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SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Pool Towel
Summer is almost over in the Northern Hemisphere (but is approaching elsewhere) so whether you're making the most of the final beach and pool days, or prepping for those to come, this Working Girls beach towel is reversible and retro-vibed. Designed...
FOOD_DRINK
Favorite Cocktails for Summer Sipping
Summer is the season of day drinking, whether you're stuck in a hot city in the northern hemisphere, taking a weekend at the beach, or escaping the cold in the south and heading to a tropical oasis. On a hot day (or night) there's nothing quite as...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Sand Escape Beach Blanket
This huge beach blanket is big enough to fit the whole gang (it measures nine by seven feet) but packs down into its own little bag, making it super-easy to transport from beach to park—whether you're cycling or taking the bus. Made from parachute...
TRAVEL
Travel Clothes for Summer Vacations
No one wants to be the person lining up for airport security or a bus transfer in stained sweatpants or pajamas. To dress casually and comfortably for travel—especially in hot weather—can be difficult. There is travel etiquette to acknowledge (no bare...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Pink Board Shorts
Made from mostly recycled pink polyester, these lined board shorts are as functional as they are fun. They feature the standard two angled pockets, as well as a zippered back pocket for your valuables. The block color is simple enough not to feel gaudy...
STYLE
Cool Hunting Picks for Protective, Stylish Sunglasses
UV rays from the sun can affect your vision—even when you're wearing sunglasses. Because the sun's rays reflect in all directions, it can be difficult to avoid damaging sunlight and glare, which can distort your depth perception, color perception and...
FOOD-DRINK
Grady's All-in-One Home Brewing Kit
An update to their already-excellent Bean Bags, Brooklyn- and Bronx-based Grady's has just released a new product that means you can DIY their famous New Orleans-style cold brew coffee at home. The brand new, all-in-one home brewing kit contains...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Annemarie Striped Swimsuit
From NY-based brand Solid & Striped comes another new classic. The Annemarie one-piece swimsuit is at once traditional and modern—with a time-honored shape and pattern, but made with the finest new materials. A cutesy take on a preppy look, the thick...
DESIGN
4th of July Blues
Hold the urge to decorate your house and yard with red, white and blue; it only works for one weekend anyway. With long-term enjoyment in mind, we're sticking with the blues this upcoming holiday weekend. In a year in which politics are especially...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
The Tulum Round Towel
Designed in Australia, this giant round beach towel is big enough for two. Measuring 60 inches in diameter, and boasting a cream and black design, it will be at home on the hot sand but will be just as useful when picnicking in a park or sunbathing...
FOOD-DRINK
Counter Culture's Cold Hearted Coffee
If rosé is summer’s official libation, iced coffee is certainly the season’s caffeinated fix. There’s no shortage of options out there (we’ve been partial to Grady’s since its inception), but Counter Culture’s new limited-release, Cold Hearted...
STYLE
Eight Graphically Forward Pairs of Socks for Summer
With seasonal change, we are quick to transform our wardrobe to match the weather—or, most of it. Shirts and pants get swapped out. Some items are stowed, while others are retrieved. But what about socks? Summer in the northern hemisphere makes for...
FOOD_DRINK
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Cast Aluminum Charcoal Grill and Smoker
It's not a real summer gathering without the scent of seared meats and veggies drifting through the air. Distinguishing itself from some of the bulkier offerings out there, the portable PK Grill and Smoker removes all the bells and whistles for a simple...
DESIGN
Wearable Sun Protection
There’s no faster way to throw shade on a warm weather vacation (or the first few hot days of spring) than with sunburn. It takes only 15 minutes of direct sunlight exposure for skin damage to begin occurring, so protection is a must. While sunscreen...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Warm Water Wax
Made by hand, East Surf Company’s Warm Water Wax—formulated for 64 to 74-degree water temperatures—will keep your board grippy while searching for warmer waves. Each bar is formed from an original blend of organic wax, and they’ve been purposely shaped...
DESIGN
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Summer Dreaming
While half the world is enduring the grey skies and blustery winds of winter, the other half is living it up in glorious sunshine. That said, all of us are approaching the holiday season. So whether your next poolside hangout is on vacation, around...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
POOL Beach Towel
Bring poolside vibes along on any adventure—even in the cold—with Schönstaub’s POOL Beach Towel. Made in Germany, the 100% cotton towel bears the vibrant brush of palm trees surrounded by glittering swimming pool water. Each towel is delivered in a...
CULTURE
Jack Bevan of Foals' End of Summer Playlist for Cool Hunting
Celebrating their new album release—What Went Down—and the Labor Day long weekend in the US, we asked Foals' drummer Jack Bevan to make an end of summer playlist for Cool Hunting. As he explains, "In an end of summer playlist, I look for music which...
TRAVEL
La Cambuse du Saunier in Gruissan, France
Le Salin de l'île Saint-Martin is a special place in the town of Gruissan where even locals indulge in snapping a few photos. Located by the Mediterranean coast, the tremendous salt evaporation ponds (over 400 hectares) host the production of la fleur...
FOOD_DRINK
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA
As temperatures rise and summertime vibes begin to peak, fruit-infused beers become increasingly more appealing for their crisp and refreshing nature. Finding a well-balanced summer brew can be problematic, though, as the sweetness oftentimes overpowers...
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