The ultimate guide for summer fun, 4th of July, travel & beyond

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This year for the Fourth of July you may not be able to congregate for parades or fireworks, but there are other options when it comes to having a festive Fourth. Whether you are having a virtual party, gathering outside (while maintaining social distance) or watching the fireworks from home we are here to provide you with some cool cocktail recipes and essentials that are not only good for the Fourth, but for the rest of the summer.

Cocktails, Wines & More

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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

DIRECTIONS

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.

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6–8 ice cubes

0.75 oz. Smirnoff Red, White, & Berry Seltzer

0.75 oz. Italian aperitif

0.75 oz. Sparkling water

1 thin orange slice for garnish

Fill a wine goblet with ice. Add Smirnoff Seltzer Red White and Berry, followed by Aperol and soda water. Garnish with an orange slice, mint and edible orange flower petals.

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Ingredients

6 oz chilled Chandon Brut

3 frozen blueberries

3 frozen raspberries

Method

Put frozen fruit into a wine glass or flute. Pour the Chandon Brut into a glass slowly.

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Ingredients

Ice cubes

Chilled Prosecco

Aperol

Soda, served from syphon or chilled bottle

Slice of orange

Instructions: 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.

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Ingredients:

1 part Grey Goose vodka

4 parts White Claw Pineapple

1 part cranberry juice

½ part lime juice

1 pineapple wedge

Method: Build over ice and stir

Garnish: Sprig of fresh thyme

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Ingredients:

1oz Santa Teresa 1796 Rum

3/4oz fresh lime juice

1/2oz simple syrup

1/4oz banana liqueur

Libations Cherry Lime Guava hard seltzer

Method: Short shake and strain into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Top with Libations Cherry Lime Guava hard seltzer.

Garnish: A cherry and lime wedge.

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Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Bombay Sapphire

½ oz. Martini Bitter

¾ oz. Orange Juice

¾ oz. Lime

¾ oz. Passionfruit Syrup**

Watermelon White Claw

Method: Add to a Blender with 8 ice cubes. Blend until smooth (should be a thick consistency). Add 2 oz. Watermelon White Claw. Scrape into a pint glass

**Passionfruit Syrup:

Blend together 100 grams Passionfruit Syrup (preferred Ceres) and 100 grams white sugar until smooth, or cooked over medium low until all the sugar is dissolved. Cool and use within 2 weeks.

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Credit: Victoria Bouthillier-Croteau

1.5 oz Disaronno

Fresh lemon juice

Fever Tree Club Soda

Pour Disaronno over ice, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and top up with club soda. Stir and garnish with lemon zest.

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1.5 oz Broken Shed Vodka

Splash of cranberry juice

Fresh seasonal berries

Club soda

Top up with club soda. Serve over ice garnished with berries.

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2 cups Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva

3 cups lemonade

1 cup cold water

4–6 dashes Angostura bitters

Lemons (garnish)

Blueberries (garnish)

Ice

In a pitcher with ice, pour Diplomatico Rum, lemonade and water. Add in lemon and bitters. Garnish with lemon slices and blueberries. Serve chilled.

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4 oz. Tequila Bribón Blanco

2 oz. Agave nectar (cut 50/50 with water)

2 oz. Fresh squeezed lime juice

1/2 avocado, peeled and mashed

2 slices jalapeño

Lime wheels, for garnish

1 cup ice, plus extra for serving

Fill two rocks glasses with ice. Set aside. Place ripe avocado, and jalapeno slices in a cocktail shaker. Muddle ingredients until they’re thoroughly mashed. Add remaining ingredients to the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into the two rocks glasses. Garnish with the remaining lime wheels.

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2 ounces Bolthouse Farms Multi-V Goodness Cherry

2 ounces club soda

½ ounce lemon juice

1 ounce Monin Cotton Candy Syrup

Star shaped ice cubes

White sugar rim

Maraschino cherry

Prep

Rub a lemon around the rim of the class, then dip the rim into thin layer of white cane sugar

Fill your glass with star-shaped ice cubes

Pour the cotton candy syrup over the back of a spoon directed towards the side of the glass

In a separate glass, mix the Bolthouse Farms Multi-V Goodness Cheery, lemon juice and club soda

Slowly pour into one side of the glass to maintain the color separation

Garnish with a cherry and serve

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Ice

3oz Grenadine

2 oz Tequila

4 oz orange juice

3 oz Bolthouse farms Amazing Mango

Raspberries

Blood orange

Prep

Add ice into glass

Pour grenadine, tequila, orange juice and then Bolthouse Farms Amazing Mango over ice.

Garnish with raspberries and slice of Blood Orange

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INGREDIENTS

2 oz Aberfeldy 12 Single Malt Scotch whisky

2 barspoons (0.5oz) of local honey syrup*

* Honey Syrup: 100g of honey and 64g water, stir and leave to chill. Note: syrup will only last 3 days

2 dashes Angostura bitters

2 dashes orange bitters

METHOD

Add the honey syrup, bitters and Aberfeldy 12 to a mixing glass, then add ice and stir to dilute (~30 seconds). Pour into rocks glass and add block ice, then garnish with an orange twist expressing the oils over the drink.

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Refreshing sip for your at-home cook-out

INGREDIENTS

1.5 PARTS GRAND MARNIER CORDON ROUGE

.75 PART LEMON JUICE

1 BARSPOON SIMPLE SYRUP

3 PARTS SODA WATER

Build drink in tin, add ice and shake. Strain over ice into a Collins glass

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1.5 oz Bulleit Rye

.25 oz Cinnamon Syrup

2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters

2 Dashes Hella Apple Blossom Bitters

Stir all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice.

Glass: Double Rocks Glass

Garnish: Orange Swath and Cinnamon Stick

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Ingredients

2 oz. Camarena Silver

1 oz. Lime Juice

.5 oz. Agave Nectar

2 oz. Pineapple Juice

3–4 Cilantro Leaves

Directions:

Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake together to combine/chill. Strain (or Double Strain) into an ice-filled glass, and garnish with Cilantro, Lime, and Pineapple Frond.

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INGREDIENTS

1 bottle Kim Crawford Rosé

Lemon twist to garnish

DIRECTIONS

2 days before serving pour wine into a 9” x 13” pan or several ice cube trays and freeze, stirring occasionally if in a pan. When frozen solid, using a hand blender or food processor, blend frozen wine until smooth. Serve directly or freeze again for up to 1 week, covered. Garnish with lemon twist. Makes 5 Servings

Tips

Freeze 2 or 3 bottles at a time

Try with any other Kim Crawford wines

Don’t have a pan? Freeze the wine in a large thick re-sealable bag.

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If you’re looking for a delicious rum cocktail — no bar tools or preparation required — pick up a pack of the new BACARDÍ Real Rum Cocktails. Convenient, full of flavor, and low ABV (5.9%), these ready to drink cans are made with a base of award-winning BACARDÍ white rum and available in three delicious flavors: BACARDÍ Lime & Soda, BACARDÍ Limon & Lemonade and BACARDÍ Rum Punch in a four pack for $12.99. No matter where your festivities take you, you can purchase the new cans for at-home via Drizly, Minibar and Instacart!

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Cann is the all-new, better-for-you social tonic that’s taking over California for its buzzy benefits. This delicious beverage offers a low dose of cannabis (2 mg of THC and 4 mg of CBD) that helps to take the edge off, without taking you over the edge. With only five ingredients and one-third the calories of a normal drink, CANN is not only better for you, but makes you feel better about yourself the next day. Often equated to the light buzz you may feel with a beer or glass of wine, you are meant to enjoy sipping on these beverages throughout the day!

Cann comes in three refreshing and herbaceous flavors: Grapefruit Rosemary, Lemon Lavender, and Blood Orange Cardamom — with each cann boasting only FIVE ingredients and 35 calories per beverage, making it the obvious choice this Independence Day.

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This American wheat ale is synonymous with summer. Our blend of orange, lime, and lemon peels create a refreshing, fresh citrus aroma. Grains of paradise accent the crisp wheat character with a subtle spice that finishes clean. Iconic as it is refreshing, Summer Ale is just right for any summer day.

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Like a bowl of strawberries with just a hint of currant, this rosé is wonderfully fruit driven with a clean, food friendly finish.

Perfect Pairings: summer charcuterie or cheese platters; grilled fish; light pasta or rice dishes.

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Grammy nominated, multi-Platinum recording artist, Post Malone, announces his latest creation, Maison №9, a new French rosé created and developed in partnership with friend and entrepreneur James Morrissey of Global Brand Equities, and Dre London, long-time music manager and Founder of London Entertainment.

A thoughtful collaboration designed to break down the traditional perceptions around wine and its barriers for consumers, Maison №9 is a light, high-quality, accessible rosé from Provence, France, that will be available online and in stores this June with exclusive distribution and sales support from E. & J. Gallo Winery.

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The Jenny Dawn Cellars Rosé Wine is made from watermelons grown in Kansas. This wine is a beautiful pink color, it is sweet, fruity, and slightly tart. It has aromas and flavors of honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon, dandelion, and green grass. Our Rosé Wine is sweet goodness in a glass. This wine pairs well with any dessert such as cheesecake and chocolate truffles.

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The Saignee is a unique style of rosé wine, often bolder, darker in color and richer in taste than any other rosé wines (perfect for 4th of July weekend!). What is Saignee? It is a method of rosé winemaking that involves “bleeding” off a portion of red wine juice after it’s been in contact with the skins and seeds. Saignee is a unique style of rosé wine because it is often bolder and darker in color and richer in taste than any other rosé wines.

The new variety is available for purchase on Big Cork Vineyards website and in store for $26.

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Grown in the cool-climate Marlborough region of New Zealand’s South Island, this fresh, high-quality Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of lime zest and distinctive passion fruit. The palate features fresh, crunchy acidity and an abundance of tropical and citrus flavors. The zing of aromas and flavors in Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc will balance flavorful marinades and not fall flat against the pickled onions and lime.

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Bonterra Organic Vineyards 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is a great go-to beverage of choice for summer sipping on the campsite or at home. With aromas of kumquat and white peach on the nose, this wine offers flavors of bright melon and citrus with a subtle hint of grass and refreshing acidity for a vibrant, clean and lengthy finish.

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A velvety white with notes of juicy peach, toasted pear, roasted pineapple, lemon peel and hazelnut on the palate. The wine’s long fruit forward and toasty complexity lingers luxuriously for a rich, creamy finish. This chard is best enjoyed alongside chicken on the grill.

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Excellent as an aperitif and with a medium body that makes it versatile to pair with everything from salads to chicken or grilled fish. Wonderful pairing ideas include butter lettuce with apples, walnuts and pomegranate seeds, pizza topped with prosciutto and arugula, scallops with tarragon cream, or tagliatelle with Italian olive oil, lemon zest and pine nuts.

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If you’re going for that well-marbled steak, burgers, or stuffed Portobello mushrooms, McDonald says a big, bold Cabernet from Paso Robles AVA in California, an area known for exceptional vineyards. The weather and terroir in the region lends to flavors of black cherry, pomegranate, and blackberry, as well as aromas of dark chocolate, olives and herbs. It’s earthy and complex, which pairs well with the umami flavors of the beef.

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This cabernet delivers mouth filling, deeply intense blackberry fruit across the palate with clove and cardamom spice. Complex and dusty tannins add structure to the juicy fullness of the fruit making this your reader’s new go-to cabernet pairing for grilling any red meat this holiday.

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You can’t go wrong pairing sweet and spicy barbecue with an equally bold wine like Malbec. Hand harvested and grown using sustainable farming practices, the Tussock Jumper Malbec has flavors of black cherry, plums, and spice, along with high tannins that are a great match for grilled beef like brisket or steak. Secret chef trick: add a little bit of this wine to store bought barbecue sauce for extra pizazz!

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This red blend features enticing aromas of Bing cherry, dark chocolate, and roasted fig and is perfect for those seeking a smooth and luscious finish.

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Cupcake Vineyards is excited to announce the launch of Cupcake LightHearted, the brand’s newest addition to its lineup of premium, award-winning California wines hitting shelves nationwide TODAY, Wednesday, July 1st.

With four new vinos to add to your summer rotation, you’re sure to find a new favorite poolside sipper. Plus, Cupcake LightHearted has 20% less calories than leading hard seltzers, and is vegan, gluten-free and low carb. With just 80 calories, 8% ALC/VOL, and < 1g of sugar per 5oz. serving, Cupcake LightHearted brings full flavor to all of life’s lighter moments.

Veuve Clicquot

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No matter what your Fourth of July celebrations entail at-home, Veuve Clicquot is sure to be the perfect offering for any in-person or virtual celebrations this year. Available for delivery on MiniBar.com.

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The archetype of Krug’s philosophy of craftsmanship and savoir-faire, Krug Grande Cuvée is recreated every year from a blend of around 198 wines from ten or more different vintages and three grape varietals.

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This wine is wonderful on its own, and pairs well with savory appetizers, complex seafood dishes and anything spicy. Open a bottle along with goat cheese souffle, scallops with roasted garlic and pesto, or a slow cooked spicy red chicken curry.

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The wine is dry with fine, lively bubbles, delicate pear and apple fruit aromas and a crisp finish. The elegant mousse can refresh your palate for the next bite, and the greater complexity and intensity of our Prosecco Superiore DOCG will not get overwhelmed by heavier dishes such as pasta carbonara with shrimp, grilled vegetables drizzled with Italian olive oil and parmesan cheese, or simply prepared filet of beef with rosemary.

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For its ninth consecutive year, iconic California sparkling producer Chandon unveils its limited-edition American Summer red, white and blue bottle design to create nostalgic summer moments with sparkling wine from Independence Day through Labor Day. From California sunshine to bright bubbles, Chandon sparkling wines evoke summer in a bottle and this eye-catching design adds an extra level of festivity to classic warm weather moments, such as backyard cookouts or picnics.

Travel (Safely)

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The latest property in Karisma Hotels & Resorts portfolio to open their doors, the all-new Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun will welcome back arrivals on July 1. The flagship for Margaritaville’s all-inclusive Island Reserve concept will be the first Margaritaville to open in Mexico, and joins Karisma’s roster of 13 oceanfront properties in the Cancun area alone. Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun will also ensure guest safety and deliver an unmatched level of service with the new comprehensive well-being program Karisma Peace of Mind™.

The program features new health protocols, updated guidelines and industry-leading best practices, including alignment with Delos Well Living’s International WELL Building Institute and Well Living Lab, in conjunction with the Mayo Clinic, with endorsements by Deepak Chopra. The program will be implemented across all Karisma properties, setting a new standard for the hospitality industry.

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Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, the award winning five-star hotel, has unveiled a new Luxury Escape offering for travelers looking to hit the road and enjoy an unforgettable stay in the heart of Beverly Hills.

Available for travel between July 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, the new Luxury Escape Package includes access to a guest room or suite with a terrace and stunning views of the city, an exclusive welcome amenity, Rooftop by JG breakfast for two guests, and complimentary valet parking for stays between two and five nights.

To keep guests safe, Oasis West Realty LLC, parent company of the award-winning property, contracted International SOS/Corporate Medical Advisors, the world’s leading medical and security services company, to develop a bespoke safety plan and worked swiftly to create a lower-risk environment.

New precautions include markers to indicate safe distancing, sanitization systems in high traffic areas, elevated cleaning methods, contactless check-in and check-out, along with the utilization of environmentally responsible and ultramodern technology.

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Coworth Park, Dorchester Collection’s 5 star, charming country house in Ascot, complete with its own Polo Grounds and Equestrian center, is available this summer for a full buy out for those looking to escape the hustle-and bustle of London with their closest friends and family. The 70 key estate is set on 240 acres of picturesque Berkshire parkland and is located just 45 minutes from Central London by car.

A stay at Coworth Park promises languid days spent meandering through the hotel’s endless acres of gardens, wildflower meadows, and fields, providing for the perfect change of scenery. For families looking for an entirely private experience, Coworth Park’s Dower House, is the perfect choice.

The three en-suite completely restored Georgian cottage is secluded from the main house and fully equipped with its own state-of-the-art kitchen and personal chef upon request. Those looking to retreat from the crowds and make lasting memories in the picturesque English countryside will enjoy Coworth Park’s secluded location, access to expansive walking trails, exceptional equestrian center and Michelin-starred private dining.

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It’s the perfect time to plan a refreshing family vacation by the beautiful beaches, just one mile from the Inn. Plus they’re within walking distance of Main Street and Jobs Lane, shopping and wonderful arts and cultural experiences. Also, checkout the all new summer menu from the Inn’s own restaurant, Claude’s for a meal that the family won’t be able to forget.

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Travel for Good — whether folks are ready to start that vacation today or prefer to plan for later, The Cape recognizes all are committed to helping one another recover from these challenging times. In Los Cabos, the tourism industry is the largest economic sector, meaning travelers contribute to the wellbeing of this community in truly meaningful ways.

With this in mind, the hotel launched the Travel for Good campaign: committing 10% of all eGift card purchases to supporting members of the Los Cabos travel industry currently in need (from furloughed cleaning staff and bell boys to hotel kitchen staff…and all those in between that have been affected by the health crisis). Funds are used to provide healthy grocery kits for recipients, reducing their financial burden during these difficult times.

As a thank you for the support, each gift card can be redeemed for greater value at the hotel. Donations are made through partnership with the Mexico branch of SKAL in Los Cabos (an alliance of travel industry employees committed to promoting responsible tourism, international goodwill, and global friendship). A $200 eGift card offers $230 in redeemable value ($20 donated), a $300 eGift card offers $360 in redeemable value ($30 donated), a $500 eGift card offers $625 in redeemable value ($50 donated), a $1,000 eGift card offers $1,300 in redeemable value ($100 donated). Purchase an eGift card by emailing or calling The Cape reservations team at thecapereservations@thompsonhotels.com or 1.844.778.4322.

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The Kennebunkport Resort Collection (KRC) — a diverse portfolio of hotels & resorts in Kennebunkport, Maine — will begin welcoming all guests beginning July 1, 2020 to its properties including: The Yachtsman, Cottages at Cabot Cove, Grand Hotel, Cape Arundel Inn, Hidden Pond and The Tides Beach Club. For dining options, guests can choose from Earth at Hidden Pond, The Boathouse Restaurant and The Tides Beach Club, also beginning July 1, 2020. KRC properties are offering various luxury, long-term rental options and bookable packages to enjoy the relaxing outdoors, coastline adventures and scenic views of Maine. Of course, the properties are implementing necessary health and safety measures and following state guidelines.

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The Rockaway Hotel is a vibrant, community-driven, full-service hotel located in the heart of Rockaway Beach, slated to open in mid-summer 2020. Inspired by the area’s rich surf history and serving the Rockaway Beach community, New Yorkers at large and travelers from afar, The Rockaway Hotel will be the peninsula’s premier destination.

The newly built 84,000 square foot hotel will offer over 50 guest rooms, a restaurant, a rooftop bar, an all-day cafe and coffee shop, an outdoor pool area, a spa, and more, all under one roof in Rockaway Beach.

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Blue Diamond Resorts announces its plans to reopen five of its luxury resorts after a three-month temporary closure. On July 15, 2020, Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun, Royalton Negril Resort & Spa, Hideaway at Royalton Negril and Grand Lido Negril will resume their operations following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local Ministries of Health.

As the Caribbean’s fastest-growing resort management group, Blue Diamond Resorts is thrilled to welcome back discerning guests in two of its highly sought-after beach destinations for a family-friendly vacation or adults-only getaway. To help safeguard both guests and employees, Blue Diamond Resorts has implemented new Safety-Assured Vacations protocols, including physical distancing guidelines, advanced dining safety, increased staff training and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), a 360º Clean Approach of all resort common areas and Diamond Clean Guest Rooms where every touchpoint is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

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Credit: Marriott Hotels & Resorts

The upscale JW Marriott Grand Rapids will reopen to guests on July 1st, providing modern and sophisticated accommodations for discerning business and leisure travelers. While closed, the JW Marriott Grand Rapids’ International Ballroom, eight meeting rooms and pre-function space were updated with modern sophistication and warm, richly-furnished designs. The spaces now feature dark, muted tones and metallic accents with carefully curated furniture that combines simple lines with rich wood grain and soft, sumptuous fabrics.

Marriott Hotels & Resorts has introduced the Marriott Cleanliness Council made up of in-house and outside experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention to provide guests a safe environment during their stay.

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The luxury glamping company operates retreats in Vail, CO; Hill Country, TX; Governors Island, NY; and Yellowstone, MT. Each retreat offers spacious tents with a full en-suite bathroom, WiFi, electricity and a plush king bed alongside Farm-to-Table culinary experiences, concierge services and wellness activities. Collective Retreats hosts a daily bonfire with luxury s’mores infused with local ingredients with new 6 foot long s’more sticks.

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Photo Credit: courtesy of Silvercar by Audi

Silvercar by Audi, Audi’s premium rental car service, is helping customers prepare for the “new normal” in travel with the roll out of Contactless Rental and Delivery to You service. As part of its Responsible Travel initiative, these expanded offerings will allow travelers to adhere to social distancing guidelines while traveling with confidence and peace of mind.

The touchless offerings will minimize human interaction in anticipation of when and where travel will resume. Silvercar remains committed to upholding the highest standards of cleanliness with a 19-step vehicle cleaning process and requires all employees to wear a face covering at rental facilities.

Contactless Rental is available at locations throughout the U.S., offering a touchless way to book, locate and unlock Silvercar rentals via the mobile app for a worry-free, no contact rental experience. Customers will not have to leave their homes with Delivery to You service which allows them to request their Audi be brought to them and then retrieved from their preferred location at the end of their rental.

This delivery and pickup service is available at all Silvercar locations with the temporary exception of New York City (Manhattan and Brooklyn), Newark, and Miami (South Beach), which began on May 21, 2020.

Summer Fashion

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Founding Father Ben Franklin stated, “Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy” — and over two centuries later, few have attempted to negate the sentiment. What looks like a classic American flag pattern from afar, is instead an arrangement of six-packs of single cans of everyone’s favorite amber fluid.

Ideal for all patriotic holidays, or anytime you want to rep William Murray and Old Glory. Design is also available in a navy or grey t-shirt!

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Gone are the days of stiff, constricting wovens…insert: Performance Aloha! Using our performance pique fabric that emulates the vintage look & feel of the old school Hawaiian shirts from yesteryear, we’ve elevated the classic style with advanced textile technology that takes its timelessness to new limits. Easy Care. Throw it in the washer & dryer with no worries.

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For the classic dad, get him these Prada shades exclusively from Sunglass Hut just in time as many states start to reopen and can once again enjoy outside activities. Prada is synonymous with an understated style that has always anticipated, and often dictated, new trends. Prada sunglasses use only the finest materials to strike the ideal balance of form and function.

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Kickstart you summer with a pair of sunglasses from Lensabl, the one-stop shop for all vision care products online. Survive the sun with a variety of stylish frames with premium sunglass lenses complete with blue-light blocking and 100% UV protection. Pricing starts at $77 for premium prescription and non-prescription lenses.

From now through July Fourth, use code SEE15 for 15% off lenses & frames and code CONTACTS10 for 10% off contacts.

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PUMA is taking the court to the streets, with a collection that features improved technical details, conceived to maximize the wearer’s freedom of movement on the pitch, in the gym and in everyday life.

Offering Active and Sportstyle themes for sunglasses, the collection stands out with acid colors such as yellow and orange, as featured in the seasonal campaign starring athletes Alica Schmidt and Gianmarco Tamberi. We see her wearing a high impact mask with logoed lenses and temples, while he’s captured with a 90s-inflected navigator frame drenched in a bright orange hue that is anything but conventional.

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Exclusively from Florsheim, the shoes of the Fuel Collection stand out for their wedge soles and relaxed leather uppers that give them a modern, causal look. With the Fuel Knit Plain Toe Oxford there is an added a cool mix of knit and leather on the upper and on-trend color combinations to make it a shoe that is sure to get noticed.

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Designed in lightweight twill, this contemporary short is the versatile summer piece that works perfectly for even formal occasions. Cut in this Jacob fit, they have a regular rise and are slim through the hip and thigh for a streamlined shape. The yellow wash lets you create a look that’s completely your own this season.

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Beauty is in the details, and that’s evident at first sight of Rockport’s Amalie sneakers. The Cobb Hill designers have created a fresh look for this walking shoe: floral fabric and solid leathers, hand-crafted stitching and lighter soles… the Amalie is perfect for both a neighborhood stroll or to do some work in the garden. Pair these sleek, versatile shoes with wide-leg jeans, classic capris, or a casual skirt. You’ll look totally modern, while your true spirit shines.

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Amalia is an espadrille wedge with a double band that deserves a double take. Slip on this open-toe sandal in your choice of style from loud neon to luxe leather. Handcrafted for comfort. Made in Spain.

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Built with a steel body, this 20″ box fan from Lasko features 3 quiet speeds, a weather-resistant motor for worry-free window use, and Save-Smart® (costs less than 2¢ per hour to operate). Plus, the fun color is great for dorms or other rooms where you need a pop of color! Also comes in Black and Purple.

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Man Crates’ Grill Master Crate is the ultimate set for those who loves to spend their time in the backyard grilling up steaks, hamburgers, or whatever their hearts desire. With a brass-knuckle meat tenderizer, cast iron smoker box, steak thermometers, hickory wood chips, and an array of BBQ sauces and spices, your grilling skills will have even your neighbors jealous.

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Ahead of this Fourth of July and summer grilling season, the new Grill Mates Regional Seasoning Blends make it easy to enjoy authentic, regional variations of iconic American BBQ flavors, from the sweet, tangy sauces of the South to the spicy, tomato-based versions of the Lone Star State.

Additionally, you can introduce dad to GrillMates.com as it’s the go-to grilling resource for how-to videos and photos for mastering a new technique (like grilling a whole fish), tips for getting the right heat level, crave-worthy flavor pairings for all types of meats, seafood and veggies, plus lots of additional inspiration and recipes.

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The Üllo Wine Purifier is a revolutionary sleek and compact filter for red and white wine drinkers that acts as both a sulfite filter and aerator. Sulfites are added by winemakers as a preservative, so the wine purifier pulls these sulfites (those niggly things known to cause negative effects for some), so you can enjoy the natural flavor of wine without the bitter taste that is often associated with sulfites.

It’s just as if you were enjoying a bottle fresh from the vineyard! Whether you suffer from a sulfite sensitivity or you’re just looking for a smoother and more natural taste, Üllo is the perfect summer essential.

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Newly released EcoReco L5+ is a big sized, performance scooter with 8" Polyurethane (PU) filled front wheel, solid rear wheel, and a highly efficient motor. It’s equipped with 2 exposed aggressive rear suspensions to offer an unmatched comfort and stability. It is designed with a rougher style for a bigger rider and to handle bumpier road conditions.

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The Limited Edition Cape Cod Summer Potato Chips feature the simple elegance of cracked pepper with a hint of lemon flavor — complementing the delicate blend of orange, lime and lemon notes of Samuel Adams Summer Ale.

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Plan the perfect picnic or barbeque with Sophistiplate: unique, elegant & chic paper tableware for any and every occasion.

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From Paper Dinner Plates ($6.50/8 pack) to Paper Lunch Napkins ($6.00/20 pack) to Assorted Plastic Cutlery ($15/24 pieces) and more, this classic red gingham screams picnic perfection. All you need now is some hot dogs & fresh cut watermelon and you’ll be in summer-loving heaven.

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With the continuing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), more American residents are looking for solutions that are designed to protect themselves and their families while we bunker down in our homes. Business leaders are also looking for solutions to protect their essential teams that remain in offices across the country. While we work through the practice of social distancing and adjust our daily lives as a result of this crisis, Airdog USA presents a solution that every household should consider as we turn our attention towards staying healthy during this global pandemic.

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