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I enjoyed a brief stay recently at the Madonna Inn while driving back home down the coast from Sonoma. Known for being ornately and colorfully decorated, there’s no area of the hotel that doesn’t feel special, including the tennis and basketball court.

With its striking pink and blue combo, here’s a few shots of the courts, perfect for inspiration boards. Already looking forward to returning soon!

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November, my favorite month, is finally here! One of the best things this month brings is the bounty of Christmas gift guides. My favorite spotting so far has been Free People’s Vintage Loves shop, which featured a surprising number of vintage and vintage-inspired sports items. While they’re all filed under the “For Him” gifts, I think any gals like me would be equally stoked on this. I’m thrilled to see collector items like this being highlighted at a major brand, but I’m also a little selfishly disappointed that collectors will have to be competing with corporations that are scouring the market.

Due to the condition and rarity of these items, a few have been unsurprisingly sold already. For items just as cool, but much lower in price, I highly recommend Etsy for finding that unique gift for the sports fan in your life.

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1. Handsome Dan Football 

2. Vintage Sports Illustrated – 1975 Nolan Ryan cover [sold]

23. Vintage Hank Aaron Signed Bat 

4. Vintage 1950 Phillies Yearbook [sold]

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5. Vintage 1940s Phillies Pennant 

6. Vintage 1950s Phillies Decal

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7. Vintage Steve Carlton Set [sold]

8. Vintage Negro League Legends Signed Bat

 

 

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With the start of June unofficially kicking off Summer, Forever 21 launched a special capsule collection that blended sport and swim to inspire more outdoor and water workouts. Water fitness items (surf, SUP) have been at the top of my list to work on since I came on board at Forever 21, so I’m so pleased to see part of that vision come to fruition. As a Los Angeles local, the ocean is one of my biggest inspirations and design influences, which made tackling this collection a breeze.  Personal preferences aside, it was great to partner with our Swim team and make product that functions both in and out of the water. The sports bras and leggings are all water-friendly (made of traditional swim tricot), so you can stand up paddle and run in them. To celebrate the launch, I’ll be giving away a few accessories from the line soon – stay tuned!

A number of styles are already sold out, but check out the entire collection here!

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Aren’t these Burton x Frye® boots just a beauty and breath of fresh air in the market? I don’t find snowboarding boots to be that unattractive compared to their ski counterparts, but it’s fair to say that the look and overall feel of the category can get a bit flat. Featuring USA-made leather and Burton’s signature BOA® lacing system, these harness boots are a definite stand-out and an extra special addition to any mountain day. Check out the soles, too! Now if only I had an excuse to snatch a pair…

 

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