Havana Nights, Honeymoon Style

By: Stylist Melissa Lynn

Cuba Dayz

SHOP THIS STYLE

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say that by a certain age (in your 30’s) it’s time to retire your neon colored clothes, any over-sized prints or outdated fits.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

SHOP THESE LOOKS
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!

SHOP THIS LOOK

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.

Honeymoon Planning – Help!

Aloha Juice Readers!

 Hawaii

It’s been quite some time since my last post, but it’s good to be back.  I haven’t been lounging beachside, I’ve been off planning a wedding.  Thus far things have been pretty easygoing – not too much stress.  That was, until it came time for the honeymoon.

I know, of all things to stress about, the honeymoon?  I work for a travel company.  This should be a cinch right?  Wrong!  The number one question I have been asked this entire time is, “where are you going on your honeymoon”?  This is supposed to be THE trip.  The trip of a LIFETIME. That’s some pretty serious pressure.

So, after some serious back-and-forthing, we’ve made just a few decisions:

Now what?

Maui, Hawaii

Readers, this is where you come in.  Tell us what you think!  Any Honeymooning words of wisdom?  Where did you go? Have you been to Hawaii?  Can you offer a recommended “must see”?

As the trip gets closer, you’ll be able to following along with our planning, and your recommendations will become our reality!  And who knows, maybe we’ll drop you a few postcards along the way.

Mahalo for your help!

Shannon

 

The Big  Island

Planning your Honeymoon? Don’t forget to take a day to Breathe!

I am helping a family member plan his honeymoon. One of the best tips I gave him, and want to also share with you is:  if you have the choice, take a day to relax between the wedding and the day you depart for the honeymoon. Don’t leave the very next morning!

I know you are saying, why? The wedding is over and we want to start our vacation and relaxing as soon as possible.

This is why: I can’t tell you how many people I know miss the flight!  Yes, miss the flight for that Honeymoon of their dreams they have been planning so long for and invested in so dearly. They get married, the wedding lasts ‘til the wee hours of the morning. They booked an 8 AM flight the next day (have to be at the airport by 6 AM) and they missed the flight! The wedding is over, exhaustion has set in, and they sleep right through the alarm and wake up call.  Or, they were so focused on the wedding, they forgot to locate their passport and they miss the flight.

Your wedding day will be one of the most amazing days of your life, and you should focus simply on that- The Wedding.  Then take a day to regroup! Recuperate, relax, do any last minute packing, say your goodbyes and thank-you’s to family and friends and run any last minute errands. Then, when you arrive at the destination of your dreams you are ready to enjoy from the moment you step foot in resort!

I remember when I got married (on a Saturday) we wanted until Monday to leave. Sunday we were able to see out of town family off, pick up last minute travel items and recuperate from our long day. We stayed at an airport hotel the night before, and were checked in fresh and ready to go two hours before our flight.  While waiting for our flight, we met several other couples who did the exact same thing as us. And, we also met one couple who was supposed to be on the flight the day before and missed it.

If it is an option, consider giving yourself that day off!  You can thank me later 🙂

romance

 

Honeymoon Wishlist with Apple Vacations

Couples using Apple Vacations for their honeymoon can create a personalized honeymoon registry and website online to share with friends and family.  Sign up is free and we promise this will be the most exciting registry a couple can make throughout their entire wedding.  All you have to do is select resort, sign up for any activities, upgrades and tours and share your registry with friends and family by using our personalized email templates. Everyone will have the opportunity to see your exciting plans and give you whatever part of your trip they choose along with a personalized gift card and note.

How It Works

  1. Set up your Free Honeymoon Wedding Registry
  2. Add items to your Honeymoon Wedding Registry or personalize your own
  3. Use our announcements and emails to inform friends and family of your gift registry
  4. Guests purchase from your Honeymoon Wedding Registry
  5. Collect wedding gifts. Have the honeymoon of your dreams!

Once you’ve found the place for the perfect honeymoon or wedding spot you can browse through our sample honeymoon registries for suggestions on all the wonderful items your friends and family can give you as a wedding gift. Design your custom wedding registry from ideas we’ve showcased or include your personalized honeymoon wishes. Create a stunning honeymoon registry and wedding website ~ you’ll be on your way to the honeymoon of your dreams.

 

Promises in Paradise

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. That’s why Apple Vacations has selected the resorts that offer everything you’re looking for in a destination wedding — professional wedding coordinators that take the stress out of planning, an incredible setting for your ceremony, whether indoors or barefoot on the beach, and the most romantic honeymoon you could ever imagine!

Promises in Paradise - Holding Hands, Barefoot on Beach

We know you’ve dreamed of this day for a long time. Few things in life are as important as this day and few options as romantic as a Destination Wedding. When properly planned, a Destination Wedding can actually save you a lot of money…but most Brides and Grooms don’t know where to start. That’s where we come in. Apple Vacations will not only help you find the perfect destination; we’ll make your wedding easy and affordable for friends and family too!

At Apple Vacations, we are very serious about our commitment to you and your wedding. We are here to ensure your Destination Wedding is hassle-free and you’re getting the best possible price. In fact, when you book your Destination Wedding with Apple Vacations, we provide more perks, discounts and value than you’ll find anywhere else:

  • Room Discounts for the Bride and Groom
  • Guaranteed Room Rate and Room Block for all your Guests
  • One wedding group booking number that identifies your wedding group.
    This means your guests can book their own trip, leaving you free to think about the fun stuff!
  • For every 21 Adult Guests, One Stays Free
  • Discounts on Popular Excursions
  • Honeymoon Registry Website
  • Guest Discounts
  • And much more!

 

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