Quiksilver x The Standard Boardshorts

A counterpoint to the Dogtown generation of surfers and skateboarders in '70s L.A., Echo Beach surfers in the 1980s sported a loud, colorful style that inspired lifestyle apparel and board companies like Quiksilver, who—in homage to those decadent years—is reissuing a retro-looking set of swimwear in partnership with the Standard hotel. The limited-edition line debuts for sale today through the Standard's website, with high-tech vending …

Hotel Pastis, Saint Tropez

A modern contrast to the charming historic port of Saint Tropez, Hotel Pastis is an ideal setting for those who want to soak up some sun and take in a little rest and relaxation while keeping to the theme of a luxurious vacation in the south of France. Run by a husband-and-wife graphic design duo from London, the completely renovated eight-room hotel feels like a …

Stephen Sprouse’s Lost Sketches

The late fashion designer Stephen Sprouse's legacy endures, not just in the form of the recently-resurrected Marc Jacobs/Louis Vuitton collaboration and the launch of the book "Chateau Marmont. The story of how the drawings ended up there is a peek into the designer's life and the era. Born in the small industrial town of Dayton, Ohio, fashion designer Stephen Sprouse made his way into NYC's …