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The Weekend Guide

mrs. black fashion!

It’s time for a spring fling.

WEAR
Mrs. Black Fall 2011 Presale
What:
The Portland-based designer’s collection ($165-$700) is full of vintage-inspired frocks with empire waists, sweetheart necklines, and charm to spare.
Why:
The Monday Morning dress will certainly brighten up that unhappy occasion, and the Pink Lady will make you the authority on darling.
Where:
Online at themrsblack.com.

SLURP
Ice Pops
What:
Serve the icy summer treat in the sleek stainless steel molds ($40 for a set of six) reminiscent of a science experiment gone completely right.
Why:
We have a blueberry lemonade recipe with your mouth all over it.
Where:
Online at theticklettrunk.com.

GRILL
Summer Fruits
What:
Our resident top chef, Sam Talbot, gives us the skinny on the best way to grill up papaya, pineapple, and crenshaw melon.
Why:
Memorial Day will always equal meat, but it’s nice to have a balance.
Where:
Online at dailycandy.com.

COOK
In the Small Kitchen
What:
As anyone with an apartment knows, planning elaborate meals on small surfaces is a recipe for disaster. Herewith, a book ($14) with more than 100 recipes that keep spatial awareness in mind.
Why:
Garlicky Swiss chard, sexy-ugly onion tart, soy-honey baked tofu, a hangover brunch for ten, and more.
Where:
Online at amazon.com.

BUY
Freemans Sporting Club
What:
The dapper NYC-based men’s store (everything is made within ten miles of the city) recently launched online for the fashionable gentlemen in your life.
Why:
Pair the pueblo rose Winchester trousers ($191) and the natural crew-neck tee ($44) with a juicy burger for the trifecta.
Where:
Online at freemanssportingclub.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Mrs. Black