Records & Cocktails: Drinks to Ease You Out of Summer

In this edition of Records & Cocktails, we’re sharing recipes to help ease you through the seasonal transition. Whether the leaves are already falling or the dog days are still sticking around, these cocktail recipes will complement whatever you are doing this Fall.

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House Plants: The Plants You Want, Where To Find Them, And How To Keep Them Alive

Plants make your space lived in and fun, but many beginners find them intimidating. They don’t need to be! Select plants that fit your space and care for them appropriately, and your living room will be green and fresh without the stress. We sat down with the good folks at Little Leaf, DC’s finest plant boutique to give you the hows and whys of plant shopping, care, and enjoyment.

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What's The Best Way To Store My Records? Here's How The Options Stack Up

When it comes to how to store and display your vinyl, there are plenty of options. When deciding what’s best for you, there’s plenty to think about. How many records do I have? How many will I have? How much space to I have to work with? What’s my budget? Is design and look important, or is it all utility? We’ve taken six of the popular categories of record storage and evaluated them based on six key criteria. How do stackable cubes compare to tabletop racks? Wall-mounted shelves versus consoles? How do you decide what’s right for you?

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You never knew you liked Jazz... until you did

Jazz can seem intimidating, but it shouldn’t be. There are types of Jazz for almost every taste, from uptempo Swing, to sad ballads, to funky, out-there stuff. Jazz was America’s favorite dance music for decades, after all. Jazz is also a vinyl collectors dream. It sounds great on wax, and nearly every record store has a stuffed selection at every price point. This guide will give you an idea of where to start and how to build your collection.

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How to Build the Right Vintage Stereo System for Your Vinyl

Looking to get a vintage record player and stereo system? It can be tricky. In this second installment on getting the right turntable system for you, we talk vintage. We break down where to look for hifi equipment, provide resources to help figure out if the stuff is right for you / any good, and share some tactics to help make sure you don’t end up with faulty or broken stuff. Result? You end up with a beautiful, great sounding turntable and stereo.

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Getting into Vinyl? Where to Start with Your Turntable Setup

Looking to set up or upgrade your turntable and stereo situation? Here we breakdown the different components, the general option categories, and the basic pros and cons to each. Vintage? Modern? Large? Small? So many options and so few wrong answers. This is the first of several installments walking through the what and how of setting up your system.

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Records & Cocktails: How to Stock a Great Home Bar

For the Deep Cut team, it is hard to beat a good cocktail and a spinning record. This is a simple guide on how to do the most with the least with your in-home bar. From essential spirits to useful accessories to simple setups, a home bar should look great and allow for delicious drinks and fun experimentation without having to stock every obscure liqueur and spirit in the known universe. Simple, fun, attractive - that’s it, that’s all.

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"Cube Shelves?" Why We Like Clean Lines and Rich Materials

The basic tenants of Scandanavian design and minimalism are that design should be unostentatious and functional. It should avoid “preciousness” and focus on being useful in everyday life. So instead of detailed ornamentation, minimalist designs are spare. These came to be for a reason.

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