Memorial Day weekend marks the start of all things Summer — beaches, BBQs, block parties — and to help you prepare for the three-day event, we culled the perfect pieces for every kind of festive scenario. From J.Crew's chic white eyelet dresses to Opening Ceremony's whimsical gingham-print shades, see and shop our amazing picks.
When it's time for a holiday weekend, everyone's looking forward to the extra day off — as well as the sales and discounts. Memorial Day is no different. We know it's a little early, but don't you know the early bird catches the worm? Or, in this case, bags the biggest discounts. Here are a couple of great sales going on:
- Bath & Body Works: Four for $15 or six for $20 on antibacterial hand soap. Ends June 2.
- Dell: Use code 0H9Q3PQ6L3744C to get an extra $50 off a Dell Inspiron 15z Ultrabook.
- Disney: $10 nightshirts available online this weekend.
- Eddie Bauer: Use code HARBOR for free shipping on purchases over $99.
- Best Buy: 10 to 30 percent off major appliances.
- Macy's: 20 to 50 percent off and free shipping on purchases over $99.
- West Elm: 20 percent off rugs, 20 percent off select bedroom furniture, and over 250 new markdowns.
- REI: Save up to 30 percent on clothing and outdoor and sports gear.
- JC Penney: Lots of online sales across many categories.
Keep watching this space, because we'll be updating this as more Memorial Day discounts are announced.
OK, ladies, it's time to get serious. If you're planning on losing a few pounds before you hit the beach this Memorial Day, you've got two weeks to plan. Read on: we've got some no-fail tips for you to tone up and lose weight in two weeks.
Labor Day weekend is here, bringing the end of Summer and a time to celebrate the hard work of fellow Americans. Make your day off from the daily grind special by getting crafty with your kids and creating something patriotic to display in your home. From seriously simple activities to projects that are perfect for older tots, this roundup of red, white, and blue crafts is perfect for showing your love of the great USA.
Warmer weather means firing up the grills! But before you eat every single thing on the menu, know the nutritional info of basic barbecue fare. Oh, and don't forget how many calories condiments can add — the numbers may surprise you.
|Calories||Fat (g)||Cholesterol (mg)||Sodium (mg)||Carbs (g)||Fiber (g)||Protein (g)|
|Hamburger patty with bun, no fixings||439||24.2||106||267||22||1||32.7|
|Cheeseburger with bun, no fixings||509||29.2||126||537||24||1||36.7|
|Fixings (2 Romaine lettuce leaves, 1 thick slice tomato, and 1 tbsp ketchup)||34||.2||0||165||7.6||1.4||.9|
|Cheeseburger with bun and fixings||543||29.4||126||702||31.6||2.4||37.6|
|Veggie burger (Boca Original) with bun, no fixings||220||3||0||570||30||6||26|
Find out the info for grilled sausages, hot dogs, and chicken after the break.
While today we officially welcome the first day of Summer, our search for party dresses, a fresh pair of shades, and sweet seasonal kicks, has been underway for a while. If you've been seeking the same, relax — we've done the legwork for you. Just in time for the season's official start — and the Summer heat that comes with it — we've rounded up the best in essential gear: sandals, totes, swimwear, dresses, and more to kick off the season as stylishly as possible. The bonus? This ultimate shopping guide is also budget-friendly. Nothing in this crew of essentials is over $100, so feel free to stock up. Click on to shop over 100 of our favorite things for Summer.
Shop them all, or jump to find just what you need by category:
- Slip into your perfect pair of sandals.
- Find the sunglasses that suit you best.
- On the hunt for just the right sundress? Your search starts here.
- Snag your Summer tote.
- Get outfitted for your next pool party or beach getaway with any of these cute suits.
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The long Memorial Day weekend gave many of our favorite stars a chance to break from their hectic work schedules, think of the American troops who have served or are currently serving, and unwind for three days. Celebs like Fergie hit the beach in their bikinis, while others, like Kate Beckinsale, spent time with family and friends at parties. Pink also linked up with loved ones at a meal alongside daughter Willow and husband Carey Hart. A holiday didn't give Eva Mendes a break from her workout routine, though. Find out how many of your favorite big names spent Memorial Day.
All this warm weather and strong rays of sunshine have gotten us oh-so ready for the shift in seasons! My suggestions for when the mercury rises? Keep close to a pool, seek refuge by a cooling fan, and stay out of a steamy kitchen. Above all else, remember that icy cocktails, light meals, and frosty desserts are the best remedy for sizzling days. Here are a handful of favorite ideas! What's your favorite thing to chow down on when it's hot outside?
I don't know about you, but I've still got a hangover of sorts from the massive amount of good food I ate this Memorial Day weekend. On Friday, I hit up the San Francisco Michelin-starred La Folie lounge, where I grazed all night on truffled popcorn, smoked salmon lollipops, and lobster mac and cheese. Saturday morning was the perfect day for a long city stroll and some dim sum, which I paired with milk tea tapioca. On Sunday, I cooked up pasta with kale and walnut pesto, and on the Memorial Day holiday itself, the grill was my friend. We chowed down on curry-spiced burgers with cucumber yogurt and a side of Guy Fieri's four-bean relish. It was my first Guy Fieri recipe, and I'm happy to say that it turned out to be a solid one.
What did you eat over the long holiday weekend?
Over Memorial Day weekend, the stars enjoyed many fun-filled activities and all the while looked super stylish while doing them. Kate Beckinsale attended a party in Malibu looking crisp in all white with pops of bright colors; Taylor Swift was cute in LA wearing Current/Elliott polka-dot jeans and her red velvet loafers; and Olivia Palermo strolled NYC in a pair of printed origami Parker shorts. Check out these ladies and many more top looks from Memorial Day weekend. Then shop their fabulous looks, including 11 exact pieces!