Hola de Puerto Morelos

Hola! As I write this, I’m sipping a vanilla latte, as I usually do, instead that this time, my afternoon cup of java is in a tropical garden in a resort near Cancun, Mexico. I’m a snowbird, and I can’t wait every year until my family goes south on our annual Christmas pilgrimage.

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Thanks to this iPad and free wifi all over the hotel, I can still write through out the week. Blogging is a perfect way to break up baking sessions on the beach, because my pale skin can only take so much!

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My skin-saving must have is La Roche Posay’s Anthelios XL sunscreen in SPF 60. Unlike that old bottle of Hawaiian Tropic, this rich cream will protect even the fairest of skins from the sun without the carcinogens found in mainstream products. You can find it at Shoppers Drug Mart for around $30. My second favorite for this vacation is a pair of haute sunnies. I’m obsessed with Prada’s Minimal Baroque in Havana. Although, I wouldn’t dare get them wet in the pool!

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To stay stylish during the day, this sheer beaded caftan from H&M is the perfect coverup. It covers my shoulders from the sun, while keeping me cool.

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The beach is beyond- and I have many mermaid inspired looks to share soon. Until then, I’ll keep working on my tan! And trying to resist piña coladas. But honestly, who could resist that?