The Ultimate 2021 Spring Essential Guide: Home, Travel, Dining, Cocktails & More

Spring is finally upon us, with brighter skies and slightly warmer weather — but when is the first official day of spring in 2021? Tomorrow, Saturday, March 20th is the first official day of spring!

Spring in NYC brings a sense of optimism to the five boroughs. Residents shed their winter coats and emerge to take advantage of green spaces across the City. Here’s your chance to admire cherry blossoms at botanic gardens; recharge with a stroll through one of NYC’s 1,700 parks; or enjoy a long, lazy brunch at an outdoor table and help out the local restaurant community after a hard and difficult 2020.

Last year, Covid-19 crashed the spring break party, but not before mass gatherings on the beaches of Florida, Texas and Mexico flouted travel warnings and social-distancing advice. Now, a year later, spring break is showing signs of life again, albeit in very different forms than the past.

In this guide we will share safe travel destinations, spring essentials for those obsessed with their homes, spring necessities for both men and women, and what is spring without refreshing cocktails to usher in the warm weather. There is something for everyone and whether you are traveling, doing a staycation, looking for the perfect spring accessories, we encourage you to read this guide in its entirety and most importantly we wish you a very fun and safe spring, we all deserve it!

Spring Travel Destinations

While we are not out of the clear as it relates to the current pandemic, it is a positive sight to see that hotels and resorts are safely welcoming travelers. We know that many of us have been confined to our homes for a large portion of 2020 and a change of scenery is definitely necessary. We encourage you to make the decision to travel on your own, but if you do, we have highlighted some options as well as the perfect road trip vehicles you may need.

Focusing on sustainability, holistic leisure, music and culture, the property embraces the local burgeoning Nomad area and creates an environment where guests can work remotely, workout, dine, rest and play. The property is home to spacious guest rooms, which boast bright, stylish and contemporary interiors with select rooms offering terraces and views of the Midtown skyline, Freedom Tower or downtown Manhattan skyline.

Centrally located on West 27th Street, the property invites locals to be a tourist in their own city. Its privileged location in the heart of Manhattan allows guests easy access to the city’s major tourist & cultural attractions and unique shopping areas.

Updated safety measures & protocols through the implementation of Stay Safe with Meliá guidelines in compliance with Bureau Veritas, an industry leader in inspection, certification, and testing.

Brought to Detroit in 2018 by two local companies — Shinola and Bedrock — Shinola Hotel is a luxury retreat standing eight stories tall in Detroit’s historic Woodward Shopping District. Shinola Hotel boasts 129 rooms, numerous event spaces, and six food and beverage concepts from award-winning chef, Andrew Carmellini, including upscale Italian restaurant, San Morello; beer hall, The Brakeman; and fried chicken spot, Penny Red’s. The hyper-local design is visible throughout the hotel — from mini bars stocked with local products, to custom designed Detroit wallpaper, to ceramic wall tiles and millwork crafted by local vendors.

The property marries two restored buildings — the old T.B. Rayl & Co. sporting goods and hardware store and a former Singer sewing-machine store — with three brand new buildings modeled after downtown Detroit’s historic architecture.

Shinola Hotel conducts temperature checks as guests walk through the front door and the staff is tested for COVID-19 weekly. Additionally, since Michigan has led a successful distribution of the vaccination and has prioritized hospitality workers, a majority of the hotel and restaurant staff are vaccinated already. During guests’ stay, housekeeping does not enter the rooms, but a thorough cleaning is done once the guests depart.

The hotel, located just minutes from prime Cherry Blossom viewing at the National Mall and Tidal Basin, is offering guests a unique way to get outside and celebrate this year’s bloom through their “Hanami at Hamilton” package. The hotel is paying homage to “Hanami,” the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of Cherry Blossoms.

The “Hanami at Hamilton” offering includes:

  • A curated picnic basket that feeds 3–4 guests
  • Basket filled with a selection of cheese, charcuterie and a bottle of wine from the hotel’s beloved onsite restaurant, Via Sophia
  • 10% off of the hotel’s best available rates and flexible cancellation up to 48-hours before arrival with special code CB21 at booking
  • Available between 3/17 and 5/1
  • Non hotel guests can purchase the picnics for $150.

Just the ticket to a warm weather all-inclusive spring break — sans passport — the family friendly all-inclusive resort is ideally located between Miami and Orlando and spread across 50+ acres, offering guests plenty of room to roam. Adults can relax by the adults-exclusive pool, on the beach situated alongside the St. Lucie River, or at the new Club Med Spa by Sothys, while little ones can enjoy time at the children’s clubs with unlimited land and water activities, like kayaking, paddle boarding, and the flying trapeze.

Cruisers looking for an alternate option may find the resort quite appealing — from unlimited gourmet F&B options (vs. pricier F&B cruise packages) to included land and water sports (vs. limited on-board and off-site activity options) — making a spring trip even more enjoyable.

To ensure added flexibility and peace of mind for travelers, Club Med also offers: a free cancellation policy, offering guests a full refund should they need to cancel their stay (up to 15 days prior to the anticipated travel date) for stays on or prior to December 16, 2021; emergency assistance program, where all guests traveling before December 31, 2022 will receive coverage for emergency medical expenses during their stay, including those related to COVID-19; and Safe Together protocols, enhanced hygiene and safety measures, implemented in all of the brand’s resorts as they reopen, including those in Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Families traveling over spring break will find no shortage of safe activities for kids of all ages at the recently opened (July 2020) JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek. The Disney World-adjacent luxury resort just unveiled its new Family by JW programming, with events like fairy-themed story time, scavenger hunts and a spring break BBQ, plus — for the adults — floral and immune-boosting cocktails through its “Bloom and Booze” program and flower and succulent bouquet making classes.

Aside from this, the resort boasts the Kids Conservatory Lounge with games and virtual reality headsets, and the Hidden Garden Kids Club that offers daily crafts for more hands-on fun.

Families can spend time together enjoying everything else the resort has to offer, from the outdoor pool with swanky cabanas to the rooftop miniature golf course and rock-climbing wall. Parents can sneak away for some “us time” at the 10,000 square foot spa, with treatments unique to the resort, or the onsite upscale steakhouse Sear + Sea.

Between the incomparable beaches and diverse arts scene, Miami is ideal for family-friendly getaways. Located on a secluded peninsula in north Miami Beach, The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour makes use of it’s adjacent attractions with the Unscripted Bal Harbour program, a rotating collection of art installations along Bal Harbour Beach.

The hotel also offers guests access to Miami’s premier art collections with an Art Unscripted Museum Access Pass, providing complimentary admission to institutions including the Rubell Museum, the Lowe Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, the MDC Museum of Art + Design and more.
The hotel’s Ritz Kids program offers even more ways to play with a special kids dining and pool menu, kid-focused welcome amenities and a Ritz Kids welcome treat with and more.

West Bay Beach, a Delamar Resort, offers families fun and relaxation on the West Bay of Lake Michigan in Traverse City, MI. Upon arrival, kids will enjoy complimentary milk and cookies, while parents share an in-room bottle of wine.

Guests are invited to enjoy the indoor pool or be adventurous and take a dip in the 95° outdoor pool. Families are encouraged to relax and unwind on a much needed spring break getaway, while telling stories and sharing laughs by the warmth of the fire pit.

The Spring Break Family Getaway Package includes:

  • A bottle of wine in room upon arrival
  • Milk and cookies in room upon arrival for the kiddos
  • 2 vouchers for ice-cream sundaes
  • Access to our indoor and heated outdoor pools

Collective Retreats, the transformative outdoor luxury hospitality company, has reopened Collective Hill Country, a Retreat at Montesino Ranch in Wimberly, Texas for the 2020–2021 season. The retreat will provide a luxury, outdoor multi-seasonal getaway with brand new experiential culinary packages helmed by the retreat’s new Executive Chef Ezra.

The new offerings are designed for couples, families, small groups booking celebratory occasions, corporate meetings and events.

In response to the global pandemic, Collective Retreats has implemented new safety and cleaning measures across all retreats following CDC and state guidelines. Engineered to be socially distanced by design, Collective Retreats provides an open air layout, removing the fear of recirculated air from HVAC systems or enclosed spaces like elevators and hallways.

Located on the southeastern coast of Georgia, Sea Island is a true paradise for families. The Forbes Five-Star resort, surrounded by five miles of private beach on the East and the largest salt marsh on the eastern seaboard on the West, offers a range of engaging outdoor experiences family members of all ages will enjoy together.

Rent bikes or a golf cart and explore the island, go on a family sea turtle patrol with the on-site naturalist, charter a family fishing trip, embark on a salt marsh kayaking adventure, play a round of golf at one of the three championship golf courses, ride horses on the beach or just relax by the pool.

The resort has also introduced a “Cloister Curriculum” for kids, which combines virtual learning and hands-on coastal experiences. Families can enjoy luxurious accommodations at The Cloister at Sea Island (rates from $395/night), which overlooks the Southern salt marshes and is just steps from nearly every activity at the resort. For a more spacious and private option, Sea Island also has approximately 150 Cottages for rent, with an array of bedrooms and sizes to best fit each family’s needs.

Windjammer offers a series of new diving excursions for all ages in partnership with The Perry Institute for Marine Science and Eastern Caribbean Diving. Each of the diving packages created in collaboration with the Perry Institute will not only have marine education at their heart, but a 10% donation from all courses booked will go directly to the Perry Institute, to support their programs on St. Lucia.

For the whole family to enjoy, The Family Diving Package includes three days of diving, with the flexibility for each family to choose their favourites, from reef dives, drift dives and wreck dives, emphasizing fun, education and adventure.

Designed around coral reef restoration and rejuvenation efforts The Environmental Package was created for divers looking to become actively involved in coral restoration diving. Learn more about the corals, their importance, and the threats they face with dives to existing coral mitigation sites, hands on experience of maintaining a coral nursery and out-planting nursery reared corals. In addition to each package, a Lionfish Experience is also available, which includes the diving, hunting, cleaning, and cooking of lionfish, an invasive species.

Situated in Costa Mujeres, a charming, pristine peninsula just north of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Planet Hollywood invites travelers to Vacation Like a Star™ in one of Mexico’s most beautiful beachfront locations, surrounded by aquamarine waters and mangroves sprawling with native flora and fauna.

In addition to unparalleled location and plenty of room to socially distance, the 898-luxury suite resort features 11 world-class restaurants, PH Spa & Beauty Bar and PUMPED fitness center — plus entertainment-themed experiences and authentic Hollywood memorabilia from 40 cult classics, including Paul Walker’s lime green ’95 Mitsubishi Eclipse from “The Fast and the Furious.

A curated list of excursions, PH Experiences encourage guests to discover the wonders of the famed Quintana Roo while the resort’s PH Attractions set the stage for fun and adventure on-site — including four swimming pools, a lazy river, Shipwreck Cove and Jurassic Splash Park, FlowRider® surf simulator, Labyrinth, a mini-golf course and the first-of-its-kind Planet Play Adventure Park, home to a trampoline zone, VR experience, golf simulator, basketball court and arcade.

As the newest part of Planet Hollywood’s Safety Assured Vacation protocols, COVID-19 testing is being offered in addition to Planet Hollywood’s All-In Medical Assistance. In partnership with MAS Servicios, all guests arriving from the US can now benefit from an extended medical assistance coverage to cover the cost of any accidents or illness, including COVID-19 related medical needs while on vacation.

Plan a family Easter staycation at the Southampton Inn. While the beloved annual Easter Egg Hunt will not take place this year out of an abundance of caution, guests can still hop for joy as they gather for the annual Easter breakfast and brunch.

On Sunday, April 4, 2021, Claude’s Restaurant will extend services from their cafe tables to the inn’s ballroom for distanced dining. A splendid a la carte menu will be featured along with some holiday specials. Breakfast begins at 7 am and runs to 10 am; and brunch is from 10 am to 3 pm. An outdoor dining option in the courtyard is weather permitting. Reservations are suggested for this popular date.

For those looking to stay at the Southampton Inn in early spring, room rates at the Tudor-style property are from $145* in March and $175* for April. Children under 12 years of age may stay in their parents’ room at no additional charge. And pets are welcome in the limited number of pet friendly rooms ($49* per night). Elegant accommodations feature 90 guest suites. In every room, the décor is highlighted, as well as individual temperature control, sparkling tiled bathrooms, refrigerators, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The beautiful grounds consist of several acres of manicured lawns and gardens. Amenities on the property include a 50-foot heated outdoor pool (open in season), all-weather tennis court, a game room for all ages, croquet space, and board games like Connect Four and Jenga.

In 2021, Chevrolet reintroduced the Trailblazer — a bold, spacious, technology filled, capable SUV to help you get up and get out there. Its striking style has a sculpted design and bold proportions that give it a fresh, modern feel. Whether you’re driving around town or going off the map, Trailblazer has the efficiency to take you wherever you want.

Break free from wires with available Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Wireless Android Auto, which display certain features of your smartphone on the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. When your phone is running low on battery, the available wireless charging pad keeps you powered up and ready to go.

Standard on all trim levels, the Chevy Safety Assist package offers Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator and Intellibeam. Additional safety and driver assistance features include Rear Vision Camera (standard), Teen Driver Technology (standard), and Rear Seat Reminder (standard).

Get ready for a spring road trip and travel in style with the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport! The VW Atlas Cross Sport offer Snow Mode, which is a function of the 4Motion All-Wheel Drive system. This feature adapts to the conditions of the road and shifts the engines into high gear. This function minimizes slipping and provides as much traction and stability as possible. Whether you’re driving through Colorado or New York, these two models can get you where you need to go safely and in style.

In addition to the Snow Mode function, both vehicles offer spacious interior cabins and trunk space, ideal for spring road tripping. The Atlas is a seven-seat SUV with an array of inputs (12V, USB, auxiliary), cup holders, bottle holders, storage nets, and cargo containers across three rows. The same goes for the Atlas Cross Sport, which has space for five adults and cargo — perfect for transporting families and friends alike.

For those looking to appreciate what’s left of the beautiful snowy weather this winter, as well as those who can’t wait to let the sunshine in, both of these models also offer a panoramic sunroof.

Before traveling on Amtrak for your Spring travels, customers should review state-specific travel advisories and restrictions that may be in place for various destinations. Once onboard, Amtrak customers can enjoy the freedom to use their phones and electronic devices (no “airplane mode”), large spacious seats with ample leg room, no middle seat and one of the most generous baggage policies in the travel industry.

Amtrak is leading the way by setting a new standard of travel with enhanced safety and cleaning measures. In an effort to simplify and safeguard the travel experience, several cleaning, contact-free and convenience measures have been implemented into every part of the customer journey, including:

Face Coverings: Per federal law and Amtrak policy, all customers and employees must wear a face mask or covering that fully covers the entire mouth and nose, fits snugly against the side of the face, and secures under the chin at all times while onboard and in stations. Neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, face shields, and masks containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind do not qualify as acceptable face coverings.

Face masks can be removed briefly while actively eating, drinking or taking medication. Children under 2 years old are not required to wear a face covering. Refusing to wear a mask is a violation of federal law; passengers may be subject to penalties under federal law, denied boarding, removed from the train and banned from future travel in the event of noncompliance.

Enhanced cleaning: Amtrak has enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols at stations and onboard our trains.

Air Quality: All trains are equipped with onboard filtration systems with a fresh air exchange rate every 4–5 minutes.

Physical distancing: Signage has been displayed at our busiest stations to indicate safe distances in high traffic areas. In addition, protective plastic barriers have been installed at customer counters at our busiest stations.

Spring Dining Essentials

From your favorite NYC restaurants to at-home dining essentials, take a look at some of our favorite restaurants to support this spring as well as springtime snacks to share with friends or at a nice picnic.

Located at 55 E. 54th Street offers a contemporary twist on sophisticated Greek dining in the heart of the city. The restaurant is ranked one of the top 50 in NYC according to TripAdvisor. It features two elegantly appointed dining rooms in addition to Cava Nerai, providing two distinct private dining spaces. Plexiglass separates the banquettes throughout the restaurant. Nerai’s flavorful fresh seafood dishes and cocktails can be enjoyed indoors and out and a gorgeous new Jasmine garden from Floratorium can be found on the restaurant’s second floor.

Located at 19 W. 44th Street, Kellari serves up deliciously authentic Greek dishes for lunch, brunch and dinner in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and has been doing so for over a decade. They refuse to compromise on quality, which is why they source fresh ingredients from local farmers’ markets. No matter what time of year, you can be sure you’re eating the best of the season.

Located at 150 Nassau Street in FiDi created and implemented a 40 point safety plan back back in June so to say they’re prepared would be an understatement. They have seating at 35% of their legal occupancy with custom plexiglass partitions dividing the dining room and tables throughout. That’s in addition to 100 seats outdoors under three oversized temperature-controlled tents.

Additional safety precautions include having a custom-made, walkthrough thermal temperature scanner, which will take each diner’s temperature. Additionally, HVAC ultraviolet lights will kill bacteria in the air. There is a UVC sanitizing station for cutlery and glassware, which are saran-wrapped for guests to open at the table. Dine on their wide variety of dumplings, ranging from Bacon Cheeseburger, to French Onion Soup or have an L.S.D. feast with friends, with lobster, steak and duck for the table to enjoy.

Located in Williamsburg at 76 Ainslie Street is a massive 10,000 square foot, multi-level Italian restaurant, wine bar and biergarten complete with a rooftop. Ainslie’s Executive Chef John DeLucie and lead pizzaiolo Erasmo ‘Mino’ Lassandro offer a tasty menu of wood-fired pizzas, pastas, free-range chicken, NY Strip Steak, Atlantic Salmon and Wood Fired Rosemary Wings. The restaurant, wine bar and beer garden also has an extensive alcoholic beverage menu.

The FiDi location at 90 Washington St. will be open at 35% capacity for indoor feasts and delicious drinks. Enjoy great Supercraft beer, hard seltzers, wine and a full bar menu alongside delicious food from Executive Chef Darryl Harmon like his signature Double Smashed Burger, Buffalo Cauliflower, Crispy Chicken Wings, Giant Pretzels and more. Clinton Hall’s FiDi and Bronx locations are open as well for indoor and outdoor dining.

The culinary experience honoring Japanese tradition, is available at 35% percent capacity at their JACX&CO (28–17 Jackson Ave) location in Long Island City, their Upper West Side location and at their Bowery location. Kissaki’s year-round menu includes their signature premium omakase from Executive Chef Mark Garcia. To ensure safety, Kissaki’s two robots, their Maki Maker and Nigiri Maker are used for delivery and take out orders.

The Australian restaurant and cafe Hole in the Wall will open their doors at 35% capacity indoors at their Flatiron location at Hotel Henri (37 W. 24th St.), their Murray Hill flagship at (626 1st Ave.) which boasts high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass walls, their FiDi location (15 Cliff St.), and their newest Williamsburg location (292 Bedford Ave.).

Signature dishes from Executive Chef Brent Hudson include his breakfast classics like a Chili Scramble, Avocado Toast and a Brekky Roll with applewood smoked bacon, chorizo pate, folded eggs, chimichurri and mayo on a milk bun. If you’re in the mood for something spectacular come supper time, try the Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich or Crispy Pork Belly with sticky glaze, chili, fried shallots and lime.

Located at 176 8th Avenue in Chelsea has indoor seating for at 35%, with the ability to book out their private dining room as well. While safely distanced, enjoy signature menu items from Executive Chef Jarett Brodie including Duck Leg Confit with apple rosemary puree and gala chutney and Steak Frites featuring a 7oz skirt steak and béarnaise. That’s in addition to a large selection of gorgeously craft cocktails, wine and beer. Loulou is available daily on Monday — Friday with lunch from 11am — 4pm and dinner from 5pm — 10pm. Brunch is available on the weekends from 10am — 4pm with dinner from 5pm — 10pm.

Located at 357 W. 16th Street is a vibrant gold venue amidst the chrome facades of West 16th Street. NOIR is 5,600 square feet, multi-leveled and is available at 35% capacity. This reimagined space is rich with layers of mirrors, ornate décor and elaborate lighting. The upscale, indoor Supperclub experience features a modern take on classic cocktails and an elevated Asian-inspired menu served in a 1920s-inspired space with DJ booths and chandeliers.

Perfect for Easter or any occasion, T-Bar Southampton is ready to serve the best classic cuisines with a modern twist. T-Bar Southampton is following the strict CDC and Health department guidelines. To comply with these guidelines, T-Bar Southampton’s outside patio dining is adequately spaced to maintain social distancing, and for those still nervous going out to eat, T-Bar Southampton is also offering takeout options.

Diners can begin their meal at T-Bar Southampton with the flavorful Thin Crust Pizza, Margherita or Meatballs. The restaurant also has tantalizing salad dishes such as the Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, and Balsamic Vinaigrette. Also available on its delectable appetizer menu are the popular Crispy Sushi, Yellowfin Tuna Tartare and Vietnamese Shrimp Roll.

Enjoy a casual Easter dinner at Southampton’s hit restaurant, Union Burger Bar. The dining hotspot went through massive renovations and has moved up to the main restaurant and bar, making way for the new Union Sushi & Steak which is now open as well in Union Burger Bar’s former location.

The restaurant continues to offer an assortment of specialty gourmet burgers, fresh hand-cut fries, maniacal milkshakes and desserts and an elaborate craft beer and small batch bourbon selection. Restaurateur and owner Ian Duke with award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf are excited to continue bringing these culinary offerings to the year-round dining staple of Southampton, NY.

This Easter, the chicken will come before the egg at The Coop. The owners of Southampton Social Club, Union Burger Bar, and Union Sushi & Steak are bringing a new concept to Southampton that has never been done before on the East End. Restaurateurs Ian Duke and David Hilty are opening Southampton’s first ghost kitchen called The Coop.

The Coop is operating out of Southampton Social Club, which is closed during the off-season but is still open for private events. The ghost kitchen concept will enable customers to order delivery as well as offer Curbside Pick-Up for guests who order through the website or over the phone.

There, in fact, will be daily specials for those who order directly through the restaurant’s website for Curbside Pick-Up. While there will be no indoor or outdoor dining, The Coop will be available for catering small gatherings and events.

A variety of fried and rotisserie chicken options are available with a wide assortment of sides. All of The Coop’s chicken is fresh and is raised in a cage free environment where no antibiotics or hormones are added.

The Gift Pack showcases one of each of the brand’s award winner editions: Organic Premium Everyday and Organic Private Select olive oils. The Organic Premium Everyday has a light and balanced taste profile with aromatic notes of green almond and hints of wild herbs. The Organic Private Select has a fruity flavor, with aromatic notes of fresh cut grass and hints of green banana to perfectly balance the distinct peppery bitterness. This is the perfect gift for that special foodie in your life or anyone who loves to entertain.

A surprisingly delightful dessert-sized truffle creation with subtle notes of lemon and fragrant lavender which define this new spring addition to this Truffle Collection. Enjoy this distinct and delicate truffle, made with velvety smooth ganache enveloped in rich dark chocolate. The perfect treat to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather.

This year, Omnom’s ever popular chocolate bunny, Mr. Carrots, decided to take the year off and get some rest and relaxation in (lucky for him to be the first chocolate bunny to receive a vaccine for you-know-what). But our beloved bunny didn’t leave us empty handed; he’s shared with us his favorite Easter treats from his garden: delightful Mango-Passion and Milk Chocolate Almonds to nibble on and enjoy.

The acidity of the passion fruit and the fruitiness of the mango intertwine perfectly with the velvety texture and sweet flavor of the milk chocolate, coming together superbly in a mouthwatering explosion with the salty toasted almond.

Get into the Spring state of mind with world-renowned, luxurious bean-to-bar chocolate company, MarieBelle Chocolates who has debuted their Spring and Easter 2021 Chocolate Collection. Take advantage of the clocks leaping forward into Summer time and make a bee-line for MarieBelle’s store or website to obtain these chocolate works of art.

This Easter the flagship retail location at 484 Broome Street offers patrons a sumptuous shopping experience for the eyes and appetite with lavish window displays which aim to warm the heart. Relish in the sweetest gift for any occasion, available in-store or delivered same day anywhere in the Manhattan area.

Celebrate Easter with MarieBelle Chocolates’ signature artisanal ganache collections. Available in 6 piece and 16 piece boxes, each ganache is decorated with a unique Easter design that tells a beautiful love story. Another favorite is the MarieBelle Easter Eggs, nestled in a beautiful MarieBelle Spring box accented with a butterfly motif. These seasonal favorites are available in milk chocolate and dark chocolate.

Only a true Oyster lover would appreciate the gift of these briny and delicious bivalves! A perfect balance of briny and sweet, these oysters hail from the arctic waters of Northeastern Canada. The ice-cold conditions of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence results in oysters that are a touch sweet with a light mineral finish. Housed in a large, shallow shell, these tender oysters are best enjoyed raw with a touch of fresh lemon and a drop of cocktail sauce — a perfect addition to a Mother’s Day virtual bunch. For those BBQ masters, take it to the next level and throw them on the grill!

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With all due respect to wicker baskets and those weird human-sized bunny costumes, the best Easter party needs nothing more than the sweetest of snacks and the camoflauge-iest of eggs.

They have assembled a party pack of fun twists on Easter classics: 12 jerky-filled camouflage eggs, a s’mores kit, and delectable man chow. Treat your family to a delicious Easter Party surprise.

Meating your goals never tasted so good. Our Jack Link’s Zero Sugar Beef Jerky is delicious meat, no sugar; making it your zero hero. You won’t miss any of the sugar in this jerky because you get the savory taste of the smoky meat. Oh, and there’s no added MSG, no added nitrates and it’s gluten free. You’re welcome! With 15g of protein and 80 calories per serving, this jerky will help you meet your nutritional goals.

Cape Cod Potato Chips are the perfect complement to any work day lunch or as a midday snack break. With a range of delectable flavors and styles, including Original, Sour Cream & Onion and more, Cape Cod Chips will have you looking forward to lunch all morning long.

The countdown to spring is on! Kick it off with Karma Water for a healthy choice in the new season. Whether you’re embarking on a fresh-air trail hike or taking a jog around the neighborhood, grab-and-go Karma is the perfect match for an active lifestyle.

Unlike kombucha and other gut-health drinks on the market, Karma Probiotic Water contains billions of cultures that are protected in a patented KarmaCap until you’re ready to drink. A quick “peel, push, shake” infuses all the Karma goodness into pristine water for a healthy choice that’s easy to tow to your outdoor excursions.

The Karma Wellness Water range delivers 6x the active ingredients of premixed vitamin water, with each flavor meticulously formulated in antioxidants and superfruits to deliver 110% of 7 essential vitamins. Every bottle of Karma Water is Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten Free and Lactose Free at just 20 calories.

fairlife is a deliciously creamy ultra-filtered milk with a strong nutrition profile so you can enjoy guilt-free all spring long! With 50% more protein, 50% less sugar, and 30% more calcium than regular milk, Ultra-Filtered Milk is made using a patented cold-filtration system is used to filter 100% cows’ milk to remove some of its natural milk sugars while concentrating the protein and calcium naturally found in real dairy.

fairlife ultra-filtered milk is also lactose-free and is made without artificial growth hormones. fairlife is ultra-pasteurized for a longer shelf life (up to 100-days) than other milks, while unopened and refrigerated. Once opened, fairlife ultra-filtered milk has the same longevity as ordinary milk. 8oz bottles available in 2% and 2% Chocolate; Suggested retail price is $6.99 per 6-pack of 8oz shelf stable bottles

Home Essentials

If you are like me, you have now put away all of your winter decorations and are looking around your home thinking of how you can bring some new life into your home. Whether elevating your bed space, cleaning kits, updating your kitchen appliances or even your tech devices, this section will help you feel inspired!

Available in 3 scents (Peppermint & Rosemary, Chamomile & Lavender & Grapefruit & Sandalwood), Marlie Mist is a brand-new category for Paw.com. These NEW 100% all-natural sprays completely remove scents, combining high-performance zinc-based odor neutralizing technology with soothing essential oils.

Spray on fabric for instant results — leaving your pet mellow and happy, and your home fresh and clean. Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, alcohol, alumni, formaldehydes and of course — no animal testing. Marlie Mist is available at $24/bottle, as well as $60/3-bottle bundle.

The Complete Home Bundle includes everything you need to start your new clean routine, at our best value! This bundle includes the entire suite of refillable glass bottles, in your choice of color, a complete set of our best-selling CocoClean Technology formulas for every room (kitchen, laundry and bathroom) in 32 oz. & 16 oz. refill cartons, four of our customer favorite all-natural bar soaps and a free silicone funnel. Once your bundle arrives, simply fill your glass bottles and dive into a natural and effective clean routine.

H2O e3™ Natural Cleaning System, a 2021 Product of the Year winner, is the multi-purpose super sanitizer that creates an endless supply of independently lab-tested cleaning solutions, proven to kill 99.9% of germs, bacteria & viruses (including E.coli, Salmonella, H1N1 Influenza & Coronavirus). Using salt, tap water & electricity, the H2O e3 creates a powerful solution called S-Water. As effective as bleach but safe around pets and children, S-Water saves money, is eco-safe and perfect for use everywhere around the home.

While the bright sunshine is warming, it tends to shine light onto streaks and dust lingering on surfaces that need attention ASAP. After a long day on your laptop the last thing you want to do is sort through the countless cleaning products stored under your sink…

That is why you need to replace them ALL with O3waterworks’ Sanitizing Spray Bottle — an all-natural cleaning product that turns everyday tap water into your own personal non-toxic, alcohol-free cleaner & sanitizer.

A planet friendly alternative utilizing Aqueous Ozone, the Sanitizing Spray Bottle is kid-friendly, light-weight, rechargeable, refillable and eliminates 99.9% of harmful germs, viruses, odors and mildew in 30 seconds that can live on high tracked surfaces. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as having a space that’s so clean it sparkles.

Cleaning is quick and easy with the Tineco Pure One X cordless stick vacuum. iLoop smart sensor technology senses dirt and optimizes suction power in real time to handle household messes while maximizing battery life. The ultra-lightweight design is easy to carry around the home and converts to a handheld vacuum to clean stairs, furniture, and more.

Introducing the Purple Hybrid Mattress: a unique mix of our innovative gel Grid, responsive support coils, and cushioning transition foam. The pocketed coils allow greater airflow, provide a more dynamic response than all-foam beds, and increase the durability of your mattress.

Designed to help improve your sleep quality and daily comfort, the Ascent Adjustable Base provides premium, customizable support for your mattress at an affordable price. Use the Sitting preset to get work done from the comfort of bed. Give Zero-Gravity a try for a near-weightless feel. Select Anti-Snoring mode to quiet your partner. Once you experience all that an adjustable base has to offer, you’ll never go back to your old bed frame.

If hot sleep is your nemesis, it can be tough to make it through a night while remaining dry, comfortable and well, asleep! The Cooling Copper ADAPTIVE® Hybrid Queen Mattress was developed with quality materials that whisk away excess heat that causes you to feel suffocated.

Its premium ADAPTIVE® fabric cover reacts to the moisture and heat your body produces to trigger a cooling effect when you need it most. And if that weren’t enough, the luxuriously crafted ADAPTIVE® Hybrid is also layered with copper and green tea infused memory foam. Copper just happens to be an excellent thermoregulator that sucks up and dispels extra heat like a magnet.

Also, if you sleep with a partner or pet who tends to move around at night, our independently encased coils ensure that none of that motion creeps over to your side. It’s even complete with an extra layer of thick foam around the edges for better support while sitting and getting in and out of bed.

Beautifully sleek and luxuriously smooth to the touch, Mellanni’s 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase comes in a set of two and will help you get the beauty sleep you’ve always dreamed of! Velvety and breathable, the Silk Pillowcase is hypoallergenic, dust and mite resistant and easy to care for. There are multiple health and wellness benefits to sleeping on silk such as retaining moisture, reducing chemical exposure, preventing your skin from creasing and keeping your hair from getting dry.

This 3pc. luxury duvet cover set is made with a shaggy plush outer layer with micromink velvet backing. The cozy set features 8 ties and a button closure so your comforter stays in place all night. It’s the perfect product for year round use — simply use it to house your comforter during the cooler months or as a decorative throw blanket during the transitional seasons. Available in sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cal King

Bamboo Sheets from Layla Sleep are so soft and cooling, making them the perfect essential for spring as weather warms up. They are naturally cool — 3 degrees cooler than cotton. One degree makes a big difference when you sleep! The sheets are super breathable, thermal regulating, wick moisture better than even polyester performance fabrics, and will resist odor keeping you dryer and more comfortable!

This D2C bedding brand carefully crafted thoughtfully and ethically to deliver top-quality 100% natural cotton bedding at an unbelievable price.

California Design Den is the #1 cotton bedding brand sold on Amazon due to their unmatched quality and price point. The brand’s biodegradable bedding is sourced from top-quality, earth-grown materials and crafted by skilled artisans in their award-winning, certified green facility.

Committed to delivering supreme comfort and healthy sleep, California Design Den’s collection of products include sheet sets in a variety of thread counts (think hotel quality), pillow cases, duvet covers, pillow top mattress topper, bath towels and more!

Luxurious pillow, that’s plush and airy while being soft and supportive at the same. Fibers that make up this pillow are hand-harvested from Kapok trees in Indonesia, which are notorious for their ‘silky cotton’ feel.

This 30” 5-burner gas cooktop with a unique center mounted Tri-Ring burner capable of 21,000 BTU. Whether you are looking to power boil water quickly, or need quick high intense heat for sautéing, frying, or searing, the 21,000 BTU Tri-Ring Burner has maximum efficiency. The cooktop also features Flame Failure Protection — meaning if the flame goes out accidentally, a safety device will be activated and automatically cut off the gas supply.

With each day, we are one-step closer to spring, which means the season of cleansing is inching towards us. Help brighten your reader’s kitchen countertops this spring with the HP Slow Juicer — a cute, compact and colorful juicer from HUROM.

Shelled in a retro-chic casing and available in pink, mint green or white, the HP Slow Juicer has a small footprint that won’t take up too much counter space. While it’s perfect for all your personal juicing needs, don’t be fooled, the juicer can also yield up to ten batches of cold-pressed juice in just a few minutes and create nutritious nut milks, tofu, sorbets and more.

The Hurom CJ Citrus Juicer is perfect for your simpler juicing needs, whether it’s juicing large oranges for a breakfast OJ or small limes for your seltzer water. The 1-size-fits-all, finned juicing cone will help you single-handedly squeeze any citrus fruit and yield the maximum amount of juice, leaving the rind completely empty.

This vintage-inspired knife block set charms on the kitchen counter. The six all-stainless steel kitchen knives ably handle a wide range of cutting tasks. This set includes vegetable, utility, meat, santoku, bread and chef’s knives nestled in a glossy pastel blue block with chrome accents and a contrasting warm acacia wood center.

Known for its wonderfully retro refrigerators, Smeg has launched a joyfully designed kitchen appliance collection based on the curved and compact lines of postwar design. Incorporating a 1950s-era aesthetic, Smeg’s nod to the past is the star of today’s kitchen, incorporating all the current advances in technology.

True Surround Convection: Up to 10X the convection power vs. a traditional full-size convection oven for faster, crispier, and juicy results. Ultimate Versatility: Air Fry, Air Roast, Bake, Whole Roast, Broil, Toast, Bagel, Dehydrate, Reheat, and Pizza, all in one powerful 1800-watt appliance. Air Fryer Healthy Meals: Up to 75% less fat when using the Air Fry function vs. traditional deep frying(tested against hand-cut, deep-fried French fries)

The Swiss Modern Knife Block adds a suave, sophisticated edge to any countertop. The geometrical angled shape echoes the form of the six unique and precious synthetic handles it houses. This block will help any professional or beginner chef complete their kitchen with an office knife, santoku knife, 2 carving knives, a carving fork, and a bread & pastry knife.

Designed and optimized for cutting fruits and vegetables, the Hurom Fruit & Vegetable Knife Set will provide the precision and durability needed for all juice recipes. The set consists of a 7-inch Santoku Knife for cutting hard ingredients like beets and celery, a 4-inch Citrus Knife for cutting any citrus staple, and a 3.5-inch Paring Knife for extra precision.

Brew your Strong AF (and flavorful) coffee with Cool Coffee Clique’s classy “Meet Your Maker” stylish K-Cup Machine. It’s slim size makes it easy to fit beautifully onto your countertop, and it brews up to 3 different cup sizes with just one simple click of a button, so you can have your amazing coffee within minutes. Experience no hassles or spills with the easily removable water reservoir, and save energy as it automatically turns off minutes after the last brew. Hold your spoons up high as you indulge in the rich hot flavors this coffee maker brings.

Echo Show 10 is perfect for those of us who are working from home. With a screen that’s designed to move with you, you can start a hands-free group call with friends and family, follow your favorite Food Network Kitchen recipes, and watch your favorite shows by simply saying, “Alexa, open Netflix” — all without losing sight of the screen. And, with Care Hub, Echo Show 10 is the perfect device for you to stay connected with an aging loved one that’s important to you.

Echo Dot brings the most popular Alexa-enabled smart speaker in a new sleek, compact design created to deliver crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound. With voice control it’s easier than ever for mom to stream songs (or even share a song with friends!), control smart home devices, and use features throughout the house such as Announcements and Drop In.

The most powerful streaming media stick. Using the Alexa Voice Remote, you can ask Alexa to search for new movies, pause your favorite show or fast forward. Plus, with your Fire TV Stick 4K, you can set-up an Alexa Routine to easily do things like turn on your favorite show and dim the lights at a specific time each night!

At 10 inches, this mini fire pit is perfect for your tabletop, patio, or campsite for the night. The first of its kind, this fire pit is handcrafted in the USA and made with copper and steel. The patina — the bright teal color — of the designs is a result of a rapid oxidization process of the overlaying copper.

Each fire pit is one-of-a-kind, as the color of the patina design varies depending upon the humidity levels in the production of each item. Measurements: 10" height 6" diameter UPS Ground Flat Rate Shipping $9.99. These miniature fire pits use gel fuel, which is odorless, smokeless, and nontoxic. Each fire pit comes with gel fuel.

Spring Essentials for Her

From sporty and chic shades, to the perfect fashion accessories and skincare, this section is for the ladies! Get ready to shed the faux fur coats and leg warmers and embrace the new season!

Taking cues from the Converse legacy in footwear, the new Converse Eyewear introduces their inaugural collection with seven stories inspired by Converse footwear legacy silhouettes: Chuck Taylor All Star, Chuck 70, Disrupt, Activate, Malden, Ignite and Rebound. Each collection story features a variety of trendy and classic sun and optical styles made with superior craftsmanship.

You’ll definitely be ready to hit the beach in these stylish shades , named after the goddess of fortune and fate. Metal plaques reveal snake-print inlays that add texture and interest.

Named after the founder’s sister, the ‘Dana’ is a modern interpretation of the classic frame bag, with a twist.This clasp bag features a custom brass frame with a fixed top handle, and a filled leather frame. The double-frame design is intended to create a visual illusion of ‘one bag inside another’.

Engraved with the DANIA SHINKAR logo, the brass frame opens to reveal a spacious suedette-lined interior with a slip pocket for your cards.

This ‘Dana’ variant is made in Italy from grey kidskin (goat) suede and a white and grey python-embossed calfskin. Hardware in brushed silver-tone.

Luna boho jewel wedding shoes are easy to re-wear as dressy evening strappy gold sandals for a summer night out after your wedding day. These flat sandal wedding shoes are adorned with vintage-inspired rows of hand-beaded crystal jewels and white onyx-like stones. The jewels are set on a gold metal plate for an added sparkle effect. The Luna jeweled wedding shoes sandal also features a light blue outsole for your ‘something blue’ and adjustable buckle closure for a secure fitting, perfect for casual or bohemian brides and for all occasions; beach weddings, receptions, or the dance floor.

Inspired from the beauty of rain and the light that shines as it falls on objects, the Cougar x Jill Malek Kensington “Rainshine” Chelsea boots will be the perfect rain boot for spring. The first designer collaboration for Cougar, they partnered with award-winning New York-based designer and artist, Jill Malek known for her bespoke wall coverings and rugs, to create the exclusive pattern design “Rainshine”. The boots themselves stand as an artistic representation, embodying the feeling of rain “beautifully falling against the boots.”

Amongst all of the wonderful treatments on the site that are offered, the 23rd street location is currently the FIRST Med Spa in NYC to have the EmSculpt NEO. The newest body contouring technique is now available at BeautyFix!
AbFix: EmSculpt Neo combines two treatments, both fat reduction, and muscle toning treatment in one 30-minute session. It is the first-ever machine to combine two procedures in one with the ability to provide 12–16 weeks of HIIT training in just 4 sessions!

Formulated with 79% of Centella Asiatica Extract, SOURCE calms and repairs skin’s barrier function while deeply hydrating and moisturizing the skin. Made with only 26 ingredients, this stress-free, back-to-basics essence will be your new staple in your skincare routine.Suitable for all skin types & Free of: Alcohol, Essential Oil, Derivative of Coconut, Dye, Fragrance, Gluten, Paraben, PEG, Phthalate, Silicone, Soy, and Sulfate.

Dry, inflamed skin from the changing of the seasons? This body cream works to cool, hydrate, and energize your skin using the finest THC-Free CBD in combination with aloe, green tea, coffee, and peppermint.

This advanced peel is formulated with 10% Glycolic Acid and Caviar Lime. This AHA blend works together with 10% brightening Phytic Acid to help resurface and remove surface cells, improving the look of pores and skin tone. Pineapple and Papaya fruit enzymes moisturize and help improve the appearance of uneven skin texture. Stabilized retinol helps refine the look of lines and wrinkles. Skin appears smoother, softer and more even with a youthful glow.

This leave-in curl moisturizing milk restores natural coils and curls by providing daily hydration and minimizing knots for easy styling. Its nourishing blend of Aloe & Coconut water revitalizes each strand, from root to tip, leaving coils and curls frizz-free with a hydrated shine.

Whether you are looking to create a sleek up-do on the go or simply in need of a hair accessory staple — upgrade your ponytail game with scunci’s color match ponytailer. Available in black, blonde, and brunette — these ponytailers blend seamlessly into your hair for that chic hair-wrapped style without the effort.

Now your favorite go-to pimple patches are available in Welly’s thinnest tin design ever, perfect to store in your purse, pocket, for when you are on the go! Packed with 72 transparent, hydrocolloid bandages, Welly Face Savers work to extract impurities from a blemish, while maintaining optimal moisture levels for healing AND protecting from outside germs and dirt. These bandages are gentle, yet effective, and clear so your sensitive spots can fly under the radar while your skin fights any unwanted blemishes.

Our hands always need a little extra love. This ultra-hydrating, non greasy SPF 15 Hand Cream is a perfect pouch essential to replenish daily moisture and help keep hands protected from harmful UV rays.

SaltWorks combines USDA Certified Organic essential oils with mineral-rich Dead Sea Salt to create its latest line of Bokek® Bath Salts — a truly aromatic bath time experience. Believed to be the most therapeutic bath treatment for calming muscles and soothing your skin, this restorative blend dates back to ancient Egypt. It is believed Cleopatra relied on the properties of these two, noble ingredients — salt and aromatic oils — as part of her beauty ritual. Available in Lavender, Eucalyptus, Spearmint and Neroli.

Spring Essentials for Him

It is time to retire our parkas and beanies and time to embrace warmer weather all the while still looking stylish and cool. Aside from cool and fresh springtime gear, we have highlighted male-specific skincare and beard essentials for our gears as the season changes!

The Smile New York Spirit Jersey® featured two-tone blocked construction in heavyweight 14-singles cotton in almond milk and taxi yellow. High density puff text artwork, signature yoke with split needle cover stitch at front and back. dropped shoulders, long cuffed sleeves, banded neckline and curved hem. Flag label at side.

As spring is a time to refresh and redefine, Gap wants to help you “ease” into the new season with everyday basics with pops of color that can help you make the transition to warmer weather. These reinvented classics offer a modern and minimal, cozy and covetable look.

This loose-fitting L-2B bomber jacket offers breathability while providing a protective outer layer for a range of spring and summer weather conditions. The signature “Remove Before Flight” red hang tag on the sleeve utility pencil pocket and the Alpha Industries logo on the zig-zag zipper extension let you show off your style. Knit rib cuffs, collar, and waistband, two lower flap pockets, two interior welt pockets, and shirred sleeves round out the look.

Traditional blue jeans will always be a staple in your closet, and DEVIL-DOG Dungarees has the best quality jeans at affordable prices. The brand’s athletic, straight, slim, slim-straight, and boot cut are all equally as popular. Whether they are a part of your everyday work uniform or a casual date night, you’re sure to find the perfect pair from DEVIL-DOG’s bestsellers. Please see below for some of the fan-favorites!

All DEVIL-DOG styles feature performance-enhancing materials carefully selected for each fit. Styles come in at an affordable price of $79 and available at devil-dog.com and nordstrom.com.

Allbirds’ most technical shoe yet, the Tree Dasher reimagines the traditional running shoe with natural materials engineered for serious performance. It’s the perfect sneaker that can take you from the dreary Winter days to the warmer and sunnier Spring days.

The Florsheim Flair Wingtip Oxford combines a stylish wingtip upper with a modern sole. This combination of modern and classic makes it a versatile shoe that can be worn to work and weekend alike. Give your look a little Flair this season.

Comfort, clean lines and color blocking. You can now get our iconic Alpargata with a color blocked upper and TOMS CloudBound™ Sole, which provides extra comfort, cushioning and traction so you can wear your favorite slip-ons longer.

The Classic Loafer Penny feels so comfortable you will not believe it’s a dress shoe. This classic men’s dress shoe is as stylish and comfortable in a business meeting as it is worn barefoot. The Classic Loafer Penny is the perfect dress shoe to pair with a suit for the office, or khaki’s for a dinner with friends.

This leather men’s dress shoe is built with a polyurethane outsole that helps provide durable shock absorption to help reduce foot fatigue, leather uppers that are easy to clean, and an EVA footbed that will conform to the shape of your foot to help with a more personalized fit. This comfortable men’s shoe is also built with truTECH® sport technology that helps provide all day comfort.

Fossil is inspired by American creativity and ingenuity. Bringing new life into the watch and leathers industry by making quality, fashionable accessories that are both fun and accessible. Mastering the balance of vintage inspiration with modern design, this timepiece represents the minimalistic aesthetic from its clean face to its slimmed-down case, which sits effortlessly against the wrist.

Featuring Dollar shave Club’s Oil-Free Moisturizer with SPF 30, Mint Leaf Lip Balm and Sprayable Sunscreen Lotion you’ll be ready to stay safe in the sun all season long!

The perfect skincare starter kit for spring as we get ready for warmer weather! This bundle of five products (cleanser, facial scrub, oil-free moisturizer, eye cream, and exfoliating pads) uses ingredients backed in clean science to target men’s specific skincare needs.

Golden. Grooming Co. has a wide range of products — from beard care to skin and body care — all geared towards black men and other men of color (and is black owned as well)! Inspired by co-owner and former NFL pro, Herman Moore, this line instills confidence all while giving back through education and other initiatives. Golden Grooming’s Beard Trim Bundle is one of the best on the market and gives you everything you need to keep your beard strong and the skin below it healthy. It also includes their professional trimmer so that you can keep your beard the perfect length.

New CRYSTAL Magnesium Enriched Deodorants are vegan, and feature Magnesium (a naturally occurring element used in their deodorants to create an easy transition from conventional anti-perspirants) — and 24-HOUR odor protection without the downsides of aluminum or drying irritants like baking soda! NO WHITE MARKS! And… no stickiness! Scents include: Lavender + Rosemary, Coconut + Vanilla, Cucumber + Mint, Sea Salt + Sage, Charcoal + Tea Tree. The line is sold in Sprouts stores and at CVS, launching 3/12. Also available on Amazon Mid-March!

Spring Cocktails, Wines & More

One of the favorite things about spring are the cool and refreshing cocktails! We have rounded up a nice variety of recipes as well as wine and bubbly options for you to enjoy!

Spring into summer early with CÎROC’s new limited-time offering — CÎROC Summer Citrus

Ingredients

1.5 oz CÎROC Summer Citrus

3 oz Orange juice

1 oz Cranberry juice or pomegranate juice

Directions

Add the CÎROC citrus, and orange juice into a highball filled with ice.

Top off with pomegranate or cranberry juice and garnish.

Ingredients

1.5 oz. CÎROC™ Vodka

.5 oz Pomegranate Syrup

.5 oz Blood Orange Syrup

.75 oz Lemon Juice

2 dashes of Aromatic Bitters

Directions

Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.

Pour into a coupe glass and garnish with manicured lemon swath.

Ingredients

1.5 oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco

1 oz Vita Coco Coconut Water

1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Directions

Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, Vita Coco Coconut Water, and fresh lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.

Strain contents into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with a lime wheel.

Created by Mixologist Lauren Davis

Ingredients

1.5oz Tanqueray No.TEN

.75oz Hibiscus Syrup*

Club Soda

Directions

Build ingredients in glass. Add ice. Top with club soda and stir. Garnish with grapefruit wheel.

*Hibiscus Syrup

Seep 1–2 hibiscus tea bags in 1 cup of hot water

After 5 minutes, remove tea bags

Add one cup of sugar and stir until it dissolves

Syrup can be refrigerated for up to one month

Created by mixologist Aidan Bowie

Ingredients

1.5 oz Johnnie Walker Black Label

4.5oz Fever Tree Soda Water

1 Lemon Wedge Squeezed

Directions

Combine ingredients in a highball glass over ice and stir. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Ingredients

.5 cup SVEDKA Pure Infusions Dragonfruit Melon

1 bottle rosé

2 cups pineapple juice

1 cup soda water, 1 cup watermelon, 1 cup cantaloupe, 1 cup honeydew melon

1 kiwi

1 dragonfruit

Directions

Cut fruit into cubes of appropriate quantity. Add vodka, rosé, fruit and juice to a pitcher

Let sit in the refrigerator for up to 4 hours or overnight. When ready to serve, top with soda water. Pour over ice into serving vessels and garnish with fruit.

Ingredients

2 oz. NOLET’S Silver Gin

.5 oz. Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom

2 Peach Slices

Peach Bitters

Directions

Add Muddle peach slices in a cocktail shaker with NOLET’S Silver, Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom. Add ice, shake and strain into a martini glass. Add two dashes of peach bitters. Garnish with orange twist.

Ingredients

Created by Erik Delanoy, Bartender

2.0 oz The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old

3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 oz Murray’s Chestnut Honey

1 Dash Angostura Bitters

Directions

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice, shake until chilled, strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

Ingredients

2 oz Patrón Silver

1 oz Fresh pink grapefruit juice

1 oz Hibiscus and tea syrup*

Splash soda water

Quarter wheel of grapefruit for garnish

Dried hibiscus flower for garnish

Directions

Combine ingredients into a shaker. Shake and strain into a collins glass with crushed ice. Top with a splash of soda water. Garnish with a quarter wheel of grapefruit and a dried hibiscus flower. *Hibiscus and tea syrup: Mix a 1:1 ratio of sugar to hibiscus and tea water (housemade). Tea used should be a combination of green and black teas.

Created by Nataleigh Kabler, Meta, Louisville

Ingredients

1 part Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Old

1 part Campari

1 part 1757 Vermouth di Torino Rosso

0.5 tablespoon peeled, fresh ginger

6 mint leaves

6 basil leaves

Splash of soda water

Directions

Muddle ginger, mint, and basil and Campari together. Strain into a Collins glass, add Cinzano and Russell’s. Add ice, top with soda water, garnish with a bouquet of fresh basil and mint. Optional: add a pinch of salt when muddling if you prefer less bitter.

Ingredients

3⁄4 oz agave syrup

2 oz Lobos 1707 Tequila, Joven

3⁄4 oz lemon juice

2 oz ruby grapefruit or blood orange juice

Ruby grapefruit or blood orange slice for garnish (optional)

Salt or spicy seasoning (optional)

Directions

Add the agave, the Tequila, and the lemon juice in a mixing tin and shake.

Pour in a rocks glass over ice, and top with ruby grapefruit or blood orange juice.

Garnish with a slice of grapefruit or blood orange. If you prefer, rim the glass with lemon juice and then salt or spicy seasoning.

Ingredients

2.5 oz The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

0.5 oz dry vermouth

0.5 oz Olive Oil

Directions

Add all ingredients to a mason jar or similar container. Shake and place in the freezer overnight. Fine strain into a mixing glass and stir over ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a zest of lemon and if desired, a few drops of olive oil on the surface of the cocktail.

Inspired by the award winning film, Dirty Dancing

Ingredients

0.75 oz Cointreau

2 oz The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

3 Cubes Watermelon

5 Leaves Cilantro

Directions

Add all ingredients to a shaker and gently muddle. Add ice, shake and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a watermelon slice, and or lemon

Ingredients

2 parts Martini & Rossi

1 ½ parts St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

2 parts Sparkling Water

Directions

Fill a tall Collins glass with ice. Add Martini & Rossi first, then St-Germain, then Club Soda. Stir completely and then garnish with a lemon twist.

Ingredients

2 parts EFFEN Rosé vodka

1 oz of lime juice

½ oz of cane syrup

2 or 3 parts grapefruit juice

Directions

Mix the grapefruit juice, lime juice, simple syrup, EFFEN Rosé vodka and a spoonful of ice in a cocktail shaker. Stir and taste. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with grapefruit, and thyme. Drink responsibly & enjoy!

Ingredients

1.75 parts of Courvoisier VSOP

.5 parts of Orange Curacao or Triple Sec

.75 parts simple syrup

.5 parts fresh lemon juice

3 parts Fever-Tree Club Soda

Directions

Build all ingredients except soda water into tin, add ice, shake and strain over fresh cobble or crushed ice, top with soda water than garnish

Ingredients

1 ½ parts D’USSE VSOP Cognac

1 part apple juice

½ part POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice

½ part lime juice

1 part Fever-Tree Ginger Beer

Directions

Garnish with Lime wedge, pomegranate seeds. Add D’USSE, apple, pomegranate and lime juices into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Top with ginger beer.

Ingredients

1.5 Parts Dulce Vida Blanco 80 Proof Tequila

.75 Parts Naranja Orange Liqueur

.5 Parts Lime Juice

Garnish With A Lime

Directions

Add ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake gently for 10 seconds and strain over a salt-rimmed rocks glass full of ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Ingredients

2 parts Mijenta Blanco Tequila

.75 part strawberry or hibiscus syrup

1 part fresh lime juice

.25 part crème de cacao

Directions

Shake all ingredients vigorously with plenty of ice

Strain into a coupe of martini glass

Garnish with edible spring flowers

Ingredients

1 ounce Watershed Distillery Four Peel Gin

2–3 ounces of Rosa Regale

.5 ounces Grand Marnier

Two dashes of orange bitters

Directions

Combine Watershed Distillery Four Peel Gin, Grand Marnier and two dashes of orange bitters

Top with 2–3 ounces of Rosa Regale.

Ingredients

1 oz Belvedere Pure

0.75 oz Lemon Juice (Freshly Squeezed Preferred)

0.5 oz Simple Syrup

0.75 oz Pomegranate Juice (Freshly squeezed preferred)

3 oz Chandon Rose

Garnish: Pomegranate pearls and Rosemary spring

Glassware: Wine glass

Directions

Shake all ingredients in shaker tin except Chandon. Strain into glassware with ice and top with Chandon. Stir in the glass. Garnish with pomegranate pearls and rosemary spring.

Ingredients

.75 Juniper Grove American Dry Gin

.25 lime juice

.25 simple syrup

5 muddled blueberries

1 sprig fresh tarragon

Approx. 100 calories

Directions

Add all ingredients into an empty mixing beaker and stir until honey has dissolved. Pour over rocks in lowball glass.

Ingredients

1/6 Crème de Cassis​

5/6 Veuve du Vernay Brut

Directions

Pour the Crème de Cassis in a champagne flute, then add the Veuve du Vernay Brut. Garnish with some fresh raspberries for that extra oomph! Makes one cocktail.

Ingredients

1 oz Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee

1 oz Bourbon

.50 oz Simple Syrup

.25 oz Espresso

1 oz Heavy Cream, to float

Directions

Combine Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee, Bourbon, Simple Syrup, Espresso into a shaker and fill with ice. Shake for 5 seconds and double strain into a coupe glass. Top with cream and garnish with shaved cinnamon and espresso beans.

Ingredients

2 oz Disaronno Velvet

1 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire

Directions

Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice.

Ingredients

1½ oz. BACARDI Añejo Cuatro Rum

3 oz. ginger ale

Splash of pineapple juice

Directions

Find a highball glass with ice. Build all ingredients directly in the glass. Stir gently. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Ingredients
1 part Sipsmith London Dry Gin
1 part Fever-Tree Indian Tonic
Twist of wedge of fresh lime (to garnish)

Directions

Fill a highball glass with ice, add Sipsmith London Dry Gin. Top with premium tonic (we use Fever-Tree), lift from the bottom of the glass with a stirrer to gently combine together. Garnish with a twist or wedge of fresh lime and enjoy.

2oz Heimat New York Nectarine (alternatively Rhubarb)
2oz White rum
6oz Chilled soda water
6 Mint leaves
1/2 Lime, sliced in wedges

Directions

Add the mint and lime wedges to the bottom of a lowball glass. Little muddle together. Add the Nectarine liqueur, rum, and stir for a few seconds. Top with soda water. (Alternatively add the first ingredients to a shaker with ice, muddle, shake well, pour into a lowball glass and then top with soda water).

Lively aromas of delicate Meyer lemon, orange blossom, fresh white peach and delicate honeysuckle are supported by more subtle notes of Tarte Tatin and brioche toast. Fresh, vibrant and mouthwatering, the palate is crisp with layers of ripe Golden Delicious apple, guava and warm Asian pear, backed up by a luscious texture that is rich and balanced. Well-integrated notes of vanilla, and spice add to a lengthy finish that is full and bright. Perfect for spring sipping!

With light citrus and delicate floral aromas, tropical fruit flavors, and a crisp, refreshing finish, Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio is perfect for enjoying with a variety of foods from light pastas, poultry, and fish or simply on its own.

With a white blend like Apothic, you typically get a lively, medium-bodied wine that has layers of bright fruit. For example, when you combine the rich profile of Chardonnay with Pinot Gris grapes for a hint of peach and apricot, Muscat Canelli for a hint of sweetness and Riesling for a zesty acidity, you get a refreshingly crisp and invigorating white wine blend — perfect to enjoy as you transition from winter to spring.

Blended wines are typically more complex and are better enjoyed a few degrees warmer than other standard white varietals like Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc.

The Aurata Chardonnay from Antica Terra benefits from being grown in Oregon, where its cool growing seasons and elevated acid makes it one of the only spots in the world one can actually find true richness and depth in a Chardonnay. A cool climate chardonnay like Aurata is an excellent pairing for light spring appetizers, like fish pâtés, chicken or vegetable terrines.

Joseph Phelps’ Sauvignon Blanc is great for early spring picnics, as its full-bodied oaky notes play a large role in balancing out the chilly weather. Sauvignon Blanc also pairs well with lighter, spring recipes. The 2019 vintage is nothing short of spring in a bottle with floral, citrus peel, and stone fruit aromatics. It’s crisp and refreshing on the palate with balanced, racy acidity framing green apple, apricot and honeydew melon notes followed by a lemon curd and mineral finish.

The 2018 Chardonnay is described as a layered, concentrated wine with great freshness. It opens with generous white flower, lemon zest and fresh pear. A very linear offering with vivid acidity, bright green apple, tart lemon and a mineral driven lengthy finish. These notes pair well not only with spring delicacies, but transition well into summer dishes, such as raw and lightly cooked shellfish like crab and prawns and steamed or grilled fish.

Refreshing Cupcake LightHearted Sauvignon Blanc is available now and bursting with stone fruit flavor and vibrant notes of fresh citrus, lime and apricot. From the makers of Cupcake Vineyards, the producer of the #1 Premium Sauvignon Blanc in the category, Cupcake LightHearted Sauv Blanc is a lower calorie alternative for this crowd favorite at just $9.99 each at your local retailer. It clocks in at 80 calories, 8% ALC/VOL, and <1g of sugar per 5 oz. serving — which is 20% fewer calories than leading hard seltzers.

The new addition comes as adults continue to seek more balance and moderation.

Reveals deep flavors of black cherry, boysenberry and wild blueberries, with subtle hints of vanilla and coconut. Apothic Merlot is fruit forward — an untamed version of your traditional Merlot. To add dimension to the wine, Apothic winemakers added a touch of a unique grape typically found in northeast Italy, Teroldego, and oak-aged the wine for an average of three months to preserve the elegant fruit characteristics and generous tannins found in the Merlot grapes.

Skyside 2018 Red Blend shows aromas of red currant, plum and blackberry fruit followed by warm baking spices, cocoa and mountain sage. The wine enters smooth and fills the mid-palate mingling with the flavors of fruit, spice, subtle oak and chocolate. The tannins and acidity meet gracefully extending into a lingering finish.

Antikythera, Antica Terra’s famed pinot noir, is the perfect light red to enjoy in spring months, offering an abundant fruit and cinnamon stick aroma, with a dose of oak and a lightly tannic finish. Antikythera pairs well with a myriad of different flavors and textures, making it a versatile wine to bring to any potluck picnic.

A fresh juicy wine with vibrant acidity and plenty of weight and length on the palate. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc is a pale yellow color with notes of passion fruit and guava, in addition to intense citrus notes of grapefruit, lemon, and a zesty concentration.

We can officially consider it spring once the first sip of bright and refreshing rosé touches our lips. Before we start researching primo outdoor happy hour spots, we’d like to introduce your soon-to-be favorite blush bottle: Unshackled Rosé. The wine’s unusual cryptex-style label and lively fruit flavors are sure to spark conversations this season.

Flavors of grapefruit, tangerine and lemon with bright acidity result in a refreshing wine with a crisp finish. The wine’s intriguing blend of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre grapes result in a rosé that breaks free from standard convention and begs for another sip.

Cupcake’s variety of complex and premium wines are designed to pair perfectly with life’s joyful moments. Cupcakes Prosecco Rosé sparkling wine, sourced from the Italian Hills, delights any palate with fine bubbles and crisp flavors of citrus with notes of light berry and peach.

Cavit’s Prosecco Rosé, is hands down going to be the drink of the season — perfect for any occasion whether you’re celebrating a significant occasion or simply sipping on a glass by the pool. The Varietal is made with Glera grapes blended with Pinot Noir and once blended, goes under a second fermentation in temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks, in order to develop its characteristic perlage and delicate bouquet.

You can expect a refreshing strawberry and raspberry taste with persistent bubbles and a smooth finish. Cavit’s Prosecco Rosé pairs perfectly with anything from fried foods to creamy risotto, chocolate, cheese and even barbecue!

Luxury wine brand, JNSQ has launched a small format bottle (375mL) of its new vintage, 2019 Rosé Cru. The all-new convenient and petite 375mL format is an elegant option for any special occasion, especially as we get ready for warmer weather. JNSQ Rosé Cru is a sophisticated wine for the millennial woman created in the classic French style and made using premium California grapes, giving it both a timeless elegance and a modern attitude.

Similar to the original 750mL format, which launched in 2019, the 375mL JNSQ Rosé Cru is just as distinctive on the palate as it is to the eye. The smaller format option boasts the same beautifully crafted collectible bottle.

Evenly is perfect for those looking to keep their balance. With 0g sugar, 100 calories and full flavor, it comes in four fresh flavors including: Chardonnay, Red Blend, Papaya & Honeysuckle White Blend and Dragon Fruit & Orange Blossom Rosé. Try the flavor box or purchase individually in 375mL ($9) or 750mL bottles.

Fruit & Flower brings delightful, cheery wines that inspire confidence and growth in a stressful world. Finding beauty in everything around us, these wines are fresh and effortless, letting you recharge and blossom into yourself. Try Fruit & Flower Grapefruit Spritz 2-Pack Cans ($10) or Passion Fruit Spritz 2-Pack Cans ($10) and spritz in style on a picnic this spring.

Looking for a cocktail that’s portable, convenient and delicious? The ready-to-drink BACARDÍ Limón & Lemonade is the perfect on-the-go libation made with a base of award-winning BACARDÍ white rum and packed with fresh citrus taste from a blend of lemon, lime and grapefruit. This flavor from the BACARDÍ Real Rum Cocktails collection has a low ABV of 5.9% and offers the ideal balance between sweet and tart, making it a crowd-pleaser.

“The Riviera range embodies KYLA’s trailblazing spirit, creative flair and obsession with great tasting better-for-you drinks,” says Morgan Robbat, President of KYLA. “We’re thrilled to bring this elevated canned cocktail to market. With artisanal additions like shiso leaves to a mojito and melding pomegranate and pomelo into a Tom Collins we invite our consumers to embark on a journey of flavors with us.”

KYLA’s Riviera Series represents the first canned cocktail with probiotics. Each 12 oz. single-can serving offers 150 calories, only 3 grams of sugar, 2 grams of carbs, and 7% alcohol. In addition, the full range is vegan and gluten-free.

Turn your living room into a tasting room with our Virtual Wine Tastings. Sip back and relax from the comfort of your home while wine experts guide your friends, family, group date, or coworkers through a fun interactive tasting.

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