Flutes – Clay Wood Winds http://clay-wood-winds.com/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://clay-wood-winds.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-6-120x120.png Flutes – Clay Wood Winds http://clay-wood-winds.com/ 32 32 Monolith Soft Made custom flutes to create the “unique sound” of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 https://clay-wood-winds.com/monolith-soft-made-custom-flutes-to-create-the-unique-sound-of-xenoblade-chronicles-3/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://clay-wood-winds.com/monolith-soft-made-custom-flutes-to-create-the-unique-sound-of-xenoblade-chronicles-3/ Image: Nintendo / Monolith Soft The music of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has deservedly attracted a lot of attention since the game was announced. With a team led by legendary JRPG composer Yasunori Mitsuda (of Chrono Trigger, Xenogears and Chrono Cross), and made up of Xenolame ACE series veterans Kenji Hiramatsu and Manami Kiyota, there’s no […]]]>
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The music of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has deservedly attracted a lot of attention since the game was announced. With a team led by legendary JRPG composer Yasunori Mitsuda (of Chrono Trigger, Xenogears and Chrono Cross), and made up of Xenolame ACE series veterans Kenji Hiramatsu and Manami Kiyota, there’s no doubt the music will be quality. And basically every trailer confirmed that.

One of the most striking tunes we’ve heard is the game’s main theme – A sent life. Led by a beautiful Celtic-sounding flute and evoking powerful emotions, it stunned us from the very first trailer it was used in. It’s haunting, and despite survey a bit Celtic (a bit of a signature sound for Mitsuda), there’s something very unique about it. And it turns out it’s all down to custom-made flutes.

In an “Ask The Developer” interview posted on Nintendo’s website, Monolith Soft director and producer – Koh Kojima – revealed that it was Mitsuda’s idea to create a unique flute so that the game’s signature sound be distinctive.

“Before Mitsuda-san started writing the music, he said, ‘Let’s make flutes.’ I wondered why we should make them, but Mitsuda-san said, “By making the flutes from scratch, you can create a sound that has never been heard before. Since we had told Mitsuda-san in advance that Takahashi-san wanted to weave the two melodies of Noah and Mio into a single piece of music, Mitsuda-san seemed to have thought that creating the flutes from scratch would allow him to freely choose a range and to express themselves more easily. Above all, he told me that the fact that the same flutes used in the game exist in real life would be compelling and unique. It sounded interesting, so I decided to give it a try.”

So, of course, Monolith Soft has created two unique flutes just for this piece of music. And they might look a little familiar if you’ve been keeping an eye on your Xenoblade Chronicles 3 trailers, tweets and promotional material:

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These two flutes are based on the flutes that Noah and Mio play in the game. Not only is the flute a key instrument for the game’s music, but it’s also an important narrative device. Played by an Off-Seer, this person uses the flute to send the dead away with a beautiful, ethereal song. So there was no other way – this main theme, the one that plays when Noah is first seen playing the flute in the trailer, had be played with the same instrument by the musicians. Well done, Sweet Monolith.

It’s no surprise that so much effort has gone into the music – and in our review of the game, we called the game’s sound “sensational”:

The two flutes also sound totally different from each other. Genki Yokota from Nintendo Entertainment’s Planning and Production Department shared that the two flutes were specially designed to be different from each other:

“…the music is made up of two distinct melodies, one by Noah and the other by Mio. Noah’s melody is played by a larger flute with a slightly lower pitch, while Mio’s melody is played by a smaller flute with a slightly higher pitch.”

But that’s all just a theme for now, right? Yokota revealed that there are 140 tracks in the game – one hundred and forty. And creative director Tetsuya Takahashi felt that wasn’t quite enough! Phew.

You can read the full Xenoblade Chronicles 3 music interview here, where Koh Kojima also discusses the struggles of designing the game’s character cast.

Are you looking forward to discovering the music of Xenoblade Chronicles 3? Sound off in the comments!

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The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 team designed real flutes for the soundtrack https://clay-wood-winds.com/the-xenoblade-chronicles-3-team-designed-real-flutes-for-the-soundtrack/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 19:30:18 +0000 https://clay-wood-winds.com/the-xenoblade-chronicles-3-team-designed-real-flutes-for-the-soundtrack/ Create a whole new sound for Xenolame Xenoblade Chronicles 3 arrives this Friday, with a big new world to explore backed by music from Yasunori Mitsuda and company. And in a new developer interview, the team details how they created the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 soundtrack using brand new flutes. Protagonists Noah and Mio each carry […]]]>

Create a whole new sound for Xenolame

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 arrives this Friday, with a big new world to explore backed by music from Yasunori Mitsuda and company. And in a new developer interview, the team details how they created the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 soundtrack using brand new flutes.

Protagonists Noah and Mio each carry a flute and play them at different points in the game. These are, according to a new Ask the Developer interview with the Xenolame team, based on actual shinobue flutes; a Japanese musical instrument made by drilling holes in shinotake bamboo.

Mitsuda, who has composed music for games like the trigger of a stopwatch, Xenogearsand Xenoblade Chronicles 2suggested the flute to the team. Xenolame Creator Tetsuya Takahashi says that after listening to the sound of the instrument, he thought it would be a good choice and would incorporate a “distinctive Japanese taste”.

At this point we have the flutes locked. Excellent. I haven’t played the game myself yet, but our reviewer Chris Carter tells me they’re used in the game for some pretty dark moments.

Only, to bring these dark moments together, the team did not just add flutes. No they made flutes.

If you build it

Director Koh Kojima remembers Mitsuda telling him, “Let’s make flutes.” At first, Kojima wondered why the team would make the flutes. But Mitsuda said that by “making the flutes from scratch, you can create a sound that has never been heard before”.

The plan was for two melodies, Noah and Mio, to eventually blend into each other as one piece. And Kojima says Mitsuda thought creating the flutes from scratch would allow him free control of scale and expression.

The Monolith Soft team designed them with the intention of actually using them. Then they sent the designs to a shinobue flutist craftsman to make them. And they were decorated by a Japanese urushi lacquer craftsman.

In the end, two flutes were made and then used to record the music of Xenoblade Chronicles 3. So this is the story of how an RPG studio made two actual flutes for its soundtrack.

It’s not like Monolith Soft is a stranger to real life models. As chronicled in Iwata Asks, Takahashi worked with Yasoyuki Honne to create a true 3D model of the world for the original. Xenoblade Chronicles ground.

Kudos to Monolith Soft for always finding wild ways to step up their RPGs. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 releases this Friday, July 29 on Nintendo Switch.

[Images via Nintendo’s Ask a Developer interview.]

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Monolith Soft made custom flutes to create Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s Off-Seer music https://clay-wood-winds.com/monolith-soft-made-custom-flutes-to-create-xenoblade-chronicles-3s-off-seer-music/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 19:15:00 +0000 https://clay-wood-winds.com/monolith-soft-made-custom-flutes-to-create-xenoblade-chronicles-3s-off-seer-music/ The developers of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 wanted to create a unique sound that had never been heard before for the game’s flute music. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is an absolutely massive and deep JRPG full of great story beats, great characters, highly customizable combat, and great music. On that last note, Monolith Soft has gone out […]]]>

The developers of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 wanted to create a unique sound that had never been heard before for the game’s flute music.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is an absolutely massive and deep JRPG full of great story beats, great characters, highly customizable combat, and great music. On that last note, Monolith Soft has gone out of its way to add to the soundtrack of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 in new and exciting ways. In a series already well known for its impeccable soundtracks, Monolith Soft actually created custom instruments to create unique sounds for this game.

Nintendo shared details of how far Monolith Soft has come with the music of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 in a recent developer interview posted on Nintendo’s website. Monolith Soft Senior Director and Chief Creative Officer Tetsuya Takahashi, Producer and Director Koh Kojima, and Nintendo Entertainment Planning and Production Department Genki Yokota were on hand to talk about the game’s various design decisions. In particular, music appeared, and in particular the Off-Seer flute music of Noah and Mio. It’s here that the Monolith team shared that they’ve been making custom flutes to produce a “sound that’s never been heard before,” instead of using any type of off-the-shelf instrument. This is what they used to give the Off-Seer music a special identity in the game.

Actual custom flutes used to create Off-Seer music in Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
Monolith Soft actually went out of their way to create real custom flutes to capture Noah and Mio’s special Off-Seer music.
Source: Nintendo

Before [Yasunori Mitsuda] started writing the music, he said, “Let’s make flutes.” I wondered why we should make them, but Mitsuda-san said, “By making the flutes from scratch, you can create a sound that has never been heard before. Since we had told Mitsuda-san in advance that Takahashi-san wanted to intertwine the two melodies of Noah and Mio into a single piece of music, Mitsuda-san seemed to have thought that creating the flutes from scratch would allow him to choose a range freely and express themselves more easily. Above all, he told me that the fact that the same flutes used in the game exist in real life would be compelling and unique. It sounded interesting, so I decided to give it a try. ~ Koh Kojima

It’s an incredibly interesting detail added to something that plays such an important and emotional role in the game’s story and soundtrack, and it leaves us wondering if these flutes could ever be offered publicly as merchandise. or remain exclusive to creators. Either way, it did well to add to the overall strength of the Off-Seer music in a great game.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is set to release on July 29, and players can see for themselves why we absolutely loved the game in our Shacknews review. Until then, stay tuned for more Xenoblade Chronicles 3 pre-launch and post-launch coverage.

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TJ Denzer is a gamer and writer with a lifelong passion for games. He found his way to Shacknews’ roster in late 2019 and has been working his way to Senior News Editor ever since. In between news coverage, he also helps out with livestreaming projects like Indie-licious focused on indie gaming, Shacknews Stimulus Games and Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at tj.denzer@shacknews.com and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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Flutes on the 4th set for downtown holidays | Local News https://clay-wood-winds.com/flutes-on-the-4th-set-for-downtown-holidays-local-news/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://clay-wood-winds.com/flutes-on-the-4th-set-for-downtown-holidays-local-news/ The first-ever Flutes on the 4th is set to play on the steps of the Gettysburg Hotel on July 4. Inspired by the annual tuba carol festival, Gettysburg residents LeeAnn Baird and Edie Rice team up to deliver a special performance at 1 Lincoln Square next Monday from 10-10:30 a.m. Baird’s husband, Chris Therit, has […]]]>

The first-ever Flutes on the 4th is set to play on the steps of the Gettysburg Hotel on July 4.

Inspired by the annual tuba carol festival, Gettysburg residents LeeAnn Baird and Edie Rice team up to deliver a special performance at 1 Lincoln Square next Monday from 10-10:30 a.m.

Baird’s husband, Chris Therit, has played baritone tuba at the Christmas Carols festival for the past 10 years, sparking interest in hosting a similar event with Pied Pipers.

However, Baird sought to stage the event in warmer temperatures for the Pied Piper players.

“I think the best part for me is that it becomes a reality,” Baird said. “I’ve been going to the tuba festival for so many years. I want the flute players to have the same experience as them.

Pied Pipers can register to participate up until the day of the event, Baird said.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. Monday, July 4, with a rehearsal from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., before the performance, Baird said.

There are 25 flute players registered for the event, which quickly exceeded the original goal of 10 players, Baird said. The next goal is to reach 30 flute players for the concert, she said.

The concert will feature 10 songs featuring Civil War-era and other patriotic music in honor of July 4, Baird said.

The founders chose to hold the concert on July 4 because it is the re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, she said. Concert attendees are encouraged to wear Civil War or Patriotic-style attire, Baird said.

“I’m excited to see what people are wearing,” Baird said, noting that she plans to wear patriotic clothes, and Rice will wear Civil War-style clothes.

Prizes will be awarded for the most patriotic outfit, the best Civil War outfit, the pied piper who walked the furthest distance and the fourth person to register, Baird said.

The concert will include flutes, bass flutes, alto flutes and piccolos.

“All four members of the flute family will be there,” said Baird, who added that she plans to play piccolo during the performance based on needing to complete the ensemble for the concert.

While Baird will perform in the concert, Rice will use her experience as a conductor and direct the performance.

Baird said she has played the flute for 40 years since high school.

“I think it’s a special instrument because it has a beautiful sound,” Baird said. “When you combine bass flute, alto flute, regular flute and piccolo, the arrangements we made will be amazing to hear.”

For more information on registering for the event, there is a Flutes on The 4th Gettysburg group on Facebook.

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Lizzo Talks Beyoncé, Flip-Flops, and Flutes in “Carpool Karaoke” With James Corden https://clay-wood-winds.com/lizzo-talks-beyonce-flip-flops-and-flutes-in-carpool-karaoke-with-james-corden/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 15:28:00 +0000 https://clay-wood-winds.com/lizzo-talks-beyonce-flip-flops-and-flutes-in-carpool-karaoke-with-james-corden/ Karaoke carpool with Lizzo on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Photo: Screenshot/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights ReservedPhoto: SCS In a joyful but revealing “Carpool Karaoke,” Lizzo joined James Corden for a jaunt around Los Angeles on The late show. The enthusiastic singer was delighted to be there. After the duet opened […]]]>

Karaoke carpool with Lizzo on The Late Late Show with James Corden.  Photo: Screenshot/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Karaoke carpool with Lizzo on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Photo: Screenshot/CBS ©2022 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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In a joyful but revealing “Carpool Karaoke,” Lizzo joined James Corden for a jaunt around Los Angeles on The late show. The enthusiastic singer was delighted to be there. After the duet opened with “Good as Hell”, she exclaimed, “Wow, that’s so cool. People know my music well enough that I can do that. That’s so cool.”

Lizzo Carpool Karaoke – #LateLateLondon

After explaining how she went from her real name, Melissa, to Lizzo, they moved on to a funny version of “Juice,” which resulted in James grabbing a flute in the back seat. The Grammy winner threw some shade over the talk show host’s choice of flute but I played it anyway. After Corden asks why her flute is called “Sasha Floot” after Beyoncé’s alter ego “Sasha Fierce”, the Watch out for the big Grrrls star told her how important Queen Bey has been in her life.

“When I was shy, or didn’t think I was cool or was being bullied, I would listen to Beyoncé in my bedroom and it carried me away,” she said. “I would feel something. I would feel like my life is gonna be better, you know? There is hope for me.

“The way she makes people feel is what I want people to feel with music,” Lizzo added. “She was my North Star.”

The discussion of Beyoncé’s greatness led to a rousing rendition of “Crazy in Love.” This was followed by a deep dive into the “Cuz I Love You” singer’s religious upbringing, which sometimes causes trouble between the flamboyant entertainer and more traditional members of her family.

“For the first 10 years of my life, when we lived in Detroit, I was in the Church of God in Christ. When you have that faith, it’s strict with what kind of music you listen to,” she said. “We weren’t listening to secular music, it was devilish music.”

Corden wondered if a young Melissa would have been allowed to listen to Lizzo. “In the beginning Lizzo, yes. But when Lizzo started swearing, no,” she said with a laugh. “I pissed off a few family members.” She remarked that her cousin would call her mom yelling, “Tell Melissa to put on some damn clothes.”

The crazy road trip ended with an “impromptu” TikTok of Lizzo’s new single “About Damn Time,” and of course, “Truth Hurts,” because that’s the show getting closer.

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Why The Love Islanders Are Drinking Gold Champagne Flutes Revealed – And It Makes The Producers’ Job Easier https://clay-wood-winds.com/why-the-love-islanders-are-drinking-gold-champagne-flutes-revealed-and-it-makes-the-producers-job-easier/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://clay-wood-winds.com/why-the-love-islanders-are-drinking-gold-champagne-flutes-revealed-and-it-makes-the-producers-job-easier/ There have been a number of changes to Love Island this year, including a brand new villa. But it’s not just the islander’s new home that has viewers talking. 2 Love Island viewers wondered why the contestants are now drinking from gold champagne glasses1 credit 2 Using glasses helps producers ensure continuity when editing footage1 […]]]>

There have been a number of changes to Love Island this year, including a brand new villa.

But it’s not just the islander’s new home that has viewers talking.

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Love Island viewers wondered why the contestants are now drinking from gold champagne glasses1 credit
Using glasses helps producers ensure continuity when editing footage

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Using glasses helps producers ensure continuity when editing footage1 credit

As the naughty antics unfolded, Love Island fans noticed the striking gold champagne flutes the contestants drink from one night.

Some have even realized they look a lot like the ones used in Netflix’s own dating show, Love is Blind.

Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: “Who do Love Island think they are for with these faux gold Love is Blind champagne glasses?”

Another added: “Obsessed with #LoveIsland gold flutes”.

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Love Island's Tasha pictured with a baby bump before entering the villa

Turns out there’s a pretty practical reason for their inclusion in this year’s series, as well as aesthetics.

The opaque nature of the glasses means that no one can see how much liquid they contain, which is a big help for producers when it comes to continuity.

When it comes to editing scenes for the final version of each episode, it helps for consistency not to see if a drink has gone up and down in quantity between shots.

Love Is Blind creator Chris Coelen previously addressed the subject for his show in an interview with Variety: “It’s a very authentic and really true follow-up to these people’s journeys, but I love that we have that kind of connective tissue with that in a very light way, it’s fun.”

Meanwhile, the islanders are limited to the amount of alcohol they receive each night.

The series’ four-star Eyal Booker previously revealed it was “max two glasses of wine a night and that’s max!”.

And former Islander Amy Hart answered questions from fans about whether the contestants could have a drink with each other.

She said: “No, and they tell you on day one that if you get caught giving someone your drink, everyone will be banned from drinking for five days.

“Then you’ll let everyone down, so don’t.”

Love Island continues tomorrow, Sunday June 18 at 9 p.m. on ITV2.

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Love Island’s Golden Flutes: The Very Practical Reason Islanders Drink From The Glasses https://clay-wood-winds.com/love-islands-golden-flutes-the-very-practical-reason-islanders-drink-from-the-glasses/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 10:51:33 +0000 https://clay-wood-winds.com/love-islands-golden-flutes-the-very-practical-reason-islanders-drink-from-the-glasses/ the island of loveFans of aren’t fooled or crossed when it comes to spotting niche moments in the series. This year, fans are wondering why contestants are drinking from specific gold flutes that are apparently modeled after the same style of wine glass used on Netflix’s Love is Blind. One Twitter user said: “Obsessed with […]]]>

the island of loveFans of aren’t fooled or crossed when it comes to spotting niche moments in the series.

This year, fans are wondering why contestants are drinking from specific gold flutes that are apparently modeled after the same style of wine glass used on Netflix’s Love is Blind.

One Twitter user said: “Obsessed with #LoveIsland gold flutes”

While another pointed to a striking similarity to elsewhere: “Who does Love Island think it is with these faux gold Love is Blind champagne glasses?”

Viewers may be divided on what they think of the glasses, but the reason behind them is actually very helpful for producers.



Eagle-eyed viewers noticed the Love Island stars were drinking from gold glasses this year

Not showing the amount of liquid in each glass means that, for reasons of continuity between editing scenes, it is much easier to edit clips if no one knows how much is in each flute.

The idea was broached by Love Is Blind creator Chris Coelen in an interview with Variety“It’s a very authentic, really true follow-up to these people’s journeys, but I like the fact that we have that kind of connective tissue with it in a really light-hearted way, it’s fun.”

Season 4 alumni Eyal Bookerpreviously revealed that alcohol “was very, very limited” on the show and that it was “max two glasses of wine a night and that’s max!”.



Love Is Blind previously had the same gold glasses
Love Is Blind previously had the same gold glasses



Glasses are used for a clever reason to help between editing scenes
Glasses are used for a clever reason to help between editing scenes

And former islander Amy Hart answered a question about whether Islanders could take each other’s drinks.

She replied: “No, and they tell you on day one that if you get caught giving someone your drink, everyone will be banned from drinking for five days.

“Then you’ll let everyone down, so don’t.”

She also answered questions from fans about the continuity of the series, including why the the time on the islanders’ phones is different.

Amy said: “Obviously when you leave the villa you have the right to know what time it is again. So when you go out you talk to people, you find out what time they left in the morning.



The glasses have divided viewers, with some loving them and others finding them hideous
The glasses have divided viewers, with some loving them and others finding them hideous

“Also, once you’re out it’s very easy to practice because you don’t start filming [in the villa] at night until it gets dark, so the two days you’re in Mallorca after, okay it’s getting dark now, it’s a quarter to ten.”

Amy continued, “So obviously you start filming at night at ten o’clock. Two hours to get ready, which brings you back to eight o’clock, then one hour for dinner, which brings you back to seven o’clock, so it’s It’s quite easy to train once outside.”

The blonde went on to admit that she ‘didn’t feel the need to know what time I was in there because I didn’t have to be anywhere, I couldn’t be late anywhere’.

For the latest Love Island gossip and spoilers, be sure to sign up for OK’s daily celebrity newsletter! and at Factor 50 – your one stop shop for all the latest villa news.

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Here’s where you can buy the Love Island Gold Champagne Flutes | Purchases https://clay-wood-winds.com/heres-where-you-can-buy-the-love-island-gold-champagne-flutes-purchases/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://clay-wood-winds.com/heres-where-you-can-buy-the-love-island-gold-champagne-flutes-purchases/ Love Island is back, so we’re preparing to ditch our social lives for the next two months to watch all the juicy drama unfold – and we missed it. As well as tracking all of the Islanders boys’ outfits, bikinis and shirts, we’ll be sure to keep our keen eyes peeled for all the little […]]]>

Love Island is back, so we’re preparing to ditch our social lives for the next two months to watch all the juicy drama unfold – and we missed it.

As well as tracking all of the Islanders boys’ outfits, bikinis and shirts, we’ll be sure to keep our keen eyes peeled for all the little gems viewers are loving this year – like Ikenna’s Crocs… 👀

We can’t resist a good robbery of reality TV housewares, and we were delighted to see that Love Island champagne flutes have since improved. those white flutes. Perhaps taking inspiration from Love Is Blind, this year the villa is offering gorj gold champagne flutes – and we’re already obsessed.

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If you’re ready to grab them faster than you can say “I’ve got a text”, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of options available on our favorite shopping destination – Amazon – and even better, they have won’t break the bank.

We’ll sip Prosecco in our fancy new flutes, we’ll strut around in our Crocs. ✌

Where to buy Love Island champagne flutes:

Read more: When is Love Island going to the ITV hub?

Read more: Love Island Millie Court’s best outfits and where to buy them

Read more: Millie Court Reveals The One Brilliant Product The Love Island Girls ‘Use Every Day’

If you want to look as GLOWY as those gold glasses (sorry), you’ll be happy to hear that ex-Love Islander Millie Court recently revealed how girls keep getting the look good in the villa.

“One of the villa staples was the Fenty Gloss Bomb in the color Fenty Glow (£18). Me and the girls literally drank a bottle of it a week, I’m not kidding, we were obsessed with it, and I now use it literally every day.”

Millie continues: “We were also obsessed with the HUDA eyeshadow palettes (£27) as they were perfect for any look, and the Maybelline Lash Sensational (£9.99) was my favorite mascara.”

We like to see it.

Love Island, tonight at 9 p.m. on ITV2 and ITV Hub. The episodes are available the next morning on BritBox.

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The best cocktail glasses for your home, from champagne flutes to tumblers https://clay-wood-winds.com/the-best-cocktail-glasses-for-your-home-from-champagne-flutes-to-tumblers/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://clay-wood-winds.com/the-best-cocktail-glasses-for-your-home-from-champagne-flutes-to-tumblers/ Summer is fast approaching and we can’t *wait* to be sitting in our gardens with our best friends sipping cocktails and enjoying barbecues. Whether your drink of choice is gin-based, rum-based, vodka-based, or you just like to jazz up a Diet Coke, you’re going to want to feel and look the part when you’re sitting […]]]>

Summer is fast approaching and we can’t *wait* to be sitting in our gardens with our best friends sipping cocktails and enjoying barbecues. Whether your drink of choice is gin-based, rum-based, vodka-based, or you just like to jazz up a Diet Coke, you’re going to want to feel and look the part when you’re sitting in the sun. in your oversized sunglasses for your 475th barbecue of the season.

That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best cocktail glasses for you to enjoy your Negroni, Martini or Aperol Spritz in style. Goblets, flutes and coupes, you will be well prepared for a summer of sangrias.

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KLEVERING
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We’re just *a little* obsessed with these, and it’s no wonder they’ve been all over your Instagram for weeks. Amsterdam-based homeware brand Klevering is finally bringing the products to the UK, and we couldn’t be happier.

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Hand blown colored wavy blown glass

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These mouth-blown glasses make a great gift for a friend (or yourself), and they can also be used for coffee if you’re not in the boozy mood. They are available in green, brown, blue and transparent.

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Rosado Pink Stemless Gin Glasses

This color is *everything*. Catch us in kimono drinking gin fizz all afternoon and listening to Florence & The Machine.

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Ariele Gold Martini cocktail glasses

The height of sophistication, you’ll feel like you’re on a James Bond set when you sip a Martini from one of these glasses.

Tip: Leave the olives in there to remember how many you ate.

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Romantic Highball Glass

It’s all in the name. These highballs are super romantic and would be perfect for a rose gin cocktail with the girls.

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Handmade wavy crystal whiskey glasses

Vemacity
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£23.99

These glasses are so perfect for gin and tonic it feels like summer already. Plus, with the two glasses you get two metal straws, a bar spoon and a measuring cup. A bargain at £24.

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Wildflower Glass Carafe

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€15.00

The details on it are just the cutest thing! We just imagine sitting on a crocheted blanket in the back garden, surrounded by daisies and drinking Pimm’s. Happiness.

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Rialto Hand Finished Glass Old Fashioned Tumblers Set of Two

Sir/Madam
selfridges.com

£70.00

The entire SIR/MADAM range features classic shapes in unusual and very stunning colors, from those inky blue glasses to peach goblets and emerald tumblers and sand yellow water glasses.

How many do you get? 2

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Pineapple Stackable Glass Tumblers

Aren’t these the cutest, most Instagrammable glasses you’ve ever seen? Pour a delicious rum punch into these babies and have a summer photo shoot with your friends.

How many do you get? 3

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Pineapple Stackable Glass Tumblers

We couldn’t decide which pineapple glasses to choose, so we chose both. You’re welcome.

How many do you get? 2

LSA
selfridges.com

£45.00

Obviously, LSA is the expert when it comes to glassware, and these champagne flutes (left) are perfect for that elegant yet understated vibe.

How many do you get? 4

£32

These tiki glasses would be perfect for a tropical themed summer party. We love the quirky design and at £8 a glass we’d say they really are a bargain.

How many do you get? 4

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Island Paradise Wine Glasses

If the priority is cheap and cheerful, but you also don’t want to compromise on quality, these B&M Island Paradise glasses will suit you perfectly. All the elegance without the unnecessary price.

How many do you get? 4

14

Lunar Oceans Moscow Mule Mug and Straw

Lunar oceans
made.com

£32.00

The classiest camping goggles we’ve ever seen. Jokes aside, these cocktail glasses are gaining in aesthetics and practicality. Comes with a straw, a handle and in a beautiful matte black, it’s a modernist’s dream.

You can also get them in a nice matte gold.

How many do you get? 2

15

Yvonne Ellen Tiger Whiskey Glass

With a super fun design and gold rim, this highball glass is giving us mega vintage vibes.

How many do you get? 1

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Violet Claro Champagne Saucers

If it’s sparkling, it’ll look pretty in these delicate lilac-tinted glasses.

How many do you get? 4

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Zen Amber Goblet Glass

We absolutely love the color of this tumbler. And at just two whole pounds, you certainly won’t be breaking the bank buying a full set.

How many do you get? 1

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Textured luminous glasses

markandspencer.com

£12.50

When you pour liquid into these cocktail glasses, they light up. Yes, you heard right. Perfect for summer evenings that stretch into the night, these glasses have LED lights, which are sure to be a talking point if small talk starts to dwindle.

How many do you get?

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Monty Alexander, the London scene, flutes and Cole Porter https://clay-wood-winds.com/monty-alexander-the-london-scene-flutes-and-cole-porter/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 16:05:00 +0000 https://clay-wood-winds.com/monty-alexander-the-london-scene-flutes-and-cole-porter/ Monday, June 6 Night Train marks Monty Alexander’s birthday with a program devoted entirely to his music. As part of the Triple Treat lineup, we’ll hear a selection of one of the Jamaican-born pianist’s early releases as a frontman, in appearances with Milt Jackson, Mary Stallings, Ernestine Anderson and Vanessa Rubin, and one of his […]]]>

Monday, June 6

Night Train marks Monty Alexander’s birthday with a program devoted entirely to his music. As part of the Triple Treat lineup, we’ll hear a selection of one of the Jamaican-born pianist’s early releases as a frontman, in appearances with Milt Jackson, Mary Stallings, Ernestine Anderson and Vanessa Rubin, and one of his many reggae-inspired projects in an hour. In the second hour, we head to the Savannah Music Festival for a special performance by Alexander to cap off the anniversary celebration.

Tuesday, June 7

Tonight we have a special program exploring new sounds from London courtesy of Jazz at 100 Today.

London has always been home to a thriving jazz scene. But today’s scene is particularly notable for the gender and racial diversity of the players, their success at a young age, and the wide range of musical influences from hip-hop, club sounds and the African diaspora. and Caribbean.

Much of this diversity has its roots in the innovative educational organization, Tomorrow’s Warriors, whose work over the past thirty years has produced a crescendo of young artists now coming of age.

The first hour of this Jazz at 100 Today Special explores the music of Nubya Garcia, one of three tenor stars emerging from the stage. Then, the second hour features two other tenor stars, Shabaka Hutchings, 37, and Binker Golding, 34 – players, mentors, teachers and charismatic advocates of improvisational music.

Wednesday, June 8

It’s a flute thing tonight on the Night Train as we spotlight a variety of styles and artists featuring the flute. We’ll hear “Flute Thing,” a blast from the Blues Project’s past, along with music from flautists Ali Ryerson, Herbie Mann, Néstor Torres, Hubert Laws, Dave Valentin, Andrea Brachfeld, Joe Farrell, and Yusef Lateef.

Thursday June 9

Today is the birthday of one of the giants of the Great American Songbook, Cole Porter. The many songs he originally composed for theater and film have become perennial favorites and remain a major source of inspiration from jazz legends to contemporary artists. This two-part Night on the Town special traces the life and music of Cole Porter through the songs he wrote and the stories behind them.

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