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Indian Diaries Pt. 3: Q&A

DRESS: (c/o) Gal Meets Glam/SANDALS: similar here/EARRINGS: Zara, more options here/BANGLES: from Indian market

As I mentioned on Instagram a few weeks ago, I’ve received a ton of questions ranging from India to what lens I use from how I pack to what app I use for my IG Stories, so I thought, “let’s get to it…all of it on the blog today!”

But before I dive in, please know I am not an expert on India nor do I know all the answers or fully understand the creative bursts that make up the wonderment of this culture. I am just happy to highlight + share with you some personal tips from my own experience in India. I hope there’s something you can take away from it, too!

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Cartagena Pt. 2: Q&A

DRESS: Zara (more options here)/EARRINGS: Mercedes Salazar/TOTE

IT’S BEEN A MINUTE.

Like, woah. I know, I know. It’s taken me months to share this post. Blame it on the travels.

In case you missed it, I shared a blog post on where to shoot in Cartagena in March because I received SO many questions about it! (I also published a post about where I stayed in Cartagena here.) Today I’m answering some of your commonly asked questions like best places to eat, shop and stay.

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Islamorada Beauty

BATHING SUIT: Luli Fama in partnership with Zappos

Ah, Islamorada! My favorite destination in the Keys! Nestled between Key Largo and Key West, Islamorada is a quick three-hour drive from West Palm Beach where you will find palms for days and a serene beach front. We stayed at a small resort called The Moorings where we rented a quaint bungalow for the holiday weekend. It came equipped with everything from a brand new full-size kitchen to beach cruisers. And the view?! Don’t even get me started… the second you opened the two french doors, you walked right outside into the most gorgeous beach. I’m already counting down the days until my next visit! If you’re a young couple looking for a romantic getaway or have a small family, the Moorings is the place for you!

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Indian Diaries Pt. 2

(continued from Indian Diaries Pt. 1…)

I arrived to Jaipur one part sad, one part happy. I was sad because I didn’t want to leave Udaipur. However, happy to explore Jaipur – the famous “Pink City” of India.

Our driver, Dev, met us at the Jaipur airport and didn’t say much. He just grabbed our luggage and threw it on the roof of his car (without ties, mind you). “Are you sure our luggage is safe up there,” we asked. “Yes, of course…” Four hundred speedbumps later, a few prayers and a bout of nausea – we made it safely to our new hotel. Yes, it paled in comparison to the unreal Taj Lake Palace (then again, most hotels will do that from now on) but still managed to be a cute, charming and a very suitable option for India. It was called Alsisar Haveli

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Indian Diaries: Pt. 1

DRESS: (c/o) Johanna Ortiz/SANDALS: Topshop

I’ll admit it. When Chelsae Anne (my photographer) asked me to join her + her crew in India during their month-long journey throughout Asia, I said “Chels, you’re crazy…” Only to take a step back and realize this was an opportunity of lifetime. Exhausted from traveling nearly every week the past two months, I put on my big girl pants, called my travel agent while I was in Mexico with my boyfriend and said, “book the ticket.” I didn’t check my bank account. I didn’t think twice about flying halfway across the world by myself. I simply thought, “go.” So, I sourced outfits for what would be one of the most gorgeous places I’ve ever shot at and a week later, found myself en-route to mystical India…

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An Espadrille Escape

ESPADRILLES: (c/o) Marc Fisher LTD

BLOUSE: (c/o) ParkerNY/SKIRT: (c/o) Lovely Pepa Collection/EARRINGS: (sold out) more options here/BAG: Indego Africa

Le sigh… one of the most beautiful spots I found at GoldenEye in Jamaica was this rooftop ledge overlooking the mountains. In the early morning, mist would rise to the top, birds would sing while ocean waves would gently kiss the coastline. Sunrises are my favorite time of the day and I promise you they’re even better in Jamaica! If only I could travel back in time and go back to this very spot – with a cup of fresh Jamaican coffee. Today I’m unpacking, doing laundry and re-packing (yes, re-packing) my very tired suitcase in a pair of leggings that haven’t seen a gym in years and a college t-shirt – with a cup of bland coffee…  

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So Beachy Mon

BIKINI TOP, BIKINI BOTTOMS (sold out): (c/o) Vitamin A, in partnership with Zappos

Hey Mon!

I was in Jamaica, in case you didn’t notice, staying at the most insane luxury eco-resort called GoldenEye. Yes, the same GoldenEye as the James Bond movie.  Ian Fleming, author behind all the James Bond novels, famously used this place as his retreat. Today it’s a hub for writers, artists, creatives or anyone seeking R&R. Safe to say, I was officially on Jamaican time, and although a struggle at first (to be 5 minutes late to everything, that is) I fully adopted to the amazing mindset of, “relax… everything little thing will be alright” by the end of my time there.

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¡Bienvenidos a Cartagena!

DRESS: Revolve/SCARF: (old) H&M – more options here/SLIDES: Zara – more options here/EARRINGS: Oscar de la Renta – more options here

Reporting live from Cartagena, Colombia! I’ve been dying to visit this beautiful city for years… I cannot tell you how happy I am right now to be here. (Pretty sure I said the same thing in Mexico!)

Truth be told, this trip is completely unsponsored…

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