beach prep!

clockwise from top right: sunglasses: Prada,  Prada, Gucci | sandals: Old Navy similar | beach bag: Marc Jacobs | bikinis: Proenza Schouler, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler similar| coverups: both Old Navy | scarves: Moschino, Gucci similar | products: Sum Bum, Dermalogica, Dior Lip Glow

My husband and I will soon escape Chicago’s cold weather to soak up the sun in Tulum. Here are a few items that I’ll be bringing on our trip to Mexico! This year, I decided to add a white bikini into my wardrobe. After spending hours online shopping, I decided on another one from Proenza Schouler. I love the black and white bikini I purchased a couple of years ago and was excited to find this one – super comfortable and a great fit. Also, since my hair is short and I can’t pull it back, I wrap it up in silk scarves. It’s easy and keeps me looking chic on the beach! Sunshine, beaches, tacos, and mango margaritas for days! Follow along on Instagram @taffetaandcedar.

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Antigua – Sugar Ridge

Turners Beach

The Nest Beach Bar – Jolly Harbor 

Our spring getaway this year was to Antigua. We stayed at Sugar Ridge, a gorgeous resort on the southwest side of the island near Jolly Harbor. It was wonderful, and everything we needed to relax and escape the cold weather in Chicago. Here are just a few highlights from the trip, check out more on my Instagram @taffetaandcedar. The weather was perfect – sunshine and in the low 80’s. We started our first full day with a massage at their Aveda spa, then we took the beach shuttle (vintage Land Rover) to the beach, followed by a trip to the pool, and dinner at one of their restaurants. Perfection! The next few days were pretty comparable. It was just what we needed to relax, defrost, recharge and reenergize.   If you’re looking for a place to escape, add it to the list!

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favorites from Tulum


great beach cover-up // Céline shades


Mayan Ruins – Pyramid El Castillo


beach beds at Ziggy’s – we spent days here!


fish tacos and mango margaritas


@mybikeislost checking out the waves!

Here are a few highlights from the quick trip my husband and I made to Tulum, México. We had such an amazing time! It was the perfect way to escape the snow and cold of Chicago for an extended weekend. Our days were spent eating tacos, lounging in the sun, and enjoying margaritas! If you haven’t been, I highly recommend visiting and relaxing on the white beaches and exploring the Mayan ruins along the Yucatán Peninsula.

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Weekend inspiration: This beautiful view is from a trip my husband and I took to the Virgin Islands a few years ago. It’s time for us to escape this winter weather to somewhere hot and sunny. More details on that later. Have a great weekend!

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