Cool Summer

To take the edge off the heat this summer, we’re inspired by the cool tones of shady places, collected creamware, and fresh picked blueberries.  Muted greens, blues, and creams are classic summer hues that will refresh your home and kitchen.  We also like a pop of pink to keep things bright—it is summer, after all.

We’ve curated a collection of “cool summer” classics in these tones just for you.  Shop the collection.

Photo credit: Casey Maxon and Aurore Joigny

Fourth of July Cocktail: The Red, White, and Blue

For this year’s Independence Day, show your stars and stripes with this twist on a classic cocktail.  We love this drink because it’s refreshing and simple to make—an easy favorite for summer parties.  Red grenadine, white gin and ice, and blue-berries make this drink perfectly patriotic.  Read on for the recipe.

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Molasses-Coffee Pork Chops with Jacobsen Stumptown Coffee Flake Salt

Need a good show-stopping grill recipe for your next cookout this summer? This mouth-watering pork chop recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser when you’re doing some outdoor entertaining, and it’s a breeze to whip up.

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Elegant Outdoor Entertaining

Nothing makes you want an outdoor dinner party with friends like a gorgeous summer night.  When the temperatures start rising, we can’t wait to fire up the grill and serve some delicious food to our dearest ones.   For summertime, a laidback feel is a must, but backyard dining doesn’t have to lack style.  Mixing colors and patterns with elegant dinnerware casts a sophisticated vibe to your outdoor soiree.

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Vendor Spotlight: Birdkage

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Birdkage designer Courtney Robinson says on her company website “fashion is a part of life” and explains that her designs are meant to “blur the line between form and function”—in other words, her designs are both beautiful and practical.  All of her creations are entirely designed and produced in New York City.

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Top 10: Father’s Day Gifts

Pssst…! Father’s Day is June 15th.  Don’t forget about Dad!  Whether your dad likes cooking, entertaining, bar products, or needs a little help sprucing up, we’ve got you covered.  Here are our top (ten) favorite gifts for the old man:

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1. Further Products $17-$24 | 2. Whiskey Bottom Candle $28 | 3. The Ultimate Bar Book $19.95 | 4. Bittermilk $18 | 5. Birdkage Leather Trim Apron $144 | 6. Rosewoode Handle Grill Utensils $24 | 7. Esquire’s Eat Like A Man Cookbook $30 | 8. Colorblocked Broom Board $198 | 9. Copper Grill Grid $26 | 10. Laguiole Mixed Wood Steak Knife Set $78

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Trend: Well-Traveled Home

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This summer we’ve got the travel bug. Nothing adds sophistication and elegance like some unique, wordly pieces for your home. When it comes to bright colors, interesting patterns, and handcrafted details, we know how to find a quick fix for wanderlust with beautiful items.

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