Marisa Spyker

Recent Posts By Marisa Spyker

A Collection We Want: Antique Compasses

Once treasured by seafaring explorers, these globe-trotting tools are now prized for their craftsmanship and beauty. Long before Siri, satellites, or Google Earth, man’s most trusted navigational aid was the compass. The first of these tools date to as early as the 11th century, when a compass consisted of a shallow dish of water and a floating piece of wood […]

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7 Delicious Non-Alcoholic Drinks to get you through Dry January

If you’re among the many who’ve opted out of alcohol this month in pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, congratulations on making it through your first week! We salute you (from the bar with an extra-large margarita in hand). Are all the mugs of hot green tea and endless cans of flavored sparkling water beginning to wear on you yet? These […]

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These Coastal Cities are the Most Hungover on New Year’s Day (Plus, a Toast to National Bloody Mary Day!)

How are you feeling this morning? So-so? Abysmal? Just peachy? According to a recent study conducted by Trulia, if you celebrated New Year’s Eve in certain cities across the US, you have a greater chance of being hungover on New Year’s Day. The real estate site rounded up stats on the number of nightlife establishments, bars, breweries, comfort food, restaurants, […]

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7 Beachy, Bubbly Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

We’re just a few days shy of 2016—so let’s talk cocktails! Whether or not you know where you’re celebrating (Need ideas? Check out these 13 awesome coastal NYE celebrations.), the night wouldn’t be complete without some sparkle. Get your fizz fix with one of these coastal champagne-spiked sippers.   Tropical Champagne Punch So what if the temps are dipping way […]

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Last-Minute Gifts for the Cocktail Lover in your Life

The holiday countdown has officially begun. Still wondering what to get for the beach lover who has everything? Here’s a fail-proof idea: booze! A bottle of rum from their favorite brand or a craft distillery is a great choice, or take a more creative route with one of these cocktail-inspired ideas:   Artisanal cocktail salts made in Portland, Oregon, that’ll […]

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This video from the Surfing Santas festival in Cocoa Beach, Florida, is EVERYTHING

Where can you find Kris Kringle Christmas Eve morning? Instead of hanging ornaments at the North Pole, he’s hanging ten in the Cocoa Beach, Florida, surf. At least that’s what more than 300 red coat– and beard-clad surfers will do as they descend on the Florida shore for the 7th annual Surfing Santas festival. What started as family fun for […]

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5 Fall Twists on Classic Coastal Cocktails

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and while I’ve already gotten a handle on what I’m making (this sweet potato casserole, always and forever), I’m still undecided on exactly what I’ll be drinking. For some reason, cocktails have traditionally been an afterthought at my Thanksgiving table, with so much other stuff going on in the kitchen. This year, I’m thinking […]

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Try This Nutrient-Packed Kombucha Cocktail

It’s not often that “healthy” and “cocktail” are used together in the same sentence. So when they are, that’s something I can certainly get behind. Naturally, when I heard about this nutrient- and probiotic-packed kombucha tea, I was intrigued. Brewed and fermented in small-batches in Los Angeles, the teas are sweetened with raw, organic cold-pressed juice, making them low-calorie, low-sugar, and […]

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3 Cool Museums You’ll Only Find On Bermuda

Before I ever visited Bermuda, my vision of a vacation there went something like this: wake up, hit lounge chair, swim, drink cocktail(s), eat, sleep, repeat. And, with 75 miles of beautiful pink-sand beaches and hypnotizing aqua seas, that’s certainly a viable itinerary. But, as difficult as it was to tear myself away from this… … I was blown away […]

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10 Clever Halloween Costume-and-Cocktail Pairings

What are you dressing up as this weekend—or more importantly, what are you drinking? Whether you’ve had your costume picked out for weeks or are still scrambling for ideas, figuring out your signature sipper can play a big part in enhancing—or determining—your festive ensemble. Here are 10 popular costume ideas and the killer coastal cocktails to match. Because the ice […]

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