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Skye McAlpine on the Art of Simple, Sophisticated Entertaining You Can Do Any Day of the Week

Photo credit: Bloomsbury Press
Photo credit: Bloomsbury Press

From Veranda

For recipe developer, columnist, and hostess extraordinaire Skye McAlpine, home isn’t so much a distinct place as a feeling, and one that is strongest when she gathers the people she loves most around a table with a brilliantly understated meal. As someone who splits her time between London and Venice, she finds entertaining to be the best way to settle back into either home and make it feel like hers again, though she hesitates to use that specific word to describe it.

“Entertaining is short-hand for having friends over,” McAlpine says. “I just don’t like the word because it has all these connotations and pretentions and obligations, like you need to put on a show for your friends when you just want to enjoy being in their company.” And now that the home still feels like the safest place to gather for the

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67 Best Memorial Day Weekend Sales 2020

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You’ve had a lot of hours to stare at your home’s interior over the past couple months. Too many. For the better, you might’ve noticed that hanging vinyls on the wall really made the living room feel lived-in, and that wearing cool loungewear really brightened your mood while working-from-home. For the worse, you might now see that your couch is tattered, your mattress is worn down to the coils, and your coffee maker is actually a POS. And the clothes you’ve been sitting in to stare are likely collecting their fair share of stains, too. So, in lieu of descending on friends’ backyards with cases of beer this Memorial Day weekend, you might as well online shop. What the hell else do you have to do?

The following is a running list of sales on stuff that’ll make your home and closet all that much better—bedding and furniture, clothes and

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75+ Best Memorial Day Sales 2020

Memorial Day weekend will certainly look a lot different this year. While there won’t be any beach getaways filled with frosé and sunsets, take pride in knowing that you’re literally saving lives by maintaining social distancing orders and wearing a mask when you need a break from being cooped up indoors. The one thing, however, that hasn’t changed are the amazing deals from your favorite fashion, beauty, and home brands. Throughout the weekend, allow yourself some much-needed retail therapy thanks to these top Memorial Day sales, below.

Fashion & Accessories

DL1961

Date: May 21-25

Discount: 20 percent off orders up to $200; 30 percent off of orders up to $300. No promo code needed.


Nordstrom

Date: May 20-25

Discount: Up to 60 percent off styles across departments

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Kendra Scott

Date: May 20-25; May 25

Discount: 20 percent off everything (including

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