December 1st, 2015
Posts Tagged ‘gifts’
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One of my favorite memories of Christmas as a child was waking up early, sneaking down the stairs to open presents, and staying in my pajamas all day long showing off my new toys to the neighborhood kids. Unfortunately some people grow out of some of these magical moments when they become an adult. Don’t let this happen to you, staying in your pajamas all day long is not only a possibility it’s super stylish … yes stylish. On my recent trip to the mountains I made wearing pajamas out of the house the coolest winter outfit yet.
This Tallow onsie has so many uses: wear it to bed, wear it while out holiday shopping, and, yes, wear it as you open your Christmas presents. There is no reason that us big kids can’t stay in PJ’s all day and show all our friends the new goodies! But this year I plan to sleep in! And speaking of presents, here is my holiday gift guide and wish list! (more…)
With graduations, Father’s Day and Holiday weekend festivities on the horizon, it’s safe to say that celebrations are on the horizon…which means celebration gifts are in order. And for Summer shindigs, booze is rarely an unwelcome gift. Our advice for giving gifts, in ascending order: booze, 2 bottles of booze, 2 bottles of booze wrapped in a neat package that also happens to double as a scarf. And for the latter, an easy DIY Scarf Bottle Carrier…
Cheers to the start of the holiday season! The chill brings along chunky knit trims, a saturated palette and, of course, a stylists’ dream worth of killer boots. What’s new to the knits and holiday dresses this year? Expect vintage sweater prints, mixed with modern cuts, and some seriously stand-out party pieces. Read on for our favorite picks of the season…
Stand Up Paddling is one of the fastest growing beach activities in recent memory. It’s fun, it’s easy and it gets you out there even when the wave machine shuts off entirely (ie. our whole last month in SoCal!) Since summer is in full swing and people are hitting up their local bodies of water with boards and paddles in hand, I thought I’d let you folks in on some crucial SUP accessories that I have personally scoped out. Here’s my list of the 5 best SUP accessories for this season:
Be prepared for the worst with the SUP survival PFD (personal floatation device). This bugger inflates with a rip cord and CO2 cartridge just like those fancy ones on the airplane. Besides giving you some added security, it also includes a zip pocket for securely stashing your keys, fishing license, sunscreen or shades.
In certain harbors or beaches, the water patrol will require you to carry a PFD anyways so why not cover all your bases with this compact lifesaving device. Otherwise you can lug around a heavy foam jacket or risk getting a ticket.
During extended sweeping sessions your feet are sure take a thrashing. Pruney, sunburnt feet are standard, and when you add rocks, urchins or coral in the mix it’s never good for your lower digits.
The Xcel 1mm split toe boots give the most sensitive of feet full protection without being overly cumbersome. They are lightweight, breath well and help you stick to your board. Shoots!
The Quiksilver Waterman Poly Pro zip Paddle jacket is perfect for all types of Paddling. The cut is slightly looser with a crew neck so it’s breathable and non-constricting. A full zipper at front allows you to zip it down when it gets hot, or zip it up when the onshores start blowing.
This jacket is made from a water wicking, poly pro material that blocks out both harmful UV rays and chilly ocean breezes. Like a lot of the Waterman line the Zip Paddle Jacket also includes a handy utility pocket at back perfect for sunscreen, ipod , ham sandwich or anything else you need to keep closeby.
The FCS SUP leash is the only stand up paddle leash that combines elements of both a standard leash and a coiled SUP leash. Unlike other leashes out there the FCS SUP leash features a non-coiled end that extends over your board. This means less tangles and no more tripping over a bunched up leash end close to your feet.
Whether you are surfing your stand up or taking it on a marathon paddle, the Dakine traction will keep you glued to your board and feel great under your feet.
The specially formulated EVA won’t add a bunch of weight to your board and will help absorb the shocks caused by rough seas and choppy waters. A lot like the cushions in your shoes, the Dakine deck pad will offer a more comfortable ride especially for extended sessionss
Your favorite accessory not listed? Let us know what yours is in the comments below!