Sunday, March 22, 2015

Must Have Products for Your Spring Break Getaway

Spring Break Getaway Packing
What to Pack for Spring Break

Spring Break means... Getaway Time!  After the chilly - and possibly snow-filled - months of winter, we're all ready for a vacation full of warm weather, beautiful views, and fun fun fun!

So let's pack those bags and get ready for Spring Break vacation!  What should we bring?  Well...

What to pack for your Spring Break Getaway


Swimsuit: This gorgeous head-turner, in aptly named Fire Red, is both stylish and sneakily figure flattering, making it a great option for swimwear for Spring Break.  The draped front contours the figure while internal tummy control smooths the mid-section.  It can be worn with or without straps and has full bottom coverage.   

Cover-up: This smart looking cover-up dress is brilliant when it comes to sun protection.  The UPF fabric protects the skin for the sun's harmful rays while looking super chic in a navy striped print.  Psssst: it also does double duty as a dress - just add jewelry and fun shoes!   

Sunscreen:  You'll be in the sun, therefor you must wear sunscreen.  COOLA sunscreen is made from super high quality ingredients and smells amazing!  Broad spectrum coverage and SPF 45 protection seal the deal.

Sun Hats for spring break: The sun will be out, and you need to great, so you'll need a few!  Punta Cana's colorful flowers are all about fun!  The Alhambra fedora takes a classic turn with its white straw and navy band.  And for a feminine mood, the Altamira by ├íle by Alessandra combines sweet and chic flawlessly.

Resort Jewelry: Dress up anything with the addition of stylish jewelry.  These stacking bracelets are versatile, vacation friendly, and gorgeous!

Sandals: Warm weather and beach call for cute sandals.  These flip-flops from Keikei's are perfect!  Their shell details are the perfect balance of tropical-fun and vacation-versatility (read: they'll go with everything).

Tote Bag: The indispensable pool bag just got chic-er with this Glamourpuss NYC see-through tote bag!  It's the ideal size for tossing the days necessities before you head to the pool (or beach or shopping or sight-seeing)!  It would also be a great carry-on.

Clutch: You'll be out on the town at night, but don't want to carry a big purse (or pack it, for that matter).  A clutch is the stylish answer.  It's adorable, and roomy enough for going-out necessities (including your phone).

What's on your must-pack list for Spring Break?


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Just In: Glamourpuss NYC Sun Protection Tunics and Resort Bags

Glamourpuss NYC Cover-up Tunics and Resort Tote Bags
We just got in some great new pieces from Glamourpuss NYC!  Their Spring/Summer collection is here, and it is so fabulous!  With a combination of Madison Avenue style and sun smart practical features, these pieces are going to be a fantastic addition to your warm weather wardrobe.

Glamourpuss NYC is a design firm based in, well, NYC.  The two founders bonded over their shared need for fashionable clothing that would take them through the wildly varied parts of their days.  They started with furry winter accessories and have since expanded to a large selection of stylish clothing, shoes and accessories fit for all seasons.

We love what they’ve done with sun protective wear in the Spring/Summer 2015 line.  Their prints are super fun, and the fabric has our favorite feature – it’s sun protective!  The cuts are fashionable, fun, and flattering too.  

Fitting with their original plan of versatile, stylish clothing, Glamourpuss NYC’s sun protective tunics and dresses can fill many roles.  Their UPF fabric makes them ideal as a swimsuit cover-up; they would be right at home at the resort pool, or on the beach.  Wear one as a top – pair with pants, a skirt or leggings – so cute and comfy.  Several styles can even be worn as a dress; just add a long necklace and a pair of wedges and you’ve got the perfect dinner outfit.  And of course, any of these pieces would pair beautifully with our women's swimwear.

In addition to the wonderful tunic cover-ups, we also have some really fun Glamourpuss NYC resort tote bags.  You know we had to have the “ETE SOLEIL” print!  We’ve got the see-through chic of the St. Tropez tote, it’s the perfect day bag (whether your day is at the pool, out to lunch, or out shopping).  Then there’s the playful, packable fun of neoprene Pampelonne tote.  That removable inner bag will be so useful for wet swimsuits after a day of fun at the beach or pool!

Your next sunny vacation just got even better with these gorgeous products from Glamourpuss NYC!

Glamourpuss NYC Sun Protective Dresses

Friday, March 13, 2015

Women’s Swimwear for Resort, Cruise, Beach and Summertime: Now in the Shop!

Gottex Women's Swimwear
Women's Swimwear at

We’re so excited to introduce our new Women’s Swimwear!  A shipment of gorgeous swimsuit styles have just arrived, and we’re dying to introduce them to you.

With a variety of swimwear styles, we have a swimsuit to suit everyone: from poolside vixen to playful Moms.  What our swimsuits have in common are delightful details, flattering fit and top-notch quality.

A Sampling of SolEscapes Swimwear

  1. The classic black swimsuit is akin to the LBD: everyone needs one.  Gottex Dreamweaver Shaped Bandeau one piece is the perfect LB…S.  The woven detail crisscrosses the body, creating a flattering silhouette and gorgeous styling.  The bandeau neckline is elegant as can be, and straps can be added if desired!
  2. The stunning print of jewel tones and snakeskin makes this Emerald Boa Bandeau Swimsuit by Gottex a knockout.  The clever piecing helps whittle your middle and enhance your assets.  Internal tummy control and soft cups provide support, and optional straps can be added.
  3. Dream Weaver Cut Out Halter Swimsuit from Gottex is pretty much guaranteed to cause double-takes.  The dramatically plunging halter neckline and striking side cut-outs are all about looking gorgeous and turning heads.  This monokini style swimsuit ties at the back of the neck and has removable soft cups for support.
  4. If a swimsuit could talk, the Gold Rush Bandeau Swimsuit by Gottex would say (or perhaps, scream) “let’s take a vacation!”  It would be happy with a Caribbean cruise, all-inclusive resort, or anywhere that includes poolside service.  The classic combination of black and gold is as luxurious as it is flattering, and would look even better paired with a glamorous wide brimmed sun hat.
  5. Play hard and look adorable in the Dolce Vita Swim Dress by Profile by Gottex.  The halter style keeps everything secure up top while the skirted bottom gives lots of flirty coverage.  The polka dot print is not only fun, but also clever in drawing the eye upwards.  This swim dress is just the thing for someone that wants to play all day.

Gottex and Profile by Gottex Womens Swimwear
Women's Swimwear at


We hope you love our Women’s Swimsuits as much we do.  Please don’t hesitate to contact an associate if you have questions!

p.s. Speaking of swimwear... remember when we talked about its wild and wooly history?  That was fun!  Check out The History of Women's Swimwear for a refresher!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Beach of the Week: Hyams Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Hyams Beach New South Wales Australia
Beautiful Hyams Beach in Australia - White Sand, Turquoise Water and Blue Skies
If you were to rate the whiteness of white sand beaches – and apparently someone does – Hyams Beach would be at the top of your list.  A popular beach holiday destination in New South Wales, Australia, Hyams Beach knows how to give its visitors a beautiful view and a wonderful time.

The sand at Hyams is a pristine expanse of alabaster wonder; some say it’s the whitest sand in the world!  Not to be outdone, the water at Hyams Beach struts it stuff too; it’s as clear as can be, ranging in tone from pale aqua to turquoise to deep blues. 

Rock formations are strewn here and there, offering climbing opportunities and tide pool exploration for all.  It’s a great spot for snorkeling, and you may even see dolphins and sharks from the shore!

Have you experienced a white sand beach?

If you’re heading to the beach, don’t forget to pack sun protection!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Beach of the Week: Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda

Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda
Horseshoe Bay Beach in Bermuda is the perfect Winter Escape!
With much of the US experiencing cold, snowy weather, a virtual escape is necessary!  Don those imaginary swimsuits and flip-flops and let’s head to dreamy Horseshoe Bay Beach in Bermuda. 

Horseshoe Bay is a crescent-shaped (well, horseshoe-shaped) stretch of glorious pink sand and crystal clear turquoise water, covering all the beach getaway vacation requirements.  It boasts a couple simple restaurants, a charming, relaxed atmosphere, and plenty of warmth and relaxation.  Horseshoe Bay Beach sounds like the perfect winter escape! 

What’s your ideal winter getaway?  

It’s Winter Getaway Season!  Check off your vacation packing list at SolEscapes!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Packing Smart: Top 10 Reasons to Pack a Travel Beach Towel for your Vacation

10 Reasons to Pack Beach Travel Towels
Bring Travel Beach Towels on Your Next Vacation
  1. SPACE in your beach bag.  SolEscapes Travel Towels are so teeny-tiny when folded up that four travel towels take up the same space as one typical beach towel.
  2. Everyone gets their own!  Since they’re lightweight, and pack so compactly, you can bring one for each member of the family.  
  3. No skimping on size.  When opened up, these puppies are 40” by 70”, that’s generous even by beach towel standards (and, ahem, larger than most loaner towels). 
    4 Travel Beach Towels vs. 4 Typical Beach Towels
    4 Travel Beach Towels vs. 4 Typical Beach Towels
  4. Planes are cold.  Plane blankets are… weird.  And possibly not super hygienic.  A travel beach towel, tucked in a carry-on, makes a cozy, clean and roomy blanket for your plane ride.
  5. Picnic, anyone?  Travel towels are great portable picnic blankets!  Throw one or two down, preferably in sight of a gorgeous view – and voila! – a lovely place to enjoy your romantic cheese & wine spread. 
  6. Style - don’t leave it at home!  Bring gorgeous colors, whimsical sea-lifeprints and soft, supple fabric with you on your dream vacation!
  7. No more soggy towels!  Microfiber dries quickly, so you won’t have to pack heavy, wet towels around.
  8. Great in-a-pinch blanket.  When kiddo gets chilly at the enthusiastically air-conditioned restaurant, whip a travel towel/blankie out of your bag before the shivering gets too dramatic.
  9. Instant clean surface.  Ya know when you want to sit on the bench, but the bench looks a little … iffy?  Travel towel to the rescue! 
  10. Zip-zap-dry.  The microfiber fabric is a quick-drying champ!  It will have you dried off and ready for your poolside lunch in moments.

For in-depth information about travel towels and other essential warm weather travel products, see the Pick & Pack Advice section.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Beach of the Week: The Maldives

The Maldives a Perfect Romantic Beach Vacation Destination
The Maldives: the Perfect Destination for a Romantic Vacation
Since it’s almost Valentines Day, let’s visit somewhere really romantic.  The Maldives are known for sugar sand beaches, pale blue seas, and a lovely, peaceful atmosphere.  What else could you need for a romantic getaway?  Oh – that’s right – your sweety!  A day spent with your beloved in the shade of swaying palms, while relishing the breathtaking Indian Ocean views, would surely make for special memories. 

How will you celebrate Valentine’s Day?


Planning a romantic tropical getaway?  SolEscapes caters to warm weather travelers!