I’ve been doing hot yoga for awhile now, and I can’t say enough good things about what it does for my body and mind. So when I realized that the hotel we were staying at near La Fortuna had an outdoor yoga platform, needless to say I was just a weeeeee bit excited. I practiced at least once per day there. The weather was perfect. And absolutely nothing beats the smell of clean, fresh air.
My brother and I decided that we should split our week of vacation up with one part beach, one part rainforest. Beach first! I basically sat or walked on the beach the entire time while he was doing more “exciting” things like snorkeling and such. I did get off my lazy bum and do some stand up paddle boarding our last day. Which turned out to be kneeling/sitting paddle boarding because I was faster and much less likely to fall into what my brain perceived as shark-infested water. Hey, there could have been sharks. Or jellyfish or something. You never know.
I definitely didn’t have some essential stuff for this vacation, the beach part in particular. For example, I was lacking a well-fitting swim suit. Not cool. My suits don’t get a lot of use, so they basically “last” forever. I wouldn’t be surprised if the ones I have are from college. I think they’re warped or something, because they just didn’t fit right (and I found out halfway through the trip that one bra cup had padding in it and the other didn’t… yeah, they fit that bad that I didn’t even notice). Probably time for an upgrade. I think I’ll get a simple black one with a fun detail or two. I’m in love with this one by Vix (extremely subtle ruffles and tiny gold accents). Eberjey has a similar ruffly one with more subtle beading. Not sure which I prefer. Or if I wanted something a little more “sporty,” this Marc by Marc Jacobs one would be perfect. I love the deep scoop neck instead of the triangle top (works much better for water sports). On a side note, this model below is missing her upper thighs in the pics from the back. Gah.
All in all, a nice getaway. Other than the actual traveling parts. Way too many hours of driving (probably spent close to 20 hours driving total). And flights stuck. Right now I’m stuck in the airport because my AM flight was cancelled. Well, as long as I make it back for work tomorrow everything should be ok. Hope you had a good weekend!
Its finally here. My first vacation of intern year. I flew out of ice-land Minneapolis at 6am on Monday and arrived here in Costa Rica in mid-afternoon. It took my brother and I until midnight to find our hotel in Guanacaste, but thats ok. When we got here we were greeted with this interesting statue below. Wasn’t sure what to make of that. Regardless, we managed to get a few hours of sleep and headed out to the beach first thing in the morning. And both got crispy-burnt. Typical tourists.
And now I get to unwind with some poolside blogging and shopping 🙂 For my leisurely shopping I apparently immediately gravitated to athletic apparel. I need to expand my tiny collection. I got into Lululemon for a while, but I’ve had to return so many items recently due to defects that I’ve really been a bit put off by them and their hit or miss customer service. I think Zella (Nordstrom’s brand of athletic apparel) has some promising items out right now. And not many retailers can claim better customer service than Nordstrom, so at least if my items are crap I’ll be able to return them!! Their version of yoga leggings has strikingly amazing reviews (seriously, 4.7/5 with >1K reviews…). But the thing is I’m super picky about my leggings. Has anyone tried these?
I do love this Velvet maxi dress (similar to my J. Crew Amie stripe maxi dress that I wear all the time in the summer). It has funny ruching in the back, but I’m banking on it being flattering instead of weird. I don’t know what else I’d get to make the $250 cutoff though. Maybe I’ll browse again tonight. Did you pick anything up?