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August 23rd, 2014 | By | No Comments

Salute to Summer: The Watermelon Paloma

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Send off summer with a cocktail that combines two of our favorite things: watermelon and sea salt (oh yeah, and tequila). Don’t be fooled by the unicorn tear-pink hue, this cocktail isn’t for lightweights or sugar saturated drink-lovers. It packs a well disguised, perfectly balanced punch…that can, coincidentally, be served punch-style in the melon from whence it came. And because it contains zero added sugar, it’s a recipe that cocktail aficionados, beach bod conscious imbibers and casual Sunday sippers can enjoy equally.
Cheers to another perfect summer, watermelon in hand. Read on for the recipe…
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August 22nd, 2014 | By | 197 Comments

Slotted in SWELL | Billabong Pro Tahiti The World's Best Surfers, Waves and Gear Tested at Teahupo'o

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The historic and at times horrific opening rounds of the Billabong Pro Tahiti tested the mettle of the world best surfers. The boys put everything on the line, including their faith in hi-performance gear that we just so happen to carry for you to step up your game. (Photos: ASP / Will H-S) (more…)

August 22nd, 2014 | By | No Comments

How To Travel with Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil: aka the new lotion, eye makeup remover, sunscreen, deep conditioner, lip balm, bug repellant, deep conditioning treatment…and even deodorant. But if  you’ve ever attempted to travel with a jar of the magical oil, you may have found that the 76 degree melting point can cause quite an oily mess if left in a hot car or traveling to a tropical destination (which we’ll assume is the type of location you generally travel to). Even if packed in a jar, you’re walking on thin ice if you need to pack that jar in your purse or travel bag. After testing MANY different types of containers, I finally found one method that works. Read on to see what it is…
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August 21st, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

#SWELLivin

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If I can think of one term that is overused today, it’s selfie. I get it though. Taking pics of ourselves is fun, helps us document parts of our life, especially when we look better than normal, or have fake eyelashes on. But I’ll admit it. The obsession is getting to me a little bit.  For the following reason.  One of the easiest ways to be unhappy in your life, is to have your mindset be all about…you. The me, me, me, meeeeeeeee mentality. It’s unhealthy, leads to narrow minded thinking, and to be blunt, is really boring to be around. (more…)