Azulik Tulum.

Photos by Kiara LOOK 1 Lovers & Friends Dress LOOK 2 Majorelle Dress LOOK 3 Lolli Swimsuit, Free People Cover Up, Cluse Watch LOOK 4 Stevie May Dress, Alexa Leigh Necklace LOOK 5 Monica Vinader Earrings LOOK 6 Keepsake The Label Dress LOOK 7 Spell & The Gypsy Collective Skirt

Photos by Kiara

LOOK 1 Lovers & Friends Dress LOOK 2 Majorelle Dress LOOK 3 Lolli Swimsuit, Free People Cover Up, Cluse Watch LOOK 4 Stevie May Dress, Alexa Leigh Necklace LOOK 5 Monica Vinader Earrings LOOK 6 Keepsake The Label Dress LOOK 7 Spell & The Gypsy Collective Skirt

 

I have always been in love with the idea of living on the beach in a treehouse, and for the first two nights on my trip to Tulum, I did! We stayed at the amazing Azulik Hotel, and the setting was incredible. 

Waking up under a thatched roof looking out at the crashing waves of the ocean, hearing the sound of the water & birds as the sun peeks through the windows...it was magical! Walking through the grounds felt like I was in another world...the entire place looked like it had been made from hand, with nets hanging in the restaurant and over the ocean, swings that you could sit on with your feet dangling over the water, it was so cool!

While you feel as though you are so far away from the world while staying at Azulik, the best part about it is that it is actually situated right on the main strip in Tulum where you can step out the front door and have a plethora of restaurants and shops at your fingertips. The food was the only part that wasn't my favourite at the hotel (also, be prepared to be without power or lights, they are an eco friendly hotel and at night it is just candles! There is one plug in each room, but there is no service and you will only find wifi in the common area, so be prepared to chill out and slow down!) so I definitely suggest heading out of the hotel to get your meals.

The only meal I do recommend having at the restaurant is breakfast, though, if you order room service, because they have the most fun way of ordering, and because their breakfast menu is delicious. To order, you have to write your order on a piece of paper, roll it up and put it in a wooden ball that you then drop down a tube at the entrance of your suite - You have to wait to hear a gong and that means it made it to the kitchen! So fun, and so very Swiss Family Robinson . 

xo

Tulum Diary Part 2.

LOOK 1 Cluse Watch LOOK 2 Lovers + Friends Top, Levi's Jeans, Lack of Color Hat LOOK 3 Brunette The Label T's (with Natalie & Dylana, photo by Kiara) LOOK 4 Free People Kimono, Lolli Bathing Suit, Cluse Watch LOOK 5 Tularosa Dress LOOK 6 Beth Richards Bikini LOOK 7 Wildfox Tee LOOK 8 Moeva Bikini LOOK 9 Kore Swim Bathing Suit LOOK 10 Lulus Dress LOOK 10=1 Beth Richards Bathing Suit LOOK 12 Auguste The Label Dress

LOOK 1 Cluse Watch LOOK 2 Lovers + Friends Top, Levi's Jeans, Lack of Color Hat LOOK 3 Brunette The Label T's (with Natalie & Dylana, photo by Kiara) LOOK 4 Free People Kimono, Lolli Bathing Suit, Cluse Watch LOOK 5 Tularosa Dress LOOK 6 Beth Richards Bikini LOOK 7 Wildfox Tee LOOK 8 Moeva Bikini LOOK 9 Kore Swim Bathing Suit LOOK 10 Lulus Dress LOOK 10=1 Beth Richards Bathing Suit LOOK 12 Auguste The Label Dress

 

A few moments from Tulum - We had so much fun exploring on our bikes and stopping by tons of little restaurants & visiting different hotels - there is just so much to see & do there!

Some favourites:

Papaya Playa Project  - This is a super cool hotel, but even if you don't stay here you can sometimes get access to the beach & restaurant which has a great view! They also have parties & Full Moon Parties quite often, so it is a great spot to check out if you want to have fun into the night.

The Beach Hotel - A hotel but again, even if you are not staying, it is a perfect spot to have a bite! (Really yummy fish tacos) Also a nice spot to hang out on a hammock and enjoy the ocean views.

Hartwood - The food here was delicious, and the space was super cool. The menu is written in Spanish but the waiters can speak English if you don't speak the language - They only accept cash though, so make sure to pack your peso's!

Tunich - This is also a hotel, but we enjoyed a really delicious breakfast here (it is right on the main strip so perfect if you are staying close by) they have really excellent coffee and delicious, large portions for breakfast. They also have a super cute house kitty!

Burrito Amor - I am usually a fan of the roadside stalls for tacos, but if you are looking for an easy bite with an English menu, it is super yummy here (they also have great Coconut Coffee) and lots of smoothies and juice to keep you feeling healthy & ready for a day on the beach.

Mayan Ruins - The ruins are really close to town (we rode our bikes) and are super cool to see - They are right on the ocean and when the tide is out, the beach is open to swim in, so pack your suit! They do get super super busy, however, with busloads of people coming in from surrounding areas, and they can be really hot, so get there early for the best experience. They also close at 5pm, so don't plan a sunset visit because they will be closed!

Last time I was in Tulum I decided to visit the Fairmont Mayakoba Hotel which is an hour drive from the city - It is a great way to end your trip if you are heading back to fly out of Cancun as the Mayakoba is totally different from Tulum, and the Fairmont is such a luxurious treat! We stayed at The Fairmont Mayakoba for our last two nights and went into full relaxation getting massages and enjoying our rooftop pool & their beautiful beach - It is a must visit! We even got to have a Chef's Dinner where Executive Chef Demian Cruz prepared local pumpkin (so delicious) and local snapper fish (with a ton of garlic butter sauce, divine) I would recommend getting the Chef's Table, it was so fun to be able to talk to the Chef and learn more about local produce.

Even more coming from Tulum, stay tuned!

xo

 

Mon Guerlain.

 

Guerlain is one of my favourite beauty houses - I had the opportunity to visit their flagship store in Paris and it was so much fun to discover the history of the brand (began in 1828!) seeing & smelling all of the different perfumes and beauty products they have perfected over the years. I also just love that all of their products are created in France using artisan know-how paired with cutting edge technology keeping a bit of history in their beautiful products.

The world of fragrance is a big one, and my personal journey to find that perfect scent has taken me forever...I love to smell natural yet still have a captivating scent that everyone will remember ...Enter Mon Guerlain, the newest fragrance from Guerlain. I am so in love with it! Inspired by one of my all time favourite leading ladies, Angela Jolie, it is a tribute to modern age femininity ; it is strong, free & sensual with rare ingredients like Carla Lavender, Sambac Jasmine, Album Sandalwood & my favourite, Vanilla Tahitensis.

I love that you can wear it day or night, and it is not overpowering, it is just right.

I am also a huge fan of Guerlain bottles...from their bee collection to this new iconic Mon Guerlain bottle, they look so pretty on display

Discover more about Mon Guerlain here 

xo

Hair Care in Tulum.

Photos by Kiara Schwartz with Natalie & Dylana LOOK 1 Zimmermann Top LOOK 2 Lolli Swimsuit LOOK 3 Tularosa Dress LOOK 4 Lovers + Friends Swimsuit

Photos by Kiara Schwartz with Natalie & Dylana
LOOK 1 Zimmermann Top LOOK 2 Lolli Swimsuit LOOK 3 Tularosa Dress LOOK 4 Lovers + Friends Swimsuit

 

I live to travel, but it can really do a number on my hair. Between washing it in different types of water and swimming in the ocean and in pools, it can get super dry (not to mention I colour it and curl it with a hot iron!) 

On my recent trip to Tulum it was all about swimming in the ocean & biking around the city exploring the streets & cenote's, so my hair went through all the extremes.

I always want touchable, healthy beach waves, so I make sure to always pack along the Kérastase Nutritive Magistral collection – ShampooConditionerMasque and Leave-in Crème – to keep my hair hydrated, shiny & soft. I especially love the Masque Magistral, it is a travel and life must! It smells so fantastic too, which is always important for any hair product.

My other Kerastase must have is their Elixir Ultime Bi-Phase Spray Oil - I spray it on after I shower when my hair is wet and pack this with me when I head out to the beach because it is so nice to spray in after swimming, it really helps to tame the frizz and protect your hair from the elements. Then, once your hair is dry it is noticeably shiner & silky - no extra styling needed! I love to spray it in and let my hair dry in a braid, then I have natural, soft, shiny waves.

Learn more about the entire Nutritive collection here.

xo

Tulum Diary Part 1.

LOOK 1: Finders Keepers Dress, LOOK 2 Zimmermann Top, Levi's Shorts, Chloé Bag, LOOK 3 Billabong Swimsuit, Cluse Watch ALL: Teva Sandals

LOOK 1: Finders Keepers Dress, LOOK 2 Zimmermann Top, Levi's Shorts, Chloé Bag, LOOK 3 Billabong Swimsuit, Cluse Watch
ALL: Teva Sandals

Tulum is such a magical place - I had such amazing memories from my last visit, so I was super excited to head back with some of my favourite girls, Kiara, Dylana & Natalie.

It is all about bikes in Tulum - You can bike everywhere! (They often come with your hotel or Airbnb rental, or you can rent them from one of the many bike rentals in the town) and we used our bikes to explore the town of Tulum (so many bright colours & delicious restaurants!) and visit one of the super cool Cenotes in the area, the Crystal Cenote.

I have been to a couple of the Cenotes before, and this one was different than the others (like the Grand Cenote for example which is a popular one to visit) because instead of caves and vines it was much more open - which gave it more of a lake vibe.

It had a diving platform which was so much fun to jump off of (we all wore our Teva sandals for the jump, made climbing out so much easier!), and the water was actually super clear and bright blue and you could see all of the fish swimming in the clear waters - so pretty! It was about a 20 minute bike ride from Tulum (downtown) so definitely a fun one to visit.

I will be sharing so much more from Tulum, stay tuned!

xo