Top 5 Must Haves for a Tropical Vacation

July 15th, 2011 | By | 2,501 Comments

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It’s Summer, and I have the travel bug. I’m planning my trip to Hawaii’s North Shore next month, and I will be spending it lying on the beach sipping mai tais and eating poke. Does it get any better than that? So here is a list of my top 5 essentials to bring on any summer vacation: an amazing bikini, a multipurpose day to night dress/beach cover up, and fashionable accessories to accentuate your outfit. Remember on your next trip to pack lightly and avoid baggage claim at all cost, be comfortable, and above look stylish!

1. Vix Michelle Bikini Top and Bottom
2. Tigerlily Celestial Mumu
3. Reef Goddess Sandal
4. Billabong Day Tripper Bag
5. Super Lucia Sunglass

hannahAbout the Author: If buying girl’s apparel were anything like garage sale shopping, Hannah would be the one knocking at your door at 5am, trying to score the best picks. Spot this dog surfing enthusiast with a longboard and lifejacket-ed Golden Retriever.

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Top-Ten Surf Tweets of the Week -Kelly Keeps Us Guessing

July 14th, 2011 | By | 1,261 Comments

To quote Dusty Payne, “Unless you’re on tour or in a video, it’s easy to fall off the map unless you start an original blog or twitter.” So the surf chatter on twitter has blown up with shit talking, rumors, travel tips, contest results, surf reports, and more.

It wouldn’t surprise me if sponsors reward the amount of “followers” surfers get, just like other exposure benchmarks written into contracts. Twitter is the perfect outlet for surfers due to it’s lack of etiquette, enabling pros mask years of missing English class for surf comps.

Here’s a few favorite tweets covering the gamut of banter flying around this week in the surf world:

Jordy claims he’s bluffing
Kelly Slater
Hundred dollar flight…thousand dollar mistake
Alana Blanchard
Huntington Beach bad-breath
Roy Powers
And don’t over estimate either…
Surfing Magazine
There’s obviously no drug testing on tour
Fred Patacchia
Who says big name surfers don’t run the tour?
Julian Wilson
Domma saying what we’re all thinking
Doomas Rumas
The goofiest goofy-footer ever
Matt Wilko
Son of the year
Ian Walsh
This is naughty. Follow at your own risk twitter.com/#!/Rottmouth
Rotton Mouth

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Trend Alert: Summer Stripes

July 14th, 2011 | By | 1,696 Comments

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Something about stripes in the summer just screams Paris. And we like that. Our top pick? This new striped maxi dress that just showed up this week. It pairs perfectly with bold prints or neutral trims.
Shop the trend here. How would you rock the summer stripe trend?

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Win It Wednesday: Tea In The Woods

July 13th, 2011 | By | 2,585 Comments

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