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Trailer: Bravo’s ‘The Singles Project’ Is Reality TV in Real Time

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Bravo’s reality slate has long been a leader in the genre. But they’re upping the ante with The Singles Project, premiering Tuesday, August 12, at 10/9 central. The show is shot on a seriously accelerated (especially for reality programming) schedule, meaning that the six men and women looking for love are going from date night to prime time within a day or two. What this means for viewers: your reactions to their dates and recommendations for the singles on social media will have a legitimate impact. As the trailer says, it’s up to you to “help them find the one” in New York City. An interesting experiment to say the least!
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Beach Style: Behind the Scenes with Dusen Dusen

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We recently teamed up with Perrier® to commission limited-edition beach towels from Dusen Dusen. Ellen Van Dusen was gracious enough to give us an exclusive, behind-the-scenes peek at her design process. She described the experience of working on this project as a perfect fit: “I felt like my aesthetic is aligned with what Perrier was going for which is fun, light, summery, colorful and beachy. It felt very natural.”
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The Ultimate Roadtrip Soundtrack

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Although it’s tempting to bump Beyoncé all the way, we’ve rounded up some excellent new tunes to soundtrack your summer roadtrip. Whether you’re going upstate, down-shore, or cross-country, you can press play on these tracks for a refreshing summer playlist. Once you’ve got these contenders for “song of the summer,” check out Flavorpill’s exclusive Summer Guide for our top picks of awesome things to do this summer.
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Offbeat Adventures in Chicago

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It stands to reason that Chicago’s second-city complex would lead to a lot of validation-seeking boasting and bragging – and it sure can. But there’s also that pesky Midwestern meekness, not to mention a well-learned, necessity-birthed knack for the clandestine (see our storied histories of speakeasies, house-music loft parties, alternative-exhibition galleries, etc.), both of which contribute to an undeniable fact: This town can keep a secret. Without giving away too much, we’ve decided to open the vault on a few favorite hidden gems, off-the-beaten-path highlights, and obscure delights, plus one bonus offbeat adventure: New Belgium’s Tour de Fat, an annual celebration of “bikes, beer & bemusement,” lands Saturday, July 12th at Palmer Square with a bike parade, dance contest, live music, and thousands of local cycling enthusiasts. Don’t miss it!
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Al Fresco Cinema: The Best Outdoor Movie Spots in the Country

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IMAX and 3-D attempted to amp up the movie-going experience, but for our money, nothing beats watching a movie under the stars in the great outdoors — or local city park, for that matter. Putting a refreshing spin on cinema, the following al fresco spots are our favorites in the nation. Pack a picnic and make a date. To pack in even more refreshing summer fun, NYC & LA culture vultures should check out our custom Flavorpill summer guides. From flicks to food and comedy, we’ve rounded up the top events of the season.
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Hand-crafted Creativity at Work

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Hangar 1 Vodka is all about hand-crafted, California creativity. To celebrate that ingenuity, Flavorpill is presenting Call to California, a craft event series exploring the unique, the artisanal, and the creative. If you’re in SF or NYC, you can enter for a chance to win a spot at one of these exclusive events. For everyone else, we talked with the tastemakers and entrepreneurs themselves; from surfboards to rock-climbing, photography to terrariums, learn what keeps these creatives fired up. 
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Refresh Your Library: Better Summer Reads

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Longer summer days mean more time for reading. In a season of highlights, it’s tough to trim the list, but we’ve rounded up our favorite new books that should absolutely be in your beach bag this summer. After you refresh your library/e-reader, check out our Ultimate Summer Guides for awesome things to do in LA & NYC (if you can pull your nose out of these books).
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