Show dad some love and give him something spectacular this year!
Summer’s here, and although we can’t all be sailing with Beyonce and Jay Z around the Mediterranean, you can definitely live la dolce vita at home.
Here’s how you do it.
Since almost everyone goes barefoot on yachts, experienced crews work hard to minimize the presence of breakables onboard. But how do you stay safe while making sure that your uberprivileged guests feel pampered?
The secret, for countless A-listers like Steven Spielberg, Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, and Prince Albert II and Charlene of Monaco, is a new kind of acrylic glassware that looks and feels like crystal, but doesn’t break.
Developed by Italian designer Mario Luca Giusti, it’s so stunning that even seasoned yacht-setters are often surprised when they hear it’s not crystal. And paired with the latest in unbreakable dinnerware, they make an irresistibly smart combination.
Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti admiring the pieces at Mario Luca Giusti in St Tropez:
Summer’s around the corner, which means longer days and more time outdoors. Here are five ideas (only five minutes each!) to get you dining alfresco.
Keep things simple by choosing pieces that won’t break, can easily be mixed and matched (since there are always extra guests), and can quickly be thrown in the dishwasher after the party’s over. Who said dining outdoors couldn’t be ultra-chic?
Has this ever happened to you?
You come home busy from a day at work. You don’t have time to cook one of those amazing meals you’ve seen on the cover of a magazine or on Pinterest. The “Easy Weeknight Dinner” that requires eight or ten different ingredients, 30 minutes of prep time, and 30 minutes of cooking time is an hour you don’t have.
No, the best you can do tonight is takeout, uberEats, or a frozen entree from the Whole Foods.
Oh well, tonight won’t be a special night.
Anyway, you got some emails to catch up on while you eat. You got a text to answer. Take a break by checking Facebook. Oh, what a cute puppy on Instagram.
Unfortunately, once you start doing that, everybody else around you starts doing that too. Pretty soon you’re so used to being on your phone, it doesn’t matter if you’re dining at home, at a restaurant, or at a resort by the beach.
But it really doesn’t have to be that way. It only takes a minute to set things up and connect with your loved ones, even if you don’t cook. It’s time for “Gracious Time”: