Maybe it’s Instagram-induced nostalgia, but there’s something so satisfying about an instant image that you can actually hold in your hand. While Polaroid shuttered a few years ago, Fuji has stepped in with their Instax series. Their latest addition, the Mini 8, is candy-colored-cute and comes with manual exposure controls and a built-in light meter. Isn’t it high time wallet photos made a comeback?
While the French kick off Cannes, we’ll be kicking back with the first of the summer blockbusters: Iron Man 3 (May 3), Star Trek Into the Darkness (May 17), and Fast and Furious 6 (May 24). Oh, and that other big movie too, something about a guy named Gatsby, bobbed hair, and flapper dresses (May 10)? We can already smell the popcorn.
Most of us donate to charity here and there throughout the course of the year—which is great. But what if you could tie donations to your regular workouts? With the Charity Miles app, bikers earn 10 cents per mile, while walkers and runners earn 25 cents per mile. The funds go to standout nonprofits like Pencils of Promise, the Wounded Warrior Project, and Feeding America.
Handwritten cards are always nice, but we’re pretty sure mom would appreciate a little luxury as well. Pick out something for her from our collection of Superwoman-worthy products.
Just when you can’t face another parsnip, in come the asparagus to herald spring at the farmer’s market. Steamed, roasted, grilled—all delicious. Even better: raw. Read this essay by Phoebe Nobles on achieving Spargelfrau (aka asparagus superhero) status, and try this salad recipe from Bon Appétit. It’s pure springtime on a plate.
Take a breather from blockbusters with Before Midnight, the enchanting sequel to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. In the latest installment, we follow Céline and Jesse (aka Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke) to Greece—nearly 20 years after the characters first met by chance on a train bound for Vienna. Two decades later, their chemistry remains as magical as ever.
To Louisville residents and hat aficionados the world over, May means one thing: the Kentucky Derby. If you can’t make it to Churchill Downs, recreate the derby spirit at home with a batch of mint juleps in silver cups, a platter of hot browns (decadent open-faced turkey and bacon sandwiches drizzled with Mornay sauce) and the original Derby-Pie, straight from the Bluegrass State.