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Destination Resort: Your Guide on What to Wear Where

by Kristine Iannazzi | February 6, 2018

Sure, we would all like to getaway - but did you know that vacationing actually provides a variety of surprising personal and health benefits? Studies show travel leads to a greater learning capacity, increased feeling of happiness and satisfaction, better family relationships, and even decreased risk of heart disease. Okay, okay! So if that info alone isn't enough to convince you, Embrasse-moi has teamed up with Rochester Local, Iannazzi Enterprises, to hand pick four out-of-this-world destinations, and of course, the wardrobe to go with!

(Interested? Please email travel@iedestinations.com or visit iedestinations.com to learn more!)


A World Away
Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa of Tahiti has gathered its share of industry honours and has been praised by several publications, including Condé Nast Traveler's GOLD LIST of "The World's Best Places to Stay". Part of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux collection, Le Taha'a welcomes you to a world of immaculate beauty, a timeless universe of sophistication and authenticity.

Located on the secluded Motu Tautau islet, facing the lush island of Taha'a on one side and the majestic silhouette of Bora Bora on the other side, the resort, inspired by traditional Polynesian architecture and style, hosts 57 remarkable suites and villas. Defined by the Relais & Chateaux philosophy, Le Taha'a is the promise of a total change of scenery, a way of life of its own, in harmony with its preserved environment, people and local culture.

What to Bring:
Posh yet practical, chose classics like a ruched one piece, wide brimmed hat, and graphic wrap pareo. Finish off the essentials with multi tasking hair products, oil absorbing pressed powder, neutral nail lacquer, and pampering moisturizer. Unplugging is a must, but make time to tune into your favorite pod casts, stream a meditation, or revisit your favorite album with hassel free wireless headphones.

Pictured: Anita Aileen One Piece $179, Anita Parade Pareo $79 both embrasse-moi.com , MAC Pressed Powder and Orbe Apres Beach available at Scott Miller scotmillerstyle.com, Beach Bling available at Glow Sunless Tanning glowsunlesstanning.com, and CND Clay Canyon Lacquer available at Relax the Spa Victor relaxthespa.com


Off the Beaten Path
Mukul Resort, Nicaragua - a private oasis on the Emerald Coast. Each of the 37 guest accommodations offers space and privacy in a style that fully embodies and complements the natural surroundings. Views of the ocean come standard. Crafted furnishings and decor come straight from Nicaraguan artisans – carved native teak tables, sugarcane twig headboards and rum barrel staves. In Bohios, Beach Villas or in the crown jewel, Casona Don Carlos, make yourself at home.

Mukul’s uniquely Nicaraguan experiences will inspire your senses. Discover the secrets of this uncharted paradise when you indulge in excursions to nearby beaches and villages, explore volcanoes and new islands just a short helicopter ride away, and delight in the tastes of authentic cuisine and legendary Flor de Caña rum.

What to Bring:
Opt for sporty chic. A high waisted bikini with bra support stays put whether snorkeling the reef or hiking the edge of a volcano. Add fun accessories for a pop of color. Sun protection is a must, so invest in a noncomedogenic sunscreen with of at least 30 SPF plus a hat. You deserve a break, so check out and leave your Iphone in the room. Treat yourself to a real camera - remember - the old kind you look through. Bonus - no annoying "bings" or email alerts! We're feeling less stress already...

Pictured: Anita Elle Bikini $159 , Lulu Lemon visor shop.lululemon.com, PCA SPF 45 (Embrasse-moi's FAVORITE sunscreen) available at W Salon Pittsford wsalonrochester.com, Fiesta bracelet and earrings jcrew.com. Cannon point and shoot camera Scott's Photo by Rowe scottsphotobyrowe


Back to Nature
Belmond Maroma Riviera Maya is where beachside bliss meets jungle mystery. Between 200 acres of lush landscape and the shimmering Caribbean Sea, the Belmond Maroma resort dazzles with color and life. Reclining in a hammock, serenaded by birdsong, your stay here is one at peace with nature. Don’t be alarmed to encounter an iguana resting on the lawn. From the brilliant flowers sprinkled like gems throughout the jungle to the perfect white sands and crystal clear waters, every detail feels like a tropical fairytale.

Spend lazy days in the ocean and poolside restaurants or stroll through flower-filled gardens where parrots and butterflies perch. Explore some of Mexico’s great heritage sites, dive in mysterious underwater caves or shop till you drop in Cancun.

What to Bring:
Let your inner bohemian shine in flowing maxi dresses and brazilian inspired swimwear. Earthy tones in natural fibers set the scene for a grounded and restorative vacation. Keep your beauty routine minimal with a bronzed cheek and glossy lip, and remember to pamper your skin after sun with a hydrating balm to return home looking radiant and completely relaxed.

Pictured: Yumi Kim Butterfly Silk Maxi Dress $278, Vix Bonaire Bia Set $192 both embrasse-moi.com,Tru by Nicole Custom Necklace, price upon request trubynicole.com, badger after sun balm abundance.coop, Chanel cosmetics chanel.com


To Be Seen
Eden Roc at Cap Cana is surround by a tropical forest with ecological marvel, pristine beaches, towering cliffs, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course and a bustling Marina. Solaya Hotels & Resorts chose this heaven on earth as the ideal spot to build their first ultra-luxurious property, the model for future developments in the Caribbean, United States and Europe. Solaya’s unique concept for Eden Roc at Cap Cana blends the impeccable standards of the great resorts along the French and Italian Rivieras with the warmth and relaxed charms of the Caribbean.

Think of the magnificent architecture along the French and Italian Rivieras. Add a touch of Spanish Colonial design. And now imagine an enclave of these storybook villas set among the dreamy landscape of the Caribbean. It is a unique interpretation of Mediterranean Riviera romance with a Caribbean twist.

What to Bring:
Up your resort game with sophisticated swimwear and glamorous accessories. Nautical stripes are a must mixed with this season's hot embroidery and pom pom trends. Fabulous shades offer discreet cover for people watching and celebrity spotting, while a big floppy hat adds to your mysterious allure.

Pictured: America and Beyond Cover $69, Jamina Striped One Piece $179, both embrasse-moi.com, Sunglasses dior.com