What a Jerky!

 

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Gourmet flavors, grass fed beef, no sulfites or preservatives… artisanal beef, chicken, turkey, and even venison, bison, and plant-based jerky have come a long way from your grandpa’s Slim Jim. And then there are Biltongs, similar to jerky, but actually cured and marinated air-dried meat. In sticks, bars, or bite-sized pieces, these tasty high-protein snacks are perfect for those on a Paleo or Keto diet — or anyone who enjoys a savory treat. Try them in a salad, on a pizza, or on your charcuterie plate too!

 
STRYVE BEEF BILTONG. Biltong is traditional South African cured and marinated air-dried meat, as opposed to jerky which is cooked. It is prepared with just vinegar, salt, and spices, and often a cleaner option than jerky. Stryve beef biltong is made with grass-fed beef (so no antibiotics or hormones), and without sugar, nitrates, or preservatives.

THE NEW PRIMAL MEAT STICKS. Chicken, Beef, Turkey… The New Primal uses only 100% grass-fed beef and hormone/antibiotic-free turkey and chicken in their all-natural meat sticks. High in protein and zero sugar, they are Whole30 approved, certified Paleo, Keto, and Gluten-Free.

BROOKLYN BILTONG. Brooklyn Biltong is handcrafted with grass-fed beef, vinegar, salt, and spices in mouthwatering flavors like Steakhouse and Lemon Pepper, along with Naked which is salt and vinegar only. Officially Whole30 approved, there are no sugars or artificial preservatives added. Read More

 

Air & Water

 

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By the pool, on the trail, in the garden these open air slides and sandals offer fun and functional style wherever summer takes you — and are made for the water too!

 
LEFT COLUMN: ADIDAS ADILETTE CLOG $35. From the pool to the street, keep the cool and comfy vibe going with these aerated adidas clogs. Based on the adidas pool slide, they’re made to get wet, and feature contoured footbeds for all day comfort.

HOKA HOPARA $135. For the outdoor adventurer, the Hopara can handle any terrain, wet or dry, with strategic cutouts for drainage and breathability, neoprene collar, and a rugged rubber outsole for traction.

UGG SPORT YEAH $60. Made with cushy molded water-resistant foam. the Sport Yeah is perfect for pool days, beach days, and summer days. It functions as a sandal or slide with a detachable, logo-print backstrap. Read More

 

Pride & Games

 

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We celebrate PRIDE this June, the annual monthlong awareness and education campaign for LGBTQIA+ rights, that hits its peak this Sunday, June 26th with the NYC Pride March. This sporty collection waves the colors of the rainbow flag loud and proud as a beacon of diversity, hope, and change.

 
LEFT COLUMN: DEVEREUX GOOD VIBES POLO $64. This performance polo is designed for pickleball, golf, tennis, and all your favorite fun and games.

LOVE & SPORTS PRIDE JOGGER PANTS $26. From the Love & Sports Pride Collection, a new line of stylishly affordable activewear exclusively at Walmart, these super soft joggers are designed for days when comfort reigns supreme.

NETTIE PICKLEBALL FAMILY SET $289. With the pickleball craze sweeping the nation, get family and friends all playing with this set of 4 colorful paddles, 4 pickleballs, and 4 headbands too!

CENTER COLUMN: DRIES VAN NOTEN RAINBOW BUCKET HAT now $172. This vibrant twill bucket hat features ombré rainbow shades, and is constructed with a shape-holding topstitched brim to shield face from the sun. Read More

 

The Outdoorsman

 

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Hiking, paddling, trail running, camping, surfing… Outdoor Retailer is the premiere tradeshow, showcasing the outdoor industry’s newest gear, apparel, and accessories for these sports and more. Just back from the show, we previewed the coolest new stuff to come for 2023 — and discovered great gifts for that sporty dad available now!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP RIGHT: HARI MARI MEN’S DUNES FLIP FLOPS $55. These all-weather, adventure-ready, water-loving flip flops are ultra-comfortable too. MemoryFoamToe™ post eliminates break-in period for instant comfort, and footbed features water siping channels to keep feet from slipping when wet. Boat-safe outsoles provide extra grip with 100% rubber traction.

SHWOOD CAMP TOPO SUNGLASSES $79. Built with adventure in mind, the CAMP Eyewear collection merges rugged durability with classic style and an added natural twist. The mixed-materials of the collection feature signature Shwood inlaid wood panels on temples. Lenses provide 100% UVA/UVB protection and glasses come with custom sleeping bag travel pouch.

DECATHLON QUECHUA HIKING BACKPACK 30L NH500 $49.99. This stylish, waterproof, and versatile daypack is made for the trail but with a refined style for everyday carry. Strap on trekking poles or slide in your laptop, the Quechua is equipped to handle it all with its foam-padded back and straps, chest strap and waist belt, 5 zipped pockets, 2 water bottle holders, external straps and loops. Read More

 

In The AARMY Now

 

 

“I’m originally from Malaysia and moved here for grad school. I just graduated with an MBA in finance. I came here alone and the only person I knew in this whole country was my boyfriend (now fiancé). I thought no big deal, but it was during the pandemic when gyms were closed. Even school was online, so I didn’t have any friends. It was tough. I started coming to AARMY last May when they reopened, and began meeting people. I went from 1 practice a week to multiple times a day. Now I literally have a whole group of friends that I can’t imagine life without.”

–Shobana Prabakaran (bottom left), 26

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For people who enjoy group fitness classes, the reason is usually more than the workout. It’s the group. Some call it a tribe. Others a cult. But it’s a community of like-minded individuals who have found the combination of workout and instructor they love that motivates them unlike any other. They are kindred spirits who come together to sweat together, to push their bodies beyond their expectations and perceived limits, beyond what they believe is possible when training on their own.

This shared fitness experience bonds people, builds friendships, and creates a special alchemy that is addictive — especially when endorphins are surging, and bodies start to transform. For Shobana Prabakaran, Anjali Shah, Mouna Kammoun, Katie Ambrosi, and Vera Papisova (bottom left to right), that place is AARMY. In my years of taking group fitness classes, I’ve never seen a stronger group of women or sculpted physiques to match.
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The Coolest Coolers

 

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As summer kicks off, we’ve got the coolest coolers in every size and shape. From the backyard to the beach to the campsite, chill out with your favorite drinks wherever and whenever you want a cold one.

ROW 1: STOIC HYBRID BACKPACK COOLER $149.95. This 28 liter waterproof backpack holds and keeps 24 cans chilled. Compression-molded bottom increases durability. Handy bottle opener is attached too.

MOBOT BIG BERTHA 40 OZ. FOAM ROLLER WATER BOTTLE $59.95. It’s a foam roller. It’s a water bottle. It’s conveniently two-in-one, sustainably built with high-density, non-toxic foam and 100% recycled stainless steel. Available in smaller sizes too.

YETI SILO 6G WATER COOLER $300. Take the water cooler to go for icy hydration anywhere you want it. Yeti is the gold standard in coolers with its Permafrost Insulation, Interlock Lid, and Coldlock Insulation that blocks out heat and locks in cold. Read More

 

Tennis Whites… And Greeens & Yellows!

 

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Grassy greens, day-glo yellows, Wimbledon whites… tennis is serving up style, on court and off, with its signature colors in full bloom for summer!

LEFT COLUMN: L’ETOILE SPORT RACQUET WOOL INTARSIA KNIT SWEATER $195; ELEVEN BY VENUS WILLIAMS BREAKPOINT COLORBLOCK TENNIS SKIRT $78; KULE WOMEN’S COURTSIDE SOCK $28; GUCCI BASKET SNEAKER $1420

CENTER COLUMN: ERES NAUTICA COURSE SWIMSUIT $515; CHINATOWN MARKET X SMILEY TENNIS BALLS 3 PACK $39.99; LACOSTE RUNWAY SPRING SUMMER 2022 (STAGED TENNIS COURT!)

RIGHT COLUMN: LORO PIANA WAIKIKI LEATHER-TRIMMED SUEDE SLIDES $850; MARYSIA SERENA SCALLOPED RECYCLED SEERSUCKER TENNIS DRESS $399; WILSON CUSTOM DESIGN YOUR OWN RACQUET $309; S’WELL MATCH POINT CRINK CHILLER $20; LACOSTE RACERBACK SPORTSBRA $90; BOTTEGA VENETA WEBBING BAG $2500

 

Good Vibes

 

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Amp up your workouts and recovery with some good vibrations! Vibration therapy is a powerful tool for muscle tension, pain relief, and increased flexibility — before, after, and even as your workout. Here are a few modalities to target every body part from head to toe.

POWER PLATE MOVE $2995. The Power Plate is a both a vibrating recovery and workout platform, and the space-saving MOVE offers the perfect combination of size and function. It utilizes multi-directional vibration technology that causes reflexive muscular responses for better balance, mobility, and strength development. Vibrating with a frequency of 25 to 50 times per second (25Hz to 50Hz), it works muscles harder and in a shorter time frame than with traditional methods. The Power Plate also stimulates lymphatic flush, improves circulation, and promotes faster recovery of damaged muscles, tendons, and joints.

TRIGGERPOINT MB VIBE BALL $79.95. With its spherical design, multi-directional rolling, and 3 vibration speeds, the TriggerPoint MB Vibe penetrates deep into muscles to target tightness and relieve pain far more effectively than a non-vibrating ball. Ideal for use before and after workouts, it loosens and lengthens muscles to increase flexibility, and reduce pain and stiffness. Just 4 inches in diameter, carry it with you to have on hand anytime! Read More

 

Title IX: Activism On and Off the Field

 

The 1982 Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters basketball team, winner of the inaugural NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

 
On view May 13 to September 4 at the New-York Historical Society is Title IX: Activism On and Off the Field, a new exhibition that commemorates the 50th anniversary of Title IX. This groundbreaking legislation that reshaped womens’ sports in America was an addition to the Education Amendments Act of 1972 that prohibited discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal assistance.

Title IX is Best known for its twin flashpoints of sports and sexual harassment. The exhibition traces its evolution through the work of those whose personal and professional experiences with sex discrimination in education and federal government agencies made them advocates for Title IX. There are personal items, photographs, and a re-creation of a campus kiosk advertising Take Back the Night demonstrations over the last 30 years, which in the 70’s became the first worldwide movement to combat sexual violence.
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The Lightweights

 

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Cycling, running, paddling, hiking…
get in gear with this collection of super lightweight and performance driven equipment that all together weighs less than 50 lbs!

SPECIALIZED S-WORKS AETHOS DURA-ACE DI2 BIKE $14,000. Top off the world’s lightest frame with Shimano’s legendary Dura-Ace Di2 groupset and Roval’s featherweight Alpinist wheels for the ultimate ride. With its clean and minimal design, and weighing in at 14 lbs, Aethos puts the focus on a great cycling experience for those riders who appreciate the performance of a high-end racing bike more than just winning races.

NIKE ZOOMX VAPORFLY NEXT% 2 $250. Weighing just 6.6 oz, the Vaporfly NEXT% 2 is Nike’s fastest and one of the lightest carbon fiber racing shoes you can buy. It offers the record-breaking technology that has propelled pros like Eliud Kipchoge across the finish line, with an upper redesigned for everyday comfort and durability.

100% HYPERCRAFT $165. The frameless 100% Hypercraft shield is incredibly lightweight yet durable at just 23 grams with its UltraCarbon™ technology. Streamlined laser cut rimless shield with aerodynamic ventilation; crack resistant Ultra HD lenses; and 5.5-base cylindrical shield lens for increased peripheral combine for superior performance, optics, and protection. Also available is smaller Hypercraft XS. Read More

 

Surf + Turf

 

SALT + SNOW FAMILY AND FOUNDERS

Salt + Snow is a new sport apparel e-commerce site curated and targeted to the ski, surf, and outdoor adventure loving woman. Co-founded by “Chief Adventurists” and friends, Kathy Thomas and Sara Zilkha, the site is designed to be an online marketplace and gathering spot for the female athlete — that beyond shopping is an insider’s guide to the travel, gear, food, and lifestyle that accompanies these sports.

Kathy and Sara met as fellow moms with kids at the same school in NYC. Picked to work on the school auction together, they were joined at the hip for a year, and so successful as a team that they went on to chair the event for 3 years. During that time Kathy invited Sara on a surf trip, a passion she had discovered in her 40’s. It imbued in Sara the same love of the sport. They kept their friendship and surf trips going, even after Sara moved to Aspen with her family.

It was on one of these surf trips that Salt + Snow was conceived. It began as a conversation about their shared obsession for adventure travel. For Kathy it was surf and ski, and for Sara it was other outdoor sports. Both were the types who would plan trips for their friends. In fact, Kathy had been organizing active vacations she called “Chicks on Sticks” for mountain adventures, and “Out the Back” for surfing. Read More

 

Something Seedy

 

Missing those Crunchy Carbs? Look no further than these seedy snacks! Pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, flax, and chia seeds are loaded with protein, fiber, and those healthy Omega-3 fats, as well as vitamins and minerals. Plus, they are low in carbs, gluten-free, and keto-friendly.

Certain seeds like sesame and flax, have unique health benefits. They are high in lignans, which act as powerful antioxidants. In fact, sesame seeds are the best known dietary source of lignans, which along with the fiber and Omega-3 fats, can help reduce cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation, and other risk factors for heart disease. Other seeds like pumpkin and sunflower are high in magnesium which can help stabilize blood sugar levels.

Then you have chia seeds which are one of the best fuel sources for endurance athletes. They expand up to ten times their original size when soaked in water, and form a gel-like substance that slows the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar to fuel the body longer. With their extreme absorbency, they also help prevent dehydration. Read More

 

Boogie Nights

 

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Roller Girl goes glam! Roller skating is back on four wheels with designers and streetwear brands adding sparkle and shine to these sport inspired looks.

 
LEFT COLUMN: DIOR VIBE BOMBER JACKET $2350. This track jacket style bomber is ready to roll in a fluorescent blue and white technical cashmere jacquard. Pair with matching Dior Vibe shorts and complete the look for full effect!

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI SEQUIN SHORTS $3500. Shimmer and shine all day and night in these sequin crocheted, cotton and crepe de chine shorts.

CYNTHIA ROWLEY RHINESTONE JUMPER $295. This crystal embellished sweatshirt has added style with a cropped fit and high-low hem. Pair with Crystal Sweatpants. Also available in white, black, and a lavender/blue ombre.

VON DUTCH GLITTER TRUCKER HAT $89. Put on your party hat — your classic Von Dutch snapback trucker that is — gone glitter and glam. Read More

 

Mountain Lines

 

SOHEI NISHINO | MOUNTAIN LINE, MOUNT FUJI, 2022

Now on view at Michael Hoppen Gallery is the newest mountainscape by Sohei Nishino, Mountain Line, Mount Fuji, 2022. It is a follow up his 2019 work to Mountain Lines, Everest, created with his signature technique. Nishino combines photography, collage, and psychogeography to create large scale experiential prints of urban and natural landscapes, constructed with thousands of images.

Drawing inspiration from 18th century Japanese mapmaking, Nishino uses photographs as geographical representation, but with a subjective point of view. From a distance, his maps are almost abstract. Each work is pieced together with images of both people and places, and it is not until we examine closer that the full experience unfolds. (Details below) Read More

 

Earth Day Earth Play

 

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Get outside, go for a walk, hit the trail! Nature’s playground is waiting for you to celebrate Earth Day with this fun collection of outdoor styles and gear!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: RALPH LAUREN RLX HIGH-PILE RIPSTOP-TRIM JACKET $398. This relaxed-fitting, cropped funnelneck jacket is made from recycled high-pile fleece. It’s detailed with a ripstop nylon storm guard and hem for a look that’s made for town or country.

LEKI JANNU FX TA TREKKING POLES $149. Trekking poles add speed and stability to any hike, and added support when backpacking. Designed specifically for women, Leki Jannu FX TA poles feature a push-button release that quickly deploys the poles, which also fold into 3 sections, 15 in. when collapsed.

MERRELL JUNGLE MOC EXPLORER $104.95. This suede leather and textile moc has the grip and traction you need on a variety of terrain. They feature contrasting toggle lace closure for adjustable comfort and easy on and off. Read More

 

The Skinny on Strong

 

 

It’s Saturday morning at Barry’s Bootcamp and class is packed for a newer workout called LIFT. There are no treadmills or running in this class. The entire 50 minutes is floorwork only, in the same circuit format Barry’s regulars know so well, but slower paced with heavier weights designed to work muscles to exhaustion. For people who don’t like to run, this class has become super popular, while those who don’t like to lift have found a fun and motivating environment to get that essential strength training done.

The benefits of strength training cannot be overstated, yet many of us, this editor included, choose cardio and HIIT classes, opting for what we assume is a better calorie or fat burning workout. The irony is muscle mass is more metabolically efficient, and research has shown our metabolic rate is boosted up to 72 hours after a strength-training workout. It can help decrease abdominal fat as well. (Healthline)

In addition, weight training supports all those cardio activities by building strength, improving mobility, and increasing range of motion to help prevent sidelining injuries. For women especially, as we age and become more susceptible to osteoporosis, strength training is essential to keep bones strong. Despite all this supporting information however, many women have stayed away from weight training for fear they would get too big and muscular — a myth the steroid filled heyday of bodybuilding helped propagate. Read More

 

Hands Free Toting

 

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Rugged but stylish, these versatile tote packs offer the convenience of a backpack with the style of a tote, and multiple modes of portage for your daily essentials.

ROW 1: OSPREY ARCANE TOTE PACK $110. The recycled Arcane Tote Pack is made from 13.5 plastic bottles. It features tuckaway tote and back straps, and built-in self-locking hook to keep essentials safe.

FJALLRAVEN VARDAG TOTE PACK $75. The Vardag is made from durable G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco S fabric with a reinforced base to stay upright. The roomy main compartment has a padded laptop sleeve, and quick-access pockets for other essentials.

THE NORTH FACE BOREALIS TOTE $79. This tote hybrid of the iconic Borealis backpack features a stand-up design with a padded laptop/tablet sleeve, internal organizational pockets, and bungee compression cords on front and sides.

ROW 2: MYSTERY RANCH MARKET 18L BACKPACK $74.95. This minimal tote pack is made from a soft but durable textured polyester. It features a foam back panel, interior and exterior zippered pockets, along with an upright water bottle sleeve inside.
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A Special IRONMAN

 

STILLS FROM A SPECIAL OLYMPICS STORY: CHRIS NIKIC

On November 7, 2020, Chris Nikic crossed the finish line of the Ironman triathlon in Panama City Beach, Florida in 16:46:09 — 14 minutes under the 17-hour cutoff time. But in completing the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run, Chris became the first man with Down syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon. One year prior, he had been unable to do a single push-up.

The documentary A Special Olympics Story: Chris Nikic debuted last week for World Down Syndrome Day and tells the inspirational story of how this Special Olympics Champion Ambassador was able to accomplish this unfathomable feat with a simple mantra: get 1% better everyday.

Chris was introduced to Special Olympics through a golf skills program when he was 9 years old, and soon began participating in other sports like basketball, athletics, and swimming as well. Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, and provides training for more than 6 million athletes in more than 190 countries around the globe. Read More

 

The Tennis Set

 

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The cable knit v-neck, sweater vest, maroon and navy palette, stripe trims… spring style takes its inspiration from the timeless looks of the tennis court, reinterpreting and reissuing the classics.

COLUMN 1 FROM LEFT: BROOKS BROTHERS SUPIMA COTTON CLASSIC CABLE TENNIS SWEATER VEST $98; KULE THE VERNE COTTON WOOL BLEND CREW NECK SWEATER $348; CHANEL PRE-OWNED LOGO PRINTED RAQUET & TENNIS BALL SET $2125

COLUMN 2: ROWING BLAZERS X FIRSTPORT PARIS COTTON TENNIS TEE $48; DIOR THREE-QUARTER SLEEVE TRICOLOR WOOL AND CASHMERE KNIT SWEATER $1550; PALM ANGELS LOGO EMBOSSED TENNIS SNEAKERS $375

COLUMN 3: LA LIGNE MERINO WOOL SWEATER $325; GUCCI ELASTIC STRIPE HEADBAND $290; COLUMN 4: THE UPSIDE GAIA PIPER V-NECK COTTON BLEND CARDIGAN $149; SPLITS59 BIANCA TECHFLEX SPORTSBRA $138; PERFECT MOMENT SIDE STRIPE JOGGING PANTS $185

 

Hot Technologies

 

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Flyknit, body mapping, ergonomic tech weaves… it’s spring cling from the runway to the gym in these shape shifting styles.

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: BALMAIN CROPPED KNIT SWEATER $1695 & LEGGINGS $1995. Strutting down the runway for Spring 2022 came Balmain’s cut-out, interwoven, body hugging knits — sweaters, leggings, dresses, and dresses — with a sexy but sporty vibe guaranteed to heat up the season.

NIKE FE/NOM FLYKNIT SPORTSBRA $80. Get shape, support, and compression in one seamless sportsbra with flyknit technology that’s breathable, flexible, and ultra-comfortable. Racerback adds freedom of movement with a look that doubles as a crop top.

FALKE ERGONOMIC SPORT SYSTEM STRETCH-KNIT T-SHIRT $150. This tech T-shirt is knit woven from a stretch fabric that’s compressive and quick-drying. Performance body-contouring detail enhances fit with with added style. Read More

 

The Smart Ones

 

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: TONAL, MIRROR, OXEFIT, TEMPO STUDIO, TEMPO MOVE, NORDIC TRACK VAULT

With more people working out at home, the all-in-one home gym has become increasingly popular. Many will remember the multi-station Universal and Bowflex that packed an entire gym into one apparatus, but with the boom in smart technology and connected fitness, brands like Mirror, Tonal, and Tempo have redefined the genre.

High-tech and interactive, these machines offer personalized weight training and fitness classes in a sleek and modern package that has made the all-in-one a featured showpiece in the home. With the world’s best athletes like LeBron James, Serena Williams, and Lindsay Vonn recently endorsing different brands, these machines offer performance to match. Read More

 

Pret-A-Sporter: The Fall 2022 Collections

 
 
PRET-A-SPORTER!

MIU MIU ~ HERMES ~ MARINE SERRE ~ VICTORIA BECKHAM

 

The Fall 2022 Ready-To-Wear Collections are officially a wrap and once again it’s time for PRET-A-SPORTER — our semi-annual review of the sportiest looks from the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris. Designers hit the gym, slopes, speedway, and courts with some pumped up looks for Fall 2022!

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Trail Blazers

 

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Snowy treks, spring hikes, summer sights… these hiking boots are ready for any adventure with colorful style that’s blazing the trail.

LEFT COLUMN: SALEWA MTN TRAINER LITE MID GTX $199.95. With the technical features designed for alpine hiking and backpacking adventures, this lightweight mid-cut boot has a waterproof Gore-Tex® breathable lining; high-rebound EVA midsoles; and versatile tread for grip, cushioning, and support through mud, ice, rock, and snow.

ASOLO FALCON GV WOMEN $249.95. Durability, traction, and comfort combine to make the Falcon GV your ideal boot for summer hiking excursions and everyday outings. With its strong suede upper, reinforced toe cap, Gore-Tex® Extended Comfort lining, and Vibram MegaGrip rubber sole, the Falcon GV can scramble up rough terrain and then take to the streets all in breathable comfort.

DIEMME CIVETTA MENS $445. A lighter alternative to Diemme’s Everest Boot, the Civetta can take on mountain peeks with style for city streets. With tough nylon mesh and and suede uppers, a wraparound rubber waterguard, and Vibram® rubber outsoles, the Civetta provides stability and grip on any terrain, and wet weather protection. Read More

 

Yellow and Blue

 

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At the State of the Union this week we saw the Capitol seats filled with yellow and blue in solidarity with Ukraine. It inspired this sporty collection as a way to show our love and support for the people of Ukraine, and you can too. Proceeds from our affiliate commission on any sale will be donated to Unicef.

Read more and donate HERE.

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: NIKE WAFFLE TRAINER 2 SD $109; KIDS WORLDWIDE “WE LOVE YOU” RECYCLED ORGANIC COTTON HOODIE $255; DONNI VINTAGE FLEECE GEM SWEATPANTS $170; RAY-BAN SHINY GOLD YELLOW PHOTOCHROMIC SUNGLASSES NOW $79.50; JESSICA BIALES YELLOW AND BLUE COLLEGIATE SIGNET RING $2420; STELLA MCCARTNEY PERFORATED VEGETARIAN LEATHER CAMERA BAG $770; RETROSPEC BEAUMONT 7-SPEED CITY BIKE $399.99; LE ORE ANDRIA SCOOP NECK SPORTS BRA $68

 

It’s Rad!

 

 

In celebration of the 35th anniversary and 4K restoration of the famed 1986 BMX racing movie Rad, GT Bicycles has just released the limited edition Rad Pro-Series 29, inspired by the film’s hero, Cru Jones. This 80’s cult classic stars favorites from the day like Lori Loughlin (Full House), Talia Shire (Rocky), and Ray Walston (My Favorite Martian). It’s the timeless sport tale of a hometown kid taking on the best in the world against the odds.

“Rad Racing Team” is the name of the fictional sponsor the town rallies to create in order for Cru to qualify for “Helltrack”, a grueling local championship race where the sport’s best have come to compete. The movie introduced Bart Connor – 1984 Olympic gold medal gymnast – as the top BMX rider to beat. Lori Loughlin plays Cru’s love interest, a hot BMX rider herself, who pushes Cru to make his dreams come true. Read More

 

Get Well Soon!

 

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YOUR AT-HOME WELLNESS ESSENTIALS KIT!

Surround yourself in calm, cozy, comfort from head to toe, with simple pleasures to soothe body and soul. Aromatherapy, infrared heat, muscle massage, deep meditation, a relaxing soak… restorative wellness treatments that can be experienced in the comfort of home.

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LEFT COMUMN: AESOP PTOLEMY AROMATIQUE CANDLE $110. Bring the soothing scents of nature indoors with this aromatic candle, reminiscent of an ancient forest of Cedar and Cypress, with notes of Vetiver. Beautiful ceramic vessel is engraved with meditative quote.

FEAT BLANKETBLEND JOGGERS $98. The absolute softest joggers are these BlanketBlend from Feat! Ridiculously cozy and warm, Feat also makes matching sweatshirts and shorts, all of which are available in a wide range of colors.

BRAINTAP $647. With the combination of light, sound, and guided audio, the BrainTap headset uses extraordinary technology to create an effortless state of restfulness, rejuvenation, and tranquility via brainwave training. There are five types of brainwaves, each uniquely affected by different types of meditation to alter our state of mind. The BrainTap headset delivers gentle pulses of light from its visor, with synchronized high frequency sounds — binaural beats and isochronic tones — to affect those brainwave frequencies and guide the mind from awake and reactionary, to intuitive and creative, to a heightened consciousness and focus. With a library of more than 400 audio programs, BrainTap allows users to relax, reboot, and revitalize while achieving peak brain performance — accessible without the headset as well on the BrainTap app. Read More

 

The Chin Twins Off The Mat

 

 

Yoga Instagram stars Cristen and Kimberly Chin, otherwise known as the @ChinTwins, bring their practice off the mat and into our homes this week with the premiere of The Chin Twins on The Design Network. The six-episode series takes an inside look at the daily lives of these twin sisters, fashion models, wives, mothers, and family chefs who share recipes, beauty tips, and ways to entertain that incorporate the balance and serenity they seek as yogis.

The Chin Twins launched their Instagram in 2014, somewhat unplanned. While visiting in Alabama, where Kimberly and family make their home, the twins were practicing yoga together at the end of a pier when Cristen’s husband, acclaimed fashion photographer Nigel Barker, wandered down with his camera and started shooting the duo in action. He posted the pictures on his Instagram and the response was so overwhelming the Chin Twins decided to launch their own handle.
 


 
Barker has continued as their lensman and @ChinTwins has amassed nearly 100,000 followers. The images are very stylized, artistic, and not surprisingly, have a heavy fashion focus. “We’ve shown our audience one side of us, which has been primarily our yoga practice and how we use yoga in a physical way”, says Kimberly (Kimmy). “This show gave us the opportunity to take our audience into our homes and into our lives to show how you can infuse yoga into all parts of life, not just on the mat”. Read More

 

Fashion’s Game On

 

TOP: THE PRADA LINEA ROSSA COLLECTION FOR RIDERS REPUBLIC; JULIA MARINO WINNING SILVER IN SLOPESTYLE AT THE BEJING 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS

As Team USA’s Julie Marino went airborne in the Slopestyle competition at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, winning a silver medal and going viral on her Prada snowboard, the fashion brand was gearing up for another snowboarding launch — along with skiing, mountain biking, and wing-suiting — joining forces with leading video game company Ubisoft to debut the newest Prada Linea Rossa collection in the virtual gaming world of Riders Republic.

The Prada Linea Rossa collection for Riders Republic dropped Tuesday with gear and apparel designed action and outdoor sports, set in American National Parks. Players can customize their characters in Linea Rossa looks that revisit signature Prada prints like the colorful Flame print, graphic Wild Stripes print, and geometric Camouflage Rock print — amplified with street-style attitude. Read More

 

Fuzzy Does It

 

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The new shoe on the street is the one you’ve been wearing at home. From Vuitton to Gucci to Balenciaga… slipper inspired sandals are the shoe for spring and the fuzz factor is high! 

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LEFT COLUMN: LOUIS VUITTON POOL PILLOW COMFORT MULE $2050; BALENCIAGA FURRY SLIDE SLIPPERS $625; BIRKENSTOCK ARIZONA BIG BUCKLE SHEARLING $180; APPARIS BIBA FAUX FUR SLIPPERS $100

RIGHT COLUMN: FENDI SHEARLING STRAPPY SANDALS $1050; PRADA FUSSBETT SHEARLING CRISS CROSS  SANDALS $995; GUCCI EILEEN LOGO SHEARLING SLIDE SANDAL $980; MOU SHEEPSKIN SLIDES now $84

 

Base Camp

 

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If you love camping — or even if you don’t — give your home that campfire vibe. While these accessories are made for the outdoors, their rustic style easily transitions indoors, for a cabin getaway at home.

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: SOLO STOVE BONFIRE FIRE PIT $349. At the campsite, in the backyard, on the deck, this double wall stainless steel firepit is large enough for family get togethers, but small enough to take on the road. It’s designed for an efficient burn with plenty of heat, but low smoke and minimal ash.

SNOW PEAK AT HOME. Even if you are not a camper, Snow Peak is one of those outdoor brands that will make you wish you were. With its minimal design and elegant craftsmanship, the Snow Peak line of furniture and accessories is perfectly situated at home. Shown above are pieces from the Iron Grill Table collection and Red Lounge Set.

BAREBONES RAILROAD LANTERN $85. Rugged enough for outdoor living, but adding a rustic vibe at home, BareBones lanterns offer multiple lighting solutions in a wide variety of styles, including the newest Vintage White collection shown above. Read More

 

Snow Suited!

 

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Those ski suits of the 70’s and 80’s are back, and it’s the look on the slopes for winter 2022! More than stylish, these one pieces have all the technical features to keep you warm and dry. From the sleek and sexy, to the fun and colorful, it’s time to get you one!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: OOSC RAINBOW ROAD SNOW SUIT $342. Made from recycled polyester (50 plastic bottles in 1 suit!), this retro striped ski suit is waterproof, windproof, and breathable too. Other features include inside mesh goggle pocket, lift pass pocket, wrist gators, and mesh-lined arm and leg vents.

TIPSY ELVES SANTA FE WOMEN’S SHREDDER SNOW SUIT $299.95. Epic style and mountain tough, Tipsy tech means a 100% waterproof outer shell, articulated wrist and boot cuffs, integrated waist adjustment system, and a concealed waterproof storm hood. Matching goggles shown below!

CORDOVA STRIPED SKI SUIT (RED) $1090. This signature ski suit from Cordova has that classic 70’s style, slim cut with flared cuffs, side stripes, high neck collar, and over-the-boot cover for heavier snow days. Waterproof and 4-way stretch fabric is fleece lined for extra comfort and warmth. Read More

 

Don’t Slip & Slides

 

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From the car to the slopes, the campfire to the lodge, the couch to the gym… get where you need to go this winter in these puffy slip-ons — cozy for inside, rugged for outside.

LEFT COLUMN: ROSS & SNOW PUFF SCUFF $350. With a sneaker sole, real shearling wool lining, and bungee lacing system, these puff slip-ons will be your favorite go-to for checking the mail, walking the dog, or grabbing a coffee.

CHACO RAMBLE PUFF CINCH $74.95. Fireplace or campfire, the Ramble Puff Cinch slippers are made for indoors and outdoors with water resistant rip-stop nylon, soft fleece lining, and an adjustable, mid-ankle cinch in a stylish quilted design.

TEVA REEMBER $74.95. Made for all-day wear, the adventure-ready Teva ReEmber offers toasty warmth and outdoor versatility with a 100% recycled, water-repellent, ripstop upper; responsive PU footbed cushioning; and durable rubber outsole. Read More

 

8 Reasons to Love Winter!

 

 

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Running, skiing, out and about… the ultra warmth, protection, and style of these 8 pieces will make you love winter weather no matter the activity!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ARC’TERYX ALPHA PARKA $999. While this high-performance parka is designed for alpinists and winter climbing, its ultra lightweight, super warmth can’t be beat in the frigid climates of urban environments too. RDS-certified 850-fill goose down for warmth; mapped synthetic insulation for breathability; GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ for wind and weather protection; and a StormHood™ with no impact on peripheral vision are just few of the versatile features that make this warmest jacket you’ll want to wear anywhere this winter.

MONCLER DIFFRACTOR SUNGLASSES $585. From mountaintops to city streets, eyes need protection from winter conditions, and glacier glasses are designed for the most extreme. The chic and oversized Moncler Diffractor has ultra urban style, but is designed for the slopes, and features removable leather side shields made for mountaineering. Read More

 

Guilt-Free Chocolate…

 

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…THAT’S GOOD FOR YOU TOO!

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, chocolate is the best way to indulge. Dark chocolate has particular health benefits, as a rich source of antioxidants and minerals, beneficial for the cardiovascular system as well. Maybe you’re trying to go cold turkey after a sugar filled holiday season, but here are a few of our favorite chocolates we give you permission to try… but please consume responsibly!

ROW 1: QUEST FUDGEY BROWNIE BAR. Quest is best known for their protein bars, but have introduced a line of ridiculously delicious candy bars with just 4g net carbs, 1g sugar, 9g fiber, and 12g protein too.

SKINNY DIPPED SUPER DARK & SEA SALT ALMONDS. Take omega-6 rich almonds, dip them in extra dark vegan chocolate, and your day just got a whole lot sweeter – even with less sugar added! 1 serving of 16 almonds has 130 calories, 13g of healthy fats, 4g sugar, and 5g protein. Also try Skinny Dipped Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

HU SIMPLE DARK CHOCOLATE. USDA Certified Organic, Paleo, vegan and dairy-free, Hu 70% cocoa dark chocolate bars are made with the simplest of ingredients and sweetened with unrefined, fiber rich, coconut sugar. 1/2 bar has 180 calories with 13g healthy fats, 13g carbs, and 3g fiber. Check out delicious Hu Hunks chocolate covered almonds too! Read More

 

31 Days of Fitness 2022!

 

 
Happy New Year and welcome to 31 Days of Fitness 2022! We are back with another action packed January of workouts, wellness, recovery, and more! Every day this month your intrepid editor will be checking out a different class, studio, app, modality, and trainer to showcase the amazing variety of workouts to get and stay in shape for the new year. Omicrom may be raging but we’re going to keep it safe with a mix of digital, studio, indoor, outdoor, and socially distant workouts. There’s no guessing where I might turn up!
 

DAY 1: POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

What a way to kick off the new year and 31 Days of Fitness 2022 than at the 119th Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year’s Day Plunge, which returned this year after the 2021 Covid hiatus. Besides the symbolic cleansing of the past year, greeting the new year with a frigid but invigorating plunge has numerous health benefits as well. A cold water plunge increases blood flow, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, reduces inflammation, releases endorphins, and elevates your mood. In fact, I feel great! While most of us revelers are out there just one day year, the Coney Island Polar Bear Club is the oldest winter bathing club in the United States, founded in 1903, and members take the plunge every Sunday November-April! Photo:Casey Steffens Read More

 
 

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