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Making #RCMemories in Aruba

Top- French Connection | Shorts- Orlebar Brown | Shoes- Soludos 

Top- Tomas Maier | Shades- Oliver Peoples

Top, Shorts- Orlebar Brown | Shades- Ray-Ban

Shorts- Onia

Photo credit: Christian Bendek

I recently visited Aruba for the first time ever (not my last, I can assure you that.) I called The Ritz-Carlton home for the weekend, made a few new pink friends and made the most epic memories one can ask for. Overall the resort is pretty casual, so no need for any blazers or dress shirts, you’re on vacation after all. If you’re looking for a luxury hotel with exceptional service, I mean the entire staff at the resort is super friendly, great bites and all the amenities one needs during their break, the Ritz-Carlton is the place to be!

9 Things to do While you’re In Aruba

  1. Get a Massage at the Ritz-Carlton. If you want a luxury spa experience, an opportunity to decompress and relax. Click here
  2. Dinner on The Beach. If ever dreamed about having dinner on the beach, like one of those picture-perfect scenes straight from any of those movies, you can do so at The Ritz-Carlton. Wine & dine with Solanio while enjoying each other’s company as the one of the most breathe-taking sunsets takes place. (View more here)
  3. Rent a beach or pool Cabana. During the day you have the option of renting a beach or pool cabana. I would suggest doing each once while you’re there so you can get the full experience. Both are pretty great, however if you want something more personal and private, I would suggest going with the beach cabanas.
  4. Make friends with the Flamingos. Sadly, they’re not on linkedin, but you’ll have to venture out to Renaissance Island to meet the 6 pink flamingos that live in Aruba. Many of my friends thought I was really good with photoshop after posting one of those photos with the flamingos, but I can assure they are 100% real.
  5. Paddle Boarding. The Ritz-Carlton offers a few water sports activities including Paddle Boarding. The water is pretty shallow so it makes it a little easier to climb on top of the board, but don’t be fooled, it is a bit harder than it looks.
  6. Eat/Drink at the Club Lounge. If you have access to this club, USE IT. The breakfast is better than the view, and the view is quite exceptional. If you’re ever looking for a quick bite or want a glass of something The Club Lounge at The RC is the place.
  7. Beach Please. Some of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen in my life–and the water? Crystal clear and more blue than the sky. If you’re looking to venture out of the hotel, try Eagle Beach (see above for a photo with a puppy photobombing my instagram.) 
  8. Sunset Cruise. with De Palm Tours. Cruise the sea and watch the sun set while sipping on rose or your favorite cocktail.
  9. Go big or Go Home- Play at the Casino (with the hopes of winning big). Now, I don’t endorse being a gambler, but play smart. The Ritz-Carlton casino has an assortment of casino games ranging from traditional table favorites to a wide variety of slot machines.

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Festival Season with Ray-Ban #TheGeneral

Swim trunks- ONIA | Shades- Ray-Ban, The General

Swim trunks- Solid & Striped | Top- Reiss | Shades- Ray-Ban, The General

Shirt, JeansSandro Homme | Shades- Ray-Ban, The General

Season 2 at Coachella with Ray-ban! 

Day 1:

We checked into our Ray-Ban Oasis located in the heart of Palm Springs and prepped for the festival with a session of Pilates. Once the work out was done, we all hung out by the pool (filled with every single floatie you can think of). After that I visited the American Express house for a preview of their #AmexPlatinum house over at the Parker Hotel. Before heading over to the Festival we made another stop over at The Paper Magazine party to catch up with friends and pre-game (duh).

Favorite acts: The XX, Dj Shadow, BANKS and Empire of The Sun

Day 2: 

The aftermath of day one took a toll on most of us, therefore we decided to stick around the house, enjoy the sun and take advantage of pool time since I don’t really have that here in New York City (It is pouring outside as I write this blog post.)

After catching the iconic Lady Gaga perform her hits (and I forget how many she actually has) the squad and I headed over to Neon Carnival, which to some people is better than the actual music festival (hint: I’m one of those people). Think if Six Flags had an outdoor dance club located in the center of the theme park, minus the super scary rides– That’s Neon Carnival.

Favorite acts: Lady Gaga, Martin Garrix and DJ Snake

Day 3:

Day 3 we all had a late start, but can you blame us? We started the day with massages (I mean, can we start everyday with a massage?) and then hung out by the pool for some R&R time before heading over to the festival for the last day.

Favorite acts: Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled, Galantis, Tove Lo and Lorde

During the weekend, I was fully equipped and stocked with my new favorite pair of shades by Ray-Ban. The General were created in 1987 as a tribute to Lieutenant Douglas Macarthur, today’s design has been reinterpreted with a range of colors and gloss finishes to choose from. Think of them as the classic and iconic aviators, which inspired these, for guys with faces that are longer and more rounder. (If aviators don’t look good on you, The Generals will). They come in 8 color gradients and are available online, right here.

Miami with Veuve Cliqout

Top- Club Monaco | Shorts- Solid & Striped 

Top, Shorts– Orlebar Brown

Shorts- Orlebar Brown

Top- Foxton | Shorts- Orlebar Brown

Top- CMMN SWDN | Pants- French Connection

Top- Armani Exchange | Shorts- Onia

Top, JeansRag & Bone

The New York chill has made me miss short-sleeve shirt and swim season (a whole lot). So, when I made it to Miami you know I was super pumped to show some skin. Here are some of my looks that I wore from my recent trip. A few highlights included attending the Veuve Cliquot #VCCarnaval, strolling around the art deco area and living my best life over at the EAST Miami hotel.

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