We’re heading into July—and the Fourth—with a riot of color and big plans. Keep cool and read on.
- Meredith is headed to Florence this week. On her list: Il Borro Tuscan Bistro (owned by the Ferragamo family) and a day trip to a 17th-century villa turned agriturismo for “a lingering lunch, wine tasting, and lazing by the pool.”
- Margot is in Denver for the Fourth and planning a visit to the newly reopened Kirkland Museum, a decorative arts collection started by a 1960s visionary painter. She reports: “He flew over canvases and dripped paint on them, but the museum is all about international 20th-century design. The collection has just moved into a big new location near the Clyfford Still Museum.”
- Meanwhile, Alexa is Paris-bound. Have a can’t-miss tip for her? Leave it in the comments.
- It seems Jesse James of Aesthetic Movement is opening up a retro-glam campground upstate this weekend. Sneak peek here; more info (and tickets to their opening party tomorrow night) here.
- Eco-friendly look-alikes of the paper grocery bag for farmers’ market runs.
- Unexpected hints of the sea.
- A Fourth of July DIY.
- Budget landscape overhaul: a Florida cottage garden saved from the landfill for $12,500. (See the interiors here.)
- New from Notary Ceramics: a simple ikebana jar.
- A few Fourth of July sales of note: 20 percent off site-wide at St. Frank with code FIREWORKS, now through Wednesday; up to 60 percent off select items (including cotton kitchen towels, enamelware, and other summer essentials) at Brook Farm General Store, now through Thursday; 20 percent off bedding and bath at ABC Carpet & Home; and up to 30 percent off certain goods at AhaLife.
- A pocket guide to Portland, Oregon, courtesy of Schoolhouse.
- On our list: cult-favorite jams in summer flavors.
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