I’m always excited for winter beach vacations. Leaving the cold miserable New York behind for the warm sun and sand anywhere. (Although, I hear we’re in for some wonderful warmer weather this week!) We leave in two days and I’m already packed. Granted, I have severely over-packed so I’ll have to do some major editing over the next couple days, which means packing and re-packing ten times. I’m completely stressed out over the 3-ounce carry-on rule because I’m toting sunblock for everyone (some of us are very pale right now) and I have no room for my arsenal of restorative hair treatments. (The sun and salt water can wreak havoc on my tresses.)
I am extra excited because my boyfriend has never been on a proper vacation… I know! I was confused, too. Our conversation went a little something like this: You’re saying you’ve never been on a beach vacation? WHAT THE WHAT? After I picked myself up off the floor I decided to troll the internet for some beach-themed images to prepare him for our Caribbean adventure, via Powerpoint. I found a few great vintage pictures, Coppertone ads, and Jantzen swimsuit ads (which also look a little frightening) to get us in the mood. I know my 1960’s and 1970’s style fantasy is NOT going to be the reality in Cabarete, Dominican Republic…but I can pretend.
Yeah, ok. Younger looking skin, tomorrow? More like a leather satchel tomorrow.
This is quite a mixed bag of visual inspiration… I plan on compiling a library of vacation photos and write a travelogue of Cabarete, Dominican Republic upon my return. Stay tuned!