Dearies, this is the third time I have attempted to write this post. Perhaps this attempt will be the charm. Every year, around the time that my boots get damaged by salty slush, I have to scrape the ice off my windshield and my hair turns to icicles if I don’t properly blowdry, I like to write a little ditty about Resort. As a summer baby, I lament the loss of our friend sunshine and wearing too many layers causing my hair to stand up in a static-y frizz.
Snowbirds rejoice! This year, we have many Swim trends to pique our fancy. With bathings suits (like shoes and handbags), you can never-ever-ever have too many. The newest styles are ones that mimic fashion trends so be on the look out for saturated hues, mixing of pattern and textures, bold motifs and retro styles.
January 26, 2013 No Comments
Lord, help meaaah! I’m not good with heat but I will take a scorcher to a blizzard any day. Keeping one’s cool is definitely the goal during these warm summer nights. I take Summer very seriously – like make the most of it, be prepared for any social situation and take advantage of the warm weather to change multiple times in a day.
Remember, I’m the girl whose Resort attire disproportionately rivals her work/casual. Haha. Laughing at my own joke. I do that.
- Never Leave Home Without Your Bikini – As in my mother once said… Actually, she never said that but I always bring a bikini in my purse or wear one under my maxidress on a hot day. You never know if someone is going to invite you to an impromptu pool party, ask to meet you by the beach or you accidentally stumble upon a hottt tub. Think like a Girl Guide.
- Return of the bustier – In an effort to maintain my youthful karma reverting to dressing like a 20 yr old, I am bringing back the bustier, and her cousin the bandeau. My favourite are sweetheart necklines which accentuate your form. These are great for less curvy girls as they add some extra shape. The bandeau is lovely paired with a flowy chiffon maxi skirt — I support this look for ladies with great abs (do it for the rest of us).
- 3pm is Smoothie time – Now that it’s Summer and we’re wearing less clothes, let’s detox and shape up. A seasonal change is the best time to get your cute @ss back to the gym and start eating healthy. They say that it is essential to eat at 3pm to stave off hunger and reduce that dreaded sugar high-low. A refreshing treat is a seasonal fruit smoothie which is filling, nutricious and delicious! Note: I did not say Frappucino with extra whip and caramel.
June 21, 2012 No Comments
A friend once commented, “You are always taking glamourous vacations.” To this I replied, “It’s glamourous vacations ONLY…with fun friends.” Stay-cations are fine if you’re moving or you need an extended period of time to do monotonous errands, but I say book me the next airplane ticket out of here and it better include beach, ocean and caftans.
I am very excited to return to my stomping grounds, my Latino home away from home, South Beach. Over the years, I have accumulated travel compulsions knowledge that have carried me many a Resort season. If only real life could include higher levels of sun and fun, our troubles would melt away like the last ice cube in your salty margarita. Here are some of those pearls of wisdom just in time for vacation season…
April 15, 2012 1 Comment
If there was a type of attire, I would most love to wear year-round it’s definitely Resort. Why, you ask? Well, it would mean perennial vacation on beachy shores in warm climates. Dreamy, right? Hot on the heels of my proclamation that Mallorca is the classier, more stylish sister of Ibiza, I bring you the inside scoop on her well connected, wealthy cousin Marbella. A coastal town situated on the Costa del Sol, Marbella rivals its neighbours in glitz; once known to be Spain’s answer to Monte Carlo, it is an enclave of the rich and chi-chi poo poo, vacation home of movie stars and Arab gajillionaires. Past decades have seen its decline but it is quietly making a comeback as a jetset destination.
While some detractors claim that the beaches are overrun with hen parties and Chavs, the charm of Marbella lies in the maze of shop-lined streets in Old Town, the scenic boardwalk and the local bodegas that serve authentic tapas. Here you will find Spaniards and European visitors alike reclining on bistro chairs, slowly taking in the scenery while sipping on a generous glass of vino blanco. Watch the sun set at the Deportivo Martimo in the many outdoor bars overlooking the bay or listen to the DJ spin chill out mixes at Puro Beach or Nikki Beach.
June 20, 2011 No Comments
The glorious sunshine and warmth of a sunny day has stirred up my love of bathing attire. There are few activities more enjoyable than frolicking in the water and digging your toes into a sandy beach dressed in the most glamourous of bikinis. Pina colada, por favor.
While it is easy to continually accumulate a destination wardrobe, I suggest you pick up a new swimsuit and retire an old one. Don’t fret. She has had the time of her life - her colours are faded from sun-soaked days and her strings have lost their elasticity from dips in the salty ocean. Her life flashes before her similar to a montage sequence a la From Here to Eternity. If you love her, let her go.
To ease the pain of your loss, I have compiled the best of Swimwear. There are a plethora of new styling options and the return of the very retro Swimdress. More modest than a string bikini, many designers are showing a modern take on swim with plunging sweetheart necklines and hipster bottoms. Very G-L-A-M-O-U-R-O-U-S! (Canadian spelling)
April 27, 2011 No Comments
‘Tis a depressing day outside. But alas, as a cup half full optimist, I foresee the rain giving bloom to a brilliant spring garden. Even though it’s frigid outside, I still make the effort to keep up a bright pedicure. The lady at the salon commented on my frequent visits: “Are you going away? Do you have a party?” The answer to which is no and no but if I ever need to remove my socks to try on shoes, you will be enamoured with my China Glaze Ruby Red Slipper toes. She said most women only come in the warm weather. Um, Lame-town! (recently developped cousin of Crazytown)
Well, my dearies, I am about to change all that with my Summer preview - The LC’s Guide to the BEST sandals and espadrilles.
March 5, 2011 1 Comment