“A weekend of just beaching,” my mother suggested. Maybe one day we’ll go into the capital, Willemstad, but other than this, it’s relaxing resort time at Santa Barbara Resort in Curaçao. This was a strange concept to me, but I dove into it head first.
I love telling stories visually through great style paired with perfect landscapes and backdrops not just to insight you to “ooh” and “ahh,” but entice you to book that flight and travel to the locales I feature on the blog.
If you know me, you know that swimsuits are my power suits! And I love discovering new swimwear brands. One of my latest obsessions is made by Dawn, a brand that I discovered via instagram. Their soft colours and nature inspired prints enhanced by the beautiful imagery of their lookbooks are what traveling beach babe dreams are made of.
Road-trip aficionados and nostalgic millennial flower children can rejoice! Volkswagen just re-released the cult favorite van after stopping production in Brazil in 2013 due to the vans failure to meet safety regulations (they stopped making them in Germany in 1979). The updated van will be released at the Consumer Electronics Show in January because, get this: It’s going to be electric with a range of 250 miles per charge (there will be gasoline & diesel versions available)! During an announcement earlier this week, much to fans delight, the Volkswagen development chief Hans-Jakob Neusser cited the commitment to a lot of the original aesthetic design features, calling the original “so iconic” that any attempt at a new model would have to have three “very important” design cues: “First the wide, solid, D-Pillar, second the boxy design of the center section and, thirdly, the front end must have a very short overhang. The distance from the A-pillar to the front end must be very short.” It’s going to be produced in Puebla, Mexico. I can definitely see …
There’s nothing like a fun summer weekend in the Hamptons and as those warm days wind down, I know I’ve been blessed with a pretty amazing summer. Here are a few of my iPhone shots from one of those weekends I spent in Southampton with my best friend Sophie and her family while she was shooting her instagram campaign for Mercedes Benz USA.
As we tried Beach Walk, Flower Market and Funfair Evening, Margiela’s little curiosity shop apothecary jars transported me to places past and gorgeous VSCO Cam filtered memories.
It’s no secret to anyone that knows me that I love a good rejuvenating beach vacation. In fact I credit taking that beach attitude with me everywhere I go as my major beauty secret, that and simply, black don’t crack. Really, I even mentioned this in my Avon campaign. This week I shared my Beach Betty secrets with GaloreMag.com. Check it out!
I continue my love affair with Sayulita on the website of one of my favorite travel and fashion magazine founded by a group of London-based wunderkinds, Suitcase. This is definitely one of the most extensive travel guides I’ve done and there’s still tons I’d love to include, like my friends Nick and Alex’s new bar, Liquido on Calle Marlin right off the beach. Lots of my New York friends have told me in the recent years they’d love to join me in Sayulita, and I’m proud to say one of my closest, Jess, is finally going in March. I can’t wait to hear about her experience in my home away from home. Click through to see more of my Sayulita picks! http://suitcasemag.com/2015/02/12/sayulita-mexico-travel-guide/
In a laid back town like Sayulita, surfer-chic rules and eclectic is key. Some of my favorite pieces, from jewelry to art to clothing I’ve found in Sayulita and I’m constantly inspired by the laid back beach style of the people there. Shoes and shirts are optional and natural jewelry compliments beautiful tattoos. There’s a certain natural effortlessness that if you stick around long enough, you start to adopt as well.