Camping Guide

Welcome to Camp Aerie! This spring is all about taking a break to unplug, get outside and camp (ok let’s be real… GLAMP) at the first rays of sunshine. Inspired by our trip to Lake Tahoe for our photoshoot, we brought all of our camping tips together—from destination ideas to packing tips to power snacks. It’s all for YOU, happy campers!

Camping Guide

Show this camp what’s up with our newest spring loves!

What to pack:

Don’t forget the camping essentials:

  • Lantern
  • Binoculars
  • Map
  • Cooler for food
  • Tent and tent stakes
  • Sleeping bag (make sure it’s fit for the temps!)
  • Sunscreen
  • Whistlewhere_to_go

Camping GuideWe headed to Lake Tahoe to bring Camp Aerie to life, but there are tons of amazing places for you to unplug and unwind. Here are a few camper-friendly areas we recommend across the US:

  1. Lake Tahoe in California: From skiing and snowshoeing in the winter to hiking and scuba-diving in the summer, Tahoe has fun all year round.
  2. Arches National Park in Utah: If you love backpacking, amazing sights and all the photo ops you could ever want, this Insta-worthy park is for you.
  3. Olympic National Park in Washington: Whale watching? Check. Hiking? Check. Beautiful green forests? Check check and check! This park has a little bit of something for everyone.
  4. Assateague Island in Maryland: This one is for the animal lover. Kayak along the island to see tons of wildlife, including herds of wild horses that live near the shores.
  5. Acadia National Park in Maine: This park is the first place in the US to see the sunrise. If you’re an early riser, you won’t want to miss it!

No matter where you go, be safe!

  • When you’re picking out your camping spot, be sure to find someplace dry, flat and clean.
  • Use the buddy system! Never hike alone and keep an emergency whistle on you at all times.
  • Before you hit the sleeping bag, make sure your fire is completely out and all food is put away.
  • When going to any park—especially a national park—be sure to follow park rules while you’re there to keep our national parks natural and beautiful.

Camping GuideCamping GuideS’more fun? Yes please. Put a new spin on a classic fave with this trail mix. It’s a must for your next hike!

S’mores Trail Mix
WHAT YOU NEED:
  • 5 cups Golden Grahams cereal (reserve 1 cup for later)
  • 3 cups Chex cereal
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (reserve 1/2 cup for later)
  • 1 3/4 cups mini marshmallows (reserve 3/4 cup for later)
WHAT TO DO:
  1. In a large bowl, combine 4 cups Golden Graham cereal and 3 cups Chex cereal.
  2. Combine peanut butter and 1 cup of chocolate chips in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave until creamy, stirring every 30 seconds.
  3. Add 1 cup of mini marshmallows to the chocolate peanut butter mix and stir to combine.
  4. Pour mixture over cereal and stir until cereal is coated.
  5. Slowly pour powdered sugar over covered cereal. Mix until cereal is fully coated.
  6. Pour mixture into a separate large bowl and mix in remaining chocolate chips, mini marshmallows and Golden Grahams cereal.
  7. Place into a small sandwich bag for easy transportation.
  8. Enjoy!

Camping GuideAlong with our trail mix, we packed a cooler full of camp-worthy food. Here’s some tips to spice up your camp menu!

  • Paper bag bacon and eggs. Trust us. For an easy take on breakfast, line a brown paper bag with bacon to create a “nest” and crack in some eggs. Close the bag and roast it over a fire grate for ten minutes or until cooked through.TIP: Save the plate and eat it right out of the bag!
  • Keep it classic and roast hot dogs! Forgot your roasting sticks? Find some thin, long sticks and sharpen to a point. Burn the ends to sanitize and you’re good to get cooking.
  • Freeze your water bottles ahead of time. Use the frozen bottles in place of ice in your cooler. Once they thaw, use the water to drink or freshen up!
  • Pack granola or protein bars for some on-the-go snacks that will keep your energy levels high. Fresh fruit like apples, bananas and oranges are some of our top picks that come in their own bio-degradable “packaging.”

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Camping Guide

Retreat Yoga with Erin, Aerie Stylist 

For more practiced yogis, use Erin’s flow as a guide to wake up and start your day.

Before you start, set an intention for your practice. Allow yourself to be present and feel like your truest, most authentic self. Put away any expectations you may have for today, and take a moment to appreciate yourself for showing up and appreciate your body for being here.

Start in a seated position and lengthen up through your spine. Slowly turn your head to one side, then the other. Move to hands and knees, and move through a few rounds of cat/cow. Add a few hip circles.

Open up to your first downward dog. Then, lift your right leg and move into a 3 legged dog. Stretch your right leg forward into a low lunge, and lift up into cactus arms. Put your right leg back, and repeat on the left side. Move through 3 rounds of Sun As. Move through 3 rounds of Sun Bs, adding a balancing half moon on each side.

Move into warrior 1. Open up to warrior 2. Reverse your warrior. Next, move into side angle pose. Reverse your warrior and move through a vinyasa. Repeat 1 more time on the right, then 2 times on the left.

Sit back into utkatasana an open into a twist on the right side. Move through center and open to a twist on the left side. Next, move through a vinyasa and open up to warrior 1. Then, move into humble warrior. Open up to warrior 2, into Triangle pose and then move back into warrior 2.

Move into archers pose and hold for 3 breaths. Then, land back in warrior 2. Open up into goddess pose. Forward fold. Then, repeat 1 more time on the right, then 2 times on the left. Next, move to Eagle. and move your elbow to knee 3 times. Then, leg raise, twist, center, open knee and opposite arm, move back to center, then to airplane, twisting half moon, then tree pose—first on the right, next on the left.

Lay on your stomach on your mat and open up for 3 belly backbends. 2 can be bow pose. Move onto your back and open up for 3 backbends, bridge or wheel. Then, lay on your back with the soles of your feet touching for supta baddha konasana. Move into your inversion of choice, or put hips on a block. Then, move the block up your back for fish pose.

Slowly move into pigeon pose, first on the right, next on the left. Come to a seated position on your mat, and stretch your legs out for double leg extension, first on the right, next on the left. Lay down on your mat for happy baby. Let your knees fall to the left and twist to the right. Flip your knees and repeat on the left side.

Savasana.

Namaste!

Camping GuideWhat are your go-to camping tips? Comment below and tell us!

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Summertime = Yoga Time!

#AerieREAL girls brought their sunshine & Chill. Play. Move. style to NYC last week & flowed right into summertime at Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga. See how we spent the longest and sunniest day of the year!

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Summertime = Yoga Time!

#AerieREAL girls came out in full force to ring in summertime.

Summertime = Yoga Time!

A little morning rain couldn’t stop Cassey Ho of Blogilates! She kicked off the day with a 100 squat challenge.

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Thousands of yogis came to hang at our tent in Yoga Village to recharge and find their #AerieREAL aura at our photobooth.

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Yoga Vida Co-Founder, Hilaria Baldwin, hosted an #AerieREAL talk focused on her experience with yoga and how it changed her sense of self.

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Aerie and AE Senior Manager of Digital Creative, Catherine Gignac, also happens to be the best booty-kicking yoga teacher we know! She joined us for the second year to lead an #AerieREAL Empowered Flow class.

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Peace, love and side plank with Aerie Senior Manager of Styling, Erin Collins-Rittling!

Summertime = Yoga Time!

#AerieREAL Role Model and gold medal gymnast, Aly Raisman, started the afternoon with an #AerieREAL talk and 3-minute meditation.

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Iskra kept the #AerieREAL love going and challenged the audience to take part in her mirror challenge.

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Get thousands of yogis to meditate in the middle of Times Square? Our stylist does it all!

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Kickboxer and celebrity trainer, Kendra Smith, geared up for her kickboxing segment!

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Summertime = Yoga Time!

Nama-stay #AerieREAL!

Looking to shop our Chill. Play. Move collection? Check some of our faves out here!

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DIY Yoga Mat Holder

Summertime is ALL about relaxation. You don’t need a vacay to get away—get a reminder to get your flow on with a pretty holder for your yoga mat! Zen up your meditation area with this cute shelf that doubles as a storage spot for your mat.

DIY Yoga Mat Holder

Here’s how:

  1. Start with a simple shelf that goes right onto the wall.
  2. Using a drill, make four holes in the shelf: two on one side and two on the other.
  3. Cut two equal lengths of rope, 20 inches each.DIY Yoga Mat HolderDIY Yoga Mat Holder
  4. Glue the ends of each strand to keep them from fraying.
  5. Thread the ropes through the top of the shelf, knotting at the ends.DIY Yoga Mat HolderDIY Yoga Mat Holder
  6. Hang your shelf in your go-to mediation spot.
  7. Top with plants, books or your an essential oil diffuser.
  8. Place your yoga mat through the hanging loops.
  9. Namaste!DIY Yoga Mat Holder

Want more of our DIYs? Check out some of our faves now!

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Aerie x Darling Retreat

We partnered with Darling Magazine to bring a strong group of #AerieREAL women together for a weekend full of self-discovery and inspiration. For 3 days, 21 women from all over the world shared their stories and bonded through group workshops, family-style dinners and adventures to the beach. We talked, we laughed, we cried… and the love was REAL!

Aerie x Darling Retreat

Aerie x Darling Retreat

We started each day with a little flow and a lot of fuel. At morning yoga, we set an intention for our practice: clearing our heads, finding balance, dedicating the time to someone or something. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you find a little peace of mind, and yoga was a great way to kick off days full of conversation and self-reflection.

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“The power of women brought together to simply love and be… two words: pure magic. Find your girls and love them hard.” – Alexis Jones, founder of two powerful movements: I Am That Girl and Protect Her.

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Fall was right on time for this cozy weekend. We snuggled up for daytime workshops focused on identity, positive self-talk, intuition and belief systems.

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“If you’re currently struggling with something, look back and try to find where that fear originated from. If you can recognize it, you can OWN it, and you can rise above it.” – Cassey Ho, aka @blogilates, creator of POP Pilates and PIIT28.

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So much love for these Darling and #AerieREAL ladies!

Aerie x Darling Retreat Aerie x Darling Retreat

Aerie x Darling Retreat

“So much can change in a year friends. In a CONVERSATION. In a moment. We are all changing and learning and becoming. And the journey is long, and hard… and painful. But above all, it is BEAUTIFUL. It is redeeming. And it (and YOU!) are WORTH IT.” – Blogger Alex Michael May

Aerie x Darling Retreat

Aerie x Darling Retreat

We are filled with gratitude for this amazing group of women, and hope for what we have the power to accomplish together. Want to recreate your own retreat? Get your friends together and get talking. Together we can all make the world a better and brighter place.

Aerie x Darling Retreat

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Celebrate Solstice In Store!

Can’t make it to Aerie x Solstice in Times Square? That doesn’t mean you have to miss out! We are having yoga in select stores on the summer solstice on Saturday, June 24th.

Celebrate Solstice In Store!

Enjoy a FREE 1-hour yoga class at your local store or mall followed by a shopping party and light refreshments (details vary by store). Be sure to contact your local Aerie store to get the deets on their event!

Celebrate Solstice In Store!

Check out our Facebook to see if there’s an event happening near you! Celebrate solstice in your nearest Aerie store. Want to start shopping now? Shop this look here.

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DIY Yoga Mat Spray

Keep your workout gear clean with our DIY yoga mat spray! Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic, and lavender oil is a known aromatic used to relieve tension and calm nerves. When combined, the two create a safe and clean spray that will keep your mat clean and your mind clear! Read on to see how to make your own DIY yoga mat spray.

DIY Yoga Mat Spray

DIY Yoga Mat Spray

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Small spray bottle
  • Pure tea tree oil
  • Pure lavender essential oil
  • Spring water

DIY Yoga Mat Spray

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Fill the small spray bottle with spring water.
  2. Add two drops of tea tree oil and one drop of lavender oil.
  3. Shake the bottle to mix ingredients.
  4. Before and after yoga class, spray your mat with the mixture.DIY Yoga Mat Spray
  5. Once sprayed, wipe down with a clean cloth.
  6. Keep the bottle in your gym bag so it’s readily available.
  7. Namaste all day!

What’s your must-have for yoga class? Comment below and tell us!

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