Monthly Archives: July 2015

MISSGUIDED FESTIVAL

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Just arrived here in Chi-town for my first Lollapalooza music festival! So stoked to be back in the beautiful Windy City for the second time. And hopefully not my last. I’ll be sporting my favorite MISSGUIDED looks during the festival, and I don’t plan on missing any of my favorite artists. Here’s to dancing under sunshine in a cool, new city and some rockin’ threads.

// Missguided bodysuit + skirt //

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LA DOLCE VITA

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I met the photographer Gray Malin at a dinner party at Le Parker Meridian and fell in love with his images. The story of adventuring to unknown parts of the world, and capturing it’s beauty with unexpected objects. Like beach umbrellas and inner tubes, adding color to these exotic landscapes. The latest addition to my wall has been this big piece from his La Dolce Vita collection, following his adventures through the Italian Riviera! I just got back from my first trip through Italy, and spent a few days gallavanting in the waters of the Amalfi Coast. One of the best trips of all times, and one of the most beautiful places in the world. His newest pieces from the La Dolce Vita collection just launched this week…and I love that this piece reminds me of the smell of the fresh Mediterranean Sea. Each piece brings a positive vibe into each of my rooms.

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// Gray Malin “Cefalu Yellow Umbrellas Print” from his La Dolce Vita collection + “Inner Tubes print” from his Poolside Collection //

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Wearing: St. Roche top + skirt, Luiny jewelry 

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UNDER THE SUN

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It only felt like yesterday that I was rubbing “sunkissed bronzer” over my limbs throughout the winter before even thinking of stepping out the door with my bare legs. With so much traveling, I’m the most sunkissed I’ve been in a really long time. Every time I step into a room, everyone is shocked to see by summer vibes. “you’re so tan!” or “is that blonde?” It’s funny how us New Yorkers notice just an ounce of color. It started with festival season. From the pools of Coachella to camping at Bonnaroo to Governor’s Ball and now only a week until hot, hot Lollapalooza. Then it was the boat rides that came with the Italian sun of Porto Santo Stefano. Along with weekends biking out in Montauk. Oh, did I mention I’m soon to be flying to NICARAGUA?! I can officially say I’ve mastered the naturally glowed look that just comes with plenty of traveling…and plenty of sunscreen! SPF 70 and a sunhat to be exact. Continually keeping cool in nothing but midrift baring tanks, culottes, and studded slides.

Keep updated on the Natalie Suarez tumblr.

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//Sabrina SL leather choker and cuff, The Jetset Diaries top, Bar III culottes, Sanica handbag, Coach sandals //

 

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CIAO VENIZIA, ITALIA

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Ciao Venezia! 2 weeks on a roadtrip through Italy, and I still can’t stop thinking about it. The people we met. The places we saw. All unforgettable. We started our adventure in Venice. I’ve only dreamt of the canals and sunsoaked faded pastel walls. All I had in my head was what I’ve seen at the Vegas Venetian, which of course, is absolutely nothing in comparison. The real deal is a million, trillion times more beautiful. The city is romantic and extremely charming. Every canal, every ponte, picture perfect. I didn’t expect to fall so much in love with Italy and everything within these 2 weeks. In the days leading up to our trip, I prepared myself to fully indulge. Whether it be pizza, pasta, wine, or love. Some trips are all about letting go and fully enjoying the moment. This was exactly one of them.

What’s amazing is that you can literally get out of the plane and hop into a water taxi into the city. Talk about a breathtaking arrival. It already felt like an alternate universe just cruising down the Grand Canal. I was ready to explore…my camera clutched tightly in my hand. We stayed at the beautiful Corte de Gabriela, a boutique hotel just a few minutes walk from the Palazzo San Marco. The city was HOT. I definitely overpacked, and stuck to my favorite pair of denim shorts, a few blouses, and bandana scarf for most of our days. Easy. Most of the city’s tourists hovered under umbrellas to protect themselves from the harsh Mediterranean sun. I prefered to explore, stop for a mid-day nap, then prepare for a long night out on the town once the heat simmered down. The city at night is the best. And spaghetti was calling my name! Suddenly I was eating mussels, craving anything and everything with tomatoes, and drinking endless glasses of wine like a true Italian. Without a proper map, we found ourselves walking over ponte over ponte (so many bridges!) but it’s worth it once you arrive at just what you were searching for. Spritz? Check. Wine? Of course. I was ready to take in all that Italy had to offer.

We needed a break from the hot streets of Venice and took a short boat ride to Lido, a small island by Venice, for a day at the beach. It seems that all Italians go wherever there is water in July. The beach was crowded, but just to take that dip to cool off was worth the 12 euros spent on a beach umbrella and towel. Eventually, we hopped on some bikes and rode through an old fisherman town of Malamocco. Candy colored and quiet. With so much time in the sun, I just wanted to crash a private beach, hop in the sea, and nap on the dock. We did just that.

Venice is tourist central, was but we did a bit of research to find exactly where the locals go to hang out. Where can you get a good spritz and apertivo and sit by the canal? Best candle-lit dinner? Drink wine on a boat? I’ve got the perfect list for you love-struck couples ready for one serious adventure.

Where to stay:

-Corte de Gabriele: The rooms are adorable. It’s central. And the breakfast is BOMB.

Where to drink: 

-Santa Margherita Square: Where lots of young locals hang out! One of my favorite places to go at night. Tons of energy, and lots of places to sit for a good chat.

-Erbaria: One of my favorite nights was at this little bar. It’s special to get a glass of wine and sit out on the boat with friends.

– Chioschetto alle Zattere: a small outdoor bar along the Zaterre!

Where to eat:

-Il Peradiso Pertudo: one of my favorite restaurants! It has such a cool vibe. You can order inside small plates and sit outside with your feet dangling over the canal, or grab a table outside. Go for the shrimp spaghetti. Delicioso.

-Pizzeria Ae Oche: MOUTHWATERING.

-Bar de Maraveje: Small sandwich shop. We took paninis here to the Rialto bridge, and sat to watch the gondolas go by.

-Ghetto of Venice. Best to explore after hours for a late night dinner.

Next stop? La Bianalle art festival. Stay tuned. For now, see more on the Natalie Suarez tumblr.

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