Sunday, December 14, 2008

Hot Water Bottles. A Perfect Take Along To the Beach

Looking for the perfect health aid to take on a trip or a nice pillow for the beach? Ever think of using a hot water bottle? Hot water bottles are easy to travel with, especially on a long flight or bus ride. Going to the beach? Fill one of these about half full and freeze it. It'll keep you cool for hours! Bet you never thought a hot water bottle could be so cool! Hot Water Bottles are also fabulous to use for aches and pains, muscular tension, stress or cramps. Can't sleep on a cold night? A cozy hot water bottle will work its magic. Cold Feet? Hot water bottles keep your footsies warm and comfortable. A great tip for the traveler : )

Flashy Plaid Cover Hot Water Bottle (Assorted Colors)

Transparent Classic Hot Water Bottle - Made in Germany

Transparent Frogs Hot Water Bottle - Made in Germany

A bunch of frogs floating around in your hot water bottle! What could be more fun? With an extra large mouth, it makes pouring hot water into the bottle easier and safer. Fill the bottle with hot or cold water and they float around enjoying the view. This transparent frogs hot water bottle is fabulous to use for aches and pains, muscular tension, stress or cramps. Hot water bottles are easy to travel with, especially on a long flight or bus ride. One side has a very light single-ribbed design to spread the heat more evenly and comfortably. The other side is glossy smooth for maximum heat. Keeps the heat longer than rubber bottles and never gets that old-rubber-bottle smell. The transparentcy is so unique. Allows you to see the water inside.

Gift silk embroidery hot water bottle cover This Figleaves hot water bottle cover is designed in pure silk satin and embroidered with a floral design. Your hot water bottle is slipped into the cover at the top and then the neck is secured with ribbons. It is 15"x8.5". (and silk)

Light too bright? Get a matching mask : )

Gift embroidered eye mask This Figleaves eye mask is designed in soft, silk rich satin, feeling soft and light on your skin. It is embroidered with a floral design and kept in place
with an elasticized head band.

Gift hand knit hot water bottle cover This hot water bottle cover from Figleaves is hand knitted in soft, thick yarn mixed with angora, and has a chunky cable knit design. The front is embellished with a grosgrain bow and the neck of the cover fastens behind with mother-of-pearl buttons.

P.S. you can get the plain red one at your local drugstore, but they aren't as pretty as the ones online : )

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Free Flip Flops For Drunken Women in the UK

Too amazing NOT to be true! Police in the UK will be offering free flip-flops to female binge drinkers who keep falling over in their heels.

Believe it or not ... Drunk ladies in high heels in the UK are to be protected - at public expense - from twisting their ankles while drunk. Police will hand them flip-flops to wear outside nightclubs as they head home. The effort is part of a £30,000 drive by police and councillors to prevent ‘alcohol-related harm’.

Superintendent Chris Singer (in the photo on the right) poses with two pairs of flip-flops. As part of a £30,000 health and safety scheme, flip-flops are to be given free to drunk women to prevent injuries on their walk home.

Original story from (Nov. 27, 2008)
Hmmm, bet Jimmy Buffet would think it's a great idea ... didn't he " blew out a flip-flop, Stepped on a pop-top, Cut his heel and had to cruise on back home," when he was Wasted away in Margaritaville?

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hugh Jackman ... A picture is worth a thousand words : )

Who doesn't love Hugh Jackman? Great dad, husband and all around great bloke from watching and listening to him and others talk about him on the talk shows. No trash to read on this guy which is nice for a change. He recently went for a dip on Bondi Beach in Australia and a photographer got a shot of his of his hot abs. And, it doesn't even look like he's sucking his stomach in : ) All I can say is that "a picture is worth a thousand words!" : )

His new movie, Australia, comes out on November 26. Australia also stars Nicole Kidman.

Photo Source: Accidental Sexiness

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Aloha Cat ... Try not to smile : )


Way too funny, guess he likes pineapple.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

An Apple a Day Keeps the Dr. Away - And, Sunburn Pain!


If you have the dreaded "bad" sunburn that is so painful you just can't stand it ... "natural" help is here. Instead of the expensive lotion at the drug store, try cutting an apple in half, remove the core and rub the apple over the sunburn for three to four mintues to keep the skin from blistering or peeling.

Hey it's worth a try!


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

James Bond AKA Daniel Craig Say's He Will Never Wear Tight Trunks Again ... Say it ain't so!

According to a post in Lepaparazzi ... "Daniel Craig has vowed never to wear tight trunks in a James Bond film again." That can't be ... Bond never to wear tight trunks again????

The 40-year-old hunk -- who sent pulses racing when he donned fitted blue swim shorts in a beach scene for his first film as the suave British spy in 2006's Casino Royale -- is refusing to squeeze into the sexy swimwear again.

He said, "I'm not going to put those trunks on ever again."

Craig also revealed he will not look as toned and muscular in new film Quantum of Solace because of a different exercise regime.

He said, "I trained differently this time."

A source added, "Even if he has spent less time in the gym and will be wearing more clothes, Daniel would be hard-pushed to disappoint his female fans."

A fan said, "Craig may say he is not as buff as last time but he still looks in pretty good shape."

Quantum of Solace, which also stars Judi Dench; Olga Kurylenko; and Jeffrey Wright, is released in the UK on October 31, and worldwide throughout November.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Aaron Chang's Eco Friendly Plastic Swimsuit Line

Aaron Changs Plastic Swimwear Line

In swimwear you probably never thought you would hear plastic ...

Famous photographer and surfer, Aaron Chang, loves a sexy beach babe in a bikini (who doesn't?). Apparently, he also has a deep love of the eco-friendly clothing. After an overwhelmingly positive response to his 100% recycled plastic fabric swimwear, he's decided to convert his whole lineup to the recycled stuff.

To look at them, you'd never know that these styles were made out of recycled soda bottles -- and of course that's good. Earth Day is smack in the middle of swimsuit buying season, so why not use it as an excuse to buy a new swimsuit. Rumor has it that Aaron's recycled bikini lineup is heading to a Urban Outfitters this summer.

One thing I know you won't hear is "paper or plastic?" : )

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Candles You Won't Want to Light...

I love candles... who doesn't? Came across these, and they are so different that I had to post them. They remind me of the old Tony Randall and Jack Klugman movie about the Genie. Why, I don't know ... but they are cute!

Balinese Princess Candle - Red
Balinese Princess Candle - Red
These Balinese Princess Candle are an inspiration for meditation start a zen meditation garden in your very own livingroom. Meticulously detailed these high quality balinese candles are more wax sculpture than candle. You may not burn the candle for awhile since its such a decorative piece to have around. Available in three colors as shown and sold individually.

Elephant Candle - Sold Individually

Elephant Candle - Sold Individually
Adorn any decor with this ivory speckled pillar candle featuring a raised carving of an elephant on one side and an African panorama on the other. Pair this candle with our Sculpted 2-Wick Elephant Candle and a few smaller candles to create a marvelous candle collage.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

WHAT A HOOT! Sara Hoots Wins Hooters 2008 Internatinoal Pageant

Sara Hoots will represent Hooters as their best Hooters Girl, cheerleader and the all American girl. It must have been a difficult time for the judges to pick someone from all of the beauty assembled in one place. Who would have guessed that no other than Ms. Hoots will be representing Hooters as their winner.

There were four top finalists in the competition who also won prizes. First runner up, Heather Brady, representing Killeen, TX received $15,000 in cash plus prizes; Nesie Daglis who represented Downtown Atlanta was second runner up and won $10,000 and in third place was Vanessa Ferbeyre, Miss Miami took home $8,000. Serina Snelling, was 4th runner up and received $7,000 from Hampton, VA. Other winners from the top 10 finalists include Brittany Johnson of Johnson City, TN; Nikki Longtin, from Lakeland, FL; Marie Butler who represented the Original Hooters of Clearwater, from St. Petersburg, FL; Amanda Murphy from Murfreesboro, TN; and LeAnglea David, representing Columbus, OH.

Hooters is an international company and recognition of that achievement they crowned Suzie Fu from Beijing, China, as Miss Hooters World. Ms. Photogenic award and a $5,000 photo shoot went to Sarah Barret of Lafayette, IN. Ms. Congeniality was voted by the contestants and won by Emma Cam from Australia.

This year the contest was broadcast live to Hooters restaurants across the country from the Broward Theatre for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During the swimsuit competition diners at Hooters sent in over 130,000 text votes for their favorite during the show.

Way to go Sara!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Heidi Klum ... Gorgeous in Retro Swimwear

Monday, August 25, 2008

Won. A lifetime of fake tans. Nice!

Physicians Formula doesn’t view the Olympics’ third place finishers as losers, just maybe a little pale. The cosmetics company plans to send all of the Games’ bronze medal winners a lifetime supply of bronzers in honor of their achievements in Beijing. Luckily U.S. gymnast Alicia Sacramone, who got bumped from a bronze following questionable judging on the vault, already seems to have the tan thing down.

How cool is that??????

Friday, August 22, 2008

Gotta Love it. Man Catches 21 Lb Catfish with Pink Barbie Fishing Pole

Barbie would be so proud : ) Down in North Carolina, Grandpa (David Hayes' )granddaughter just asked him to hold her Barbie rod and reel while she went to the bathroom. He did. Seconds later he landed the state record channel catfish at 21 pounds, 1 ounce. Alyssa's father had bought the pink Barbie Spincast Rod rod for Christmas and she had caught a few bluegill before her grandfather hauled in the catfish.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported the catch Aug. 5 in eastern Wilkes County has been certified as a record by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

Hayes and his granddaughter have been fishing in the pond behind his house since she was big enough to hold a pole.

Hayes said his granddaughter worried he would break her rod. He landed the 21-pound fish on a 6-pound test line. It was 32 inches long, 2 inches longer than the rod.

Monday, July 28, 2008

How to Tie A Perfect Sarong

How to Tie a Sarong

Only takes a minute . . .

Sarong's are the perfect beach coverup. Easy, elegant and does the job ... covers
you up.

  • Start with a large scrarf
  • Hold it at your back, fold the upper edge over and wrap top corners forward around your chest.

  • Knot scarf twice, twist ends, wrap under bust and tuck under arms to secure.
  • Voila -- you have just made the perfect Sarong.
  • To watch how to do it step-by-step check out Woman's Day.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Art That Goes Straight to Your Sole

When New York Magazine needed to recreate the appearance of shoes on actual feet in the April 21st issue, using just makeup, they went to Temptu where the amazing body art artists John Maurad and Jenai Chin created airbrushing with Temptu Paints for the article titled "You Walk Wrong", written by Adam Sternbergh.

Temptu; a New York City-based company specializes in airbrush make-up, temporary tattoos, body art and special effects makeup. The company does extensive work for Hollywood movies, TV shows, commercials, and the fashion industry. The shoes you see pictured look incredibly realistic and its really impressive that there is no PhotoShop work involved here. The shoe, the stilettos and the Adidas sneakers you see in the gallery below are all trompel’oeil paintings applied directly to the feet. A traditional men's wing tip, a pair of Christian Louboutin heels (complete with the signature red bottom) and an old-school style of an Adidas Gazelle are so incredibly real looking it's hard to believe that you are looking at bare feet.
(Note that the photos are by Tom Schierlitz)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Miley Cyrus ... She's got the style 'cause she went retro!

Can't help it, even though I'm not a tween or a teen, I just love Miley Cyrus. It's so refreshing to see a teen be a regular teenager.... and with that in mind I was surprised and happy to see her in a cute (age appropriate) modest Retro Swimsuit which is so in style right now!

As you can see Miss Cyrus wore a flirty yellow and orange retro-style swimsuit as she splashed in the waves with a few gal pals, making the most of the beautiful Malibu surroundings. (source)

"You Go Girl!"

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Carrey and McCarthy Switch Swimsuits : )

Over the July 4th weekend the cute and fun couple Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy were seen strolling hand in hand down a beach in Malibu, California. It started out with Carrey, 46, wearing a normal pair of trunks that were beige knee-length board shorts. However the two of them then disappeared into their beach hut and re-emerged minutes later with McCarthy in an ankle-length strapless blue dress and Carrey sporting her fetching halterneck swimsuit. In scenes reminiscent of the film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, he wandered down the beach in his “mankini”, to the amazement of onlookers.

What a pair : ) So who do you think looks better ... McCarthy or Carrey?


Monday, June 30, 2008

Dry Drowning .. I had never heard of this before ...

I just read a story about a 10 year old boy who died of "dry drowning." I have never heard of this before. We all know water is a hazard, but I didn't know somewhat could die hours after a water incident on dry land. The statistics vary, but somewhere between 15-20% of individuals who drown have what is called dry drowning. This is specifically a laryngospasm in response to water just starting to be taken into the lungs. It is a natural physiological mechanism for the larynx to spasm, stopping the water from entering the lungs. There is no evidence at this time to suggest that these individuals, since they do not have water in their lungs, would be better off treatment-wise, than others who do have water in their lungs, contrary to popular opinion. Treatment for these individuals remains the same as in a drowning incident, to get oxygenation to their lungs to get them to start breathing again. In a nutshell, It's basiclly a delayed reaction to aspirating a large amount of water while swimming.

Anyone else ever heard of this?

Friday, June 27, 2008

The Grown Up's Bikini

The pink highwaisted bikini by Ujena allows more coverage and control to the stomach and rear. This full coverage bikini will make you look slim, trim and sexy. The lipstick pink twisted Halter Top and Banded Bottoms support your curves in all the right places. Perfect for all body types and extra sexy on fuller figures. Or in a movie.

Samantha ( Kim Cattrall) slipped on a high-waisted black bikini in "Sex and the City: The Movie" in the scene where she walks her dog and stumbles upon her male neighbor taking an outdoor shower.

"I think Kim looked great in her high-waisted bikini; it really flattered
her womanly, curvaceous figure and complemented her chic sense of style," said Franceska Luther, creative director of Myla, whose pearl g-string was worn by Cattrall's Samantha on the TV show.

The high-waisted style heralds back to the full bottoms that graced such beauty icons as Marilyn Monroe, Debbie Reynolds or even Gidget. The retro glamour look is a key fashion influence that is set to be around for a while as it is both flattering and very fashionable," Luther said.

High-waisted suits usually appeal to older women, but Delia's —a trendy haven for tweens, teenagers and 20-somethings—is selling boy shorts (now on sale for $9.99) along with other retro patterned and style retro swimsuits..

Shoshanna Gruss, designer and owner of the Shoshanna clothing line, known for cuts that accommodate curves, said successfully wearing the style depends on your body and personality. "They are great for women who want to conceal their midsection or for someone with a terrific shape who is looking for something a little different from a fashion perspective."

But don't worry if you don't have a celebrity's body head to toe, said Tara Stewart, market editor for More magazine. "The swimsuit style draws your eyes upward to better assets." "Just get the correct measurements of your bust, torso and waist," she added. Then: "Put confidence behind it so you can pull it off."

It always gets back to confidence doesn't it? : )

Monday, June 23, 2008

Surfin Dude McConaughey Protected from Paps by Surfers

Surfer Dude

According the Associate Press, Matthew McConaughey hey hey was protected by some territorial surfers the other day. A paparazzo trying to photograph Matthew McConaughey at the beach told police he was attacked by a mob of surfers who threw his camera in the ocean. The 29-year-old photojournalist told sheriff's deputies that a large group of surfers near Paradise Cove in Malibu approached him and other paparazzi about 2 p.m. Saturday and demanded the group stop taking pictures and filmingSurfindude.

"There was apparently a fight, and the photographer gave a statement
that he received injuries," Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve
Whitmore said Sunday. Detectives are investigating, he said.

McConaughey was not involved in the attack, authorities said. A call to McConaughey's publicist was not immediately returned.

The celebrity Web site posted a video Sunday showing about a dozen young men in swimsuits approaching what appears to be a group of paparazzi and yelling and swearing at them. A scuffle breaks out after one of the photographers exchanges insults with the group and at first refuses their orders to leave. "I'll give you a thousand bucks if you leave right now," one of the young men in swimsuits tells the photographers. Another shoves a photographer filming the scene, and still another says, "We'll draw a line in the beach, and we'll fight for the beach. If you guys win, you can have the beach." When one member of the group shouts at a photographer, "Get a ... real job," the photographer replies, "This is a real job. What do you do?" The man replies: "I just drink beer and party."

Moondoggie would be so proud : )

Friday, June 20, 2008

24 carat Retro Swimsuit

The Gold Swimsuit of 1951Just came across a very interesting and unique site today called Lileks. It's a great historical trip down memory lane with pictures and info about swimsuits through the ages. From swim caps, to gold lame to leather and now. Here's a sampling of his work:

Here we have Betty Koch at the Outdoor Ceramic Tile Testing Grounds, modeling “the 24 carat.” The copy reminds women that it is better to dress up in the color of a historically stable medium of exchange than pursue an individual career:

“All that glitters here is gold. It’s gold lastex woven in a diamGold Swimsuit of todayond pattern. This is the kind of suit that makes man see stars at high noon. The suit costs $60.00 but is guaranteed to make your figure your fortune. In fact it does more for a girl than money in the bank.”

Really, that’s what it says. When did money in the bank buy you a drink, complain about its wife, get cigar ash on your dress and grope you in the taxi?

Compare yesterday's suit with that of today : )

Monday, June 16, 2008

Pam Anderson Reveals How She Got the Part in Baywatch

Pam Anderson in Famous Red Baywatch SwimsuitWhy does this not surprise me? According to an article at; ex-Baywatch girl Pamela Anderson has revealed that she still has her famous red Baywatch swimsuit and often wears it to entertain her boyfriends. According to Pam, “I have one left. I wear it. I use it for my boyfriend and stuff. [I wear it] In the shower and then I run in slow motion and then give my friends mouth to mouth resuscitation.”

She also told how she got the part on Baywatch, which made her famous. She said, “I didn’t wear a bra to theaudition. It’s actually true. You had to have a swim test and Ifloated. You had to run in slow motion and swim in slow motion and then smile. I know how to work a defibrillator!"”Reckless Red One piece swimsuit

And all this time I thought she got her rising star as "Tim the Toolman
Taylor's Tool Girl!" : )

If you are looking for a red swimsuit -- we have one at Get Go

Friday, May 30, 2008

Swimwear... Positive Proof of Global Warming

Global Warming Swimwear

of course, if you want to see more swimsuits you could swing by our site at : )

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

IPODS iin Paradise. What Would Jimmy Buffet Say?

Forget the two cheeseburgers in paradise! I was reading an article by Dan Frakes ( who evidently on a trip to Kaui (Hawaii) visited the Kokee Lodge, which has a tiny restaurant and gift shop in the heart of Koke'e park where he saw the Tropical Ipod Beach Chair. That’s right; tiny Hawaiian iPod beach chairs—the perfect size for providing your iPod or iPhone with a few moments of relaxation. The chairs are functional, as well: the bottom of each chair’s seat has a small opening for Apple’s dock-connector cable, so you can actually charge and sync your iPod or iPhone while it’s relaxing.

So Kitschy, but also so cute. Goes on my "I Want" list. What will people think of next?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Polly Doesn't Want a Cracker - He Simply Wants to Go Home

This is the cutest little story ...

When a parrot by the name of Yosuke flew out of his cage and got lost, he did exactly what he had been taught — he recited his name and address to a stranger willing to help. (Why can’t we teach our kids to do this : ) )

Tokyo Police rescued the African grey parrot two weeks ago from a neighbor's roof and after spending a night at the station, the parrot was transferred to a nearby veterinary hospital while police searched for clues as to who owned the bird.

The bird refused to talk to the cops, but began chatting after a few days with the vet.

"I'm Mr. Yosuke Nakamura," the bird told the veterinarian. The parrot also provided his full home address, down to the street number, and even Police checked the address, and what do you know, a Nakamura family really lived there. The Nakamura family told police they had been teaching the bird its name and address for about two years.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

"Lest We Forget." - Memorial Day