Vans Debuts New Surf Booties and Fly-less Board Shorts

Two new products aim to increase comfort and enhance performance in the water

Vans is finally testing the waters with the release of the brand’s first-ever skate-inspired surf booties and fly-less swim trunks. Both pieces are innovative designs for the traditionally skate-oriented company, and Max Vorlop (Vans Senior Apparel Designer) says that experimentation is at the root of all their surf designs. “The whole spirit of what we’re trying to do in surf is experimentation,” he tells us. …

Word of Mouth: Ibiza

Discover hidden beaches, wine bars and fine dining in the party paradise

Long before the ’60s hippie movement made Ibiza (or Eivissa in Catalan) a pit stop in their global migrations, the Balearic island held spiritual heft. The mythical home of the Carthaginian moon goddess Tanit has, for millennia, attracted those seeking a wicked good time. Nowadays, of course, the White Isle is known worldwide for its high-voltage nightlife—which segues into dazzling sunrise mornings into day parties …

Late Summer Cookout Essentials

How this season's gear can make al fresco events easier

At the beach, as the sun sets on the horizon, it can seem that the world goes on quietly forever. Those summer nightswhen the sand has cooled down, the coolers are full of beers and cocktail accoutrement, and the grill is a colorful display of seasonal producefeel incredibly fleeting. Of course, summer doesn’t cease to exist when its final day arrivesjust for another 272 days. …