We’re officially in the swing of summer, which means enjoying the sunshine, readying for fireworks and planning more backyard BBQ celebrations. Check out a few inspiring stories as well as insider tips and lifestyle content curated just for you. Enjoy!
Real Estate in the News
Investors reward Lemonade with $3.8B valuation
Venture-backed insurance seller Lemonade got a sweet reception from investors on the day of its initial public offering. Listed on the technology-heavy Nasdaq index, the company (LMND) ended the day with its shares trading at $69.38, more than double its amended target price of $29. Read the article here.
Not ready to dine out? The team behind The Nice Guy and Bootsy Bellows just launched new delivery-only restaurants.
Chic settings and too-cool clientele are hallmarks of h.wood Group’s concepts, a collection of a dozen trendy restaurants, clubs and bars such as Poppy, The Nice Guy and Bootsy Bellows. You can’t head to most of the hospitality group’s L.A. spots as of now—especially considering that indoor dining rooms need to close for the next few weeks—but h.wood just made some of its restaurants the most accessible they’ve ever been, launching delivery-only offshoots from some of its most popular spots. Learn more here.
Gorgeous New Modern Mexican Restaurant Comes to Beverly Hills
Though dining rooms were abruptly shuttered for the next three weeks in LA County by order of Gov. Gavin Newsom, a modern Mexican restaurant called Mírame in Beverly Hills is pressing toward a July 6 opening. Joshua Gil, formerly of Tacos Punta Cabras in Santa Monica and Joe’s restaurant in Venice, is partnering with Matthew Egan to open the Matt Winter (of M Winter Design)-designed space along Canon Drive in the former Gratitude space. The rustic, seasonal menu draws from regional Mexican flavors in tostadas, tacos, and ceviches (between $15 to $20) while grilled meats like Colorado lamb belly barbacoa ($33) and a 32 ounce Wagyu cote de boeuf (for a decent price of $125) rule the entree section. Learn more here.
Tips & Tricks
13 Must-Dos to Keep Your Houseplants Thriving During the Summer
Fact: we often focus our attention on the plants and flowers in our yards during the warmer months, yet summer can be the most challenging time of the year for indoor plants. Here’s what you can do to keep yours growing and thriving.
20 Design Ideas That Will Instantly Elevate Your Basement Bar
As much as we miss being able to pop into our local pub and purchase an overpriced drink, the ritual of going out for cocktails has actually never been completely foolproof. From the cover charge to the lines and limited seating, the truth is, your favorite drink tastes much better in the comfort of your own home. Instead, we suggest creating the ambiance of your neighborhood watering hole (minus the spilled drinks) with your very own, fully-stocked basement bar. Learn more here.