Packing and Traveling Tips For Mexico

Apr 27, 2018 10:35:42 AM

Womens Summer Dresses Under $150
 



Well Packed



WITH ROD & GOULD

First of all, let’s just say we’re not ones to hit the overly touristy locations. This time around was an exception, as we were attending a sisters wedding in Riviera Maya, Cancun.
We decided to make an adventure out of it, AND visit the not-so touristy locations in the area all while inviting some friends along.
We arrived at Cancun International early in the morning, rented a jeep and drove straight to Tulum, with a stop in Playa del Carmen for some lunch. The drive is only about an hour and half from the Cancun airport, and totally worth it to get out of the major city.

 


Important First Stop for Tacos & Margaritas at La Eufemia

Riding around Tulum with SALT Sunglasses and Hari Mari Sandals

 

TULUM


DAY 1 & 2

In Tulum, we stayed in a newer development around the city center at a place called Naay Boutique Hotel. Its so new, you could still smell the fresh paint. We were only visiting for 2 days before our next location, so we wanted a central area but still easy access to the ocean. Beautiful hotel, the area was quite and affordable compared to the beach strip.
Our favorite time was renting some bicycles and cruising the downtown area, for some exploring and margaritas! The town is still very poor in some areas so it was nice to visit the people, and see the real Tulum.

 

 

TACOS AT LA EUFEMIA


" We highly suggest finding this legit low-key taco bar on Tulum’s beach strip, wether you stay on the strip or not, its a must visit with great drinks, tacos, music, and lounging. "

 


No Cars on the Island so We Loaded Our Herschel Bags into the Golf Cart!

Holbox Street Wall Art

 

ISLA HOLBOX


DAY 3, 4 & 5

Our next stop was Isla Holbox, (pronounced Hole-Bosh), this long and narrow island lies north of the Yucatan peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo.
We had our eyes on this little slice of heaven since last year, and it finally came into fruition. We scooped up our friends and took on the 2 hour drive to Chiiquila (the city port to grab a ferry to Holbox). Upon arrival we parked our jeep in a secured lot, and loaded the ferry. Within 25 min we were on the beautiful isla known as Holbox! There are no cars on the island, everyone rides in golf carts, in order to keep the authentic character of the village where the streets are still sand and earth…
We grabbed a golf cart and loaded up our Herschel packs and took off to our new abode. For now, the main industry on the island is fishing but you can tell that the secret of Holbox has been revealed and the number of tourists coming to see what all the hype is about will only grow over the next few years. Eze likes to instantly chill in the hammocks upon arrival. Her Patagonia tee is our favorite go-to tee. Matches everything and its easy to get on and off. Plus she’s adorable in it.


 

Image: Marysia Newport Bikini Top & Bikini Bottom

 


" Moms rocking her new Marysia Swim and SALT sunnies, that red really pops against the bluish-green water! "

 
 

In several ways, the island still has that idyllic sense of paradise that was probably enjoyed in places like Tulum and even Playa del Carmen once upon a time.
Laid back with its sandy streets, golf carts galore, colorful Caribbean buildings, shells for days, and sand so fine it's texture is nearly clay. The greenish waters are a unique color making them unmistakably different from the rest in the area, filled with plankton, and pinkish-white sand. On land there's a mixing of locals, and tourists. Great Island vibes for sure!


PUNTA MOSQUITO

We chilled out at Punta Mosquito during the day for some R&R. Punta Mosquito (to the east) and Punta Coco (to the west) are both fantastic beaches to spend a day or even night at in complete seclusion. We played with our new Sunnylife float, and drank coco locos all day. Heres Eze in her new Pily Q Baby Swim, which screamed IM IN MEXICO!
The downtown area was amazing, full of color, interesting shops, bars, restaurants, and it came to life at night with music, dancing, and churros! For the ladies, Holbox is where the only makeup you need is a layer of sunscreen and your footwear options ought to be limited to either sandals or bare feet. The island is very carefree and no one is going to notice if you're wearing the same shorts and bathing suit all week. Isla Holbox is where you come to escape the crowds and commercialism of Cancun and enjoy the simple life in a unique part of Mexico. Our go-to sandals are Hari Maris! They are made so well, and you can wear them with just about anything! Dad loves his Vineyard Vines shorts, because they double as swim and active shorts. From beach to dinner, no problems!
Its custom to watch the sunset in Holbox. Its some kind of magic. If you find the time, we highly suggest going in August to swim with the whale sharks, see the flamingos, and the bioluminescent at night. April seemed to be the off month for those. Oh well, were already planning our next visit during that time!

 


Pao Blocking Those Rays in Her Quay Sunglasses

Eze rocking her Pily-Q Swim Suit & Downing Some Coconut Water

Eze Getting That Perfect Shot With Her Sunnylife Camera

Holbox at Punta Mosquito

Bonobos Swim Trunks for the Perfect Fit!

I Brought 3 Pairs of these Vineyard Vines Breaker Shorts



Image: Sunnylife Floats, Marysia Newport Bikini Top & Bikini Bottom


 


ISLA MUJERES


DAY 6

Our next and final stop on our adventure was to Isla Mujeres. Its just a ferry away from Cancuns port. Translated as ‘Island of Women’. Its a very rocky island for the most part and there is a really beautiful beach on the northern side, which is called Playa Norte. It is a very touristic island, with its traditional souvenir shops and small restaurants. We chose to hit Playa Norte and then golf cart cruise the island. We discovered some great scenes.

 

Posted in Behind the Scenes By Fred Rodriguez

Dresses Under $150

Mar 26, 2018 9:06:36 AM

PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP WITH THESE FIVE DRESSES UNDER $150
Womens Summer Dresses Under $150
DRESSES UNDER $150

With spring in full bloom, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite dresses that won’t break the bank. Time to kiss winter goodbye and say hello to the season of crisp whites, whimsical florals and playful patterns. Here is a list of our top five must-haves this season...

Put a little spring in your step in this colorful BB Dakota Cadence Dress. Featuring a high neckline, flowing top and zipper in the back, this 100% polyester dress is a fun, flirty option for date night. Pair with this Taylor and Tessier Caiman cuff (hand made cuff featured here in grey with a 14k gold-filled wire) and grab this Rebecca Minkoff champagne-colored clutch.

Look white hot this season in this Vineyard Vines Eyelet Flutter Sleeve Dress. This white cotton dress features short flutter sleeves and a round neckline. It is also machine washable, so it’s super easy to take care of. Throw on these Valia Gabriel Rami sandals (available in Cumin & Khaki/Beige) and grab this Soeur Du Maroc straw tote to add a little spice. Don’t forget your shades! These pink RayBan Ja-Jo sunglasses will have you beach or brunch ready.

Cupcakes and Cashmere Dezzi Dress is a perfect option for wedding-shower wear. Featuring a classic wrap front that ties at the waist, this LBD can be dressed up with these Tai half moon post earrings and this Kelly Wynne Risky Biz Wristlet. Go for a more casual approach by pairing this dress with these Erica Kleiman metallic silver bracelets and these Valia Gabriel Dale sandals.

Check this piece of clothing off your list of must-haves, as this Everly Check and Floral Dress is an effortlessly chic closet staple. This knee length v-neck dress features adjustable straps…AND side pockets…need we say more? Wear on the go with these Philippe Model Family Mer Veau lace-up sneakers (featured in buerre…aka…a creamy white color). Need an added layer? Reach for this AGolde Reputation Denim jacket.

Who wouldn’t feel pretty in pink when wearing this English Factory Sleeveless Ruffled Dress? As we all know, ruffles are at the forefront of spring trends. This dress features a drop waist and ruffles on the sleeves as well as the bottom hem. Pair with these Sam Edelman Odila pumps and grab these Tai Love CZ post studs to complete the look.

Womens Summer Dresses Under $150
Posted in Womens By Fred Rodriguez

VALENTINES DAY GIFT GUIDE

Feb 13, 2018 4:02:16 PM


VALENTINES DAY GIFT GUIDE

With love in the air this week, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite essentials for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re off to a Valentine’s party, have date night plans with your special someone, or you are desperately searching for that last minute gift, here is a list of our top five picks to purchase for Wednesday.

 

Monrow Valentines Clothing Hearts


SHOP MONROW


Monrow Striped Relaxed Crew Shirt
Who says you can’t be chic and comfy at the same time? Certainly not LA-based brand, Monrow. Case in point, this Monrow striped relaxed crew shirt. This closet staple is a super soft option for everyday wear, and what better day to wear this shirt than on Valentine’s Day. Why? Because, this grey and white striped top features an embroidered bright red heart on the sleeve. Show a little love by (literally) wearing your heart on your sleeve…

Style with these Citizens of Humanity high rise hi-lo hem skinny jeans and throw on these Vince Warren Sneakers for an effortless gal on the go look or, for a cozy night in, pair with these Monrow jogger style pants and this Monrow zip-up hoody.


 

Monrow Valentines Clothing Hearts


SHOP JACK BLACK


For the Dapper Darling: Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit
Keep your man looking (and smelling) his best with a Jack Black signature kit. This beard grooming package features an all-over face wash, shave conditioner containing jojoba and eucalyptus, a face oil specially formulated to provide natural shine and sooth irritation, and a travel-friendly beard comb specially handcrafted to keep your guy on top of his game.


 

Big O Venture Key Ring


SHOP O-VENTURE


To Mom, Love Ruthie: O Venture Big O Key Ring
Show your mom some love this Valentine’s Day by getting her the Big O-Ring. Making the list on Oprah’s Favorite Things, this little key ring is a must-have for anyone that tends to have their hands full. Choose from an assortment of colors including tangerine, pink, peacock blue, gold and red, as well as an array of styles including croc print, leather, ostrich print, and water-repellant silicone. Perfect for a hands-free experience, these key rings have been spotted on wrists, hooked to belts and resting on gearshifts at the valet stand. We’ve even seen these used as a chew toy…


 

Smather & Branson Needlepoint Blets, Key Chains, Hats, Flasks


SHOP SMATHERS & BRANSON


Smathers and Branson
Just in time for March Madness, pick up a Smathers & Branson needlepoint belt, featuring your guy’s favorite college basketball team. Whether you chant Hook ‘em, Sic ‘em, Beak ‘em or Pony Up, Smathers & Branson will get you geared up with their signature hand stitched belt finished with full grain, chestnut colored leather. If you’re feeling really generous, maybe you’ll throw in some tickets …


 

MIlly Womens Apparel, shirts, dresses, tops, swim suits


SHOP MILLY


For the Fashion Savvy: Milly
In search of the perfect date night outfit? Whether it’s with your longtime sweetheart or perhaps a Bumble blind date, it’s important to feel your absolute best, which starts with the perfect outfit. Cue in this ruffled Milly blouse. The hot pink color is synonymous with the day’s festivities and the silk material contributes to the relaxed, flowy feel. Pair with these Agolde Sophie Crop white jeans and add an extra pop with these Tai Love stud earrings.


Posted in Mens Womens By Fred Rodriguez

Scottish Rite Hospital’s Amputee Ski Trip Is A Learning Experience for Teen Amputees—And for the Hospital’s Staff

01/21/2018 | by Glenn Hunter – Dallas - D CEO Healthcare Writer

Inside the Saint Bernard ski, snowboard, and apparel store in Dallas’ Inwood Village, more than a dozen teenagers were excitedly picking out new gear Sunday morning for an upcoming ski-and-snowboarding trip to Winter Park, Colorado.



Visit us at SaintBernard.com, which offers free, three-day shipping and returns.

About Saint Bernard:
Saint Bernard is a family owned ski, snowboard and apparel retail shop and online store based in Dallas, Texas. Saint Bernard has two retail locations (and is headquartered) in the Dallas, Texas area and has a third retail location in Austin, TX.The company currently focuses on carrying men's, women's and children's skis and snowboarding equipment as well as high end and preppy clothing, including fashion accessories such as sunglasses, watches and bags. The company also features ski shop services including tuning and ski waxing at 2 of its locations.
Posted in PRESS RELEASES By Fred Rodriguez

Time to InVEST in the Layering Look

Dec 27, 2017 2:44:11 PM



It may be the winter season, however, we all know there are days where you find yourself peeling off your jacket as the temperatures change throughout the day. That’s why it’s essential to have mastered the art of layering. Here are four of our favorite options right now that we highly recommend you inVEST in…


Rhone Rhone has perfected the art of looking slick while staying functional. This Men’s Activewear line is perfect for the guy wanting to hit the jogging trails or the guy who wants to throw an extra layer on to run the dog in the backyard. This Rhone Hitch Vest (seen here in Navy) features a full-zip feature and a stand-up collar and offers a chest pocket and two side pockets so you can carry all the essentials along the way. The SeaCell jersey fabric is durable, flexible and the power dry lining offers extra insulation and anti-odorant protection. 


Peter Millar Peter Millar has perfected that elevated everyday style with its versatile Essex Quilted Vest. This layering staple is perfect for hitting the golf course, weekend tailgate, or casual Fridays at the office. Consisting of 100% polyester, the style is constructed from quilted lightweight cotton poplin infused with a combination of way polymers and features a fleece interior, allowing the perfect amount of breathability and warmth. Both windproof and water-resistant, this vest features two side pockets, understated snap closures, and comes in a sierra red, navy, army green, brown and black. 


Vineyard Vines This Reversible Full Zip Vest doubles up and offers two sharp looks for the price of one. A perfect packing staple, this layering option can be used to dress your style up or down, thanks to the meticulous stitching and versatile looks of either side. Made of 100% Merino wool, this charcoal zip sweater vest is reversible to a navy puffer-style option. Throw the navy side on over a white shirt, with joggers and sneakers if you’re off to grab coffee or opt to wear the charcoal grey side over a nice button down shirt and dark jeans for dinner out with friends.


Patagonia Patagonia products are certainly top of mind when it comes to functional fashion. A staple in every closet, the brand has been noted for its exceptional craftsmanship in outdoor clothing that is sustainable and good looking since it was established back in the 1970s. This Reversible Bivy Down Vest has proven to be one of the most coveted looks for this year. Featuring a limber but durable full-zip design, and insulated with 600-fill-power 100% recycled down, the face side features a nylon plain-weave shell with reinforced yolk, offering an extra barrier for weather protection. The reverse side features a lightweight, windproof recycled polyester rip-stop shelf. Both sides offer two insulated, hand warmer pockets and a drop-tail hem. Choose from several combos, including Ash/Tan, Big Sur Blue, Industrial Green, Feather Grey, or Forge Grey and Brown. 

Posted in Mens By Jane Rozelle

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