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Postcard from Napa

Cooks, oenophiles, gardeners, and entertainers rejoice! This week, AIR MAIL shares its favorite items inspired by the good life in wine country. So grab a bottle of a better Pinot Noir, turn up the Charlie Parker, and picture yourself living full-on in a Nancy Meyers dreamscape


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Keep Calm and Carry On

As thrilled as many of us are to return to air travel, the prospect of packing still induces a little stress and requires more than a touch of forethought. But here’s an invitation to sit back and relax: we have you covered with a perfect plane-ready checklist—from an e-book and a lightweight blanket to optimal in-flight footwear


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Float Couture

It’s that time of the year when, for many of us in the Northern Hemisphere, there’s no better place to be than near a body of water. Whether seaside, dockside, poolside, or even inside, you will want to dive headlong into the midsummer season with these tastefully refreshing finds


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The Eternal Academic

School may be out for the summer, but for many of us, the classic collegiate vibe never gets tired. It’s easy to cheer on this week’s lineup—with items for the desk, wardrobe, and field—which celebrates university style without any of the pre-exam stress


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Postcard from Paris

Dreaming of a French sojourn? You’re not alone. We invite you to revel in our favorite Gallic finds, from clothing and books to vintage champagne buckets. So prepare to master the marchés and musées, rove the rues, conquer the cafés—or at least feel very much like you could


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Lonesome Glove

Go west … and look the part! Whether you are planning to explore the open range or are more of a stay-at-home Sergio Leone devotee, this week AIR MAIL features a collection of clothing, gear, and gifts that embodies your frontier spirit


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Anchors Aweigh

Feeling landlocked? Don’t fret: before long, it’ll be peak season on the high seas. Prepare to set sail in style, thanks to these nautical selects—from maritime-minded outerwear and travel gear to regatta-ready accessories


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The New Roaring Twenties

In a nod to the champagne-tinted lives of Gatsby-era merry-makers, AIR MAIL debuts a collection of the best in luxury that makes sense for today. From heavenly barware to showstopping party ensembles—this is one lineup that’s worth waiting a century for


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The Alfresco Entertainer

Few things are more enchanting than a warm evening spent outside, wrapped in the glow of delicate lighting, the laughter of loved ones, and the aroma of a growing garden. So if a summery fête is in your plans anytime soon, these favorites for outdoor entertaining should help set the scene


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The Ace of Clubs

As spring eases into summer, social sports—ones where showing up is what counts most—become a way of life, often running from afternoon into evening. In anticipation of that, here are AIR MAIL’s favorite seasonal selections so that you are ready to grab your nine iron, swimsuit, and racket—or at least a refreshing Southside


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The Wheel Deal

Even if you’re not geared up to hit the pedal with Le Mans–level torque, it’s tough to argue with the notion of a satisfying pleasure drive. So for those who love the open road—or even just the trappings that it inspires—AIR MAIL presents these favorites to accompany life in the fast lane


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Wilderness Wanderlust

Ready to channel your inner Thoreau? Or, at a minimum, you may be eager to while away a few afternoons in the park. AIR MAIL is delighted to provide this selection of clothing, gear, and gadgets engineered for connecting with the great outdoors


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The Acquisitive Bookworm

While AIR MAIL enjoys little more than introducing our favorite new titles, in this issue we highlight everything else—well, and a few standout books, too—that we love for your library, nightstand, or reading nook


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Olympic Mettle

For some, accessorizing and exercising are a combined pursuit—and we’re certainly not here to judge. So if you want to tackle fitness goals and set new ones—or at least look the part—consider this winning lineup of sporty attire and gear


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The Audiophile at Full Volume

While many of us have longed for the singular rush of a live concert over the past year, more intimate musical moments have had to suffice—and then some. With those at-home performances in mind, AIR MAIL unveils a sonically focused collection—from a showstopping piano to Red Rocks–ready looks—which, we hope, is pitch-perfect


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Rested Development

Few things are as valuable as a good night’s sleep. So why not invest accordingly? Indulge in these somnolent finds—ranging from refined bedding and R.E.M.-tracking tech to nightwear and slippers worth dreaming about


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The Consummate Gardener

As we mark the official, long-awaited start of spring, AIR MAIL unearths a crop of favorites for both the fair-weather botanist and the bona-fide green thumb. From sun-friendly apparel to the perfect hammock for the shade, these items will carry you comfortably into the new season


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The Arch Anglophile

Depending on the day, do you channel a bit of Bertie Wooster or a pinch of Patsy Stone? It’s only natural, after all. Consider this a welcome invitation to celebrate your inner Brit—real or imagined—with a selection of favorites from the U.K.


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The Pottering Perfectionist

For those who love little more than tinkering around the house on weekends, we spotlight our favorite items that you don’t likely already have in your garage, mudroom, or garden shed. Following your Saturday-morning AIR MAIL delivery, you’ll be squared away for a blissful day of domestic activity


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L.A. Quintessential

Sourced from and inspired by this singular city, these items celebrate Los Angeles’s inimitable style and old-school cool. From bungalow to beach, Silver Lake to Santa Monica, you’ll be ready for your close-up


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The Sustainable Tastemaker

Whether crafted from recycled materials or engineered to last lifetimes, this week’s delivery of sustainable products also manages to be stylish. Herewith, an environmentally sensitive collection that’s more good stock than Woodstock


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Equatorial Dispatch

Whether or not a beach vacation is in the cards this season, these warm-weather finds will place you squarely in a sunny mindset. And with items for the entire family, everyone will be well equipped when the time finally comes for tropical travel


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Sovereign of Style

If indeed “fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life,” as Bill Cunningham once said, then perhaps there has never been a better time to add to our wardrobes. With that in mind, Air Mail offers this mix of standout items—a selection that may skew new, but which is rooted in timeless appeal


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The Stovetop Savant

Cooks of every stripe and the gourmands who love them will delight in these tasteful treasures for the kitchen and dining table. Whether baking, braising, or simply re-plating takeout, this lineup will help you do it with style and aplomb


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