Canceling a vacation is like canceling Christmas—the disappointment is immeasurable for adults and kids alike. We get it, it hurts. But that doesn’t mean summer has to be all doom and gloom, because there are real solutions to help you deal, while having a good bit of fun. Your vacation will happen eventually, but for now, read on for inspiration on creating a new avenue for entertainment this season.
Be an At-Home Foodie
A nutty Parmesan, handmade pasta, salty cured meats—sounding a bit like Italy? Or even your favorite eatery in New York? Ordering food online can allow you to at least taste the region, even though being there to see the sites would have been ideal. Bella Italia has both a Europe and US online store sending off antipasti, sliced and spiced salami, and robust coffees to round out the meal. Sweets like wildberry panzerotti are well worth tossing in the order.
Give Your Bed a Luxury Makeover
Frette has been designing luxe sheets and covers since the 1800s. Yes, the 1800s! And if you’ve wondered why a night at the Ritz is so deeply restful, the sheets may be partly credited, as the brand often adorns the beds of the hotel chain. A new set of silky sheets, a perfectly weighted bedspread and snuggly accent throws can revamp not only your bedroom look, but overall sleep quality. Get that vacay kind of rest, but prepare for sticker shock.