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Barbados’ Diaries

As promised, I wanted to share some impressions from my trip to Barbados last week.It’s been an amazing and inspiring time.  Even after a couple of days (and without any marijuana) you automatically pick up the relaxed vibe that surrounds you.

After liters of green tea and loads of vegetable and mahi-mahi fish (the weirdest looking fish on earth – google it!), I feel that my senses are sharpened again, ready to survive hectic London town.

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Leaving footprints in the sand.

I spend hours walking the beautiful beaches of Barbados. After the heat of the mid-day sun slowly disappears and breathing in 33 °C gets easier again, I stroll along the west coast recovering from 5 hours of power-tanning.

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Expanding your horizon.

In the afternoon and when the moon slowly prepares to relieve the sun, you will experience an hour where the horizon is beyond recognition. For a moment it seems as if the sky and the ocean were one and all you want is to just melt into this breathtaking endless blue (again; no drugs involved).

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Collecting freckles.

Literally washing away all the dirt and stress from the urban jungle feels like a big relief. Running around with no make-up where no one really seems to care is refreshing and gives me the self-confidence back that I need to feel good in my own skin.

I am also happy to welcome back all the freckles in my face – I counted 237 (no joke). However, when embracing the long-awaited warmth of the bajan sun, it is important not to forget about good skin care. This holiday I decided to wear nothing else but “Skin Food” by Weleda. “Weleda Skin Food is a unique, ultra-rich whole-body cream that deeply hydrates, restores and protects your skin. This is deep-penetrating replenishing skin repair cream for dry patches of skin and for added protection.”

http://www.naturisimo.com/products.cfm?id=5006&

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In my head.

My playlist for this vacation is packed with old-school rock from the late 60s. The Beach Boys’ rattling tunes suit the slightly shabby architecture that reminds of a different era.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQxdx-ScCvg

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I can still feel the waves rocking me to sleep on my air mattress while the salty wind blows in my face. The warm air befuddles me with a mix of aromas that both dazzle and dizzy me. Beside suncream, salt and water on my skin, I wear a new fragrance that’ll remind me of this trip and beam me back to paradise whenever I put it on now.

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Who would have thought, my suitcase is packed chock-full with Acne Studios. I fell completely in love with their Spring/Summer collection 2014 and their odd prints.

Add the “Loop Wallpaper Yellow” blouse by Acne Studios to your wish list.

http://www.acnestudios.com/shop/women/blouses/loop-wallpaper-yellow.html

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If you’re not completely bedazzled by now, the sunset will do the rest.

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