Thursday, October 16, 2014

Beach of the Week: Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro

Ipanema Beach
Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro

This week’s beach has its own soundtrack!  Take a moment to find your favorite rendition of “Girl from Ipanema”.  Are you in the bossa nova groove now?  Great, let’s take a virtual trip to Rio, and talk about Ipanema Beach.

Ipanema Beach is as sultry and gorgeous as its namesake song.  Between its fine sand, blue sea, dramatic mountain backdrop and multitude of beautiful people, Ipanema is lush with eye candy.  It attracts a diverse international crowd, and boasts a relaxed, soulful ambiance.   Vendors, cafes, bars, and restaurants abound, meaning a cool caipirinha is always in reach.

Have you been to Rio?  What’s your favorite beach there?

Beach lovers need great sun protection, and SolEscapes has it covered!


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Style: Versatile BLOQUV Cover-ups Are Great for Cooler Weather Too

We’ve already talked about how versatile BLOQUV cover-ups are.  They can be worn as shirts, tunics, or dresses, they can be worn out of the water… or even IN the water.  That’s a lot of jobs for one article of clothing!  Turns out, we weren’t done.  Let’s check out how a BLOQUV tunic keeps performing, even after those summer beach days are long gone!

Take it for a walk.  Put that awesome sun protection to work as you walk the neighborhood or hike your favorite trail.  It’s a great layer for a cooler day, easily removed and tied around the waist once you’ve warmed up.  Add some tights, walking shoes and a great visor or sun hat and you’ll be walking pretty!   

Sporty-cute.  Lengthen your BLOQUV to tunic or dress length, then put on a pair of the fun patterned leggings that are so on trend this Fall.  Add some comfy flats or cute sneakers, and you’re ready for a full day of running errands and taxi-ing kids around (make sure to fit in a rejuvenating coffee date with a friend too!)

Gym wear.  During cooler weather, a BLOQUV cover-up is the perfect layer to wear while working out.  Its accessory pocket will hold your phone or music player so you’ll have music to motivate you as you work it out on the treadmill.  Once you’ve worked up a good sweat, the zip at the neck makes for quick and easy removal.

That is one adaptable piece of clothing!  How do you like to wear a BLOQUV cover-up tunic?

BLOQUV Cover-up Tunics

Friday, October 10, 2014

Just In: Gemini Sun Hats with Chin Strap

We’re excited to welcome - or to be more specific, welcome back - Gemini sun hat!  Gemini is an old favorite that has been reintroduced with the 2015 Physician Endorsed Sun Hat Collection.  Gemini is a beauty with some pretty cool features, and we’re so glad to celebrate its return!

Gemini is a ribbon hat, so it’s very light and comfortable, its adjustable head size ensuring a perfect fit.  The 5.75” brim is a sun protection champ, not to mention its 50+ UPF rating (that means the fabric blocks 97.5% + of the sun’s rays).  This gorgeous brim is also versatile; it has wire in it, so it can be shaped up or down. 

Gemini’s most loved feature is probably its chin strap.  There’s nothing more annoying than trying to keep control of your hat on a breezy day.  The chin strap is adjustable, so you can lengthen and shorten as needed; it can even be removed.  Adding to the flexibility, Gemini is packable too!  Tuck it in a bag, and you’re ready to play, any day.

We can’t forget color!  Gemini comes in 4 great color combinations.  There’s dramatic black/white, and sporty white/royal, refreshing white/tan and outdoorsy khaki/white.  Any of Gemini’s twin color combos are really versatile; they’ll be right at home on the beach, on an afternoon stroll, or for a fine lunch in the city. 

Check out Gemini and our other newly arrived sun hats at SolEscapes!