Summertime is fast approaching and if you haven't made plans to relax on a tropical island with your friends because you'll be spending the season stressing at a job or something lame like that, not to worry - we have your guide to Hawaii and rum cocktails in the city. Besides, New Yorkers are just as happy with a Mai Tai in hand at 5 pm in a backyard in Brooklyn as they are flying 10 hours to a resort full of tourists. Mahalo!
When you've exhausted the Met and MoMA, and can't take the wind on the High Line, branch out and try these gems. Spend an afternoon exploring the moribund at the Morbid Anatomy Museum or being the kitschiest art-goer you know at Mmuseumm. Here's a list of the 17 trillest museums that your grandma hasn't heard of yet - perfect.
Going through a phase? Watch one of those farm animal videos on YouTube? Just in the mood for the perfect light dish? Take a crack at these simple to serve recipes straight from the kitchen of Lebanese housewife Salma Hage, author of The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook. And get ready to settle in for some authentic fair with some delicious flair.
A few weeks ago at a retro-themed diner in Gramercy, a blue haired 16-year-old sat wide-eyed in a vinyl booth, double-fisting milkshakes and talking about Instagram...and intersectional feminism. That's Kit Keenan for you - Cynthia Rowley's ambitious, aspiring filmmaker daughter who's cooler than any teenager we've ever met. To be fair though, it's in her blood. And while she's definitely not afraid to spread her wings and find her own niche in the world, Kit is a New Yorker through and through, which means good taste in fashion and food is just a way of life. (We mean, how many of YOU spent nights out at Morandi before even hitting your 20s?)
Assh*les are always rage-inducing, but there's something particularly infuriating about a jerk who knows he's in the wrong but doesn't care. A date who is totally unapologetic about his bad behavior is only going to get worse, and that's why it's best to leave them the minute they show you their true faces. If you notice any of these signs, you're dealing with an incurable, unapologetic #fuccboi.
Leandra Medine is the founder of Man Repeller, the blog we all know and love, and author of “Seeking Love, Finding Overalls.” Launched in 2010 as a humorous site for serious fashion, Man Repeller has since grown into a multimedia platform and a microphone for women. When she's not running her business, writing, and lobbying against pants, here's where you can find her in NYC.
When Ezra Fitch and David Abercrombie teamed up back in 1892 to start a luxury safari brand, no one could have even come close to expecting how their brand would evolve and grow over the next century. They've seen more iterations and changes than most clothing companies of such pedigree, and while some of them have been better than others, the current trajectory they’re on seems to have hit the nail right on the head.
Of course we'd all like to live like Donald Trump or Ashley Olsen in the city, but for most New Yorkers tight quarters is the unfortunate reality. But even if you can't get rid of your roommate or those weird little bugs with all the legs, you most certainly can style up your small space and create your very own urban haven. Don't believe us? Check out these glorious apartments and tiny homes that have pulled it off.
When in Brooklyn, Basquiat. Isn't that how the saying goes? Last night, Solange joined eyewear brand Etnia Barcelona for a raging DUMBO loft party celebrating the launch of their new Jean-Michel Basquiat collection. With DJ Oddisee on the decks and a crowd of too-cool art kids talking shop, it's a tough crowd to stand out in. Leave it to Solange, though, to make it look so effortless.