Sydney Mondry

With Labor Day weekend right around the corner, it’s time to finalize your plans for last-of-summer beachside bonfires, backyard fêtes, and BBQ afternoons. Picnic blankets? Check! On-the-go beverages? Check! A killer s’mores recipe? Check, of course! But in the event that you haven’t given any real thought to what you’re going to serve for lunch or dinner, we’ve collected a few of our favorite grilling recipes, below. Whether you’re a beers and beef kinda gal, or prefer Chardonnay and shrimp, we have you covered.
Whether you’re getting to ready to send the kiddos back to school, return to the classroom yourself, or are just trying to elevate your desk lunch game, now is the perfect time to peruse the web for brown-bag inspiration. We love a classic PB&J, egg salad, or turkey-and-Swiss, but why not think outside of the lunchbox? According to Pinterest, there has been a 375 percent year-over -year increase in activity surrounding sandwich alternatives. In light of this trend, we’ve scoured the internet for a few delicious and easy non-sandwich lunch recipes (think: salad jars and savory muffins). Check them out below. RELATED: The Best Kids Backpacks for a Stylish School Year
What do you get when you combine a celebrated paper goods company with a renowned fashion designer? The most glamorous stationery of all time. InStyle received the exclusive scoop that social expressions company Papyrus will release a new collaboration series in creative partnership with world-famous fashion designers, beginning with Lela Rose, who has dressed notables such as Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton, and Emily Blunt. The first collection will launch in all N.Y.C. Papyrus stores and online this September, appropriately coinciding with New York Fashion Week. Rose’s gorgeous collection, which includes 16 cards and five gift accessories, features poppy patterns and brightly-hued gowns inspired by her recent runway designs. “I’m thrilled to be the first designer to collaborate with Papyrus on their exclusive new fashion series,” says Rose. “This was a unique way to showcase our designs, silhouettes, and prints, and extend the brand into a new category.” Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stunning collection.
With simmering stews, roasted root veggies, and baked apple desserts right around the corner, we’re doing our best to soak up the last few weeks of fresh summer produce. (PSA: heirloom tomatoes are finally here, and we may or may not be taking them straight to the face…) Whether you’re in need of a weeknight dinner, or an easy, breezy dish for entertaining, our friends at Food & Wine have created five simple, no-cook recipes that let warm-weather ingredients shine, and ensure that you won’t have to suffer the wrath of turning on your oven in August. Read on below for all the details.
Nothing brings on a case of wanderlust quite like a scroll through your Instagram feed. A friend uploads a snap of herself at a luxe beach resort, you click on the geotag, and the next thing you know, you're scrolling through hundreds of photos of gorgeous tiled lobbies, exotic fruit plates, dreamy oceanfront bedrooms, and picturesque sunsets. Whether you're looking for summer travel inspo or a virtual vacation, Instagram is an excellent resource (and our favorite procrastination tool). To help narrow down your search, we tapped the beloved social media platform for the top 10 most Instagrammed hotels in the world—check them out below.