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How To Be The Best Dressed Lady at Derby—And Everywhere Else

If you don’t have your Derby dress picked out yet, we’re right there with you. But we’re not sweating it. Our style editors have a bit of a secret: We are totally down to Rent the Runway. Meaning that when a big event comes up and we know we need a knockout dress, we go straight to the online fashion lender. […]

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48 Hours of Kentucky Derby

As a first-timer there is a little you can do to really prepare for the Kentucky Derby except show up. Sure, you can have the perfect dress and hat, tickets, and a great group of friends in tow, but once you’re in, nothing is quite what you’d expect. It’s tailgatin meets an elegant country brunch, with a touch of old-world nostalgia and […]

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Pop Culture and Kentucky Derby: What You Need To Know

Ahh, the Kentucky Derby. Bastion of crazy hats, slick fashions, and great excuses for throwing killer parties. Throughout the years, the Derby has taken on a language and mythology of its own. From the piece that changed sports journalism to the exclusion of the most famous little-horse-that-could that ever existed, the Derby is ripe for pop culture lovers. Here are four […]

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Throw The Best Derby Day Bash On The Block

  In the Southern party pantheon, celebrating the Kentucky Derby is right up there with tailgating and dinners on the ground. The 140th race is this Saturday, so get out your silver polish and follow our guide to enjoying the best two minutes in sports. 

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Derby Around The South

The first Saturday of May is upon us and that can only mean one thing: the annual running of the roses. The Kentucky Derby is a quintessential Southern celebration, but you don’t have to cheer from the stands at Churchill Downs to revel in true Derby form. From libations to lawn games, grab your best hat and hit up any of […]

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Dressing For The Races

Prep-purveyor Vineyard Vines might be based out of Connecticut, but the South has adopted its line of pastel-hued, casual living staples as its own. When there is an event that calls for dapper menswear and lady-like frocks, Vineyard Vines is there not only as a preferred brand for event goers, but often as an official sponsor. See Vineyard Vines’ bowtie […]

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The Capital Building from the Governor’s Mansion at Sunset

(Photo by Warner McGowin) Here’s a shot of the capitol building in Frankfort, Kentucky, taken from the Governor’s Mansion near sunset.

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Kentucky Derby Days

Kentucky knows how to show off. That’s a good thing. We went to the 134th annual Kentucky Derby this weekend, and we started on Friday, the day before the race, with a tour of Calumet, probably the most legendary horse farm in the world. And despite the tragic ending for Eight Belles, the Kentucky Derby remains an icon of the […]

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