Forget Europe. We’ve got what you need to turn your “staycation” into a five-star getaway.
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Wish you were here
So you’re not sipping Chianti in Italyyou can still drop friends a line! Skip the text message, and use these Kate Spade "Hello Sunshine" Note Cards ($25 for 10. You’ll really feel removed from your routine.
Skip the glass and opt for the Pier 1 Firenze Pitcher and Glasses (pitcher, $20; glasses, $5 each). These festive pieces are made of unbreakable acrylic but look just like the real thing.
Sangria made healthy
This antioxidant-packed sangria is one pleasure you don’t have to feel guilty about. So sip away.
You need: 1 cup chilled pomegranate juice, 1 bottle chilled Rioja or Beaujolais red wine, 1 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup frozen seedless red grapes, 1 thinly sliced orange, 1 thinly sliced lime, 1 cup chilled seltzer or club soda.
Combine first 6 ingredients in a large pitcher. Let chill for 1 hour in refrigerator. Stir in seltzer, and pour sangria into ice-filled glasses. Makes 8 servings.