Author Archives: Joseph Licata

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SURF SHOP POP-UP BY SALT SURF

SURF SHOP is a pop-up lifestyle shop opened by SALT SURF in late 2016. It brings together the full SALT SURF line, in addition to a few of their favorite brands and designers. Originally started in New York City, SALT SURF … Continue reading

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AT HOME WITH: MIKEY AND LISA DETEMPLE (PART 2) AND THEIR BROOKLYN ABODE

In this second installment of the DeTemple tour, the first being of their Montauk  hideaway, we take you inside Lisa and Mikey’s Brooklyn home. Much like their East End getaway, the DeTemple’s Brooklyn spot is simple and chic – a perfect representation … Continue reading

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YOUR WEEKEND PLANS: NYC WOMEN’S SURF FILM FESTIVAL 2016

By: Joseph Licata Your weekend just got a little bit better. Tacos, tequila, good people and some great surf films. What else could you ask for? Surf Collective is proud to support the amazing work that Davina Grincevicius and her … Continue reading

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MIKEY & LISA DETEMPLE, A MONTAUK LOVE STORY

By: Joseph Licata As we all know, summer is a time that brings a lot of different elements and experiences into our lives. It is a time for adventure, a time to make memories, a time to embrace living in … Continue reading

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IN THE WATER WITH MAY KWOK: DJ, FASHION MAVEN AND ALL AROUND RAD GIRL

One of the things I love most about New York is the people. Creative, intelligent and driven. DJ and fashion maven, May Kwok, is one of those people. May has been making waves in New York since she first hit … Continue reading

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AT HOME: ROGAN GREGORY’S MONTAUK HIDEAWAY

Upon entering Mr. Gregory’s home, you quickly realize that you’ve entered a space where every detail has been considered. There is a level of minamilizum that seems to lend itself to being a functional environment – it’s main purpose to … Continue reading

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LINDA AND MARY MCCARTNEY’S INTIMATE MOMENTS AT THE GAGOSIAN NEW YORK

LINDA AND MARY MCCARTNEY AT THE GAGOSIAN NEW YORK, CAPTURING THE FLEETING MOMENTS OF INTIMACY This intimate image of Linda and Stella McCartney snuggled up in bed is just one of the many photos on display at Gagosian’s new show, … Continue reading

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THE 8 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

Good morning, Here’s what you need to know today, October 1, 2015. 1. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaking to the United Nations General Assembly, accused Israel of  undermining US peace efforts in past years and that it would no longer consider itself … Continue reading

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15 PHOTOS OF THE 1934 LOUIS VUITTON BEACH HOUSE, DESIGNED BY CHARLOTTE PERRIAND

    It’s hard to image, considering the modern lines and simple aesthetic, but in 1934 famed designer Charlotte Perriand designed this wonderfully simple and elegant home. A modern home designed well before its time. Take a look inside this … Continue reading

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SURFRIDER’S TWO COASTS, ONE OCEAN: CLEANING UP PLASTIC SOUP WITH CEO, CHAD NELSEN

If you’re at all in love with the ocean, then continue reading, because the Surfrider Foundation, for those who may not know, might just be one of the best at cleaning up your most loved summer getaways. The Surfrider Foundation … Continue reading

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WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT?

In this video British-born philosopher, Alan Watts, shares his take on the best way to live life to its fullest and not doing something just for the money. “What would you do if money were no object?”, “do what makes you … Continue reading

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BAJA WITH OTTO FLORES

Photos and words By: Mike Townsend When Otto and I met in Southern California in the late ’90s, life was fast and inebriated. We later reconnected when I lived in New York–okay, still somewhat inebriated. But Otto’s world had been … Continue reading

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IN BLOOM, WOMENS FASHION – FROM ISSUE #001

PHOTOGRAPHY BY TOMAS HEIN Styling Marianthi Chatzikidi / Model Marcele Dal Cortivo / Hair Mark Francome Painter / Makeup Maria Gomez / Photo Assistant Giorgio Lattanzi   Dress and Trousers by Matar   Dress by Eudon Choi   Top by … Continue reading

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RIVAY NYC – MODERN AND MASCULINE, COLLECTION DROPPING FALL 2015

By: Joseph Licata For the gents looking for a modern adventure. Be on the lookout for Rivay. Gearing up to launch this fall, they will be stocking classic silhouettes with a modern and masculine twist – perfect for escaping the city in … Continue reading

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BEACH HOUSE’S NEW SINGLE ‘SPARKS’ IS PERFECTLY SUMMER – LISTEN HERE

By: Joseph Licata The duo behind Beach House has just dropped their latest single, ‘Sparks’, that’s filled with a perfect balance of soothing synth and laid back, breezy tones. Making this song a prime candidate for the repeat setting while … Continue reading

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MODEL LUMA GROTHE SAILING IN MEXICO

The amazingly beautiful Luma Grothe sets sail in Mexico with Harper’s Bazaar Mexico for their cover shoot, making for one unforgettable captain.   THANK YOU DANNY CARDOZO & HARPER’S BAZAAR MEXICO  

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THE ENEMY OF THE “BEST” IS OFTEN THE “GOOD”

  “You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. The enemy of the … Continue reading

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ROGAN GREGORY, ON THE FORM OF THINGS

By: Joseph Licata Now you may know this man, Rogan Gregory, as the creative director behind the birth of fashion brand Edun, or possibly through his namesake brand Rogan – remember those amazing basics? –  or even the organic and … Continue reading

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STYLE-LIST: DAVID GULICK

David Gulick, the man behind the brand Summer Rental, spends his summers in Montauk (you can usually find him behind the bar at The Surf Lodge) and most of the winters in far-flung places with his feet firmly planted on … Continue reading

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NEW JERSEY SURFING HALL OF FAME OPENING, HONORING LEGENDS OF THE EAST

If you’re in New Jersey at the shore this weekend, set your reminders for the opening of the New Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place at Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan beginning at 5pm. Come … Continue reading

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STYLE-LIST: PETER DAVIS, PUBLICATION DIRECTOR OF THE DAILY FRONT ROW, ON WHAT MAKES HIS STYLE HIS OWN

Peter Davis is as New York, as well, New York. Growing up on the Upper East Side Peter quickly made the city his own. Eventually landing at Paper Magazine, where his style really came to life. Since then Peter has made … Continue reading

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SURF COLLECTIVE MAGAZINE ISSUE 001 / NEW BEGINNINGS

  LETTER FROM THE EDITOR When we started pulling together ideas for how we wanted our first printed experience of Surf Collective to feel we quickly realized that what was taking shape was  a much needed step forward from where … Continue reading

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STUDIO VISIT: ARTIST SARAH REYNOLDS

  By: Joseph Licata Guided by her materials, through a process that seemingly has no end goal, Sarah Reynolds works in a space that is founded in materialism rather than conceptualism. Pushing the boundaries of what materials can become, Reynolds … Continue reading

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FROM THE BEGINNING WITH ERICA CANDICE

Director: Will Warasila Edited by: AJ Addario Creative Director: Joseph Licata Model: Erica Candice of Ford Models Music: Mystery Lights – To Tough to Bare Special thanks to: 3×1 & Calvin Klein  

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STYLE-LIST: VALERIE BOSTER, CO-FOUNDER OF LA MARQUE, REVEALS WHAT INSPIRES HER PERSONAL STYLE

Valerie Boster, former Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue alum, is the co-founder of one of the most sought after brand consultancies around, La Marque. When Valerie is not up to her neck in work, she can be found jetting off to some … Continue reading

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NEW MUSIC: BRENDAN FALLIS DROPS EPIC VOYAGEUR PHARAOHS TRACK ON SOUNDCLOUD

  Brendan Fallis has been dropping great tracks for a while now, with his latest Pharaohs being no exception. Featured on Surf Collective many times over the years and pulling together amazing playlists for us (here & here), Fallis is … Continue reading

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STYLE-LIST: SORAYA SILCHENSTEDT, JEWELRY DESIGNER, SHARES WHAT MAKES HER STYLE SIMPLE & CHIC

Soraya Silchenstedt, a designer of jewelry who’s pieces instantly become cult classics – former co-founder and creative director of Finn, now heading up her own namesake label  – this New York beauty knows a thing or two about style. Here … Continue reading