Start your journey to the Hamptons R&R you've been needing with a good book - so much chicer than playing Candy Crush on your phone. These are our top picks for your summer '16 needs, from the Jitney to the beach and then back again.
It's almost here! This weekend, the people that changed Cali with Coachella are bringing their talents to Randall's Island with Panorama Music and Arts Festival. The gates to Randall's Island will open to hoards of eager live music junkies at noon tomorrow, so be sure to come prepared and decisive. The sun is shining; the sky is blue; the lineup is stacked. Click through to see sets, both well-established and up-and-coming, that you must experience at New York's first ever Panorama Fest.
It was just over a year ago. Lauren Santo Domingo, being Lauren Santo Domingo, was gracing the public with her appearance at yet another silly event or other, and there it was - the only thing that could upstage her billion dollar golden tresses that could buy and sell you in a second, the perfect dress. This proper silhouetted piece of heaven pulling daintily below the knee, slunk off the shoulder with a Georgia May Jagger tooth gap bodice that just winks of fun. The kind of thing you could wear to a garden party, tea with the Queen, or to ruin someone's marriage. After all, for the modern woman, versatility is key.
Movie theaters are overrated, anyway. Looking for an affordable (but fun) date idea? A dreamy outdoor movie screening is probably your best bet. Some are free, most are cheap, and if you want to impress that girl you just met, this is a romantic way to show her you aren't boring AF. A blanket, a bottle of wine, and a good movie... what more could a gal ask for?
Does this work week have you feeling like your Netflix and bottle of rosé just aren't cutting it? Then come over to the Meatpacking District for some happy hours guaranteed to, well, put the happy back in your summer. Whether you are looking for beautiful views or just beautiful cocktails, there is a bar in this much-loved neighborhood for everyone.
Warby Parker, we love you. But everyone (myself included) now owns the Chelsea in Grapefruit Soda and the need to broaden our eyewear horizons is growing more urgent by the day. Check out these brands and boutiques for stylish spectacles that wont have you awkwardly twinning with strangers at a Bushwick warehouse party.
Enter: Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel. After a year of dating, the former Victoria's Secret Angel and the Snapchat founder are engaged to be married. After meeting at a New York Louis Vuitton event in 2014, the pair began seeing each other in June of 2015 with a first date at a yoga studio.
First dates - you love them, you hate them, most of us live without them. Whether you're going in blind, have somehow convinced yourself that the way this guy chews won't annoy you, or are hopelessly optimistic about your decision to swipe right, first dates are more of a science than that Astronomy class you took freshman year of college. From ice breakers to potential escape routes, we've got you covered with a guide to the perfect places to take all the people your dad would probably be 'disappointed' about.
I knew Taylor Swift was trouble when she walked in with "Fifteen," a hit from her 2008 album Fearless. This song chronicles a freshman year of high school tale, but it's basically your average girls-shouldn't-have-sex story arc disguised as an uplifting coming of age tale. I kid you not, this self-dubbed feminist wrote a lyric that stated her friend "gave everything she had to a boy who changed his mind," and, of course, she and said friend "both cried." Even as the distinctly un-woke teen I was in 2008, I felt weird listening to T-Swift's lyric that suggested that "everything [her friend] had" was her virginity.
Following the speech heard round the world... for the second time, it was duly noted that Melania Trump might be more similar to us mere, non-model mortals than one would expect. Criticize all you want, but we've all been there. Sure, she may have her own $100 million penthouse, a jewelry box of jets, and a punchy husband with a Twitter problem and a serious power complex... but, dare we say it, the former model is actually far more grounded than she may appear.