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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

From where I sit, March has a serious identity crisis. The calendar may designate this month’s waning days as the beginning of spring, but when I set foot outside I’m immediately tempted to spring back inside to escape the cold. Don’t be so fast to disparage March, astronomers would say. They know the earth is […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

November 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The holiday season is approaching, accompanied by colder temperatures and shorter days. Boating may not be the first thing to come to mind, but we think it still can be. Your love of boating doesn’t just stop because Mother Nature changed her tune; our magazine lets you keep reading about the boating lifestyle. I know […]

Care for Sun-Damaged Hair

Care for Sun-Damaged Hair

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Is your hair a tangled mass of dry ends thanks to a summer spent in the sun? All it needs is the right attention to restore it. Tresses harmed by the sun resemble hair done in by flat irons or over-processing. It’s dull, dry, and unmanageable, and usually lighter in color. It’s easy to look […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to the sometimes-unsettled and slightly mysterious month of September! Mother Nature surrounds us in her golden glow and then turns the lights out early. Summer’s heat scurries along on its last legs while autumn’s winds and chills keep sticking their feet in the door. Vacation days used in July and August, many boaters start […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

I However, as a boater, I wholeheartedly disagree with categorizing all intervals uniformly. Not all time can be alike! August zooms by at twice the pace of January even though both months have 31 days. In my world, one boating day in August feels like seven days in January. have only a rudimentary knowledge of physics; what […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you think it’s a complete coincidence that July and joy both begin and end with the same letters? I don’t think so, as July is jam-packed with joy! This month seems inexhaustible. The hustle and bustle of June is in the past, and Labor Day is so far away. I can’t see anything from […]

Fight Summer Frizz

Fight Summer Frizz

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Sun, sea, and fresh air can do wonders for your mood, but the elements can really wreak havoc on your hair. When hot, humid days dawn, the frizz forecast is pretty dire, unless you know what to do to keep the pretty and dump the dire. “If you look at a healthy strand of hair […]

Sarongs Look Right

Sarongs Look Right

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. When it comes to warding off a chill or electing to show less skin when you reach the dock, there are more fashionable choices than a robe or an oversized tee. Select a bold triangular tropical print fabric or a large rectangle in a solid color and wear it low around your hips or […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When a sunny and clear June day unfolded without a discernable wind and any perceptible humidity, my mother would remark on the “absence of weather.” In other words, focus on something else, because what are you going to complain about when the skies are blue and the temperature is pleasant? My mom’s observation sums up […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  You don’t need me to tell you what month it is. You can look around almost anywhere and know that it’s May. Moms are beaming, graduates are cheering, trees are greening, birds are singing, and flowers are blossoming. It’s the same out on the water. No matter how many tricks Mother Nature decides to […]

Daytime into Nighttime Looks

Daytime into Nighttime Looks

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Planning a fun day on the water should certainly include looking great and feeling stylish. Effortlessly transforming your day’s look into a fabulous one for evening makes a great day even better. The number one style rule for a day-into-evening transformation is to keep your fashion choice simple and effortless. “Your aim is easy, fresh […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

April begins with an A — as does anticipation. It’s a month where we shed just dreaming about boating and actually work towards getting out on the water. Boat prep is a major April activity; so is fun prep. Lucky for you, we can help with both! We share tips and pointers for being greener […]

Spring Cleaning Pays

Spring Cleaning Pays

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

While most truly welcome the season of spring, many of us try to avoid the task of spring cleaning. But what if slimming down our closets could fatten our wallets? As seasons change, we want out with the old and in with the new. Instead of throwing out your unwanted clothes, you can sell them. […]

Lace Up a Fashion Statement

Lace Up a Fashion Statement

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

What if you knew of innovative techniques to tie boat shoes besides the classic around the tree through the loop or bunny ears methods? Do you crave ways that would stop that annoying habit laces have of becoming undone? Are you a fashionista who eschews wearing practical, comfortable boat shoes because you think they don’t […]

Get Garden-Fresh Gorgeous

Get Garden-Fresh Gorgeous

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Most of us reach into the refrigerator and pantry from time to time in search of a quick beauty fix. Whether it is for cucumbers to place on puffy eyes or oatmeal to fashion into a face mask,   we may look a little silly, but know these tricks work. In fact, scientific studies have uncovered […]

Multi-Season Solutions

Multi-Season Solutions

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Tank tops:  Available in just about every cut and color, tank tops are perfect to stock up on during end-of-season sales. The versatility of tank tops are what make them such a great multi-season wardrobe staple. For the summer, I pair tank tops with nearly everything. They look great with skirts, shorts, and jeans.In the […]

All About Accessories

All About Accessories

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Accessories are like the Jan Brady of fashion — often forgotten and frequently ignored while wardrobe tips focus on lovely clothes and shoes. That’s not the case here! I am shining a big, bright spotlight on jewelry, handbags, and sunglasses, which happen to be my favorite accessories. Whether it is a tribal-inspired necklace or an […]

Wow! Weddings on the Water

Wow! Weddings on the Water

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

.   Though you’re in love and everything seems sunny, planning a wedding can become a stressful and anxiety-provoking time. Couples find that they have each spent a lifetime dreaming about this special day in differing, and perhaps even conflicting, ways. Mix in friends and families’ expectations (and suggestions), and storm clouds quickly gather. As […]

Is Sunscreen a Summer-Only Necessity?

Is Sunscreen a Summer-Only Necessity?

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. You wouldn’t leave your house without shoes in December, so why head out without sunscreen? Shoes are important to keep your feet from suffering frostbite, and sunscreen prevents your skin from absorbing sun radiation that leads to premature aging and raises the risk of life-threatening conditions, including melanoma and other skin cancers. Though many […]

Optimize Your Wardrobe

Optimize Your Wardrobe

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

You don’t need to go on a spending spree to gain a larger wardrobe. In fact, paring down your clothing choices can yield more style options than you ever thought possible. There are several multi-functional apparel items that can serve as “foundation” pieces or as building blocks for creating multiple outfits.  These include a fitted […]

Maximized Space, Minimized Wardrobe

Maximized Space, Minimized Wardrobe

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Though we’ve heard the saying, “less is more,” when it comes to our closets, it’s usually a different story. Filled to the brim with clothes, many of us would fall short if asked to account for all the items in our closets. Now is the perfect time of year to go through all your […]

Swimsuit Solutions That Fit & Flatter

Swimsuit Solutions That Fit & Flatter

June 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. When our thoughts turn towards spending fun-filled days in the sun or water, most of us feel happiness.  However, some women experience an anxiety akin to dark clouds blotting out the sun. Their apprehension stems from the difficulty of finding flattering bathing suits in sizes that many suit designers and manufacturers call “hard to […]

Tuck Away That Tummy!

Tuck Away That Tummy!

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s a fact of life, but that doesn’t mean we’re not all frustrated by our over-40 tummies. Diet and exercise don’t seem to help much, and liposuction is so drastic. Instead, try these tips for dressing to conceal a bothersome belly: Start with shapewear. If you’ve resisted trying shapewear because you think it will feel […]

Heartfelt Gift Ideas

Heartfelt Gift Ideas

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Be Mine Necklace is a sterling candy heart charm with faceted garnet on a sterling chain designed by Sueanne Shirzay for $75 http://sueanneshirzay.etsy.com (15% off for readers through March 31, 2013 by using code BOAT15). . . PhoneFetcher keeps her heart from racing since she’s not frantically digging through a purse for a ringing phone, […]

From The Editor

From The Editor

September 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If this column had another title besides “From the Editor” I’m thinking we’d call it “Food, Glorious Food!” For some issues, I set a pre-determined main topic, like water safety or storm preparation. Other issues just seem to coalesce into a theme on their own, as this one has. We always feature two restaurant reviews, […]

Healthy Skin from Season to Season

Healthy Skin from Season to Season

September 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

We’re all so busy that we need simple skin care routines to keep our skin looking good as the season changes. Jitka Kluglova, a licensed skin care esthetician and makeup professional at Manhattan’s New Yorker Hotel, helps women keep their summer glow going through the fall (and beyond). Kluglova explains that “the skin is like […]

Summer Accessorizing

Summer Accessorizing

July 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer brings many enjoyable outdoor activities, including boating, days (and nights) at the beach, and relaxing by the pool. What to wear and how to accessorize during these leisurely days are key to feeling chic and fabulous, not hot or bothered.

From The Editor

From The Editor

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

June is one crowded month! It beams as brides, grooms, and graduates walk down aisles, and hosts many parties and celebrations. June also contains two seasons, and its best weather days launch us full-force into the boating season. Just as June-the-month is filled to the brim, our June issue is chock-full of places to go, […]

Color Yourself Bold!

Color Yourself Bold!

April 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With the bright blue sky overhead and flowers in full bloom, the fashionable will be dressing in step with the freshly animated atmosphere. Warm weather style will be all about coloring outside the lines, as summer’s playful palette continues spring’s color-crazed fashions, like crayons spilling from a box. Juicy orange, “solar power” yellow, purple, rosy reds, navy blue, teal, lilac, and yellow-green dominate, with some beiges and grays vying for attention.

From The Editor February / March 2012

From The Editor February / March 2012

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

We certainly get enough notice that the holidays are coming, don’t we? The carols start playing in stores sometime in September, and before the last Halloween scream, we’re up to our ears in tinsel! Yet somehow, this time of year seems to sneak up on me.

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