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.
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!
Maybe My Favorite City
After a spontaneous, last minute decision I found myself touching down in London. The last time I was here I was very little, so I didn't remember a lot . I began my day waking up in the small but eclectic room at Soho House in Shoreditch Village. Across the street from Soho House lies an awesome outdoor shopping center, constructed entirely from discarded shipping containers, hosting different retail and food spaces called Box Park. Shoreditch is also well known for its abundance in thrift stores on every conner (as you can imagine, it took me a while to get through there). After my vintage heaven excursion I wandered into the world-famous music store, called Rough Trade Records. It is one of the raddest record labels featuring artists like Adam Green and The Strokes. Later, I made my way towards the center of London where I experienced the grand architecture and art of the British Museum. On Oxford street I stumbled into the amazing Tiger store. It is like an Ikea toy store! It also has a way of convincing you that you desperately need every single piece of merchandise in there. Finally I entered TopShop and immediately got lost (that store is humungo). I ended dinner at the very mysterious Chiltern Firehouse ( I recommend there oysters, crab donuts, and ALL of the desserts).