Summer Gift Guide: Swimwear + Snacks

Boardshorts, bikinis, sweet treats and zesty nibbles for the perfect beach day

There are several essentials for any beach or pool day: sunglasses, sunscreen, towel, good book, swimsuit and snacks. While a few of those rarely require a second thought, one duo in particular warrants frequent refreshing: the water-ready garments you wear and the hunger-satisfying treats you bring along. From bikinis to boardshorts, beverages, chips, chocolate, matcha and more, we have your afternoon in the sunshine covered—just …

Birdwell Beach Britches + RVCA Spring Capsule Collection

Two surfwear staples come together for a retro twist on beach apparel

Californian brands Birdwell Beach Britches and RVCA are just a short drive away from each other in sunny Newport Beach, yet their new spring 2016 capsule collection sees the first time the two have teamed up. Each brand operates at the opposite end of the surfwear spectrum while sharing an appreciation for functional and timeless design. Birdwell has stuck to its roots, producing its classic …

Hurley + Cryptik Phantom Boardshort

The artist takes his complex, inspired designs to the world of swim apparel

For years now, graffiti and street artist Cryptik has placed his philosophically-driven, ornate works within public spaces around California. Further, he has sought to spearhead a greater movement with his pieces, encouraging viewers to gaze further into refreshing takes on iconic imagery and pull forth his global religious, cultural and linguistic references. A long time admirer of the LA-based creator, Hurley‘s Creative Director Ryan Hurley …