Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Straight Stripes, Round Body?

Straight Stripes, Round Body?

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

    Sometimes it’s hard to find a cover for this magazine where the models aren’t wearing blue and white striped shirts. Women, men, kids, and even a dog or two all seem to wear stripes on boats. I wondered, why do stripes convey a nautical feel to so many photographers? It turns out there’s […]

Attractive Hands within Reach

Attractive Hands within Reach

February 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

.         Hands are one of the places on the body that show aging and wear and tear because they tend to be uncovered. If yours are rough and sun-speckled from time outdoors, use the offseason to recuperate and rejuvenate. Dr. Dana Stern, a New York-based dermatologist specializing in hands and nails, […]

Self-Care for your Welfare

Self-Care for your Welfare

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

    We’re instructed on every airplane flight to put on our own oxygen mask before assisting others, so it figures that if we’re run down, stressed out, and unfit, we’re at just as big a disadvantage. This is the year of self-care, where we grab that metaphorical oxygen mask of wellness and fill ourselves […]

Food for Glowing Skin and Hair

Food for Glowing Skin and Hair

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  If I wanted to toss off a super-quick story about hair and skin health and radiance, I’d just type the realest of all clichés: “You are what you eat.” As I have the space, however, I’ll elaborate on simple tweaks to your eating that pay big dividends. There are many foods that contain nutrients […]

Tips to Tame Your Tresses

Tips to Tame Your Tresses

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  No matter the season, unmanageable hair is always unwelcome. Now that the weather is colder, hair often becomes drier and starts flying in every direction. You can opt for a very short haircut, hide flyaways under a hat, or you can change up your grooming and styling routine so your tresses look their best. […]

Style on a Budget

Style on a Budget

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

With the advancements in technology and the natural desire to get a good deal, the ways to get designer styles for less are numerous. I’ll share some of my favorite ways to shop for higher end items, with my maxim being quality over quantity. I would much rather purchase a few good items that will […]

Summer Clothes That Work in Fall

Summer Clothes That Work in Fall

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Transitioning your wardrobe from the sweltering days of summer to the balmy portion of autumn can be a bit tricky. The days grow shorter, but the temperature may quickly climb before plunging. Fall is so fickle that your wardrobe needs to be fierce, fabulous, and flexible so you’ll look great whether the temperature ebbs or […]

Smooth Joints

Smooth Joints

August 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. You rarely hear someone list elbows or knees as her best feature. That’s likely because these areas of the body lack moisturizing oil glands and are on the receiving end of more than their fair share of friction. The scaliness and crepiness seem to grow more troublesome as we age, as skin doesn’t naturally […]

Care about Summer Hair

Care about Summer Hair

July 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Perhaps you’ve seen tee shirts or social media captions of boaters with unruly hair that say, “Boat Hair — Don’t Care!” The truth is that we do care what our hair looks like, as we spend money styling it and perhaps coloring it. Yet there may come a point, especially in summer, when we have […]

Look Fresh in Hot Weather

Look Fresh in Hot Weather

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

You look great after applying your streak-free, melt-free, waterproof makeup in the cool, air-conditioned comfort of your home. However, by the time you hit the dock on a hot, humid day, you can feel everything melting away. No one is spared — even those with dry skin suffer from makeup meltdown. Yet everyone can benefit […]

Fine-Looking Feet

Fine-Looking Feet

May 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Feet tend to get overlooked when it comes to skincare, but untended feet are never a good look.   Dr. Dana Stern, a New York-based dermatologist specializing in hand and nails, shares easy-to-follow foot care tips to keep women’s and men’s feet looking good. Whether you sport sandals or go barefoot, it’s important to maintain your […]

Spring Fashion Trends

Spring Fashion Trends

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  The time for spring-cleaning is here, so make room for your new fabulous finds from spring’s biggest trends. Fashion designers have placed great emphasis on every facet of color, texture, pattern and shine — the four foundations to any good wardrobe. Like many things in life, fashion is cyclical; what was once old becomes […]

Keep on Glowing

Keep on Glowing

November 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Though summer’s sun faded months ago, keeping your skin glowing makes the separation seem less distant. Skin that’s healthy and hydrated is the basis for a beautiful glow. It’s important to thoroughly cleanse your skin every evening to wash off the day’s makeup, sunscreen, sweat, and environmental debris that settle on your face. Wash it […]

Care for Sun-Damaged Hair

Care for Sun-Damaged Hair

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Is your hair a tangled mass of dry ends thanks to a summer spent in the sun? All it needs is the right attention to restore it. Tresses harmed by the sun resemble hair done in by flat irons or over-processing. It’s dull, dry, and unmanageable, and usually lighter in color. It’s easy to look […]

Improving Sun-Damaged Skin

Improving Sun-Damaged Skin

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to sun damage, the first line of defense is prevention. However, slipups happen and harm is done, so new treatments are available to restore skin’s healthy looking appearance. Although many people think that a red and peeling sunburn is the only indication their skin has been harmed by the sun, there are […]

Melt-Proof Makeup

Melt-Proof Makeup

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Heat and humidity are two culprits that wreak havoc on our faces in summer. Though we change our wardrobe with the seasons, we rarely think about changing our makeup routine as well. Yet it doesn’t take much to change glamorous into gruesome — the dog days of summer can make us look like raccoons! To […]

Fight Summer Frizz

Fight Summer Frizz

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Sun, sea, and fresh air can do wonders for your mood, but the elements can really wreak havoc on your hair. When hot, humid days dawn, the frizz forecast is pretty dire, unless you know what to do to keep the pretty and dump the dire. “If you look at a healthy strand of hair […]

Shopping for Swimsuits

Shopping for Swimsuits

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. As our thoughts these days are often on boats, boardwalks, and beaches, it’s natural to think about bathing suits as well. While sunshine and surf go hand in hand with swimsuits for many, others clench their fists at the mere mention of buying a new bathing suit (frankly, shopping for swimsuits doesn’t rank too […]

Sarongs Look Right

Sarongs Look Right

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. When it comes to warding off a chill or electing to show less skin when you reach the dock, there are more fashionable choices than a robe or an oversized tee. Select a bold triangular tropical print fabric or a large rectangle in a solid color and wear it low around your hips or […]

Daytime into Nighttime Looks

Daytime into Nighttime Looks

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Planning a fun day on the water should certainly include looking great and feeling stylish. Effortlessly transforming your day’s look into a fabulous one for evening makes a great day even better. The number one style rule for a day-into-evening transformation is to keep your fashion choice simple and effortless. “Your aim is easy, fresh […]

Spring Cleaning Pays

Spring Cleaning Pays

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

While most truly welcome the season of spring, many of us try to avoid the task of spring cleaning. But what if slimming down our closets could fatten our wallets? As seasons change, we want out with the old and in with the new. Instead of throwing out your unwanted clothes, you can sell them. […]

Fresh Takes on Old Looks

Fresh Takes on Old Looks

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

What I love about fashion is that if you wait long enough, things will eventually come back into style. It is cyclical and linear at the same time — old trends become new again, but with modern perspective and fabrics. From fringe to floral, the 1970s are back in a big way, baby. The trends […]

Date Night Fashion

Date Night Fashion

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether on a first date or heading out with your sweetie for the hundredth time, figuring out what to wear can be the hardest part of the evening. In the past, seeking the perfect look may have involved changing into nearly every outfit in the closet, but I have picked out a few essential date […]

Lock In Good Locks

Lock In Good Locks

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. As summer is just around the corner, we’re looking to enjoy outdoor activities without worrying about stressed-out tresses.It’s important to keep hair in shape and protected when the sun shines bright and the humidity is cranked high on the frizz-meter. Many women desire lighter hair colors now, perhaps to shake off winter memories. Others […]

Lace Up a Fashion Statement

Lace Up a Fashion Statement

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

What if you knew of innovative techniques to tie boat shoes besides the classic around the tree through the loop or bunny ears methods? Do you crave ways that would stop that annoying habit laces have of becoming undone? Are you a fashionista who eschews wearing practical, comfortable boat shoes because you think they don’t […]

Get Garden-Fresh Gorgeous

Get Garden-Fresh Gorgeous

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Most of us reach into the refrigerator and pantry from time to time in search of a quick beauty fix. Whether it is for cucumbers to place on puffy eyes or oatmeal to fashion into a face mask,   we may look a little silly, but know these tricks work. In fact, scientific studies have uncovered […]

Multi-Season Solutions

Multi-Season Solutions

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Tank tops:  Available in just about every cut and color, tank tops are perfect to stock up on during end-of-season sales. The versatility of tank tops are what make them such a great multi-season wardrobe staple. For the summer, I pair tank tops with nearly everything. They look great with skirts, shorts, and jeans.In the […]

All About Accessories

All About Accessories

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Accessories are like the Jan Brady of fashion — often forgotten and frequently ignored while wardrobe tips focus on lovely clothes and shoes. That’s not the case here! I am shining a big, bright spotlight on jewelry, handbags, and sunglasses, which happen to be my favorite accessories. Whether it is a tribal-inspired necklace or an […]

Expert Advice on Summer Skincare

Expert Advice on Summer Skincare

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

. Summer days are synonymous with sunny weather,boating escapes, and (in a holdover from years past), bronzed skin. Though summer inspires us to remain outdoors, sunburns, premature skin aging, and cancer are negative, but avoidable, side effects of exposure to the sun’s UV rays. Before sunbathing blithely, consider the advice of two knowledgeable skin professionals. […]

Fill a Tote and Escape on the Boat

Fill a Tote and Escape on the Boat

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Pura Vida bracelets are not only stylish and fun, but when you purchase the company’s handcrafted accessories, you support both artisans in Costa Rica and the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots foundation dedicated to cleaning up beaches and oceans around the world. We’re partial to the Anchor Wrap bracelets in a variety of colors for $28.00, […]

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