Magazine Cold Turkey Go on the AC Would you join the Little Beach House Malibu chain gang
Magazine  Cold Turkey Go  on the AC  Would you join  the  Little Beach House Malibu     chain gang
Published by D Amore Enterprises Christiana D Amore Publisher Editor In Chief Stasia Demick Copy Editor Writer Joseph Tynan Design Director Contributing Editor About the Malibeauties The Malibeauties are a womens club created by entrepreneur and international model Christiana D Amore Malibeauties believe fun food fitness and philanthropy are at the heart of a happy life Malibeauties seek to empower women and men through raising awareness on social issues and opening dialogues within our community Join the Malibeauty mission to make the world beautiful through love and understanding
Published by D   Amore Enterprises Christiana D   Amore Publisher Editor-In-Chief Stasia Demick Copy Editor Writer Joseph ...
Letter from the Publisher Making the most of Malibeautiful moments That s what we re all about and we re glad you re here to be a part of it By opening these pages you are actively taking part in a beautiful movement beginning our very own Malibu magazine You ll find content about food fitness fun and philanthropy within the pages of Malibeauties Magazine but beyond that we capture the spirit of our diverse coastal community with material that addresses the events passions and pursuits of the multifaceted people that read our magazine Born and raised in Calabasas I began a career in modeling at 14 that took me around the world But no matter how far I went I always called the California coast home Modeling opened my worldview to appreciate all the communities and cultures I encountered giving me a deep appreciation for the beauty of art nature and people When I resettled in Malibu 15 years ago I fell in love with the coastal community all over again Every morning I wake up with immense gratitude and a skip in my step due to it s welcoming embrace And that feeling is only heightened today as you join us in celebrating the spirit of our society with the launch of Malibeauties Magazine You can find the character passions and pursuits of our community within these pages The content ranges from food fitness fun and philanthropy to grappling with issues that deal with environmental and humanitarian crises and change in the world This magazine opens a space for you to explore trends and laugh at light hearted stories on one page then flip to tales that educate and challenge us on the next But that s real life We engage with so many complex issues and events on a daily basis and this magazine approaches this content in an innovative way not shying away from encapsulating life in a real visceral and genuine way Thank you to my team particularly Joseph Tynan my trusty design director His layout and images tell a story that transcends words on a page Thank you to my writers including Stasia Demick who added a bright and dynamic voice to our staff and successfully informs you the reader in an honest way And finally thank you reader for boldly engaging with us to contemplate the human spirit in a dynamic and genuine way Now what are you waiting for Get to reading and welcome to our Malibeautiful team
Letter from the Publisher  Making the most of Malibeautiful moments    That   s what we   re all about, and we   re glad y...
Joseph Tynan Design Director Contributing Editor Stasia Demick Copy Editor Letter from the Editor Writer Christiana s Picture Stasia Demick joins the publication as a resident writer copy editor and Malibeauty Her passions include sports cooking and engaging relevant social justice topics After breaking two track records as a runner for the Waves Stasia continues her athletic education through coaching certification in endurance running She graduated top of her Creative Writing and English Literature classes along with earning awards for Excellence in Journalism Joseph is a graphic designer who focuses on 3D animation and special effects He graduated with a Masters in fiction writing from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco After being inspired by the influence and imagery of Japanese animation he returned home to SoCal to pursue a career in the visual arts successfully publishing videos children s books and magazines CONTRIBUTORS Estelle Reyna Sta Writer Rebecca Tatum Sta Writer 6 Jordan Galen Sta Writer
Joseph Tynan Design Director Contributing Editor  Stasia Demick Copy Editor Letter from the Editor Writer Christiana   s P...
Contents 4 About 5 Letter from the Publisher 8 6 Contributors 8 Little Beach House Malibu 12 Go Cold Turkey 24 on your AC 14 14 The Chain Gang 18 The Spiritual Side of Practicing Yoga 12 34 24 Noise Pollution 34 High Tide 7 18
Contents 4 About 5 Letter from the Publisher  8  6 Contributors 8 Little Beach House Malibu 12 Go Cold Turkey  24  on your...
Town Talk Little Beach House Malibu By Stasia Demick The Exclusive Soho House Establishes a Little Beach House on the Malibu Shores Soho House the infamous private membership club has opened a Malibu branch The Little Beach House six years after opening a location in Hollywood The newest addition resides on Malibu s Carbon Beach ttingly renamed Billionaire s Beach after the af uent residents that live on the Malibu shore The Little Beach house rests on a 10 000 square foot beachfront property where Larry Ellison s famous Italian restaurant Nikita once stood Elite club members have access to all 17 worldwide Soho Houses with the exception of the beach house The Hotspot for the creatively Inclined Billionaire Brit founder Nick Jones is not looking for conventionally impressive application answers such as career social and economic status This list of characteristics for the ideal Soho House candidate goes insofar as to base admission on one s personality So you can afford the 1 500 Beach House membership atop the baseline 2 800 fee for Soho House membership Well that still won t get you in the door In the past the club turned away stars and business moguls alike including high pro le individuals from the Desperate Housewives to the top New York bankers All Soho House club members share the creative spirit that impells the club s desire to provide a space for artistic minds to do what they do best create 8
Town Talk  Little Beach House Malibu  By Stasia Demick  The Exclusive Soho House Establishes a Little Beach House on the M...
If you want access to the recently renovated Beach House there is another factor to consider A Beach House hopeful must prove the legitimacy of their connection to Malibu in order to make the cut One isn t surprised that Malibu residents lined up months in advance with the hope of being selected for the club s coveted membership After all the huge success of the Soho Houses is no secret The Soho Houses are not afraid to let it be known when someone doesn t make the cut The Manhattan location went through a purge expelling over 500 members considered to be too corporate Looks like whatever businessmen have to offer the Soho House isn t buying While the Beach and Soho Houses enjoy an air of elitist exclusivity I would argue this would be a worthwhile investment if you have the funds and disposition that would thrive in these luxurious hotspots The Soho House allows the artistically inclined to exchange ideas with fellow creative contemporaries or unwind in solitude in one of the architecturally mesmerizing rooms As a writer and creative soul The Little Beach House in Malibu sounds like an artist s euphoric paradise 9
If you want access to the recently renovated Beach House, there is another factor to consider. A Beach House hopeful must ...
The Malibeauties taking a break from saving the world to make some healthy shakes recipe courtesy of Natalie Clemente
The Malibeauties taking a break from saving the world to make some healthy shakes  recipe courtesy of Natalie Clemente .  ...
Ingredients 2 cups fresh spinach 2 cups water 1 cup mango 1 cup pineapple 2 bananas
Ingredients  2 cups fresh spinach, 2 cups water, 1 cup mango, 1 cup pineapple, 2 bananas.
Go Cold Turkey on your Leave No Trace If you like your weather hot and steamy you ve got your wish this summer season But for those of us who prefer to keep our cool the AC unit can become a beloved companion Despite the luxurious reputation of Malibu you might be surprised to nd that many houses don t have central AC Unfortunately AC s are draining on both the environment and your pocketbook so we re here to give you some alternative ways to beat the heat during the dog days of summer 1 Ride out the heat wave Death Valley locals keep their homes cool by hanging a damp sheet in an open window Incoming breezes cool as they pass through the sheet and the air evaporates With Death Valley reaching summer temperature of 134 degrees we ll take their advice as the top tip 2 Aid with some shade According to the U S Department of Energy closing curtains and blinds can reduce heat exposure to your home by as much as 45 Cut down half the heat Yes please Also consider keeping windows closed if the thermometer reaches about 77 degrees Bringing hotter air in will only warm the home since most people begin to sweat at 78 degrees
Go Cold Turkey on your  Leave No Trace  If you like your weather hot and steamy   you   ve got your wish this summer seaso...
3 Reverse the flow If your home is already a hot box try facing your fans outside and blowing the hot air out It is much more effective at cooling down than circulating hot air through a stuffy room Another insider tip set your ceiling fan blades to rotate counter clockwise This pulls up the cooler air from the ground rather than pushing down the hot air that rises When it s time to hit the sheets open a window to let the cooler night breeze in for a cool night s sleep 4 If you can t take the heat Get out of the kitchen The last thing a hot house needs is 400 degrees of oven heat Let your oven and stove rest and take the cooking to the grill Fire up the BBQ and spend sometime outdoors hosting friends and family in the quintessential summer activity Spend time perfecting your burger flip and all the while give your home some time to chill Sounds like a win win 5 Good night sun 13 When it comes to staying cool for a full night s rest trade out satin silk and polyester sheets for your classic cottons Cotton is more breathable and promotes airflow in the room Additionally choose light colored sheets and PJ s since dark fabrics trap heat Put your sheets in the freezer or fridge during the day for an extra cool slumber
3. Reverse the flow If your home is already a hot box, try facing your fans outside and blowing the hot air out. It is muc...
Stylistics By Christiana D Amore Would you join the Chain Gang Members of the chain bra phenomenon seem to be popping up everywhere and apparently stars like Malibu native Bella Hadid have signed on wholeheartedly She was seen sporting one recently at Coachella styling it under a straight necked black cami However chain bras are cutting some the wrong way Bras are supposed to be supportive They re supposed to cover your nipples and part of the area surrounding them for support and warmth and general security purposes Chain bras as they re now known do none of the above Are bras supposed to be supportive If they aren t do they still qualify as a bra For women like Kim Kardashian West gaffer tape will do For women like Kendall Jenner bralettes are the only way to go Jacquie Aiche Sama Haya diamond halter bra 4 690 14
Stylistics  By Christiana D   Amore Would you join the    Chain Gang     Members of the chain bra phenomenon seem to be po...
And now for the most daring among us wearing chains that construct the very basic silhouette of a bra with metal appliqu s that may or most likely may not cover the nipples is completely OK I am personally all for pretty undergarments that are meant to be seen But this is more about what s under the undergarments that is being seen Breasts So another question naturally arises Does size and shape make a difference when being displayed in all their naked glory Should we rate them as fruits hanging on a sagging scale from somewhere between under ripe to over ripe Where would you draw the line Or would you 15
And now, for the most daring among us, wearing chains that construct the very basic silhouette of a bra, with metal appliq...
Spiritually Speaking The Spiritual Side of Practicing Yoga By Stasia Demick Malibu loves yoga almost as much as we love our acai bowls and sunsets Most locals are familiar with the flexibility and strength building perks of adding downward dog and chair pose to their weekly flows But there is more to gain than the physical benefits to this 5 000 year old practice Whether you are a one time yogi or can do a Lotus headstand no problem here are the reasons why you can let out a deep sigh of relief when you leave your practice Muladhara Root chakra Location base of spine means root The first chakra is all about staying grounded literally Muladhara the earth element links you to the earth beneath your feet Focus on this chakra in your yoga practice when want to strengthen your sense of security satisfy basic needs familial relationships and promote positive body awareness Signs that your root chakra could use a little love include depression weight gain or loss anxiety constipation pelvic pain and incontinence On the mental side you might need a tune up if you find yourself exhausted stuck or uprooted Some ways to ground your root chakra are tree mountain or warrior one pose 18
Spiritually Speaking  The  Spiritual Side  of Practicing Yoga By Stasia Demick Malibu loves yoga almost as much as we love...
Spiritually Speaking Svadhisthana Sacral Chakra Location inner pelvis means own abode The second chakra is characterized as water meaning if you feel like life isn t flowing naturally this is where your mind and body could use a tune up Healthy sacral chakra means you feel fun flexible and full of creativity Not quite there Here are some tips to rev your inner innovation engine Symptoms of a blocked Svadhisthana energy include low back pain ovarian cysts reproductive issues urinary track infections impotence and bladder or kidney issues Mental symptoms include addiction repressed emotions and blocked creativity Take some extra time in dancer s pose child s pose and twisting triangle to get your flow back Manipura Navel Chakra Location navel means lustrous gem of the city Fuel the fire with the navel chakra This chakra is the epicenter of selfesteem sense of purpose personal identity individual will digestion and your metabolism Tell tale signs of a weak internal flame include poor nutrient processing constipation IBS eating disorders ulcers diabetes pancreas liver and colon issues Feelings of powerlessness and neediness are signs of a dwindling flame Stoke the fire with Sun Salutations boat pose abdominal exercises and twists 19
Spiritually Speaking  Svadhisthana  Sacral Chakra Location  inner pelvis, means    own abode    The second chakra is chara...
Spiritually Speaking Anahata Heart Chakra Location Heart meaning unstruck sound You could call this chakra the most light hearted But in all seriousness Anahata is characterized by air Your heart chakra is your source of unconditional love compassion joy and connection to your surroundings When misaligned poor circulation high or low blood pressure and heart or lung conditions may arise physically while feelings of unworthiness distrust and co dependence occur mentally If your heart chakra needs a little lovin try cat cow melting heart cobra camel or bridge pose Visuddha Throat Chakra Location throat meaning pure The throat chakra is where you find your voice and with the support of chakras 1 4 Visuddha allows you to express yourself genuinely eloquently and honestly A sore throat thyroid problems neck and shoulder pains hearing problems or jaw pain could relate to a weak 5th chakra Poor communication is a mental sign of weak Visuddha Open up your throat chakra through baby cobra neck releases shoulder stands or fish pose
Spiritually Speaking Anahata  Heart Chakra  Location  Heart, meaning    unstruck sound     You could call this chakra the ...
Ajna Third Eye Chakra Location Between above the eyes meaning command Your third eye opens you to a cosmic vision a perspective unconfined by past experiences and judgments If this sentence cued an eye roll stay with us for this next one The sixth chakra harnesses intuition as well as hones your self perception in order to see the world around you in a positive light Basically Ajna gives you clear vision and control in your life Funny enough troubles with the third eye chakra include vision problems headaches migraines dizziness and confusion Keep your balance with seated meditation warrior III sun salutations with closed eyes and half standing forward bend Sahasrara Crown Chakra Location head means thousand petaled lotus flower Your final chakra concerns itself with thought connection to spirit universal consciousness enlightenment wisdom unity and self knowledge so all the heavy hitters Through the past chakras you ve become more grounded connected passionate confident articulate and intuitive time to share it with the world The crown chakra focuses on committing to a higher purpose You can let go of misunderstandings about who you are and why you are here Low Sahasrara energy leads to confusion imbalance and difficulty connecting with the world To fully engage in the spiritual side of yoga add headstand mountain pose tree pose and finish your practice with corpse pose to unify your mind body and soul There you have it Now you can mindfully incorporate the spiritual dimension of yoga into your practice no matter your level of expertise Even if you are not able to commit a full hour to aligning all your chakras everyday pick a chakra that needs a little TLC and meditate your way to a better state At the end of every practice we all meet on the matt in shavasana or corpse pose reminding us to all stay humble lean into each day and live with every breath
Ajna  Third-Eye Chakra Location  Between above the eyes, meaning    command    Your third-eye opens you to a cosmic vision...
Malibeauty Christiana showing off her fab bikini
Malibeauty Christiana showing off her fab bikini
Leave No Trace Noise Pollution the not so silent threat By Stasia Demick In Malibu you get to experience first hand a wide variety of coastal life From from the skies to the seas the coast is a complex ecosystem made of many layers But often times human intervention conflicts with the harmony of marine life challenging this delicate balance Historically ambient ocean noise levels were low enough that whales sea lions and other marine mammals were easily able to use sonar to communicate with each other across entire ocean basins Recently increased underwater noise pollution from offshore drilling and fracking is drowning out the sounds that whales sea lions and other animals rely on for their most basic life functions all along the southern California coast If marine mammals cannot adequately use sonar because of underwater noise pollution they will be unable to hunt for food find mates avoid predators or even communicate with each other 24
Leave No Trace  Noise Pollution  ... the not-so-silent threat  By Stasia Demick  In Malibu, you get to experience first-ha...
Furthermore when the noise pollution is able to drown out the sonar that marine mammals rely on it causes an array of problems from mass mortalities to debilitating harm on multiple populations With little supervision from state and federal regulators the oil industry has now fracked more than 200 offshore wells off the California coast near Huntington Beach Long Beach and Seal Beach as well as in the federal waters of the Santa Barbara Channel While exploring potential oil reserves on the ocean floor companies use air guns that blast compressed air every 12 seconds for weeks on end the sound emitted wreaking havoc on marine life in the area In addition to the din created from such harmful drilling practices once the company actually finds oil the noise pollution only worsens as the oil companies construct drilling platforms in the water With the amount of noise in the ocean doubling each decade since 1950 we truly believe that this trend will only continue to worsen unless drastic measures are taken Even though the Natural Resources Defense Council has taken substantial measures to push policy in the right direction we too need to do our part by standing up for those who do not have a voice and continuing to fight the oil companies so we can keep our oceans and its inhabitants in equilibrium 25
Furthermore, when the noise pollution is able to drown out the sonar that marine mammals rely on, it causes an array of pr...
Malibeauty in training Sunshine posing for a pic before tackling the waves
Malibeauty in training Sunshine, posing for a pic before tackling the waves.
Malibeauties in training keep their sights on the prize Do they have what it takes to make it into the club
Malibeauties in training keep their sights on the prize - Do they have what it takes to make it into the club
Alexandra relaxes with the rolling waves wishing summer would last forever
Alexandra relaxes with the rolling waves, wishing summer would last forever.
The Malibeauties come together to forge life long friendships
The Malibeauties come together to forge life long friendships.
Town Talk By Joseph Tynan High Tide Hits the Malibu Shore It s High Tide But this time we aren t talking about the waves Located just south of the Malibu pier and North of Nobu High Tide is the only dispensary in the Bu The lovechild of Malibu locals Yvonne Green and Sam Boyer High Tide isn t your typical medicinal clinic When you walk through their doors you enter a mystical realm their transformational boutique where the conveniences available to you are diverse and many As you glide through their doors across the sleek wooden oors fragrant incense activates your senses Artwork crystals and fashion are spread throughout the shop creating the perfect environment to embrace a myriad of activities While the primary function is as a dispensary High Tide s main motivation is healing and that can take many different forms Within their Health Cove they offer complimentary massages sound healing breath work and Reiki therapy High Tide isn t just a business it s a family Together artists growers healers musicians DJ s and cannabis a cionados come together to help patients through the healing process Medicinal marijuana is used to treat a number of conditions from reducing anxiety and relieving stress to gastrointestinal ailments to PTSD the practical applications are numerous
Town Talk  By Joseph Tynan  High Tide Hits the Malibu Shore  It   s High Tide  But, this time we aren   t talking about th...
However despite all of its many merits potential side effects of long term use include suppression of the immune system Reduced resistance to common illnesses colds and bronchitis are common occurrences among marijuana users Studies have also revealed a link between habitual smoking and reduced sexual capacity drowsiness lack of motivation and even personality and mood changes Marijuana is sure to remain a controversial topic but for those intending to partake High Tide is the premier location to stock up on supplies From top shelf organic strains to smoking vaping accessories to organic and gluten free edibles the options are endless Marijuana has its merits but like everything in life should be used with moderation now go stroke a furry wall 33
However, despite all of its many merits, potential side effects of long term use include suppression of the immune system....
Town Talk High Tide Beach Cleanup Pics Malibeauty Christiana D Amore interviews 99 High Tide owners Yvonne Green and husband Sam Boyer about the collective s pick up efforts at their local Surfrider Beach The Malibeauties take to Surfrider beach to partner with the 99 High Tide mermaids to leave the beach better than they found it 34
Town Talk  High Tide Beach Cleanup Pics     Malibeauty   Christiana D   Amore interviews 99 High Tide owners Yvonne Green ...
Town Talk The 99 High Tide Collective partnered with the Malibeauties to clean up the Malibu Lagoon and Surfrider beach this month removing over 100 lbs of garbage from the shore thus far The Malibeauties and 99 High Tide Mermaids gathered to celebrate their beach clean up yelling Leave No Trace 35
Town Talk The 99 High Tide Collective partnered with the Malibeauties to clean up the Malibu Lagoon and Surfrider beach th...
Using the power of beauty in numbers the Malibeauties use their gifts to inspire each other and the world around them
Using the power of beauty in numbers, the Malibeauties use their gifts to inspire each other, and the world around them   ...
What do you desire The Malibeauties help you actualize your dreams
What do you desire  The Malibeauties help you actualize your dreams
AJ and Alex frolicking in the Malibu foam
AJ and Alex frolicking in the Malibu foam.
The Fluffball H eld on Saturday November 12th at The Little Door in Los Angeles CA The Fluffball benefited The Animal Hope Wellness Foundation and founder Marc Ching helping rescue dogs both at home and abroad from abuse and torture Marc Ching was honored once again due to the life threatening work he does on behalf of animals all over the world particularly with saving dogs from the meat trade industry in Asia In 2016 Marc even shut down a number of slaughterhouses and lobbied congress to create real change Christiana D Amore representing the Malibeaties was honored to be part of such a great cause hosted by Emmanuelle Vaugier
The Fluffball  H eld on Saturday, November 12th at The Little Door in Los Angeles, CA, The Fluffball benefited The Animal ...
Rock4EB M any celebrity guests were in attendance to support the 2017 Rock4EB event presented by Alex and Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian to benefit the disease Epidermolysis Bullosa EB on Saturday January 14 at a private residence in Malibu Calif Sting and Chris Cornell performed while Zach Galifianakis acted as host Seen stepping out for the huge annual event were Charlie Hunnam Elizabeth Olsen Brad Pitt Kaley Cuoco Garrett Hedlund Rami Malek Courteney Cox Heidi Klum Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber David Spade and many more Some of the celebs got to meet Hollywood agent Andrea Pett Joseph s son Brandon who suffers from the disease EB is a rare and life threatening disease of the skin The disease causes blister formation after minor trauma to the skin including scarring and disfiguring of the skin and internal organs
Rock4EB  M any celebrity guests were in attendance to support the 2017 Rock4EB  event presented by Alex and Ani founder Ca...
Healthy Habits You Are What You Drink Tips to Sip Your Way to Slim By Estelle Reyna When life gives you lemons make lemon water The liver is your body s MVP regarding weight loss and maintenance When it comes to looking leaner younger and healthier lemon water is your livers best friend from the inside out First and foremost lemon water aids in the body s digestion While adding a cup to your daily routine will hydrate you lemon causes the liver to secrete bile the key to smooth and slow digestion Having lemon juice with meals can lower blood sugar by as much as 30 keeping insulin levels stable so you don t feel the peaks and pits that many foods can make you feel through out the day To top off good news with more good news the acidity slows the emptying process of the stomach Slower digestion and lower blood sugar levels means your body has time to maximize using energy it gets from food This also means you ll experience less complications from indigestion which occurs when the body tries to digest food too quickly Say sayonara to heartburn burping and bloating Acidity slows the emptying process of the stomach 39
Healthy Habits  You Are What You Drink  Tips to Sip Your Way to Slim  By Estelle Reyna  When life gives you lemons, make l...
Lemon water also detoxi es the body better than any juice cleanse bandwagon Lemon water boosts kidney function ridding the body of toxins reducing indigestion symptoms like heartburn burping and bloating One of these toxins is uric acid found in the joints By ushing out uric acid the body s level of in ammation decreases and the body can function properly with lower stress to organs With your body revving with the best uids weight loss goals become much easier to obtain Lemon water is like a clown car of antioxidants and vitamins vitamin C B complex calcium iron magnesium potassium and ber Now we know that vitamin C is good for your health but why The common belief that vitamin C boosts your immune system is true it stimulates white cell production meaning you can ght off colds faster Not only does vitamin C function as an outlet that charges your immune system but it also counteracts the body s aging process of oxidation Swap that trusty apple a day for a cup of lemon water to keep that doctor away Vitamin C functions as an outlet that charges your immune system but it also counteracts the body s aging process of oxidation Lemon water helps you be happier and healthier from the inside out The vitamin C and toxin ush perks of lemon water makes for rmer brighter younger looking skin with less blemishes Studies show lemon water just might brighten your day Because lemons contain negative charged ions resulting in increased energy levels Beyond that even just the scent of lemons has been found to reduce stress levels and improve mood So start your day off right with a cup of hot water and lemon or wake up from mid day slumps with this weight reducing and immune boosting cup of liquid gold Who knew something so sour could be so sweet
Lemon water also detoxi   es the body better than any juice-cleanse bandwagon.  Lemon water boosts kidney function, riddin...
Style that sticks ALL season long By Stasia Demick After a career in men s retail I picked up a few tricks of the trade that never left the style cycle Here are some style hacks you can take with you to impress with no stress For those who don t have fashion fever we did your homework for you We made you a shopping list so you don t have to If the shoe fits Bottom s up applies to style as much as Saturday happy hour Before tackling your shirts and pants invest in a quality pair of dress shoes Nothing says I have my life together like a quality pair of Oxfords or Derbys While they come at a price a quality dress shoe can transition from work to date night effortlessly Dress shoes tell people you are ready for business and anything that comes your way As the saying goes to truly understand a person you must walk a mile in their shoes After investing in a nicer pair of shoes Take your kicks down a notch with a pair of everyday sneakers Vans and Converse high tops are cult classics that never go out of style A solid pair of sneaks are great for showing your personality and taking on those longs walks between bars boardwalks and everything in between
Style that sticks ALL season long By Stasia Demick  After a career in men   s retail, I picked up a few tricks of the trad...
Sweat and Shred Every man needs a pair of tailored dark wash jeans regardless of your job or hobbies Dark wash denim can be dressed up with a button down or made casual with a Henley or graphic tee The darker denim and tailored cut will create a slim and flattering line for all sizes The more you wear your staple jeans the more they become a custom fit with rips and fading where you wear them out If you feel that a tailored jean is too tight of a squeeze opt for a classic cut instead But steer clear of flare and skinny jeans Instead if you are feeling bold pick out a colored jean like maroon olive navy or brown for a trendy twist Fitting in Tailored suits are the only suits that make our cut Investing in a quality cotton suit will give you comfort and a serious edge over the competition Pick a color that works in every season navy light grey charcoal or black are our favorites Sport a khaki suit if you want to rock the Malibu vibe in the summer or spring When it comes to style the devil is in the details Slip in a pocket square to add personality and sophistication to any suit In terms of neckwear slim ties leave girls tongue tied Your tie should be two and a quarter to two and three quarter inches long at it s widest point We re not saying go ultra skinny but if your tie is Dorito shaped time to toss it
Sweat and Shred Every man needs a pair of tailored dark wash jeans, regardless of your job or hobbies. Dark wash denim can...
Sweat and Shred Swap fall sweater weather for leather weather A worn in leather jacket should be the final purchase to complete your wardrobe this season Go for black or dark toned browns Simplicity is key skip jackets with excessive buttons shine flare or zippers Leather jackets make statements no need to complicate them with unnecessary bling Swear by your socks Socks don t go unnoticed so put minimal effort for maximum style by matching your socks with an accent color like your tie or pocket square Don t be afraid to go bold and choose patterns or graphics that are custom to you Finally the best bling a guy should rock is a watch Watches can be sporty or sleek and something about knowing the time in this old school way is manly in the best way There you have it A style shopping list that will make you the best dressed in the office out with friends or wherever your adventures takes you With looks like these you can show the ladies your suave style just by showing up
Sweat and Shred Swap fall sweater weather for leather weather. A worn-in leather jacket should be the final purchase to co...
Sweat n Shred Why is HIIT such a hit By Stasia Demick Understanding the FACTS behind whether it s right for you It seems like everyone is hopping on the HIIT craze known for it s low time commitment but maximal result training programs And why wouldn t you HIIT keeps intensity high and duration low delivering the biggest bang for your buck The Journal of Applied Physiology literally wrote the book when it comes to high intensity interval training and we re here to give you the scoop on the science behind the sculpting In their pilot study eight subjects participated in six high intensity interval exercise sessions over a two week period The workout sessions were 10x60 second intervals at 90 on a leg cycle ergometer with one minute recovery between intervals Logging these 30 minutes of intense exercise per week resulted in improved glucose control and improved metabolism in participants Since this study the physiology world delved deep into the research behind high intensity interval training Studies find that HIIT reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease and improves VO2max a physiological marker of physical health and fitness 31
Sweat   n Shred  Why is HIIT such a hit   By Stasia Demick  Understanding the FACTS behind whether it   s right for you. I...
How did HIIT stand up to the traditional fitness mantra of more cardio A recent study showed 20 minutes of HIIT three times a week led to an average loss of 2 body fat and almost 2 pounds of muscle while the group that engaged in 30 minutes of slow cardio three times a week lost 3 body fat and lost a pound of muscle as well Ditching your cardio regimen for high intensity interval training won t get you the results you re looking for Too much of a good thing is quite true when it comes to HIIT It is not meant to be a part of daily routines due to the intensity of the activity Allow for 48 hours between workouts Otherwise you risk overtraining which risks muscle damage mechanical tension and metabolic stress But all hope is not lost this is where your trusty cardio comes to save the day Research finds supplementing three days of HIIT workouts with steady state cardio in 30 minute sessions in between will yield the best results But wait that s not all did someone say Tabata Japanese researcher Izumi Tabata took the HIIT findings one step further proving that performing an activity for as little as 20 seconds all out and resting in ten second intervals for four minutes once a week will reap the same benefits as a 20 minute HIIT session or a 45 minute slow cardio session four times a week
How did HIIT stand up to the traditional fitness mantra of    more cardio     A recent study showed 20 minutes of HIIT thr...
So what do you do with all this Try integrating HIIT regimes into your weekly workout schedule three days a week On the days in between your HIIT bring back the steady state cardio like 30 45 minutes walks Pick your hardest but shortest workout day to complete you Tabata training and give yourself a chance to recover the next day There you have it a sure fire way to improve your cardiovascular health and as a result feel faster and fitter than ever before Sample HIIT workout 20 rounds of 30 seconds hard 30 seconds easy on an elliptical treadmill or bike 20 minutes total Sample Cardio workout 30 45 minutes of an exercise of your choice at 60 70 e ort walking is a great for ushing out the burn from the workout of the day before as well as helping with lymphatic circulation The Lymphatic System Sample Tabata workout 20 seconds all out 10 seconds rest of running biking elliptical or full body exercises For an extra challenge run up hill 4 minutes nonstop Burpees with pushup forward lunge pushups mountain climbers sped skaters push ups squat jumps prison squats
So what do you do with all this  Try integrating HIIT regimes into your weekly workout  schedule three days a week. On the...
By Joseph Tynan After years of anticipation the wait is nally over Now you too can be the very best like no one ever was with Pokemon Go An augmented reality iPhone Android game launched in the U S this week it has already broken the internet soaring to the top of both Google Play charts and the Apple App store It even appears to be overshadowing the upcoming election A choice that rivals the Hillary vs Trump decision is the equally important decision of choosing between Bulbasaur Charmander or Squirtle Or at least it appears to be for avid Pokemon trainers People of all ages are taking to the streets in droves as Pokemon Go uses satellite tracking and our smart phone camera to transform the world into a gigantic map of the game Did your phone just vibrate Well most likely it was not your ex girlfriend trying to rekindle a long lost ame but rather a Pokemon wanting to become part of your team When you nd a Pokemon it magically appears on your smart phone camera and with a swipe of your nger you hurl your Pokeball towards the elusive creature in an attempt to capture it
By Joseph Tynan  After years of anticipation, the wait is    nally over. Now, you too can    be the very best, like no one...
Culture Corner In addition to searching for Pokemon gyms are located throughout the world giving you a chance to use your Pokemon to battle the gym leader and take their place At that point you become the new virtual leader at the gym and newcomers to this gym must battle your Pokemon to become the new leader You are probably well aware of the numerous reports involving children teenagers and adults loitering outside unsuspecting houses waiting for their turn to battle the gym leader And to add to the pandemonium the notorious Pokemon seem to insist on appearing in precarious locations such as hospitals churches cemeteries and even strip clubs Malibu s beautiful beaches are a popular location for a plethora of aquatic Pokemon Even the mystic Pokemon Articuno has been rumored to have been seen at the Malibu pier a rare chance for the serious Pokemon trainer and you can nd Pokemon playing addicts congregating at Cross Creek or running across PCH with their faces buried in their phones But it isn t all fun and games There is a potential for danger when exploring the world of Pokemon and one should always use caution while venturing into uncharted territories
Culture Corner In addition to searching for Pokemon,    gyms    are located throughout the world, giving you a chance to u...
The Phenomenon A nineteen year old girl in Wyoming was horri ed to stumble upon a dead body while searching for a Pokemon and there have been reports of car accidents and even relationships ending because of partners playing Pokemon at inappropriate times A Pokemon such as Taurus may be rare but perhaps waiting until the end of Aunt Shelly s funeral would be a more appropriate time to continue on your quest to become The Best There Ever Was Above A man catches a Pokemon while his wife is giving birth It s safe to say that many more zany experiences are sure to come bringing Pokemon back into the spotlight of pop culture as serious questions arise such as Who s in Kim K s starting roster Will Taylor Swift actually be able to keep a Pokemon and does Trump even know what a Pokemon is Only time will tell
The Phenomenon  A nineteen year-old girl in Wyoming was horri   ed to stumble upon a dead body, while searching for a Poke...
Marc Ching against dog goes up the against industry themeat dog meat industry The horror you ve never heard and the hero you need to meet Animal meat is a major industry worldwide In America only 3 of the population is vegetarian For the rest of us who eat meat few are aware of the cruelties exacted on the animals before death Many companies in the meat industry make animal rights and treatment a priority however many more are inhumane and kill animals in cruel ways This is not only true in America but overseas as well One particularly horrible example is the Asian dog meat trade This trade practices animal cruelty intentionally in order to improve the taste of their meat Dogs are brutally tortured before slaughter due to a misconception that high adrenaline levels produce tender meat and increase consumption health benefits Dogs are tortured dismembered burned alive electrocuted crucified and kept in intolerable pain for up to 40 hours before their death due to this misconception The dog meat industry exposes the darker side of the human soul but in this darkness we find one man s mission as a saving light Marc Ching witnessed the cruelties in Asia and committed his career to ending their inhumane dog meat practices His organization The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation dedicates its mission to ending the torture of dogs in Asia s dog meat industry Marc has taken four trips to Asia where he witnessed excruciating injustice one time watching as a dog was burned alive with a blowtorch in a local market with the public walking by He often goes undercover as a dog meat trader and rescues the dogs from the seller During his expeditions to Asia he has been beaten robbed held at machete blade shot at and almost killed three times But none of these perilous experiences compare to seeing the horrible cruelties exacted upon the animals there
Marc Ching  against dog goes up the against industry themeat dog meat industry  The horror you   ve never heard and the he...
Guy Code Jai Hope is a living example of a dog Marc rescued during his travels Born in China Hope was nameless and worthless to her owner One day her owner hurled her against a wall in an attempt to kill her He almost succeeded however Marc witnessed this abuse and picked Hope off the ground where she lay dying It was the first time she had felt a human s loving touch He rushed Hope to the vet where she remained on ICU for three months miraculously surviving the traumatic near death experience Marc took her with him to America and cared for her until she was adopted into a loving family She now sleeps on a pillow in between her parent s heads every night She even vacations with the family and takes trips to Ojai California Her adopted parents added Jai to her name the Sanskrit word for victory Her name Jai Hope is quite fitting after you consider where she began and how far she s come into a home of unconditional love For more on Jai Hope s story and others like her check out Marc s Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation s success stories Maybe you ll find you are ready to adopt or foster one of Marc s rescues and then you just might have a story of your own It is thanks to people like Marc and his volunteers that there is hope in the fight against the dog meat packing industry To get involved you can adopt or foster a dog from his site or contribute through roles like grooming dog walking and cleaning driving fundraising and home checks You can also donate on his site to directly better the lives and rescue these abused dogs
Guy Code  Jai Hope is a living example of a dog Marc rescued during his travels. Born in China, Hope was nameless and wort...
Malibu jacks turn from the tide to the timber By Stasia Demick Malibu sits on 27 miles of coastline so it comes with little surprise the sport of choice involves the surf Not to mention a location where winter weather rarely dips below seventy cultivates a community that rather spend its time outdoors and active Surfers swimmers hikers runners bikers yoga enthusiasts you name it Malibu has it But one sport you did not count on involves chopping wood instead of chopping surf In the forests of Escondido falls and Solstice Canyon the beach vibes dissipate and the sound of Timber replaces Gnarly as a sign of success Lumberjacks are often an overlooked profession and athletic activity in our little beach town
Malibu-jacks turn from the tide to the timber By Stasia Demick  Malibu sits on 27 miles of coastline, so it comes with lit...
Guy Code As a matter of fact you are more likely to find an urban lumberjack sporting a full beard flannel and man bun for fashion over function in Malibu However true blue lumberjacks work every day to provide firewood paper and countless other resources Not only is hacking at wood functional but it s a serious workout If you wanted to switch up your worn out workout routine try this productive and effective workout by chopping your own wood Now you may not need wood to keep you warm this Malibu winter but you will burn 500 calories an hour in theprocess You can use your wood for camp and beach bonfires Chopping wood is a full body workout centrally working the core and arms but also the legs for stabilization and power As a matter of fact being a lumberjack is a recognized international sport You can train for the annual Lumberjack World Championships to see where your skills match up with the best of the best This international competition brings the best from around the world to compete in climbing logrolling boom running chopping and sawing The games are brimming with saw skills and machismo as contestants compete for 50 000 prize money While a Malibu local has yet to win the games the next time you think our town is just surf bums shredding gnar think about the lumberjacks doing their own shredding in the wooded forests of the Bu
Guy Code  As a matter of fact, you are more likely to find an urban lumberjack sporting a full beard, flannel, and man bun...
One sport to try your foot at is logrolling In this contest two competitors sprint and kick while trying to maintain balance on a floating log until one falls off Also known as burling the concept developed when lumberjacks had to stay afloat while guiding logs down river Talk about a cardio burn
One sport to try your foot at is logrolling. In this contest, two competitors sprint and kick while trying to maintain bal...
There are various different sizes of logs currently used in competition during the international 2016 Lumberjack World Championships Ellie Davenport from Wisconsin and William Hoeschler from Minnesota won their respective logrolling competitions
There are various different sizes of logs currently used in competition, during the international 2016 Lumberjack World Ch...
The term lumberjack was coined in Canada in the 1830 s while a more contemporary term for the occupation is logger and woodcutter A new phenomenon has come into popular culture known as lumbersexual a term used to describe men who look like they walked out of the woods with his flannel and burly beard but he really carries a MacBook instead of an axe in his backpack Few realize that loggers engage in one of the most deadly professions in the world
The term    lumberjack    was coined in Canada in the 1830   s, while a more contemporary term for the occupation is    lo...
The for action Look front good or man die trying While he isn t stunts and horror hunts fighting off hordes of serial killers Paul Logan loves to sport his favorite attire PAUL LOGAN By Stasia Demick Paul Logan is the guy you want on your team in a zombie apocalypse for more reasons than one The six foot plus actor is a trained black belt in mixed martial arts and has the muscles to show for it performing his own stunts in numerous action films Most notably the stud turned star plays lead in The Horde a horror meets action movie where the monstrous villains go from being the hunters to being the hunted You look at horror films and most of them are the same it s a bunch of kids lost in the woods while the killers hunt them down one at the time Logan said But in The Horde you have a guy who can actually fight back and it turns into this really cool action sequence So you have the horror and action audiences satisfied I wrapped it up in this love story where this guy will go through Hell to protect the woman he loves and save these kids The Horde is a combination of The Hills Have Eyes and Rambo Oh did we forget to mention that Logan created and wrote the The Horde Sounds like there is no adventure too daunting for him from lead roles to perilous stunts to taking down bad guys to even writing a blockbuster horror action that flirts with romance Speaking of romance Logan explains his protagonist s greatest mission is a little scarier than killing monsters The love interest isn t your typical damsel in distress She s trained and she s got spunk Logan said My character is an ex navy seal who falls in love And the funny thing is love is alien to him Being in the heat of battle with guns bullets flying and blood everywhere that s his wheelhouse At the beginning of the movie he s trying to figure out how to propose to this woman He could tell you ten ways to sink a battleship but he can t figure out how to ask her one question
The for action Look front good, or man die trying  While he isn   t stunts and horror hunts. fighting off hordes of serial...
Sweat n Shred While these days Logan fits the horde killing protagonist growing up many wouldn t have picked Logan as a first round dodge ball pick much less a macho action movie hero After studying bio chem and weight lifting in college Logan earned his chiropractic degree in Los Angeles While in the city of stars he decided to commit some time to acting and found himself busy in the industry ever since You ll recognize Logan from his role on the famous soap opera The Days of Our Lives Originally he had auditioned for a small three episode part but after booking the role he remained on the show for three years When it comes to role models the black belt actor cites MMA fighter Conor McGregor as a source of inspiration when it comes to fighting I ve been practicing martial arts since I was 13 Conor McGregor is amazing he talks the talk and backs it up I ll watch a fight and learn from every fight that I watch Clearly a fast learner now you can see why if you ever pick a fight Paul Logan is the first guy you want in your corner I graduated high school at six foot 145 pounds so I was a rake so I went to college at 17 got a poster of Stallone Rambo and said I want to look like that
Sweat   n Shred While these days, Logan fits the horde-killing protagonist, growing up, many wouldn   t have picked Logan ...
Action Star by day fitness trainer by night when he sets his sights on a goal there isn t much Paul Logan can t do
Action Star by day, fitness trainer by night  when he sets his sights on a goal, there isn   t much Paul Logan can   t do....
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The Waldrep WRAP By Stasia Demick
The Waldrep WRAP  By Stasia Demick
When it comes to weight loss surgery we sat down with the guy who invented it or at least the newest safest and successful method Dr Donald J Waldrep pioneered a new form of uninvasive weight loss surgery known as the Waldrep Wrap As a FDA approved surgeon he has provided Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding for over 3 000 patients While one might consider surgical alternatives to weight loss extreme Waldrep explains there is little fuss with his technique All we do is change the shape of the stomach so it holds less food Dr Waldrep founder of the Waldrep Wrap We just take the space of the stomach and reduce it by folding the stomach in on itself The outside is still the outside the inside is still the inside we haven t cut or rearranged anything All we do is change the shape of the stomach so it holds less food Waldrep said Dr Waldrep began his training in the metabolic and bariatric surgery when minimally invasive surgeries just became available After acquiring his MD FACS FASMBS he decided he wanted to go into a eld of medicine that not only repaired people physically but internally as well Healthy Habits
When it comes to weight loss surgery, we sat down with the guy who invented it   or at least the newest, safest, and succe...
A lot of times in medicine we put things back where they were Waldrep said If your blood sugar is too high we reduce it If your bone is broken we put it back together But for what we get to do we get to be part of a story A bigger story Participating in a patient s story line is a driving force for Dr Waldrep in his practice He believes so much in his mission his wife Lisa Waldrep received the surgery as well for what we get to do we get to be part of a story A bigger story I did the surgery preventatively but at 155 pounds and ve feet four inches it wasn t healthy Lisa Waldrep said It s not about vanity it s sanity I can walk into a room and feel good While Dr Waldrep provides the surgery Mrs Waldrep provides coaching to outpatients in order to complete the process of empowering and helping patients achieve their goals and best self The two own their practice Cure Center Surgery in Thousands Oaks where they continue to live out their mission of changing peoples lives every day Thousand Oaks CURE Center
   A lot of times in medicine, we put things back where they were    Waldrep said.    If your blood sugar is too high, we ...
Guy Code Make Summer Lovin Last Turn your summer fling into an all year thing By Stasia Demick You might be ready for your summer relationship to cool down with fall right around the corner But let s say you found a girl worth writing home about If the Malibu sunshine lasts beyond the summer season can your summer romance last too Data journalist David McCandless compiled Facebook break up information over the course of a year The information showed the largest amount of break ups occur in March July and December Statistically speaking if you ve made it this far the odds are already in your favor Here are some tips to keep the beach bombshell interested 5
Guy Code  Make Summer Lovin    Last  Turn your summer fling into an all-year thing.  By Stasia Demick  You might be ready ...
1 Going the distance Home court advantage is never a bad thing But if she s only here for the summer you need to be willing to go the distance According to a recent study conducted by The Statistic Brain Research Institute in 2016 40 of long distance relationships survive about 4 5 months before they begin to dissipate Beat the distance blues by planning times to see each other That way you can look forward to reliving your summer love with your girl
1. Going the distance Home court advantage is never a bad thing. But if she   s only here for the summer, you need to be w...
2 Talk about it Staying on the same page lets her know you re interested in keeping your summer romance alive Poor communication is the number one reason couples say they split The University of Washington conducted an extensive relationship study and found the four types of miscommunication that led to divorce were defensiveness criticism of partner s personality refusing to talk about issues and contempt When it comes to differences is it possible to be reading the same book yet be on different pages 3 Keeping in contact There s contact and then there s contact So don t keep your hands to yourself Studies show relationships that engage in PDAs tend to last longer than those that do not Here s good news Even though the weather is cooling down your sex life doesn t have to It s not only a proven stress reliever sex also enhances intimacy in both men and women Whether it is a hug or the whole 9 yards the last time we checked actions still speak louder than words
2. Talk about it Staying on the same page lets her know you   re interested in keeping your summer romance alive. Poor com...
Guy Code 4 The POWER of positivity Summer flings might be made in the heat of the moment but leave out the pressure past that point Studies show people with positive mindsets are more likely to make things work Dr Terri Orbuch conducted a study beginning in 1986 that found positivity was one of the most defining factors that led to strong relationships Your confidence will keep her interested and positive too Couples that laugh together stay together Studies show that laughter is a stress reliever and sex driver so laugh hard and laugh often 5 Go with the Flow Still with us You are well on your way to converting your summer fling into an all year thing Summer flings are coveted as hassle and drama free so don t worry too hard about the expiration date If you can stay in touch be open and keep it light you can preserve that shelf life well beyond the short season of summer love
Guy Code  4. The POWER of positivity Summer flings might be made in the heat of the moment, but leave out the pressure pas...
MALIDUDES Magazine Make Summer Lovin Last Turn your summer ing into a year round thing You are What you Drink The Waldrep Wrap Dr Donald J Waldrep founder of the Waldrep Wrap Tips to sip your way to slim Why is HIIT such a Hit Understanding the FACTS about whether it s right for you The Phenomenon
MALIDUDES Magazine Make Summer Lovin    Last  Turn your summer    ing into a year round thing  You are What you Drink  The...