Lift Off

 

 

It’s surfing without a wave, snowboarding without the powder, flying without a plane… it’s eFoiling, your new (albeit expensive) board sport! An eFoil is a motorized surfboard with a sleek hydrofoil design that lifts the board out of the water at speeds of up to 25 mph with control of a wireless handheld remote. Lift, the family-owned, Puerto Rico based company, is the creator of the best-selling eFoil on the market — and one can be yours for a mere $12,000.

You are likely familiar with the concept of foiling as it applies to sailing, and have seen the hydrofoil race boats that have become standard design in the America’s Cup. As speed increases, wing-like foils propel the board up and you float above the surface as the blade slices through the water below. A two-hour charge lets you ride for about 90 minutes.

Described by some as a cross between a Jet Ski and a surfboard, thankfully the electric motor is silent, and eFoiling takes some athletic skill to master. I’ve been wanting to demo an e-Foil for a while, and Lift hooked me up with a lesson in Montauk, L.I. earlier this week. Kai Costanzo, owner of KaiKai sandals located at Gossman’s Dock (and other locations) was my instructor. Telling me most people don’t stand up on their first lesson, such would be my motivation!
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Funky Fall Favorites

 

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Colors, patterns, styles collide for a fashion twist on your fall favorites. Mix and match with sporty classics for a rugged country look with big street style.

 
LEFT COLUMN: THE NORTH FACE SALTY DOG BEANIE $26. Keep that noggin’ toasty with this classic docker style beanie, jersey lined for extra warmth. It features a shallow fit and heritage branding on a woven patch for added vintage style.

SACAI LAYERED COLOR BLOCK BOMBER JACKET $1170 (now 35%off). Your bomber jacket goes hunting for fall. Color-blocked and layered with army green and safety orange, it’s a be seen look this season.

MONSE FLANNEL CASCADE HOODIE $1150. Sweatshirt meets flannel shirt with this cashmere blend, asymmetric hoodie. It’s a luxe fashion spin on your basic hooded sweatshirt.

CENTER COLUMN: PATAGONIA NANO PUFF SCARF $69. Your scarf is now a windproof and water-resistant insulated layer. The Nano Puff scarf is made from lightweight, compressible PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation Eco that is 100% post-consumer recycled polyester. It features a handy little zip pocket too! Read More

 

Francisco Costa Is Costa Brazil

 

 

When Francisco Costa left Calvin Klein in 2016, after 13 years as the Creative Director, it would not be another fashion house he would seek. This native of Brazil returned to his homeland and found himself deep within the rainforest of the Amazon — not on the luxury cruise he had originally planned with friends — but with an indigenous tribe called the Ywanawas. It was here by chance that his newest venture was born, Costa Brazil.

Costa Brazil is an all-natural skin care line — a blend of powerful ingredients, sourced from the Brazilian rainforest — that Costa discovered on that first trip and multiple visits since. At the core of the line are body oils that blend mineral-rich Kaya, antioxidant-packed Cacay, and the aromatic healing properties of Breu. While Costa Brazil bears Francisco’s name, it is Brazil that is at the heart of the brand, embodying the connection between beauty and nature that distinguishes the place from which he comes.

The products are an olfactory delight, the essence of which is a resin called Breu, revered for its sacred aromatherapy benefits. It was the first ingredient Costa discovered on his maiden trip to the Amazon, and became the inspiration for the line. The aroma is hard to describe. It is exotic, like a place you’ve never been but want to go… a jungle, forest, or other some natural wonderland where the scent is so fragrant it’s almost intoxicating, and makes you want to return again and again. Read More

 

So You Sage

 

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Ease into fall with this collection of sage. Beach, country, town…

functional style for any locale, wherever the season finds you.

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: MOSCOT TELENA SUNGLASSES $315. Crafted with cinnamon colored Italian acetate frames, tinted green lenses, and durable 5-barrell hinges, these chill shades bring contemporary style to any sun-soaked look.

SATISFY LIGHTWEIGHT RUNNING CAP $59. Take to the road in this technical Satisfy running cap from their LSD collection — embroidered with LONG SLOW DISTANCE on the front in applicable 60’s typography.

BOGS KICKER RAIN CHELSEA $80. You’ll be excited for rainy days in these fun little rain boots. They are made with 100% waterproof, ultra-soft, and flexible rubber that’s functional and rugged enough for the country, but stylish for city wear too! Read More

 

Heal Thyself

 

 

For many fitness lovers and weekend warriors, overuse injuries often come with the territory. Luckily there are chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists to get us back in action as fast as possible. When the coronavirus pandemic hit however, those practitioners’ offices closed, and with that went the treatments and therapies on which we’ve come to rely.

Though many sport and physical therapists’ offices are now open, with Covid fears and the pandemic lingering, some people are still reluctant to go, despite the safety precautions doctors and health practitioners have taken. While we can’t replace the hands-on techniques of a great physical therapist, there are a number of things we can do ourselves to keep those nagging injuries from becoming more serious.

One of my primary sport therapists is Duke Chiropractic in Manhattan, where in addition to skeletal adjustments, they use active release therapy, along with a variety of other muscular therapies like Graston and EPAT to treat both recreational and professional athletes. I spoke with one of my doctors there, Dr. Peter Duggan, about what recovery therapies we can do on our own when getting into the doctor’s office is not an option or as convenient as it once was. Read More

 

10 Sleek Summer Slides

 

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Always cool and comfortable, your sport slides get a dose of chic all cleaned up in white. Add a hit of color here and there for some extra summer fun!

 

LEFT COLUMN: CHACO CHILLOS ENDORPHIN $50. Chaco has collaborated with Saucony on a co-branded recovery slide designed for ultra post-run relaxation — with all-day style to match! GUCCI MATELASSE RUBBER SLIDES $320. Gucci takes your rubber pool slide and transforms it into a chic summer sandal with a quilted geometric effect that’s finished with an embossed Double G detail. ADIDAS ADILETTE SLIDES $45. You can’t beat the original pool slide — especially in a graphic black and white! BALENCIAGA LOGO EMBOSSED POOL SLIDE $275. Minimal and chic, these white Balenciaga logo embossed slides are functional too in rubber with a comfort molded footbed and sole. MONCLER BASILE RUBBER SLIDES SANDALS $225. At the pool, lunch, and cocktails, these Moncler rubber sandals with tricolor strap go anywhere your summer takes you.

RIGHT COLUMN: KAAPA BANDA SLIDES $35. We love them in white, but these Kaapa slides are also in a full array of summer colors, and all feature the cheeky Kaapa logo. GIVENCHY 10MM LOGO EMBOSSED RUBBER SLIDES $295. Another minimal designer take, these white Givenchy pool slides feature a little hit of color with red embossed logo. LACOSTE CROCO SLIDE $39.95. Everybody loves the Lacoste crocodile, and these pool slides feature him prominently in tennis green on the wide foot strap. CHAMPION IPO SLIDES $35. These Champion slides add a chill sporty vibe to your summer style from the pool to the beach to the street. PHILIP PLEIN LOGO PRINT FLAT SLIDE $375. Designer Philip Plein always loves a sport inspiration, and here contrasts his graphic logo design in black against a simple white pool slide.

 

Lateral Objects

 

 

We featured production designer Stefan Beckman’s home furnishings line, Lateral Objects, when it launched last summer with a collection of bright and graphic beach towels. The collection has since expanded into tableware with placemats, napkins, and glasses, along with additional beach products like camp chairs and tote bags — as well as a shop in the Long Island hamlet of Bellport, NY that carries the whole line and more.

Beckman is arguably fashion’s most sought after production designer, creating the sets and stages for such designers as Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, and Bottega Veneta – in addition to his editorial work for such publications as Vogue Italia, W, Love, and Interview. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, and so much of the fashion industry on lockdown, like many New Yorkers he left the city for his summer home, and set up shop — literally — in Bellport. Read More

 

Bandana-Rama

 

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While the bandana has always been a favorite accessory with its distinctive paisley print, it has become more popular than ever in the last few months as a face covering. This sporty collection takes its inspiration from the bandana with hoodies, bags, leggings, sneakers, t-shirts, hats, and more that pay homage to this colorful little square!

 
LEFT COLUMN: BDG WASHED BANDANA HOODIE SWEATSHIRT $59. This unisex printed hoodie features a cotton outer layer with a light poly fleece lining, and is available in three colors.

ARIZONA LOVE TREKKY BANDANA-WRAPPED SANDALS $134. Teva-inspired, these comfy sandals get a fashion infusion wrapped in red bandana-print voile.

BANDANA BLANKET COMPANY CLASSIC BANDANA BACKPACK $69.99. Available in lots of bandana colors, this backpack features a heavy-duty construction, padded nylon back and bottom, and interior laptop pocket too.

WALK ON WATER BANDANA SLING CHAIR $149. Also available in all your favorite bandana colors, these sling chairs recline in three different positions for ultimate relaxation. They feature a solid wood frame and durable, water-resistant seat that are UV coated to protect against fading. Read More

 
 

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