A Bathing Suit Beauty

WEARING: L*SPACE bikini top, bikini bottom (Sponsored by Zappos)

Earth to Stephanie!

I just got back from Casa Pombo in beautiful Cartagena, Colombia… Although old and historic, I fell in love with the hotel’s character and charm. Between spiral staircases, tiny doors fit for a hobbit and the little ledge I had to jump over to get to my room every night (sans heels), I feel grateful to call this “work.”

Many of you have asked how I found this place (and some of my most recent destinations). To answer your question, both my photographer and I found this hotel through one of our favorite content creators, @Asiyami_Gold. She’s from Nigeria, Africa and if you don’t already follow her – you should! (Just goes to show how powerful influencers can be! I would have never found this hotel had it not been for her posts…)

The hotel was large and the staff was outstanding. You felt like you were the only one staying there… as if the entire staff was reserved for you and your needs! A feeling both my photographer and I relished considering we’re now back in our tiny apartments in West Palm Beach with no staff to help us pack for our new adventure! #humbling

Every morning in Cartagena, we woke up and shot at the crack of dawn. By the time we got back to our hotel, there were two placemats, two cups of fresh Colombian coffee and two glasses of freshly squeezed orange juice waiting for us… the rest of our mornings were spent editing and strategizing on where to shoot next! Or, hanging out by the pool… which is not such a bad workplace, if you ask me!

I ordered this adorable black bikini from L*Space via Zappos before my trip… it arrived the next day (yay! Love it when that happens… thank you Zappos!) which ended up fitting my petite frame perfectly. The bottoms are very flattering, universal to many body types and great for elongating your legs!

I accessorized it with an old sash to keep hair out of my face (it’s hot in Cartagena!), grabbed the most recent issue of Vanity Fair and my favorite straw hat. If you ever get the chance to visit this hotel, you should definitely take your pictures here!

L*Space happens to be a fantastic swim line that’s very trusted amongst fashion influencers so if you’re in the market for a new one, head over to Zappos! They have a HUGE inventory of L*Space suits + so many more swim brands to choose from (yes, the sell more than shoes – just wait until you see my next bikini from Zappos!) I’ve been ordering shoes + clothing from Zappos for years and can say I’ve never had an issue with them!

Keeping it short n’ sweet today because I have to jump on a plane and head over to my next destination!

As always, click the pink links to shop today’s look from Zappos!

And stay tuned for my next tropical destination… here’s a hint: “Hey Mon! Welcome to…” you get the gist.

Xo, Stephanie

[Chelsae Anne | Photographer]


  • I am in love with all of this! I’ve been looking for some black bikini bottoms like this too, perfect timing 😉 And that scarf tied up in the hair! Oh, so pretty, I’m going to try to pull off one like that! This scenery is absolutely beautiful as well! I’ve definitely added it to my bucket list!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Hello Stephanie!
    I discovered your blog not long ago via Lele Sadoughi (big fan here) and I instantly fell in love with your feminine style and impeccable pictures – also, I am in desperate need of sunshine and your pictures all carry these tropical vibes so well 🙂
    Have you ever done an article on your workouts/healthy habits?
    I think you have a great silhouette and I’d love to know more about how you maintain it!

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