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THE WEEKEND FIX: THE GRAMMYS

The Weekend Fix: The Grammys
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DO/SEE Throw a 4th of July beach/pool partyHost a Grammy Party

Invite some friends over (red carpet attire suggested) and while they’re mingling over cocktails, have everyone chip in a few dollars and complete a winner’s prediction sheet. The one with the most correct predictions wins the pot. Tweet all the oh-em-gee moments with us @ExpressLife #Grammys

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The Patrón Lyric

• 1 1/2 ounces Patrón Silver Tequila
• 1 1/2 ounces Patrón Citrónge Orange Liqueur
• 2 ounces Fresh Mango Juice
• 1 ounce Fresh Orange Juice
• Lime garnish

Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a few ice cubes. Garnish with a lime.

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56th Annual Grammy Nominees

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WEAR: FOR HIM

Upscale but not over-the-top (we’re going for Grammys not Oscars), this knit blazer and jeans look has got JT written all over it. A skinny silk tie and white 1MX finish the look.

WEAR: FOR HER

Can you say sex appeal? Look the part of a pop star in this sheer-side ponte dress that will give you a knockout hourglass silhouette. A rhinestone clutch and a geo necklace add just the right amount of shine. 

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THE WEEKEND FIX: MAGNA CARTER WORLD TOUR

The Weekend Fix: Magna Carter Tour
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DO/SEE Throw a 4th of July beach/pool partySee Jay-Z in Boston

The first bonafide Jay-Z tour in over four years, HOVA will take the stage this Saturday at TD Garden in Boston. Playing new hits from his 12th studio album “Magna Carter Holy Grail,” as well as throwback favorites, this is a show you’ll be talking about for weeks.

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WEAR: FOR HER

You could say that this look was inspired by “The Black Album.” A quilted jacket and structured, front-zip dress go hand-in-hand to get this sexy-chic style. Strappy heels and a chain-handle purse complete the look.

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Tour Bus

• 1/4 oz. strawberry Stolichnaya® vodka
• 1/4 oz. blueberry Stolichnaya® vodka
• 1/4 oz. lemon Stolichnaya® vodka
• 1/4 oz. cherry vodka
• 1/4 oz. grape vodka
• 1/4 oz. orange vodka
• 1/4 Blue curacao liqueur
• 1/4 lime juice

-Fill with cranberry juice
-Fill glass with rocks add vodka, curacao, lime juice and cranberry juice. Shake, and garnish with a lime wedge.

WEAR: FOR HIM

You got 99 problems but what to wear sure ain’t one of them. Dark wash jeans and a pure cotton, crew-neck sweater is modern casual at its finest. Don’t forget the boots and baseball jacket.

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THE WEEKEND FIX: CHICAGO SKETCHFEST

The Weekend Fix: Chicago Sketchfest
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Chicago’s 13th Annual Sketchfest

Every year more than 10,000 people come out to Lincoln Park to see the nation’s largest sketch comedy festival, featuring more than 800 performers over a 10-day period.

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WEAR: FOR HER

We absolutely love this stripey color blocked dress because it’s so easy to style. Our favorite way to wear it: with an edgy (minus the) leather jacket and chain handle bag.

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Laugh a Minute

• 1 oz. cherry vodka
• 1 oz. rosso vermouth
• ½ oz. amaretto almond liqueur
• 2 oz. lemonade

Shake and strain into an old-fashioned glass half-filled with broken ice. Add lemonade, and serve.

WEAR: FOR HIM

In the winter, everyone loves a good black-on-black look. It’s easy to put together and always looks sharp – like this sleek bomber jacket and denim combo. Add an open plaid shirt to break it up a bit.

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THE WEEKEND FIX: HOLIDAY DETOX

The Weekend Fix: Holiday Detox
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Ease Into Your Resolutions

If you’re looking for a resolution to help keep you on track with your fitness goals, try going vegan or gluten free 1-2 days a week to ease into a healthier diet. Or, try out that juicer your roommate got for Christmas for a post workout pick-me-up. Small steps will pay off in the long run!

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WEAR: FOR HER

Who says you can’t look cute during your warm-up? The perfect look for getting pumped: heart sweatpants and a great layering tank from our Love Express collection, plus some serious sneakers.

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Check out Williams-Sonoma for 30 days of tasty juice recipes.

WEAR: FOR HIM

We all love to lounge a little post-workout. A signature waffle tee and ultra-soft lounge pants take this look a step above your standard sitting-on-the-couch look. Throw on a hoodie and you’re all set.

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THE WEEKEND FIX: NYE IN TIMES SQUARE

The Weekend Fix: New Year's Eve in New York City
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Spend NYE in NYC

Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve experience and take advantage of the 12th Annual Official Times Square Party Pass! Here’s your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to party hop like a true VIP to some of the most sought-after, adrenaline- and fist-pumping hot spots, cocktail lounges, and entertainment centers in New York.

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WEAR: FOR HER

Here we go, ladies, it’s party dress time! Now is not the time to skimp on the sequins. Little black dresses are party perfect and a total must-have. Let your accessories really shine with a rhinestone-encrusted belt, heels and bracelet.

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Now’s your chance to dress to the nines. A black Photographer suit in versatile stretch wool will give you a made-to-measure feel. The 1MX and stainless steel watch add some extra interest. 

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