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THE WEEKEND FIX: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

The Weekend Fix - The Final Countdown March Madness
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Final Four Party

As the madness comes swirling to a head, all eyes are on the TV. Fight for a seat at the hottest sports bar in town, order some wings and get ready to cheer on your team.

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Wear: For Her

Channel your sporty side with a casual, raglan-sleeve tee. Dress it up with a cross-body bag and a pair of heels so hot, they need their own instant replay.

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Cousin Funday Beer Cocktail

1-2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
2 limes
2 tablespoons orange liquer
2 bottles of light beer

Boil ginger, water and sugar over low heat for 5 minutes. Pour into glass and place in fridge until cool. Then, strain mixture and divide between two glasses. Add juice of 1 lime and 1 tbsp. liqueur, then fill each glass with beer and stir.

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Don’t waste a second picking out what to wear for the big game. A horizontal-striped shirt and classic, flat-front shorts give you a look that’s guaranteed to be a slam-dunk.

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The Weekend Fix: Fashion Star

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Take a Weekend Getaway to Key West Watch the Premiere of NBC’s Fashion Star

Tune in to NBC tonight to watch the season priemere of TV’s hottest fashion show. Invite your friends over, make a drink and cheer on your favorite designers before you go out for the night. Buy the winning designs at express.com/fs

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Express Recommends Zeebox AppZeebox
This free social networking app is your new TV-watching sidekick. Discover new shows, learn more about the shows you love, and stay connected to social buzz – all in real time.

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      The Heat is On Look

Prove yourself as a style-setter in this ultra-hip, rocker-chic look. A lacey skull-print tee and cuffed, destructed boyfriend jeans give your casual look a high-fashion edge.

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New Fashioned

1 oz. Crown Royal Reserve
½ oz. amaretto
¼ oz. simple syrup
3 dashes bitters
1 piece orange peel

Stir in a shaker with ice, then strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with orange peel.

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      The Heat is On Look

Prove yourself as a style-setter in this ultra-hip, rocker-chic look. A lacey skull-print tee and cuffed, destructed boyfriend jeans give your casual look a high-fashion edge.

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      The Spring Break Look

Make the perfect transition from couch to club in light-wash jeans and a classic, pop-color polo. Stylish yet simple, this wear-anywhere look works seven days a week.

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The Weekend Fix: Spring Break Road Trip

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The Weekend Fix - Spring Break Road Trip Go On Spring Break with Express

Follow us to Miami on March 8th, Panama City on March 11th and Destin on March 18th for some beachside partying. Games, DJs, giveaways and an Express Pop-Up Shop are all waiting for you. Come out and party with us!

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Whip that body into beach-ready shape with this fitness-conscious app. Certified trainers guide you through exercises with audio, photo and video instructions, and encourage you along the way.

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Find the cheapest gas on the go with this free app. Gas Buddy is the ideal app to have in your pocket when you’re road tripping on a budget.

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      The Heat is On Look

Make your escape in the pastel blue of one of our favorite tees of the season – the button shoulder. Add a pair of printed ankle jeans and you’ve got a look that’s ready for anywhere the island takes you

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Piña Colada

Ice cubes
½ cup rum
½ cup coconut cream
¼ cup coconut milk
¼ cup pineapple chunks

Fill blender halfway with ice cubes. Add rum, coconut cream, coconut milk and pineapple chunks. Puree.

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      The Heat is On Look

Break out the shorts, because the heat is on! A sea-worthy teal blue compliments a white cami and yellow sunglasses nicely. Take along a light-washed jean jacket in case the beach gets breezy.

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      The Spring Break Look

If you’re driving from a colder climate, this look is for you. Rock an ultra-soft hoodie until you get to your destination, then ease into Florida weather with a lightweight, short-sleeve madras shirt.

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The Weekend Fix: Make Your Escape

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Take a Weekend Getaway to Key West Take a Weekend Getaway to Key West

The location of our latest photo shoot, Key West holds a special place in our hearts. Go ahead, get some surf and sun in this weekend to shake off the winter blues.

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This live flight tracker will alleviate all your air-traveling troubles. Check flight delays, arrivals and gate numbers, or get weather and baggage claim info – all before you arrive at your destination.

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The Double-Take Look

Make your escape in the pastel blue of one of our favorite tees of the season – the button shoulder. Add a pair of printed ankle jeans and you’ve got a look that’s ready for anywhere the island takes you

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Mai Tai

1 oz. light rum
½ oz. creme de almond
½ oz. triple sec
Sweet and sour mix
Pineapple juice
½ oz. Myer’s® Dark Rum

Pour light rum, creme de almond and triple sec, in order, into a collins glass. Almost fill with equal parts of sweet and sour mix and pineapple juice. Add dark rum, a large straw, and serve unstirred.

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The Double-Take Look

Make your escape in the pastel blue of one of our favorite tees of the season – the button shoulder. Add a pair of printed ankle jeans and you’ve got a look that’s ready for anywhere the island takes you

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Fully Equipped

Revel in the casual, sun-washed color palette of Key West. A denim shirt paired with vintage-fade red jeans give a striped graphic tee its boardwalk-ready feel.

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The Weekend Fix: Love is in the Air

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See a Live Comedy Show Make It a Date Night

Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner at the fancy French restaurant downtown or you’re staging a V-day protest with your single friends, it’s time to dress to the nines and hit the town.

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Sweeping them off their feet just got a lot easier this year with this inspiring app. Get over 100 ideas for romantic dates and thoughtful gifts, all tailored to your unique traits.

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Think sending Valentine’s is just for kids? Think again! This InStyle magazine favorite will help you snap photos and design your own personalized cards, or send one of the 600+ cards ready to be tweeted, texted, Facebooked or emailed to your friends.

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The Double-Take Look

We’re head over heels for this hot-pink dress with sexy cutout details. Add some eye-catching bangles and a pair of strappy heels for a look that’s double-take worthy.

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Passion Punch

2 ounces peeled fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
¾ cup well-chilled passion fruit juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice (4 strips of zest removed and reserved for garnish)
2 teaspoon grenadine
1 bottle well-chilled Prosecco

1. Bring ginger, water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Simmer on low for 30 minutes, strain out ginger pieces and let cool.
2. Stir 1/4 cup of the ginger syrup with passion fruit, lemon juice and grenadine. Divide between 2 champagne flutes and slowly top with sparkling wine. Drop a twist of lemon zest into each glass.

Note: For a nonalcoholic version, substitute sparkling lemonade for the sparkling wine.

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The Double-Take Look

We’re head over heels for this hot-pink dress with sexy cutout details. Add some eye-catching bangles and a pair of strappy heels for a look that’s double-take worthy.

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Fully Equipped

Looking to dress to impress this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than a modern update to the oxford blazer, paired with a skinny tie. Crisp, fitted and entirely hip.

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