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Careyes


I might as well have gone to heaven...

I was able to go travel to Costa Careyes, Mexico, and I might as well have gone to heaven. The tropical flora, beautiful vistas, and brightly painted, Mediterranean-style casitas were all snapshots of my dream home. Everything was complimented by wicker, palapa roofs, open spaces, and surfaces that invited you to walk around barefoot. There were organic elements abound, and you were never a far walk from the water. The pool overlooking the Pacific ocean was so beautiful that at first glance didn't seem real.   

Fashion: With places like Mexico, where you know you'll be in a bathing suit all day, the two main items I like to pack are pareos and hats. That is my summer uniform. Pareos are great because they serve multiple purposes. You can wear them as a skirt, a cover up, a top, and more. For example, you can wear the pareo as a skirt to the beach and then tie it up as a dress for lunch. Dresses are another easy item to wear over bikinis. Below I am wearing a black spaghetti dress that to my surprise fit in perfectly with the plants of Careyes. 
 

 

Day Trip to Saint Tropez


This town made me want to move to the south of france immediately...

I just got back for my first Cannes Film Festival. Cannes was nothing but over-the-top elegance and glamour. In the middle of the week my sister and I decided to escape to explore the beauty of the South of France. We decided on Saint Tropez. This town made me want to move to a little town in Europe by the ocean immediately. The town was so cute, and actually reminded me a little bit of Charleston with the colored buildings and shutters. In my eyes, everything in this town was perfect. The ocean breeze kissed lightly as I ate my baguette sandwich (how is the bread so good?). As I walked around town a group of elderly ladies were making flower crowns and bouquets, which caused my heart to melt for a second. All of the stores smelled delightfully of candles and home goods and the colors combinations of the shutters, doors, and beams played off of each other perfectly.

On our way back to Cannes, we stopped at a farm to pick some strawberries. This little farm on the side of the road was just what we were looking for. It is hard to find places like this in the States. Instead of going to a farmers market every Sunday, locals come here to hand pick their own fruit, lettuce, and vegetables for the week, which is how I would love to live. You see exactly where your food is coming from, you are supporting your local small-town farmers, and you get to hand-pick everything yourself. I mean come on, what is better than that?!

P.S. These strawberries were the most delicious strawberries I have ever tasted. They were so sweet and juicy that I didn't even think about dipping them in chocolate, which I do pretty much every time I eat strawberries. 

Fashion: I'm wearing printed pants from Zara, which I think are going to be a huge trend this summer, (these pants perfectly hug your body just the way all pants should), a white cotton t-shirt that I tied in a knot to cool down from the heat, and gold slip-ons. I am absolutely loving these slip-ons. I now want to buy them in every color. They are so easy and comfortable; you can wear them with dresses, shorts, and pants while still looking effortlessly chic and, most importantly, comfortable!

 

Versailles


Absolutely Breathtaking...

This place is absolutely breathtaking; every inch of it seems to be bedecked with layers of gilded gold. It is the embodiment of the word luxury. It is truly impossible to comprehend the scale of the magnificence until you have seen it first hand. The garden seems as it never ends, sprawling out in all directions, and peppered with mazes and secret passages. Strolling around, smelling the flowers, it is so serene that you can see why the French royalty constructed such an opulent getaway. At one point my sisters and I closed our eyes and pretended we were Marie Antoinette and her attendant maids walking around in layers of silk and lace, everything that accompanied her over-the-topflowing dresses. What a playground she had! And with the rest of France starving, you can see how she and her husband, Louis XVI sowed the seeds of their own destruction. 

There were six installations installed by controversial artist Anish Kapoor, and my favorite one was a gigantic red box that looked a bit like a speaker. Kapoor explains it as a 'Sectional Body Preparing for Monadic Singularity (whatever that means). 

When I travel I like to pack  very light, a trait that my mom drilled into me as a child. As we are a family of six, traveling light was somewhat of a necessity as we made our annual transatlantic journies to Spain. To this day I will do anything in my power to ensure that I do not check a bag. I also love to do my shopping abroad, so for this trip I literally only brought this one outfit you see in my London post. That was it. I even had to borrow pajamas from my sisters. So reusing the same things is a must. In this post I am wearing the same Top Shop dress from my last post, except I have layered it with a Primark blue sweater tied in a knot. The great aspect about traveling is that your constantly surrounded by strangers, so no one knows if you outfit repeat except for the people your traveling with, which in this case are my sisters, so I couldn't care less.