Hard to launch into bathing suits when I've been writing about and thinking about food. However, nothing is more necessary in warm climates then great bathing suits. In fact, you always need one handy. I have been looking for a brand of bathing suits that double as shorts. When I came across Vuori, I found the triple threat: bathing suit, comfy short, and work out short. This company was founded on the Left Coast in the aspirational beach community of Encinitas, CA.  They have designed amazing shorts, but of course have expanded into pants, shorts, and anything else you want. The shorts remain the standouts for me, and they have slowly been displacing my other swimsuits and workout shorts due primarily to style and versatility.