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The Weekend Fix: The Manhattan Cocktail Classic

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DO/SEE The Manhattan Cocktail ClassicThe Manhattan Cocktail
Classic Gala

If you’ve never been to this cocktail and culture gala before, trust us when we say – it’s insane. Spanning four floors, two city blocks, and over ten million cubic feet of space, the opening night gala totally takes over The New York Public Library. Expect music, dancing, performances, chaos, and oh – did we mention over 25,000 cocktails? 



We are so in love with this baroque lace dress for summer, and it’s the perfect short, flirty thing to wear to the gala. Keep the accessories simple with a black foldover clutch and suede heels.


• 1 ½ oz. citrus vodka
• 1 oz. Cointreau
• ½ oz. fresh lime juice
• 1 or 2 dashes cranberry juice
• Lime wedge for garnish

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve with lime wedge for garnish.

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Navy cotton sateen – AKA the suit that looks good everywhere. Keep the rest of the look loose by ditching the tie and going straight for a white 1MX button-up.

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The Weekend Fix: Cinco De Mayo Party

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Throw a Cinco de Mayo partyThrow a Cinco de Mayo Party

Set up a serve-yourself taco bar, challenge your bravest friends to a hot pepper eating contest, and of course, don’t forget the booze. Whip up a couple pitchers of jalapeno margaritas and stock a cooler full of your favorite Mexican beers to really get things going. Can you say piñata?


A breezy trapeze cami and Mia jean leggings is so on-point for Cinco de Mayo you’ll feel like you’re in Mexico. Get your pop of color from a red convertible clutch.


Jalapeno Margarita

• 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
• 1/2 cup white tequila
• 1/4 cup orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
• 1/4 cup simple syrup, or more as needed
• 4 thin slices cucumber
• 1 jalapeno, halved lengthwiseIce, for serving

Mix together the lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, simple syrup, cucumber and jalapenos in a large pitcher. Chill for at least 1 hour (the longer the margarita sits, the more the cucumber and jalapeno flavors infuse into the drink). Serve over ice in salt-rimmed glasses, if desired.


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Give a boost to your casual style with a blue polo and crisp white Lennox shorts. (Just be careful around the salsa.) Add a pair of aviators to stay shady on the patio.

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The Weekend Fix: Head For The Fest

The Weekend Fix: Head for the Fest
DO/SEE Head for the FestHead for the Fest

Scored a ticket to the sold-out fest in Indio, CA this weekend? Then the hard part is over. We’ve got some tips to help you enjoy it to the fullest.

Insider Tips:

Drink lots of water. We meant it.
Remember that Indio is, essentially, the desert. No one wants to spend the weekend with heat stroke or dehydration headaches, so keep on guzzlin’.

Timestamp your texts.
Reception can be hellish, so if you get separated from your friends this helps cut down on confusion. Even better, arrange a meeting place ahead of time.

Dress fest appropriately.
In a word: layers. Rocking a bikini top is totally acceptable, be but sure to have comfortable, breathable layers to keep you out of the sun and ready to party.

Go with the flow.
The best-laid plans…usually disintegrate several hours after getting through the gates. Try to see all the bands on your list, but don’t freak if things don’t go as planned.

See the lineup! Who are you most pumped to see?


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This is the ultimate fest lover’s app and the perfect companion to any big concert this year. With features like 3D navigation, sound flare, ticker messaging, torch, live weather and more, it’ll keep you prepared for just about anything.  

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Now’s the time to break out all those amazing spring trends you’ve been dying to wear. Florals, fringe, denim cutoffs, lace – or a combination of several of these – will have people turning heads even in a sea of people. And don’t forget a roomy backpack to stash all your stuff (or use as a pillow when you’re ready to take a nap). 

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