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Who needs a whole pitcher?s worth? Simply pour your favorite summer wine into an goblet, then add a couple orange wedges, a splash of ginger ale and crushed ice. Voilà? a no-fuss cocktail for one.
The Cocktail Lab ($9)
No matter where you’re headed this summer, take along a pair of modern sunglasses in an updated neutral tone like semitranslucent taupe or tortoiseshell. (Trust us, there’s life beyond basic black.) These rounded, Audrey Hepburn-inspired frames from Coach top our list and go nicely with everything from breezy dresses to your new denim culottes.
Beginning May 27, the Public Theater launches its 53rd season of free theater in New York City’s Central Park with a production of The Tempest, starring Sam Waterston. Then in July, Lily Rabe stars in Cymbeline, the Bard’s famed love-conquers-all fairy tale. Can't make it to the park? Watch some of these 7 movies that would make Shakespeare roll over in his grave.
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There's nothing better than a punchy pair of sunnies in your arsenal for the days when you want your wardrobe to reflect your current mood (hello, summer Fridays). These cat-eye sunglasses are just the thing.
Hear legends (Paul McCartney), soulful rockers (Florence and the Machine) and shooting stars (Alabama Shakes), plus 155 other musical artists over three days in Chicago during Lollapalooza, starting July 31. The white-hot fest’s individual tickets quickly sold out, but travel packages can still be had. Not really your scene? Check out Rhode Island’s Newport Folk Festival (July 24 to 26) or the Firefly Festival (June 18 to 21) in Delaware.
Hey, bathing-suit anxiety affects us all. Fortunately, we’ve created a handy guide to finding a suit that flatters. Check out 14 styles that solve the most common swimwear afflictions (real or imagined).
Upgrade from your usual sandy towel. This collapsible bamboo-and-canvas teepee fits three adults and lets you get some shade and privacy in comfy, minimalist style.
You’ve gotta love the bounty of the overflowing farmers’ markets just about now. Pick up a bunch of crisp, healthy asparagus (in season now through June), then follow this four-step recipe for Parmesan-wonderful asparagus flatbread.
On 80-degree days, less is more when it comes to your beauty regimen. In place of your current foundation, apply this one-step Complexion Rescue beauty balm from BareMinerals. It hydrates like no other, has an SPF of 30 and is sheer enough that it won?t hide your sun-kissed freckles.
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No matter where you live, there are plenty of places to get your free art fix. In L.A., catch the Manifest Destiny Billboard Project. In Aspen, visit the six-month-long Stories We Tell Ourselves show, featuring Miranda July’s outdoor sculptures Eleven Heavy Things and Anthony Discenza’s disconcerting road signs. In NYC, don’t miss the much-anticipated Please Touch the Art from famed artist Jeppe Hein.
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Face it, you can?t see your phone?s screen in the sun anyway. Instead, take along a portable backgammon set and make new friends with this easy-to-learn game of strategy and luck.
A Summer Shop (from $50)
Planning a trip out of the country this summer? Instead of the typical Tulum or Barcelona vacay, challenge yourself to try a different destination, like Portugal, Iceland or even Cuba.
You just got yourself a brand-new bright-blue beach cruiser. Only one thing can make it better: a handwoven basket from Nantucket Bike Basket Co. Whether you’re a beachgoer or a city slicker, this basket fits on your bike but also looks cute filled with towels in your washroom.
It’s true--winter actually ended this year. Phew.
But do you know what that means? The clock’s ticking.
You need to get your summer plans in order before everything sells out. (We can’t even talk about the great Jay and Bey ticket debacle of 2014.)
Luckily, this year we’ve got you covered. From music festivals to the easiest homemade sangria, here’s our list for how to make the most of the upcoming season…starting now.
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