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A Cinco de Mayo feast
Throw a fun taco party: Roberto Santibañez, culinary director for Maria Maria restaurants (owned by Carlos Santana), provided the recipes. We created the invites, games, and favors. Just add your friends. { READ MORE }

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One getaway doesn't fit all any more than one wedding dress, so we've identified five types: a wild night out, pampering at the spa, food and wine, an outdoor adventure, and a beachhouse rental. Throw in a few personal touches, and you're set for a fab weekend.
 

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Burger Girlie Backyard Barbecue
Cap off a summer well spent with one last outdoor get-together. Chef and author Elizabeth Karmel (a.k.a. Queen of the Grill) spices up the standard shindig.
 
The tart pastry is gently folded before baking Southern Comforts
Good friends (and fine wine) are all restaurateur Tina Vaughn needs to whip up the tastiest chicken and grits on either side of the Mason-Dixon Line.
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Books from the canon can be just as engaging as best sellers—and a good bit more enlightening. Authors, critics, and other book lovers recommend their favorite titles that aren't a slog to get through.
 
Cameron Diaz Star Treks
We're not the only ones who like to leave our men behind. These celebrities have also shared their love for chick trips.
 

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Oceanfront hotels in Miami's South Beach Pink-Slip Trips
Plenty of people panic after losing a job. But instead of staying home to polish their résumés (or nibble their fingernails), these women fearlessly packed their bags, embracing the freedom that comes with a wide-open schedule. Sayonara, vacation request form!
 
 
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