1. Get a neon manicure and pedicure.
2. Go skinny-dipping.
3. Eat raw oysters.
4. Make out with a random person at a bar.
6. Play Frisbee.
7. Sunbathe away any tan lines.
8. Wear an all white outfit.
9. Give an impromptu party with close friends on the roof of your building.
10. Visit an outdoor lounge or restaurant.
11. Air out your apartment or house to get a summer breeze.
12. Take outdoor photos.
13. Go for a hike.
14. Explore a new neighborhood.
15. Sleep outside.
16. Attend an outdoor music concert.
17. Get wet in a kid’s outdoor water fountain.
18. Take a weekend road trip.
19. Buy fresh summer produce and cook an entire meal from it.
20. Make popsicles. (Bonus: With booze!)
21. Take a surfing lesson.
22. Have sex outside.
23. Wear a really, really short mini dress out on the town.
24. Read a book you’ve been meaning to read for a long time, but keep putting off.
25. Make a list of Fall resolutions.
26. Organize your closet and donate stuff to charity.
27. Learn the lyrics to one of these songs of Summer 2008: Estelle’s “American Boy”, Rihanna’s “Disturbia”, and Duffy’s “Mercy”.
28. Go on a long walk with no destination in mind and see where you end up.
29. Go to the beach and actually GO in the ocean!
30. Go fishing.
It’s become my understanding that “sex on the beach” is a cliché that leads to sand in bad places. However, sex and beach are both words that bring to mind the ultimate summer fling. Scantily clad bodies, sun, surf, outdoor bars, gleaming tans, it all makes for a lovely little fantasy. Unfortunately, fantasies often come to an end. Sorry kid, time to wake up from that dream. Fall is almost here! So how are you going to let your summer fling fade gently into the sunset? Here are my tips:
(WO)MAN UP: I don’t like people who ignore — they have absolutely no backbone and are cowards. Own up to what you’re doing. Make it clear that it is O-V-E-R. This was fun, but now it’s done. You don’t want to get stuck with a Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction: “I will not be IGNORED, Daniel!”
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Guess what? The Frisky is taking over the weekends! While we won’t be posting as vociferously as we do during the week, The Frisky will be keeping you up to date on all the sexy happenings on Saturdays and Sundays. Plus, this Labor Day Monday, while we’ll be out of the office, there will definitely be some fresh posts for you to read while you enjoy your day off. Sigh, goodbye summer…hello fall! Keep reading »
Leggings are great for working out, lounging around, throwing on, or for pairing with an outfit that was a once cute dress but is now too short. The greatness of leggings, is not what I’m debating here. It’s what’s spawning from these tight favorites that has me worried. Mainly, what are these faux leather, almost plastic looking leggings that are popping up everywhere? I can’t decide if I love them or hate them. They’re definitely funky and a good trend for those completely bored of jeans (ahem, moi). American Apparel has gone so far as to make high-waisted and faux denim leggings. So time to weigh in ladies. Will you be shimmying into these tight creations? Love it or leave it? Keep reading »
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2009 will kick off in New York on September 5. Although Fall isn’t even here yet, we’re having a difficult time waiting to see the Spring collections, so we scoped our Style.com’s little teaser of who and what will be hot for Spring. Check the list, after the jump… [Style.com]
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Call us suckers for cheesy chick lit. This historical fiction “teen” novel is about as appropriate for 13-year olds as Gossip Girl — and just like the hit TV show, it’s the must-read book series for 20-somethings. This is the first book in the series, about filthy rich society families in the early 1900′s. Trust us, the romance between Diana Holland and Henry Schoonmaker is such a page-turner, you won’t care about being embarrassed for reading it in public. [$12.23, Amazon.com] Keep reading »
Or at least that’s what her outfit seems to suggest. [Performing on The Today Show, New York City, 8/29/08] Keep reading »
I totally did a double-take when I saw Bryan Greenberg in the Obama/Will.I.Am “Yes, We Can” video (watch it, after the jump). While I may have missed him originally on One Tree Hill and October Road, he fully caught my attention as Uma Thurman’s way-younger beau in Prime. And he was so effing adorable trying to impress her that he impressed me into full celebrity crush mode. Look for him in the upcoming Bride Wars, also starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, the shooting of which has captured by the paparazzi and been in every tabloid for the last few months. Just wish they had caught a few shots of Bryan…
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I remember watching “Dynasty” in the ’80s and thinking that Krystle and Alexis Carrington were so fantastically glam. Their glitzy, sequined dresses, shellacked hair, long, red talons and crimson lips were just IT, you know? If I saw those cats on TV today, however, I’d probably mistake them for two campy transvestites and wonder why they weren’t on Bravo. I admit, though, that I’d likely still find their red lips and nails awesome; there’s just something about a red pucker and red digits that screams “Respect me, bitch!” Whenever I try to wear both at the same time, however, I feel that I look like a trashy whore and not a powerful diva, so I asked Ashunta Sheriff, makeup artist for Christian Dior, on how to wear red well. Her beauty breakdown, after the jump… Keep reading »
After J. broke up with me my senior year in high school, I was pissed. Livid. Just a few weeks earlier, he told me he loved me, we went to prom and all was glorious in the world. What the heck? After a few weeks of having an intimate rebound relationship with a box of Kleenex, I became dead-set on making his life as unpleasant as he had made mine.
In order to exact my revenge, my best friend and I went to the mall where the kids who went to his high school always hung out. We approached every high-school aged girl we could find, asked if she knew J., and then told her to stay away from him and his terrible case of back-ne. Mature? Hell no. Satisfying? Undeniably.
Though I think my plan was rather brilliant, I probably would have received some nice inspiration had Alison Grambs’ book “The Smart Girl’s Guide To Getting Even” been around in 1994. In it, she offers all sorts of perfectly legal yet wholly satisfying ways to get back at the Js — i.e. the complete and total jerks — of the world. After the jump, find a sampling of her I-will-not-go-down-quietly strategies. Keep reading »