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June 19th, 2014 | By | 273 Comments


Whenever I see the term bikini body, and all of this buzz about bikini body workouts, bikini body diets, and bikini body secrets, I get a bit concerned. Why does the word bikini get so much attention? Shouldn’t you workout, be active, and take care of your body, no matter what you are wearing? Well you should. If your daily outfit is jeans and a tee, or your favorite comfy sweats, or if you are more of a one piece connoisseur and rarely ever put on a bikini, you should take care of your body. (more…)

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June 15th, 2014 | By | 269 Comments

A Slice of Life | De-stress Guest Series by Stephanie Schechter

This may surprise you – but this beach is not on a tropical island. It is however, within the subtropical zone… geographically speaking. And no, that’s not a Harlequin romance novel; it’s a Theories of Communication textbook. Clearly, I’ve been spending a lot of time nerding out lately. You see, the beach pictured here is actually my backyard at the extremely beautiful, yet extremely academically rigorous University of California, Santa Barbara. We just finished a grueling week of finals, and now I am back at home in San Diego for the summer. While this photo looks like – and quite literally is – a day at the beach, it is also a day in which I had several hours of class, and probably like, a million hours of studying. Luckily, while UCSB is on a super fast paced quarter system, we also are located right on the beach, so we have some pretty great opportunities to de-stress.

June 12th, 2014 | By | 250 Comments


I just got back from a trip that involved over 22 hours of in air flying time, each way. And what’s one of the first things I did when I got home? Started thinking of where I want to travel next.

There’s just something about traveling somewhere new, whether it’s within driving distance, or across the globe in a country where you don’t even write in the same alphabet, that is invigorating, exhilarating, inspiring, and educational. This is a combo that is quite addicting. In a great way. (more…)

June 7th, 2014 | By | 435 Comments

SeaMade: Bikini Review | L*Space A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

Heading down to the beach the other afternoon, I decided to break out my new L*Space Wild & Free strappy bikini. I love the print and cut, which are both unique and stylish. Paired with some old school aloha shorts and camel hat , I probably looked ready to go on surfari with Wingnut and Patty O from Endless Summer. Beacons here in Leucadia is full of retro cats and this outfit fit right in with the best of them.

Photo: Chris Grant (more…)