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Beach, LISSA'S LIST

CAMP CALICO

Need enticement to set up camp?  Just plop one of these fancy pants tents down in a field of flowers, on a stretch of sand or, heck– in middle of the living room.  Charming sun protection by day, a cozy star gazing retreat by night, this roomy 2-man pup tent is performance built, waterproof yet breathable, with all-round extreme weather construction.  Created by Fieldcandy, a British outfit having fun with the mundane. You could set up a whole township with what they have to offer…I’m partial to the calico quilt – but from there, it’s a toss up between the watermelon,big top, club sandwich, potting shed or brick house.  Photo/The Rug Company

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PROFILES

SUNDRY

As a secret admirer of the breezy brand Sundry,  I was curious to know about the sunny soul behind it  –so I did some digging and found this whimsical manifesto. Intrigued to know more…I caught up with the creative force – Mr. Matthieu Leblan and got the DL on his M.O. His clothes are an ocean inspired collection of sun bleached bright knits with DEEE luxe stretch and softness – casual dresses, sweats, and t’s with prints that say beach in an understated way. The thoughtful details are stand out –like the dip-died drawcords Here’s a little Q&A with Mr. Leblan – he’ll make you a fan too! AQC – Tell me how you got from Art School in Paris to the shores of Venice Beach? ML – I came here on vacation after graduation and never left! AQC – The Sundry look is super wearable with a spin of sunshine, what is the one piece in your collection that says SO CAL like nothing else? ML – It’s definitely our sweatpants. Thankfully because of the great weather and lifestyle here, we are able to dress more casual and relaxed, and nothing symbolizes that more than sweatpants. AQC – What could you teach a west […]

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Beach, Beauty Products

HELLO SUNSHINE

  Shiseido pretty much invented sunscreen. They came out with a sun product called Uviolin in the 1920’s to protect all those porcelain white complexions, and since have been on a mission to stay ahead of the pack with product that really works.  The Ultimate Sun Protection Broad Spectrum creams and lotions are the ones to pick. Their product range is the most prestigious sun product on the market (according to official sources) and is backed up by snowboarders & surfers – the real deal.  Jake Burton Carpenter of  Burton Snowboards as well as pro surfers Benji Weatherley and Kelly Slater  are committed users of the stuff.  I’m sold.––

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Beach, LISSA'S LIST

BEACH BUCKET

  This beach bucket from the gifted and talented Sophie Anderson makes my day! Sophie is a global citizen, world traveler with style to spare. Now residing in South Africa, she’s found an outlet for her craft with her extraordinary soft sided beach bright totes, bags and clutches. Grab one from Barney’s  Net-a-Porter and MatchesFashion. PS they sell out fast!      

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