Super-sturdy but soft and comfortable, Hedley & Bennett’s 1991 apron pays homage to the early ’90s thanks to its use of acid-washed 10-ounce denim. With two large lap pockets and a small double-compartment chest pocket, there’s plenty of room for notepads and pens for professionals, and whatever home cooks might need to tuck away. The generous 41-inch cotton waist straps make this piece one-size-fits-most, as does the adjustable neck strap.
A Napa Valley standout, Silver Oak‘s eco-focused winemaking and dedication to Cabernet set them apart year after year. The brand’s winemaker, Nate Weis, has created Timeless, celebrating the accomplishments of the brand’s co-founder Ray Duncan, in honor of his 85th birthday. With only 1,700 cases available, this limited edition wine is certain to sell quickly. Sold as a three-bottle set, this wine promises to age well.
Like LARQ’s water bottles, the brand’s new pitcher self-cleans, but this product also provides multi-stage water-purification—a first within a vessel of this kind. Unlike other filtrating pitchers, this one removes bio-contaminants at the molecular level—that means no bacteria, mold or viruses, thanks to the PureVis™ UV-C purification. It also eliminates lead, mercury, chlorine and volatile organic compounds all while retaining beneficial minerals. Available for pre-order on Kickstarter now, the 1.9-liter capacity pitcher will ship with one filter (which can withstand 60 gallons of filtration) or customers can select larger quantities at other purchase levels.
United Sodas of America’s color-coded variety pack features 12 flavors in matching hues. From Extra Peachy to Cherry Pop, Sour Blueberry and Toasted Coconut, every iteration is naturally flavored using proprietary recipes that are low in sugar and calories. Designed by Alex Center of CENTER DESIGN (who have handled branding projects for Kin, Vitamin Water and New Balance), the rainbow-forming pack also looks super-appealing.
An eco-friendly alternative to plastic, EQUO’s Sugarcane straws prove themselves to be robust compared with many other options that disintegrate after becoming soggy. Available in two-packs of 50 straws each, the sweet-smelling (yet flavor-free) straws are made from small-farm-sourced sugarcane harvested through sustainability initiatives in Ben Tre, Vietnam. They are 100% compostable and biodegradable and are chemical- and coating-free. EQUO straws are available now through Crowd Ox, a crowdfunding platform for products that are already in production.
Equally adorable whether displaying flowers, containing your favorite beverage or empty, every DEGEN Face Bud Vase is individually hand-blown by Neal Drobnis. Due to this, each vessel differs in shape, size, color and facial expression—but all promise to be cheerful and a little oddball. Measuring approximately six inches tall, these off-kilter creations are made in Providence, Rhode Island.
The ceramic-coated, four-piece cookware set from Caraway inspires distinct confidence in home cooks. The non-stick surface—which is Teflon-free—proves perfectly slippery when cooking all kinds of dishes, and distributes heat evenly. Safe for all types of stovetops and ovens up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit, they’re entirely void of all toxins, including PFOA, PTFE, PFAs, lead, cadmium and nickel. Each sturdy, substantial product appeals visually thanks to a subtle but glossy finish in navy, sage, gray, cream or the signature “perracotta” (a salmony blend of pink and terra cotta). Including a large Dutch oven, sauce pan, sauté pan and frying pan (the latter two being satisfyingly deep), it’s an ideal starter—or replacement—set, and the kind of equipment that beckons rookies and experienced cooks into the kitchen.
Presenting personal stories from more than 75 of the world’s most celebrated chefs, PHAIDON’s Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient: Chefs and their Music serves up the importance of music as a creative force. Each tale comes complete with a custom playlist and recipe from the chef’s repertoire. From the team behind the 11-year-running podcast—brothers Darin and Greg Bresnitz, as well as co-author (and producer) Khuong Phan—the 320-page flexibound anthology is a glance into the process of culinary masterminds.
Packed with citrus and floral flavors, Ghia comprises riesling white grape juice, yuzu and fig, along with extract of orange peel, elderflower, ginger, rosemary and lemon balm. With no alcohol or added sugars, the apéritif remains tasty and herbaceous—and packs quite a potent punch. Mix it with seltzer water and serve over ice for a simple sipper, or take a look at their website for more involved mocktails.
Produced in Austria by the celebrated sixth-generation glassmakers of Lobmeyr, Diptyque’s cut crystal flower pitcher blossoms with a hand-painted green flower motif designed by Tatiana de Nicolay. The pitcher is part of an exquisite new Diptyque collaboration with interior design destination The Invisible Collection. The entire collection (which also includes a jungle flower motif pitcher and glasses that match both) draws inspiration from a journey along the Mediterranean, from Provence to Puglia. Price is in Euros.
NYC-based mushroom cultivator Smallhold offers at-home grow kits for two varietals: Lion’s Mane and Blue Oyster. The latter is available now, with shipping across the US. A grow kit “block” arrives inside a plastic bag and all you need to do to prep it is cut a small X on both sides of the bag and tightly rubber band the top of the bag shut. There are plenty of specific directions for temperature, light, watering and harvesting, and your mushrooms should be fully grown in as soon as a week.
Refreshing and relaxing, Cool Cat’s Elderflower, Mint and Lime Wine Spritzer blends California Pinot Grigio with a trio of natural ingredients. At 6.9% ABV, each delivers less alcohol than a traditional glass of wine but pairs quite appropriately with trips to the beach or moments by the pool. Each can is only 150 calories and gluten-free. Cool Cat spritzers come in packs of eight 12-ounce cans.
GT’s Living Foods has always been one of our favorite kombucha makers. Their new Golden Pineapple flavor tastes like a burst of summer in a bottle: fresh, bright, energetic and pineapple-y with a touch of sage and lemon. Order a case of 12 from GT’s for $40 or visit Mercato.com for delivery options near you.
Founded by engineer David Dussault, Elemental Beverage Company uses proprietary technology to “snapchill” hot coffee in seconds. This process maintains lighter, fruiter, and acidic notes without dilution or drawn-out freezing and thawing processes. These innovations benefit the brand’s canned collaborations, special blends made with a roaster. Elemental worked with George Howell, a Boston-based coffee company, to produce a snapchilled can of coffee from the Montecarlos farm in El Salvador. Light and refreshing, and almost a polar opposite of the typical dark-roasted cold brews, this release features notes of soft milk chocolate and fresh tangerine. The Montecarlos can is only available in six packs.
Omsom’s starters comprise the sauces, aromatics, and seasonings needed to cook quintessential Southeast Asian dishes like Vietnamese Lemongrass BBQ, Thai Larb, and Filipino Sisig. The Omsom Sampler Trio—a box of six starters; two for each aforementioned dish—comes complete with cooking instructions. Each serves two or three people, meaning the pack provides the base for 12 to 18 meals. Plus, 5% of their June sales go to Color Of Change, a non-profit dedicated to building power in Black communities.
To accompany author Kristin Tice Studeman’s Serving New York: For All The People Who Make NYC Dining Unforgettable e-cookbook, online shop and dining culture advocate inHouse at Home’s 100% cotton canvas apron features one of Jordan Awan’s illustrations from the book. As with the cookbook, 100% of the proceeds go to ROAR (Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants) and Robin Hood’s restaurant relief fund.