Buy Curious: Dining In

Get cooking with these conversation starters

Courtesy of Jonathan Adler

Stelton Vacuum Jug ($75) Keep your favorite drink hot or cold in this ultramodern insulated pitcher available in several eye-catching colors, including saffron. It’s perfect for a little off-season outdoor soiree. Horne, Philadelphia.

Gemma Orkin Floral Serving Bowls ($19 each) These scalloped serving bowls are ideal for dressing up salads, soups or sweets. Mix up the tabletop look by collecting all four designs created by Cape Town artist Gemma Orkin. West Elm, Philadelphia.

Buenos Aires Placemat ($18) The bright geometric pattern adds a bold backdrop to any dinner, even if you’e serving takeout – again. Jonathan Adler, Philadelphia.

Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Beer-Making Kit ($40) Brew your own Everyday IPA. This apartment-friendly kit guides even the biggest beer novice through the step-by-step brewing process – hops and all. It was created by two Brooklynites with a taste for the artisanal. Williams-Sonoma, Philadelphia.

De’Longhi KMIX Espresso Maker ($375) Savor the taste of fresh-brewed Italian coffee at home with this chic, colorful little machine, available in eight eye-catching finishes. Bloomingdale’s, the Court at King of Prussia.

White Pillar Candlesticks ($40) Turn down the lights for something a little more romantic. These lightweight candlesticks are inspired by turned-wood design, but with a fresh white finish. Busybee, Philadelphia.