The thoughts and prayers of the Twines & Vines family go out to everyone involved in today’s terrorist attack, the entire city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts. A few of our writers are from the Boston area and I personally have been to several Boston Marathons; this one definitely hits home.
I would like to quote something which a friend and classmate of mine posted today on Facebook regarding the event; Ward Scott is a sophomore at the United States Naval Academy and a proud American.
I normally don’t post about these things, but I felt compelled today. Boston’s a great city full of great Americans and great people.
Just at a time when popular support for the War on Terror is at what seems to be an all time low, this happens.. It’s incredible to see how time and time again, the terrorist for some reason thinks that his tactics of targeting innocent civilians will strike fear in the heart of the American, that his bombing our cities will shake us, will make us weak and prompt us to hide and revert to the pre-WWII isolationism that emboldened Imperial Japan and Nazi-Germany.
But just as Bin Laden learned, these attacks on our innocents do NOT shake us; these attacks do NOT make us weak. Contrary to their incredibly short sighted and historically ignorant strategies, tactics and goals, the United States only comes closer when cowards attack from behind.
Behind Boston, we will stand, and we will make sure that any ass-clown that thinks bombing a street in the US will scare us into isolation learns that you don’t mess with the U.S. I am certain that we as a country and a community will only come closer and rally behind this to ensure that this type of cowardice is wiped from the face of the Earth. I only hope that our leaders – especially our politicians – can do so in a more informed and responsible way than has happened in our past.
God bless the city of Boston… It stands today, and it will stand tomorrow.
*this is my own personal opinion and in no way reflects the opinions of the USN, USMC, or DoD
God Bless Boston and God Bless America.
Sorry I’ve been out for a while, but I’ve got a few good beats to make up for it. First up is Double Cup by Ace Hood. This songs good all day. Check it out.
For you dubstep lovers out there here’s one for you. I never liked any dubstep stuff but something about this song caught my ear. Let us know what you think.
After a few experimental and “rock” tracks released by Cudi, he finally came to his senses and got back to his roots. This was released last night in anticipation for Man on the Moon 3, so its still fresh. Enjoy!
I have a confession. I was trifling through my things getting ready to leave my house for a day trip and came to the realization that I have a serious problem. It’s called monogramitis. This terrible disease is basically the need to monogram everything one owns. From pillow cases to gym shorts to my backpack, I have my initials on practically everything. Not only is monogramitis a personal issue, but it is infectious and has caused many of my friends to start down its dangerous path. It has proven quite difficult for me not to adore things that are specifically mine and cannot be mistaken for anyone else’s so I have decided that, despite how risky this is, I need to share my love of monogrammed items with all of you. I have found Converse shoes, iPhone cases, virtually indestructible “Roadie” cups, and rain boots that can be monogrammed to your liking. (By the way, Vineyard Vines also has phone cases that make me happier than a five-year-old in Disney World.) If monogrammed things aren’t for you, that’s fine too. I discovered some classy knit bow ties to keep you/your guy’s preppy neck warm for the fall and winter and some tacky shorts to watch the London Olympics in. Enjoy!
Send in pictures of your favorite monogrammed item to the Twines & Vines Twitter page and you may be featured on our Instagram!
<3 Stay Preppy
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Here’s one of those summer songs you can cruise to all day with the windows down. This came off the DJ White Owl pt. 203 mixtape. Worth a listen, check it out. Sorry I couldn’t get it on youtube or soundcloud but this’ll have to do. Enjoy!
BIG K.R.I.T & 1982 – TURN IT UP
A friend of mine tipped me off to this kid TRAMA. He’s 17 and is absolutely killin’ it. Check this video, unreal. His debut mixtape comes out in August and you know I’ll keep you posted about it. Spread the word this kid could be huge one day! Here’s the shortlink to the download: http://hu.lk/bnmdy3dv1xj4
If you can’t tell by now, I’m a huge Wiz fan and have followed him since some of his early stuff. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the “Prince of the City” era, he had a much harder style, clearly before he got paid. Here’s some of his early stuff. Give it a try, it’ll grow on you I’m sure.
Independence Day, also know as the 4th of July is only 5 days away. Hopefully, you already have your most American apparel ready but in case you don’t, the staff at Twines & Vines wanted to put together a patriotic apparel guide. You don’t want to end up like the Boss, who a few years ago wore a Ferrari shirt on the 4th, which unbeknownst to him had a tiny Italian flag on the neck. People were not too happy with that move, Boss.
East Coast Lacrosse USA Shooting Shirt – $39.99 – Buy
This one is for the laxrats who love lacrosse just as much as they love America. This shooting shirt from East Coast Lacrosse will keep you cool on and off the field. String up your head with with some Stars n’ Bars Marc Mesh (totally worth the buy) and your ready for some lax. All you need now is W. cheering you on from the sidelines!
Brash Brothers DRINK ‘MERICAN- $25 – Buy
Brash Brothers AMERICAN ALL-OVER – $25 – Buy
Brobible’s new apparel site: Brash Brothers, has come out strong with these two patriotic tanks. Perfect for wearing to the beach during the day, these scream “My Country ‘Tis of Thee Sweet Land of Lets Kill Some Dirty Terrorists.” These are must buy if you find the sleeve monster visiting you often, or if you just love America and having a good time.
Chubbies ‘Merica -$59.50 – Buy
Although these aren’t being shipped till July 25th since the 4th of July stock is already sold out, these American flags shorts from Chubbies are a must for anyone with even an inch of Patriotism. If you can quote Die Hard, you have no reason not to buy these bad boys. Wear them around during the end of July and into August to support team USA in the 2012 Olympics!
Be sure to pick up your America Pride Clothing today, or go back to the Middle East!
Hey everyone! My name is Sarah and this is my first post as the newest T&V girl editor. I’ll be taking you all along with me on my summer adventures on the Cape, in the Hamptons, and anywhere else life takes me. I’m a preppy kid from the north *gasp* who loves Lilly, lacrosse, sailing, and boys in bow ties. I can’t wait to share my music, tastes, and lifestyle with you!
♥ Stay Preppy
BY THE WAY
I realize that there is a new Preppy Handbook called “True Prep” but that is purely incidental and I did not realize that was the name of the sequel until I had already adopted the name but feel free to check it out anyway.