5 Designer-Approved Pieces to Pick Up During Your Summer Travels Abroad

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by Mark Cutler, Chief Designer at nousDECOR  Traveling in the summer is a great tradition, as it gives us all an opportunity to recharge our batteries and a chance to explore new and different cultures. Shopping on vacation can be a great thing too, of course, and finding the right native piece... read more

A Deliciously Healthy Strawberry Chia Seed Jam Recipe

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For a healthy take on a classic summer-time jam recipe, we swapped all the bad-for-you components with three simple, all-natural ingredients; strawberries, maple syrup and chia seeds. Enjoy this delicious strawberry chia seed jam spread on your breakfast toast, oatmeal, or over yogurt! What You'll Need:  1 pound of fresh strawberries (rinsed, trimmed and quartered) 1/4 cup... read more

Celebrate Summer Nights With This DIY Fold Out Bar

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Throw a simple backyard party on the fly with this handy fold out bar that both serves and stores your party goodies! Store cups, bottles, plates and napkins to always be ready for impromptu summer party guests or neighbors. What You'll Need: 20 x 24" piece of plywood (have your local... read more

10 Foodie Destinations for Your Next Vacation

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We're all for a leisurely getaway on a secluded beach, but if you've had your fill of surf and sand, it's time to think a little outside the box. For your next vacay, why not take your taste buds on a culinary adventure across the country? Not sure where to start? Consider some of these top foodie... read more

10 of Summer’s Best Accessories Under $100

A stylish, affordable accessory is the perfect pick-me-up to get you through the rest of the season.

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A statement necklaces instantly perks up your favorite LBD or white eyelet blouse.

SHOP NOW: Tortuga bib necklace, $48, BaubleBar.com

MORE MUST-CLICKS: 10 Perfect Summer Sandals Under $100 10 Unforgettable Summer Party Ideas How to Sell Your Wedding Dress Online

Summer Lovin': 20 Date Ideas That Are 100% Free

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The best part of warm-weather dates is that many of them are absolutely free. Here are 20 things you and your S.O. can do to celebrate summer while saving the cash for more important things like ice cream: Find a nearby walking trail and go exploring. Pitch a tent and camp overnight in your... read more

Win a Swoon-Worthy Summer Refresh for Your Home

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We think summer is the ideal time for a refresh at home so we partnered with lifestyle experts Homepolish, Food52, Domino and Gray Malin for a chic giveaway to makeover your home. What will you get? 3 hours of Homepolish Virtual Design Services (valued at $480) $250 to Food52.com $250 to Domino.com... read more

Making a Workspace in Even the Tiniest of Places

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Having a designated space to do your bills, sort through mail or just get your to-do list in order (all the important stuff really) can be a major game changer. Not only does it mean having one spot to house all those important documents, but carving out a work space in your home also means no... read more

A Summer Fresh Cherry Cake Recipe

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My friends Christine and Anca, founders of Huckle & Goose, served a version of this cake at a recent dinner we collaborated on this spring. This cake is perfection—the texture of the cornmeal, the way you can substitute any fruit, the lack of overwhelming sweetness. It’s my ideal cake. Tip: I substituted... read more

In Marriage as in Life, Do Unto Others is Great Advice

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The human brain is a weird thing. In psychology, there is a behavior called mirroring, which is where one person subconsciously imitates the gestures, speech patterns, and attitudes of another. You can see it sometimes in a person surrounded by foreigners. Suddenly they take on the rhythm of speech, or even the accent, of the people... read more
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