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Word of Mouth: Cape Cod
by Kate McLeod Cape Cod—Massachusetts' hook-shaped peninsula—was home to the Wampanoag Native American people for centuries before becoming a popular vacation destination in the 1940s. The peninsula’s natural beauty was formed by glaciers about...
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Banana Leaf Bag
Boca Raton, Florida-based husband-and-wife-duo Joe and Tasha Chapman started making their own simple, rugged surfboard bags when they couldn't find ones they like. Now their brand Chapman at Sea channels their love for surfing, sewing and spending...
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Barely There Summer Care Essentials
As we head into the season of rigorous application (and re-application) of sunscreen, we have handpicked some lightweight products to supplement your routine and help you feel your best—even on summer's most brutally hot and sweaty days. Sachajuan...
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Summer Getaway Essentials
For most weekends away during summer, all you need is a half-filled duffle bag—which is all the better if you need to face rush hour on public transport. Forget the seven different outfits and all your tech gadgets. We've rounded up a few summer getaway...
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Six Eye-Catching Beach Towels for Summer
When summer is approaching, it's usually the swimsuit that beach-goers think hard about, and the humble towel is just an afterthought. Have a wander through the internet, though, and you will find there are bold beach towels that are just as attention...
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Onia Launches First Women's Collection
Another new minimalist swimwear option has become available for women who just want to get in the water. The latest comes from NYC-based technical swimwear brand Onia, which thoughtfully designs classy pieces made from high-quality, high-performing...
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Wax and Wool by Woolrich + Almond Surfboards
On the surface, Woolrich and Almond Surfboards don't appear to have much in common. The Pennslyvania-based wool company has been making tried and true workwear for over 180 years and is home to the oldest vertically integrated woolen mill in the...
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Seventy-Five Years Later, Ketums is Reborn
In 1925 Joseph Smutek set up shop on a leafy street on the western outskirts of Paris. His business was raincoats and Smutek quickly become known in the area for the quality and utility of his garments. As his sons took over the family business in...
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Scugnizzi
Captivated by the vivacity of Neapolitan families frolicking in Italy's warm summer waters, photographer Brett Lloyd began snapping images of them, hoping to capture the carefree scenes playing out in front of him. Dashwood Books took notice of Lloyd...
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Truck-A-Float, a Hotel in Rockaway
by Jenny Miller While the end of summer is nearing in the Northern Hemisphere, there's still time to squeeze in a few more beach weekends. For a delightful overnight in Rockaway, Queens, there is a brand new kind of hotel called Truck-A-Float—a...
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WAX + Print All Over Me Beach Kit
Going to the beach can be a real process, between remembering where your beach towel and swim trunks are and figuring out what else to bring along. WAX magazine, however, wants to help ease the effort one needs to exert by way of a playful beach...
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Fındıklı Turkish Towels
Handcrafted by a singular artisan in Istanbul, these incredibly soft, striped towels are perfect for the beach or your bathroom. Made with 100% Turkish cotton, the towel’s oversized silhouette offers a modern update on an Old-World luxury.
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Word of Mouth: The Sands of Ko Samui
by Jennifer Miller Any trip to Thailand should include some time spent at one of the country's incredible beaches, which are known for their magazine-worthy shorelines packing fine white sand, cerulean water and luscious palm trees. Thailand's beaches...
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Word of Mouth: Durban
by Laura Feinstein 2014 is shaping up to be the year of South African design. From Cape Town’s title as world design capital to a series of high profile public arts projects, the formerly embattled country has flourished under a recent wave of creativity...
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Five Beach Day Essentials
The beauty of the beach is that you don't need much to have great time. Simply relaxing on the sand near a body of water is often pleasure enough. Still, a few well-chosen items will make your time in the sun more fun and comfortable. From keeping...
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Hammam 34 Turkish Towels
Traditional Turkish towels add more than a spirited touch to a modern bathroom; the centuries-old design also serves as an ideal travel companion. Typically uber-soft, the towel's woven cotton fabric takes up far less room than a normal towel, allowing...
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Eskayel Playland Capsule Collection
To put together their bespoke suite at New York's Rockaways' buzzed-about Playland Motel, designer Shanan Campanaro of Eskayel and interior designer Michelle Zacks of S P A C E D O U T drew upon their travels to Tulum, Bali and Montauk—as well as...
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Satta + Stevie Gee: Be Love Now
London's Brixton neighborhood is fast becoming a bastion of creativity and artisan craftwork south of the river. Leading the charge is Joe Lauder of Satta, a woodworker and artist specializing in handmade skate decks that call to mind the early days...
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Solid & Striped Swimwear
In the world of swimwear, patterns can be polarizing and acceptable sizes, shapes and styles vary per season. Fortunately, Solid & Striped—a brand whose offerings we included when planning for last year's summer season—shies away from all that; producing...
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ESPO Crash Snapback Hat
For anyone who has ever tried—and failed—to book a seaside bungalow in the summer months, here's a novel approach. Get straight to the point with the ESPO Crash Snapback Hat from RVCA. This ensures other vacationers will know that while surfing might...
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Surf Sauna
To score the best waves in the Northeast it takes three things: dedication, luck and a thick skin. Though the water warms up to a comfortable trunks-only temperature in the summer, the best waves pound the shores of New England, New York and New...
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Llandudno Beach
As the meeting point for the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, the Cape Peninsula has a wide range of beaches to choose from. While none of them will be bound by particularly warm waters, what they lack in bathtub-temperature waves they make up for in idyllic...
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Diamond Box
These wood Diamond Boxes were formed from the great minds of Gregory Buntain and Ian Collings, of Brooklyn design studio Fort Standard. The mini vessels replicate the shape of a round cut diamond and are embedded with tiny magnets for secure stowage...
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Oversized Beach Towels
Pendleton Woolen Mills' relationship with Native Americans goes back six generations, when designer Joe Rawnsley spent years researching native culture, from the Southwest to Northwestern Oregon. Rawnsley noted colors and patterns that held the most...
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Portable Bluetooth Speakers
Co-founder Peter Riering-Czekalla dares you to toss, hang and occasionally drop NudeAudio speakers, which offer a huge punch in both mobility and sound. Available in light or dark colors, tether them to any bag and take the durable sound-system anywhere...
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