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