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The DuJour 5×5: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

DuJour editors share their plans to kick off summer (Plus: the 14 songs every BBQ playlist needs)

Each week for The DuJour 5×5, we ask five editors five questions on a different topic. This week’s installment centers on Memorial Day weekend: Read on for our plans, our playlists and how we make the ultimate warm weather call: to wear white pants or not to wear white pants?

 

Stephanie Jones
Art Director
Twitter & Instagram: @MeAndMissJones 

1. My Memorial Day weekend itinerary: Fishing, golfing and biking in Nantucket, MA.
2. I plan on eating whatever I catch, drinking rosé and wearing layers.
3. The ultimate summer BBQ playlist must include the following 3 songs: “Summertime,” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, “Hot in HeRRe” by Nelly and “Beat this Summer” by Brad Paisley.
4. White pants before Memorial Day: DO! There is a white for every season.
5. I know it’s officially summer when I can’t stand being in the city on weekends.

 

Sarah Olin
Senior Designer
Twitter: @theSarahO; Instagram: @sarahmadeline

1. My Memorial Day weekend itinerary: STAYCATION. I love the city on summer weekends. I will be: taking advantage of shorter waits for brunch, escaping to Lavalette beach for the day and perfecting my sangria recipe to test out at friends’ BBQs.
2. I plan on eating something I make myself, for once, drinking at least one Negroni al fresco andwearing as little makeup as possible.
3. The ultimate summer BBQ playlist must include the following 3 songs: “White Nights” by Oh Land,  “Hunter” by Pharrell and “Weekend Love” by Queen Latifah.
4. White pants before Memorial Day: Do!
5. I know it’s officially summer when TAN. LINES. 

 

Krista Soriano
Web Editor
Instagram: @Kristaaa

1. My Memorial Day weekend itinerary: Making several gallons of horchata, grilling on my friend’s roof and just being outdoors as much as possible.
2. I plan on eating all day, drinking beer and spiked horchata and wearing tube tops, jean shorts and Soludos.
3. The ultimate summer BBQ playlist must include the following 3 songs: “Red Red Wine” by Bob Marley, “The Boys of Summer” by The Ataris, “What’s Luv?” by Fat Joe featuring Ashanti.
4. White pants before Memorial Day: DO.
5. I know it’s officially summer when five-day work weeks seem undoable.

 

Adam Rathe
Articles Editor
Twitter & Instagram: @AdamRathe

1. My Memorial Day weekend itinerary includes copious relaxation, the finishing of several books and an above-average amount of napping.
2. I plan on eating, drinking and wearing terribly summery things that I haven’t yet planned out.
3. The ultimate summer BBQ playlist must include the following 3 songs: The Go-Go’s “Vacation,” The Ramones’ “Oh Oh I Love Her So” and Dolly Parton’s “Don’t Drop Out”
4. White pants before Memorial Day:  Definitely a do.
5. I know it’s officially summer when New York turns into a ghost town Fridays at noon.

 

Lindsay Silberman
Staff Writer
Twitter & Instagram: @LindsaySilb

1. My Memorial Day weekend itinerary: Surfing in St. Barth’s.
2. I plan on eating fresh seafood and french fries (which I might be inclined to call “pommes frites” since I’ll be on French territory), drinking an unhealthy amount of rosé, and wearing lots of white, paired with this blood orange lip color.
3. The ultimate summer BBQ playlist must include the following 3 songs: “Do It Again” by Rökysopp & Robyn, my personal choice for song of the summer; a classic, “Dancing in the Dark” by Bruce Springsteen; and something gratuitous yet important: “Summertime,” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince.
4. White pants before Memorial Day: Major do. I actually think winter white is the chicest kind.
5. I know it’s officially summer when New Yorkers (myself included) start looking a little less cranky and miserable.

 

MORE DUJOUR 5×5:

The Movie Edition
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Edition
The Celebrity Edition

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