“The life of the young artist here is the easiest, merriest, dirtiest existence possible.”
- William Makepeace Thackeray
AND THEN THERE’S THE BOOK… GYPSET STYLE – PERFECTION
BOHEMIAN DWELLING STYLES…
TAKING INSPIRATION FROM VINTAGE STYLE…
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…there was purity and there was the dream, and the adventure, and there was the counterculture aspect. It was like shove society, shove the nine to five, shove the rules… we’re just going to follow our hearts, treat each other well, eat well and enjoy the ocean. It was not for money and it wasn’t for fame… that’s what we’re gunna do… purely because that’s what our hearts want to do.
That was amazing.”
> Jim Banks (quote from the Switch-foot book)
The Endless Summer:
Director Bruce Brown follows two surfers, Mike Hynson and Robert August, on a surf trip around the world. Despite the balmy climate of their native California, cold ocean currents make local beaches inhospitable during the winter. They travel to the coasts of Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii in a quest for new surf spots and introduce locals to the sport. Other important surfers of the time, such as Miki Dora, Eugene Harris, Phil Edwards and Butch Van Artsdalen, also appear.
TIME FOR A VISIT:
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon plus 1 pinch Pico Piquin seasoning (see chef’s notes, below)
- 1 lime wedge
- 2 2-by-2-inch cubes watermelon plus 1 slice for garnish
- 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) hibiscus concentrate (see chef’s notes, below)
- 2 dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco
- 2 dashes Tajin regular snack sauce (see chef’s notes, below)
- About 2 cups ice cubes
- About 6 ounces lager, such as Dos Equis
SURFER STYLE HOMES & DWELLINGS:
TROPICAL BEACH DECOR -
RUSTIC SURFER DWELLING -
BEACH SHACK STYLE -
VINTAGE SURFER STYLE:
The Southwest is one of the most striking part of the U.S. and full of style inspiration. This summer, go beyond the mass-market designer looks & unearth unique and high-quality vintage styles. Don’t be afraid to dive right into the bold colors and geometric patterns that come along with these fresh, tribal styles, but take a look, and perhaps you’ll see something you like!
Edward Abbey: Author, Environmentalist, Park Ranger & Lover of America’s Southwest. In his Youth Abbey decided to explore the southwest. He travelled by foot, bus, hitchhiking, and freight train hopping. During this trip he fell in love with the desertcountry of the Four Corners region. Abbey wrote: “[...]crags and pinnacles of naked rock, the dark cores of ancient volcanoes, a vast and silent emptiness smoldering with heat, color, and indecipherable significance, above which floated a small number of pure, clear, hard-edged clouds. For the first time, I felt I was getting close to the West of my deepest imaginings, the place where the tangible and the mythical became the same.”
PATTERNS & PRINTS
Fritz Scholder (October 6, 1937–February 10, 2005) was one of the most renowned Native American artists of the 20th century. Born in Breckenridge, Minnesota, Scholder was one-quarter Luiseño, a California Mission tribe. Scholder’s most influential works were post-modern in sensibility and somewhat Pop Art in execution as he sought to deconstruct the mythos of the American Indian. A teacher at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe in the late 1960s, Scholder influenced a generation of students that are prominent Native artists today.
- 4 prickly pears, peeled
- 4 ounces tequila
- 1 1/2 ounces triple sec
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Coarse-grained salt for rimming (optional)
- Lime slices for garnish (optional)
Place the prickly pears in a blender and pulse until liquefied. Strain the juice into a small bowl (you should have about 1 cup of juice).
Fill a large cocktail shaker with ice, add the prickly pear juice, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and sugar and shake vigorously.
Pour into glasses filled with ice, rimmed with salt or sugar, if you like. Garnish with lime slices.
Variation: For a fancy party cocktail, combine some chipotle chile powder with your coarse-grained salt before rimming the glasses. The smoky, spicy salt will make a nice complement to the sweet, fruity drink. > SEE SOME MORE SOUTHWESTERN RECIPES & COCKTAILS
Southwestern Pizza with Black Beans and Corn
Makes 1 pizza
1 1-lb ball store-bought or homemade pizza dough
1 16-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 chile en adobo, minced (about 1 teaspoon), plus extra sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small tomato, diced
1 small red onion, diced
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels (no need to thaw)
1/2 cup monterey jack cheese
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon lime juice