Day: March 20, 2021

Outdoor Living in Style

Stuck inside with nowhere to go, homeowners everywhere have been investing in creating or upgrading their outdoor living areas, transforming plain backyards into a relaxing retreat for summer fun.

Tom Ball, President of Ground Affects Landscaping in Sullivan, has seen an increase in calls to build out outdoor entertaining areas over the last year.

Even in this Midwestern climate, patio kitchens and casual dining areas are more popular than ever, allowing for grilling nearly year-round. Wood structures and pergolas provide privacy and shade on sunny days and fire features are perfect for warming up on cooler nights.

Innovative lighting options

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Americans start buying real clothes again to replace ‘old college T-shirts and sweatpants’

Daniel Stokes breathed a sigh of relief when he got his first coronavirus vaccine. Then he panicked: After a year in loungewear and pajamas, what would he wear when life resumed?

He went online and spent $450 on jeans, shirts, cardigans and boots to tide him over until he figures out what else he’ll need. Aside from a few pandemic splurges — including a sweatsuit and sweatshirt from Beyoncé’s athleisure line Ivy Park that set him back $700 — it was his first shopping spree in more than a year.

“It was like a switch went off and I realized,

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6 Spring 2021 Handbag Trends to Know and Shop Now

Besides high heels and party attire, the stylish handbag has been one of the more neglected items in our closets this past year. With fewer opportunities to dress up with on-trend accessories, and of course, not as many places to go, you’ve probably opted to carry your most practical bag when you’ve actually needed one.

With restrictions loosening and the weather warming, re-emerging is hopefully in our near future. Luckily for us, there are a handful of practical styles among spring 2021 handbag trends that will carry us through the season, from tech gadget couriers to roomy totes. There are

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I’m a Shopping Editor, and These Are the Best Purchases I’ve Made Over the Past Year

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At Travel + Leisure, we’re dedicated to helping you find the absolute best products to meet your needs on the road and at home. The T+L Top Picks seal is awarded to items our editors have determined to be the best buys in their category.

Working as a shopping editor here at Travel + Leisure, I’ve had the opportunity to test out plenty of travel products and gear in order to give

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Top Accessories From the Tory Burch Fall 2021 Collection

Tory Burch’s fall 2021 collection revolved around its hometown of New York: its opportunities, memories, creativity, diversity, dreams and the realization of possibilities. This positive messaging translated into a celebration of luxury American sportswear, with a ’70s flare, that included seasonless dressing, rich layering techniques and a new take on modern suiting.

Burch, a proven master of accessories design, drew from her crafty and artisanal know-how to create a comprehensive range of accessories. To elevate in the current times and post-pandemic, there was a smart mix of return-to-the-office looks and more leisure-inspired ones. “Accessories and jewelry add dimension to

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How to Read A Perfume Gift Box

Perfumes are celebrated for their pleasant fragrance and aroma, especially the perfume gift set for men and women. To elaborate, they attract men and women of all ages like a magnet and make the retail stores the busiest zones. These delicate bottles filled with perfume for women and men have a protective outer packaging with details like Pour Homme or Pour Femme and Eau De Parfum or Eau De Toilette mentioned on the boxes. Have you ever wondered why? Well, for one, perfume boxes should be sturdy whether it is an individual box or a gift box. For two, details

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