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Vietnamese Iced Coffee Is the Drink of Summer—and Beyond

Vietnamese iced coffee (cà phê sữa đá) is everything you’d want in a summer drink. Made with strong coffee and sweetened condensed milk served over ice, it’s roasty, fortifying, creamy, refreshing, and unforgettable. While it’s everywhere in its home...

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16 minutes

Portland’s Takibi Combines All Our Favorite Things: Camping, Food, and Cocktails

We’re professed fans of Japanese outdoor brand Snow Peak. With minimalist aesthetics and a subdued color palette, the brand’s collection of apparel, cooking equipment, tents, and other outdoor gear is both elegantly technical and just darned good-loo...

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4 minutes

Inside Andrew Bird and Katherine Tsina’s Low-Maintenance, Mediterranean-Inspired Garden

When Andrew Bird and Katherine Tsina moved into their home in Los Angeles, a vaguely Craftsman 1920s house typical of the mashup architecture of the era, the backyard was, as Bird puts it, “a bit confused.” Having gone through many iterations over th...

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7 minutes

Malibu Hotel Blends Country and Coastal for Lazy, Relaxing Summer Days

The last time Emma Goodwin was at the apiary, a swarm of bees flew up the sleeves of her shirt and stung her up and down the arms. “The pain was unbearable,” the co-owner of Malibu’s Surfrider Hotel remembers. She kept two bowls of ice water at the f...

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36 minutes