All posts tagged: HOLIDAYS

perfect books to read for president’s day this year

So many books, so little time! Reading can be one of life’s sweetest luxuries. But how to quickly find the next great volume to dive into? To lend a hand, we’re sharing our Dandelion Chandelier Recommended Reads: books that we’ve personally read and loved – some brand new, and some published long ago. Selected to suit the season, we think they deserve a place on your nightstand. Or your e-reader. In your backpack. Or your carry-on bag. You get the idea. Previously, we’ve shared suggestions for what to read on Veterans’s Day, MLK Jr. Day, and Valentine’s Day. In this edition, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum shares her picks for the perfect books to read on President’s Day this year.

fresh fun new ways to give flowers for valentine’s day

A gift of flowers is de rigueur for Valentine’s Day. And a red rose is traditionally the go-to bloom. Why give red roses on Valentine’s Day? Well, no sweetheart would be disappointed with a dozen long-stemmed red roses. It’s a very safe choice. But what if you want to do something new? Something bold, different, creative and more personal? We asked our expert ace floral artist Miko Akasaka for help. And she’s given us some fresh fun new ways to give flowers for Valentine’s Day this year. There are, in fact, beautiful and romantic alternatives to roses!

the best luxury gifts for Chinese New Year this year

The Year of the Pig is almost upon us! Have you gotten your shopping done for Chinese New Year (CNY) yet? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy is sharing how to give a great Chinese New Year gift to friends and professional associates. And she’s rounded up some of the best luxury gifts for Chinese New Year this year for everyone on your list.