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Eat to the Beat: How to Reserve Your Festival Food for Coachella

The post below entitled, “How to Reserve Your Festival Food Now for Coachella,” originally appeared on FWx.

We’ve been to Coachella a couple of times now, and it has one of the best collections of music anywhere in the world. But here’s the thing: There are serious trade-offs. The weather in the desert is less than hospitable, bathrooms are hard to come by, and the lines for food might make you think you are standing in front of the last funnel cake stand on earth. But the festival is attacking that last problem this year.

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The festival partnered with the dining app Reserve to let festival-goers actually make reservations to eat during the madness. Last year, Coachella gave attendees pop-up restaurants for the first time with food from the likes of L.A.’s Bäco Mercat and Night + Market. This year, they are expanding their offerings and will actually make it easier to get the food—at least, if you plan ahead. Using the Reserve app will give diners with VIP wristbands the opportunity to get $ 50 prix fixe menus from chefs like street food pioneer Roy Choi. The app also lets you pay ahead of time, so there aren’t any issues trying to split a check in the 105 degree heat when you just want to get back and hear Ratatat.

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For anyone without a VIP wristband who wants to splurge, you can reserve a table at Outstanding in the Field, a four-course pop-up put on by a rotating group of chefs that comes with cocktail and wine pairings, as well as VIP access for the entire day for $ 225.

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Before making reservations, everyone should know that while the app itself is free, Reserve charges for their service. Coachella reservations will cost $ 5 apiece. But anything that makes good food easier to get at a festival full of 90,000 people is fine by us. Reservations are now live, so if you’re hoping for a little Roy Choi between sets, start making plans soon. You can grab the Reserve app in the iTunes or Google Play stores.

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6 Reasons We’re Excited About the Toronto International Film Festival


September 3, 2014 @ 10:10 am

Canada, we’re coming! The annual Toronto International Film Festival kicks off Thursday, Sept. 4, and Team InStyle is heading up north to be on the front lines of all the action. The city basically transforms into a mini-Hollywood for 10 days, complete with oodles of movie premieres, an influx of stars, tons of eye-catching red carpet looks, and, of course, amazing parties. Here’s what we’re looking forward to most:

1. InStyle HQ at Storys

We’ve dispatched our editors to get the scoop straight from the stars, who will all be visiting us at our pop-up portrait studio at the historic Storys Building in the heart of the city’s downtown area. Photographer Jerome Corpuz will be snapping shots of celebs like Naomi Watts and Melissa McCarthy of St. Vincent, Jennifer Garner of Men, Women & Children, and so much more (get a first look at his portraits on Instagram @instylemagazine!). Plus, we’re throwing a party for all of our favorite TIFF-goers at the Windsor Arms Hotel. Make sure you get the latest news on news.instyle.com and follow @instyle on Twitter for updates.

2. The Oscar Buzz Has Already Started

The festival is where the Oscar race unofficially begins—last year we got a first look at Dallas Buyers Club and 12 Years a Slave for example—which makes it all the more fun to check out this year’s new lineup of buzzworthy flicks. The ones topping our must-see list include Foxcatcher with Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, The Theory of Everything with Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, Wild with Reese Witherspoon, and The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.

 

3. You Will See Directorial Debuts from Some Really Cool People

Chris Evans (yes, Captain America himself) premieres his first movie Before We Go on Sept. 12, a romantic film about a man and woman who meet for one epic night in New York City. Plus, Jon Stewart goes behind the camera for Rosewater, which tells the story of a journalist who was imprisoned after an interview he conducted during the Iranian elections. This is the film Stewart took a sabbatical from The Daily Show for, and early reviews say it will have a tremendous impact.

 

4. There Will Be Laughs Too
St. Vincent is Bill Murray’s newest movie, in which he plays a curmudgeon who befriends the son of Melissa McCarthy’s character and teaches the little guy the ways of life. TIFF is so excited about a new BM flick, the fest created an entire Bill Murray Day on Sept. 5 to coincide with the premiere. Then, Adult Beginners stars Kroll Show‘s Nick Kroll, a yuppie who crashes and retreats to the home where he grew up. (Rose Byrne and Joel McHale also star.) Plus, Chris Rock’s Top Five about a comedian-turned-actor trying to figure out his next project stars Gabrielle Union, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, and Tracy Morgan, in addition to Rock, who wrote and directed.

 

5. The Ensemble Movies Have Some Really Great Casts
Last year’s epic ensemble movie was August: Osage County, which turned out Oscar nods for Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep. This year, there are ensembles just as exciting, such as This Is Where I Leave You (Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne), Men, Women & Children (Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort, Emma Thompson), and Cake (Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, William H. Macy).

 

6. We Predict the Stars Will Bring It with Fashion
We expect our style radars to max out with so many gorgeous stars hitting up the festival, including Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Keira Knightley, Jessica Chastain, Anna Kendrick, Salma Hayek, Naomi Watts, and more. Plus, Armani is the official sponsor of the festival this year, for the first time ever, so if there is an Armani outfit overload, you’ll know why.

For updates straight from #TIFF14, follow Senior Editor Sharon Clott Kanter at @sharonclott on Twitter and Instagram!

See Our 3 Favorite Looks From the Cannes Film Festival This Weekend!

While we’re lounging in our relaxed weekend gear, the ladies of the Cannes International Film Festival have been bringing their fashion A-game to the red carpet. Amongst our favorites this weekend? Three dazzling choices by Salma Hayek, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence. Though Hayek chose a straightforward strapless silhouette for the premiere of Saint Laurent, the intense pink by Saint Laurent, aptly, really packed the punch. Plus, the look was in the details. Rather than overly fancy accessories, she chose a black leather studded clutch from the design house. And with the seaside location, her loose highlighted curls were a smart finish. (But it wasn’t all about looks for the actress. Hayek took the red carpet opportunity to support the missing Nigerian schoolgirls by holding up a sign that read: #BringBackOurGirls.) Chastain, meanwhile, also knew her way around the color wheel. For the premiere of her latest film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, the red-haired beauty played up her assets. Wearing an asymmetrical Atelier Versace gown in vivid blue, Chastain was prime example of how to dress for one’s complexion and hair-color. Plus, the gentle draping at the waist, matching Roger Vivier heels and soft Old Hollywood waves added just the right touch of refined elegance. Last but certainly not least, JLaw’s look was no-fuss but hit all the right notes for a film party. To celebrate The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I, the actress wore a layered ensemble just breezy enough for the occasion. Lawrence donned a Dior cobalt tank dress under a sheer, flowy gown. The wow factor? The contrasting emerald green Irene Neuwirth earrings that were an unconventional but smashing pick. Looking for more red carpet fashion highlights? See the best looks of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival at our gallery!