Your Ultimate Holiday Party Style Guide "Damn, you look good!", Part One

December 11th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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Looking to get decked out to deck the halls? Give your holiday style an update with party worthy picks from the celebration curators at SWELL. On the nice list this season: metallics, standout LBD’s and lots of lace. Landing the naughty list (in a good way of course): sheer paneling and cuts outs.
Read on for your ultimate list of party dress picks…

Pictured above: Lace Crop Dress | Faux Fur Jacket | Embroidered Clutch | Black Back Zip Booties | Gold Collar Necklace (more…)

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December 11th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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It’s that time of the year when life gets just a wee bit crazy. I know it’s a great time of year, but it’s also just hectic for some reason. So here are a few (random) ways to help deal with this constant onslaught of craziness, and also embrace the season. (more…)

Life at Banzai | Oakley Team House Tour Sebastian "Seabass" Zeitz Takes Us Inside a North Shore Powerhouse

December 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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Not your average beach house, the Oakley House sits in front of Off The Wall and Backdoor Pipe, two of the premier waves of the North Shore. For Sebastian “Seabass” Zeitz and the barrel fiends of the Oakley surf team, that dream home is a reality a for the winter months on Oahu.

Oakley has had this house for seven years now and solidified its place among the handful of team homes that grace the seven mile miracle. The vibe here is has more aloha spirit than the streets of modern day Waikiki and the team stands as a tight nit group of friends. Enjoy an exclusive tour with 2012 Triple Crown winner inside the Oakley team house. Words & Photos by Dane Grady (more…)

Packing Tips For Anti-Bag-Checkers A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall

December 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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Packing. The very thought of choosing between paying extra to check a bag or hoisting a 100-pound carryon into the overhead compartment makes me feel like throwing a tantrum. Or possibly eating a pint of Ben & Jerry’s.
It’d be way easier to pack if I were the type of person who could relax on a beach in a bikini and cutoff shorts, but that’s just not me. My relaxation? It means hiking, biking, rock climbing, surfing, and caving. And that means packing a whole lotta gear. (more…)