Biking in LA has got to be the most trendy, leisurely activity for the summer. With the onset of this two-wheeled warrior fad, biking and style now go hand in hand. Not only is biking the greenest way to hit the town, but also the most stylish. So let us give you some cool spots to ride and an awesome outfit to match!
Riding in style: Since it’s hot out, a lightweight shirt paired with some comfortable Hudson jeans (skinny only!) will do the trick to keep you looking fresh. A pair of top-siders will really complement the getup and align with current nautical trends.
Silverlake Reservoir: It’s always nice to ride over to your local coffee shop, we love LAMILL! Post-coffee energy spurt, bring your bike over the reservoir and park it, lay down in the grass and relax!
The beach: Any beach front is a good zone to ride in style. Most of the beaches like Santa Monica and Venice have bike lanes, which helps keep traffic to a minimum and lets you mingle with other stylish bikers.
Night rides: With summer nights hot, sticky, and calling your name, it’s quite appropriate to ride into the night and go for a fun bar hop in Echo Park. The Short Stop, and El Prado are close enough to get the party started!
Don’t forget your bike locks!
In addition to the many joys of summer – long days, warm weather escapes, ice cream treats – comes the opportunity for music lovers and fans alike to take part in outdoor concerts. Every year, the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn plays host to a selection of musical acts, ranging from well known artists to up and comers. Though the venue for the concerts has changed over the years from McCarren Park to the latest iteration at the Williamsburg Waterfront on Kent Avenue, each experience is better than the next. This summer boasts weekly musical moments, upstaged only by the brilliant view of Manhattan’s skyline as a backdrop. Check out the full list of Williamsburg Waterfront Concerts below!
JUL 22- Death From Above 1979
JUL 25 – Stone Temple Pilots
JUL 29 – They Might Be Giants
AUG 2 – Death Cab For Cutie with Frightened Rabbit
AUG 12 – Sonic Youth with Wild Flag
AUG 31 – Bright Eyes
SEP 8 – TV On The Radio with BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE
SEP 17 – Widespread Panic
SEP 24 – Fleet Foxes with The Walkmen
In the quiet kitsch Hanbury Arms pub near to Essex Road, Islington, people are coming together to do what many haven’t done for decades: sit quietly together to listen to an entire vinyl. Classic Album Sundays is quite a simple concept but is resonating with many. Classic albums include such corkers as Human League’s Dare, Bob Marley’s Exodus and – coming up in September – Pink Floyd’s seminal album Dark Side of the Moon. Organizer Colleen Murphy presents the album to the discerning crowd with some background information and then everyone listens in silence to the entire vinyl album. The monthly event is popping up at festivals including Vintage at Southbank during August and, considering the steady flow of listeners, is sure to continue for many months to come.
1. The shades: Cat-eyed or vintage round is where it’s at this summer, so make sure your armed with some sunnies. A MUST for all poolside activity.
2. The sunscreen: Yesterday was 95 degrees here in LA, there is nothing stylish about a sunburn!
3. Cover-ups: Short and sweet or long and divine , cover-ups are for entrance and exit appeal. Always want to make a scene and leave with a bang. (A good motto to live by). Over sized button-ups that you can tie-up or wear long over your fav pair of Hudson Jean shorts. A top that converts into options is always a great choice.
5. The shoes: Flat sandals are poolside friendly. Woven, braided or beaded we don’t discriminate, as long as they go with the outfit!
One of the greatest ‘hidden gems’ in London is the Prince Charles Cinema. Only thing is, it’s not so hidden; in fact, it’s right smack bang in the middle of Leicester Square. Opened in 1991, the building once housed a West End Theatre and a film-house of ill repute! The only non-subsidised repertory cinema in the UK, their trick is to get hold of films which are off general release so they pay less rental and can charge the customer less. Films cost between £5.50 and £6.50, though if you become a member you get even better discounts. For an annual fee of £10 (or a lifetime membership costing £50) tickets cost between £1.50-£4.00 and customers get 10-15% discount off products at neighboring indie stores like Pop Boutique and The Cinema Store. There’s a real old school community feel to this picturehouse which is a real rarity – and a joy to find in the centre of London.
Vegas is the city of sin, which is exactly why this years Bullrun Rally will be kicking off their week long automotive rally in the hypnotic hubbub. But Bullrun isn’t just any rally designed for the Average Joe car enthusiast; it is a seven-day competition from Vegas to Miami in which up to 100 exotic cars compete for the title of Bullrun Navigator. Did we mention that there are parties along the way? Eight of them to be exact. Bullrun has positioned itself as a cultural icon within the automotive and nightlife industries. The rally has even been transformed into a reality show that airs on MTV and Spike networks.
Team Hudson is gearing up for this 4,000-mile journey because we believe that culture and travel are necessities, and we didn’t want to miss out on all the fun! Bullrun will be held from July 8 through July 15. Team Hudson drivers Seth Rose & Tony King will be along for the whole ride, documenting, tweeting, blogging, and LIVE STEAMING the rally. Fans will be able to capture the moments via www.ExoticsRally.com & www.HudsonJeans.com sites for the entirety of the intense week.
See you at the Finish Line!
This summer the Barbican Art Gallery presents an ambitious exhibition of animation in all its glory. Spanning the past 150 years the extensive show includes works from such independent animators and studios as Étienne-Jules Marey, Walt Disney, Jan Švankmajer, Pixar, William Kentridge, Nathalie Djurberg and Studio Ghibli. Exploring the genre as a cultural phenomenon 170 iconic and lesser-known works will be on display. Divided into seven themes, visitors can trace animation’s history and influence from Percy Smith’s 1920′s time lapse photography to modern day CGI effects and immersive visual experiences. The show is sure to delight both those looking for information and those who want to be entertained.
Until 11th September 2011