Havana Nights, Honeymoon Style

By: Stylist Melissa Lynn

Cuba Dayz

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Walk it, read it, watch it – learn about the history and experience the ins and outs of vintage Havana.

1. Free People 2. Imoshion Reversible Bag 3. Gabby Sandal 4. Eralise Sandal 5. Wayfarers 6. Bikini Top / Bottom 7. Espadrilles 8. Blouse with Belt 9. Self-Portrait Off-Shoulder Top 10. Crochet Knit Pant

I would normally say that by a certain age (in your 30’s) it’s time to retire your neon colored clothes, any over-sized prints or outdated fits. However, when traveling to a “dated” destination like Cuba, it’s not only acceptable to make the old new again, it’s actually the style there. Bright lights and antique buildings, we’re dressing up and cruisin’ round this 50’s city…

As if you’ve traveled back to the future in Cuba, the cars, paint and architecture are original, yet worn. There is a sweet charm with strong character there. And, some of the best things have yet to change like the decor, the dancing, music, food scene and personality!

To me, Cuba is a dream destination for a couple; there is nothing sexier than dancing the night away with your partner, listening to the local jazz band by a beach cafe or sipping on Cuba Libres after an antique car tour around town.

Don’t just enjoy the ride, play along. Take advantage of the style warp and bring your most flavorful wardrobe. Here are some outfit ideas and essentials that will liven up your style and thrive in the streets of Havana during your stay*.

*This same wardrobe will also pack well for your overnight in Miami, the other city of neon nights…

Havana Nights

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1. Hat, Crochet Dress, Jealous Games Shades, Slingback Kitten Heel
2. Head Scarf, Razer Dress, Gladiator Peep Pump
3. Deco Etro Hat, Havana Dancing Dress, Multi-Scarf, Schutz Sandal

And, remember to take more pictures to remember the experience, the life and style as it remains.

*All stock and availability above may vary so book and buy now or find similar items and style inspiration here: Stylist Melissa Lynn

Stylist Melissa Lynn has more than 15+ years in the industry with a degree in Merchandise Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. SML has styled television appearances and music videos, viral and print advertising campaigns, red carpets, editorial shoots + look books.

Her work has been featured on major television shows and publications like Cosmopolitan, Dazed Magazine, LA Times, MTV and she contributes expert opinion for fashion news leaders such as Luxury Daily and TheHauteMess.com.

Honeymoon Checklist

By: Stylist Melissa Lynn

Honeymoon Check

We get it. You couldn’t be more ready to go, but are you? This isn’t your typical tropical trip. This is your honeymoon with your honey. So, we’re not just packing the essentials, we’re providing paradise and the perfect essentials to keep the love alive in the tropics.

Honeypack 1

CLOTHING: SHOP THIS HONEYPACK

Pack light, pack right. What that means is bring a few things that serve multiple purposes. These are items you MUST HAVE with you that won’t weigh down your bag but will make a heavy statement.

1. The Little Black Dress 2. THE Jeans 3. Wear Anywear Pump 4. Your Favorite Shirt 5. His Favorite Shirt 6. Clutch 7. Sexy Bra 8. SASSY Panty 9. Sheer Suit Set 10. Duel Wrap Skirt/Cover Up

PRO TIP! But, more like a friendly reminder to ALL WOMEN out there… ** THE JEANS & TEE COMBO IS YOUR BEST FRIEND. There isn’t a single man out there that won’t agreed the sexiest thing a woman can wear is NO MAKEUP and just her “jeans and a tee”. I mean it. Ask them yourself. So seriously, don’t leave them behind.

Honeypack 2

BODY: SHOP THESE SENSES

Although convenient, hotel toiletries treat us differently. They just aren’t the same as home. So take care and prepare to heighten all senses. From body wash to ear & air scents, make up your room and beauty right.

1. Aromatic Toner Mist 2. Fragrance Earrings 3. Miu Miu Mini scents 4. Brow Kit 5. Naked Eye 6.Clarins Deo 7. Mint Rose Balm 8. Creme De Corps 9. Amazing Grace 3-in-1 10. Bare Naked Nails 11. Mademoiselle 12. Remington Bikini Groomer

*All stock and availability above may vary so book and buy now or find similar items and style inspiration here: Stylist Melissa Lynn

Stylist Melissa Lynn has more than 15+ years in the industry with a degree in Merchandise Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. SML has styled television appearances and music videos, viral and print advertising campaigns, red carpets, editorial shoots + look books.

Her work has been featured on major television shows and publications like Cosmopolitan, Dazed Magazine, LA Times, MTV and she contributes expert opinion for fashion news leaders such as Luxury Daily and TheHauteMess.com.

Endless Love

By: Stylist Melissa Lynn

It may not be summer yet, but we’re dreaming of our next endless love. But, for those who are headed to a romantic destination this month, I recommend a spot that has the best of both worlds: a vacation is complete with Unlimited-Luxury®, but also privacy,  suits, sand and spa? Count me in, in Cancun.

Whilst away, celebrate your sexiness with these suggested dresses that he can’t look away from. My favorite styles include wrap dresses, long maxis and rompers. No matter the length, these dresses have subtle silhouettes that highlight features every woman needs to show off.

Styles:
The sexiest part of a woman can be her back, collarbone (true!) and legs. Showcase your assets with these fits: Open back, halter top and/or side slit.

Design&Detail:
Ditch the typical tropical cotton and try more delicate, yet versatile materials like chiffon, ruffles and softer prints. This simple detail will upgrade your outfit without being uncomfortable or overdressed. Plus, they can work double duty: beach day cover-up then off to a dinner date.

Colors:
Don’t be too on-the-nose, think “on the beach”. While red is the staple color of love, instead, try nudes and blush (pink). Neutral tones are chic and pair nicely with sunsets, sand and blue hues of the ocean and gemstones.

The exception(s) the to rule:
Black: Flattering and sexy
White: Brightens your vibe, and the look of your fresh tan ;)

Accessories: You wear your heart on your sleeve, now try on your wrist or neck. Charms and chokers, hearts, rose-gold and diamonds say it all. And for those long walks (on all surfaces) pack a wedge!

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Sandy Silhouettes

1. Endless Love 2. Blush Maxi 3. For Love & Lemons 4. Chiffon Mini 5. Choker 6. Love
Band 7. Heart Necklace 8. Sea Shell Charm 9. Zoe Chicco Tiny Heart 10. Seychelles
Thyme Wedge

*All stock and availability above may vary so book and buy now or find similar items and style inspiration here: Stylist Melissa Lynn

Stylist Melissa Lynn has more than 15+ years in the industry with a degree in Merchandise Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. SML has styled television appearances and music videos, viral and print advertising campaigns, red carpets, editorial shoots + look books.

Her work has been featured on major television shows and publications like Cosmopolitan, Dazed Magazine, LA Times, MTV and she contributes expert opinion for fashion news leaders such as Luxury Daily and TheHauteMess.com.

Love in the Sun

By: Stylist Melissa Lynn

As February begins, we start to the prep for plans with loved ones, so why not pay special attention to what we pack when we are wearing less? (Wearing less to the beach that is!) You’re under the sun, and love is in the air. A great way to maintain those sexy beach vibes is with a little opposite effort!

  1. LACES OUT. Swap the typical floral prints for a some lace or crochet to show some skin.
  2. Toss those ‘flops. An alternative slip-on sandal in patent or a strappy wedge is great, and MUCH easier on all surfaces, even sand!
  3. Kiss your hair with highlighting treatments, and let the salty sea do the work.
  4. Opt for nudes or blush colors to set the tone instead of bright colors.
  5. Cover up and out. A sheer cover-up works well to wear at the beach or as a dress!
  6. A natural glow looks good. However, be safe, not sorry. Bring a hat, and use a sheer foundation that includes sunscreen for healthy fun in the sun.

Now that’s a day well-spent at the beach, babe.

SHOP THIS LOOK

LoveintheSun

1. Love+Salt 2. Malibu C 3. Randall Beach Tote 4. Becca ‘Amore’ CoverUp Pant 5. Tory Burch Miller Flop 6. Riona Sheer Gown 7. Becca Tankini 8. Miguelina + Oceana Panama Hat 9. Sophia Webster Strappy Wedge 10. Laura Mercier Foundation

*All stock and availability above may vary so book and buy now or find similar items and style inspiration here: Stylist Melissa Lynn

Stylist Melissa Lynn has more than 15+ years in the industry with a degree in Merchandise Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. SML has styled television appearances and music videos, viral and print advertising campaigns, red carpets, editorial shoots + look books.

Her work has been featured on major television shows and publications like Cosmopolitan, Dazed Magazine, LA Times, MTV and she contributes expert opinion for fashion news leaders such as Luxury Daily and TheHauteMess.com.

 

5 Romantic Experiences To Add To Your Bucket List

Are you tired of the same old dinner and a movie “date night”? Has your idea of romance turned into nothing more than a few hours without the kids and a bottle of wine at the local restaurant? Change it up this year and try one of these exciting and intimate activities that’ll be sure to bring out the fire in your relationship!

A Night Out In Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone

Puerto Vallarta Romantic ZoneAlso known as Old Town, Vallarta’s Romantic Zone is paved with cobblestone streets, boutique shops, and quaint restaurants and cafes that embody the true essential of Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy a traditional dinner, followed by strolling through art galleries and stopping in the local bars for a cocktail. If you’re seeking an authentic experience of Mexican culture with your significant other, look no further than the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta.

Flight and Vacation Packages to Puerto Vallarta

Watching The Sunrise On Mount Haleakala

Haleakala SunriseLocated on the island of Maui, Mount Haleakala stands 10,000ft above sea level towering over the clouds below. These conditions give way to spectacular sunrises for those willing to make the morning trek. Be sure to grab a cup of locally brewed Hawaiian coffee and a blanket for you to snuggle up next to your partner.

Flight and Vacation Packages to Maui

A Barefoot Sunset Dinner In Aruba

Barefoot Aruba RestaurantScattered across the white sand beaches of Aruba are dozens of restaurants that offer barefoot dining. Sit back and watch the sun set while the only thing between you and your partner is a gentle ocean breeze. And if you’re wondering, the answer is “Yes”: food and cocktails do taste better when the sand’s between your toes.

Flight and Vacation Packages to Aruba

An Over-The-Water Cabana In Riviera Cancun

Over pool cabanaExperience Riviera Cancun in luxury with the all-new over-pool cabana suites at Secrets Silversands. After pampering yourself with a variety of spa treatments and massages at the world-class Spa by Pevonia, retreat back to your lavish cabana for some relaxation before a romantic candle-lit dinner or a night on the town.

Flight and Vacation Packages To Secrets Silversands

Find A Secret Beach On St. Martin

St. Martin Secret BeachThe Dutch and French Island is littered with hundreds of secret beaches that can only be accessed by water. Rent a sunfish or a kayak for a romantic day of secret beach-hopping and soaking up the rays on your own private stretch of sand. Bring a lunch, your favorite drink, and a blanket for an intimate picnic for just the two of you.

Flight and Vacation Packages to St. Martin

 

 

SECRETS AKUMAL RIVIERA MAYA

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I have a Secret … well lots of them. And no, it is not that I am happy it is back to school time! OK … maybe a little. It’s actually Secret’s Resorts & Spas. The newest resort is opening this fall – WELCOME SECRETS AKUMAL RIVIERA MAYA.

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya opens November 1, 2015 and it makes the perfect vacation if you are looking for an adult escape! The resort is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya along those beautiful white sand beaches and calm, clear waters of Akumal.

The resort is one hour south of the Cancun airport and will open with 434 elegant suites, many with stunning ocean views.

This brand new resort offers adults a charming, picturesque vacation, complete with an exceptional Unlimited-Luxury® experience.

UNLIMITED-LUXURY® AMENITIES:

Welcome cocktail and cool towel

Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day

Unlimited premium alcoholic beverages

Complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily

24-hour room and concierge services

Pool and beach wait service

Non-motorized water sports

Open-air theatre

Fitness center

Complimentary greens fees at nearby Riviera Maya Golf Club

Internet access

Expansive oceanfront infinity pool and outdoor Jacuzzi

All taxes and gratuities

So if the kids are heading back to school (or already there), or if you are looking for a romantic couples vacation, girls getaway or relaxing time at the spa; make sure you look to the new Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya. We all deserve a little “me” time and this is the perfect place.

For more details click here –> http://applev.ac/1Sk7Bao

 

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THE BIG DAY

As told by Kelly Re, Destination Wedding Specialist

You’ve been dreaming of your wedding day since you were a little girl.

Don’t lie.

It’s been planned down to the smallest detail: the floral arrangements, the venue, the decorations, the dress, the wedding party. And your husband, well…I guess he’s in there somewhere too.

Every bride wants to make her day special, an event to remember for a lifetime.

Some couples go the traditional route. They surround themselves with close family members and friends and get married in a church or at the Justice of the Peace. Other couples choose to embrace more extravagant options—ritzy venues, expensive cakes, etc.

So, what’s a memorable medium? Believe it or not, there is a way to be kind to your wallet while still satisfying your taste for lavish indulgences. You can make your day special in a totally unique, affordable, and personal way that is tailored to suit a bride seeking even the most unusual experience.

How, you ask?

A destination wedding.

Destination weddings are amazing because they epitomize what it means to make a statement. It’s a vow ceremony, reception, and honeymoon surrounded by your family and besties all rolled into one. Apple Vacations Destination Weddings prides itself on delivering phenomenal service and insuring the wedding-planning process goes as smoothly as possible. You will be matched with a dedicated team of wedding specialists and guest coordinators to ensure efficiency and productivity.

Whether it’s a low-key island in the Caribbean, a scenic beach in Mexico, or an adventurous resort in the Bahamas, your destination wedding is guaranteed to be one of the best and most memorable experiences of your life. And Apple Vacations Destination Weddings  will be with you every step of the way, making sure your wedding is not just the wedding of your childhood dreams, but better. Get started today!

Still need inspiration? Check out our Destination Wedding Pinterest Board!