Down With Denim

 

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Denim sneakers, denim backpacks, denim hats, denim slides, denim joggers and more… it’s denim everywhere and on all your favorite sporty styles!

LEFT COLUMN: FRANK & EILEEN “BARRY” VINTAGE WASH ITALIAN INDIGO DENIM SHIRT $198. One of our favorite button-ups, this extra distressed denim shirt is super soft, and a casual classic, fitted and curved in all the right places. RAG & BONE MARILYN DENIM SHORTS $295. Denim shorts are a must have this summer. Relaxed-fit, with distressed trims and racing stripes down the side, these are our sporty pick! LEVI’S UNICORN DENIM SLIDES $65. Slip your jeans on your feet in these super cool denim slides from the original Levi’s!

CENTER COLUMN: GOLDEN GOOSE FADED BLUE DENIM SNEAKERS $530. Kick it in these bleached denim low-tops from Golden Goose, accentuated with silver glitter heel tabs. ADIDAS ORIGINALS DENIM BASEBALL HAT $28. And top it off with this faded denim baseball hat from adidas Originals! FRAME DENIM RIGID RE-RELEASE DENIM JACKET $345From Frame’s limited edition “Rigid Re-Release” collection, this classic jean jacket is inspired by styles from the ’80s. Cut from denim washed to the perfect fade, this retro-inspired piece is slim fitting, cropped at hip, and features rivet buttons on front and side tabs. 

RIGHT COLUMN: EASTPAK PADDED PAK’R SELVEDGE DENIM BACKPACK $210. In collaboration with Japanese denim specialist Kuroki, this denim edition of Eastpak’s hallmark Padded Pak’r backpack is made with premium selvedge fabric and fully lined with a whimsical koi fish pattern. It features a large internal laptop sleeve and a zipped front pocket. ROXY EASY BEACHY DENIM JOGGERS $54.50. After a day at the beach or surf session, throw on these denim sweats for cool casual comfort.

 

Surf Mama

 

 
Just debuted is the Roxy x Lisa Andersen collection, celebrating a quarter century partnership with this legendary surfer. The first woman on the cover of Surfer magazine in 1995, this 4-time world champion (1994–97) became the face of women’s surfing in the 90’s, renowned for her super charging surf style and sun kissed good looks.

The Roxy x Lisa Andersen collection features a range of chic surf staples that pay homage to the era and the woman. From a modern take on the first female boardshort that Roxy created specifically for her in 1994, to surf-ready bikinis and one-pieces, the collection is full of Lisa Andersen inspired classics.

I first met Lisa as an editor at Conde Nast’s Sports For Women right after that cover debuted. The image of her cutting mid-air and dropping back into the wave, with the coverline “Lisa Andersen surfs better than you” was such a defining moment in women’s sports. Surfer was not a women’s magazine, but the dude’s surf bible. When it made that declaration it leveled the playing field and created a surf icon.
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Getting Tanked

 

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The summer’s must have swimsuit is a sporty one-piece tank!

For a run on the beach, stand up paddle, ocean swim or volleyball game, these graphic nine are ready for action and with sexy style too!

 

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TOP ROW: ZOE KARSSEN CARTOON HANDS SWIMSUIT $101; PANDORA SYKES X HUNZA G $190; MELISSA ODABASH HAWAII CUT-OUT SWIMSUIT $252; MIDDLE ROW: MILLY BEACH PLEASE SWIMSUIT $185NORMA KAMALI RACER MIO STRIPED SWIMSUIT $200; SOLID & STRIPED ANNE MARIE OMBRE SWIMSUIT $195; BOTTOM ROW: P.E NATION JUMPSTART WETSUIT SWIMSUIT $145FLAGPOLE NOLA COLOR BLOCK HALTERNECK SWIMSUIT $385BOWER SWIMWEAR FITGERALD SWIMSUIT $252

 

Surf Shack

 

 

“A surf shack is not built around what you think you need, so much as understanding all the things you don’t”, says writer Nina Freudenberger in the introduction to Surf Shack:Laid-Back Living by the Water, a beautiful new coffee table book that takes us inside the bungalows, trailers, cabins, and beach homes of those lucky enough to call themselves surfers. 

Surfing is a way of life reflected in the homes of those who live it. Freudenberger moved from New York City to Venice Beach, California in 2012, and became so enamored of this relaxed and easy going lifestyle she traveled to 18 cites in 4 countries to bring us inside the homes of such lifelong surfers and dedicated newcomers as: Blake and Heather Mycoskie of TOMS; hotelier Sean MacPherson and family; Jawbone founder Yves Behar and Sabrina Burell; and longboard pro Kassia Meador.

“Surfing is a natural filter for life’s nonsense”, says Freudenberger, and what these homes have in common is a style that prioritizes “ease over elegance, good vibes over any grand vision.” They are less about impressive architecture and more about cultivating truly authentic spaces that embrace the life spent in between surf sessions.

With vibrant photographs of design details and bright beaches — from Malibu to the Rockaways, from Japan to Australia — this book captures the soulful milieu of a lifestyle we all aspire to, in and out of the water. 

 

May Madness: 31 Days to Rock That Summer Body!

 

Hello May! With the first day of the month and the first day of the week coinciding, what a perfect moment to kick off a month long challenge! 

Memorial Day is fast approaching and the official start of bathing suit season. Many of us have a little extra something from the winter we’d prefer not to, so we’re sharing something new everyday this month to help you do just that. A new exercise, piece of equipment, food, supplement, and much more… stay tuned for a month filled with great tips and products to get you ready to rock that summer body!

I would like to highlight that we are not paid to write about these products. They are all things we use, think are great, and would like to share!

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The Old Ballgame

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: THE MOHAWK GIANTS CIRCA 1931; EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS HARTFORD CHIEFS 1949 JERSEY; EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS COLUMBUS JETS 1961 T-SHIRT; EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS HAVANA CUBANS CREWNECK 1961 SWEATSHIRT; EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS FOR J.CREW BISMARCK CHURCHILLS BALL CAPS; EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS FOR J.CREW TEES

 
Since 1988, Seattle-based Ebbets Field Flannels has made authentic reproductions of vintage baseball gear. Each limited edition jersey, ballcap, jacket, and sweater is handcrafted from 100% authentic and historical fabrics. With baseball season in full swing, J.Crew has just launched their own exclusive collaboration of t-shirts and ballcaps with Ebbets Field Flannels. 

Flipping through the encyclopedias of our nation’s pastime, the collection celebrates the history and legacy of such teams as the BROOKLYN BUSHWICKS, a top semipro team in the 1930s and ’40s with their own stadium in Dexter Park, Queens; the MOHAWK GIANTS, one of baseball’s great independent black teams, who played from 1913 to 1940 in Schenectady, New York; and the San Francisco based SURF RIDERS, whose players were in the Coast Guard.

The J.Crew Ebbets Field Flannel Collection of tees and baseball caps is now available in select stores and online. And… be sure to check out Ebbets Field Flannels entire collection of authentic vintage-inspired sports paraphernalia for summer.

 

All’s Well in Wellington

 
KENT FARRINGTON AND HIS STABLES IN WELLINGTON, FLORIDA.
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Unless you are part of the equestrian set, Wellington, Florida might not be a familiar destination, but every winter the world’s best riders descend upon this sport mecca for the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Hosted at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, the main attraction is the show jumping and its numerous Grand Prix events — along with the perfect climate for rider and horse alike. 

Next door to Palm Beach, Wellington was originally created in 1972 as a 7000-acre equestrian preserve. The Winter Equestrian Festival has been going on since 1979, but it wasn’t until 2008 that Wellington began to evolve into the equestrian lifestyle destination it is today. In 2006, about 1000 acres that included the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, were purchased for $135 million by Mark Bellissimo, a former tech entrepreneur, who envisioned the economic impact developing this community could have.
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Head For The Hills

 

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With spring in the air, it’s time to get outside and enjoy nature as it awakens from its wintry slumber. Hiking, trail running, camping and more, we’ve got the stylish layers and rugged gear to take on all your outdoor adventures.

 
LEFT COLUMN: BLACK DIAMOND SKYLIGHT TENT $499.95. For those beautiful nights under the stars, the award winning Black Diamond Skylight is where you want to be! This three-season tent offers plenty of room for two and a cozy fit for three. Built with a hybrid single/double-wall construction, the tent’s front third has a mesh inner wall for ventilation and a panoramic view.

OSPREY TEMPEST 20 BACKPACK $110. Like its male counterpart the Talon, the women’s specific Osprey Tempest 20 is lightweight and streamlined, designed for any outdoor activity. With multiple storage compartments for all your gear, including a separate hydration sleeve, it also features the ventilated Airscape™ back panel, comfortable mesh-covered shoulder straps, a continuous hip belt wrap, and a dynamic suspension system for load support.

MARMOT GINNY SHORT $60. Hitting the trail or hanging in town, these casual little performance shorts will keep you cool, comfy and ready for action wherever the day takes you. With UPF 30 sun protection, durable stretch nylon combats wear and tear.  Read More

 
 

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