Sometimes the best compliments are those that come from where you’d least expect it. Which is why our recent review from Internet Retailer.com has been making us blush all week. While we’re too modest to repost the entire write up, here’s the quote that really made us feel all warm and tingly inside
“This is an easy-to-use site, with good navigation and a solid mix of product,” says Lee Diercks, managing director of consulting firm Clear Thinking Group. “The site also does a good job of presenting and enhancing the products from the vendors that it represents.”
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Our latest and greatest dropped this week, featuring a Jeff Divine masterpiece on the cover. This kid is certainly stoked, and so are we.
My earliest memory of the Penguin icon was watching a rerun of Bob Hope playing in a celebrity golf tournament . This must have been around 1980 and while I had no clue who this stylish man of leisure was, I was ridiculously impressed that my dad had the exact same yellow polo Mr. Hope was wearing. Founded in 1955 as Munsingwear, an underwear and military supply company, they introduced the first iconic golf shirt to America. The Penguin logo itself has an interesting story of origin. One day, a Munsingwear’s salesmen spotted a flock of penguins in the window of a New York taxidermist and on what seems like a lark, bought one of the stuffed birds. Before long, “Pete” the penguin became the official mascot. In 2003, an Penguin was recreated by style makers who evolved the legend to include a full line of men’s and women’s apparel and accessories. We really dig their sunglasses, and know you will too.
If you’ve noticed the air around Carlsbad has been easier to breathe lately, you can thank Taylor Knox. Homeboy recently had the crew at Grease Not Gas convert the diesel engine on his 2008 F250 to one that runs completely on vegetable oil. At a price of around $3,700, Taylor’s new 37-gallon tank can make a run up to Maverick’s and back with a little juice left over. As well, filling up has also gone from a hassle to pure pleasure, as local breakie hot spot Hill Street Cafe in Oceanside lets him chow down on home fries while the day’s grease is transfered to his ride, for free.