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Styling the Barbieri

Styling the Barbieri

The Barbieri is the perfect combination of sexy and chic, with discrete side cut-outs adding a playful touch. Pair it with  a  loose-fitting, high-waisted bottom and detach the strap to reveal the white bandeau. Add some color with an easy slide shoe and vintage head scarf. Complete the look with a long tasseled necklace and you're ready to go from poolside to barbecue!
1. TRIPP Swim - Barbieri One-Piece $270
2.  Chanel - Multi-color Love Heart Print Silk Square Scarf $357 
3.  TIBI - Cotton Poplin Culottes $350
4. CHLOÉ- Tassled Gold Tone Cord Necklace $755
5. PRADA- Double-Strap Fat Slide Sandal $620




The Carpanese is the perfect vacation companion and a TRIPP Swim favorite. When you're ready to unwind and relax at your ultimate holiday destination , the Carpanese will always have you looking and feeling nothing short of sophisticated. Women love this asymmetric swimsuit because it's simple, chic and flattering on any shape. Pairing it with a free flowing dress and styled hat makes it easy to transition from your hotel room to the chaise-lounge. And, don't forget to add this season's must have accessory, the straw bag; combined with the perfect sunnies, a simple sandal and belt, this look easily flows from the sand straight to sight-seeing.

1. TRIPP Swim -  CARPANESE asymetric swimsuit  $290
2. GUCCI - Papier hat with new flora ribbon $ 420 gucci
3. LINDA FARROW - Angled-rim butterfly sunglasses - $1,105 
4.  SOPHIE ANDERSON - Adorada circle straw bag - $171 
5. ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS - Eleftheria leather braided sandal $250 
6.  EBERJAY - Crinkled cotton-gauze dress $190 net-a-porter

3 key pieces needed to travel comfortably and in style

3 key pieces needed to travel comfortably and in style


You’ve chosen the perfect destination. Hotel and flights are booked. Suitcase is packed. Now, here comes the hard part…deciding what to wear on travel day. As if planning and packing for travel wasn’t stressful enough, it can be tough to figure out exactly what you need to wear to be comfortable, and still look stylish when jet-setting.

Below, we explore 3 key pieces needed to ensure your airport style is ready for take–off.



We all want our experience going through airport security to be as quick and painless as possible. Opt for a shoe that is easy to take on and off as you go through the drill, ensuring a speedy process while still looking vogue.


Valentino - studded leather sneaker           


Gucci- leather slide      


Prada - two-tone leather espadrilles   


Being confined to a chair for long periods of time means it's important to choose the right pair of pants that will not only keep you comfortable without looking sloppy, but will also allow some space for that dreaded travel bloat. Luxe athleisure, leggings or denim with stretch are your best options for a relaxed and fashionable journey.


      Gucci - track pant      


        J Brand - skinny boyfriend jean



Splendid - stretch-jersey leggings



The essential layering piece is important regardless of season because the airplane cabin can get cold at times. To be prepared for a chilly plane or airport, opt for easy sweaters, blazers and scarfs as key pieces. They will keep you warm and looking polished.


The Row - belted cardigan  
  A.P.C. - cotton blazer
  Johnstons of Elgin - scarf

As you can see, there is never a need to sacrifice style for comfort. These easy fashion tips built around basic wardrobe essentials are your best bet for exuding a sense of airport style that will have paparazzi wondering if you’re a celebrity.

Bon Voyage!

* All items listed can be found at Net-a-Porter.


3 Fitness programs you can do at home to get swimsuit ready

3 Fitness programs you can do at home to get swimsuit ready

With summer approaching at lightening speed, does the thought of having to put on a swimsuit and appear half naked in public have you shaking in your Chanel chain slides? Like most of us, you're probably cursing at yourself once again for not sticking to that New Year's resolution of getting fit.  Another year, same old story....

Between managing work, kids and keeping a household in order, the woman of today is busy.  Time is limited.  Fortunately, there are many options that allow today's woman to get fit in the comfort of her own home, on her own schedule, with little to no equipment needed.

Read on to learn more as we give you the "skinny" on three of the most promising fitness programs available on the web.  Each one pledges to get you in shape....hopefully, just in time for summer.

Tone It Up

Best friends Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott created a fitness lifestyle brand offering membership to their program that includes weekly newsletters, meal plans and the opportunity to be part of a community of woman that inspire and motivate one another. Their fitness videos are available for purchase and instant download so you can exercise in the comfort of your own space.  If the major transformations posted on their website aren't motivation enough, then check out their various fitness videos on YouTube before making the decision to join.



Tracy Anderson Method

Better known as the fitness guru who has been transforming the bodies of celebrities from Gwyneth Paltrow to Jennifer Lopez, her method focuses on targeting accessory muscles to create that long and lean body that we would all kill for.  The TA method offers video streaming, online workouts and her metamorphosis program that recommends exercise and nutrition plans based on your body type.  She also provides fitness programs designed specifically for teens, pregnancy and post pregnancy.



If you're an athlete who has fallen off the wagon, or just need something a bit more intense, then BodyRock is for you.  This program offers a platform of exercise routines from beginner to advanced, promising to get you into the best shape of your life in 30 minutes or less. Their website offers many videos for free, and those requiring more can join their on demand program Sweatflix that provides 24/7 access to over 1,200 videos. If you're looking for an intense workout, with a desire to get fit by burning maximum calories in the least amount of time, then BodyRock's no-nonsense style has your name written all over it.

Regardless of which program fits your style, it's safe to say that there is no longer any room for excuses.  With easily downloadable routines you can watch straight off your computer, meal plans and a community of woman to keep you inspired, it's now easier than ever to get swimsuit ready!



3 Reasons Why Boutique Hotels Are Better

The hotel industry is full of popular chains that have become common household names. Pick any popular destination and you'll find a plethora of brands and their sub-brands providing the expected basics to meet the needs of any traveler's price point.

In the past couple of years a new kid on the block has emerged.  The boutique hotel. This term is used to describe, smaller, unique venues offering an upscale encounter. Targeting a discerning traveler looking to trade the cookie-cutter experience of a typical hotel for something more personalized and stylish, the boutique hotel is capturing guests' hearts with their small size and big personalities.  Even the conventional chains are wanting to capitalize on this trend, with many creating new boutique brand divisions to cater to those that prefer their stay centered around intimate ambiance and a stylish, unique spirit.


INTIMATE ATMOSPHERE- Boutique hotels have fewer rooms, allowing for a more intimate and personal experience. Fewer rooms and fewer guests provide an opportunity for the hotel to add that personal touch, making visitors feel special and not like just another number.

STYLISH AESTHETIC- Visit any boutique hotel and you will see that each one has its own unique personality.  Not being bound by the mandatory uniformity of a branded chain leaves room for original concepts and innovative designer decor.  No two are the same. With each boutique hotel able to add its own unique, luxurious personal touch, the large hotel brand can seem mundane and generic in comparison.

Five Seas Hotel, Cannes

Boundary Hotel, London

SUPERIOR SERVICE- In addition to the intimate atmosphere and luxurious amenities, you can rest assured that the service has the potential to be second to none.  With fewer guests, the staff can concentrate on the details; devoting more attention to that personal touch we all crave when traveling.

Complimentary glass of wine selected by its "chef sommelier" - Five Seas Hotel, Cannes

Next time you find yourself booking a getaway, consider a boutique hotel.  An intimate experience, coupled with a stylish setting and second to none service, will guarantee your next stay is an unforgettable one.  Proving that bigger isn't necessarily better.


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