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Where Do You Spend Your Summer Vacations?

The other day Leo asked us Frisky staffers a question about where we spend our summer vacations, which got me reminiscing about summers past and daydreaming of my upcoming trips. I grew up overseas (my parents were/are educators at schools on U.S. military bases), and my family spent summers at my maternal grandparents’ house in St. Louis. My memories are laced with rides down the Mississippi River on my aunt and uncle’s boat, swapping ghost stories with my grandfather in the backyard at dusk, sleepovers with my cousins, eating Grandma’s fried chicken, and taking lots of road trips with my parents all over the country. I loved summers not just for the time off from school, but because it was the only time of year I got to see my extended family whom I loved so much (especially my grandparents) and for two months out of the year, I got to be a “normal” American with cable TV, malls, and fast food burger joints. It was just like in the movies! Keep reading »

Lady Mag Lesson #1: How To Prep For Bikini Season


You know what my favorite thing is about lady mags, besides the occasionally thought-provoking features, perfume samplers, and usually off-the-mark horoscopes? All that unsolicited advice! We already put together our list of tips for those of you who kinda, sorta want to de-bloat in time for beer-drinking-on-the-beach-season, but, seriously, zomg!!!!! Don’t forget that means it’s bikini time and you can’t look fat, girl! Crises like this require the wisdom of that stack of lady mags above your toilet — here’s our first glossy-approved lesson. Keep reading »

Sneak Peek: Holy Summer Shopping At Topshop

The nails, the maxi-dresses, those floral platform shoes, oh my! Nothing gets us in the mood to shop like a behind-the-scenes-at-a-photo-shoot video. Drool. [Topshop] Keep reading »

10 Ways To Get Bikini-Ready (For Us Non-Celebs, That Is)

It’s that annoying time of year when celebs start “flaunting their bikini bods” and we get sick with envy over the kind of physique a team of personal trainers/dieticians/beauticians/stylists can get you. So fine, we’ll do it the hard way. After the jump, 10 ways you can get it together yourself. Because, let’s face it, no one else is going to do it for you, right? Keep reading »

Why People Look So Good When The Weather Gets Great

After record rainfall here in the Northeast this month, New Yorkers are looking forward to what promises to be a fantastic weekend — full sun and temps in the 70s! One of the best things about this time of year is planning cute outfits to wear — your legs! you can finally show your legs! and your feet! and even your shoulders! Perhaps even better than that, though, is seeing all the exposed skin on other people. Seriously, after months of everyone hiding under bulky layers, is there anything better than that moment we shed those layers for good — well, at least for the next few months — and show off what we actually look like again? And wow, doesn’t everyone look hot? Gawker recently had a great round-up of the six reasons people look so fine this time of year. Check it out — the reasons aren’t always what you’d think of. Keep reading »

The Frisky’s Songs Of Summer Playlist

Can you believe it’s already September?! Here in NYC fall feels so close we can almost hear leaves crunching under our feet on our walk to work. But before we pack up our sundresses and sandals, let’s celebrate the summer that was with a kick-ass playlist, shall we? Last week, New York magazine’s culture blog, Vulture, posted its staffers’ picks for “Songs of the Summer,” so we here at The Frisky thought we’d do the same. After the jump, see what songs have kept us movin’ and groovin’ through the dog days of summer. Keep reading »

Summer Is Bad For Women’s Health

Damn, it seems like us gals just can’t catch a break! First we found out about summer on-set depression. Now a bunch of new studies are saying that summer is hazardous to women’s health in other ways. And I mean, legitimately dangerous. Sorry to be a downer, but researchers have linked the sunny season to higher levels of autoimmune diseases in women. It seems that us gals are more likely to develop these icky diseases in places where the UV intensity is high. But that’s not all. Research also claims that warm weather decreases amniotic fluid levels in pregnant chicks. This condition, known as oligohydramnios, is a lot more common in the summer because more people get dehydrated. Great, so I guess I can add “summer” to my ever-growing list of health concerns. So is summer still your favorite season? [LA Times] Keep reading »

The Inspiration Board: Feeling Summer Much?

It’s hard to look all darling when you’re freaking baking inside a worrisomely hot car and not say, chillaxin’ in the breezy Bahamas. Somehow, our style icon-o-the-day, indie fashion maven Zooey Deschanel, makes toasty weather chic look easy and reminds us of cotton candy, photo booths, lounge chairs, and that sweet, sweet patio water mister we’re saving up for. Luckily, these cute shoes are cool and way cheaper. Keep reading »

Don’t Look Like A Hot Mess This Summer

As the humidity and temperature spike, so do our chances of heat-induced fashion problems. Every time I step onto a bus or subway or slide into a steaming car, my body sticks to the plastic on the seat and my clothes cling to my legs, delivering me to my destination stinky, clammy and busted-looking. But, no more! Here are a few ways to stay fresh and sweat-stain free. Keep reading »

Summer Drinks To Sip By The Pool

After spending about six months in London one thing was clear, the go to summer drink was Pimm’s and Lemonade whether you were at the boat races or the beach. Here are just a few of my favorite summer cocktail concoctions for the perfect lazy summer afternoon.

Pimm’s & Lemonade

Best for: Watching the Oxford-Cambridge boat race or sailing in the hamptons
How to make it: 1/4 Pimm’s No. 1
3/4 Lemonade
Some mint leaves, lots of ice and some fruit for fun

Sangria

Best for: late night christmas light laden backyard bbqs (we’re giving you a fun white wine alternative)
How to make it: 1 bottle of white wine (riesling, or some equally delicious sweet white wine)
1/2 cup peach schnapps
1/2 cup soda (anything citrus based like sprite)
fruit (mangoes, peaches, pineapple)

Planter’s Punch

Best for: kicking back in a rocking chair or swaying in a hammock
How to make it: 1/3 Dark Rum
1/3 Orange Juice
1/3 Pineapple Juice
some Lime Juice and Grenadine

Mojito

Best for: anywhere and everywhere
How to make it: 1/2 cup rum
two tbsp. sugar
three tbsp. limejuice
club soda
crushed ice and mint leaves

We left out some classic favorites like Margaritas, Pina Coladas and Long Island Iced Teas but we’re hoping these for will help kick you off. Keep reading »

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