By LISA KLEIN There has been a surge in interest in sustainability in recent years, finally making its way to the heart of it all – the home. The construction industry uses many materials that are destructive to the environment and human health, but eco-friendly alternatives are cropping up for nearly every need to replace them. “All predictions point to a continued surge in building worldwide, and it is imperative that we do so in a manner that moves towards regeneration versus extraction,” said Sheridan Foster, founder/CEO of Elemental Green, an online resource for sustainable building.
By LISA KLEIN Whether a home lies on an expansive estate or has just enough room for a quaint outdoor garden, space for entertaining and at least part-time living outdoors is a must for any luxury property. The ultimate outdoor hangout need not be complicated or include many bells and whistles. Keeping it simple while adding some relaxing, personal touches are all it takes to create a place that the whole family will love.
By LISA KLEIN Many travelers are looking for ways to unplug from the screens and phones of daily life and spend some time in the wild. Luxury ranches are giving guests a respite from technology and a return to nature with an authentic taste of the American West, with some added high-end touches. “You’re going to experience wildlife encounters and you’re going to have a luxury experience as well,” said Jeremy Belnap, general manager of the Ranch at Rock Creek, a working cattle ranch in Philipsburg, Montana.
By LISA KLEIN From daquiris, mojitos and margaritas to the classic paloma, Aperol spritz and French 75 to anything that includes lemonade or ends in “fizz,” sunny day drinks are easy to make but require ingredients and supplies that may not always be on hand. Having a thoughtfully stocked and ready-to-serve bar, or bar cart if short on space, is a great way to be prepared for impromptu garden parties to toast the summer with friends and family. “As a great host, you want your bar to look great and functional – a good and inviting bar cart always starts with the essentials,” said Miranda Hodge, digital content producer for ReserveBar, a one-stop online shop for premium spirits and bar accessories.
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