Archive for the ‘THE SWELL LIFE’ Category

October 10th, 2013 | By | 3,879 Comments


If you think about it, there’s a lot to love, all around.

It’s crazy how negative our mindsets can be, so here’s my little tip. Stop sometime today, look up, around you, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and figure out a few things that make you smile at that very moment. Yes, even if it’s in a cubicle, or driving in traffic. It doesn’t need to be something tropical, although that’s what typically floats my boat. Heck, the smell of coffee in the morning gives me permagrin. Just take a moment, and figure out something around you to be thankful for or excited about. Because you never know…somewhere, someone might be wishing they were where you are right now.

Especially if it’s at a warm tropical beach.
– Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

A few SWELL loves….Aloha Prints, Beach Pants, Bikinis
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October 7th, 2013 | By | 1,800 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Take some free diving lessons. Or at least get some practice in – simply working on holding your breath and getting out in the water counts as practice. The more you work on improving your free diving skills, the more time you’ll have underwater. The more time you have underwater, the better your chances are of getting the perfect photograph.

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October 6th, 2013 | By | 2,531 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Allison Brook Roberts – Billabong Women’s

It’s no surprise that the minds behind such dreamy collections are just as amazing and creative as their designs. Allison is the Billabong Women’s Design Director, and with over ten years of experience she is quite the design guru. Not only does she design whimsical styles, but she lives the ultimate bohemian lifestyle. Learn more about this lovely designer and get a little peek inside where all the magic happens at Billabong… (more…)

October 5th, 2013 | By | 260 Comments

SeaMade: SWELL Surf Shacks / The Encinitas Derby House

Take a moment to imagine your dream house. Got it planned? If it’s anything similar to my dream house of the moment it is close to the beach, spacious inside and out, and very unique, just like the iconic Derby House of Encinitas. At an impressive age of 126 years old, the Derby House is brimming with old school soul that may not meet the typical dream house criteria, but it is truly a gem. Built in 1887, the huge redwood house neighbored the Encinitas train station and served as a bed and breakfast for travelers. Read on for a photo tour of the house… (more…)