Posts Tagged with “Vacation”
Happy New Year! Emilio Pucci Printed Turquoise Bikini for Vacation – Quite possibly the perfect turquoise bikini to match the blue skies of the place where you will take your vacation this January or February. I love the print of Pucci and the feeling of resort. Think of yourself wearing this bikini with your Ippolita turquoise gemstone bangles, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, jewelry tattoos, a floppy straw hat, and your Valentino sandals and you are ready to take on Jamaica, St. Barths, Hawaii, Tulum, or Punta Mita.
Tulum Beach Vacation for the Holidays. If you are thinking about going to Tulum, Mexico which is right outside of Cancun Mexico this resort season on vacation there are some things you should know before going. We really loved our trip and stayed at a VRBO where we ended up on a beautiful private beach with 3 homes on it. We went with family and really enjoyed the time together on our private beach. As much as I loved our private beach there are items that people should note when renting a home on VRBO sites from private homeowners.
Here is a list of items that I would think about when renting a home from a VRBO – Vacation Rental By Owner Site in the future:
1. See if the owner will take 50% of payment up front like a hotel and you pay the rest 25% during the middle of your stay and 25% at the end. This way you can control what happens during your stay if things aren’t going as planned.
2. If they say you have full time help or a full service VRBO on site that you pay for – make sure to be very specific – ask what the hourly rate is for the cook or cleaner if you actually have one and what they can make for you to eat. You don’t want to get there expecting hotel quality service if there is only a caretaker on site and the market is 20 miles away.
3. Ask if there are people you can speak to who have stayed there in the past either through email or phone.
4. Research the area where you will be staying and read Tripadvisor to find out what other people say about the area to find out about items such as excessive bug bites, septic tank systems, and general conditions of roads.
5. Find out what the local areas definition of Eco Reserve means – does that mean there is no flushing of toilet paper down the toilets, generators that run the electricity on the property, no air conditioning?
6. How many people have complained about the same items in the same area so you can prepare ie/ road conditions or bugs
These are just a few of the tips. We personally had a great time, but did learn a few very important lessons on our trip and will plan differently when taking a vacation outside the US at a VRBO in the future.
Holiday essentials that you will need if traveling to Tulum Mexico will include: Linda Farrow Sunglasses, Jewelry Tattoos so that you don’t have to bring your real gold or diamond jewelry, all cotton clothing, lots of sunscreen, bug repellant, cortison cream for bug bites, benadryl for bug bites, all cotton dresses and tops so that you don’t have to worry about getting too hot, waterproof mascara, hair elastics, portable speakers for your iPhone music, a Kindle full of books, music downloaded in advance, Havaianas or another brand of rubber flip flops and or Birkenstocks, snorkels, sunscreen shirt, goggles, beach coverups, a polaroid camera or your good camera, and a few good sunhats. There is no need for silk tops, silk dresses, closed toe shoes, boots, or make up. It will be hot in Tulum and the roads are not kind to nice shoes. Shoes you don’t need in Tulum include the bow pumps from KG that Asos.com has in stock right now that you can buy for New Year’s Eve or Christian Louboutin nude pumps from Bergdorf Goodman.
Definitely visit the Mayan Ruins, go snorkeling in a Cenotes, and Kayak to a reef while in Tulum.
Restaurants, stores, and hotels you must visit in Tulum include: Gitano, Hemingways, Coqui Coqui, Jose Tulum, Blackbird, Hartwood, Be Tulum Hotel, El Tablano, La Onda brick oven pizza, Ana y Jose, and Yaan Wellness center for daily Yoga.
What they need in Tulum: A juice bar like Kreation or Pressed Juicery and an ice cream place like Sweet Rose Creamery. They also need less of a cash only policy because there were a few times where I walked out of places when I did not have cash. They had cute jewelry at Blackbird, but their cash only policy and a lack of an available atm near me caused me to put down the purchase. That is just my opinion of course. Irene Neuwirth my favorite jewelry designer was there around Thanksgiving and blogger Manrepeller was in Tulum the same week we were there.
Summer Wishlist – What I want now. Today I decided to make a summer wishlist because there are just days when you need a little retail therapy. When you are dreaming about a vacation and have a little bit of wanderlust on your mind, you can always travel through your imagination when you have the right pieces to wear. You can just put on a great jacket and take yourself to a place you don’t normally go to in your city and play tourist. Sling a great bag over your shoulders and pretend you are on vacation. I love what I found for my staycation. What do you think?
Beyonce’s Muscle Tee from European VacationÂ Â – Beyonce loved her family vacation with Blue Ivy and hubby Jay Z on their private yacht through Europe on the Mediterranean sea stopping in Italy and a few other European countries that she posted some great looking artistic photos wearing a new favorite muscle tee with a tiger with an open mouth.
Just got an email from a reader about the turquoise bikini Kim Kardashian was seen wearing recently on vacation. We found the turquoise bikini with gold beads for you and they are by Beach Bunny Swimwear. No surprise since Kim Kardashian was hired by them to wear their swimwear in the past, she may have a new deal with them. The turquoise does look great on her tanned skin though.
Looking for a new spring bag for your winter vacation somewhere warm in January? Think about getting a gorgeous white tote bag from Gucci like the Soho medium Boston bag. Since I am not the biggest fan of the GG logo on all of their bags, I was happy to find this pebbled white leather top handle bag with very little extra detail on the bag. In its simplicity Gucci has created a bag that is made of exquisite leather made in Italy with subtle golden hardware and secure zip top.
You can definitely take this one bag from airport to dinner on your resort vacation without a second thought. The straight stitching on the front of the bag is all the detail you need for this elegant bag. Imagine the bag with your Jimmy Choo patent nude wedges and white bikini with beach cover up. You will be all set for sunset cocktails by the pool at your hotel. However you carry this bag, it will definitely compliment whatever you happen to be wearing.
All the celebrities are either in Hawaii or Miami right now warming up while the rest of us are freezing in the cold. Get away with some last minute special rates either to your favorite destination for skiing, shopping, or get on the beach now.
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While the rest of the country is in a deep freeze, Hawaii is the only place that is warm at the moment. After a power outage that left even Obama out of electricity, things are back to normal in Honolulu and surrounding islands and the celebrities have flocked to Hawaii to get away from the frozen temps in Hollywood.
Nicole Richie was spotted on the beach in Hawaii wearing an itsy bitsy teeny weeny red bikini.
I just bought myself a white bikini for my next warm weather jaunt.
Here are some picks for those of you headed on a resort trip in January and February.
Click the photos to shop now. Get your bikini looks before they sell out. Before you know it, it will be warm again.
This is a totally easy and sexy look for your warm vacation in January. It has pockets and can be worn with a long chain and flip flops or high heeled Christian Louboutins. I just love this simple look on a balmy summer night.