Last Sunday I was invited to a brunch by two ladies who I've grown very fond of and who I've either written about or mentioned here on the blog. The brunch was held at Shelley's house and was given in collaboration with Amelia of Eating Made Easy to help bring awareness to Prop 37. Along with the good eats, it was both fun and educational. I'm voting yes on Prop 37. Since Amelia is really the expert, she can explain it better than myself, so here is what she has to say about:
John A. Zehntbauer and Carl Jantzen founded the Portland Knitting Company, the predecessor of Jantzen Inc, in January 1910 in Portland Oregon. The founders were members of the Portland Rowing Club, and in 1913, the company was asked to provide a rowing suit for use in the chilly mornings on the Willamette River. The one-piece garment of pure wool that Carl Jantzen designed eventually became the prototype for the rib-stitch swimsuits that were first producedin 1915. In 1921 they discontinued the use of the name bathing suits and used swimming suits in all of the advertising. After their lead, manufacturers throughout the world used the term swimming suits. Read more about Bathing Beauties- Jantzen
If you didn't get a chance to hear my interview with Buzz Swarts on the internet radio show, I wanted to post it here as well. I interviewed Buzz last month and we talked about his dad, Hoppy Swarts, and his life as a surfer, the Palos Verdes Surfing Club, and surf culture back in the thirties and forties. We also talked about Buzz's career as a beach volleyball player back before it became the grand stand event it is today. I have a very nostalgic view (perhaps idealized) of how beach life was back in the day, whether it be in the 1930s, or the 1970s when Buzz was playing volleyball on the beaches of So Cal. I really enjoyed our conversation and it was a lot of fun for me to hear his story. I say this in the interview, but he really is the living link to the beginnings of surf culture here in the South Bay. Read more about Talking About Surfing and Beach Volleyball
Nancy Katin was known as the godmother to all the surfers who wore her now infamously created surf trunks. In the late '50s, Nancy and her husband were in the business of making canvas boat covers, when young surfers would hang around their shop and complain about the durability of their surf trunks. Nancy promptly whipped up a pair of board shorts from the canvas fabric they had, and of course the rest is history. As surfing grew in the '60s and '70s, Kanvas by Katin were worn by all the top surfers and the popularity of their durable surf trunks grew and grew. In 1986 Nancy died and left the business to here loyal friend and seamstress, Sato Hughes who still runs the business today. Read more about Kanvas by Katin
Do you have it? I sure do. I'm so wrapped up in much of what's going on over in London, I'm off my game a little this week (also I was out of town for 3 days!) So, here are a few images circling the internet and Instagram of some of my favorite Olympians. I've fallen in love with all the swimmers and our girls gymnastics team has made me weep on more than one occasion. If you haven't seen this video of all the USA swimmers lip syncing to "Call Me Maybe," you must. It will make you smile if they haven't done so already with their charm and awesome abilities. Have a great weekend! xo Teri Read more about Olympic Fever
I hope you are all having a good week. I'm still in Las Vegas celebrating and being very lazy, so I don't have any posts planned while I'm away. I'll be back here before the week is over and just a little reminder that my debut show on healthylife.net radio is tomorrow at 1:00! I interviewed this lady and I we talked about blogging, interior design, and beach living. It was so much fun so I hope you get a chance to listen! Read more about be back
This Friday the 2012 Summer Olympics begin and we have some local contenders in the games which makes it even more exciting. I don't know anyone who isn't looking forward to watching the Olympics this summer. I've loved watching the Olympics for as long as I can remember. There's nothing like the sense of pride in your country or the elevation in humanity one feels during this time. I can't wait to cheer on all of the Americans, but particularly our beach city locals. Lets hear it for our Olympians!!
Follow Kerri and Misty as they defend their gold in women's beach volleyball doubles, Sean Rosenthal will team up with his partner Jake Gibb for their 2nd Olympics, Rebecca Soni competes in the 100m,200m,and 4x100 breast stroke, and Ricky Berens competes in the 200m free style, Abby and Shannon and the rest are on track to win USA's women's soccer third straight gold medal (their first match is today against France).
A couple of months ago I was a guest on South Bay Women Hour on healthylife.net radio with Linda Koss. We talked about my blog and how I got started, social media, and life in the beach cities. Since then, I was approached by healthylife.net to host my own weekly internet radio show to promote my blog, talk about the beach cities, and interview guests like I do on my podcast series. My main focus for everything I do on social media platforms is always to grow my blog's readership, so I immediately said "yes" to the opportunity. Read more about find me here...
We are so lucky here in the South Bay to have a magazine dedicated to the area where we live. South Bay Magazine is published eight times a year and the new South Bay Home magazine will most likely be an annual publication. Darren Elms is the editor of both and does a fantastic job of highlighting all the great things and great people in the area. Along with his team of writers, Darren comes up with compelling content month after month that shows his passion and love for the area in each story he produces. I felt so lucky to interview him and find out what goes into producing the magazine, as well as his thoughts on the area in which we live. Read more about Editor of South Bay Magazine
I discovered Heidi Bassett Blair's work while reading Santa Barbara magazine two years ago. I first fell in love with her house, then her photography. She photographs fun, colorful, and sweet subjects often times near an ocean, lake or pool. Her house is filled with her photographs and I'm very fond of her Pez dispenser series entitled, "Eye Candy." Read more about Sweet Things
Here she is in her wonderful studio inside her gorgeous Santa Barbara home. See more of her house here.