Lights, Cameras, Action Sports at the 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival

April 20th, 2009 | By | 2,550 Comments


Brace yourself guys, I’ve got an s-load of information to share. Let’s start with the vitals:

WHAT: The 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) is proud to announce its Action Sports Film Series.

WHEN: April 24-30, 2009

WHERE: The Regency Lido Theater at 3459 Via Lido Drive and at Edwards Island Cinema, located at 999 Newport Center Drive in Fashion Island in Newport Beach.

For the big breakdown on the WHY and HOW, keep reading:


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Next Week: “The Breast of Both Worlds” Charity Event

April 20th, 2009 | By | 1,052 Comments

kab-poster-email-size Check out some art and check out some breasts (at the Keep a Breast info table).  Next Wednesday, April 29th, get a good mid-week mix-up at “The Breast of Both Worlds” art and music event at the San Diego Hard Rock Hotel. The event supports breast cancer research and your mid-week slump, (don’t act like you have a hot date planned Wednesday night) so it’s a win-win deal. PLUS, you could score some cool freebies from Spy Optic, Hurley, Reef, DC Shoe Co, and  Element. Want more info? Read the flyer above. Be there; it’ll be the breast!

Bigger Is Better: Greg Long Wins The 2009 Billabong XXL

April 19th, 2009 | By | 1,535 Comments


For the second year in a row, San Clemente’s own Greg Long has won the 2009 Billabong XXL thanks to his colassal 51-foot ride at Dungeons. Along with bragging rights for having the biggest cajones, Greg took home the big check worth $50,000. Not bad for someone who didn’t have a single major sponsor behind him until last year’s win. (Gracias Billabong!) Greg is a good friend of the Swell family, and couldn’t be a more well deserving soul. Hey Wheaties: we’ve got your next superstar right here. For a full rundown of the awards ceremony, log on to Surfline.

Get The Look: Pocket Dresses

April 17th, 2009 | By | 2,621 Comments



As the focus of most warm weather wardrobes, dresses have always received top honors.  And with the surge of boots, tights and leggings, dresses have become a year round necessity. But as of late a new element is popping up all over dresses: Pockets! Like the creamer in your coffee, pockets add a little extra sweetness and ease to the already comfortable spring staple. Pocket dresses have ascended from couture designers to major retailers as a favorite for red carpet events and casual daytime outtings. And judging from our charming selection,  these extra compartments have already become an all around favorite.