It’s the unofficial start of summer, and if you’re like us, a cookout is a big part of your long weekend plans. There’s no better way to welcome the warmer weather than with a cold drink and something delicious served hot off the grill.
Of course, every seasoned chef knows that manning the grill is hard work. There’s an art to cooking the perfect steak or getting just the right amount of char on vegetables. And it usually means an afternoon spent in front of flames or white-hot charcoal. Until now.
We’re letting you in on our secret for delicious, succulent grilled foods. The key isn’t an old family recipe or the number of times you flip, it’s all about the grill. And there’s no better tool for consistently creating delicious dishes than the SmartGrill by Lynx.
Equipped with state-of-the-art features and the highest quality components, the SmartGrill is a culinary powerhouse. Variable infrared burners, temperature sensors and electro-mechanical valves constantly monitor and regulate the grilling temperature. And it’s incredibly durable, with stainless-steel construction.
Tender scallops? A medium-rare porterhouse? A side of flamed-kissed veggies? This high-tech grill can cook them all. With a database of more than 200 recipes perfected in the Lynx test kitchen, anyone can grill like a pro. And built-in voice control allows you to tell the grill exactly what you want. It’s as easy as ordering from your favorite restaurant.
This Wi-Fi-equipped grill has all the right connections. It can communicate directly with your smartphone or tablet via the SmartGrill by Lynx app. You can select your recipe right from your device, and the grill will connect to an online database to determine the optimal grilling time, technique and placement for your food.
When it’s time to flip or take items off, the grill can send you a notification via the app or a text message. If you’re wrapped up in conversation or a game of bocce ball, it can automatically lower internal temperatures to keep the food warm without overcooking. Plus, it remembers your favorite settings for the next time.
The Lynx SmartGrill was designed to take the guesswork out of grilling. Its cutting-edge features make it easy to create hundreds of delicious dishes. And, it will always keep you updated with real-time notifications so you can get out from behind the flames to spend more time with family and friends.
Shop now and enjoy delicious alfresco meals all summer long.
Welcome to Frontgate’s new Style Notes series, featuring decorating discussions with the industry’s finest designers, artists and makers.
This guest post comes from Betsy Burnham, the principal designer at LA-based Burnham Design.
We all have a friend who makes Bohemian style seem effortless.
She makes worn-out jeans and a gray sweatshirt look like a million bucks just by adding an unexpected accessory – like a wrist full of turquoise bracelets, some printed tennis shoes, or a rope and bead necklace she bought at a street fair. At home, she mixes print pillows and throws on every sofa and serves dinner on mismatched china.
First, anchor your space with something neutral (remember your friend’s jeans and sweatshirt?). Then add a couple of large, bold pieces or patterns. Smaller items with all-over prints make the perfect finishing touches.
Be sure to stay within a clearly defined color palette – with a lot of white or beige in the mix – and vary your prints from large to small. The difference in scale is what makes everything come together.
To update your outdoor space in this style, try the timeless St. Kitt’s Lounge Chair. Clean, modern lines and a wonderful light finish make it the perfect piece on which to build texture. The Nola Chandelier is also a neutral in a classic shape, but with a little more flourish.
A striped market umbrella or bold tribal print rug adds some flash. And ethnic print pillows and patterned pottery plates and bowls really tie it all together.
See? It’s an easy formula, and all it really takes is an interesting assortment of furnishings, a little courage, and a laid-back attitude.
There are more than 625 million people who are blind or vision impaired simply because they don’t have access to adequate eye care and glasses. Now, when you buy a pair of sunglasses, Revo will donate $10 to support those fighting for their sight.
The Buy Vision Give Sight Initiative – a collaboration among Revo, the Brian Holden Vision Institute and U2 frontman Bono – is committed to preventing vision impairment and blindness in more than 5 million children and adults by 2020.
The goal is to create permanent, sustainable eye care services throughout the world. And as a celebrated activist and philanthropist, Bono is raising awareness for this very important issue.
In some developing countries, there may be only one eye care practitioner per one million people. Training local people to provide eye care, exams and glasses is one of the first defenses for preventing vision impairment and eye diseases.
In many under-resourced communities, vision problems go untreated. Training schoolteachers to identify vision problems in students is crucial to detecting and treating eye health issues before they result in irreversible vision loss.
Treatment and Support
Providing quality, affordable treatment is critical to reducing vision impairment and blindness. However, establishing services to provide eye care is only one piece of the puzzle. To ensure sustainability and long-term success, ongoing training and support is required at the local level.
Outfitted with state-of-the-art polarized Serillium™ lenses, Revo shades offer industry-leading performance and style. And $10 of every pair purchased goes directly to the Buy Vision Give Sight initiative to help create sustainable eye care services throughout the world.
Shop the collection to join Revo and Bono in support of those fighting for their vision.
Sometimes, the most meaningful celebrations are the most informal. Take Mother’s Day. Not every mom wants a lot of fanfare. For some, the best way to celebrate is by sleeping in, going for a long run or to yoga, and then coming home to a relaxed meal with family on the patio.
Relaxed doesn’t mean unrefined. Set your outdoor dining table with the same attention you would indoors. Start with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. Then, use beautiful dinnerware. You could even surprise Mom with a few new pieces like a charming pagoda lantern or designful Kavala plates. Complete the look with colorful placemats and linen napkins.
And for the meal itself? It should be special, too. Set out an array of fruits and pastries, and then wow her with delicious (and surprisingly simple) brown butter crepes.
A low-key celebration like this is all that’s needed to make Mother’s Day one she’ll truly appreciate and never forget.
Nothing extends our time outdoors more beautifully than the flicker of firelight. So a tip from us? Stock up on lanterns. Now. And enough so that passersby will notice the happy illumination of your next gathering and yearn for an invitation. Some enchanted evening must be happening there...