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With endless picnics, pool parties, and blissful weekends away, there's always a good reason to stock up on presents for your fave foodie friends. And while a good bottle of white wine or a box of cookies-from-scratch are perfectly acceptable, why not nourish your food-obsessed pals with something a little less predictable, like, say, an elegant set of Champagne flutes or the best at-home herb garden that takes eating locally to the next level. Here, we've rounded up the sweetest and most thoughtful epicurean gifts to score you some extra karma points big-time.
For many, incense evokes college
dorm rooms and hippie shops that smell more like car air freshener than exotic spices.
But, lately, that stigma is lifting, as fragrance artisans and boutique
brands offer new variations that leave Nag Champa up in smoke. Historically, incense was used to communicate with the
Between the two of them, Brooke Baxter Bailey and her
husband, Jeff Bailey, have founded an underground performance-art space, a live-music venue, a piano bar, and a coffee-and-tacos shop —all in Williamsburg.
Their latest venture, however, has taken them Upstate: The couple have opened the Glass Mountain Inn, part read