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Travel Swellness: Chic beach getaways

Beach essentials

Sun and sand in your schedule? Just some of my essentials for a beach getaway:

  • Cute cheap-and-chic bikini. So many inexpensive options if you can get away with a string bikini style from shops including Asos (like the one pictured here), Walmart (I have a few from this big box store — you can get one for $12!) and Topshop.
  • Sunscreen. My routine: use an SPF moisturizer (Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration has a lovely coconutty scent and provides great hydration) post-morning shower, and then I throw a continuous spray sunscreen into my beach tote for quick reapplications throughout the day.
  • Flip flops. Just picked up new Havaianas (they truly do feel better on your feet than the cheaper flip flops on the market), but I’m coveting these ones, too.
  • iPad. Yes, I’ve been scolded to get offline when on vacay…but I think I’d just be more anxious. (OK, perhaps it’s time for another digital detox to relearn a few things!)

Still in the planning stages for your vacay? I know I’m always planning my next trip! Be sure to check out the four incredible  Caribbean boutique properties featured over on ElleCanada.com. (If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Twitter over the last few months and were wondering what lovely locales I was at, you’ll find your answer in the article.) I still dream of being back at any one of these destinations on a daily basis! Can you blame me? Check out this breathtaking view…

Pool in Riviera Maya


Leave a Comment May 28, 2013

Topshop stop


So it only took me, like, forevah, to finally check out Jonathan + Olivia in Toronto. But it was on purpose. My own version of financial planning–by avoiding shopping temptation, my savings remain stable. Smart, right?

But now that’s all gone to (bleep!).

Dropped in last night to check out new arrival of pieces from Topman, Topshop and Kate Moss for Topshop.

And now I’ve got a mental shopping list going, which includes what I believe is a green version of these super cute sequin shorts ($130) . (Where would I wear them? I dunno! But sequins and me, I swear it’s like a moth to a flame).

(But the feather number above, $250, is most definitely not on my shopping list–after popping into J+O, I went to a screening of Black Swan, and no black feathers for me, thank you very much–go see it and you’ll get what I mean).

But what is covet-worthy besides those shorts? The Top Shop makeup–yes, it’s been around in the U.S. for ages but this is the first time it’s available in Canada. I haven’t tried it out yet but this blush in Flush ($14) has Health & Swellness’s name all over it.

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