Just because you sweat at the gym, doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style. From post-gym primping, to super cute equipment, check out my favorite product recommendations when sporting around town.
Lululemon Athletica Power Y Tank
Lululemon Athletica just can’t be beat in terms of fit and style for exercise clothing. This form-fitting tank with built-in shelf bra allows for freedom in movement and is flattering on all figures. Available in a range of radiant hues (my favorite for this season is the light pink).
Buy Now, $52
Lululemon Athletica Reversible Wunder Under Pant Reversible
Like a second skin, these reversible pants are made to move. The Wunder Under Pant is made of a material that provides a four-way stretch, has a smooth elastic waistband to hide the very dreaded muffin top, and even includes a hidden waistband pocket to hold your money and keys. I love the look of the tight legging-style pants when working out!
Buy Now, $88
Insound Heather Grey Girls Full Zip Hoodie
What better way to consolidate your gym clothes than with a headphone embedded sweatshirt? Simply plug your iPod into the front pocket and listen through the drawstrings. This sweatshirt saves space and provides the perfect portal for holding onto your iPod as you move to, from, and within the gym. The light heather grey color is perfect for the summer.
Buy Now, $25
3 Floz Gym Kit
This kit tucks neatly into your bag and is filled with a compact collection of all your post-gym grooming needs. Packed with volumizing dry shampoo, hair spray, face towelettes and antibacterial towelettes, you will be fresh and fabulous in no time. Great for those on the go!
Buy Now, $57
Indego Africa Yoga Bags
Tribal is one of this season’s hottest prints. Carry your yoga mat in the cutest case possible with these trendy Indego Africa yoga bags. Made by Rwandan women, all profits from the bags go toward teaching the artisans long-term skills.
Buy Now, $45
Dump the dull dumbbells and pick up these sleek and modern 1kg ones. Not only are these weights aesthetically beautiful and decorative, they are also functional and super easy to hold.
Buy Now, $29
Anya Hindmarch Large Gym Tote
Forget those nylon drawstring bags, this chic canvas tote is a must-have for the gym. No need to sacrifice style when going to your favorite place to workout. Plus, it holds everything—even your sneakers!
Buy Now, $135
MISSION Skincare Sunscreens
These sunscreens are tailor-made to protect during athletic performance, especially if you prefer the great outdoors to the gym. The No-Sting Sunscreen Facestick doesn’t sting your eyes, and the SPF 50+ Sun Defeated Continuous Spray is packed with antioxidants and vitamins. It is also sweatproof and waterproof, as well as free of parabens and preservatives. Used by athletes like Mia Hamm and David Wright, MISSION Skincare Sunscreens are great for the summer runner, biker, and tennis player.
Buy Now, $9-10
Whether invited to a party, BBQ or to spend the weekend at a friends summer home, it’s always nice to bring a thoughtful gift for the host or hostess to show your appreciation. Here are some fun and creative suggestions:
1. Indego Africa Wine Bags
Wine is the go-to party gift; spice it up with an atypical printed wine bag! These bags are fresh and fun for the summer, with their popping patterns and bright hues. Each bag is hand sewn by women at the Cococki cooperative in Rwanda. When you gift these wine bags you are not only giving to your hostess but to the women who made them as well –100% of the proceeds are returned to the women for training in long-term skills.
Buy Now, $8
Anthropologie is the place to find great creative home goods, especially ones that are priced right. These coasters look like a combination of ceramic tiles with sliced geodes inside them. Potter Kerry Brooks makes them by hand and each one is unique. These daintily detailed coasters are a quirky-cute addition to anyone’s party set.
3. Cocktail Master
No party is complete without some crazy cool cocktails. Ban the host or hostess from spending all of their party at the bar with this great gadget! It mixes the drinks for you to save time and arm strength. Plus it dispenses your drink as well. Complete with a measuring guide on the side, you can precisely follow drink recipes all the while controlling your portion. I LOVE this gadget!
Buy Now, $35
4. Zoku® Quick Pop Maker
Summer wouldn’t be summer without ice pops. Forget the ice-cream truck, entertain your kids by letting them make their own! Yogurt, juice, stripes, fruit –this maker unleashes the kid’s creativity. It’s even great for adults too! (Can you say margarita pops?). In only 7-9 minutes you will have perfectly formed pops. Best of all, this gadget is easy-to-use and clean; no ice-pops stick to the device, and no mess is left behind. Once used, the plastic sticks and holder are super easy to clean!
Buy Now, $49.95
5. Olivier Cruet
Foodies rejoice! This elegant cruet combines hand-filled bottles of extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar stacked one atop the other. The cruet also serves as delicious décor to your dining room table or kitchen set. Perfect to bring to a dinner party or BBQ.
Buy Now, $26
6. Slatkin & Co. 3 wick candles
I love anything Slatkin & Co does since founder Harry Slotkin was coined the “king” of home fragrance in the New York Times. These candles with three wicks look substantial and have alluring aromas like Coconut Leaves and Mango Cilantro! With such a nice variety of smells, the luxurious candles can induce any host or hostess into a post-party relaxed coma.
Buy Now, $19.50
7. Crushed Bowl
A modern take on the classic serving dish, this unique bowl is super chic with its novel design. Makes sense that it was designed by a Belgian-Dane architect whose work won the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Its geometric shape and white color makes it an easy fit into any contemporary kitchen. Giving this gift will guarantee that your host will be thinking about you after you’re long gone.
Buy Now, $110
8. Monogrammable Paper Guest Towels
I always love to give gifts that are personal and practical! These paper hand towels are nicely monogrammed are great to bring to a BBQ or dinner party. They can be used in the bathroom as hand towels or for napkins. This is one of my summer go-to gifts and everyone loves receiving them!
Buy Now, $29