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The Weekend Fix: Head For The Fest

The Weekend Fix: Head for the Fest
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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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Festival Ready AppFestival Ready

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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Express RecommendsSEE THE MAP

Familiarize yourself before you get there with this official map

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FESTIVAL FASHION:

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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THE WEEKEND FIX: VEGAS VACATION

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DO/SEE Vegas VacationHit the Clubs in Las Vegas

It’s Spring Break, which means time to party! Check out these tips to get you on the other side of the velvet rope.

Wet Republic

Starting March 28, it’s officially pool season in Vegas and this is THE place to be. Pro tip: Shoot out a tweet using these popular hash tags (#Vegas #party #VegasSpringBreak) to get promoters’ attention and they just might hook you up with free a cover charge & bottle service. 

Pure at Caesar’s Palace

Bottle service on a rooftop? Count us in! With an unparalleled view of the lights on the Strip, this 36,000 sq. ft. club is not to be missed. Pro tip: Watch your time. Be in line exactly when the promoter tells you or else they’ll give away your table.

Follow Vegas Pool Season for the latest, hottest shows, parties & craziness (@LVPoolSeason)

WEAR: FOR HER

A little bit of skin = a whole lot of sexy. A crop top and high-waist skirt combo is the must-have spring look. Keep it all in a black & white color scheme for the perfect on-trend look.

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Vegas Bomb

• 1/2 oz Crown Royal® Canadian whisky
• 1/2 oz DeKuyper® butterscotch liqueur
• Red Bull® energy drink

Pour 1/2 oz of Crown Royal and 1/2 oz DeKuyper Butterscotch Schnapps in a shot glass. Take a glass of Red Bull and fill the glass half full or as much needed to cover the shot glass. Put the shot glass of Crown and Butterscotch in the glass of Red Bull and bottoms up!

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Express RecommendsNu Nightlife

Love the clubs but hate standing in line? Get connected with the top promoters in Vegas with this free app. Browse a list of events, DJ performances, cover prices – and add your entire group to the list right from your phone.

WEAR: FOR HIM

A white 1MX and black jeans is a look of pure, understated class. Add this black-on-black watch and you’re ready to party.

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THE WEEKEND FIX: MARCH MADNESS

Kick Off March Madness
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DO/SEE March MadnessHit Up a Sports Bar for March Madness

Create a bracket, take bets with your friends and head to a bar to cheer on your chosen basketball teams. We’ve done some digging to find the coolest sports bars to kick off the madness. Here are a couple of our favorites:

STATS Restaurant and Bar - AtlantaSTATS Restaurant and Bar – Atlanta

With 70 high def TVs and pour-your-own beer available, this sports bar on steroids has separate viewing areas for each game, so there’s no need to head into enemy territory.

Auto Battery Sports Bar - SeattleAuto Battery Sports Bar – Seattle

Housed in a former auto shop, this casual-atmosphere bar draws heavily on its former resident for ambiance, decor and even cocktail names. For a little half-time fun, try your hand at shuffleboard, a game of pool, or Skee-Ball.

WEAR: FOR HER

Sexy, cozy and a hint of sporty. Rock this mesh-inset pullover with leather-look leggings and studded hat to hang with the boys (but definitely look like one of the girls).

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Black and Tan

Step 1:
Pour a pale ale, like Harp Lager, into a pint glass, filling the glass halfway.
Step 2:
Float the Guinness on top to fill the glass by slowly pouring it over the back of a teaspoon.
Step 3:
Remove the spoon; two distinct layers will appear in the glass. Enjoy!

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Express RecommendsESPN Bracket Bound App

The ESPN Bracket Bound App is the ultimate college basketball companion. Follow the nation’s top teams with the latest scores, news, and highlights. Create up to 10 brackets in ESPN Tournament Challenge and compete against your family, friends, coworkers and ESPN celebs.

WEAR: FOR HIM

Secure your table at the bar in a baseball jacket, a simple crew neck tee and slouchy slim jeans for a look that’s casual-cool and totally on it.

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THE WEEKEND FIX: SOUTH BEACH RUNWAY SHOW

The Weekend Fix: Drink at a Speakeasy
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DO/SEE Miami Runway ShowSouth Beach Runway Show

Always wanted to see a live runway show? Now’s your chance. Meet us at the ritzy Raleigh Hotel in South Beach on March 13th at 4pm to party with Express – Miami style. Our smokin’ hot new collection will be coming down the runway at 7pm, so don’t miss it!

• Hosted by a special celebrity guest
• Pool party at 4pm
• DJ set by A-Trak
• Special appearance by
  Miami Heat star Chris Bosh
• Runway show at 7pm

Space is limited, first come first served. Must be 21+ to enter.

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Express RecommendsExpress App

See what’s new, shop from your phone, and get access to special offers from fashion’s sexiest mobile app. Check out our exclusive videos, read our blog and even keep an eye on your EXPRESS NEXT points to see when you’re up for a Reward. Or, if you feel like popping in, use the Store Locator to find the Express closest to you.

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Runway Show Playlist

Want a sneak peek into what we’ll be playing in Miami? Check out this playlist and practice your walk.

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Miami Beach Ice Tea

• 1/2 ounce vodka
• 1/2 ounce light rum
• 1/2 ounce gin
• 1/2 ounce tequila
• 1/2 ounce blue curacao
• 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
• 1/2 ounce simple syrup
• 1 ounce 7-Up
• 1 lemon wedge

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. To a cocktail shaker (no ice), add the vodka, rum, gin, tequila, blue curacao, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously for 5-10 seconds; pour into the glass. Add in the Sprite to the glass; stir; garnish with a lemon wedge.

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WEAR: FOR HIM

A laid-back Linen-Cotton Shirt will let in the breeze and keep out the sun. Couple that with chambray washed jeans and you’ve got yourself one hot look.

WEAR: FOR HER

Two words: pool party! A black bikini gets dressed up with a little fringe around the neck – all you need now is a lightweight cotton shirt to tie around your waist.

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THE WEEKEND FIX: DRINK AT A SPEAKEASY

The Weekend Fix: Drink at a Speakeasy
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DO/SEE Go to a SpeakeasyDRINK AT A SPEAKEASY

Spend a swanky night out on the town hitting up NYC’s hottest and most secretive speakeasies (Prohibition-style bars). Whether you’ve got to ring the buzzer, walk through a Chinese restaurant, climb a fire escape, or give a bouncer your phone number – these hidden gems are worth the hunt. (It will make you feel totally VIP once you get in.) Here are a few hot spots and tips on how to find them:HIT THE HOT SPOTS

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Express RecommendsReflex Vintage Camera

Transport your pics back in time with this throwback camera app. With tons of vintage filters and borders, you and your friends will be looking like you stepped out of an old school movie. 

WEAR: FOR HER

A silky reversible cami with barely-there straps and a pair of high-waist jeans is casual but still so sexy. All you need to do is add a chain link belt for a little extra edge.

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Luxardo Manhattan

Try this new twist on a classic cocktail

• 2 ounces bourbon
• 2 shakes of the bitters
• 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
• 1 teaspoon juice from bottled Luxardo cherries
• 1 or 2 Luxardo cherries

Shake with ice, then pour into a double old-fashioned (rocks) glass with ice. Garnish with one to three Luxardo cherries.

WEAR: FOR HIM

A color block button-up and black jeans – what could be easier? Perfect the dark and mysterious look by adding a quick belt and you’re ready to hit the town in style.

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