Posts tagged "summer"

The Pale Girl’s Guide To Summer Travel

I am not a vampire, though my reactions to the sun might make you think otherwise. Tragically, I have a mild allergy to the sun, so beach holidays aren’t really my thing. I tried to fight the fates for a while and burned and blistered my way through the Caribbean and Miami. But after my…

Ali Jawin / June 27, 2009

Free Rides From Topshop This Summer

Sometimes it feels like that whole “best things in life are free” thing is a crock when all you really want are a pair of YSL cage heels or a mansion in the south of France. Okay, so maybe that’s asking for a lot, but at least fashion retailer Topshop gets your point. This summer,…

Leonora Epstein / June 25, 2009

What Ever Happened To This Summer’s “Must Haves”?

Every month a gazillion magazines boldly discover the top three items we must have for this season. I mean must in the sense that the articles foretold our fashion doom if we did immediately drop the glossy pages and run to the mall. I will give the magazines their due, most of them have toned…

Ali Jawin / June 22, 2009

Coming To Theaters This Summer: Food

Don’t want to go the whole blow-‘em-up blockbuster movie route this summer? That makes two of us. Well, word on the street is that there’s a bumper crop of new documentaries hitting the big screen, the festival circuit and DVD aisle examining America’s food system this summer. If you’re looking for this August’s version of…

Nina Carbone / June 12, 2009

Get Your Rocks Off: The Perfect Summer Playlist

I’ve finally got a base tan, which is how I know summer is almost here. To celebrate, I’ve put together a kick ass summer playlist of old and new jams that act as the perfect accompaniment to frosty Coronas, gossip mags, and a day at the beach. And check out the playlists our…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2009

Quirky Summer PJs

Summer is on its way now, so out with the flannels and in with pjs that have more sex appeal!
These pink flamingo bottoms by C & C California are perhaps not sizzling hot, which is why I will leave it to you to decide what goes on top…if anything at all. [$32, C…

Ali Jawin / May 26, 2009

Sex! Vampires! A Swedish Murder Mystery! Our Fave Trashy Summer Reads

Drop that Aristotle and Dostoevsky immediately. The best part of summer? Cheesy beach books!

You know what sort of books I’m talking about … those fantastically trashy books that you can’t put down but are ashamed to tell people that you’ve read. Yep, we obsessively read those, too. So stop trudging through War and

Ali Jawin / May 18, 2009

Four Things You Absolutely Don’t Need For Summer

Summer is the most fun and carefree of all seasons, but let’s not get too carried away here, people. You’re already going to be spending your diñero on breezy cocktails, concerts, and maybe a mini-break or two, so save your money by skipping on these overpriced trinkets.

Leonora Epstein / May 10, 2009

Style On The Street: Transitioning Into Fall

How long has it been since it was cool enough for you to wear pants? Far too long, in our opinion. This hat-wearing gal, with her tank and skinny jeans, makes us yearn for sunny days that aren’t at all humid, when pants can be worn without sticking uncomfortably to the legs. Autumn rocks. [Trender

Catherine Strawn / August 21, 2008

How To Look Good In A Swimsuit

The weekend’s finally here! And in the summer time, that can only mean one thing, it’s time to put on your bathing suit and hit the beach, pool, backyard, hood of a car…whatevs, you’re getting into a swatch of spandex and it’s time to show off! How to look your best in a bikini may…

Simcha / July 21, 2008

Skin Cancer: Tanorexia Takes Its Toll

Summer is all about showing some skin while you’re having fun in the sun and tanning goes with the territory. Sadly, as well know, getting that bronze glow can also be life threatening. While fat roll tan lines, raccoon eyes from your sunglasses, or even the dreaded Oompa Loompa-like burn are cause for concern i…

Simcha / July 14, 2008

We See Chick Flicks: Not-To-Miss DVDs During Summer Blockbuster Season

Summer blockbusters like Hancock (gag!) and The Dark Knight (okay, I’ll see that one) have left little room for my beloved chick flicks, with nary a Dermot Mulroney film or Nora Ephron script in sight. But if you’re really jonesing for some schmaltz and chivalry, these DVD releases should get you through the…

Lesley Savage / July 9, 2008

Bring On The Summer Lovin’

Friday marked the sweet 16th Anniversary of my first kiss — conveniently also on Independence Day. I thought it was going to go down just like DJ Tanner and Steve on Full House. In my case, the poor kid licked my face and then ran back to the boy’s side of my sleep away camp.

Simcha / July 7, 2008

Fashion Slideshow: Cute Tops For Showing Off Your Guns

I love going sleeveless during the summer because then I know I won’t get an ugly t-shirt tan. How do guys deal with that anyway? Obviously, we’re against tank tops on dudes, but I realize how unfair that is, given the whole farmer tan business. Well whatever. After the jump we’ve picked out nine sleevele…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 27, 2008

Ten Chic, Irresistible Straw Hats

I burn easily and absolutely must wear a hat when I go to the beach. While I usually don the baseball cap I’ve had for about eight years (perfectly broken in and also a little smelly), I think a straw hat would look a lot more sophisticated. And who knew they came in so many…

Catherine Strawn / June 20, 2008

Fashion Slideshow: Fun & Fancy-Free Flat Sandals

For whatever reason, we find that we wear heels more during winter than in any other season. When summer finally arrives, it’s like a breath of fresh air…for our hooves. Ahh, summer. Finally, a few months where we give our feet a break, put away the high-heeled pumps, and break out the flat sandals. Our…

Catherine Strawn / May 28, 2008

Prepare Your Feet For Their Summer Wardrobe

The temperature may or may not be warming up in your neck of the woods, but you’ve probably thought about — maybe even dreamed about — what shoes you’re going to wear this summer. (One of my favorite things about summer is that I don’t have to wear socks.) But before you start wearing flip-flo…

Catherine Strawn / May 5, 2008

Fashion Slideshow: Spring & Summer Dresses

Catherine and I wear dresses about four out of five work days, and not because we’re trying to dress up, be fancy pants, and impress anyone. We just like them. A lot. After the jump, some summer dresses we really like. Now if only our office building would turn the damned air-conditioning down. We’re freezing.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 2, 2008

Crave: Ikea Welcomes Summer

We picked a few things from Ikea’s new summer collection to help you with your first warm-weather party. Just add mojitos.

Catherine Strawn / April 16, 2008
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