On the one hand, summer holidays are awesome. On the other, Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the season. So while we’re stoked to have Monday off, we’re not so excited about the prospect of colder days and wearing more layers. It’s with that in mind that we made this Summer Bummer mix, full of songs that deftly capture that melancholy end of summer vibe. Take a listen, and share your favorite sad summer jams in the comments. Keep reading »
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been okay with peeing in the ocean. Mostly because it’s annoying to pee when you’re wearing a one-piece bathing suit, which I wore when I was a kid, so I just got into the habit of letting it flow in the ocean. I think most people feel that it’s harmless and even enjoy peeing in the ocean, although some people seem to believe it’s wrong and/or weird. Inevitably, these non-ocean urinators are met with a slew of justifications from the pro-ocean urinators: That’s where the fish pee! The salt water makes the already sterile urine even more sterile! Or something! Everyone does it! The natural world is our toilet! Keep reading »
Some ladiez have no problem busting around in their bikinis, but me? Not a fan. I like me some clothes, or at least a cover up that will take the pressure off. As you head out to the beach or pool or lake this weekend, consider a sarong. Sarongs offer a weird socially acceptable middle ground between fully-dressed and strutting in your swimsuit. I’ve dug up nine beach-tastic coverups and sarongs that’ll give you clothing, optional.
This here is a $295 beach cover up from Haute Hippie. I imagine this sort of thing would look totally appropriate if you’re sunning yourself on a billionaire’s private yacht off the coast of Ibitttttha. But for the 99.9999 percent of the rest of us for whom that seems a distant prospect, this “beach cover-up” just looks like you’ve DIY-ed a hot air balloon into a muumuu.
Maybe, like us, you’ve been going to the beach a lot lately. Cool, right? But man, you can See Some Things there. We thought you might want something to do in between the magazine-reading and SPF-applying and gawking at strangers, so we’ve created this fun Beach Blanket Bingo game. To play, you simply print out and cart with you to the beach. The first person to spot all the items in a row — horizontally, vertically or diagonally — wins a prize! The prize, aside from the ability to lord it over your friends in the observational skills category, can be of your choosing. But hey, you’re smart, so think big. In case you’re unsure, an explanation for each item is after the jump! Keep reading »
We are all too familiar with the abusive nature of the sun. It’s like that snake cane Jafar carries around with him that makes you do whatever he wants. It’s alluring and inviting one minute, and just when you think you’re safe and call it quits, you can’t bend your knees without cringing in pain for a week. The first step is admitting you have a problem. Think of this, along with a healthy does of sunscreen, as your support group.
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We’re fresh back from our first weekends at the beach, and are basically counting down the hours until we can go back again. Schlepping a load of crap to and from the sand can be a pain in the butt, which is why we’ve put together a list of the perfect items to have a great day at the beach. After the jump, check our check list of must-have beach items. Keep reading »
I’m all about reading — all of it and everything, and at any time, but my favorite place to read is most definitely the beach. With the return of 90 degree heat and high humidity, my mind starts wandering to getting my body to a seashore, stat. My beach reads usually consist of a clutch of month-old Us Weeklys and something large and ambitious like Middlemarch, but this year I’m looking to change it up. The best beach read has a compelling story, and an elusive combination of substance and fluff. Thankfully, we did the legwork for you — click through to see The Frisky staff’s recommendations for breezy summer beach reads with bite.
I’ve been anticipating summer for months now, but this time, I think it actually is almost here. As the temperature inches ever closer to 80 degrees and sunny, I’ve been casting a critical eye on my beach style. This year, it’s time for a reboot. I’m ready to purge the limp sundresses and faded bathing suits in exchange for something fresh and new. I’m taking my cues for beach style from the people who do it best. Click through for a look at celebs who are really turnin’ it out.
Sometimes in the dead of summer, when I am chained to my computer all day but wanting to be at the beach, I say to myself, I wish I was a celebrity so that I could be frolicking at the beach right now. Because it seems like celebs spend more time at the beach having fun than us average peeps do. Maybe it’s because they have more free time, or maybe it’s just that they get photographed more often. And that idea is what makes me glad that I’m not a celebrity. I want to be free to be awkward on the beach without being photographed. Like that time that I accidentally sat on a broken lounge chair and fell into the sand. Or that time that I ran from the seagull that shit-bombed Amelia. If only the paps could see me then. I’m sure I was making an absolutely ridiculous face. I’ll bet I looked equally as weird as these celebs did when they were caught on film doing some very awkward beach frolicking.