Fashion & Style

SAMS — Shark Attack Mitigation System (For Shark Week!)

By disrupting a shark's visual perception, an attack can either be diverted altogether, or at least delayed to allow time to exit the water.

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Fashion & Style

SAMS — Shark Attack Mitigation System (For Shark Week!)

By disrupting a shark's visual perception, an attack can either be diverted altogether, or at least delayed to allow time to exit the water.

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Living

Nat’ Tatts: How to Heal Your Ink Naturally

Are you thinking of getting a tattoo? You should make extra sure it heals properly. For some natural tattoo aftercare tips, we spoke with Alfredo Ortiz of Brooklyn Grooming.

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Fashion & Style, On Your Feet

On Your Feet: Diadora brings the S8000 back in limited quantities

Italian footwear brand Diadora is making a return to roots with high quality, limited edition S8000s crafted by hand in their Caerano di San Marco factory.

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Fashion & Style

Farm to Feet: Music for the Sole

Make a fashion statement at this year's FloydFest in Virginia. Farm to Feet unveils a new festival sock.

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Food & Drink

Buzzed on Books: The 6 Best Boozy Beach Reads

When you can't drink at the beach, the next best thing to do is read about drinking. Check out these boozy beach books that'll make any beach day better.

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Travel

Maine Micro Guide: Portland & Boothbay Harbor

If you've never been to the Maine coast, it's time to pack your bags and head...
north. Get the most out of your trip with our guide to Portland & Boothbay...
Harbor.

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Travel

Maine Micro Guide: Portland & Boothbay Harbor

If you've never been to the Maine coast, it's time to pack your bags and head...
north. Get the most out of your trip with our guide to Portland & Boothbay...
Harbor.

If you have never been to the Maine Coast, you're truly missing out on one of the most beautiful places in the world. Situated at what feels like the edge of the Earth, its pristine waters, luminous skies and abundant wildlife make for a peaceful and utmost relaxing holiday. Not to mention the seafood is some of the freshest you'll ever sink your teeth into. If you're looking for a summer getaway that is relaxing, affordable and the perfect mix of city and country, check out our Maine micro guide to Portland and Boothbay Harbor. A mere 90 minute drive from one another, spend a day and night in Portland before heading northeast to Boothbay where you should spend as much time as humanly possible. Portland Stay The Danforth - This is how a bed and breakfast should be done - always. Situated in a historic house almost two centuries old, each room offers a unique design, wood-bur . . .

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Grooming, Uncategorized

Byredo Bottled Basketball Superstar Russell Westbrook

This is probably the best eau de athlete ever created.

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Grooming, Uncategorized

Byredo Bottled Basketball Superstar Russell Westbrook

This is probably the best eau de athlete ever created.

While Byredo’s Ben Gorham has found fragrant inspiration in some unlikely muses from a photograph to a hairstylist to a poet, his latest offering is closer to his heart in a way. Before venturing into the olfactive world, the Swedish perfumer was, improbably, a professional basketball player. He’s managed to find a way to combine these two seemingly diametrically opposed interests by attempting to capture the measure of one man—Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook. The idea was born after the two met and bonded at Paris Fashion Week last year. Unlike most celebrity scents, which involve the namesake star not doing much more than allowing their name to be plastered across the bottle, Westbrook worked closely with Gorham through the entire process of creating his fragrance. After a year of phone calls, meetings, emails, smelling countless iterations, and a kind . . .

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Travel, Trekking

Foreign Treks: Five of the World’s Best National Parks

Hiking never looked this good. Head to these five overseas national parks for...
some great scenery and trekking.

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Travel, Trekking

Foreign Treks: Five of the World’s Best National Parks

Hiking never looked this good. Head to these five overseas national parks for...
some great scenery and trekking.

It's an annual event. Visiting national parks. Americans hop into their camper vans every summer and hit the road, exploring parks from sea to shining sea. With 58 national parks in this country alone, there's always something to see. But what if you're overseas this summer and are tired of the cafe-museum-cafe itinerary? The United States doesn't have a monopoly on gorgeous national parks (even if we established the first one in 1872). You can find them in virtually every country in the world. Here are our top-five foreign parks that offer a lovely detour from museum-heavy cities. Iguazu National Park, Argentina Argentina is the land of tango and European-style big cities. It's also home to Iguazu National Park, famous for Iguazu Falls. This 166-acre park in Northeastern Argentina boasts UNESCO World Heritage status as well as more than 2,000 species of flora and more than 400 di . . .

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New Music Monday

New Music Monday: Joy Division

Before we dig into this week’s column, a point of order: Joy Division is...
not strictly new music. The band formed...

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New Music Monday

New Music Monday: Joy Division

Before we dig into this week’s column, a point of order: Joy Division is...
not strictly new music. The band formed...

Before we dig into this week's column, a point of order: Joy Division is not strictly new music. The band formed in 1976 and dissolved in 1980 in the wake of lead singer Ian Curtis' suicide. The three remaining members would go on to form New Order, one of the most critically-acclaimed bands of the 80s. Having said that, today we focus on Joy Division because Rhino recently reissued the band's two albums, Unknown Pleasures and Closer, on 180-gram vinyl.  In the coming weeks Rhino will reissue the compilations Still and Substance, as well. Unknown Pleasures came out originally came out in June of 1979. Though tracks like "Disorder," "Insight," and "She's Lost Control" are classics today, the album did not sell well initially. It took the release of "Transmission," a song not on the record, to spark sales. After the single's release, Unknown Pleasure's sales increased, and th . . .

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Micro Guide, Travel

Micro Guide: Charlottesville, Virginia

While Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello is the scene-stealer here for obvious...
reasons, Charlottesville has a bounty of offerings.

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Micro Guide, Travel

Micro Guide: Charlottesville, Virginia

While Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello is the scene-stealer here for obvious...
reasons, Charlottesville has a bounty of offerings.

for visitors from culinary finds to wine tours and even fly-fishing. Nestled into the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains you can spend a day on an urban foodie and shopping excursion, tour a plethora of vineyards or simply hike around Shenandoah National Park. Read on to find out what to do if you ever find yourself entering Cavalier country. Eat: Red Pump Kitchen We have heard that fine dining is back in effect and we couldn’t be happier. When we want to spend good money on dinner, we want an environment that makes us feel a tad special. Besides all the candles, the greenery and the friendly hospitality, the food of course is the star. The brainchild of the Easton Porter Group, The Red Pump offered a refreshing beet salad with goat cheese fondue, Atlantic Grouper with Black Garlic and some seriously decadent gelato for dessert. This is a must for one excellent ni . . .

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Living

Stuntman Bobby Holland Hanton Does All His Own Stunts (And Everyone Else’s)

We we lucky enough to score an interview with movie stuntman Bobby Holland...
Hanton, who has doubled for Batman, Thor, and 007, and appeared in dozens of...
other films.

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Living

Stuntman Bobby Holland Hanton Does All His Own Stunts (And Everyone Else’s)

We we lucky enough to score an interview with movie stuntman Bobby Holland...
Hanton, who has doubled for Batman, Thor, and 007, and appeared in dozens of...
other films.

If you were to make a list of the top five most badass professions, movie stuntman would probably take the top spot, if not all five. These guys are fearless, indestructible, and responsible for countless on-screen thrills. They’re the real heroes. We were lucky enough to interview Bobby Holland Hanton, a mighty warrior who stands (and runs, and jumps, and falls) with the great film stunt performers of our time. His résumé is nothing short of incredible: He's worked on Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Dark Knight Rises, the most recent Bond films, and Game of Thrones, to name just a few. In our interview, we discuss a range of topics, including stunts, injuries, grooming, fitness, vacations, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which Bobby is in). Before we get started, we urge you to check out Bobby’s jaw-dropping showreel, which features lots of behind-th . . .

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Fashion & Style

Meet Up Monday: Shockoe Atelier

Designer Anthony Lupesco discusses his brand's expansion.

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Fashion & Style

Meet Up Monday: Shockoe Atelier

Designer Anthony Lupesco discusses his brand's expansion.

It’s not just jeans anymore. Launched as a niche premium denim brand three years ago, Virginia-based Shockoe Denim recently changed its name to Shockoe Atelier to reflect its product expansion to a full-on men’s collection. Its made in Italy shirts, jackets and other items will be in stores soon and complement its denim offerings beautifully. Brand founder and head designer Anthony Lupesco recently filled us in…. What’s the background of Shockoe Atelier? We started in 2012. My family has been in the apparel industry forever and they have mostly worked on luxury Italian fashion. So in 2012 I asked my dad to help me start a jean factory here in Richmond and the first words he said were “I only know how to do real clothes.” Eventually I convinced him that jeans were real clothes as well but I do think that became part of the philosophy of how we actually make the jeans . . .

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Living

Hi-fi Corner: This stylish cast iron turntable is 100 pounds of awesome

Fern & Roby offer a new entry in the field of most coveted turntables on earth...
in this cast iron 100 pounder that's loaded with tech to ensure brilliant spins...
of your favorite wax, with an industrial aesthetic that's sure to make any...
hi-fi enthusiast jealous.

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Living

Hi-fi Corner: This stylish cast iron turntable is 100 pounds of awesome

Fern & Roby offer a new entry in the field of most coveted turntables on earth...
in this cast iron 100 pounder that's loaded with tech to ensure brilliant spins...
of your favorite wax, with an industrial aesthetic that's sure to make any...
hi-fi enthusiast jealous.

When it comes to electronic paraphernalia in the home, few devices bridge the worlds of form and function as brilliantly as a good turntable. A stylish turntable is at once the centerpiece of your hi-fi system, a retro throwback to the musical days of yore, and a conversation piece that "ties the room together," as they say. And few turntables make a statement quite as definitively as the cast iron chunk of industrial awesome from Fern & Roby, known simply as The Turntable. Weighing in at a over 100 pounds, including a 70-pound cast iron plinth at the core, this Sherman Tank of sonic pleasure is designed to make a statement both visually, and sonically -- if you can find a piece of furniture robust enough to hold it up, that is. Related: Onkyo waxes nostalgic with the CP-1050 turntable The high-mass balanced platter is held down by sheer force of gravity, weighing 35 po . . .

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Feasting, Food & Drink

How to Roast your own Rotisserie Chicken

We spoke to Chef Marjorie Druker, best-selling cookbook author and an iconic...
face in the Boston dining industry for over three decades.

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Feasting, Food & Drink

How to Roast your own Rotisserie Chicken

We spoke to Chef Marjorie Druker, best-selling cookbook author and an iconic...
face in the Boston dining industry for over three decades.

One of our favorite ‘go to’ dinner options is a warm, crackly, juicy rotisserie chicken. While it is easy to dip out to the grocery and pick one up, why not learn to make one at home? We spoke to Chef Marjorie Druker, best-selling cookbook author and an iconic face in the Boston dining industry for over three decades. Having started her career by creating the original recipes for Boston Market (then called Boston Chicken) in 1985, Druker is also the owner of The Modern Rotisserie in Boston. Her first restaurant, The New England Soup Factory, turns 20 this year. In your opinion, what is the biggest misconception about rotisserie/roasting? When it comes to rotisserie chicken, not all chickens are created equally. The better quality chicken you choose, the better chicken you will have. This holds true with meat and fish as well. Work with smaller farms and locally raised chicke . . .

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Food & Drink

High on Hops: Service Brewing Co.

Celebrate the 4th of July (or any day) with beer from Service Brewing Co.

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Food & Drink

High on Hops: Service Brewing Co.

Celebrate the 4th of July (or any day) with beer from Service Brewing Co.

There’s no tastier way to celebrate the Fourth of July than by drinking an American-brewed beer. Take that patriotic experience up a notch by drinking a beer that was crafted by Service Brewing Co., one of a handful of new breweries founded by former US combat veterans. Service Brewing Co. is proud of its Army roots. Kevin Ryan, Co-Founder and CEO, is a West Point graduate that commanded two companies in Iraq. After leaving the military, he followed his passion for home brewing into the thriving craft beer scene. In branding his brewery, Kevin chose to celebrate the men and women that have devoted their lives to bettering their communities and world by serving in the Armed Forces as well as firefighters, police officers, EMTs and their compatriots. To honor those individuals, a portion of Service’s revenues is distributed to charities that support those groups. Service . . .

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