blog http://www.sweatybetty.com Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 en hourly 1 http://www.sweatybetty.com 4 exercises to balance out December indulgence /blog/4-exercises-to-balance-out-december-indulgence/ /blog/4-exercises-to-balance-out-december-indulgence/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/4-exercises-to-balance-out-december-indulgence/ Fit Brit Collective to ensure you're not shaking your belly like a whole lot of jelly (sorry Santa). 

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Brit wears the Mountain Top Seamless Base Layer and Mountain Top Seamless Leggings

Complete each of the following exercises as a circuit. Perform each exercise for 40 seconds, then rest for 20 seconds before moving straight to the next exercise. Complete 5 rounds for a 20-minute full-body workout that will have you gleefully gobbling up the season’s finest treats. 

North Pole Jumps 

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Brit wears the Mountain Top Seamless Base Layer and Mountain Top Seamless Leggings

Time to unleash some power from your center and work your core more dynamically. Rock back onto your thoracic spine, generating momentum as you roll back to your heels and push explosively into a vertical jump. Soften your knees to land and repeat. Use your hands for an extra push if necessary, or go hands free for an advanced abdominal challenge. 

Chimney Crawl

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Brit wears the Pacesetter Vest and To The Beat Reversible Leggings

Get into a wide press-up position and lower your chest between your elbows, keeping your hips in line with your shoulders so your lower back doesn’t dip towards the floor. Now crawl forwards by sliding the right knee to the right elbow and pushing through your right foot as you slide left knee to left elbow. Make your body as strong and flat as possible as you progress along the floor (we don’t advise trying this in an actual chimney). And you thought Santa’s job was easy! 
  
Swan Lake Squat

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Brit wears the Mountain Top Seamless Base Layer and Mountain Top Seamless Leggings

Assume a hip width squat position and sink your hips over your heels into a deep squat. As you come to stand, push dynamically through your heels and elevate one leg out to the side for a glute and hip strengthening abductor challenge. Pause briefly at the top, finding stability by drawing your navel to your spine, before slowly returning to your squat and repeating on the other side. Odette has nothing on you!
 
St Nick Burpees

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Brit wears the Pacesetter Vest and To The Beat Reversible Leggings

Make like Santa and perform one long broad jump, landing in a soft squat position (no heavy feet!), then plant your hands and kick back into a full burpee. Jump up and repeat – lucky for you it’s just for 40 seconds and not all night long. 
 
Join Brit for Bootcamp & Bend on the afternoon of Saturday 10 December – a festive fitness party including bootcamp, yoga, healthy canapés and early Christmas gifts. For more information and tickets, visit fitbritcollective.com/special-events. Or enjoy a free in-store festive bodyweight bootcamp at Sweaty Betty Wimbledon at 12.30pm on Wednesday 21 December. 
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Sweaty Betty's guide to West Hollywood /blog/sweaty-bettys-guide-to-west-hollywood/ /blog/sweaty-bettys-guide-to-west-hollywood/#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/sweaty-bettys-guide-to-west-hollywood/ West Hollywood! Melrose Avenue we are coming for you with our third West Coast store on December 1.'Opening a store in Los Angeles was always an aim when I started Sweaty Betty in 1998, so to open a third is amazing', reflects Founder & Creative Director Tamara, 'I absolutely love the healthy active lifestyle there'. To celebrate our shop opening, we've rounded up where to sweat, eat and stay in the area. 

Where to Sweat

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Cardio

We love to spin and when we're looking for a great cardio session, Cycle House in The Alfred Alley is our place of choice. You'll find us at Nichelle or Aaron's classes. 

For a workout with a difference, Rise Nation is the place to go - the first 30 minute full body workout, this climbing based workout is designed for serious results and sore muscles.  

Tone

A winning combination of beautiful decor and an intense workout, Carrie's Pilates Plus is home to one of our favourite workouts in LA. A mixture of cardio, Pilates and weight training, this class promises a lithe, lean physique in less time than your usual Pilates class.

If you like your yoga with a twist, Playlist Yoga is the place. With classes focused around you guessed it, music this is a dynamic upbeat workout where you match your breath to the movement, and movement to the music. Not your standard yoga class.

Stretch

Known as 'the Soho House of wellness', Wanderlust is the place to go in West Hollywood for all things meditation and yoga. With three floors, multiple studios and a clean-eating cafe, head here to seriously chill out. 

Were to Eat

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Healthy 

Made for Instagrammable moments, Joan's on Third is a speciality food marketplace where you can spend hours. From gourmet foods you won't find anywhere else, to baked goods and a restaurant for celeb-spotting, head here for gourmet groceries. 

Located minutes from our West Hollywood shop, Urth Caffe is where all health-conscious Los Angeles residents head for organic coffee, signature fresh salads and vegan desserts. 

You can't go to California and not eat Mexican food. With a healthier take on the cuisine Gracias Madre offers a plant-based, organic alternative. Tequila optional. 

Drinks

You can't go to the home of health and wellness without a smoothie pit stop. Our place of choice - Beaming. With a menu filled with superfoods, we love the acai bowls. 

If caffeine is more your thing, try Alfred on Melrose for cool decor and well-trained baristas and a great cup of coffee. 

Dinner

For an evening meal with a difference, head to E.P. and L.P for delicious asian fusion food followed by cocktails on the rooftop.

The Nice Guy has quickly become a frequented spot for A-list celebs. With its intimate booths, rat pack ambiance, and delicious menu, head here for drinks with friends. 

What to Do

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Shop

West Hollywood is one of Los Angeles' most popular shopping destinations. Head to Melrose Avenue for edgier, cooler places including Restoration Hardware’s Gallery and LA’s Rag and Bone or try Melrose Place for high-end boutiques from the likes of Oscar de la Renta. 

Hike

For a more organic take of Los Angeles head to Runyon Canyon. This 160 acre park lies just 2 blocks from Hollywood Blvd and is known for its scenic trails and stunning views of the Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood sign. 

Stay

Few hotels are as famous or as notorious as the Chateau Marmont, for over eighty five years the Chateau has been home to wild parties, secretive trysts and Hollywood legends. Whether you're behaving or not, this hotel located high above Sunset Boulevard is the place to be. 

Find out more about our third West Coast boutique and visit us in-store at 8549 Melrose Avenue (between W 46th St and W47th St), West Hollywood, 9006. Don't forget to follow us on Snapchat and Instagram for opening day insights and LA event news!]]>
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5 tips to conquer stress /blog/5-tips-to-beat-stress/ /blog/5-tips-to-beat-stress/#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/5-tips-to-beat-stress/ Jacqueline Hurst for her top tips on how to get a handle on more stressful moments. 

5 tips to conquer stressModel wears the Chandrasana Leggings, Studio Bra and Energy Workout Hoody

1. Sometimes its good to take a step back and ask yourself, 'Is this going to make any difference in ten years' time?' 90% of the time, the answer is no. Take a step away to get perspective and think about it, as once you accept that most of your worry isn't life or death, it suddenly won't seem like such a big deal after all.

2.  Balance your expectations. So many of us have sky-high expectations of ourselves, which are way higher than we would set it for anyone else. Whatever it is you are stressed about ask yourself how you would talk to a friend in this situation. Would you be yelling at her that she will never get it sorted out or would you treat her with kindness? Be nicer to yourself and the stress will start to slip away.

3. Be aware of yourself. Noticing that you are 'stressed' can actually be good for you, because it's a signal that something is in need of change. 

4. Small changes can yield big results. First of all, our thoughts rule how we feel. None of us are taught how to 'think' or 'deal' with emotions at school, though it is so important to understand that your thoughts create how you feel. When you are stressed try to write down how you are feeling to get it out of your head quickly. 

5. Start to look at how your thinking. In other words are you choosing thoughts that feel good or feel stressful? Let's say you are stressed about a presentation you need to do for work. If you are thinking 'I can't do this' you won't be feeling great. Instead you need to start thinking about it differently and postively, to convince yourself you can do it. 

Jacqueline Hurst is a master life coach and clinical hypnotherapist. She has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network, The Sunday Times, Harpers Baazar and The Daily Telegraph. Jacqueline is also the founder of the Life Class, an online personal course for self development. ]]>
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What's your #PowerHour? /blog/powerhour-inspiration/ /blog/powerhour-inspiration/#comments Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/powerhour-inspiration/ world's most versatile leggings, the Power. It's safe to say we're obsessed. To celebrate the Power leggings moment, we've teamed up with three #PowerHour ambassadors to talk all things workouts, snacks and more.

Jessica Tran

An Aussie girl living in New York, Jessica of Jess Loves Fred is a PR by day and blogger and fitness fan by night.

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What's your #PowerHour workout?
 
My #PowerHour is my me-time at the gym where it's just me and the weights, with nothing else on my mind. 

What’s your go-to workout?
 
Powerlifting. I lift weights on average four times a week following the 5/3/1 programme. I'll balance this with yoga to stretch my body and HIIT training for cardio. 

What’s your favourite post workout snack?
 
Definitely pho if I'm feeling like I need comfort food
 
What’s your go-to item in your gym bag?
 
My chalk for deadlifting and a water bottle! 

Who’s your fitness inspiration?
 
So many small powerlifting girls on Instagram! @annephung is one that comes to mind because she has such a beautiful and clear perception on the difference between obsession and keeping it balanced.

Ashlee Nichols

Texas Mum, Ashlee of Little Lovelies is a former Kindergarten teacher who more than understands balance, two toddlers anyone?

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Ashlee wears the Power Leggings

What’s your go-to workout?
 
I am a mom of two toddlers so my cardio usually consists of chasing the two of them, but I love Pilates, jogging and incorporating squats and lunges into my daily routine.

Who’s your fitness inspiration?
 
I follow a few fitness bloggers, but in all honesty, I’m inspired by those that have a busy life but still find time to be healthy and stay in shape!
 
What’s your favorite post workout snack?
 
I love apples and almond butter or KIND bars. Water with True Lemon is my favourite drink!
 
What’s your go-to item in your gym bag?
 
My wireless headphones! I couldn’t live without them.

Describe yourself in 5 words:
 
Determined, spiritual, giving, loving and encouraging.

Lauren Taus

Meet Lauren Taus, writer, life coach and yoga instructor, who can regularly be found teaching at retreats in beautiful locations.

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Lauren wears the  Power Lava Leggings and Superior Crop Top. Lauren wears the Contour Leggings.

What is your #POWERhour?
 
My #PowerHour is the first one of my day, and it always begins the night before as I tuck into bed with my phone outside the bedroom. Waking up without emails, news, or social media notifications - allows me to experience more space and possibility in my life. 

What’s your go-to workout?
 
Yoga asana is my favourite form of exercise, but I also love high intensity interval training at The Fhitting Room.

Who do you sweat with?
 
I love to workout with all my friends and I especially love to sweat in classes taught by my besties.
 
Who’s your fitness inspiration?
 
I find inspiration in all my friends, many of whom work in my industry. There's nobody that really steals the prize as my muse. I think it's because I aspire to be well rounded. Nobody has it all, and that's kind of an awesome reminder.

What’s your go-to item in your gym bag?
 
Sun cream because I'm outside all day, and I've learned to appreciate the health of my skin in my 30s. I also always have water with me as a reminder to stay hydrated! 

Discover the world's most versatile leggings the Power here. Show us how you style yours in your #PowerHour on Instagram]]>
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Sweaty Betty x Living Beyond Breast Cancer /sweaty-betty-x-living-beyond-breast-cancer/ /sweaty-betty-x-living-beyond-breast-cancer/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /sweaty-betty-x-living-beyond-breast-cancer/ LBBC (Living Beyond Breast Cancer) to show our support to the 60,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer each year. $1 from every Sweaty Betty sports bra purchased this month will be donated to LBBC, a charity on a mission to provide people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. 

sweaty betty LBBCModel wears Stamina Bra and Challenge Shorts

Who are LBBC?

In 1991 Marisa C. Weiss, MD, a radiation oncologist, was looking for resources and support for her patients who had completed treatment for early-stage breast cancer. She realised that little was available and so teamed up with some of her patients to provide a safe space where women could gain accurate and easy-to-understand breast cancer information from medical experts, while finding and connecting with each other. So LBBC was born.

What do LBBC do?

With a vision to create a world where no one impacted by breast cancer feels alone, LBBC work with sufferers and their families to connect them to information they can trust and support. Whether your a young woman or living with metastatic breast cancer, they offer a option for every age and patient. From an online hub with tips and advice, to a telephone support line provided by volunteers with a personal history of breast cancer - they are on hand to help and educate you on everything from side effects to different types of the disease. 

LBBC also provide a range of events from fun to educational. Alongside webinar's on coping with treatment, there are Twitter chats about Breast Reconstruction and plenty of themed events including 'Pink Wine To Do Good' and 'Paint The Town Pink'. Not to forget their yearly conferences which are designed to help make the best decisions for your treatment and future. LBBC reaches out to over 70,000 people in need of support and information each year, to provide a 'new normal'. 

Sweaty Betty will be donating $1 of every bra sold to LBBC during October 2016, find out more about the charity here. Discover our full range of sports bras and get ready to #stopthedrop and find the perfect bra here.]]>
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Sweaty Betty's running playlist /blog/the-best-songs-to-run-to/ /blog/the-best-songs-to-run-to/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/the-best-songs-to-run-to/ run? Whether it's a 5k along the river or a full marathon, the right music can make or break a run. To inspire you as you spring, we've put together a pumping playlist of our team's favourite running songs to get your blood—and feet—moving to the beat.

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Adrienne Herbert wears the Fast Track Run Jacket and Contour Leggings

Black Skinhead - Kanye West

It's all about the bass with this one, be prepared to feel like you're on the way to the boxing ring. 

Fight Song - Rachel Platten

Losing your mojo? Worry no more this upbeat song will get you pumped up. 

Something New - Axwell Ingress

A positive song with a funky techno beat that’s oh-so motivating. 

99 Problems - Jay Z

Whether you're running for fitness or pleasure, the beat and hook of this classic song will make sure you'll speed along quickly. 

Something In The Way You Move - Ellie Goulding

This feel-good song keeps the beat up while running, helping to push through any tough moments. 

All Of The Lights - Kanye West

Kanye again we know, the guy may have questionable views, but he sure knows a good beat. 

Lose Yourself - Eminem 

Dreading that last mile? Blast this song to keep going, however much your energy is depleted. 

Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac

A retro choice here, usually equated with long drives. However, blast this tune through your headphones and you'll be kicking dust in no time.

Elastic Heart - Sia

Put headphones on, play Sia, run faster. It's an equation that works for us anyway. 

Beat It - Michael Jackson

This eighties classic guarantees an immediate runner's high, let's face it Michael could get us moonwalking an entire marathon.

Feeling inspired? Shop Sweaty Betty's newest run collection today and get sprinting to the checkout. ]]>
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The reversible leggings to conquer inversions /blog/the-reversible-leggings-to-conquer-inversions/ /blog/the-reversible-leggings-to-conquer-inversions/#comments Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/the-reversible-leggings-to-conquer-inversions/ Urdhva leggings

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Then there’s the matter of ensuring they move and stretch through every pose, never distracting you with the need to readjust. “I always look for a higher waistband so you’re not forever pulling your leggings up in class,” says Sweaty Betty’s designer Lisa. “I love that the Urdhva leggings have this feature, as well as an adjustable drawcord for safe measure”. 

Finally, you deserve to feel comfortable while also looking stylish enough to go from the studio to the street in the very same outfit. The statement print of the Urdhva leggings can be worn in one of two ways giving you more bang for your buck so to speak. Choose from a geometric all-over print with black side panels or black with contrasting printed panels. This not only means you can style up your leggings two ways with bright tops and neon bras, but they can be reversed from the yoga mat to brunch after class. “The Urdhvas come in such a soft yet technical, sweat-wicking fabric, but on top of that the print and mesh panels are really different and striking,” adds Lisa. 

See the leggings in action on ambassador Kathryn Fielding at Equinox below.



Find out more about the Urdhva Reversible Leggings now, then put them to the test on and off the mat. Shop all of Sweaty Betty's reversible leggings here
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Introducing Autumn Winter 2016: Girl on Fire /blog/introducing-autumn-winter-2016-girl-on-fire/ /blog/introducing-autumn-winter-2016-girl-on-fire/#comments Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/introducing-autumn-winter-2016-girl-on-fire/ Designed in London, inspired by Iceland, AW16 recalls the awe-inspiring land of fire and ice. Travelling from Reykjavik to the wilderness beyond, the new collection explores the spectacular scenes encountered by Founder and Creative Director Tamara Hill-Norton with a touch of London cool. Meet our most fashion-forward collection to date.


Watch us explore the land of fire and ice
 


A land of natural beauty like no other, Iceland served to inspire some of our most beautiful pieces to date. When we were designing this collection, I pictured a cool, tough girl who conquers the Icelandic plains and the streets of London. With her in mind I wanted to create clothes that would make her look amazing under the toughest conditions. Look out for de-constructed layers, premium fabrics and cool silhouettes that reference Icelandic street style.

 

A land of adventure

 

Iceland offered endless opportunities for adventure. Despite this coming more naturally to some of us than others, we hiked up mountains, explored secret lagoons and climbed Iceland's largest glacier. This spirit of adventure is everywhere in Iceland, from the strong locals to a film I watched during my time there about Laura Enever, an Australian surfer who swapped Hawaii's beaches for Iceland's waves. This part of the trip actually inspired a new palette of darker shades (beetle blue, charcoal grey and classic black) with contrasting bright hues, which recalled the ever changing landscape we witnessed.

Prints to make you go wow

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Raghnild wears the Competition Swimsuit
 

This season's prints come with a natural twist. Inspired by Iceland’s natural wonders from erupting volcanoes to breathtaking glaciers, our new printed leggings are designed to stand out. I can’t wait to wear the explosion print contours to my Psycle class with a neon bra and sheer tee.

 

Technical fabrics? Check

 

Our designs don’t just have to fit perfectly they need to perform, which is why we always source the best technical fabrics. From ultra-lightweight material that is sweat-wicking and comfortable, to downward dog-proof leggings and temperature regulating merino, these fabrics are designed to enhance every workout.
 

Beautiful bras

tamara introduces aw16Left: Raghnild wears the Shanti Padded Bra and Navasana Leggings. Right: Raghnild wears the Infinity Bra and Contour Leggings

When you're working out there is nothing more important than a supportive sports bra. In bright colours and with delicate straps and ample support, we've ensured there is a bra for every workout this season. My favourite has to be the Infinity Bra in neon yellow, the back is made to stand out. 

 

London cool

 

Londoners love to layer, usually due to the fact the weather is very unreliable here. Inspired by street style in Shoreditch and Reykjavik, the AW16 collection is filled with oversized knits, cashmere-blend hoodies and high neck jumpers. Why not mix up your technical leggings with cool knits? This is the new way of dressing. 



Shop the Girl on Fire collection today, and if you’re looking for fitness and fashion inspiration follow @sweatybetty on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

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Sweaty Betty's guide to out East /blog/sweaty-bettys-guide-to-out-east/ /blog/sweaty-bettys-guide-to-out-east/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/sweaty-bettys-guide-to-out-east/ East Hamptons’ Newtown Lane is about to gain a new resident - Sweaty Betty. ‘After spending time in Montauk and East Hampton with a group of editors a few years ago, I am so excited for Sweaty Betty to pop up here’ says Founder and Creative Director Tamara Hill-Norton. Here’s our guide of where to eat and workout out East.

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EAST HAMPTON

The location of our Hamptons pop-up is a true destination for all fitness and shopping enthusiasts.

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Workout

Soul Cycle

After opening in 2011, this popular studio ensures die-hard Soul Cycle enthusiasts get their fix. Soul-Cycle.com

SLT

The first Hamptons location of New York’s favourite Megaformer Pilates studio: ‘I call this Pilates meets Barry’s Bootcamp’ reflects Tamara. SLTNYC.com

Tracy Anderson Studio

Mix dance cardio with pampering at the newest Tracy Anderson studio, where skin specialist Eric Bernstein, M.D. will be offering in-house facials and more. TracyAnderson.com

AKT InMotion

Dance cardio maven Anna Kaiser continues to whip her celebrity clients in shape out East. AKTInMotion.com

Eat

Lisa’s Lovely Organic Juice Bar

‘This adorable juice shop should not be missed, try their delicious acai bowls’ says Tamara. LisasLovely.com
 
Café Max

This quaint and hidden spot serves great sandwiches, salads and fresh seafood. CafeMaxEastHampton.com

Fierro's

A favourite with no less than Gwyneth Paltrow herself head here for health-minded pastas, pizzas and wraps minus any guilt. FierrosPizzaStore.com

The Golden Pear

Enjoying their 29th summer in East Hampton, this staple café offers delicious pastries, sandwiches and wraps, alongside some of the best coffee in town. GoldenPearCafe.com

MONTAUK

Montauk - the end of the storied Eastern Shore - remains a laid-back refuge with as many fancy restaurants as there are killer surf breaks. 

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Workout

The Surf Lodge

Montauk’s favourite hangout is hosting an impressive line-up of fitness gurus this summer. Lookout for The Class, Modelfit and an exclusive Sweaty Betty pop up from 15-17 July, ‘The Surf Bazaar is one of my favourite shops in the world so to be there is so cool’ says Tamara. TheSurfLodge.com

Montauk Yacht Club

Every session at the Elements Fitness-led barre and fitness classes running this summer is taught on SUP boards. Just try not to fall in. MontaukYachtClub.com

Love Yoga
A favourite with Tamara, Love Yoga is quite the sanctuary with a range of New York’s top instructors teaching there. LoveYogaSpace.com
 
Eat

Duryea’s Lobster Deck


This famous Montauk landmark has undergone a face-lift for 2016. Head here to watch the sunset in the charming outdoor seating area and enjoy the best lobster rolls in town. DuryeaLobster.com

Joni’s

This healthy eatery attracts a crowd on and off season, head there for the best breakfast wraps, cold pressed juices and smoothies. ‘You have to try the mucha maca’ says Tamara, ‘it’s like a healthy milkshake’. JonisMontauk.com

The Crow’s Nest

Few places do dinner in Montauk better than The Crow’s Nest. The lawn outside the restaurant rolls down to a calm inland beach, and strings of fairy lights lead down to the water. CrowsNestMtk.com

Travelling along the coast? Here’s five other spots we love
 
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Barry’s Bootcamp, Southampton

Barry’s with a farmhouse chic twist anyone? This newly opened Southampton location is bigger and better than ever. Expect a seriously good workout and possible star sightings. BarrysBootcamp.com
 
BuddhaBerry, Sag Harbor

‘You cannot visit The Hamptons without stopping at this healthy frozen yogurt spot’ states Tamara. ‘Their organic superfood toppings options like chia seeds and raw cacao are so good’. BuddhaBerry.com

One Ocean Yoga, Bridgehampton

Head here for fresh-air yoga classes under a pretty tent overlooking the Bridgehampton vineyard. OneOceanYoga.com

Jue Lan Club, Southampton

Dim sum meets champagne at this new spot. Head there for the three course bottomless brunch followed by a visit to the on-site photography exhibition, ‘Punks, Photographers and Provocateurs’. JueLanClub.com

Head to the Beach, everywhere

Alongside magnificent houses, shopping and delicious restaurants, The Hamptons are famous for their beaches. Ideal for serene escapes or beachside activities, head to Main Beach in East Hampton for magnificent views out onto the Atlantic Ocean or Coopers Beach in Southampton for seven miles of glorious white sand. 
 
Find out more about our East Hampton pop-up and visit us in-store at 51 Newtown Lane, East Hampton until past Labor Day. Don't forget to follow Twitter and Instagram for opening day insights and event news! ]]>
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Sweaty Betty's guide to Wimbledon /blog/sweaty-bettys-guide-to-wimbledon/ /blog/sweaty-bettys-guide-to-wimbledon/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Sweaty Betty /blog/sweaty-bettys-guide-to-wimbledon/ new tennis collection we’ve compiled who to watch, what to wear and our favourite iconic moment.

Who to watch: Johanna Konta

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Image courtesy of British Tennis

Move over Serena Williams, there’s a new player in town. Having become the first British player since 1984 to be seeded and gain access to the prestigious Wimbledon ladies locker room, Johanna Konta caught our eye after reaching the Australian Open semi-finals. Born to Hungarian parents, she became a British citizen four years ago and has been climbing up the ranks ever since. Having told the BBC she aims to play ‘some seriously great matches’, we can’t wait to see her on court.

What to eat

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Pimms and strawberries and cream in vast quantities. For once this is not a stereotype.

What to wear

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Model Karol wears the Tournament Cropped Top and Advantage Tennis Skort

Wimbledon famously only allows players to wear head to toe white. So play like you’re on centre court in the Ace Tennis Polo or Championship Tennis Tunic with the Match Play Tennis Skorts for an umpire-approved look. If all-white isn’t quite your thing, add a pop of fierce florals in the Volley Tennis Dress.

Heading to watch a match? Take your style cues from the court in cream and optic white, with an Ace Tennis Polo added to the mix to show solidarity. Not gracing the Royal Box? If you’re headed to Murray Mount, layers will be necessary, so wear the Norte Luxe Sweat over jeans for tennis-inspired style, or if all else fails add the Lagoa Poncho, it’s waterproof with extra pockets if the heavens open.

Wimbledon Icon: Suzanne Lenglen

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The first woman to play tennis without a corset, this French rebel won Wimbledon six times from 1919 to 1925. Known as The Goddess who famously drank cognac on court, this trailblazer transformed the women's game from a gentle housewives' pastime into a sport where the men, begrudgingly, had to take a back seat.

Where to watch it

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Spectators on Murray Mount

If ticket prices and long queues have put you off heading to the tournament itself, get in the spirit without SW19’s crowds at an outdoor screen. Londoners head to Bluebird in Chelsea or Kings Cross’ Strawberries and Screen, while Manchester’s The Big Screen, Liverpool’s Tennis Plaza and Leeds’ Millennium Square are among a wealth of national locations. Just don’t forget the Pimms.

And finally… Our favourite iconic moment: Murray wins 2013

Despite the fact we are usually all about girl power, the moment Andy Murray ended Britain’s 77 year wait for a mens champion didn’t leave a dry eye in the house. After beating Novak Djokovic in straight-sets, the atmosphere around the country was like Murray on this day - unbeatable.

Inspired to pick up your racquet? Achieve match point style in the new Sweaty Betty tennis collection.]]>
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