The key to making it through a transition (work, love, whatever) is often a quick change of scenery. Which is why my Costa Rica trip couldn’t have come at a better time. Digging out my Eagle Creek backpack, in storage since a post-college graduation tour of Europe, felt empowering, energizing and a little terrifying. Hidden behind the heels and the handbags, there it was, just waiting for the right time and my right state of mind.
Here, 5 favorite things on the journey: some carried from home and others brand new, discovered along the way.
Celestial, symbolic hoops by Satya (c/o). Sun: vitality, leadership and life. Moon: nourishment and protection. With sundresses and mini skirts, a pretty and hopeful pairing.
Hammocks: the best place to take a nap…ever. These were waiting for us at our hotel, La Cascada, in the hippie beach town of Montezuma. Take me back now.
Bumble and bumble hair products: travel-sized versions of my frizz-free essentials, straight blowdry balm (apply a quarter-sized dollop pre-blowout) and Bb. texture hair (un)dressing creme (for just air drying). Without these, all I have to do is step off the plane and my hair goes wild!
Morning smoothies from The Greenhouse (aka: my “Shake Shack”). The embodiment of Costa Rican living: daily concoctions of fresh fruit, veggies and ginger blended beachside by a laid-back, luscious guy who never stops smiling. Pura vida!
And, these guys. From Korea to Canada, Finland to the Flatiron. Here’s to international love.