meet the maker: ILA

words by Emily Weber | photo by Karen Mordechai | Salt is one of the most crucial elements in cooking, bringing out the full flavor in a dish. Today, there are dozens of varieties of salt available, some of which offer their own signature flavors, colors, and textures. Today we’re talking with Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers, one of our favorite cookbooks and lifestyle brands about the inspiration behind her brand, including ILA, her high quality line of pantry staples. Be sure to check out her salt-inspired menu in our new summer issue!

Read More
5 iconic beach hotels to add to your bucket list

words by Caylin Harris | photo courtesy of Castle Hill Inn | Looking for an even better beach vacation? These gorgeous hotels and resorts not only have all the amenities you could ever want, but also sit on the shores of some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Here are a few of our favorites that you’ll want to add to your vacation bucket list pronto.

Read More
meet the maker: Bow Hill Blueberries

words by Rebecca Treon | photo by Jennifer Johnson | We’re celebrating National Blueberry Month all month long with a new blueberry recipe every Thursday using the products from Bow Hill Blueberries, a small family-run business in Washington State. To learn more about them, head over to the blog today. You can grab the recipe for these smoothies there as well as find a discount code to sample their products for yourself.

Read More
summer-proof your beauty routine

words by Caylin Harris  | photo by Alena Ozerova | Hot, humid weather is a coastal staple. So we like to make the best of it—beating the heat by heading to the beach, spending the day sailing, and dining outside on the deck. But unfortunately high temps don’t do anything good for our beauty routines. While you can’t stop sticky days, you can prevent your make-up from running and smudging using these smart tips from beauty expert and writer for O, Real Simple, and Health magazine, Melanie Rud Chadwick.

Read More
our Memorial Day grilling menu!

recipes by Emily Weber | photos by Jennifer Johnson | Grilling season in finally upon us! To celebrate, we’ve come up with this fresh, Middle Eastern-inspired menu for seamless Memorial Day entertaining. The grilled chicken shawarma skewers are loaded with flavor and the only real work involved is preparing the marinade, skewering the chicken, then grilling them. To pair with the chicken, we recommend grilled pita triangles, an herb-loaded, green tahini dip, and an easy mint and parsley couscous. And of course, to top it off, a cucumber gin sour—which involves a little extra work to make fresh cucumber juice—but, trust us…it’s worth it.

Read More
5 great sunscreens…just in time for summer!

words + photo by Caylin Harris | Lounging by the pool, reading on the beach, or working on the water, any time you’re outside this season (and to be honest every season) sunscreen should be your constant companion. When used correctly, sunscreen works to not only protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun, but helps prevent signs of aging like wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. We spoke with Jolene Edgar, Rhode Island-based beauty writer for Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, and Women’s Health, about the finer points of this skin saver.

Read More
meet the maker: Sea to Table

words by Mackenzie Wise | photo by Jennifer Johnson | The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that the United States imports more than ninety percent of its seafood. A significant amount of it is caught by American fishermen, exported overseas for processing, and imported back to the States for consumption. If it seems crazy and inefficient, that’s because it is. Here’s how one company is hoping to disrupt the seafood supply chain.

Read More
celebrate Spring with our favorite rosés!

Packed for a picnic or poured while you’re sitting al fresco at your favorite brunch spot, there might be no better way to greet the season than with a glass of rosé. Its iconic pale pink hue and its light, refreshing taste make it a warm weather staple—but this wine has humble beginnings. Originally only vineyard workers drank rosé and it only somewhat recently experienced a surge in popularity thanks in large part to Instagram. We spoke with Hadley and T.J. Douglas, owners of the Urban Grape in Boston, Massachusetts about what bottles you should be picking up ASAP.

Read More
our Easter risotto bar!

Having family and friends over for the holidays can definitely be stressful, so this year we’re making it easier on ourselves with a main dish of oven-baked risotto served with three sides to go with it—a fish, a meat, and a vegetable. That way there’s something for everyone (and it’s easier than you think to pull it all together). Once you make risotto this way, we’re certain you’ll never stand at the stove stirring it every five minutes again!

Read More
blood orange granita

If you’re looking for a light and refreshing dessert for Valentine’s Day (or anytime), making a granita is an easy as it gets. You can use any flavor juice you like, just be sure it freshly squeezed, or a high quality bottled juice. Every juice will taste different and vary in sweetness so taste your juice first before you begin to know how sweet it is. For something with a red tint, try blood orange juice.

Read More