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Sunday, May 01, 2016 12:01 AM

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

From beautiful bouquets to serene spa days, May 8 is the time to celebrate some of the most important ladies in your life with the perfect array of pampering presents, especially those including some much needed R&R. Whisk Mom away to a breathtaking Malibu vineyard for an afternoon of wine and chocolate indulgence or brunch like a professional aboard a picturesque cruise departing from Newport Beach and Marina del Rey. For cherishing downtime, look to your favorite spas, like the spas of Beverly Wilshire and L.A. Live’s Ritz Carlton for some Mother’s Day deals.

CONGRATULATIONS, MAX AND LUBOV!

It is time to celebrate the third annual declaration of “Max and Lubov Azria Day” presented by San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee. The holiday honors the creative pair’s contributions to the city and to the world of design. The City by the Bay is one of the first major US cities to not only recognize a fashion designer for their contribution to the world, but also give them their own holiday.

FESTIVAL DE CANNES

The highly acclaimed celebration of cinema kicks off May 11 this year and commences May 22, shinning a spotlight on genre-spanning films to be judged on directing, writing and acting, with the winner receiving the prestigious Palme d’Or award. The festival, with one of the most coveted red carpets in the world, celebrates its 70th anniversary, as French actor Laurent Lafitte hosts the opening and closing ceremonies, and international celebrities visit the French Riviera for the perfect spring getaway.

A DAY TO REMEMBER

Commemorate all men and women who have served us in the armed forces –whether it is by waving the flag or vowing to live each moment in the present – with Memorial Day. The federal holiday falls on May 30, representing the unofficial start to summer and the official first day of the year to wear white. As one of the most celebrated three-day weekends of the year, take this time to embark on any fun adventure your heart desires – road-trips and staycations included.

THE MET GALA

International stars unite once more for a benevolent, fashion-filled event, benefiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. The glamorous event, celebrating its 70th anniversary, challenges stars to don ensembles that match the theme of that year’s Costume Institute exhibition. This year’s exhibition will highlight the dichotomy between handmade haute couture and machine-made fashion for an innovative theme dubbed “Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology.”

CINCO REASONS TO CELEBRATE

Grab your closest friends for a guac-filled Cinco de Mayo fiesta! Head to your favorite Mexican restaurants in L.A., like Gracias Madre, Mercado, or Pez Cantina, or party at home with the perfect homemade Mexican treats: churros, flan, enchiladas and more. Don’t forget to whip out the camera and document the festivities for adventurous memories that’ll last you forever, especially in honor of national photograph month.

DERBY DAY

This annual Kentucky party, laced in undeniable Southern tradition, is just as big as the fancy hats worn to it. The biggest horse riding, weekend-long event in the country, running May 6 and 7, makes its annual descent upon Louisville, Kentucky for the iconic Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs. The Derby Stakes are filled with social extravaganzas and infamously tasty mint juleps.

SINE QUA NON WINE DINNER

Attend a nearly mythical-in-status event, in honor of National Wine Day, with perennial critical acclaim and a virtually inaccessible mailing list for one night only. The Sine Qua Non Dinner in Beverly Hills, founded in 1994, offers its attendees a rare look into one of California’s most celebrated and enigmatic producers. In addition, an original five-course tasting menu, prepared by Chef David Feau, is expertly paired with 15 liquidly perfect vintages.

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