“Everything You Wanted To Know About Erica Yary” –Ride Channel
A really rad interview on Erica Yary with her humble beginnings here at Active, bringing up this blog you’re reading, also where she’s been after being here and so forth. Side note: Thinking of it now, I probably wouldn’t have my job without her 😉
Check out the full interview on >> Get Born Mag <<
A few selected photos with Jennifer from Active Riverside. We went around locations in Riverside that would suit the vibes with these clothes. She was a natural for being on her first shoot. Although we don’t carry women’s gear online at the moment, please visit your local Active for a free printed copy of our lookbooks.
Dekline announces the launch of it’s Holiday 2012 Footwear Collection. The new line features updated colorways of their staple styles like the River, Scout, Mason, Daily and Santa Fe. Also dropping for Holiday ’12 is the highly anticipated Tim Tim model designed by professional skateboarder Chad TimTim. The Dekline Footwear Holiday ’12 collection is now available at Active Ride Shop.
Enjoy the Ride!
Last weekend Active, along with other sponsors, headed down to Costa Mesa to hang out at the C.A.M.M. Music Festival. It was a great event. Thanks to C.A.M.M. for letting us be a part of it. Check out the video below!
A couple of months ago I stumbled upon a great old record player at a vintage/used record store by my house. My boyfriend had some old wooden speakers and a receiver and I was in business! Since then I have been on the lookout for old records, and great deals. Some of my best scores have been: the “Easy Rider” soundtrack for $3, the best of The Animals for $5, and Elvis Presley’s Greatest Hits for $2! The sound and quality you get from a record player can not beat, and the raw crackling effect gives you a feel of what the song really sounded like when it was first recorded. My recommendation is, go get a record player, find some of your most favorite hits and you will be in love too!!
My top six
1. Pink Floyd:The Dark Side of the Moon
2. Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin II
3. The Animals: The Best of Eric Burdon & The Animals
4. The Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed
5. Fleetwood Mac: Rumors
6. Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
This Labor Day weekend join us at the opening weekend of the LA County Fair. Only $1 to get in from 10am-1pm, Sept. 3rd. We will be hosting skate contests throughout the day featuring the Active Army.
Each evening as the Maloof Money Cup finals are live at Washington DC we will be broadcasting it live on a Jumbotron.
Free giveaways all day and daily raffle from Maloof Money Cup.
Each year the US Open of Surfing seems to become bigger and bigger. Located in the heart of Huntington Beach, it’s a whole week dedicated to action sports, fashion, music and art. Over 500,000 people attended this year and it was crazy! There was so much to do! From the surf competition to shopping on Main street to watching awesome musical performances, the US Open never disappoints…and neither does the street style!
Last Saturday, August 13th, Active partnered up with Krochet Kids and TOMS Shoes to host the 3rd annual GIVE Event at the Irvine Spectrum Center. TOMS brought out over 30 artists who were on hand to lend their artistic talent to customize TOMS shoes, while the Korchet Kids, in support of their ‘We are the Future of Change‘ campaign, had games like plinko, ring toss, goldfish, and more to raise awareness and collect change for the women and children in Uganda. The music line-up was awesome with bands Levanter, Los Coyotes, The Alla-Las, Kiven, and the Pawnshop Kings, plus DJ Mike Robles. Thanks to everyone who made it out to the event! And to those of you who didn’t – we hope to see you next year! Check out the video below for a look at this year’s GIVE Event.
A big thanks to Vestal and Keep A Breast for coming out as well!
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After two weeks of traveling around Europe, I’m finally home! The 12 hour flights and jet lag were definitely worth it, and I couldn’t have asked for a better trip. I was able to visit family in Germany, travel to Amsterdam, and fall in love in Paris. The weather wasn’t ideal for summer, but I didn’t mind. I was in Europe and I was going to make the best of it!
My plane landed in Düsseldorf, Germany and upon arriving I was immediately struck with culture shock. There was of course a language barrier and for once in my life I was traveling without the help of my parents. However, as soon as I exited the terminal I was welcomed by my family and soon my nervousness was put to ease. After settling in and getting used to the time difference, my family showed us around.
One of the first places they took me to was Cologne to see the magnificent Cologne Cathedral. This church was not only breathtaking on the outside but even more beautiful inside.
The next day we celebrated my cousin’s wedding. This wedding party was like no other. There was an abundance of food, beer, games and music! The cake arrived at midnight, and the party kept rocking till the early hours of the next morning. My legs were so sore from all the dancing!
I especially liked our table name card,
&I even caught the bouquet!
The following day we explored Schloss Burg; a reconstructed castle with an amazing view. It was super interesting to walk around the grounds of the castle and learn about its history. If you ever get the chance, be sure to try their Bratwurst with mustard. It’s to die for!
On the way home, we found this lovely sunflower garden along the Rhein River. I was ecstatic! Sunflowers are my favorite flower and it was awesome to see millions of them. B E A U T I F U L!
One thing that I loved about Europe is that it’s huge on public transportation! If you’d like, you can take the train to any city in any European country with ease. And that’s exactly what we did! We packed our backpacks with our clothes, passports and train tickets. Soon we were on our way!
After riding on the train for 4 hours I was in Germany’s capital and largest city, Berlin. Berlin’s streets were bustling with people, bikes and little cars. I decided to live like a Berliner and rent a bicycle as my mode of transportation.
In one day I was able to see The Reichtag, Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, Unter der Linden Strasse, and the Tiergarten. Here are some pictures of my Berlin day!
After one night on the train, we found ourselves in the heart of Munich. Which is the home of Oktoberfest, and the cute little heart shaped cookies, lebkuchen. I rented another bike and roamed the streets. I relaxed in the famous Englischer Garten, and rode a boat in its huge lake. Munich’s Rathaus was busy with tourists and I even found myself in Munich’s famous beer house Hofbrauhaus. &yes, I finished that beer haha!
A couple of days later we flew to Paris, France. This beautiful city was exactly how I imagined. Full of astonishing buildings, sights, romance. I know that may seem cliche, but as soon as I stepped out of the plane I fell in love with the city. We bought a map and a two-day train pass and we were off on an adventure!
We toured the city by foot and used a map to get around. We visited Notre Dame, The Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Seine River, Place du Carrousel, and of course the Eiffel Tower! Although we saw so much, there was yet more to see! I’ll definitely be back!
Our trip was slowly coming to an end. So we decided to take a last minute train ride to Amsterdam. This party atmosphere city definitely lived up to its expectations with its infamous Red Light District and coffee shops. Amsterdam was a great way to leave Europe with a bang!
This trip was such a blessing and a wonderful experience. If you are thinking about visiting Europe, you should stop thinking about it and just do it! I will never forget about my time over there, and you best believe I’m saving up for next year’s escapade!
This year I was able to bask in all of San Francisco’s glory and attend Outside Lands Music Festival, held in Golden Gate Park. The festival was three days long, and had some great names on the lineup. My favorites were: Phantogram, The Shins, Best Coast, The Black Keys, Muse, Arcade Fire, and Beirut. I am a total San Franciscan at heart, and could not pass up this great line up in a beautiful city! You are surrounded by huge trees, lush green, and the crisp air of San Francisco. The festival also got artsy and created almost a “camping” theme in the tall forests that the beautiful Golden Gate Park has to offer. I snapped some photos of stuff that caught my eye, check it out!
A couple of weeks ago I took a trip up the coast to a small beach town called Cayucos. I stumbled upon some of the most amazing thrift stores I have ever seen, with nick-nacks and antiques and collectables that blew my mind! It also happened to be the fourth of July so the American bled city had red, white, and blue on every street corner. My recommendation is, if you are looking for some good thrifting and a great little beach town with lots of character head up north to Cayucos, CA.