Pulling out a deck of tarot cards is a surefire way to make any summer party—cocktails, dinner under the stars, a picnic—instantly more memorable and fun, even cheeky. We’re obsessed with the gorgeous new set from The Garden Journey, and reading the cards is way easier than we expected. Bring on the negronis, the natural wine, and the Seedlip spritzers, along with some plush floor pillows, loungey bedrolls, and an artful cheeseboard.
Sides are the unsung heroes of the BBQ spread. Bright, refreshing, and veggie-packed, they balance out the richness of those ribs, burgers, and sausages. They also meet our (strict) potluck-dish criteria: They feed a crowd, travel nicely, and can be made in advance. Here’s our take on four beloved classics—a chickpea salad with herbs, sweet roasted peppers, and bright red wine vinegar; mustardy potato salad with crisp green beans; crunchy sesame slaw; and grilled corn salad with lots of lime and cilantro.
How nutritious are beans and legumes? What makes them easier to digest than other foods? Simpler to prepare? Taste the best? We’ve gathered all the information you need, with guidance from experts and recipes to inspire your next pot of beans.
Having brunch in is in. The menu itself is best when it’s uncomplicated, and a bit of prep work ahead of time takes the stress level down. Brunch fare has four main categories: cocktails, coffee, savories, and sweets. Do a little something from each for a well-rounded spread. And once your guests leave (full and happy), you’ll still have the better part of the day left to keep soaking up that sweet weekend vibe.
Porridge is one of those universal foods. When we set out to create our G.Tox 7-Day Reset Kit, we knew we wanted to include a daily meal that encapsulated all the things we love about a classic porridge—something satisfying and simple to make, with lots of options for sweet and savory preparations.
“I’m hardly a minimalist, but I do try to avoid gadgets that perform only one task,” writes food director Caitlin O’Malley. “The slicing-and-dicing category is perhaps the worst offender of single-task tools, but I have a simplified lineup that will get almost every imaginable job done.”
You’re welcome. Play this game—invented during the pandemic by psychotherapist, relationship expert, author, and podcaster Esther Perel—on a date night or during a boisterous friends-or-family get-together and you’ll laugh your way to deepening your sense of connection with the people you love best.
Ready for a chic spring party (or three)? Designer Cynthia Rowley is famous for her fashion, but she’s known around the neighborhood for throwing serious ragers. “I love a fun, high-low feel,” says the New York City–based mom of two, who also cohosts the podcast Ageless. “Like caviar, crème fraîche, and potato chips!” Her easy entertaining strategies are pretty foolproof: candles, pillows, thick charcuterie boards, beautiful plates, and a thoughtful guest list.
In our inner Rolodex of effortlessly cool, impossibly glowy women, Kate Hudson floats at the front of our minds. Hudson recently started INBLOOM: a line of nutritional powders that begins with the philosophy that a healthy body and mind—and that lit-from-within look—starts with nutrient-dense whole foods.