Cuba with Billabong Diary.

One of my dreams was fulfilled. Last month, I had the opportunity to visit a country that has been on my bucket-list for the longest, Cuba. Can’t even begin to express the joy and excitement I anticipated when I found out about the trip. All I could think and imagine were the beautiful people with endless stories to tell, the classic cars around every corner, the loud and vibrant music, the delicious homemade rice and beans with meat, and most importantly, the hope. Peoples hope to continue to look forward and remain positive.

I teamed up with Billabong to visit this beautiful country and showcase some of my favorite Billabong pieces while exploring the city. We spent four days between Habana and Varadero Playa which was a great mix of city and beach.

Our time in Habana was spent roaming around the neighborhoods, talking to locals, taking photos of cars, people and walls/buildings. The streets in Habana were filled with so much charm, at times I felt like certain streets told a story. It definitely felt like you were walking back into time. Almost every single wall was deteriorating, but I love how the wear showed character and history. The little kids playing soccer or roller blading on almost every corner brought me so much joy because you could see happiness and not one care in the world in their eyes. It was amazing.

We then drove about 2.5 hours away from Habana to explore the beach, Varadero. Probably one of the most beautiful and clean beaches I’ve been to date. From the cristal clear water, to how luke warm it was, to how soft the sand was, Varadero was a dream! Our hotel was right infront of the beach so after having breakfast every morning, we walked down to the beach to enjoy a dip and the sun. There were awesome caves just below our hotel that were easy to swim to so we hung out under the rock caves and talked about life. One of my favorite experiences to date.

We experienced a beautiful week in Cuba where we met some of the most sweetest people and talked/learned more about Cuban way of life through their eyes and words. I got to take a precious memory with me that will live in my heart forever. Cuba is a beautiful place and I’m so thankful I got to experience it with great company.

thank you billabong for an unforgettable trip.

Happy I got to work again with my friend Grant Legan on this trip. He has such a unique eye.

 Photography by Grant Legan / instagram

DAY 1:

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BILLABONG ‘Take me Away’ dress
BILLABONG ‘Even Waves’ beach tote


DAY 2:

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BILLABONG ‘midnight dreaming’ tank
BILLABONG ‘midnight dreaming’ cropped pants


BILLABONG cropped baja poncho
BILLABONG ‘Peace not War’ shorts


DAY 3:

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BILLABONG ‘Sea Goddess’ dress


DAY 4:

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BILLABONG ‘One love, One sea’ tank
BILLABONG ‘georgia striped’ bikini bottom


BILLABONG ‘Dazed Dreamer’ kimono
BILLABONG ‘Work Hard’ tank

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BILLABONG ‘GI Geo’ onepiece rashguard


Positano with Soludos / Part 2


Photography by Grant Legan / follow his instagram here

Here’s part two of my trip to Positano with Soludos !

It has been probably one of my favorite trips/places to date that I’ve visited. Everything from the views and backdrops to the food and weather, were breathtaking! We stayed in two beautiful hotels, first one was II San Pietro di Positano and the second one, Le Sirenuse. Both really stunning and with top-notch service that it was hard to pick which was a favorite… however, Le Sirenuse was definitely my number one pick out of the two. The entire hotel had sooo many little hidden places and felt so charming, it was around cute stores and restaurants that you could walk to and it the ocean views were incredible.

I was extremely excited to shoot all the these cute Soludos espadrille slippers in the Mediterranean because it’s just so fitting. Every outfit from morning to night , I relied on my espadrilles to not only look effortless-chic but also be really comfortable.

Take a peak at what part 2 in Positano looked like… boat ride to Capri, loungin’ on the empty beach and exploring our hotels! Hope you enjoy and book your trip to Positano asap- it’ll be your favorite trip ever… don’t forget to take your Soludos too! xx

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SOLUDOS ‘Wren’ platfrom smoking slippers
SOLUDOS ‘lime and coconut’ embroidered slippers
SOLUDOS ‘Bikini’ embroidered smoking slippers
SOLUDOS ‘Jupiter’ leather smoking slippers
SOLUDOS classic stripe sandals


Positano with Soludos / Part 1

Photography by Grant Legan / follow him on Instagram here

A few months back I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Positano, Italy with Soludos. I teamed up with Soludos to shoot the look book for their Spring/Summer collection. Their collection has a great range of basics and special eye catching pieces.

Positano is a small village on the Amalfi Coast. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited- with the best seafood ever! The town is set on a mountain side that is stacked with the most quaint sun bleached pink, white, and orange homes. It is lined with steep cobble stone streets that all lead straight to the beach front. With just 200 steps from the main road to the sand, it is pretty much impossible to resist putting your feet in the beautiful Mediterranean sea!

I loved partnering up with Soludos on this trip for so many reasons. First and foremost because their espadrilles are the perfect vacation walking shoes. They are easy on and off and give you the perfect amount of comfort so you can explore all day! These Cris Cross Platform sandals I am wearing are the perfect sandal to wear shopping in the morning, to the beach in the afternoon, and then to dinner and drinks at night.

So much love and thanks to Soludos for the amazing opportunity and special thanks to my talented friend Grant Legan, the photographer, for his amazing photos and being the best travel buddy!

Stay tuned for more photo recaps from this trip of a lifetime!

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SOLUDOS ‘cris cross platform’ sandal
SOLUDOS ‘Wren platform smoking’ slipper
SOLUDOS classic striped sandal espadrille

CREATURES OF COMFORT silk linen shorts
MAR y SOL ‘caracas’ tote