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Summertime Studs

Do you like piña coladas? And getting caught in the rain? Well, then these tiny pineapples belong on your ears. The sterling silver studs will put you in that laid-back Friday afternoon mindset, because that’s what tropical fruit do — besides mixing nicely with rum, cream of coconut, and crushed ice.


A Swimsuit For Taking The Plunge

Anyone who says one-pieces fall into the senior citizen swimwear category obviously hasn’t seen Quiksilver’s McCall suit. This vintage-inspired number covers up more than a bikini would, but the monokini cut and deep V-neck sex things up. Put it on and you’ll enjoy your day at the beach twice as much as you would wearing a two-piece. Why? Because swimming won’t be a problem with no skimpy top to lose in the surf, and you’ll still make the boys drool.

[$98.00 Quiksilver]

Love Vandal: Repeat As Needed

Reader Xiaofan snapped this repeated sentiment in Nassau, Bahamas.

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Naming A Cereal “Muffin Tops” Seems Like A Bad Move

Blueberry Muffin Tops cereal has been around for a few years, but we just noticed it at the store and can’t believe a company would name a cereal after the fatty flesh that hangs out over the waistline of pants, especially since it doesn’t look like the tops of muffins. What’s next, Love Handles ice cream? Fortunately, having a term for excess baggage in its name doesn’t seem to have affected the cereal’s popularity. Google “blueberry muffin tops cereal” and you’ll find hoards of people rhapsodizing about their love for it. Ahem, here’s one example: “Blueberry Muffin Tops is Malt-O-Meal’s magnum opus … . The only real pitfall I can think of is it’s lack of availability, but like a diamond in the rough, you can’t keep a good thing hidden forever.” Hopefully, we won’t gorge ourselves so much that we increase the size of our own muffin top. Keep reading »

6 Summer Shoe Styles That Don’t Require A Pedicure

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Most people opt for sandals once the weather’s warm, but maintaining nice-looking feet can be a hassle. When you want to go sockless and your toes have disgusting chipped-off polish from a pedicure you got six months ago, you don’t want to show your feet to the world. At times like those, pick one of these six shoe styles. You’ll look seasonally appropriate and no one will notice that you’ve slacked on personal grooming.

No Wedding Ring On Your Finger? Try A Special Divorce Or Single Gal Ring Instead

Even if you’re unmarried, you can “put a ring on it” yourself, according to an article in The New York Times. While the paper won’t call it a full-fledged trend, several companies, like D Jewelry Co., now offer divorce rings, and a few others sell rings that celebrate your singlehood. (There’s even something called the Ah ring — the A stands for “available” and the H for “happy.” Barf. Keep reading »

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