All posts filed under: aruba

WHAT TO DO IN ARUBA

  Soo… Actually, people message me all the time asking what to do and where to go while they’re visiting Aruba, I always try to reply via private message or I comment back but I thought it would be nice to have a blog post dedicated to the beautiful Island of Aruba so I can share with you where I go and what I do, but these are 100% my favorite places, restaurants I go once in a while, the beaches I prefer, the places where I take my friends to take pics and where I shop… When is it a good time to visit? Any day, we are lucky to have good weather all year long. It’s always sunny, it’s hot but very windy so it balances things out, so book your trip any month of the year… but where are you staying? That’s the important question. The Hotels Aruba has many hotels, apartments, and villas. I have stayed at the Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino many times, you all know that by now,  but, …

CREED FRAGRANCES | PENHA

So… I like distinctive perfumes, I like to wear fragrances that are not very common, you know? smells can stick to your brain forever so I have this idea that if I am wearing a great and unusual perfume, well… That scent will stick in the brain of the person right next to me forever, you know what I mean? So in my quest for the perfect Island perfume I stumbled upon Creed a few years ago, I met Virgin Island Water which is one of my signature scents. Since that day Creed has become one of my favorites brands not only for the exclusivity but the quality and trajectory , they have over 250 years designing perfumes for royalty in Europe. Penha in Aruba is carrying Creed and I didn’t know, what a surprise! This House of perfumes started in 1760 creating fragrances for Kings and Queens, the very first one was inspired by King George III , and named Royal English Leather, then Fleurs of Bulgarie was offered to Queen Victoria. Napoleon and his …

DAYDREAM BAG | VICTORIA’S SECRET

It’s no secret Fabiola and I’ve been good friends for a long time, you’ve seen us together many times, around the island and on Instagram. it’s funny to see how we are wearing matching outfits, but that’s only normal when you hang out so much with the same person and it’s called twinning, a twist on the word Charlie Sheen made viral – winning –. Twinning is when two people wear matching or very similar outfits and are delighted by this coordinated turn of events. Now, what makes Fabiola’s look stand out is the beautifulVictoria’s Secret Daydream handbag that compliments her look. This particular color, Pink Rose, is really IN right now, the nude palette has been trending for a while and still is. The bag is made of genuine leather and it comes in two different colors, both available at the Victoria’s Secret boutiques in Aruba and around the world. The detail on metal with the Victoria’s Secret initials is such a nice touch, a little bling placed tastefully. You can also get a wallet in …

BOARDWALK HOTEL ARUBA

In a sea of big resorts, Boardwalk Hotel Aruba is one the most refreshing, cozy, private and charming hotels to stay at on the Island of Aruba. Boardwalk may not be the largest hotel on the island. But what it lacks in size, it certainly makes up for it with impeccable service and personalized attention. This boutique style hotel is a hidden gem on the island of Aruba. Perfect for honey mooners, couples, and families. If you’re goal is to disconnect from the world then this is the place. They’re located in Noord, at the end of the high rise strip, close to fishermen’s hut beach where you can sunbath or practice windsurfing or kite surfing. What other way is there to relax on a tropical island than swinging peacefully on a hammock? Luckly every single casita has a hammock. The hotel pool is surrounded by lush tropical plants and flowers and the water temperature is always just right. The casitas come fully equipped with comfy beds, hot water and a complete kitchen just in …

WHAT’S GOOD? GARDEN FRESH | ARUBA

So… I’m exploring new flavors, which is always a good thing. Especially when we are talking about food. If we are being honest, it’s one of the best things in the world In this post I want to talk about two smoothies, “The Cure” which is the green one, this little juice here is the perfect cure for a hangover. It contains lemon juice, aloe vera, kale, green apple, and ginger… this is a bomb but a good one, that will make you feel better in no time… Have one, run on  the beach and take a swim… you’ll be feeling like a brand new person by the time you are done. You will have worked up an appetite for sure after all that exercise. My recommendation would be a burrito, you really need something that will sit good in your stomach and replenish your energy reserves. It’s packed full of protein, filled with black beans, fresh veggies. That’s a perfect lunch for someone recovering from a hangover.    Now, if you were a good …

ARUBA | GARDEN FRESH

So, I’ve started my diet again. Training hard at the gym and getting ready not only for carnival season but for every season. Looking and feeling good should always be a priority in your life. Garden Fresh is the best option when it comes to eating fit and fresh in Aruba, also the most hip and fashionable healthy restaurant, which is always a plus. They serve a wide range of smoothies and juices. The morning sunshine smoothie to me is one of the best, my favorite I have to say. There’s a wide variety of healthy food, there’s wraps and paninis, you have salads as well. Create your own salad is the best option for me, especially at night… now that I am on a zero carb diet I can just go there, pick my favorite protein (usually chicken) and then ask for the veggies I like. It’s a life saver to be honest and they don’t sell anything that could be a temptation… like coca cola, you know? Things that are not supposed to …

#DGLovesAruba

Dolce&Gabbana presents a capsule collection inspired by the colorful and charming Aruba, ignited by the island’s colors of summer and warm temperatures that invite us to dress more relaxed without losing elegance. This limited collection of accessories in rich floral prints highlights atmospheres of the most glamorous coastal cities around the world: Miami to Cannes… Saint Tropez and the splendid beaches of Cancun in the Mexican Caribbean… the energizing Spanish coast–Puerto Banús… the romanticism of Capri and Porto Cervo. With the characteristic DNA of Dolce&Gabbana accessories–ranging from mini bags, phone cases, beach bags and maxi silk scarves–these pieces are part of making summer 2015 a summer to remember. I love how you can see and read all the locations on the map, makes me smile seeing some of my favorite places in Aruba being highlighted, seeing the flamingos that I always portray on my pictures. I think it was a grand gesture of Dolce&Gabbana to dedicate this capsule collection to Aruba, it warms your heart… specially if you are in love with this island like I …