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Swim fins, paddleboards, dive watches, and more… jump and cool off with these summer essentials made to get wet! It’s play all day style on land and sea.

LEFT COLUMN: BODY GLOVE RAPTOR PLUS 10’8″ INFLATABLE PADDLEBOARD PACKAGE $999. Ultra-portable, durable, and fun, you’ve got everything you need for a great day on the water in this inflatable stand up paddleboard package. Paddling on the lake, catching some waves, and even for yoga, the Body Glove Raptor Plus is an incredibly versatile and stable board for all levels. Package includes dual-action hand pump with gauge, adjustable three-piece paddle, backpack for transport and storage, cell phone dry pouch, ankle leash, and repair kit.

SPERRY FLOAT BOAT SHOE $44.95. The original boat shoe is reimagined with a ;buoyant construction that floats, and features portholes for drainage and breathability. Available in a wide variety of bright summer colors, the Float is made to play all day, on the water and off.

CENTER COLUMN: PERFECT MOMENT MESH SPORT BIKINI $175. Paddle out and drop in, this surf ready two piece is crafted with the highest quality Italian Carvico performance swim fabric, and features mesh side panels, cap sleeves, and stay in place trim. Read More

 

New Bikes on the Block

 

 

Move over Citibike, there’s a new bike in town. JOCO is a privately owned bike share service, and their distinctive orange bikes are popping up all over Manhattan. Unlike Citibike, the entire fleet of JOCO bicycles are electric assist, or e-bikes, and docking stations are located in parking garages, apartment buildings, and other private spaces. This micro-mobility brand is on a mission to merge sustainability and convenience, and “bring the joy back to your commute”.

JOCO was founded by two young entrepreneurs, coincidentally both named Jonny Cohen. The duo met at Columbia Business School, one with a focus on investment banking and real estate, and the other on transportation. Both living in NYC, they wanted to create a more efficient, enjoyable, and sustainable way to get around town. Together they have combined their skills to develop an alternate form of transportation.

“60% of trips in the US are under 5 miles. You don’t need a two-ton vehicle to travel such a short distance”, say the Jonnys. With carbon emissions at an all-time high, JOCO is addressing the transportation needs and environmental issues facing the city. JOCO launched on Earth Day in April with 30 docks, and by June they will be in 100 locations with 1,000 bikes across NYC. Their plan is to grow nationwide by creating a vast charging infrastructure network that will power the future of micro-mobility. Read More

 

On Court With Jonas Wood

 
 

FOUR TENNIS COURTS, 2021

Installation at Wood Kusaka Studios. Artwork © Jonas Wood. Photo: Marten Elder. Courtesy Wood Kusaka Studios and Gagosian

 

Opening June 2nd at Gagosian New York is JONAS WOOD / Four Tennis Courts, four new works in the continuation of this artist’s series. In the oil and acrylic canvases on view, Wood has reworked four of his favorite drawings from a suite of twenty-four produced between 2016 and 2018, all of which depict famous international tennis tournaments.

Wood first made use of sports imagery in dynamic post-Pop portraits derived from boxing, baseball, and basketball cards. He later became interested in depicting the physical spaces associated with sports. While watching games on television, Wood developed a shorthand approach to representing courts and fields, paring complex scenes down to geometric shapes and flat, saturated colors. Each court is rendered in large scale portrait format, preserving its key characteristics, while simplifying or eliminating the players and spectators.

The courts of Abu Dhabi, London, Melbourne, and Paris this new series are all distinguished by their iconic colors and identifying signage. Wimbledon with Bball Orchid (2021) and French Open with Orchid (2021) incorporate snippets of paintings of plants and basketballs, hinting at the studio space beyond the screen. Australian Open with Red Lines (2021) and Abu Dhabi (2021) feature strategically positioned abstract elements, with bars of red and black recalling postwar Color Field painting. Read More

 

Club Attire Only

 

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From tennis looks strutting down the runway, to capsule collections with heritage and sport brands, to design your own polos… everywhere you look, it’s country club cool for summer!

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LEFT COLUMN: DAVID KOMA SS21. David Koma’s love for the game was obvious in his tennis themed Spring 2021 collection, the presentation for which was even set on a tennis court.

KULE WOMEN’S TENNIS SOCKS $28. Mix and match point with these vintage-inspired logo socks from the Kule Tennis Club collection.

J.PRESS CABLE KNIT TENNIS SWEATER $495. This classic cable knit tennis sweater is made in Scotland from 100% lambswool and trimmed in red and blue stripes for a sporty look that’s always in style.

BOAST 6 PANEL HAT $40. Available in a wide assortment of colors, the Boast cotton twill cap is a signature piece in this heritage tennis collection, embroidered with the brand’s Japanese maple leaf insignia. Read More

 

Free-Range, Grass-Fed: What Food Labels Really Mean

 

 

Cage-free, non-GMO, gluten-free… when it comes to grocery shopping these days there are so many labels stamped on a product it can be overwhelming. While all are there to tell you how healthy a product is, these labels can sometimes be misleading too. “Farm fresh”, “whole grain”, “all-natural” may sound good, but you need to look closer to know what’s really inside the packaging.

Even the health food store can be a minefield when shopping. Take eggs for example: there are a plethora of cage-free and free-range choices, but neither label means those chickens were not raised in a cage, and it can get quite complicated when you really get into each category of food.

The key, says our resident health and nutrition expert Sarah Wragge, is understanding the “sourcing” of all these foods. That’s how you know what to look for and what to avoid. On the basest level she has two non-negotiables:

Rule number 1 is a product must be Certified Organic. This goes for all food groups. Says Sarah, “When you buy something that is not organic, you are consuming pesticides, you’re consuming hormones, you’re consuming antibiotics.” The Certified 100% Organic stamp guarantees fruits, vegetables, and all the ingredients in a product have been grown or raised according to the USDA’s strict organic standards. For meat and poultry, that includes the provision that the animals must be raised exclusively on organic feed, have access to the outdoors, and cannot be given antimicrobial drugs or hormones. Read More

 

Cut & Color

 

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Surf, swim, paddle… Take the plunge this summer with these graphic and sporty swimsuits! From long sleeve to cap sleeve, bikini to tank suit, pick the cut and color to show off your form, in and out of the water!

ROW 1: THE ATTICO METALLIC SWIMSUIT $388; MEDINA SURFER TOP $210 & BOTTOM $165; AGENT PROVOCATEUR IZARO BIKINI BRIEFS $155 & TOP $180

ROW 2: CYNTHIA ROWLEY NAZARE COLORBLOCK SURFSUIT $215; STELLA MCCARTNEY BIKINI TOP $176 & DEFENDER BIKINI SHORTS $159; LISA MARIA FERNANDEZ JASMINE MAILLOT $370

 

Covid Vaccine Update: What You Need to Know Now

 

 

About two months ago, just after the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine was cleared for emergency use by the FDA, we turned to Dr. Richard Firshein for a side-by-side breakdown and comparison of the three vaccines currently available in the US, including Moderna and Pfizer (read here). Dr. Firshein is one of the leading authorities and practitioners of integrative medicine, and our go-to expert for the most cutting-edge medical news and information.

At that time, there were high hopes for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It required just one dose and could be stored at temperatures similar to any other vaccine. Unlike Pfizer and Moderna, which require two doses and subzero refrigeration, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine would be far easier to distribute and get into people’s arms… the primary goal of all three.

Fast forward six weeks to April 13th when both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a pause in the Johnson & Johnson vaccinations after rare blood clotting occurred in six recipients causing serious illnesses, and in one case death. All six were women between the ages of 18 and 48, and all developed the illnesses within one to three weeks of vaccination.

10 days later following a thorough safety review, the FDA and CDC recommended resuming the Johnson & Johnson vaccinations, citing that the vaccine’s benefits outweighed its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years and older. Out of the roughly 7 million people in the United States who had received Johnson & Johnson shots at that time, the chance of these serious and life-threatening side effects was about one in a million. Read More

 

Surf Snow Skate

 
 

SANDY SHAPES SURFSKATES:

PACIFICO ~ MEDITERRANEO ~ TROPICALE

 

Surfskates are skateboards for surfing on the street. Designed to mimic the feel of a surfboard, they are longer, with a front truck design that allows the rider to carve, pump, and cut as they would on a wave… or on a snowboard.

Sandy Shapes Surfskates are actually made from snowboards… or those remnants of wood that didn’t quite become snowboards. This Italian manufacturer of beautiful one-of-a-kind wooden snowboards and splitboards has turned the scraps of wood that would have been discarded into an equally beautiful line of surfskates. In an effort to minimize waste, these excess pieces have been reimagined into something totally new.

Each skate deck is constructed from sheets of natural and colored ash and walnut, and interspersed with 6 layers of beechwood to obtain an optimal structure and flex for surfskating. There are three shapes: the Pacifico, inspired by classic surf cruisers; the Mediterraneo, a shorter surfskate for fast cutbacks and responsive turns; and the Tropicale, a swallowtail surfskate inspired by fish surfboards for those “old-school” riders.

So whether you like to surf, skate, or snowboard, these environmentally friendly surfskates are a fun and stylish way to experience the sensations of the ocean or snow while cruising city streets.

 
 

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