Backyard Barbecue Essentials


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Grilling season is upon us! As summer approaches and vacations begin, so does the peak time for entertaining outside.

 

Whether you’re enjoying a casual get together with family or an extraordinary backyard soiree, here are a few must-haves for hosting an amazing barbecue.

 

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Portside Expandable Dining Table + Chair Set | $2,673

 

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Caliber Thermashell Charcoal Grill | $2,475

 

3_room and board umbrella

Pacifica Square Patio Umbrella | $2,399

 

4_RH bocce

MVP Leather Bocce Ball Set | $415

 

5_yeti cooler

Yeti Tank 85 | $249.99

 

6_frontgate lanterns

Solano Lanterns | $229 to $329

 

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Bleecker Bar Drink Dispenser | $149

 

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Brass Tiki Torch | $49.95

 

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Mr. Bar-B-Q 18-Piece Grilling Set | $49.66

 

10_amazon eco ware

Eco-Friendly Compostable Palm Leaf and Wood Dinnerware Set | $47.99

 

11_crate and barrel lights

Vintage Edison Bulb Outdoor String Lights | $44.95

 

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Cast-Iron Garlic Roaster | $24.95

Get Ready for Summer with Draper James


Did someone say pool party? Yes. Everyone staring at a screen is daydreaming of relief from the scorching summer ahead. Oh, and also, Reese Witherspoon.

 

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The Hollywood starlet, known for her sweet style and Southern charm, teamed up with Crate & Barrel to co-design a dreamy new signature collection, which launched in stores and online today.

 

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1. Check Acrylic Drink Dispenser with Stand  2. Blue and White Check Beach Towel  3. Embroidered Check Dish Towels  4. Magnolia Navy Beach Towel  5. Striped Beach Hat  6. Cheers Y’all Acrylic Wine Glasses  7. Magnolia Blue Melamine Serving Tray with Handles  8. Tote Bags

 

The first full collection designed by Reese’s lifestyle brand Draper James features a nautical-inspired palette sprinkled with magnolias and gingham prints, sure to delight.

 

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1. Abaca Woven Placemat with Blue Border  2. Magnolia Blue Melamine Serving Bowl  3. Gimme Some Sugar Cake Pedestal   4. Blue and White Striped 5-Piece Flatware Place Setting  5. Striped Oval Melamine Platter  6. Embroidered Check Napkins  7. Magnolia White 90” Table Runner  8. Magnolia Blue Melamine Dinnerware

 

From dainty napkins and table runners to darling dishware, this outdoor-friendly collection is perfect for poolside entertaining, picnics by the lake or porch-swinging afternoons.

 

Stock your home with this charming collection in time for stylish summer entertaining. Shop our favorites at Draper James in Highland Park Village, at one of three D-FW Crate & Barrel locations or online anytime.

 

You’ll be toasting, “Cheers, y’all!” before you know it.

How to Upgrade Your Home Coffee Game


Espresso coffee overhead with spout and coffee beans on a wooden table

With so many homes today offering beautiful butler’s pantries, breakfast bars, and more, we’re feeling inspired to become better baristas. Upgrading your morning cup of joe is easy — let these products be your guide.

Nespresso VertuoLine Bundle – $249.99
This state-of-the-art machine produces rich coffee and espresso with the convenience of pre-packaged capsules. Simply insert the capsule and close the lever, and freshly-brewed coffee is at your fingertips. If you also want the option of creating lattes and cappuccinos, you can purchase the machine bundle, which includes an Aerocinno milk frother capable of creating luxurious hot or cold milk foam with the push of a button.

Additional perk:
Nespresso has a membership club with coffee specialists available to answer questions seven days a week. Order products online, through the smartphone app, or in Nespresso boutiques near you. You can even schedule delivery of your favorite pods on a regular or as-needed basis.

Torani Coffee Syrup Variety Pack - Vanilla, Caramel, Hazelnut, 3-Count, 25.4-Ounce Bottles

Torani Syrup Variety Pack – $28.93
Flavor your coffee like the pros with this Torani syrup variety pack. Add a splash to your coffees, lattes, or even hot chocolate for a burst of flavor. If you like to experiment, try out flavors like coconut, raspberry, or peppermint. Each bottle is 25.4 ounces, so feel free to be generous.

 

Clear Glass Bistro Mug – $14.95
Make your home into a hip bistro with these handmade glass mugs. The double-walled, insulating design includes industrial-strength borosilicate glass and will keep your beverage hot or cold without burning your hand.

French Press – $30 (12-oz), $40 (34-oz), $50 (51-oz)
The signature dome-topped French press coffee maker offers plunger-style brewing for rich, full-bodied coffee. Tested by the American Culinary Institute, this classic and simple design is outfitted with a patented safety lid.

Cold Brew Coffee Maker – $79.99
Ultra-trendy cold brew coffee is now attainable at home with this KitchenAid cold brew coffee maker. This sleek, stainless-steel brewer makes up to 28 ounces of coffee concentrate that stays fresh in your refrigerator for up to two weeks. Simply mix the coffee concentrate with water, milk, or ice, and enjoy the smooth, full-bodied flavor. The small size is perfect for any refrigerator and even includes a stainless-steel tap for easy dispensing.

Chemex 6-Cup Classic Series Glass Coffee Maker

 

Chemex 6-Cup Classic Series Glass Coffee Maker – $38.15
These widely-celebrated coffeemakers offer a sleek look and a chemically correct method for brewing with no moving parts. The hourglass-shaped glass flask does not absorb odors or chemical residues, and will last a lifetime unless dropped or demolished. They come in a variety of sizes and also have options with handles. Be sure to purchase Chemex filters to use with the device.

81OJ6qwKxyL._SL1500_Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder – $17.12
Grinding your own beans can amplify the aromas and flavors in your coffee. This powerful KRUPS grinder only takes a few seconds to grind up to 3 ounces of beans into a coarse or fine texture. Simply add the beans, close the lid, and press the button. Your drink will taste better than if brewed from pre-ground coffee. This versatile grinder can also be used for spices, nuts, and herbs!

Room Re-do: Colorful Outdoor Oasis


 

An outdoor room is the perfect place to spend summers grilling out with friends or having your morning coffee. If we could have an outdoor room we imagine it might look something like the space at 6967 Seabreeze Drive in Grand Prairie. It’s colorful, well designed, and looks like the perfect place to lay back and day dream. If you’re a fan too, check out the links below to recreate this look at your home.

Room Re-do: Colorful Outdoor Oasis1. Chair  2. Lanterns  3. Multicolor pillow  4. Striped pillow  5. Ottoman  6. Side Table  7. Planter  8. Yellow Pillow  9. Coffee Table  10. Rug  11. Sofa