There’s no better way to embrace the great outdoors than to sleep there. But you’ve gotta contend with finding a campsite, schlepping your gear, cooking your chow. If you want nature with a side of creature comforts, we’d suggest sticking close to home, like really close to home. For today’s installment of our Summer Bucket List, we put together this guide to glamping in your own backyard! Video: See our glamping set-up come to life! Pitch a tent (or a teepee! Or a yurt!) The more comfortable the structure, the more you’ll use

As much as we love breaking out the fine china and throwing a fancy shindig, summer is for laidback chill time. We wanna be able to check the weather report, text some friends, and set up a party in an hour flat. So we tapped our event planner, Olivia Wetterau, for tips for throwing a bash without breaking a sweat. This is your guide to the ultimate impromptu dinner party. Tip #1: Keep the food simple and the oven off You can shop for and prep a pretty sweet spread in under an hour

Image from JULIA REED’S SOUTH: Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long © Paul Costello She’s hosted picnics on Mississippi River sandbars and dinner parties on hundred acre plantations. She’s served everything from buckets of fried chicken to lamb bourguignon and scalloped oysters. When she’s not throwing an unforgettable soiree or preparing the best blackberry cobbler you’ve ever tasted, she’s writing about it. Julia Reed is Southern Hospitality. In her new book, Julia Reed’s South: Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long, Reed opens up her hospitality playbook, sharing stories, recipes

In the summertime, drinking outdoors is an art. And we’re here to help you master it, along with all of the other warm weather activities on our Summer Bucket List (you can print the list here). Each time you complete a goal, check it off and by the end of the summer, you’ll be an ice cream expert, a pool party connoisseur, a professional picnicker, a mixology master, and more. But, back to the bar! Whether you’re having people over for after-work drinks or you’re simply relaxing outside on a sunny

Summer in the city – a time when nearly everything is best done outdoors, from concerts in the park to al fresco movies, sidewalk brunches to balcony dinner parties. But let us not forget our favorite hot weather activity: rooftop happy hour. Among the many rituals of urban life, hitting a sky-high bar after work is the ultimate way to take advantage of the evening’s golden hours. From LA to Chicago, these high-altitude escapes serve up intoxicating sunset views alongside some serious style game. Whether you prefer to sip sangria poolside or down a

Image from Sandy Koepke Interior Design  Fresh fruit on the beach, rosé on rooftops, and burgers in the backyard – summertime is all about enjoying your eats al fresco. When the weather is pretty much perfect, it’s hard to resist spending every second outside, which is why a simple grill just doesn’t cut it anymore. The exterior eating experience is complete when you can prepare, cook, and eat your meals outdoors. Whether on a rooftop patio, a covered deck or by a poolside garden, these 10 dreamy outdoor kitchens have cooked

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican victory at the 1862 Battle of Puebla, but you’d never know that from the mess of sombreros, guac and body shots that mark the holiday in the USA. While we’re always game for some margaritas, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. So, we’re going to pay tribute in our own way, by celebrating the artisanal traditions that are the hallmarks of Mexican design. From talavera tiles to otomi fabrics, read through to see how Mexico’s vibrant culture translates

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’re showing gratitude to the hosts and hostesses who go the extra mile to make sure that our Thanksgiving festivities are as chic as they are delicious. From automnal accents like pinecones and burlap, to metallic dipped pumpkins, Thanksgiving is as much about the ambiance as it is about the meal itself. Whether your go-to tablescape style is classically subdued or boldly beautiful, creating a warm and inviting environment for guests is sure to set your Thanksgiving celebrations apart from the rest. Read on for Laurel & Wolf

While we certainly love indulging in Halloween candy, decorating for the holiday can be more trick than treat. It’s not easy to keep your space tasteful while incorporating black, orange, ghosts, and skeletons into your decor. This year, we’re bringing Halloween into the home with hauntingly beautiful tablescapes. From elegant and dramatic to quirky and creepy, these Halloween table arrangements will provide you with the inspiration you’ll need for all of your frightful festivities. Gothic Sophisticate: Release your inner Addam’s Family with a gothic, yet sophisticated table display. A simple color

Bar carts are one of those home décor accessories you don’t fully recognize the potential of until you have one. Adding a bar cart to your space has the power to de-clutter your counter, make your collection of spirits look stylish rather than sloppy, decorate an empty corner, and provide the perfect serving station for parties. You know you’ve always wanted a built-in home bar, but thanks to bar carts, you don’t even need one. In the world of interior design, bar carts are kind of our secret weapon, so we designed three

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