Warmer weather is here which means it’s time to show off some skin, and this season it’s all about the mini skirt! Rising to popularity in the 1960s, skirts with thigh-baring hem lines have become a staple item in the wardrobes of fashionable women everywhere. The standard mini – a tight fitting skirt with a hemline falling just four inches below the derriere – has now made a comeback, but not without first receiving a makeover. This season’s iterations comes in a variety of flattering cuts, from skintight and cutout to kicky pleated flares as seen on a number of Spring runways including Hedi Slimane’s sultry Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang, Christian Dior, Anthony Vaccarello and Versace. Each of those brands have put their distinct twist on the mini skirt resulting in a number of chic, sexy options to flash some leg. The best part about the mini is its versatility. Go for a dressed up look by pairing your mini with pumps or rock a casual look with a t-shirt and sneakers. From prints to patent leather, flared to fitted, the mini is sure to please. Check out Viral Fashion’s favorite minis to ensure that you’ll be looking hot all summer long!

– Daniella DiRienzo
Haven Rooftop- photo credit www.havenrooftop.com

There’s unlimited reasons why the approach of summer is exciting: tanned skin, site
sandals, lightweight dresses and an amazing night at a rooftop bar. When the weather gets warm, people stray to rooftop bars, which offer breathtaking views of the iconic skyscrapers of New York City. Haven Rooftop is nestled in the heart of Manhattan in the middle of the bustling Theatre District, where the energy is always flowing. Haven is a posh hideaway above the city. Even though its open year round, rooftop bars are the epitome of summer. The view is the main reason to come to Haven, with the additional classiness of the bar, and the amazing cocktails and food.

Aside from the spectacular view, the ambience of Haven is vibrant and sophisticated. This destination will suit anyone’s taste, with two options to be seated. The main dining area is where goers can enjoy the French-American fare, with a view of the bright lights of Times Square. On the opposite side, there is a full bar with custom cedar high top tables, which are perfect for quick cocktails and small bites on the menu. Surrounding the guests are glass panels, so the view is always in sight.

Haven rooftop 2- photo credit www.havenrooftop.com

Haven at the Sanctuary Hotel is the perfect destination for a night out with friends, pre and post theatre dinners, a romantic date or an after work cocktail. It features an extended Happy Hour from 4 to 7pm, with discounted prices on drinks. Some signature dishes from the French-inspired menu are the Tuna Tower, a sesame dressed tuna tartar with wontons, a “Steak au Poivre,” a sirloin steak, rubbed in peppercorn spices and Haven’s signature chicken dish, a roasted chicken breast served with Cajun spices and a buerre blanc sauce. All of these delicious bites are paired with an innovative cocktail menu to quench your thirst. The cocktails range from the Hanky Panky Bloody Mary to the Rice Pudding Martini, a menu that will please everyone.  Rooftop bars are the place to be this summer, so make your way over to Haven to soak in the sights of one of the most iconic cities in the world.

Photo Credit: havenrooftop.com

-Amanda DelGaudio