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NYC Runners Wanted


Would you like to run this year's New York City Half-Marathon on August 16th while also helping Fresh Air Fund children? Join our Fresh Air Fund-Racers team today! If you would like to register, please visit or just click here! If you have additional questions or are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Kate at or call (800) 367-0003 ext. 8890.
Last summer's NYC Half-Marathon Presented by NIKE was a huge success for The Fresh Air Fund, and we couldn't have done it without all of our Fund-Racers! Thank you to the dedicated runners who participated through our team and to everyone who came out to support us! We raised more than $125,000 which will go directly to our free programs for NYC children.

For more Info: Call us at 1-800-367-0003

31 days of Summer

31 days of summer
There's still plenty of sunshine left! To help you squeeze every last bit of joy out of each delightful day, actress and singer Zooey Deschanel, star of 500 Days of Summer, shares her secrets for finding summer fun.
By Zooey Deschanel
From the August 2009 Issue

Zooey Deschanel considers herself a summer person. She fell under the spell of the season as a kid at camp in upstate New York. "It was classic," says the 29-year-old. "Swimming and sailing and ice cream and sing-alongs!"
Life got a little more complicated once she became a bona fide movie star with Almost Famous in 2000, but she's still happiest doing simple things that bring back the joy she felt during those carefree camp days or at home running through sprinklers with her sister, Emily (star of the TV show Bones). "I like the feeling of summer—it's lighter somehow," she says.
AlthoughDeschanel is busy this month promoting her latest film, 500 Days of Summer (nice coinci…

Top 10 Vacation loving celebs-

Summer is in full swing, and the celebs are making the most of the warm weather by packing in plenty of trips to exotic locations. As usual, there are a handful of stars who seem to enjoy vacationing in the lap of luxury more than others. Take a look at our list of the top 10 vacation-loving celebrities

1. Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz loves to sneak away to exotic spots like Hawaii and soak up the sun. She often chills at the beach with boyfriends or a great pal, occasionally even playing in the surf by herself.
Source: Pacific Coast News

2.Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston loves to unwind when she's not on the set of one of her movies, and she seems especially to love the sun on her bikini body in Hawaii and Cabo. Whether she's on a romantic getaway with a boyfriend or catching up with David and Courteney, Jen is always down for some fun in the sun.
Source: Flynet

3. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp recently opened up about his private Caribbean island, Little Hall's Pond Cay, though his lov…

beach + walking = slim and sexy bikini body

Want a slim, sexy bikini body? Walk this way!
Use simple beach-strolling strategies to scorch calories and sculpt sleek curves.
By Jessica Levine
From the July 2009 Issue Self Magazine

Factor in footwear.Moseying for less than a mile? Stride shoeless on soft, dry sand. "Your foot will sink ensuring that your feet, ankles and legs all get a great workout," says Walking Strong DVD pro Tracey Staehle. Forging farther? Slip on a pair of sneaks to go the distance—without them, you risk shin splints.
Hit the hard stuff.Zap megacalories in the packed, damp sand near the water. "Each step will give less rebound than you'd get on a sidewalk, so you have to use added energy to keep moving," says Tommy Boone, Ph.D., an exercise physiologist at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.
Assume the position.Good form can make your trek a total-body workout: With shoulders relaxed and abs engaged, swing arms front to back, elbows bent. For maximum tush toning, squeeze t…

Bubble Boy Cats

Henry (orange) & Mom0 (black) have just discovered the mystical beings called bubbles. I'm not sure if they were scared of these floating soapy planets, or intrigued. However I do know that it made for a wonderful photo-op that I just had to share with you all. Aren't these cats the cutest pair? They're not related and are almost a year apart in age but get along so well. If I had to be an animal I would want to be a cat, only problem is I don't like fish!

ROXY-The epitome of my Summer Youth

As a young girl ( Jr. high mostly) I wanted to be just like the Roxy Surf riders. I even went to Surf Camp in San Diego with my Church Youth Group. For my 13Th birthday party I took a few friends to Hawaii via the backyard. And the next year for 8Th grade graduation it was a beach theme, and of course I had to have my Roxy wetsuit inspired dress. So that is why Roxy has a special place in my Summer youth.

Gilligan's Exotica Island Party

This weekend I really needed a good excuse to have fun and bring my friends along for the ride, so I had a Gilligan's Island party! Most of the people I invited didn't make for whatever reason, but I had a Wonderful time with the friends who went on my 3+ hr tour.

We had 2 Millionaire's, 2 Maryanne's, 2 Gingers and many people dressed as is. Some people just "don't" get the point of theme parties. A theme party usually involves dressing the part, am I wrong?

Katrina, Me and Kendra enjoying the fireside
The Millionaire's

The Millionaire & his wife
Kendra posing in the desert garden

"we don't always sing, but when we do we prefer DeusEquis"

Amy, Brit. and Jod. Having a good time. Coconuts anybody?

The end of a crazy Island party.

DeCo AuRoRa Followers GiveAWAY ending 7/12/2009

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The Women

Last night was the perfect one for renting movies and being lazy, it was hot and nowhere to be in the morning. My mother and I went on a Starbucks run to quench my thirst for caffeine and has confessions of a shopaholic on our minds. When we walked in to get our movie is was out of stock, we quickly had to find a second choice. I decided on The Women, starring Meg Ryan because it is something we would most likely both like to watch.I have to say it was a really good movie that had something for everyone and wasn't afraid to push some buttons. I don't want to give too much away so have fun laughing, crying, being mad and everything else the women do. Btw have you seen it? What did you think of it? Too SATC?

Go on a funky Vacay in Natal Brazil!

Luxurious Brazilian Beach House Rental
Description Villa, 1900 sq. ft., 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet

Facilities: beach, village, garden, pool,
pets not allowed

RATES: in US Dollars

Luxurious home with private pool, located on a swimming friendly sandy beach
Wonderfully decorated, tropically landscaped and furnished in a thoroughly Brazilian style this private home features a private pool and a wrap-a-round beach side patio. Located on the sand at one of Brazil’s most celebrated beaches. Spectacular ocean views with year round sunrises and relaxation. Maid service and breakfast included. Walking distance to restaurants & shops. Activities include: Buggy rides on endless stretches coastline & dunes, dining & swimming at fresh water lagoons, scuba-diving, fishing, hang-gliding, wind-surfing & dining on the beach with wonderfully fresh seafood, tropical fruit and much much more. The renowned beach of Genipabu is featured in the popular book 1,000…