2. Spritz on a new scent.
Cosmo beauty editors are buzzing about the freshest spring fragrances. For you: Marc Jacobs Splash in Curacao, $68, and Bulgari Mon Jasmin Noir, $80. For him: Ralph Lauren Big Pony Collection, $50 each (there are four in the set), and Gaultier Le Male Summer, $59.
3. Take a trip back in time.
If your spring-breaking days are over, round up the old crew for margaritas and reminisce about your craziest moments from Cancún trips past. Then toast the fact that none of those moments were ever captured by Girls Gone Wild.
4. Update your playlist.
Right now, we’re loving J.Lo’s übersultry “On the Floor,” Ke$ha’s infectious “Blow,” and Enrique Iglesias’s naughty-naughty remix “Tonight”
5. Score spring deals.
Check out ebates.com before ordering your annual new bikini or wedges – the site offers cash back on online purchases from megapopular retailers like Victoria’s Secret, J.Crew, and DSW.
6. Bond with your guy via an outside date.
Relationship expert Andrea Syrtash suggests posing as tourists in your own (or a nearby) city. Hop on that double-decker bus you see every day – and enjoy the warm spring breeze by sitting up top – or do a mini pub crawl visiting only bars with patio or sidewalk seating.
7. Feast your eyes on baseball’s finest.
They’re emerging from winter hibernation for spring training, and you can stalk them on TV or in your local ballpark.
8. Remix your wardrobe.
Bookmark street-style sites like Weardrobe, Street Peeper, and Chictopia for warmer-temp outfit inspiration. While we drooled over the high-fashion runway looks for spring, these sites feature real, relatable women (read: non-stick-figures) wearing trendy pieces you can actually afford.
9. Throw a welcome-spring dinner party.
Serve pasta primavera (Italian for “spring”) and dine alfresco. Ask guests to bring their fave vegetable, like tomatoes, broccoli, zucchini, squash, eggplant, carrots, peas, or peppers. Toss all veggies with ¼ cup olive oil, salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs; bake at 450 degrees until they begin to brown, about 20 minutes. Mix with cooked pasta, sprinkle with Parmesan, and serve.
10. Take your exercise regimen outdoors.
Specifically, running along the river, and yoga in the park.