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What We Love About May

Your spring must list: What you need to do, see, hear, and talk about.
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Your spring must list: What you need to do, see, hear, and talk about.
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The Great Gatsby

Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic Jazz Age novel about wealth, obsession, and the American Dream—hits theaters this month, complete with Prada costumes and a Jay-Z soundtrack. (May 10)

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Paris Sketchbook

There's nothing like Paris in the springtime. Capture the je ne sais quoi of the City of Light with Paris Sketchbook (Laurence King Publishing), fashion illustrator Jason Brooks' whimsical love letter to all things Parisian.

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Frieze New York

Frieze New York is returning to Randall's Island in New York for its second annual stateside show. If you're intimidated by the blue-chip galleries, check out the Joe Fresh–supported Frame section, dedicated to 20 galleries established less than six years ago. (May 10–13)

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Charlotte Olympia

Charlotte Olympia is bringing its retro-glam style to Rodeo Drive with the opening of the British shoe label's first Los Angeles outpost, its third store worldwide.

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RiRi Woo

Want Rihanna's sexy onstage red-lip look? Try RiRi Woo, the first lipstick in the pop star's new MAC makeup line. Additional Rihanna Hearts MAC products — eyeshadows, nail polishes, and more lipsticks — will be launching this summer and fall. (On sale May 2, $15; maccosmetics.com)

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Chardonnay Day

Why not celebrate Chardonnay Day by pairing a glass of Clos du Bois North Coast white wine with a lobster roll? (May 26)

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Little Boots

Head to iTunes: Electro-pop singer-songwriter Victoria Christina Hesketh, aka Little Boots, debuts her powerful sophomore album, Nocturnes, filled with '70s disco, '90s house, and classic pop music. (May 6)

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Melanoma Monday

Wear something orange on Melanoma Monday to raise awareness for skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States. Or better yet, schedule your annual skin check. (May 6)

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Bay to Breakers 12K Race

World-class athletes run alongside costumed joggers in San Francisco's 102-year-old Bay to Breakers 12K Race, which attracts more than 50,000 participants every year. This is one fun run to add to your bucket list. (May 19)

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