Spring into spring fashion

Spring is in the air and that means it’s time to trade in the long underwear and bulky sweaters for lighter and brighter fashions.

While there are a great many local clothing choices for your springtime needs, there are a couple of unique clothing lines online that are trendy and fashionable with an eye on truly one-of-a-kind designs.

Otter Fashion beefs up its feminine side

Atlanta-based Otter Fashion has added an array of new women’s designs to its ever-expanding line of clothing and accessories. Readers of O&AN's Valentine’s Day Gift Guide will remember the classic men’s underwear brief featuring the logo of the company’s playful mascot—Ottie-the-Otter. The additions include a sexy, feminine version available in three colors, and a sleek tank, which is available in four colors. The tanks sport an original design created by Otter Fashion’s creative director and executive designer, Jack Kinley.

“My vision for the design imprinted on the tank was to create a look that was feminine, soft, organic and full of love and compassion,” stated Kinley. “We call the design, ‘Let Love Rule’ because it mirrors caring and kindness on so many different levels.”

In much the same manner as Otter’s already fabulous men’s designs, Otter Fashion’s new women’s briefs and tanks are color coordinated so that they may be purchased and worn individually or as mix ‘n’ match sets.   

Otter Fashion specializes in unique designs and fun, funky apparel at affordable prices. Their line is perfect for those sunny days outdoors with the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin. The full apparel line is available for purchase at www.otterfashion.com.


Rev up your nights with GetTribal.com

When the sun goes down in the city, the heat rises as daytime sunbathing gives way to dance-filled nights of magical rapture. Appropriately, the fine folks at GetTribal.com have designed a line of sleek tank tops and t-shirts that evoke an expression of an art while capturing a visceral inertia that comes with the supercharged life of fast living. You may speed by, but you will be guaranteed to look good doing it. Boys will gasp, girls will swoon and you will already be on your way to the next victim of your speedway charm. All of Get Tribal’s modern and expressionistic designs are screened onto high quality cotton shirts and are rendered by tribal artist and former NASCAR rising star and later model and entrepreneur Terri O’Connell.

“Most of all I want people to have fun and just let their hair down,” says O’Connell, whose line features her own personal mantra of the Tribal Spirit, which teaches that we are all whole unto ourselves just as we are. Get Tribal is calling you to listen to the beat as it builds around you and to join into the dance.

Girl, get your Mojo on!  Find out more about Terri O’Connell, her incredible story and Get Tribal Designs at www.gettribal.com.

WhistlePig + Alfa Romeo F1

SHOREHAM, VT (September 13, 2023) — WhistlePig Whiskey, the leaders in independent craft whiskey, and Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake are waving the checkered flag on a legend-worthy release that’s taking whiskey to G-Force levels. The Limited Edition PiggyBack Legends Series: Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is a high Rye Whiskey selected by the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake drivers, with barrels trialed in their wind tunnel to ensure a thrilling taste in every sip.

The third iteration in WhistlePig’s Single Barrel PiggyBack Legends Series, the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is bottled at 96.77 proof, a nod to Valtteri Bottas’ racing number, 77, and the precision of racing. Inspired by Zhou Guanyu, the first Chinese F1 driver, this Rye Whiskey is finished with lychee and oolong tea. Herbal and floral notes of the oolong tea complement the herbaceous notes of WhistlePig’s signature PiggyBack 100% Rye, rounded out with a juicy tropical fruit finish and a touch of spice.

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When I started medical transition at 20 years old, it was very difficult to get the care I needed for hormone replacement therapy because there are very few providers trained in starting hormones for trans people, even though it’s very similar to the hormones that we prescribe to women in menopause or cisgender men with low testosterone.

I hope more providers get trained in LGBTQ+ healthcare, so they can support patients along their individual gender journey, and provide the info needed to make informed decisions about their body. I’ve personally seen my trans patients find hope and experience a better quality of life through hormone replacement therapy.

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Descanso Resort swimming pool and lounge area

Descanso Resort, Palm Springs' premier destination for gay men, just received Tripadvisor's highest honor, a Travelers' Choice "Best of the Best" award for 2023. Based on guests' reviews and ratings, fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor's 8 million listings around the world receive the coveted "Best of the Best" designation. Descanso ranked 12th in the top 25 small inns and hotels category in the United States. Quite an accomplishment!

Open less than two years, Descanso Resort offers gay men a relaxing and luxurious boutique hotel experience just minutes away from Palm Springs' buzziest restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping. Descanso has quickly established itself as a top destination for sophisticated gay travelers, earning hundreds of 5-star guest reviews and consistently ranking in Trapadvisor's top positions alongside brother properties Santiago Resort and Twin Palms Resort.

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