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The cutest hottub in the world!

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I just discovered the Dutchtub in an interiors magazine and thought you might like to see it – and add it to the list of items for your fantasy mountain chalet.

It looks a bit like a giant teacup and is a hot tub with a wood-burning fire attached to it.  It takes a couple of hours to heat up, uses two bags of wood per use and doesn’t need to be near an electricity supply. It also comes in loads of colours and has a matching cover to keep the cold out.

In the UK a Dutchtub costs around £3000 but you can hire them for special events and they’re available worldwide.

Sale on at Eka

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Eka – the fairtrade headwear company run by British snowboarder Gilly Seagrave – has a pretty healthy sale on. There are hats, headbands, mittens, laptop cases, iPod cases and other accessories in loads of colours and designs. Postage is worldwide and really reasonable too.

Visit www.ekawear.com

Vans up for London Fashion Awards

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Vans London have been nominated in the best streetwear category of the inaugural London Fashion Awards.

Our mates at Blueskin (who also make our powderroom.net t-shirts) have also been nominated in the Urban category.

There are 16 categories and winners are being chosen in a public online vote. You can cast your vote by visiting www.LondonFashionAwards.com

Win a French beach home with Quiksilver

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Quilsilver are running a contest to win a year lease of a beach-front apartment in Capbreton, south west France.

The prize also includes a Fiat car, surfboard, plasma tv, Xbox 360, laptop, wetsuit and a wardrobe full of Quiksilver or Roxy clothing.

To enter visit www.quiksilver.com before March 14.

EESA winter website now live

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abscond.jpgEESA kooky mail sending base layer company has just launched their new site for the 07/08 season.

A big fan of my Rucker top from last year, and their socks too…I will be placing an order soon to make sure i get what I want before its all gone.

The range has expanded greatly with some nice stuff for us ladies…

I have my eye on the Abscond henley…

Tips for storing your board over the summer

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For those of us that are in the northern hemisphere, snowboarding season is still a bit far off. Instead of just throwing your board in the back of the closet or under the bed, there are some simple things you can do to make sure it will be in tip-top shape and ready to go once winter arrives.

1. Basic tune and wax

This would be the perfect time to get an end-of-the season tune and wax for about US$20 at your local board shop. They will remove any dirt and muck on your board. Besides, it’s better to do it now than wait until the beginning of the season when there’s a mad dash for the store.

2. Clean at home