A Short Guide on Buying the Right Fit of a Gymnastics Leotard

A Short Guide on Buying the Right Fit of a Gymnastics Leotard

Gymnastic leotards are a staple of the gym scene. And that’s for some very good reasons – they’re very light, provide excellent breathing, and they are form-fitting, which means they provide you with plenty of space to move around. They are the most essential part of the wardrobe of anyone who is seriously engaged in gymnastics. So, when shopping for one, there are certain considerations that you need to keep in mind to make the right choice.

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How to Plan a Hot Date in a Hot Tub at Home

How to Plan a Hot Date in a Hot Tub at Home

Hot tubs have always been associated with relaxation, but also with romance. Whether you are looking to impress your new partner or looking to spice things up in your long-standing relationship, hot tub romantic date nights are always a one-of-a-kind experience. It is the perfect way to unwind while being able to cuddle and do all the hot tub do’s and don’ts (chuckles). The warm water and lack of clothes will surely help you to get in the mood for romance in your 2 person spa, but there are also some other things that could help you turn your date night from warm to hot.

Hot Tub Beautification Process

Although hot tubs are beautiful on their own, adding a little bit of ‘magic’ will surely make it look more appealing. Rose petals, for instance, are the ideal way to give your 2 person spa a more romantic look. This type of date night simply wouldn’t be the same without cupid’s favourite flower, so I suggest you stop by the closest flower market and get some roses. You can place several flowers in a vase next to your hot tub and place the rest in the water or in a bowl by the spa.

Chocolate, Champagne and Passion

No romantic date is complete without champagne, but you can make your hot tub experience even more amorous with some sweet treats and chocolate. Milk chocolate with hazelnuts, caramel or oreo – you can’t go wrong with any of these, but if you really want to impress your other half, melt some milk chocolate in a bowl and prepare some sweet and ripe strawberries to dip in it.

Set the Mood with Lighting & Music

Lighting is also an important part of making the best of any romantic date. Except for hanging some lights, you can also place some candles and dimly lit lanterns to decorate the area around the tub and make it more pleasant. Once done, create a romantic playlist based on the mood you want to set (more dynamic or softer) and you are all done. Here’s a suggestion of a playlist that can instantly put you in the mood.

Seducing Scents

The power of essential oils is known since ancient times. In fact, it is considered that the sense of smell is closely linked to experiencing sexual arousal. You can add several drops of some essential oil directly into your hot tub or use an aromatherapy diffuser. Ylang-ylang is considered a natural aphrodisiac, so I’d suggest you go for that one.

These are just some of the many things you can do to light the spark and keep the fire burning. Enjoy!

A Word, or Two on the History of Street Wear

A Word, or Two on the History of Street Wear

We all want comfort in our lives, nowadays more so than before because of the busy lifestyles we lead. A huge part of comfort has to do with clothing, so it’s no surprise street wear has made it into such a trend over the years, about 40 to be exact.

Though primarily known as the clothing of people into the surf and skateboarding cultures, as it was them who wore such clothing pieces, and some of them who started creating the clothing altogether, like Shawn Stussy, it didn’t take long for it to grow into a style, the one that spoke to people of hip-hop, punk, rave, and youth in general.

Of course, this proved to be quite a profitable business, as it opened a niche many were interested in, so many brands emerged that have turned into classics by now. High quality street wear is composed of brands that aren’t afraid to push the boundary of style, surpassing the lifespan of a trend, and turn into a culture (yes, a culture, and not mere clothing!) of timelessness.

Even if you don’t think you fit in with that culture, you’d still find a piece that speaks to you greatly, because wearing street wear isn’t just about style, it’s about lifestyle too: a lifestyle of comfort.

Nowadays, when the boundaries of formal and casual clothing have become blurred (so longer strict dress codes), it’s possible to wear streetwear in any setting you set your mind to, because the pieces can be used in a number of combinations.

It’s nothing unusual to see sneakers paired with more formal trousers, or even skirts; moreover it was thanks to streetwear that there came to be a blur between the classes too, since clothing used to be a way of expressing one’s belonging to a specific class, and it was streetwear that became the desired clothing of the poor, as much as of those of the working-class, middle class, even high class.

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Not surprisingly, we can now see the merging of luxury clothing with streetwear, as in the example of the merging of brands like Louis Vuitton and Supreme; the perfect example of how influential this culture has come to be. It’s impossible to stay immune to streetwear, staying immune to it is like staying immune to comfort.

While we see trends coming and going, we can be certain streetwear isn’t going anywhere, it’s here to stay for good – we can only wait to see what more there’s in store when it comes to surprises for all of the streetwear fans.

My Past-Time Stories of Sex, Poppers & Zero Worries

My Past-Time Stories of Sex, Poppers & Zero Worries

I miss my college days. Back when you didn’t need to have an excuse to go out and get drunk, when girls said they’d do whatever you liked them to do. The time when getting high off on party and sex drugs was just part of an everyday repertoire. This story includes it all, the night that makes me reminisce about the college days more than any other. (more…)

Dust Off the Retro Skates: Rollerskating is Back

Dust Off the Retro Skates: Rollerskating is Back

In a world full of trends, I mostly like those that somehow despite all the time that goes by, they still manage to surprise us all and rise back again, beating the odds. Now that everyone is a little bit or more concerned about their looks, we’ve become more aware of the importance of staying healthy. This means, along with all the groundbreaking diet changes that ensue, it’s more of a common sight to see people making physical activities such as jogging, swimming, dancing as well as meditating part of their daily lives. And then there’s me, like a fly on the wall standing out from the crowd.

Except that I’m not an inactive observer but rather engage in a different kind of physical activity: good old rollerskating. Ever since I was a child, skating had a special place in my heart, and while I’d forgotten about it for some time as my grown-up life got in the way, I got back to my passion as soon as skating started having its great comeback. It’s incredible to think something that appeared and was greatly enjoyed in the 18th century is still very much enjoyed to this day. I’m glad to be having fun with the pastime activity my ancestors did. As my old skates have seen better days, I had to purchase new ones, yet even after seeing all the different models, retro roller skates still caught my eye the most.

It might seem like an easy purchase, but there are more things that come in to play other than style, since the wheel choice largely depends on the type of skating one prefers. While I first got my outdoor retro roller skates and started having a blast conquering pavements, boulevards and parks, it wasn’t long after that I wished to be back in the rollerskating rink to remember the good old days, so I had to make another purchase as well, that of wheels. Much to my surprise, it seemed rollerskating derbies were having a great comeback too and not only. Lately, a new trend of this old trend has emerged combined with fitness. If you’re up for some stretching out while having a spin, you can join up rollerskating fitness groups.

The reason we’re witnessing the revival of this sport is because it’s fit for everyone, people like you and me. It’s the kind of activity that brings all generations together, kids and adults alike, so it’s the perfect excuse to get some fresh air and spend some quality time bonding with loved ones while rolling down the streets and rinks. As I’m long past my childhood days, I’ve learnt how to be more careful and place more importance on safety gear as much as on the maintenance of my roller skates. And you, readers? Are you convinced enough, as I was, to be part of this never-fading pastime activity?