A beach lover’s heaven, Key West is one of the most enchanting of the 1,700 islands that make up the Florida Keys. It’s also the southernmost city in the continental US. The beaches in Key West are ideal for swimming and snorkeling, and fishing is allowed off the piers at most beaches. Enjoy these activities at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, Florida’s southernmost state park -- and one of its most beautiful spots -- that’s home to wide stretches of sand and tranquil waters. We recommend renting a 2-person, glass-bottom kayak if you’re looking for a fun but romantic escape.
If you don’t have room for a 50- to 100-foot tree, check out Hot Wings maple. It’s a type of tartarian maple (Acer tartaricum ‘GarAnn’) discovered and developed in Colorado, which means it tolerates dry, alkaline conditions. Trees open typical small, yellow maple flowers in spring after leaves appear. Flowers fade to form bright red seeds (helicopters) in summer, which contrast brilliantly with the green leaves. Fall color features shades of orange-red and yellow. This is more of a spreading maple that can be grown as a shrub or small tree. Expect trees to grow 20 to 25 feet tall and 18 to 20 feet wide in ideal conditions. At higher elevations, Hot Wings grows 15 to 18 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 3-10.
Begonias as a group, including ‘Dragon Wing’ types, unfurl leaves and flowers that are thicker, offering a bite that Japanese beetles don’t savor. Use ‘Dragon Wing’ begonias in containers or planting beds in part shade to full sun settings.
Set atop a quintessential Upper West Side landmark, this newly constructed full-floor duplex showcases an expansive wraparound terrace with plenty of outdoor seating for hosting cocktails and dinner parties.
Atlanta's West End neighborhood is one of the city's most exciting with the New York Times singing the praises of local Instagram cult burger spot Slutty Vegan and more and more dining and distillery options popping up on the newest strip of Atlanta's favorite pedestrian path, the Westside BeltLine.
Picnics aren't just for parks and other pastoral settings. Just because you live in an apartment doesn't mean you can't host a high-end picnic on a balcony or terrace. Take advantage of the light and green surroundings and echo those features in your tablescape. Here trend expert Nancy Fire sets the scene for a Cast Shadows-themed urban picnic at her home in New York City.
This nursery wing adjoining the master bedroom creates the perfect place for your newest addition! The lines in the yellow and white wallpaper make the room feel bigger and the ceilings higher while keeping the vibe soft and relaxing.