Summer Stripes

 

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On a bike helmet, camera, track shorts, beach umbrella, and more…

cheerful summer stripes add some fun to everything they touch!

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: BELL HELMET CUSTOM 500 SE HARO $189.95. A limited-edition collaboration with Bob Haro Design on this Custom 500 SE bike helmet pays homage to the BMX legend. A quilted, contrast-stitched, plush interior is wrapped in a fiberglass composite shell, complete with retro racing stripes.

NIKE SPORTSWEAR PRINTED BODYSUIT $40. Made from soft cotton jersey, this rainbow stripe bodysuit is a playful summer look, layered up or down – especially should you want to take a quick dip!

J.CREW TIPPED V-NECK STRIPED HOODIE $79.50. Sure to become a summer favorite, this striped tunic-hoodie hybrid is crafted from durable cotton mariner cloth, and features contrast trim and side slits.

BUSINESS & PLEASURE HOLIDAY BEACH UMBRELLA $169. This chic fringed beach umbrella is lightweight but sturdy, and features a 180-degree adjustable pole hinge, UPF 50+ fade resistant canvas, and comes with matching carrier bag.
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Finding Calm

 

 

Photographs by Coliena Rentmeester

Art Direction Claudia Lebenthal

Back in October we did a feature with our contributing nutrition editor Sarah Wragge on energy and how to get more of it. With the crazy busy lives we were living then — going from home life, to the gym, to work, and out at night — energy seemed a priority. While we are certainly still living crazy lives, ones that have been upended by the Coronavirus pandemic, our priorities have shifted. What we really need now are strategies to stay calm and relax. Not easy to do!

We are all super stressed out by the direct and indirect effects of this virus in ways we might not even be consciously aware. All we hear is bad news 24-7 and there seems to be no end in sight. Our baseline emotional state is one of high anxiety, which is very taxing on the immune system as well. With all this in mind we conferred with Sarah again on some tactics to chill out and relax in these unprecedented times…
 

EXERCISE

STYLE OF SPORT: Exercise is a great emotional outlet and while most of us are trying to stay fit at home while gyms are closed, it’s not like we’re getting the same benefits from our workouts. I’m doing the best I can, but my workouts just aren’t as intense on my own.

SARAH WRAGGE: With screaming kids in the background, technology glitches with Zoom workouts, and other distractions at home, you’re not getting that exercise high you normally would with the energy and support of a classroom and teacher pushing you. Our usual stress outlets have been taken away, so our exercise needs to be more harmonious and calming. Maybe your workout style shifts. It might be different now than it was before. I find I’m doing more yoga because it’s relaxing, Yin and Restorative yoga in particular, as opposed to a HIIT workout which revs me up. Figure out what type of movement is going to benefit you not just physically but emotionally — after the workout as well. Read More

 

Let’s Face It

 

 

The accessory of the summer is the face mask, and if we’re going to be wearing them for the next few months, we might as well look good doing it. So it’s time to trade in those blue medical masks (leave them for healthcare workers please!) for these florals, seersucker, gingham, toile, and other stylish options — and the proceeds from many go to great charitable causes!

Please note: these are not medical grade masks, but face coverings to help protect ourselves and others from spreading the Coronavirus.

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: JUNIE LIFE BANDANA FACE MASK $15.99. Re-usable, washable, triple-ply cotton, these bandana face masks come in lots of different colors, and have a pocket for a filter that’s included.

BIRDWELL BRITCHES BIRDIE REVERSIBLE MASK $19.95. From the iconic board short brand, these Birdwell Britches face masks are constructed with two layers of breathable SurfStretch. For each mask purchased, one will be donated to CORE, a non-profit founded by Sean Penn, working in partnership with the LA Mayor’s Office and LA Fire Department to provide free drive-through testing for high-risk individuals.

BILLIE BLOOMS $20. Made of 100% cotton, these face masks feature a pouch for optional filter insert (not included). For every mask purchased, one will be donated to someone in need in partnership with Feeding America.

CLARE V. BISOUS MASK, set of 4 $35. Each mask is made from remnant fabric and embroidered with signature CV lips patch. Clare V. is donating non-medical grade masks to frontline and essential workers. Read More

 

Fire and Iceland

 

Skogafoss Waterfall

 
When it came time for busy actress Alysia Reiner — star of such hit shows as Orange Is the New Black, Better Things, and The Deuce — to plan a family vacation last December, it was not one that included much rest. While many people choose a warm beach or tropical climate over the holidays, Alysia and her husband, fellow actor David Alan Basche, along with 11-year old daughter Livia, packed up for frigid but beautiful Iceland — in fact, it was her daughter’s idea!

Livia has always loved volcanoes. “Since she was tiny, she was slightly obsessed”, Alysia told Style of Sport. I suggested Costa Rica, but she came up with Iceland”. Perhaps volcanoes are not what first come to mind when you think of Iceland — it’s more glaciers and the famous Blue Lagoon — but actually Iceland has some the most geothermal activity in the world. There are approximately 130 volcanoes, both active and inactive. Many of them are underneath the surface of the earth and underwater, which is how those incredible hot springs were formed.
 

Skaftafell 5 hour Glacier Hike with Iceland Rovers Tour Company

 
Known as the “Land of Ice and Fire”, Iceland is a natural wonderland where the freezing forces of arctic weather are in constant battle with the explosive heat of the earth. The result is a dramatic landscape of stark contrasts — fields of moss-coated lava, plains of black sand, explosive geysers, mountainous glaciers, and of course, those blue thermal hot springs. All of which make for a very adventurous vacation. Read More

 

Mother’s Day 2020: Keep Calm & Carry On

 

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It’s a different kind of Mother’s Day this year. While we all want to stay active, one of the most important things we need to be doing right now is chilling out. Rest, relaxation, and calm are some of the biggest boosts for our immune system. With that in mind, here are the best gifts to help her do just that this Mother’s Day…

 

ROME PAYS OFF X JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT COLLECTION YOGA MAT $120. Why give a plain yoga mat, when you can give a work of art! The “Now Is the Time” yoga mat features Jean Michel Basquiat’s 1985 artwork. It’s eco-friendly and biodegradable too, printed with water-based inks on natural tree rubber and recycled bottle plastic.

THE RITUAL OF JING MAGNESIUM BATH CRYSTALS $17. These calm-inducing bath salts renew the body and soul, with the relaxing fragrance of Lavender fused with the tranquil essence of Sacred Wood. Magnesium helps to improve sleep quality to leave her feeling refreshed and energized in the morning too. Read More

 

What’s On Tonight? 12 Great Sports TV series!

 

 
There may not be any live sports to watch, but there is still great sports television streaming and on demand. Both old (The White Shadow) and new series (Peyton’s Places), from comedies (Ballers) to documentaries (The Last Dance) to dramas (Friday Night Nights) and more, here’s our guide to the top 10 sport themed TV shows you should be watching now — even if you’re not a sports fan!
 

THE LAST DANCE (above)

Now airing on ESPN and Netflix is The Last Dance, the highly anticipated documentary about Michael Jordan and the six-time champion Chicago Bulls. The 10-part series takes an in-depth look at the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty through the lens of the final championship season in 1997-98 with over 500 hours of previously unseen footage, and unprecedented interviews with former team members and management then and now.

The series focuses on Jordan — his rise as a college player and evolution into NBA superstar — along with behind-the-scene stories of Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, coach Phil Jackson, and other notable personalities that reveal the conflicts that ultimately led to the dynasty’s demise. The first four episodes of the 10 part series have already aired and are available on demand, on ESPN+ and Netflix, with two more new episodes airing this Sunday. Read More

 
 

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