It's finally farmers' market season! Every table is full of produce that looks perfectly delectable. But before grabbing one of everything, it's important to know that even at farmer's markets, certain fruits and veggies are fresher this time of year than others. We took the guesswork out of it and rounded up some of the most nutritious spring and summer picks.
Strawberries and oranges: Packed with skin-strengthening vitamin C, which help expedite wound healing (so you won't be battling blisters forever!)
Peaches: Filled with bone-fortifying phosphorous
Watermelon: Made up of about 90 percent water, so each bite provides your body with an extra bit of H2O
Bored with your basic fruit salad? Try blending strawberries and peaches into a smoothie (with a splash of fresh-squeezed farmers' market OJ). It's refreshing and super-portable, so you can drink it while heading to a morning class.
Feeling adventurous at a summer BBQ? Throw a few slices of watermelon onto the grill—the smoky result is perfect for a salad with some goat cheese and balsamic vinegar.
Spinach and zucchini: Loaded with manganese, which helps regulate your blood sugar, so hunger and dizziness don't derail your dancing
Asparagus: Filled with fiber to help regulate your digestive system and keep the bloat at bay while you're wearing a leo
Bell peppers: Contains beta-carotene, an anti-inflammatory that can soothe strains and swelling
For a quick snack during a busy summer-intensive day, try cutting the bell peppers and zucchini into strips—they're great for scooping up hummus.
You can't go wrong with grilling asparagus—cooking releases the veggie's antioxidants. Chop them up and throw them over a bed of spinach for a simple salad that's bursting with nutritional goodness and fresh flavor, not to mention a perfect option for a dance bag lunch that you don't have to worry about reheating.
Ralph Lauren is kicking off the celebration bright and early with a gender-neutral capsule collection featuring a rainbow version (naturally) of its pony logo. And the brand chose a bunch of influential LGBTQIA+ community members to model the looks—including our favorite danseur in heels, Houston Ballet soloist Harper Watters.
School of American Ballet students (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy SAB)
Do you have a "Strictly Ballet"–sized hole in your heart? Good news: The upcoming docuseries "On Pointe" just might fill it.
The School of American Ballet is teaming up with Imagine Documentaries and DCTV for the project. Though it's not yet clear where "On Pointe" will air, we do know that it'll follow talented SAB students preparing for professional ballet careers—much as Teen Vogue's popular "Strictly Ballet" web series did back in the day. But "On Pointe" marks the first time documentary filmmakers have been allowed access to the school, and it sounds like it'll paint an even more complete picture of the dancers' lives inside and outside the studio.
Choreographer Bob Fosse's signature style—with its jazz hands, inverted knees, and slouched shoulders—is still a huge influence in the dance world (and, thanks to the gloriously dancyFX series "Fosse/Verdon," the TV world). But while you know to expect plenty of Fosse-isms during a stage performance of Chicago or Sweet Charity, Fosse's legacy has also seeped into pop music culture, inspiring the likes of Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Here are just six of the many music videos that reference Fosse's iconic works.