Adventure

What Happened When We Followed Our Dream to Live a Life Less Ordinary

What Happened When We Followed Our Dream to Live a Life Less Ordinary

Everything has a price tag. In our case, living in an idyllic beach village in Costa Rica while one of the coldest winters in years descended on our home in Brooklyn, meant dealing with a few scorpions, perpetual dirt on our floor, and giving up Amazon. At a beach party shortly after arriving, I lamented  to my new mom friend about how I could not stand the feeling of dirt on my feet. She sweetly laughed and said, ‘We have a lot of unwinding to do on you”. I knew this was true, and it would be a good thing for me.

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Moving to Paradise Made Me Feel Like a 1950s Housewife

Moving to Paradise Made Me Feel Like a 1950s Housewife

We arrived in Sámara, Costa Rica from Brooklyn, New York after traveling seven hours (five flying and two driving) yet it felt like went about 7 decades back in time. Thanks to my sunset and beach bonfire Instagrams my friends are all convinced I’m having the time of my life. Yet nothing is simple in our new simplified life. I can’t even begin to capture in photo the absurdities I’ve encountered. The following musings begins to sum up some of the frustrating, strange, and funny experiences I’ve had in small town Costa Rica.

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WRNY: HOW TO MASTER FLYING WITH A TODDLER

WRNY: HOW TO MASTER FLYING WITH A TODDLER

Are you ready for take off? Tray tables locked, seats up, belts fastened and your toddler quietly, pleasantly sitting in his seat not kicking the person in front of him.

That whole “getting there is half the fun” was clearly not about getting there with a toddler. I highly recommend pursuing your travel goals with children, but it will take a little more prep work to have “a quarter of the fun” getting there.

To get you all there and back with as few meltdowns as possible, consider these five tips

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BEACH ESSENTIALS with HIDDEN SPF

Outfit Ideas | Fashion Cliff Notes

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Recently my friend, Carly, introduced me to a great new product for summer -

The Sun Taker towel

. So I took one for a spin in Montauk a few weeks ago to see if it was as great as it sounded.

The towel in Aqua was a perfect compliment to my new Urban Outfitter high-waist 2 piece. The

ruched bottom

is incredibly stylish for the fearless, and also is great for

bellies that poke out a bit.

The First thing I loved about the SunTaker towel was PACKING!!!

While it acts like a beach towel, it's a fraction of the size leaving more room in your beach bag for trashy novels and other important beach gear.

As you know, I'm a huge fan of the

sarong

for beach wear because they are thin, versatile and stylish. Well, the Suntaker towel is all of these things, but it has the added benefit of blocking harmful UV rays. You gotta keep your skin protected during summer. --- hopefully soon they will add stylish prints to the assortment. (hint hint ;) 

So save space, add another layer of protection to your skin - oh and it drys quickly too! ---

Enjoy summer

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urban outfitter_bathing suit_ yellow bikini_ sun taker towel_montauk_girl on beach
urban outfitter_bathing suit_ yellow bikini_ sun taker towel_montauk_girl on beach
urban outfitter_bathing suit_ yellow bikini_ sun taker towel_montauk_girl on beach
urban outfitter_bathing suit_ yellow bikini_ sun taker towel_montauk_girl on beach
urban outfitter_bathing suit_ yellow bikini_ sun taker towel_montauk_girl on beach

Bathing Suit: Urban Outfitters

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Thanks SunTaker for letting me try out this great product. It is a def summer essential and even better for winter island get-aways with limited luggage space.