Fried crispy shrimp tacos recipe with cabbage, mango and cliantro lime dressing from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell.

Looking for some Taco Tuesday recipe inspiration, or something worthy of an epic Cinco de Mayo celebration? Here you go: crispy fried shrimp tacos topped with roasted garlic aioli, cabbage, mango, red onion and a generous drizzle of our popular cilantro-lime vinaigrette. Fresh, bright and satisfying with crunchy, succulent shrimp, this is the kind of taco that created the need for a taco emoji.

Fried crispy shrimp tacos recipe with cabbage, mango and cliantro lime dressing from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell.

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Here comes Charlotte Tilbury to the rescue! She’s created an understated, glowing look that highlights the natural beauty in every woman, and she’s sharing her expert secrets. To re-create this gorgeous and universally flattering look, here are her step-by-step instructions and products you’ll need—including her newest launch, the Instant Look in a Palette. Designed to take you from day to night, this gotta-have-it palette contains products you can dial back for the desk or amp up for dinner out.

GET CHARLOTTE TILBURY’S TUTORIAL FOR GLOWING, NATURAL MAKEUP

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Easy Spring Street Style

Our sharp-shooting global trend reporters snapped these two adorable street-style spring looks. Then our editors picked similar Nordstrom styles to help you achieve them. All that’s left for you to do is to add shades and head to brunch.

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Like the majority of the thinking and feeling populace, we were floored by Beyoncé’s new album, Lemonade, a beautiful visual and aural exploration of sorrow and forgiveness in intimate relationships and in American racial history. Her interweaving of a maybe-fictional, maybe-real marital infidelity with the tragedies that African Americans, both past and present, have suffered in our nation was mostly poignant, often furious and ultimately redemptive. When Beyoncé told ELLE magazine earlier this month that she wanted to create music to make people heal, she was certainly referring to this.

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Throughout the changing emotional and artistic terrain on Lemonade, Beyoncé uses her fashion choices to signify complex situations and reactions. From the swinging of a baseball bat in a cheerful Roberto Cavalli dress in “Hold Up” to her defensive Hood by Air fur coat in “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” and from the taunting apathy of her twin hair braids and deuces up in “Sorry” to the romantic Victorian dresses by Givenchy, ruffled shirt by Rosie Assoulin and the “Formation” Gucci red dress, Beyoncé’s fashion choices were evocative, careful and extraordinary.

To maintain that residual feeling that great art leaves in its wake, that raw spirit of human resurrection and connection captured in Beyoncé’s verses and that solidarity of sisters united, we’ve rounded up a few pieces that remind us of Lemonade. Wear them to carry you through the week or to see the diva in concert. These are uniforms that slay, like Bey.

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Now through May 22, Pop-In@Nordstrom is partnering with the much-loved skin care brand Aesop, celebrating the simple virtues of our daily routines. In this blog series, we explore five skin care rituals with Aesop’s own Dr. Kate Forbes, general manager of products and research & development.

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“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” Amelia Earhart

Products for invigorating body care to guide the journey from indoors to outdoors, for adventurous spirits and wandering minds:

  1. Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash 500mL
  2. Deodorant 50mL
  3. Geranium Leafc Body Cleanswer 500mL
  4. Rind Concentrate Body Balm 120mL

What makes this ritual so unusually effective?

Pop-In@Nordstrom / Aesop

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Strong, easy to make coctail recipe with rum, whiskey and cognac. The Twelve Mile Limit from Nordstrom. Photo by Jeff Powell.

If you’re a brown liquor lover with a penchant for in-your-face flavors—like those found in a classic Manhattan, sidecar or old-fashioned—then this cocktail is for you. Named after a law that banned consuming alcohol up to a dozen miles off U.S. shores, this thumb-your-nose-at-the-man cocktail was a favorite during Prohibition.

We serve the Twelve Mile Limit at all Nordstrom full-service bars, but you can make this easy rum, rye whiskey and cognac cocktail recipe (triple whammy) at home. What balances all those strong liquors? A good dose of freshly squeezed lemon juice and—what really sets this recipe apart—a big splash of homemade grenadine. Our house-made grenadine is simple to do and worth the small effort of simmering some simple syrup and pomegranate juice down to a sticky syrup finished with brandy to get the superior-to-store-bought flavors.

MIX IT UP: HERE’S HOW

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There’s a really good chance you spent this last weekend wrapping your mind around Beyoncé’s brand new Lemonade film, and if so you very likely took some more time to meditate on the outfits and give it up for the killer urban-earth-girl styling choices.

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A still from Bey’s Lemonade, via Phelan

Did you get stuck on Zendaya? Yeah, us too. The plaited and braided singer/dancer looks future-perfect and completely Zen in one of our favorite New York City-based SPACE brands, Phelan. It’s perfect synergy, too, because Amanda Phelan is also a dancer. Her refined and thoughtful relationship with movement and kinetics informs just about everything she does.

Of particular note: her radical knitwear of course, and the way it’s presented. For Amanda, it’s not about typical runway parades but narrative, riveting dance performances that express an entire world of style and emotion.

CLICK FOR PHELAN’S S/S ’16 DANCE/FASHION PRESENTATION

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The Weekend Guide: April 22-24

Tom Hiddleston stars in The Night Manager on AMCSEE: The Night Manager on AMC and online
Travel the world on an epic espionage assignment crafted by legendary spy novelist John le Carré. Tom Hiddleston stars as Jonathan Pine, a hotel manager recruited to thwart an international arms dealer played by the suavely villainous Hugh Laurie. Visually, the six-part series is stunning, whisking viewers off to exotic locales. But the cast and plot of this adaptation will be the true cause of your binge-watching.

READ: Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much by Faith Salie
A kind of self-help book that reads like a comedic monologue, Approval Junkie explores the hilarious lengths one woman will go to gain admiration and affection. Salie’s book isn’t a sad sack’s memoir but a humorous and vulnerable work by an accomplished TV (CBS News) and radio host (NPR), one plagued by perfectionism and a relatable if sometimes perverse need for validation.

GET: Miu Miusic at the App Store
Miu Miu’s app is an image-driven music service curated by DJ Frédéric Sanchez that takes listeners through kaleidoscopic graphics of fashion. Select a song and design theme, then perfect your runway walk to pics of Miu Miu styles.

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For Earth Day, we reached out to Maaji Swimwear CEO Miguel Piedrahita. The executive was keen to talk about his company’s greening efforts in Colombia, where they’re located in Medellin, Antioquia. Planting an Ocean of Trees is a program coordinated by Maaji to offset the environmental impact of manufacturing. And they are more than compensating for their practices. To date they have planted more than 82,000 trees in rural areas of the Colombian departments of Antioquia, Boyaca and Tolima. Piedrahita himself has planted 3,000 of them.

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“Our company is owned by two sisters and was founded 10 years ago,” Piedrahita explains. “This program is one which the founders decided to plant trees to reduce the impact of our manufacturing process. Now we have planted 82,000 trees, all planted in Colombia in an area surrounded by nature.” Part of the project includes protecting watersheds in Colombian areas where water potential has been impacted by regional violence.

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Maaji’s trees are planted in Colombian agricultural communities 

Surrounded by verdant forests (including the Amazon), rivers, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Colombia contains some of the planet’s most beautiful landscapes and natural resources. It’s clear why a company set in such environs would feel protective about them.

AN ECO-CONSCIOUS BIKNI BRAND: READ MORE

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Now through May 22, Pop-In@Nordstrom is partnering with the much-loved skin care brand Aesop, celebrating the simple virtues of our daily routines. In this blog series, we explore five skin care rituals with Aesop’s own Dr. Kate Forbes, general manager of products and research & development.

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The Silhouette of Morning

“Even a single hair casts its shadow.” Publilius Syrus

A ceremonial approach to the morning shave begins with:

  1. Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste 75mL
  2. Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum 60mL
  3. B&T Toner 100mL
  4. Moroccan Neroli Post Shave Lotion 60 mL

What is this ritual all about? We’ll get into that in a moment. First let’s meet Dr. Forbes and learn about Aesop in general.

Pop-In@Nordstrom / Aesop

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