with simple syrup as needed. Add ice to the mixture, and serve over ice with fruit or floral garnish in a rocks glass.

SVEDKA Rad, White & Blue Punch

Ingredients

1 3/4 Parts SVEDKA Spirit Edition 80P

1/2 Part Triple Sec

3/4 Part Lemonade

1 Part Cranberry Juice

1 Part Fresh Lime Juice

Method

COMBINE all ingredients in a punch bowl.

ADD 5–6 cups of ice.

STIR & GARNISH with blueberries and sliced strawberries.

AS THE PARTY CONTINUES add more ice and fruit as needed. Yields 25–30 servings.

Very Berry Smash

Ingredients

1.5 ounces Red, White & Berry flavored spirit

¼ cup fresh berries: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and cherries

4 ounces club soda

2 ounces Red, White & Berry Smirnoff Ice

Mint for garnish

Method

Add vodka, berries, and a few sprigs of mint to the bottom of a glass. Muddle to combine. Add ice to the glass. Top with club soda and Smirnoff Ice. Stir to combine. Garnish with mint and extra berries.

AQUADISIAC

Ingredients

1.5 oz PATRÓN Silver

1 oz blue curacao

.75 oz lime juice

3 oz Tropical Red Bull

2 cups of ice

Method

Combine all ingredients into a blender with ice. Blend until smooth. Garnish with pineapple wedge.

Cuatro de Cuervo Tradicional

Ingredients

2 oz Jose Cuervo® Tradicional® Plata Tequila
.75 oz Fresh lime juice
.75 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
.25 cup Fresh blueberries

Method

Muddle the blueberries in the bottom of a Collins glass, top with crushed ice and set aside. Add the rest of the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into the prepared glass. Top with more crushed ice and garnish with bitters.

Fistful of 4th Pops

Created by Anthony Bohlinger, National Fistful of Bourbon Brand Ambassador

Ingredients

Strawberry Top

2 cup Diced Strawberries

1/4 cup Granulated Sugar

½ cup Greek yogurt

Colada Center

1 ½ cups of fresh pineapple cubes

1 cup unsweetened coconut cream

¼ cup granulated sugar

1 part Fistful of Bourbon

1 ½ Teaspoons Fresh lime Juice

¼ Teaspoon kosher salt

Blueberry Base

2 cups Blueberries

1/4 cup Granulated sugar

½ cup Greek Yogurt

Method

Makes 12 popsicles. For each flavor section, add all ingredients in a blender & puree. Fill popsicle molds ¼ full with strawberry blend and freeze for 1 hour. Take colada mix and fill popsicle molds ¾ full and freeze for 1 hour. Add the blueberry mix and insert popsicle base and freeze for one hour. Finish with lime zest over the whole popsicle.

Gray Whale Gin on the Rock-ets

Ingredients

3 oz Gray Whale Gin

1 red, white and blue popsicle

Method

Pour Gray Whale Gin in a glass. Dip popsicle + enjoy!

Red White and Brut

Ingredients

3 ounces Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee

1/2 ounce Raspberry Syrup or 1/2 ounce Raspberry Liqueur

1/4 ounce Blue Curacao

1 large whole Fresh Strawberry

Method

Place raspberry syrup in bottom of champagne flute. Carefully place whole strawberry on top of raspberry syrup. Slowly pour Brut Cuvee on top of strawberry. Strawberry will begin to float. Carefully pour blue curacao over top of strawberry.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Created by Anna Mains, Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador

Ingredients

1.5 parts Monkey Shoulder

3 oz Dr. Pepper

Small handful of honey roasted peanuts

Method

Throw a bottle of Monkey and some Dr. Pepper in your cooler. Throw a handful of nuts in the bottom of a glass , add some ice and pour the Monkey & Dr. Pepper on top.

Out With A Bang

Created by Sebastien Derbomez, William Grant & Sons Manager of Brand Advocacy

Ingredients

2 parts Hudson Whiskey Bright Lights, Big Bourbon

2 parts Fresh pineapple juice

½ part ginger syrup

½ part Ancho Reyes Verde Liqueur

½ part freshly squeezed lemon juice

Pinch of salt

Method

Add all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and strain in a small bottle. Garnish with a grilled pineapple slice with bourbon and brown sugar glaze

American Collins

Ingredients

2oz Mijenta Tequila Blanco

1oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

2oz Sparkling water

1oz Earl Grey Tea Syrup

Method

In a highball glass filled with ice, add the Mijenta Tequila Blanco, lime juice, sparkling water and earl grey tea syrup

Garnish with a lime wheel

Firecracker Float

Ingredients
2 oz ABERFELDY 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
½ oz local honey syrup (2:1 local honey : boiling water. Mix to fully integrate and let cool before using)
Root Beer (Can also use cream soda but Root beer has a little more Americana and nostalgia to it)
Vanilla Ice Cream

Method
Add ABERFELDY 12 Year Old and honey to a tall, chilled glass. Add ice cream and top with chilled root beer.

Surfwash 17” Volleys

Going down in a fade of glory. The Surfwash Volleys from Quiksilver for men are treated with a unique pigment print that gives the recycled fabric vintage appeal. Styled with an elastic waistband, side pockets, and coming in at 17", this short makes a seriously strong case for being your can’t-function-without-it wingman.

The Pioneer Woman Gingham & Floral Star Garland

This star-shaped garland from The Pioneer Woman is the perfect way to decorate your home this Fourth of July. Featuring stars in different red, white, and blue prints like gingham, polka dots, and flowers, it includes attached loops for easy hanging and is a great addition to any indoor or outdoor space.

Summer Travel Destinations

While we are not out of the clear as it relates to the current pandemic, it is a positive sight to see that hotels and resorts are safely welcoming travelers. We know that many of us have been confined to our homes for a large portion of 2020 and a change of scenery is definitely necessary. We encourage you to make the decision to travel on your own, but if you do, we have highlighted some options.

Mohegan Sun

As more people become vaccinated, travel remains top of mind and escaping for a weekend is what many are yearning for right now. Mohegan Sun, the East Coast’s premier gaming and entertainment destinations, is located in the peaceful New England countryside, offerings best-in-class dining, shopping, entertainment and gaming in just 2 hours from New York City.

The property boasts two (2) luxurious hotel towers, two (2) state-of-the-art casinos (Casino of the Sky & Casino of the Earth), over 40 dining options, retail shopping, two world-class spas, live entertainment, golf course and more. Of note, Mohegan Sun recently added a new world-renowned partner to its portfolio and opened the doors to TAO Asian Bistro & Lounge. The upscale Pan-Asian venue has been an absolute hit at the property since its soft opening and complements the exciting atmosphere of Mohegan Sun perfectly with the most dramatic setting the resort has to offer.

InterContinental New York Barclay

As New York City officially reawakens, InterContinental New York Barclay has officially reopened its iconic midtown doors. 2021 marks the hotel’s 95th anniversary and in keeping with the celebrations, InterContinental New York Barclay is bringing Manhattan glamour to life through new programs and experiences including:

  • Kosibah Suite: The Barclay has transformed one of its stunning guest suites into a couture experience for brides. In the new Kosibah Suite, brides can begin to design their dream dress and have alterations done with the Kosibah designers. Traveling or experiencing a staycation, brides and their parties are encouraged to book a room at The Barclay and have an opportunity to view the hotel’s wedding venues ideal for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and wedding room blocks.
  • B Suite Collection: The newly launched B Suite Collection is a selection of five residential-style retreats, from the four-bedroom Lexington Suite on the 14th Floor that evokes the sense of a Midtown East residence to the showstopping Harold S. Vanderbilt Penthouse with an expansive private 1,300. Many of the suites offer connecting options, ideal for groups gathering and traveling together again.
  • Pooch Package & New Furry Resident: Guests’ pooches are now invited to check-into the BARK-lay for a full VIP (very important paw) experience with a new package that includes special welcome amenity, upgrade to deluxe accommodations, waived pet fees. The Barclay also has a new furry resident — Bowie. He is greeting and welcoming guests back.
  • Virtual Valet, Perle: Perle is the hotel’s new virtual valet, named after Perle Mesta, a famous Barclay resident who once resided in the building and was known as “Hostess with the Mostesses,” entertaining in New York City. Perle, the Virtual Valet will complete requests for guest from delivering extra pillows and night caps to facilitating virtual check out with just the touch of a button.

The Grady Hotel

The Grady Hotel, developed by Vision Hospitality Group and operated by Humanist Hospitality, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vision, opened on May 20 in Louisville. Located in the downtown Market District at the corner of W Main Street and N 6th Street, The Grady is a renovated 19th-century historic building. The 51-key luxury hotel is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™, a community of the world’s most desirable luxury hotels that offer exclusivity and one-of-a-kind experiences.

The Grady is a historic gem steeped in the spirit of Louisville, offering luxe accommodations and provisions to guests and locals alike, ideally located near notable Louisville attractions — Muhammed Ali Center, Frazier History Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum — neighborhood hidden gems and distillery row.

The hotel’s sophisticated design features displays of patina metals and smooth, dark textures that tell the story of Louisville’s bourbon heritage. Throughout the hotel are hints of lush green to represent the City of Parks and the outdoors. Each of the 51 guest rooms provides pops of navy, copper, and maroon, featuring 10–15’ original reclaimed wood ceilings, tufted headboards, and an array of locally-inspired art. The hotel’s public spaces also feature warm and inviting tones, complete with a library area, art gallery, and a central fireplace for guests to gather.

Following The Grady’s opening, the intimate cocktail bar Wild Swann, located inside the hotel, opened on June 11. Wild Swann exudes modern, southern elegance and rich heritage. Guests will find themselves immersed in a world of hand-crafted beverages, fastidious service, and delicious small plates. Wild Swann is open Sunday through Thursday 3 pm — 11 pm and Friday & Saturday from 3 pm — midnight.

Southampton Inn

For those looking to stay at Southampton Inn during the start of the summer season, room rates at the Tudor-style property start from $325. Children under 12 years of age may stay in their parents’ room at no additional charge. And pets are welcome in the limited number of pet friendly rooms. Elegant accommodations feature 90 guest suites. In every room a comfortable and immaculate décor is highlighted, as well as individual temperature control, sparkling tiled bathrooms, refrigerators and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Much of the property has been recently updated with new outdoor furniture on the grounds and surrounding the gardens. Several interiors also highlight newly refurbished suites with brand new carpeting. You will additionally find the Southampton Inn’s staff uses CDC cleaning protocols, have Sterile-Bright® UVC lights for guest rooms and restaurant sanitizing.

Southampton Inn’s beautiful grounds consist of several acres of manicured lawns and gardens. Amenities on the property include a 50-foot heated outdoor pool, all-weather tennis court, bike rentals, croquet space, and a game room for all ages.

Inns of Aurora

Credit: Inns of Aurora

Located in a quiet corner of the Inns of Aurora, an expansive lakeside luxury boutique resort in the Finger Lakes, the multi-million-dollar farm-inspired spa campus is unlike any other in the region.

Set on 350 acres of rolling farmland overlooking Cayuga Lake with unobstructed access to surrounding nature, the 15,000-sq-ft Spa also features six indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pools, multiple meditation spaces, ten treatment rooms and inclusive gender-neutral spaces. For a transformative wellness journey, guests can indulge in the extensive Ayurveda-inspired menu curated to promote healing from within, including energy work, massage therapy, and multi-day retreats.

The Morton

For thse who can’t bear to leave their furry friends at home during vacation, the new Morton Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. Every detail of the modern, apartment-style hotel was designed with pups in mind, with amenities like elevated dog beds and leash hooks in every room, an indoor pet play area, pet washing station and relief area, and outside enclosed courtyard, so furry friends can roam free without venturing too far.

Conveniently located in the affordable city’s Hotel District, The Morton Hotel is a perfect home-away-from-home for visitors who added new pets the family over the pandemic.

JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa

The new JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek is a great option for those looking to visit Walt Disney World with a luxury twist this summer. Located just outside the gates of the parks, the laid back resort includes amenities that will please the entire family, including a pool, rooftop rock climbing wall and miniature golf course for the kids, plus a brand new rooftop lounge, illume, and relaxing spa that is the perfect antidote for an exhausting day exploring Disney.

The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club

Nestled along Florida’s serene Gulf Coast, the historic Vinoy Renaissance boasts plenty of outdoor options for a safe summer vacation, including clean and stylish guest rooms overlooking the Tampa Bay, plus ample luxury open-air amenities, such as a championship 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, two outdoor pools and a 74-slip private marina.

Guests can easily access St. Pete’s thriving waterfront from the resort too, including the newly renovated St. Pete Pier, which features Janet Echelman’s must-see sculpture Bending Arc, trendy bars and restaurants, and breathtaking views of the bay. For a cultural outdoor activity, the local Florida CraftArt gallery also offers guided walking and bike tours of the city’s murals.

The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel

The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel and Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative (MLMC) have partnered to create the ultimate Maine lobster experience with the launch of the Maine Lobster Suite, the “sweetest suite” inspired by the sweetest lobster on earth. Since Southern Maine has been named a top trending destination for summer travelers, this new experience offers the best of the region tied up into a hotel suite and package.

“The Maine Lobster Suite” at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel in Kennebunkport, ME is situated in a corner room overlooking the Kennebunk River, featuring over-the-top lobster decor such as lobster paintings from local artists, buoy scones, custom-built lobster trap rocking chairs and more. The “Maine Lobster Experience” package, available exclusively to guests booking the suite now — October 3, 2021. starts at $2,339 for three nights and includes the following:

  • Three-night stay in The Maine Lobster Suite at The Boathouse
  • Blue Lobster Chardonnay and cheese board in room upon arrival
  • Waterfront dinner for two at The Boathouse Restaurant
  • Secret “Blue Lobster” menu, curated by The Boathouse’s Chef John Shaw and featuring lobster-centric dishes, available for room service in the Lobster Suite only (additional fees apply, full menu can be found here)
  • Two tickets for the Rugosa Lobster Cruise — a hands-on lobsterman experience
  • Lobster Bake from Cape Porpoise Lobster Co., shipped to you to continue your Maine experience at home

Additionally, guests who book the package on the first weekend of every month (June — October) will receive a season-long supply of Maine lobster delivered to their doorstep, courtesy of MLMC.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

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This oceanfront oasis beckons families with new luxury beachfront waterpark, Baha Bay, opening July 2, 2021. Families will enjoy unlimited access to the water park’s 24 water slides, infinity pools, lazy river, and interactive rides, as well as private beachside cabanas, a variety of al fresco culinary experiences, and an outdoor casino gaming pavilion. The resort also offers families the opportunity to snorkel with sharks, stingrays, and sea turtles, dive into seven elaborate pools with luxurious private cabanas, swim-up bars and cliff jumps, or befriend flamingoes during Flamingo Yoga.

Club Med Seychelles

Credit: Club Med

This luxury all-inclusive resort is the first and only resort on the private island of Sainte Anne, offering families the opportunity to reconnect in total paradise. Embark on bucket-list adventures, like a Deep Sea fishing excursion with seasoned sailors or a glass bottom kayak ride throughout Seychelles’ crystal-clear waters to observe vibrant sea life beneath the surface. While kids enjoy the resort’s unlimited land and water sports like paddle boarding, sailing, and scavenger hunts, adults can relax in the adults-exclusive Zen area complete with a sea front pool, hammam, and yoga studio to recharge their batteries.

Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino

The Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino invites U.S. travelers to experience the “dushi,” or sweet, life this summer. With a low number of COVID-19 cases and one of the highest numbers of vaccinations in the Caribbean, the beautiful island of Curaçao and its beaches, restaurants and casinos are open and the government continues to ease measurements. Following “A Dushi Stay the Healthy Way” protocols, visitors can rest assured that their safety and enjoyment are top priority. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently designated Curaçao a Level 2 travel destination, citing the island’s successful management of the virus.

Edging the shimmering Caribbean Sea, the Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino offers 237 guest rooms, with summer package rates starting at just $199 per night that include a fifth night free and $50 in daily credit. The vibrant property, which is adorned with striking architectural elements and splashes of color, exudes cool and relaxation.

Amenities include access to the iconic Infinity Beach Club, which features an infinity pool along pristine white sand, cocktail service and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. On-site food and beverage options include Nautilus, which serves international cuisine with a Curaçao flair, and the Blue Bar which boasts a menu of innovative cocktails like the famous “Blue Curaçao.” Guests feeling lucky can visit the reinvisioned Wind Creek Carnival Casino Curaçao, the most popular casino in Curaçao featuring the latest gaming machines and table games.

In an effort to allow smooth travel for those returning to the U.S. in compliance with the CDC’s newest travel guidelines, Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino has partnered with three laboratories to offer on-site antigen tests at the resort for guests.

CordeValle

The resort, located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, just recently did a golf course renovation and is the perfect weekend getaway destination for every family member. Celebrate our country’s independence with a round of golf, wine tasting and even a tennis lesson at CordeValle’s luxury property. Get away from the big city and head to the secluded, quiet resort with views of the mountains and perfect summer weather.

From spa treatments, to a pool overlooking the golf course, hiking trails, and outdoor sporting courts, CordeValle offers a number of options for every family member.

  • Golf Course — The 7,360-yard, award-winning golf course, designed by internationally acclaimed golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. was recently renovated and provides a new experience for players. Players also have access to CordeValle’s Caddie Program and Golf Butler offering.
  • Tennis — Four Plexicushion Tournament tennis courts offer competitive action to a friendly game of mixed doubles. Guests have access to ball machines, small and large baskets of tennis balls and tennis equipment that can be purchased at our pro shop.
  • Clos LaChance Winery — The on-site 85-acre vineyard produces a variety of white, red and estate wines. Guests are able to participate in the winemaking experience through personal tours and wine tasting.

Additional amenities include a fitness center, 3 restaurants with curated menus by Executive Chef Goran Basarov, and much more. Not only does CordeValle offer a luxurious and private escape from the outside world, but when on-property, you’ll never have to leave the comfort of your vacation.

Las Brisas Ixtapa

Dreaming of waking up to a fresh ocean breeze in the morning? Set against the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains, Las Brisas Ixtapa promises an unforgettable view of one of Mexico’s most beautiful beaches from every guest-room.

Lounge in the hammock on your private terrace, sip cocktails on a private beach, or enjoy a selection of cuisines from one of the hotel’s six restaurants. For those looking to get a little bit active, enjoy a round of golf at one of the nearby courses, try out some watersports at the Ixtapa Marina, or take a ferry to Playa Linda for scuba diving in crystal clear waters. Summer rates start as low as $92 per night.

Hacienda Jurica by Brisas

Rich in history since its inception, Hacienda Jurica by Brisas is a 16th century colonial hacienda that was converted into a luxurious hotel in 1969 and is now adorned with majestic gardens, beautiful statues, and antique art and furniture throughout. The native Tarascan Indians of the region named it Jurica (“Place of Well-Being”) for the thermal and crystal waters that surround the property.

Guests can immerse themselves in the history and culture of Queretaro, an old colonial town built in the geometric street layout favored by the Spaniards. The property features modern amenities that have been maintained and renovated by the Brisas Hotel Group to emphasize its its colonial charm, offering visitors a unique cultural experience. Summer rates start as low as $93 per night.

NIZUC Resort & Spa

Built on the ancient base of Mayan astronomers, NIZUC Resort & Spa in Cancun is a wellness oasis that immediately puts guests at ease from the moment they walk in the door, offering a luxurious getaway to relax the mind, body and soul. Guests can enjoy the resort’s two pools, private beaches, world-class NIZUC Spa, various restaurants, and much more.

For those looking to explore off property, NIZUC offers nine different land and sea excursions throughout the area including a 10-circuit zipline over the treetops, private tours of Chichen Itza — home to the Kukulcán Pyramid, and a wave runner tour of the Nichupte Lagoon, just to name a few! Summer rates start at $750 per night.

Amtrak

For a limited time, Amtrak is offering travelers the opportunity to save up to 35% for their summer travel plans with its latest promotion, the ‘Sizzling Summer Sale.’ This offer is available now through Thursday, June 24, for travel between July 6 and September 30, 2021 on most trains throughout the national network (coach and Acela Business class).

With demand for summer travel surging, the ‘Sizzling Summer Sale’ will allow customers to book an affordable domestic getaway while avoiding lengthy security lines and strict baggage limits, complete with unparalleled views. To make the experience as seamless and touch-free as possible, customers can book, board, check train status and access information from the convenience and safety of the Amtrak app.

American Express

American Express has launched a refreshed U.S. Consumer Platinum Card — building on the brand’s travel legacy while introducing new everyday premium benefits.

The Platinum Card has set the bar for premium cards for nearly 40 years, and it remains unmatched. Now we’re launching a new U.S. American Express Consumer Platinum Card, which will offer even more value to Card Members with additional and expanded travel and everyday benefits and services across dining, wellness, retail and entertainment.

The suite of benefits now offers Card Members access to more than $1,400 in value each year including a new annual $179 statement credit towards CLEAR membership that offers expedited security screening at select airports and stadiums across the U.S., among others.

As Card Members begin to book their trips and travel again, the Platinum Card can elevate their travel journeys with new benefits including:

  • $200 Hotel Credit: An annual statement credit for prepaid bookings at Fine Hotels + Resorts® or The Hotel Collection properties made available through American Express Travel.
  • $179 CLEAR Credit: An annual statement credit for a CLEAR membership, which offers expedited security screening at select airports and stadiums across the U.S.
  • More Lounges in More Places: American Express offers access to more airport lounges compared to any other U.S. credit card program, with over 1,300 airport lounges in 500+ airports and 140 countries around the world. This includes the recently expanded The Centurion® Network, with over 40 lounge locations worldwide, offering a premium airport lounge experience.
  • Premium Private Jet Program: Access to a 20% discount on Wheels Up Connect and a 40% discount on Wheels Up Core memberships. Plus, get a $500 or $2,000 credit added to your Wheels Up account to use toward your initial flight within your first year depending on your selected Wheels Up membership. For more information, visit here.

Summer Dining Essentials

From your favorite NYC restaurants to at-home dining essentials, take a look at some of our favorite restaurants to support this summer as well as summer snacks to share with friends or at a nice day at the beach.

City Cruises’ Alive After Five Cruise

Setting sail from Pier 15 each week, the sophisticated, two-hour happy hour cruise on the Hudson offers unobstructed sunset views of the Manhattan skyline as well as iconic sights such as the Empire State Building and Lady Liberty. The cruise is complete with an onboard DJ to set the scene and a fully stocked bar with the choice of inclusive or a la carte food and drinks options. General admission tickets starting at $46.42 per person.

To provide reassurance and ensure the safety of guests, City Experiences has also expanded its industry-defining SafeCruise program, building on already stringent sanitation processes, to incorporate further health-driven measures to guard against the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.

In addition to the Alive at Five Cruise, City Cruises operates a number of Brunch, Dinner, Holiday Cruises and more.

INTERSECT BY LEXUS-NYC

INTERSECT BY LEXUS-NYC is now offering a new weekend lunch menu from The Lounge. With summer officially in full swing and New York back in business, INTERSECT’s al fresco dining area is the perfect spot to beat the heat and experience The Lounge like never before.

The Lounge’s lunch menu, available both indoor and outdoor, will feature dishes such as Tuna Poke Bowl, Crispy Fish Bao Bun, INTERSECT Burger, and Shrimp Tempura Donburi — all created by Executive Chef Nickolas Martinez. Guests can also enjoy a selection of cocktails and beverages such as Island Time, 66 Perry, and Yuzu Smash. Lunch will be served on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-3pm.

INTERSECT’s modern outdoor dining experience, designed by the Rockwell Group, serves as an extension of the restaurant’s intimate indoor dining space and is available for lunch reservations all summer long.

Sola Pasta Bar

Sola Pasta Bar has transformed their SoHo sidewalk for the summer season. They now have a wrap-around terrace and feature daily curated playlists of amazing music. There is a new branded bar with a neon sign “La Dolce Vita” located between french doors that look out to West Broadway.

Guests can dine outdoors amidst tables adorned with florals and palms or indoors at our signature Chefs counter where they have a front-row seat to watch the team preparing delicious Italian food and drink; offering a true Italian escape in NYC and an unforgettable summer dining experience.

Gallow Green

Rooftop garden bar & restaurant, Gallow Green, is now open for dinner and drinks on Wednesday — Sunday nights. The city’s dreamiest rooftop, named “best” and “most romantic” by countless outlets, features seasonal cuisine, exquisite cocktails, and craft beer.

Plus, critically-acclaimed experience, Speakeasy Magick, dazzles audiences in The Club Car on Fridays, starting July 23. Perfect for reuniting with family, friends, or colleagues this summer.

Opt for both for an unforgettable night out… and fall in love with NYC all over again.

American Bar & Grille at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Borgata recently announced plans for a new restaurant opening inside the hotel. American Bar & Grille, an eatery created, owned and operated by MGM Resorts International and Borgata, opened on June 19 in Atlantic City.

American Bar & Grille will offer a casual dining experience with an open-flame, wood-burning pizza oven. The restaurant’s menu will feature American grill classics with a focus on seasonal ingredients and globally influenced flavors.

T-Bar Southampton

T-Bar Southampton is following the strict CDC and Health department guidelines. To comply with these guidelines, T-Bar Southampton’s outside patio dining is adequately spaced to maintain social distancing, and for those still nervous going out to eat, T-Bar Southampton is also offering takeout options.

Diners can begin their meal at T-Bar Southampton with the flavorful Thin Crust Pizza, Margherita or Meatballs. The restaurant also has tantalizing salad dishes such as the Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, and Balsamic Vinaigrette. Also available on its delectable appetizer menu are the popular Crispy Sushi, Yellowfin Tuna Tartare and Vietnamese Shrimp Roll.

Union Burger Bar

Union Burger Bar at 40 Bowden Square in Southampton offers an assortment of specialty gourmet burgers, fresh hand-cut fries, maniacal milkshakes & desserts, as well as an elaborate craft beer and small batch bourbon selection. Restaurateur and owner Ian Duke with award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf are excited to introduce the new culinary offering to the year-round dining staple of Southampton. Union Burger Bar is first come, first served, no reservations, and is open for both lunch and dinner.

The Coop at Southampton Social Club

The Hamptons popular ghost kitchen popup, The Coop, has a new permanent home at Union Burger Bar. Restaurateurs Ian Duke and David Hilty introduced the simply “scrumptious” chicken out of Southampton Social Club last year. Now in 2021, customers can expect the same outstanding variety of fried and rotisserie chicken options with a wide assortment of sides. Be sure to try the classic Fried chicken sandwich or the biscuits topped with fried chicken and covered in a rich sausage gravy.

Nerai

Located at 55 E. 54th Street offers a contemporary twist on sophisticated Greek dining in the heart of the city. The restaurant is ranked one of the top 50 in NYC according to TripAdvisor. It features two elegantly appointed dining rooms in addition to Cava Nerai, providing two distinct private dining spaces. Nerai’s flavorful fresh seafood dishes and cocktails can be enjoyed indoors and out and a gorgeous new Jasmine garden from Floratorium can be found on the restaurant’s second floor.

Kellari Taverna

Located at 19 W. 44th Street, Kellari serves up deliciously authentic Greek dishes for lunch, brunch and dinner in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and has been doing so for over a decade. They refuse to compromise on quality, which is why they source fresh ingredients from local farmers’ markets. No matter what time of year, you can be sure you’re eating the best of the season.

Brooklyn Chop House

Located at 150 Nassau Street in FiDi created and implemented a 40 point safety plan. Dine on their wide variety of dumplings, ranging from Bacon Cheeseburger, to French Onion Soup or have an L.S.D. feast with friends, with lobster, steak and duck for the table to enjoy.

Ainslie

Located in Williamsburg at 76 Ainslie Street is a massive 10,000 square foot, multi-level Italian restaurant, wine bar and biergarten complete with a rooftop. Ainslie’s Executive Chef John DeLucie and lead pizzaiolo Erasmo ‘Mino’ Lassandro offer a tasty menu of wood-fired pizzas, pastas, free-range chicken, NY Strip Steak, Atlantic Salmon and Wood Fired Rosemary Wings. The restaurant, wine bar and beer garden also has an extensive alcoholic beverage menu.

Sourcebook Productions

Sourcebook Productions and Flowcode have teamed up with Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce to offer complimentary Sourcebooks to visitors and locals alike — just in time for Summer travelers!

The Dining Sourcebook is an interactive guide that unlocks up-to-date information for visitors, all in real-time through next-generation QR technology, Flowcode. Each page features a different restaurant with its own unique Flowcode for guests to scan and helps to support local restaurants by allowing them to better engage with their customer base and understand their dining preferences.

If you flip through this guide, you will see that through one scan, a consumer will be connected directly to the restaurant’s digital destinations and restaurants can keep the Flowcode for all menu and marketing materials throughout the season.

With so much unknown about restaurant openings and closings, Flowcode allows restaurants to give real-time information about ways they are staying alive this season giving the diner all up to date information this summer season!

OLEAMEA Gift Pack

The Gift Pack showcases one of each of the brand’s award winner editions: Organic Premium Everyday and Organic Private Select olive oils. The Organic Private Select has a fruity flavor, with aromatic notes of fresh cut grass and hints of green banana to perfectly balance the distinct peppery bitterness that is a common trait of high-quality oils. The Organic Premium Everyday has a light and balanced taste profile with aromatic notes of green almond and hints of wild herbs. This is the perfect gift for that special foodie in your life or anyone who loves to entertain.

Welch’s Juicefuls

Made with REAL fruit on the outside and delicious juice on the inside, Welch’s Juicefuls brings all the goodness consumers love and expect from Welch’s Fruit Snacks, only with a fun, fruit and juice combination. Unlike anything else before, you can taste the fruit and actually see the juice inside each piece! New Welch’s Juicefuls are available in three fruit and juice-filled varieties — Mixed Fruit, Berry Blast and Island Splash — and can be purchased in-store or online at Target.

Original Gummi FunMix

From tropical flavors to pucker-punched sour candies, Original Gummi FunMix is available in various fun mixes with over 60 gummi combinations. Bursting with fun and big on flavor, Gummi Fun Mix offers A Party In Every Bag! New flavors include Tropical Fish Party, which combines exotic flavors and dazzling fun fish shapes for a taste bud party in tropical paradise, and Swirl’z Party, featuring fruity favorites swirled with cream for a summery soiree of flavor. Available for purchase in-store at Family Dollar or Dollar Tree, as well as online on Amazon.

Oikos

It’s time to toss aside your spoon and upgrade your basic Greek yogurt this summer! Oikos is introducing a NEW blended Greek yogurt so thick, creamy, and loaded with fruit, you can eat it with a fork. New Oikos Blended Greek Nonfat Yogurt will be available in 6 “forkable” flavor varieties: Blueberry, Strawberry, Peach, Cherry, Vanilla Bean & Anything But Plain).

These new crave-worthy offerings bring a delectable, over-the-top creamy texture (made w/ fresh milk sourced from family-owned farms), plus 50% more fruit than the previous fruit formulations. Whether you are looking for a nutritious breakfast option or a delicious snack (not too sour, not too sweet), Oikos has your back.

Limited Edition Cape Cod Summer Potato Chips

Crafted with the essence of summer in mind, Cape Cod Summer Potato Chips are made by bringing together the simple elegance of cracked black pepper with the crisp flavor of lemon — the perfect snack for the ultimate summer.

Available only during Summer 2021, you can find the Limited Edition flavor at select retailers nationwide including Ahold, Publix and Harris Teeter, while supplies last.

Kettle Brand

No matter how you’re celebrating the 4th or spending your summer, these snacks are sure to keep cravings satisfied long enough to watch the fireworks! See below for a few of our favorites:

  • Kettle Brand Backyard Barbeque: Was it extra to hit the barbecue sauce this hard to make our thick-cut Kettle Brand Backyard Barbecue Chips this saucy? Maybe. Would we do it again? Obviously.
  • Kettle Brand Sea Salt & Vinegar: Kettle Brand Sea Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips are tangy AF. Cut thick for the perfect crunch and flavored right past the point of bold, every bite will make your eyes water tears of vinegar-loving joy.
  • Kettle Brand Sour Cream & Onion: TFW a classic flavor somehow tastes better than ever. Kettle Brand Sour Cream & Onion Chips are heartier, bolder and more delicious than the sour cream & onions of years past. Cut thick for a big crunch and seasoned with sweet, sweet sour cream and savory onion, every bite’s authentically delicious.

Home Essentials

If you are like me, you have now put away all of your spring and Easter decorations and are looking around your home thinking of how you can bring some new life into your home. Whether elevating your bed space, cleaning kits, updating your kitchen appliances or even your tech devices, this section will help you feel inspired!

Desenio

The latest Desenio collection is an untraditional take on patriotic décor, paying tribute to famous landmarks and places in the US — a perfect fit for those looking for a way to show off their spirit without the overpowering red, white and blue:

  • Keep it Cosmopolitan — whether you live in NYC or just dream of visiting one day, celebrate the 4th of July in style with photography from the city that never sleeps.
  • Retro California — channel your inner Lana Del Ray and go for a vintage Americana vibe with muted tones of LA landmarks and The Beverly Hills Hotel or palm trees.
  • Natural Beauty — celebrate America’s natural beauty and create your own gallery wall with serene photographs from some of the most impressive landscapes around the country.

Lasko

Whether you’re tailgating, camping, fishing, or just having fun in the back yard, this weather-resistant fan features 5 refreshing speeds that can provide everything from a gentle breeze to powerful flow. It even helps to chase away pesky bugs!

Lasko MyCool™ Mini Blower Fan

Lasko’s MyCool™ Mini Blower Fan plugs directly into a computer and comes with an AC adapter wall plug, so it’s convenient to power no matter where you need it. The pivoting blower fan head means you can aim it higher for when you’re working at your standing desk or lower to direct airflow at the bed from a bedside table. This compact fan is perfect for travel because it’s lightweight, small, and versatile. It features 2 quiet speeds and a built-in carry handle. It’s ideal for creating cooling breezes in home offices, dorm rooms, bedrooms, and any other personal space so you can feel more comfortable while you work and rest.

Lasko Outdoor Living® Tower Fan Model

Ideal for decks, patios, porches, and more, the Outdoor Living® Tower Fan (Model YF202) will help you stay cool outdoors all summer long. Engineered and designed to withstand the outdoors, the tower fan is weather-resistant and has UV protection. Offers day and night comfort with 4 quiet speed selections and a slim design to fit in any space.

PARKIT

PARKIT was born around the fire. It was founded by people who believe that spending quality time outdoors, with the people we cherish most, will always allow people to experience the best of what life has to offer. This belief is at the core of everything PARKIT does. When founders set out to build the ultimate outdoor chair, they knew they were doing more than innovating a product line. They were building a product that would stand as a symbol, bringing people together from all walks of life, sharing their stories of adventure, and enabling our community to grow.

Hexa Power High Speed Blender

Cased in stainless steel, the HUROM Hexa-Power High Speed Blender is built to last. Manual features will beautifully blend or puree any ingredients and programmed settings — such as Smoothie and Soup — will help with integrating more nutritious, whole foods into your diet.

Ninja ® Cold Press Juice Bar Pro

Introducing the Ninja® Cold Press Juicer Pro, a better way to juice at home. With Cold Press Technology, this powerful juicer produces more juice**, less foam, and brighter colors than leading centrifugal juicers. It’s easy to clean, compact in size, and quiet. The Ninja® Cold Press Juicer Pro creates the perfect juice experience right in your kitchen.

Ninja® Foodi® Smoothie Bowl Maker and Nutrient Extractor

This one-base blender is multi-functional, allowing you to create smoothies, nut butters, and spreads, frozen treats or blended drinks from home. Power through the thickest ingredients or blend through frozen foods with less liquid without stalling.

Chefman Smokeless Electric Indoor Grill

The Chefman Smokeless Electric Grill makes grilling indoors easy! With an extra-large cooking surface and multiple heat zones, this grill is great for any cooking need. For further versatility, this unit’s adjustable temperature control knob goes from warm to sear.

CHEF iQ Smart Cooker

The CHEF iQ Smart Cooker is an all-in-one cooker that pairs seamlessly with our app via Bluetooth and WiFi to create an immersive, fulfilling kitchen experience. With over-the-air updates via the CHEF iQ app, your Smart Cooker is the only kitchen appliance that keeps getting smarter while sitting on your countertop.

Cooking functions include pressure cook, slow cook, steam, sauté, ferment and keep warm, with additional design features including rapid cooking, auto pressure release, an integrated scale, added safety features and the NEW Ingredient-First Calculator for the indecisive home chefs. The CHEF iQ app assists you every step of the way, with guided cooking, a calculator, integrated scale and how-to videos for even the most novice chef.

Meet Your Maker™ Stylish Coffee Maker

Brew your Strong AF coffee with Cool Coffee Clique’s classy “Meet Your Maker” stylish K-Cup Machine. Its slim size makes it easy to fit beautifully onto your countertop and it brews up to 3 different cup sizes with just one simple click of a button, so you can have your amazing coffee within minutes. Experience no hassles or spills with the easily removable water reservoir and save energy as it automatically turns off minutes after the last brew. Hold your spoons up high as you indulge in the rich hot flavors this coffee maker brings!

Birch Natural Mattress

The Birch Natural is a sustainably sourced, chemical-free mattress that is breathable and provides optimal pressure relief. Features include a natural cotton cover, hygroscopic wool, and breathable Talalay latex to increase airflow and keep you cool. The mattress is also GreenGuard Gold and GOTS certified, and comes with a 100 night sleep trial.

Purple Hybrid Mattress

Introducing the Purple Hybrid Mattress: a unique mix of our innovative gel Grid, responsive support coils, and cushioning transition foam. The pocketed coils allow greater airflow, provide a more dynamic response than all-foam beds, and increase the durability of your mattress.

Purple Ascent Adjustable Base

Designed to help improve your sleep quality and daily comfort, the Ascent Adjustable Base provides premium, customizable support for your mattress at an affordable price. Use the Sitting preset to get work done from the comfort of bed. Give Zero-Gravity a try for a near-weightless feel. Select Anti-Snoring mode to quiet your partner. Once you experience all that an adjustable base has to offer, you’ll never go back to your old bed frame.

Cooling Copper Adaptive Hybrid Mattress

If hot sleep is your nemesis, it can be tough to make it through a night while remaining dry, comfortable and well, asleep! The Cooling Copper ADAPTIVE® Hybrid Queen Mattress was developed with quality materials that whisk away excess heat that causes you to feel suffocated.

Its premium ADAPTIVE® fabric cover reacts to the moisture and heat your body produces to trigger a cooling effect when you need it most. And if that weren’t enough, the luxuriously crafted ADAPTIVE® Hybrid is also layered with copper and green tea infused memory foam. Copper just happens to be an excellent thermoregulator that sucks up and dispels extra heat like a magnet.

Also, if you sleep with a partner or pet who tends to move around at night, our independently encased coils ensure that none of that motion creeps over to your side. It’s even complete with an extra layer of thick foam around the edges for better support while sitting and getting in and out of bed.

Mellanni Silk Pillowcases

Beautifully sleek and luxuriously smooth to the touch, Mellanni’s 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase comes in a set of two and will help you get the beauty sleep you’ve always dreamed of! Velvety and breathable, the Silk Pillowcase is hypoallergenic, dust and mite resistant and easy to care for. There are multiple health and wellness benefits to sleeping on silk such as retaining moisture, reducing chemical exposure, preventing your skin from creasing and keeping your hair from getting dry.

Layla Bamboo Sheets

Bamboo Sheets from Layla Sleep are so soft and cooling, making them the perfect essential for spring as weather warms up. They are naturally cool — 3 degrees cooler than cotton. One degree makes a big difference when you sleep! The sheets are super breathable, thermal regulating, wick moisture better than even polyester performance fabrics, and will resist odor keeping you dryer and more comfortable!

Layla Sleep Memory Foam Topper

With Copper-infused memory foam creating a plush 2”layer with its copper gel beads, each night will leave your body cool and relaxed as this foam is created to absorb your body heat and never let you break a sweat along with its foam condensing under deep compression points aiding to your hips and shoulders while providing great support to keeping your body aligned

California Design Den

This D2C bedding brand carefully crafted thoughtfully and ethically to deliver top-quality 100% natural cotton bedding at an unbelievable price.

California Design Den is the #1 cotton bedding brand sold on Amazon due to their unmatched quality and price point. The brand’s biodegradable bedding is sourced from top-quality, earth-grown materials and crafted by skilled artisans in their award-winning, certified green facility.

Committed to delivering supreme comfort and healthy sleep, California Design Den’s collection of products include sheet sets in a variety of thread counts (think hotel quality), pillow cases, duvet covers, pillow top mattress topper, bath towels and more!

Layla Kapok Pillow

Luxurious pillow, that’s plush and airy while being soft and supportive at the same. Fibers that make up this pillow are hand-harvested from Kapok trees in Indonesia, which are notorious for their ‘silky cotton’ feel.

Pillow Cube

The shape of this pillow was crafted to bring side sleepers their best sleep yet. Designed specifically to fill the gap between your head and shoulder, this cube-shaped memory foam pillow is perfect for nappers and travelers.

Summer Essentials for Her

From sporty and chic shades, to the perfect fashion accessories and skincare, this section is for the ladies! Get ready to embrace the new season!

Converse Eyewear

Looking for a timeless, trend-forward accessory for the summer? Converse Eyewear has a collection of chic, giftable pairs available now at Nordstrom.

The Converse Eyewear inaugural Spring/Summer 2021 Collection offers a variety of shades, perfect for any summer-ready babe. Logo-embellished temples provide a polished finish for throwback rectangular sunglasses made for laid-back looks.

OMEGA Sunglasses Collection

The latest styles in the women’s range are deeply inspired by the legendary OMEGA Constellation timepiece line. The designs borrow familiar details such as the “claws”, which traditionally grip around the sides of the Constellation case, as well as the watch’s circular bezel, represented in the sunglasses by sleek metal rings in the temples. Of course, the brand’s iconic crown symbol and logo are also displayed on the tips and temples.

Three distinctive shapes have been added to the women’s line, including a soft pilot metal shape with a double bridge; a cat-eye acetate frame embellished with metal profiles on the front; and a square-shaped acetate frame. A wide choice of colours and lenses are available for each style.

Vera Wang Eyewear

Acetate cat eye by Vera Wang with Swarovski crystals on the front. Metal aviator geometric style with flash lenses.

Kate Spade New York’s Chambray Vineyard Midi Dress

Vineyard or no vineyard, this cotton chambray midi dress makes every occasion more elegant. even wine tasting on the roof with the girls.

Garnet Hill’s Ruched Front One-Piece Swimsuit

It’s slim-suit season in our favorite one-piece. Thanks to your feedback, we improved the fit through the bodice, and added flattering ruching, crossover camouflage, and plenty of coverage in back.

Bare Necessities’ Aloha Wrap Underwire One-Piece

Hit the beach in this tropical floral one-piece suit. Built-in underwire bra with removable foam inserts, Back-adjustable stretch straps can convert to cross-back. Flattering wrap detail across midsection; self-ties at side and moderate rear coverage.

Bellemere New York’s Tencel Pleated Mini Skirt

This flouncy pleated mini skirt will keep you feeling fresh on the golf course. It’s designed with a top stitch pleat in a beautiful fantasy stitch for maximum ease of movement, perfect for a round of golf or a tennis match. A colorful waistband contrasts against the classic check print of the skirt. Pair it with a matching polo for a contemporary take on a classic look.

SPIRIT JERSEY’s — SALTON SAFARI

T-shirt dress + pockets = perfect for layering…or just perfect. The Spirit Jersey® Maxi Dress is constructed in lightweight soft 40-singles cotton, in sand dune. A smattering of tonal leopard spots adorn from right shoulder and left hip. Signature yoke with split needle cover stitch at back. Short sleeves, banded neckline, left side slit to knee. Women’s contemporary fit, though we encourage everyone to have one of these in their lives.

ETICA’s Skylar Cut Off Shorts

A relaxed short with a high rise, crafted in a light weight non-stretch denim with an authentic vintage texture with a lofty softness. An easy black wash with authentic destruction finishes the look.

Green Gorilla CBD Face Creme

This CBD Face Creme is a silky blend of rich, natural botanicals and beneficial ingredients to stimulate collagen production, reduce redness and minimize signs of aging. The cell-renewing, lightweight soft creme is infused with grape stem cell extracts and reservatol to protect and provide essential nutrients to visibly firm skin, improve skin texture, tone and repair skin cells for healthy, younger-looking skin.

Lancer’s Skincare Gentle Exfoliating Peel Pads

A gentle acid peel pad that resurfaces and brightens skin in a single step. Gentle Exfoliating Peel Pads are made from biodegradable bamboo and carry a blend of ingredients that help smooth, brighten and even skin tone while providing long-lasting anti-aging benefits.

Monday Born Beauty SOURCE Reparative Hydrating Essence

Formulated with 79% of Centella Asiatica Extract, SOURCE calms and repairs skin’s barrier function while deeply hydrating and moisturizing the skin. Made with only 26 ingredients, this stress-free, back-to-basics essence will be your new staple in your skincare routine.Suitable for all skin types & Free of: Alcohol, Essential Oil, Derivative of Coconut, Dye, Fragrance, Gluten, Paraben, PEG, Phthalate, Silicone, Soy, and Sulfate.

Fitish’s Tone Down Body Cream

Dry, inflamed skin from the changing of the seasons? This body cream works to cool, hydrate, and energize your skin using the finest THC-Free CBD in combination with aloe, green tea, coffee, and peppermint.

Caviar Lime Acid Peel

This advanced peel is formulated with 10% Glycolic Acid and Caviar Lime. This AHA blend works together with 10% brightening Phytic Acid to help resurface and remove surface cells, improving the look of pores and skin tone. Pineapple and Papaya fruit enzymes moisturize and help improve the appearance of uneven skin texture. Stabilized retinol helps refine the look of lines and wrinkles. Skin appears smoother, softer and more even with a youthful glow.

Color Match Ponytailer

Whether you are looking to create a sleek up-do on the go or simply in need of a hair accessory staple — upgrade your ponytail game with scunci’s color match ponytailer. Available in black, blonde, and brunette — these ponytailers blend seamlessly into your hair for that chic hair-wrapped style without the effort.

Hally

Summer is officially here, and Hally, the first-ever ammonia-free foam hair dye, is ready to help you kick off the season with a new look. Try out Atomic Blonde to get that sunshine blonde, perfect for days at the beach, or Rose Gold and Avalanche to finally get that fun pop of color you’ve been wanting to try out!

For those summertime girls’ nights, every Hally Color Cloud hair coloring kit comes with soothing eye patches and de-stress putty — what better way to do an at-home treatment?

Welly Face Saver + Thin Tin

Now your favorite go-to pimple patches are available in Welly’s thinnest tin design ever, perfect to store in your purse, pocket, for when you are on the go! Packed with 72 transparent, hydrocolloid bandages, Welly Face Savers work to extract impurities from a blemish, while maintaining optimal moisture levels for healing AND protecting from outside germs and dirt.

These bandages are gentle, yet effective, and clear so your sensitive spots can fly under the radar while your skin fights any unwanted blemishes.

Sun Bum Original SPF 15 Hand Cream

Our hands always need a little extra love. This ultra-hydrating, non greasy SPF 15 Hand Cream is a perfect pouch essential to replenish daily moisture and help keep hands protected from harmful UV rays.

Organic Lavender Dead Sea Bath Salts By SaltWorks

SaltWorks combines USDA Certified Organic essential oils with mineral-rich Dead Sea Salt to create its latest line of Bokek® Bath Salts — a truly aromatic bath time experience. Believed to be the most therapeutic bath treatment for calming muscles and soothing your skin, this restorative blend dates back to ancient Egypt. It is believed Cleopatra relied on the properties of these two, noble ingredients — salt and aromatic oils — as part of her beauty ritual. Available in Lavender, Eucalyptus, Spearmint and Neroli.

Summer Essentials for Him

It is time to embrace warmer weather all the while still looking stylish and cool. Aside from cool and fresh summer gear, we have highlighted male-specific skincare and beard essentials for our gears as the season changes!

Etnia Barcelona

Etnia Barcelona’s recent #BeAnArtist Of A Better Tomorrow collection offers every shape, style, and color you didn’t know you needed this season.

OMEGA Sunglasses Collection

Engineering and innovation is at the forefront of the men’s Sunglasses range. Remaining true to OMEGA’s history of technical quality, each pair is enhanced with its own unique details, such as aluminium inserts, contrasting colours, or milled-effect temples. Combining comfort with strength and high-performance, the men’s Sunglasses make the ultimate connection between OMEGA eyewear and wristwear.

Three new shapes are available for gents, including a rectangular geometric design with a lightweight metal structure; a classically inspired panto design; and a fierce pilot design with aluminium frame, double bridge and clean-cut geometries. Also included is an updated pilot style defined by customized milling of the metal rims. Again, all styles are offered in a variety of colours and lenses.

Rotten Banana Crew Neck Spirit Jersey

It is officially summer, and we’re going B-A-N-A-N-A-S for these new pieces from Spirit Jersey! This style features screen printed artwork with puff details at back. Trademarked garment design.

Alpha Industries

Alpha Industries has best sellers and latest collaborations just in time for Summer! Some of the highlighted styles, include their iconic Heritage MA-1 Bomber Jacket, Cargo shorts and Vest from their latest UNFRM x Alpha collaboration, as well as accessories such as the Playboy x Alpha Mission Backpack — Alpha has the perfect pieces to keep you stylish this summer.

7 For All Mankind’s Camp Collar Shirt in Lilac Iris

A vacation-ready print leaves a bold stamp on our laidback camp collar shirt. With pops of white, purple, and green this short sleeve button up instantly transports you on even the greyest of days and can be layered up to match the occasion.

UNTUCKit’s Wrinkle-Resistant Linen Vin Santo Shirt Vin Santo

Finally, a lightweight linen shirt that resists wrinkles far better than traditional linen. Its wrinkle-resistant finish lets you spend less time ironing and more time doing what you love. Plus, it’s easy to care for. Just wash, dry, and look great!

7 For All Mankind’s Beachside Pant

Warmer weather is calling — embrace the new season in style with our new beachside pant. Crafted from cotton with a hint of stretch, this breathable pant in tan will be your summer MVP.

DEVIL-DOG Dungarees

Traditional blue jeans will always be a staple in your closet, and DEVIL-DOG Dungarees has the best quality jeans at affordable prices. The brand’s athletic, straight, slim, slim-straight, and boot cut are all equally as popular. Whether they are a part of your everyday work uniform or a casual date night, you’re sure to find the perfect pair from DEVIL-DOG’s bestsellers.

All DEVIL-DOG styles feature performance-enhancing materials carefully selected for each fit. Styles come in at an affordable price of $79 and available at devil-dog.com and nordstrom.com.

Nike Essential Lap 7in Volley Short

A splattered, rectangular logo brands the front of lightweight swim trunks made of recycled nylon and cinched with contrast drawstrings.

Acribik x Saucony Azura ST “Tech Noir”

Saucony, recently teamed up with premium German online retailer for sneaker, streetwear & techwear, Acribik, to create the bold Acribik x Saucony Azura ST “Tech Noir”, which launches globally on June 26th.

The Acribik x Saucony Azura marks the first ever collaboration between the two brands, resulting in a sneaker that’s fun, bright, and the perfect shoe for summer nights out on the town. Inspired by synthie sounds, laser rays, hot nights, and neon lights, the “Tech Noir” sneaker is a fresh new makeup of Saucony’s classic Azura style.

The Acribik x Saucony Azura features a unique and bold black, white, hot pink, and blue colorway along with retrowave aesthetics, giving the sneaker the same pulsating vibe and feeling of 80s music, movies, and TV shows as well as the dynamic club scene.

Rockport’s Men’s Colle Ubal Sneaker

The Colle sneakers: this is where modern design meets vintage style. Rockport updated the classic cupsole with lightweight materials, so you’re able to wear them all day comfortable in a way that standard cupsoles just can’t deliver. And with an embossed exterior and breathable lining, you’ll look as cool as you feel.

Lubriderm Men’s 3-in-1 Lotion

Lubriderm Men’s 3-in-1 Lotion (Fragrance-Free or with Light Fragrance) — This aloe-enriched (soothing ingredient for sunburns) lotion can be used as a body, face and soothing, post-shave lotion.

Dollar Shave Club Suncare Set

Featuring Dollar shave Club’s Oil-Free Moisturizer with SPF 30, Mint Leaf Lip Balm and Sprayable Sunscreen Lotion you’ll be ready to stay safe in the sun all season long!

Self/ish Skin Treat Yourself SELF/ish Bundle

The perfect skincare starter kit for spring as we get ready for warmer weather! This bundle of five products (cleanser, facial scrub, oil-free moisturizer, eye cream, and exfoliating pads) uses ingredients backed in clean science to target men’s specific skincare needs.

Golden Grooming’s Beard Trim Bundle

Golden. Grooming Co. has a wide range of products — from beard care to skin and body care — all geared towards black men and other men of color (and is black owned as well)! Inspired by co-owner and former NFL pro, Herman Moore, this line instills confidence all while giving back through education and other initiatives. Golden Grooming’s Beard Trim Bundle is one of the best on the market and gives you everything you need to keep your beard strong and the skin below it healthy. It also includes their professional trimmer so that you can keep your beard the perfect length.

CRYSTAL Magnesium Enriched Deodorants

New CRYSTAL Magnesium Enriched Deodorants are vegan, and feature Magnesium (a naturally occurring element used in their deodorants to create an easy transition from conventional anti-perspirants) — and 24-HOUR odor protection without the downsides of aluminum or drying irritants like baking soda! NO WHITE MARKS! And… no stickiness! Scents include: Lavender + Rosemary, Coconut + Vanilla, Cucumber + Mint, Sea Salt + Sage, Charcoal + Tea Tree. The line is sold in Sprouts stores and at CVS.

Summer Cocktails, Wines & More

One of the favorite things about summer are the cool and refreshing cocktails! We have rounded up a nice variety of recipes as well as wine and bubbly options for you to enjoy!

The Glenlivet Pineapple Lime Smash

Ingredients

2 Parts The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve

1 ½ Parts Chilled Pineapple Juice

2 Lime Wedges

½ Part Simple Syrup

8 Mint Leaves

Method

Build in tin. Muddle. Ice. Shake. Pour. Top with chilled pineapple juice and garnish with lime wedge and mint.

Coco Crush

Ingredients

2 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila

1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

1 oz. Lemongrass Infused Syrup

2 Bar Spoons Coconut Puree by Perfect Puree

Top off with Coconut Water

Garnish with Lemongrass Stalks and Cinnamon

Instructions

Combine all ingredients into tin shaker and add ice. Shake vigorously then strain into a collins glass. Add fresh ice and crushed ice at top then garnish with lemongrass stalks and cinnamon sprinkle.

Belvedere Blackberry & Lemongrass Spritz

Ingredients

1¼ oz Belvedere Blackberry & Lemongrass

¼ oz Dry Vermouth

1 tsp Honey Water (1:1)

2 oz Dry Sparkling Wine

2 Fresh Blackberries for garnish

Sprig of Mint for garnish

Method

Place all ingredients in Spritz glass over cubed ice and stir gently to combine. Garnish with blackberries and a sprig of mint. Optional: Lightly crush berries and mint to release more flavor.

Glenmorangie X Passionfruit

Ingredients

50ml (2oz) X by Glenmorangie

50ml (2oz) Passionfruit Soda

Method

Fill highball glass with crushed ice. Add X by Glenmorangie and passionfruit soda. Stir and garnish with half a passion fruit.

Maker’s Mark Renewal

Ingredients

2 parts Maker’s Mark Bourbon

1-part fresh lemon juice

½ part crème de cassis

½ part simple syrup

1–2 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters

Lemon slice or blackberries for garnish

Method

Add all ingredients to shaker with ice

Shake and strain into rocks glass over ice

Garnish with lemon slice or blackberries

BACARDÍ Summer Watermelon Cooler

Ingredients

1.5 oz BACARDÍ Superior

0.75 oz Watermelon juice

2 oz Grapefruit soda

Blueberries and lime wheel as a garnish

Method

Fill a tall glass with ice. Add all ingredients. Give a quick stir to combine and garnish with blueberries on a cocktail pick and a lime wheel or wedge.

Double Cross Vodka Route 27

Ingredients

1 oz. Double Cross Vodka

1 oz. Sherry

.5 oz. Simple Syrup

.5 oz. Lemon Juice

5 Blackberries

Method

Combine all ingredients except blackberries

Shake with ice and pour into a highball glass full of crushed ice

Top with a splash of soda and muddled blackberries

El Diablo

Ingredients

1.25 oz Lobos 1707 Reposado

.5 oz Fresh lime Juice

.5 oz Cassis liquor or Chambord

Top off with ginger beer

Method

Add all ingredients into a highball glass filled with ice, gently stir and garnish.

The Jasmine

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz Bulldog Gin

1/4 oz Campari

1/4 oz Grand Marnier

3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice

Method

Add all of the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake to chill. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Once in a Blue Moon

Ingredients

1.5 Parts Hendrick’s Lunar Gin

.5 Parts Blue Curacao

.75 Parts Fresh Lemon Juice

.5 Part Simple Syrup

Garnish with Orange Twist

Method

Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Fine strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist and edible flowers.

The Glenfiddich Highland Cooler

Created by Allan Roth, Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador

Ingredients

1 part Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve

5 parts Watermelon Juice

Garnish: Watermelon & Mint

Method

This might be one of the simplest, and most delicious, drinks you can make on the 4th of July. Simply cool the juice (pureed fruit) of a ripe, seedless watermelon, and mix it five to one with Glenfiddich 14 Year Bourbon Barrel Reserve. Pour into a highball or rocks glass and garnish with a small watermelon wedge and some mint.

*For extra credit, stick the 5:1 mixture in the freezer. Once it’s set, scrape it out with a fork to create a delicious watermelon Glenfiddich snow cone.

Kentucky Devil

Ingredients

6 parts Wild Turkey Bourbon

1 part simple syrup

3 parts Ancho Reyes liqueur

2 parts fresh squeezed lemon juice

4 parts fresh squeezed watermelon juice

Method

Combine all ingredients into pitcher of ice and stir. Garnish individual servings with small watermelon slices.

Recommended with Wild Turkey Bourbon or Wild Turkey 101.

The Golden Hour

Ingredients

1 part Basil Hayden’s® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

3⁄4 part Lillet® Blanc

3⁄4 part Aperol® aperitif

Grapefruit peel

Method

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.

Stir until cold.

Strain liquid into a chilled cocktail glass and serve up or with a large ice cube.

Garnish with a grapefruit peel.

Juniper Grove Atrium Gin: Vibe Check

Ingredients

2.5 oz Bently Heritage Juniper Grove Atrium Gin

0.5 oz Grilled peach infused dry vermouth

1 dash Peach bitters

Method

Add all ingredients into an ice filled, chilled stirring glass. Stir for around 20 seconds, or until properly diluted, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of grilled peach.

Hornitos What a Melon

Ingredients

1 ½ parts Hornitos Plata ​Tequila

¾ part Simple Syrup​

¾ part Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice​

2–3 Cubes Fresh Watermelon

Method

Place watermelon and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and gently muddle.

Add rest of ingredients with ice, shake and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

Malibu Piña Colada

Ingredients

1 part Malibu Original

1 ½ parts pineapple juice

½ part coconut cream

Method

Pour everything into a shaker with ice. Shake, pour and enjoy!

Sunday Red

Ingredients

2oz Bushmills Original
1oz Grenadine
1oz Pineapple Juice
.50oz Fresh Lime Juice
Garnish w/ Lime wheel

Method

Combine all ingredients into a shaker, add ice and stir. Strain over ice

Cupcake LightHearted Berry Sangria

Made with Cupcake’s better-for-you wine ft. only 80 cals, 8% ALC/VOL and less than 1g sugar!

Ingredients

4 fresh strawberries

10 fresh blueberries

5 oz. Cupcake LightHearted Pinot Noir

2 oz. berry flavored club soda

Method

Fill glass with ice, then add Pinot Noir, berry club soda, and garnish with a sliced fresh strawberry. Sip on the beach, poolside or in your backyard without over indulging

Chloe’s Vibrant Mojito

An elevated cocktail option that will take your backyard BBQ to the next level

Ingredients

6 fresh mint leaves

1 part lime juice

½ part agave syrup

4 parts Chloe Pinot Grigio

Club soda, to top

Method

In a shaker, add lime juice, agave syrup, ice and Chloe Pinot Grigio. Shake to combine, strain into a glass with ice and top with club soda. Garnish with mint

Grand Sangria

Perfect to enjoy on a warm summer’s day

Ingredients

1 PART GRAND MARNIER® CORDON ROUGE

.5 PART CINNAMON SYRUP

.5 PART 1757 VERMOUTH DI TORINO ROSSO

.5 PART FRESH LEMON JUICE

.5 PART FRESH ORANGE JUICE

3 PARTS RED WINE (RIOJA OR SYRAH)

1 ORANGE, THINLY SLICED

Method

Add all ingredients in a punch bowl or pitcher. Refrigerate for 2–4 hours before serving. Serve a wine glass over ice.

The Smoky Habanero Margarita

Created by Daveed Diggs

Ingredients

1 oz. Cointreau

2oz. Mezcal

1 oz. Fresh lime juice

2 slices of habanero pepper

Salt for rim

Method

Wet rim of a rocks glass with lime and dip in salt. Set aside.

Combine the Cointreau, mezcal, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with two slices of habanero. Tip: remove seeds to make it less spicy!

Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, Abbot 20 seconds

Fill the prepared glass with ice and strain cocktail into the glass. Garnish a lime wedge and habanero on a cocktail skewer.

Honey Sour

Ingredients
2 oz ABERFELDY 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
1 oz fresh lemon juice
¾ oz local honey syrup (honey syrup = 1 part honey, 1 part water)
1 dash angostura
1 Egg white

Method
Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker then remove ice and dry shake. Double strain into a rocks glass with clean ice and garnish with honeycomb.

The Julissa

Ingredients

2 oz. Los Magos Sotol

.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

.5oz Palo Santo Syrup

2ea. Strawberries

3 oz. Topo Chico

Method

Garnish with Strawberry & thyme sprig

Build: Muddle, Shake, Double Strain, top with Topo Chico

Silver Sands Punch

Ingredients

2 oz Mount Gay Eclipse

0.25 oz Cointreau

1 oz Pineapple Cinnamon Syrup*

1.5 oz Brut Champagne

Method

Add all ingredients (besides champagne) into cocktail shaker and shake until chilled

· Strain into rocks glass over ice

· Top with champagne and stir to incorporate

Pineapple Cinnamon Syrup

1.5 cup water

1 cup sugar

3 cinnamon sticks — cracked

1 one-inch slices ginger

1 lemon peel

1 pineapple — core removed, cut into chunks

Add all ingredients but pineapple to pot and bring to a boil. Add pineapple and simmer until pineapple is just translucent. Press pineapple to release juices. Strain out solids and let cool.

Sparkling Ice SpikedSpiked Sorbet

Ingredients

8 oz. Sparkling Ice Spiked Lemonade Refresher

1 Scoop Raspberry Sorbet

Mint

Fresh raspberries

Method

In a wine glass, add one scoop of raspberry sorbet. Fill with Sparkling Ice Spiked Lemonade Refresher. Garnish with fresh raspberries and mint.

Bourbon Porch Swing

Ingredients

1/2 oz. Straight Bourbon Whiskey

3/4 oz. Lemon Juice

1/2 oz. Honey

6 oz. Peach Tea

Method

Combine ingredients into a tall glass and stir. Garnish with a slice of peach or lemon wheel.

Proper Palmer

Ingredients

2 oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

2 oz Lemonade

2 oz Iced Tea

Method: Pour Proper No. Twelve over ice. Add lemonade and iced tea. Stir. Garnish with lemon slice.

Los Arango Blanco de Blanc

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 oz. Los Arango Blanco Tequila

1⁄4 oz. Blanc Vermouth

1 oz. Chareau Aloe Vera Liquor

2 Dashes Celery Bitters

1⁄2 oz. Lemon Oil

Sub Lemon Juice

Top with 4 Drops Celery Oil

Method

Combine all ingredients except for the celery oil into a cocktail shaker, shake vigorously. Fill a rocks glass with ice and Hawthorne strain the cocktail over rocks in the glass. Top off the cocktail with a few drops of celery oil and an aloe vera leaf. Garnish with an aloe vera leaf.

Espolón Anejo Old Fashioned

Ingredients

2oz Espolòn Añejo

½ part Agave Nectar

1 dash of Angostura bitters

1 dash of orange bitters

Method

Build in an old-fashioned glass over one large ice cube

Garnish with an orange peel

Mantuano Tikki Summer

Ingredients

1.5 oz Diplomático Mantuano

3.5 oz Pineapple Juice

0.5 Lime Juice

0.5 Multifruit Syrup

Half banana

Method

Add all ingredients to a blender full of ice

Blend and serve into a tiki mug

Garnish with Maraschino cherry and lime slice

At The Ready

Ingredients

1.5 parts Redemption Rye

½ part fresh lemon juice

½ part fresh grapefruit juice

½ part grenadine

Method

Shake all ingredients with ice

Strain over ice in Collin’s glass

Top with bitter lemon soda

Garnish with an orange peel

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Bloody Mary

Ingredients

1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

2 parts tomato juice

1/3 lemon juice

¼ part Worcestershire Sauce

Hot Sauce and Salt & Pepper to taste

Method

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Pour into ice filled glasses and get creative with your garnish — sliders, bacon, BBQ rib, you name it!

Seagram’s Sweet Tea Arnold Palmer

Ingredients

2 oz. Seagram’s Sweet Tea Vodka

4 oz. Lemonade

Garnish with Mint and Lemons

Method

Combine Seagram’s Sweet Tea Vodka and Lemonade over ice in a highball glass. Stir then garnish with mint and lemon.

Tanteo Tequila Jalapeno Spicy Watermelon Margarita

Ingredients

2 oz. Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila

1/2 oz. Domaine De Canton

1 oz. Fresh Watermelon

1/2 oz. Lime Juice

1/4 oz. Agave Nectar

Method

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with watermelon slice.

Chambord Royale

Ingredients

1/3 oz. Chambord Liqueur

Sparkling wine of choice

1 Raspberry

Method

Pour Chambord into flute glass, top with sparkling wine, finish with a raspberry garnish.

Gin Mare Lavendar Lemonade

Ingredients

1.5oz Gin Mare

0.5oz Pims

1 tsp Lavender Syrup

Top with lemonade

Method

Add all the ingredients to a glass filled with ice and stir. Garnish with lavender sprig and dehydrated lemon slices.

The ‘Perfect Serve’ Recipe

Ingredients

Ice cubes

Aperol

Prosecco

Soda, served from syphon or chilled bottle

Slice of orange

Method

In a glass full of ice, combine Prosecco followed by Aperol in equal parts. Add a splash of soda and garnish with an orange slice

Kim Crawford Rosé-jito

Ingredients

4 sprigs of fresh mint

2 oz agave syrup or simple syrup

3 oz fresh lime juice

20 oz Kim Crawford Rosé

10 oz grapefruit flavored soda water

Method

In a large pitcher, gently muddle mint with syrup.

Top with lime juice, Rosé and soda. Mix well.

Serve over ice and garnish with grapefruit slices.

Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut

Created in 1869, the Impérial Brut is Moët & Chandon’s iconic champagne distinguished by a vibrant intensity of green apple and citrus, freshness of mineral nuances and white flowers, and elegance of blond notes.

Veuve Clicquot

Bring This To The Next At-Home Brunch with Friends! A signature of the brand’s quality and style, Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut is the perfect sip to enjoy for a brunch combining strength and silkiness to perfectly balance aromatic intensity and lots of freshness.

Vera Wang PARTY Prosecco

Globally renowned Designer and Style Icon is debuting Vera Wang PARTY, a premium Italian prosecco made for celebrating life’s moments, big and small! Vera Wang PARTY embodies her essence: bright, FUN and fashion-forward.

Vera Wang is a designer, entrepreneur and brand builder who has dedicated her entire life to designing how people celebrate — and not just their wedding — from what they wear to how they entertain, from their tableaus and tablescapes, to how they live at home — and now what they drink. To craft the prosecco, Vera Wang looked to find a winemaker with both heritage and pedigree.

She turned to the top winemaking region Piemonte, known for its sparkling wines, and to Araldica, producer of one of the best-selling Moscato in America. As society reimagines what it looks like to gather, Vera Wang’s PARTY reimagines what it looks like to celebrate. It’s what we could all use right now — a little bit of fun, a little bit of joy, and a new way to commemorate life’s meaningful moments.

Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut

Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut is the classic rendition that consumers know and love. This sparkling wine has a luminous straw yellow hue, an emphatic yet stylish mousse and aromatic notes of golden apple, white peach and honey with a dry finish.

CHANDON Garden Spritz

Garden Spritz is the blend of Chandon’s exceptional sparkling wine and a unique bitters recipe crafted with locally sourced fresh oranges macerated with dry orange peels, herbs and spices carefully selected from the finest terroirs in the world. It’s ready to serve and share immediately upon popping the cork — ideally chilled over ice with a sliver of dried orange and a sprig of rosemary.

Ruffino Prosecco Rosé

Whether you are getting ready to have that summer party, planning a postponed wedding, or like popping bottles on an average Tuesday, Ruffino Prosecco Rosé is the elegant and stylish Italian sparkling wine ready to add sparkle to your day.

Soured from highly sought-after vineyards in the Veneto region of Northern Italy, the blend of Glera and Pinot Noir grapes produce a wine that is elegant and refreshing on the palate. Fresh and fragrant aromas of strawberry and rose petal greet the nose, with hints of red berries and white fruits on the palate. This extra-dry Prosecco Rosé makes it easy to enjoy any day and you can easily order it on Drizly or Instacart in your local markets.

Mumm Napa Brut Rosé

The award-winning Brut Rosé is the perfect sparkling wine to complement any brunch dish, from grilled salmon, delicately poached eggs to delicious french toast. It is the perfect bottle to turn a singular moment into a memory and will shine as bright as a beautiful summer day! On the palate, it has vivid aromas of black cherries, red berries, and citrus followed by soft red fruit flavors that are rich and mouth-filling, yet retain the elegant character that is Mumm Napa’s trademark.

Meiomi Rosé

Meiomi Rosé is delicately pink in color and delightfully dry with vibrant acidity. With aromas of watermelon, orange peel, and subtle hints of rose petal on the nose, the palate offers lush flavors of stone fruit and strawberry with a cool minerality on the finish.

Mumm Grand Cordon Rosé

The Grand Cordon Rosé has a passionate personality. This bubbly favorite expresses its intense, fruity character with rich aromas of wild red and black berries, typical of the Pinot Noir cultivated in Maison Mumm vineyards, and delivers flavors of fragrant summer fruits for a long, bright finish.

Great on its own or in a delicious cocktail, Mumm Grand Cordon Rosé is available nationwide via Drizly and at fine wine and spirits retailers for an SRP of $52.00.

Santa Margherita

Sparkling Rosé: A pink hue introduces a subtle succession of floral fragrances lifted by white fruits and delicate hints of red berry fruits, while offering a versatile drinking experience.

McBride Sisters Collection Black Girl Magic 2020 California Rosé

This summer toast your girls with a glass of McBride Sisters Collection Black Girl Magic 2020 California Rosé!

Channeling the strength of their own mum and mom, McBride Sisters Collection Founders Andréa and Robin launched the SHE CAN Fund in 2019 to help professional women jump hurdles and break ceilings, in a concerted effort to help close the gender and race gap. In addition to giving back and leading by example, the McBride Sisters Collection wines are created for all women, to be enjoyed by everyone.

This sophisticated dry rosé has aromas of raspberry and orange blossom with delightful acidity and a mouthwatering fresh stone fruit and citrus palate — a gorgeous, bright and fresh wine, perfect for summer!

Gran Moraine Yamhill-Carlton Brut Rose NV

With grapes harvested from the Willamette Valley’s Gran Moraine vineyard in the beautiful Yamhill-Carlton AVA, this wine highlights the delicate balance and harmony between the noble Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. This Brut Rosé is a blend of multiple vintages — with each vintage adding distinctive qualities to the final blend. It is the epitome of style, grace and elegance.

Chateau Ste. Michelle Limited Release Le Rosé

Chateau Ste. Michelle Limited Release Le Rosé will have you reaching for sunshine and longer days. Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, this is the perfect wine to transition from your favorite bold cab to a refreshing spring sip. Pair with prosciutto & brie grilled cheese sandwiches, spicy shrimp or chicken skewers and hearty green-goddess salads for a perfect for a summertime gathering.

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The dog days of the season are quickly approaching and what better way to cool off than with a refreshing (and aptly named) bottle of Sauvignon Blanc? Dog Point wines are hand-crafted (and handpicked) from estate fruit grown on some of the oldest vines and best sites in Marlborough, New Zealand — some plantings dating back to the 1970s.

Dog Point’s focus on soil health through organic farming, use of native yeasts, pruning and a non-interventionist style of winemaking all point to a quality and detail-obsessed producer intimately familiar with its iconic region. In the warmer weeks ahead, enjoy this great wine that is perfect for summer sipping at under $30.

Passione Sentimento Bianco Veneto IGT 2019

This zesty and fruit-forward wine is sure to be a crowd-pleaser this 4th. It’s ideal for light sipping and is best served best with vegetable courses, or soft, aged cheeses. Beachside picnic anyone?

Cavit Wines Pinot Grigio

The small, single serve bottles make for the perfect summer picnic and bbq beverage — portable and of course tasty with floral and fruity aromas and flavors. These bottles also make great gifts and party favors.

2019 Stags’ Leap Winery Napa Valley Viognier

Citrus blossom, white pear, Asian pear, and lychee, complemented by hints of key lime, Meyer lemon, and honeysuckle, offers a crisp and lively Viognier. A rich creaminess lends to this complex wine, and finishes soft and round with an elegant, delicately spiced floral note. This vibrant Viognier is the perfect pairing to any dish from grilled seafood like salmon, to a spicier fare, such as Pad Thai.

2018 Maggy Hawk Skycrest Vineyard Chardonnay

From the Anderson Valley, Mendocino County, the 2018 Skycrest Vineyard Chardonnay offers a complex mix of citrus, tropical and stone fruit that can only be achieved from this elevation. The unique blend of white peach, papaya, lemon tart and floral aromas blend seamlessly into a light and fresh palate.The acidity is laser focused throughout the wine and highlights the focused, fresh and bright characteristics of this wine.

Dry Farm Wines

Launched in 2015 by Founder and entrepreneur Todd White, Dry Farm Wines is the largest buyer and seller of pure Natural Wine in the world, sourcing exclusively from small, family-owned and organic vineyards across Europe, South Africa and South America. Every bottle has been lab tested by an independent, certified enologist to ensure it meets Dry Farm Wines’ strict criteria including organic/biodynamic farming practices, lower alcohol levels, no sugar and most importantly, delicious taste.

BACARDĺ Summer Friday Deluxe Kit

The BACARDĺ Summer Friday Deluxe Kit comes with a BACARDĺ Bahama Mama Real Rum Canned Cocktails 4-pack and the all-new BACARDĺ Real Rum Canned Cocktails Variety Pack, which exclusively includes the new Sunset Punch, as well as Rum Punch and Mojito.

The deluxe kit also includes BACARDÍ-inspired palm print sunglasses, a t-shirt from the BACARDÍ Spring/Summer 2021 Merch Collection, a paddle ball set, Real Rum Canned Cocktails-inspired towel, a fruity can drink floatie, and the custom Summer Friday scratch-off calendar.

BACARDÍ Limón & Lemonade

Looking for a cocktail that’s portable, convenient and delicious? The ready-to-drink BACARDÍ Limón & Lemonade is the perfect on-the-go libation made with a base of award-winning BACARDÍ white rum and packed with fresh citrus taste from a blend of lemon, lime and grapefruit. This flavor from the BACARDÍ Real Rum Cocktails collection has a low ABV of 5.9% and offers the ideal balance between sweet and tart, making it a crowd-pleaser.

Bombay Sapphire & Tonic Canned Cocktails

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® & TONIC is best enjoyed cold, straight from the fridge and poured over ice with a refreshing squeeze of lime. Whether it’s al-fresco events, relaxing at home, entertaining friends or on the move, the pre-mix is skilfully crafted to showcase the signature juniper and citrus notes of BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin. Delivering against the promise of quality, there are also absolutely no artificial flavours or colours added to the final product. The sleek, matte finish packaging has been carefully designed to preserve the standard of the serve. The material helps protect the liquid from sunlight keeping the G&T fresher and colder for longer. The can is also 100% recyclable.

‘Merican Mule Variety 8-Packs

Making your summertime imbibing dreams come true, Merican Mule, Connecticut-based, premium, canned cocktail brand, launches today, the first and only canned cocktail variety pack (SRP: $25) featuring four different spirits: Vodka, Tequila, Bourbon and Rum. The ideal option for when your crew has different drinking preferences, the new eight-pack makes group entertaining (vaccinated, of course!) easier than ever and truly caters to every kind of canned cocktail lover in your life.

The pack includes Moscow Mule (vodka), Mexican Mule (tequila), Southern Mule (bourbon) and Tropical Mule (rum). ‘Merican Mule and the new variety packs are available for purchase in 12 states (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, Maine Maryland, Michigan, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina).

Bev Glam

Fergie said it best when she said “G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S”, and celeb loved canned wine brand Bev couldn’t agree more! This summer, the female forward beverage brand will be bringing a little more “Glam” into your life with their first ever canned sparkling rosé, Bev Glam.

Bev Glam is the younger, more *glamorous* sister of Bev’s OG cult-favorite varietal, Bev Rosé. Glam is the sparkling rosé of your dreams with tasting notes of passion fruit, delicate red berries, and a white peach finish. With only 100 cals, 3 lil carbs, and ZERO added sugar, this bev is a must have for getting all glammed up for the night with next day hangover! This 11.9% ABV sparking rosé is the extra fizzy, and extra IG-worthy summer sip for any poolside, beachside or sunshine soirees.

McBride Sisters Collection — Black Girl Magic Bubbly Rosé

The McBride Sisters Black Girl Magic cans are the perfectly portable and portioned drinks to have on hand for the season’s impromptu plans that will begin popping up post-vaccinations. Andréa and Robin, the founding sisters of McBride Sisters, launched the Black Girl Magic canned wines as an ode to the strong and magical resilience of Black women. The Black Girl Magic canned wine lineup features a delicate bubbly Rosé.

CHEERS Rosé Seltzer from Hallmark Channel Wines

CHEERS is a deliciously sweet, low-carb rosé wine seltzer made with a custom blend of citrus and light strawberry notes with champagne-style bubbles. Each single-serve can contains 8.4% alcohol, is made of 100% natural ingredients, and is gluten-free and vegan-friendly. With just 2.5g of sugar, CHEERS is only 137 calories.

Partake Peach Gose

Back by popular demand and just in time for the start of summer, award-winning NA craft beer pioneer Partake brings back their highly sought after Peach Gose. The limited release brew, available for pre-order today, is a drink so delicious it sold out within just 72 hours the first time it was released last year.

Brewed with coriander, sea salt, and natural peach flavoring, this mouthwatering non-alcoholic beer comes in at just 15 calories and adds an enjoyable twist to the beloved sour style. Whether on the beach, relaxing with friends or just enjoying the warm weather, Partake gives you the freedom to enjoy a cold beverage without the guilt or hangover!

Volley

Volley is a new tequila-based seltzer made with just three ingredients — 100% blue agave tequila, sparkling water and organic juice. As the first clean, tequila seltzer on the market, Volley is 100–110 calories per can and is free of commonly-used fake sugars, natural flavorings, essences and corn syrup (unlike most other seltzer on the market). Since Volley only uses three clean ingredients, organic juice being one of them, it tends to settle at the bottom so don’t forget to flip the can before tasting. After all, it does say ’shake me gently’ on the can. Enjoyed chilled and from the can or mixed into summertime tequila cocktails, Volley is available in four guilt-free flavors:

  • Zesty Lime
  • Spicy Ginger
  • Sharp Grapefruit
  • Tropical Mango

With values rooted in environmental sustainability and preservation, Volley is currently hosting beach cleanups and outdoor educational events around the country in partnership with Leave No Trace(LNT), a non-profit that provides resources so every person can protect + enjoy our natural world.

Monaco Cocktails

Monaco Cocktails is a line of ready-to-drink, gluten- and malt-free premium spirit canned cocktails with 2 shots in every can and 9% ABV. Monaco combines a unique blend of actual distilled spirits with high-quality ingredients to provide a unique craft and artisan cocktail experience in the convenience and accessibility of sustainable beverage cans. Available in 8 bartender-inspired varieties, the baseline flavors include Citrus Rush, Cranberry, Mango Peach, Black Raspberry, Tequila Lime Crush, Blue Crush, Tropic Rush and Purple Crush. (Available on Drizly, as well as liquor, convenience & grocery stores nationwide)

sipMARGS

It’s finally time to fire up the grill and get the gang back together and there is no better holiday to kick off the festivities than Independence Day! But before your guests show up, be sure to have your cooler stocked with the right sip, sipMARGS.

With dozens of different hard seltzers on the market, it’s time to shake up your bar with something different. sipMARGS is your new favorite low calorie, low sugar and low carbs canned cocktail. Available for purchase on Drizly, this tequila lover’s dream comes in four delicious flavors: Classis, Coconut, Mango and Mezcal.

F!VE DRINKS CO

F!VE DRINKS is the only spirits-based canned cocktails available nationwide (offering DTC shipping) and their flavor is unmatched. Each is made with real spirits and no more than five all-natural ingredients. F!VE’s line of classic cocktails includes Moscow Mule, Margarita, Paloma, Mojito, Gin and Tonic and more. Additionally they have 9–11% ABV, placing them among the top of all canned beverages. F!VE’s drinkers like to have a good time and are looking for an elevated drinking experience, a step above seltzers.

On The Rocks Premium Cocktails

With summer finally kicking here, On The Rocks Premium Cocktails want to make sure you are able to kick your feet up and treat yourself this summer — no matter the location. On The Rocks offers premium ready-to-serve cocktails wherever your adventures may take you this summer.

On The Rocks offers a modern twist on the classic cocktail available in six popular expressions to ensure everyone has a favorite. Developed by mixologists with award-winning cocktail programs, On The Rocks cocktails combine premium branded spirits from Beam Suntory, natural ingredients, and pure creativity in one upscale, ready-to-serve product.

On The Rocks just needs to be simply poured over ice and enjoyed! Whether enjoying at-home, on a plane, or at a picnic, On The Rocks cocktails give you the convenience of bar-quality cocktails created with brands they know and trust.

Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.