- erik forrest jackson

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- erik forrest jackson
Endless
Summer
LiÄe & Home
DonÕt want
the fun to stop?
10ways
to make the
season last
and last ...
Summer
Luv
Americano
Tangerine
Mojito
Ginger
Oasis
1
Concoct a killer cocktail
TODD HUFFMAN
ä
Gin and tonic? Vodka cranberry? So old-school, says bartender Evan Macomber of the
Y Ultralounge in Miami. ÒThe best summer drinks are fruit-infused, light on the palate, and
have great garnishes.Ó Find all that in these guaranteed thirst quenchers.
Read on
for recipes
and lots
more fun.
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Americano
FROM N.Y.C.ÕS BOWERY HOTEL
1 oz. sweet vermouth
1 oz. Campari
4 oz. club soda
Lemon twist for garnish
Pour vermouth, Campari and
soda into ice-filled glass. Stir;
garnish with lemon twist.
2
Shift your
car into
high gear
Taking a quick ride to the beach or heading out
for a daylong shopping expedition? Two new,
portable gadgets let you enjoy at-home conveniences in your car, while a switch-it-on-and-go
GPS system signals to leave the maps at home.
Ginger Oasis
FROM THE HUNTLEY HOTEL
IN SANTA MONICA
1
1K
K
K
4
tbsp chopped fresh ginger
oz. tequila
oz. orange liqueur
oz. fresh lime juice
oz. chilled ginger beer
Lime wheel for garnish
FROM MANOR IN CHICAGO
2 oz. strawberry vodka
2 oz. apple schnapps
4 oz. pink lemonade
Strawberry for garnish
Shake vodka, schnapps and
lemonade in ice-filled cocktail shaker. Strain into chilled
cocktail glass. Garnish with
strawberry.
Tangerine Mojito
FROM MIAMIÕS Y ULTRALOUNGE
1 tangerine, sliced and
seeded
8 mint leaves, torn
2 oz. light rum
K oz. fresh lime juice
1 tsp superfine sugar
Splash Mandarine
NapolŽon or orange
liqueur
1 oz. club soda
Mint sprig for garnish
Muddle tangerine with mint
leaves. Add rum, lime juice,
sugar and ice. Shake well.
Strain into glass. Top with
orange liqueur and club soda.
Garnish with mint sprig.
All recipes serve one.
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BE A PLAYER Distract backseat drivers with TravelerÕs
8K" Tablet DVD
player, which
attaches to a headrest, $350; sharper
image.com.
SNACK TIME Pop
corn for the in-car
movie in the
Wave Box microwave, powered by a
cigarette-lighter
outlet. $199;
cabelas.com.
3
Pack a low-key, high-style picnic
L.A. party planner Lisa Gorjestani knows how to put together a pretty, practical
meal. Choose chopped-vegetable salads (theyÕll stay crisper than lettuce), and
thicker breads like focaccia for sandwiches (they wonÕt crumble or get soggy).
Trade mayo for herb pesto or mustard-dill dressing in pasta and potato salads.
And skip serving bowls: Divvy up portions in Chinese take-outÐstyle containers.
Toss in stemless polycarbonate wine
glasses (theyÕre shatterproof).
Hammacher Schlemmer, $40/6;
800-543-3366 or hammacher.com.
Patterned melamine
plates by Jill Fenichell
are stylish and sturdy.
ClarissaÕs Picnic
plates, 8" ($25/4) and
12" ($42/4); 718237-2490 or
bongenre.com.
Bring a cotton tablecloth that washes
easily. 87" x 59" Summer Stripe tablecloth
($24) and coordinating
napkins, Conran Shop,
$6 each;
866-755-9079
or conranusa.com.
Opt for a screw-top wine. It will
eliminate the need for a bulky
corkscrew, as well as any
chance that youÕll reach your
far-flung picnic spot to find
your bottle Òcorked.Ó Hirsch
Gruner Veltliner 2005, $16;
morrellwine.com.
STEER CLEAR
Chart your course
with the wallet-size
touchscreen Tom
Tom One navigation
system, $300;
bestbuy.com.
Muddle ginger in cocktail
shaker; add ice, tequila,
liqueur and lime juice. Shake;
strain into ice-filled glass.
Top with ginger beer and
garnish with lime wheel.
Summer Luv
4
THE SHOWÕS ON THE ROAD
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Chill out
with a
kid snack
Swap your wicker basket for
a modern, insulated, collapsible one like this nylon-andpolyester beaut, which features a
durable aluminum frame and
handles. Metro Basket (H: 9K",
L: 17K", W: 9K"), Picnic Time,
$30; 800-248-1987 or
picnicworld.net.
Put a sophisticated spin on that
favorite summer treat: the ice cream
sandwich. Ruby Jewel TreatsÕ
inspired combos include honeylavender ice cream with lemon
cookies, fresh mint with darkchocolate cookies, and the Chub,
vanilla bean with chocolate chip
cookies. Enjoy as is, or drizzle with
raspberry purŽe or chocolate syrup
and serve as a delicious dessert.
16 sandwiches (in five flavors),
$99 (includes overnight shipping); rubyjeweltreats.net.
Credit tk
Cool-off
cocktails
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Take a
stay-in-town
vacation
Savor
the catch of
the day
Forget airport lines, crowded trains and traffic jams: Find the
perfect summer escape right where you live. Here are hot
hauntsÑand cool theme packagesÑfrom N.Y.C. to L.A.
HOTEL
LOCATION
PACKAGE
Hotel Gansevoort
(hotel
gansevoort.com)
In the heart of the trendy
Manhattan Meatpacking
District, only steps from a
bevy of hotspots.
Enjoy spa pampering and
VIP club passes with the
ÒGirls EscapeÓ package.
$565 per night for 2.
The Ritz-Carlton,
Buckhead
(ritzcarlton.com)
This stately standard in
uptown Atlanta is near some
of the SoutheastÕs best highend boutiques and malls.
ÒShoes and the CityÓ includes a $50 Neiman Marcus
gift card and 2 in-room
cocktails. $249/night/2.
The James
(jameshotels.com)
Minimalist boutique digs in
Chicago, only one block
from the Magnificent Mile
shopping mecca.
One-night ÒShop PackageÓ
includes a $50 BloomingdaleÕs gift card and makeup
consultation. $285/night/2.
W DallasVictory
(whotels.com)
This western-chic staple
is in the heart of Big D,
with prime views of the
cityÕs expansive skyline.
Select ÒW Does DallasÓ for
savings at WÕs bars, discount
shopping and breakfast at
Craft Dallas. $279/night/2.
Shutters on
the Beach
(shuttersonthe
beach.com)
Beach-cottage getaway
in Santa Monica,
enjoyed by Angelina Jolie
and Jennifer Aniston.
ÒGirls in the CurlÓ stays
in August include a pro
surfing lesson,
mani/pedis and more.
$1,153/night/2.
Shutters on the
Beach is 20 minutes
from MelroseÑand
right on the beach.
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Nowhere near the ocean? No problem. Place an order
today for delectable Maine lobster rolls ($135 for 24 oz.,
and eight split-top rolls, deandeluca.com) or a Florida
Key crab-claw dinner ($113 for 16 claws; joes
stonecrab.com), and theyÕll be on your table tomorrow.
7
Master the art
of flea-market
shopping
A good
market
mantra:
ÒIs this
your best
price?Ó
Vanessa De Vargas, owner of the Turquoise home shop in
Venice, Calif., takes the mystery out of treasure hunting.
Size it up Fully examine apparel inside and out for holes,
stains and wear. If it isnÕt perfect, negotiate with the seller.
Be realistic Upholstered furniture can be risky. If the fabric
isnÕt in great shape, it could cost a pretty penny to recover.
Seize the day NowÕs the time to get great deals on summery goods like outdoor furniture and entertaining pieces
(think large bar carts or seasonal accessories). Vendors
wonÕt want to store them for the fall and winter.
Watch the clock Go early for the best selection; shop late
for the best bargains. You might find something superior
or get a better price closer to the end of the day.
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Philips 7"
Photo Frame ($149;
amazon.com).
Relive the weekend at your desk
DŽjˆ vu just doesnÕt get easier: Simply insert your digital cameraÕs memory
card into the back of the Philips Photo Frame, and the beach barbecue, wedding reception, to-the-death pool volleyball game É happens one more time!
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Invite the
neighbors for
impromptu drinks
Turn your backyard into
an open-air movie palace.
9
Watch
a movie
alfresco
Want to see your favorite stars under the stars? The
Optoma DV11 home projector ($999; circuitcity.com)
works with any flat surface, or pair it with the 8' x 13'
inflatable Gemmy Movie Screen ($200; walmart
.com); the included fan pumps it up in minutes. Better
yet, let national service Fun Flicks do the work for you.
TheyÕll set up and remove a complete outdoor theater
for up to 500 people. $299 to $599; funflicks.com.
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ÒSpontaneity makes a party fun,Ó says event
planner Yifat Oren, whose clients include Mariska
Hargitay and Jason Bateman. E-mail your invite
to about a dozen guests (enough to be festive but
still manageable). Call it for 5 P.M. so people can
make plans for afterward. Set up a self-serve bar
of summery rosŽ (two to try: Solo Rosa 2006, $15,
and Ch‰teau La Coste Coteaux dÕAix-enProvence 2006, $30). Serve easy, refreshing snacks: crunchy cruditŽs on ice with
blue-cheese dip; wedges of Parmesan or pecorino with grapes on a
Ñwritten by Erik
marble serving board (which
Jackson; reported
will keep them cool).
by Matthew Dolan,
David Elrich, Elizabeth
Jenkins, Erika Lenkert,
Mary Kate McGrath