Our travel plans may have been postponed, but we're ready to make the most of Memorial Day weekend. One of the major takeaways from this week's panel, actually, was around the many ways technology is enabling us to still have meaningful experiences. So, start the summer off with a little virtual vacay, lots of arts and culture, plus refreshing recipes that will lift your spirits.
Mentally vacation via this livestream of the idyllic island of Hvar, Croatia.
Another good one for the mind: Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is offering complimentary online support sessions with Dr. Carolina Pataky, P.H.D., L.M.F.T., Emotional & Relationship Therapist and Co-Founder of the Love Discovery Institute. RSVP for the weekly Saturday sessions here.
Explore Storm King Art Center's special online exhibition, which explores six decades of art in nature (marking its 60th anniversary in 2020).
Check out Almine Rech's new online exhibition on May 26th, featuring new works by 18 artists based in NY and NJ. Bonus: Almine Rech and the artists will donate 50% of each sale to the Coalition for the Homeless in NYC to support communities in the wake of COVID-19.
Listen to a designer playlist: Duravit enlisted design partners Philippe Starck, Christian Sieger, Kurt Merki Jr. and Christian Werner to curate an inspiring custom playlist on Spotify.
And, finally, have a drink. This week's recipes include a fun frozen cocktail (and it's healthy!), a dessert-worthy take on breakfast for dinner, plus a classic favorite. Cheers.
Belvedere Berry Zest
1 1⁄2oz Belvedere Vodka
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz honey
1 cup Ice
Method: Place all ingredients with ice in a blender and blend well until smooth. Serve in a coupe or rocks glass and garnish with a blackberry.
Don Papa Rum Breakfast For Dinner
1.5oz Don Papa Rum
2oz orange juice
1tbsp vanilla ice cream
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of salt
Method: If you've got a shaker at home, combine all ingredients with a scoop of ice and go to town. If you don't have a shaker, toss everything in a blender with a half scoop of ice and fix yourself a creamsicle. Serve with buttered toast and a side of bacon, preferably with a bathrobe and slippers.
The Freshest Margarita (Jaime Salas, Milagro Tequila Brand Ambassador)
2 parts Milagro Silver
3/4 part agave nectar
1 part fresh lime juice
Method: Pour all ingredients into a Boston shaker, shake and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.