endless summer

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american apparel hat, rayban aviators, lf stores top, urban outfitters sandals

It's interesting I thought I'd be homesick and now that I'm back I'm wishing I had an extra day to relive such an awesome trip. Some of my highlights I had was dining at Nobu then walking up to club Aura, which sadly I didn't have any photo's to capture my favorite night here. Thursday was their best night since a bunch of locals hosted the party and my best friend Veuve Cliquot felt like it was on tap at the table. I cannot stress how much fun this place is, almost reminding me of Vegas. Staying for such a long period of time in the resort it begins to feel like you're on a cruise where faces become familiar-- since it's big but really small at the same time. Oh and I played roulette and black jack for the very first time. I'm not a big gambler but I did win $15! (I only bought in $15 :P) Haha but it was a great trip and sad it ended so soon. I like the feeling of not knowing what the date is because time flew by so fast. If you make your way out here be sure to check out the other resorts like Compass Beach Resort (above), Bob Marley's Resort and my favorite- One and Only, Ocean Club. That's where I want to stay next time I come back!

that's where you need to go

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b swim monokini, rayban sunglasses, steve madden shoes

We decided to come back to Cain again since Friday's are apparently the best time to come. The eye candy, music and vibe was so much fun. As I've said many times before- I love love love day time parties. And just when I thought I got enough wears on this bathing suit since it does have a lot of mileage, I was happy since it forced me to stay away from the sun since I was afraid my tan line would look crazy. By this point, I was looking a little too dark where my gf's mistakened the contrast of my tan to my bare bottom as underwear.

the idea charmed me

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american apparel bikini, rayban sunglasses

Staying at The Cove inside the Atlantis has it's perks, which of course mine was the pool- Cain, that's exclusive to only adult guests. I could lay on the beach all day but it was nice to relax on the daybeds and listen to music and have a party feel. It's no surprise this spot was one of my favorite places at the resort that we came back twice in our trip. Out of all my swimwear, this has to be my best bikini contender and was so happy to find the top at American Apparel. It's a little complicated to put on but I love the double strings on the side and the coral color just screamed fun. I haven't worn a high waisted bottom since my trip to Mazatlan and thought the grid print looked cool.

this is perfectly normal

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hm top, bluette romper shorts, american apparel hat, steve madden shoes

My tan was in full effect by day one and I was borderline scared that I would be burnt by the end of the week since I got dark so fast. I'm telling you-- Australian Gold does wonders. We were so lucky the weather was perfect since we assumed after the hurricane and reports it would be rainy-- but we had clear blue skies in the day and warm nights for the whole trip! :)

it was a considerable distance

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leap of faith waterslide, the beach, & senor frogs

The Atlantis really lived up to it's standards and almost reminded me of a family vacation I went to at Hyatt Regency Waikoloa in the Big Island of Hawaii when I was ten. I think it's now called the Hilton Waikoloa Village now? But anyway, I think it was the Aquaventure water park that reminded me of being a kid again. This place has so much to offer and my hesitancy to stay for a full week completely dissipated after discovering all the things I wanted to do during my stay. The Marine Life exhibits at The Dig were amazing and as a connoisseur when it comes to beaches- the Bahamas has some of the best crystal clear turquoise waters and white powdery sands that I have ever seen. For once I didn't mind exploring "touristy" spots and a friend really wanted to go to Senor Frogs-- which personally is not my speed but I did have my first silly yard cup drink and ordered a sex on the beach-- an old beverage I used to get when I was like 21 and haven't consumed one since then. Overall it was very entertaining and we had a good time.

destination: bahamas!

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lf car mar jeans, aritzia wilfred tank, hm scarf, michael kors watch, marc by marc jacobs bag

For long trips I like to dress as comfortably as possible so these jeggings were perfect to wear for our red eye flight. Luckily I slept through the whole way since the duration to get to Nassau was longer than I expected-- especially with a stop over in Fort Lauderdale and the time difference combined. Anyway, we arrived to 90 degree weather and to a beautiful resort and it was good practice to be away from my cell phone/internet for a whole week straight.

i know this feeling all too intimately

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what's in my luggage

I'm leaving to the Bahamas today and I've been anxious for this trip all week. Partly because this location isn't even on my top 10 list of places I want to visit in my lifetime so I really am going in with no agenda and no expectations which might be a pretty cool experience. This is also the first time I'm going somewhere brand new- overseas, so packing was a tad tricky since I have no idea what it's like and I don't remember the last time I've been away from home for seven days straight. I wanted to make sure I was prepared for all occasions so I had to get organized since I like to travel as light as possible but that was a bit of challenge so this is what I decided to bring just in case..

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my outfits for the week

My girlfriends chose this destination and rave about the Atlantis. I've watched an episode of this resort on the Travel Channel in Dubai and it seemed sweet so with 7 girls it could be a ton of fun. I can't figure out what's making me so uneasy though since this actually should feel natural since I've got the airport routine down to a T.. but maybe the thought of being on a plane again haunts me since last week there was so much turbulence I felt like I was going to die-- and that was a much shorter flight!

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LF milau top, zara belt, bayo shorts, steve madden shoes, ferragamo bag

Anyway, I went shopping downtown the other day for things on my trip but I came out with 2 fur coats, a watch I already owned but lost, these shoes above that were on sale and some toiletries. Most are irrelevant to use in the Bahamas but I guess I'll just re wear stuff I have in my closet. I don't know where I even got the idea of not wanting to wear the same thing twice once it's been photographed? Oh well, ta-ta!

sangria sundays

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LF store car mar shorts, milau top, hm shoes, lv bag

Last year, I discovered one of my favorite day time events in LA- The Do Over! I've been wanting to hit this party up all summer but I saved the best for last and flew out just to come out to it's last Sunday of the season. The line was unbelievably long, being the fact that it was also Labor Day weekend. Thankfully my homegirl Karen was able to get us in with a breeze so we didn't have to deal with all the hassle. It was beyond capacity and they weren't letting people in for awhile. Towards the evening, it was packed and they really went out with a bang- delivering an amazing vibe-- all love-- and everything I remembered before. Though I really liked it's old venue at Cranes Hollywood Tavern but there really is no parallel to a backyard house party feel with music that just takes you back to every song you could possibly love that mixes into another tune to get you hyped. Plus, Mayer Hawthorne was there and I got to meet the famous Reggae Pops so I had a fun experience once again. Oh but I did forget that memo I told myself last year to avoid wearing white but nevertheless, I managed to stay sangria stain free. The Do Over will be coming to SF on September 18. I won't be in town but if you are, you should check it out- you'll be in for a treat. :)