Current Issue Features
Designs on Cuba
by Nicole Di Rocco
Opening up to her past, Nicole di Rocco, owner
and designer of Nicolita swimwear, stepped into a bit of
history, when she went back to her ancestral home, Cuba,
to shoot her current line. Living in Malibu, California, she
could have drawn from her current environs anything that
one might need to inspire a swimwear line. Tan bodies,
shapely women, sand and surf – all at her back door. But
she felt an inner tug to inject her line with the spice of the
island of her ancestors. After decades of only hearing
about Cuba from her mother and father and seeing
pictures of the destination, she committed to shooting it
on that island so cloaked in mystery and oppression. As
the magic of the islands so often proves itself, Cuba did
not disappoint and Nicole captured the mystique of the
Caribbean and the Cuban spirit in her shoot.
Puerto Rico's GLAM EL CON: All-Pro
by Zorianna Kit
It's never fun missing an airplane connection due to bad
weather, so when I landed in San Juan, Puerto Rico after getting
stuck in Atlanta, GA en route from LaLaLand, I felt like I had been
Fortunately the El Conquistador Resort and Hotel's
complimentary shuttle, a service the hotel provides pretty much
around the clock, was waiting to spirit me to the resort near the
small port city of Fajardo on the island's northeast coast.
On this late Monday afternoon as our bus departed the
city, it seemed as though every one of San Juan's one million
residents was leaving at the same time as us. Luckily, no one on
the bus minded because it was stocked with rum and soda so we
could mix ourselves a drink, relax and enjoy the ride. Television
monitors overhead played a looping video about all there was to
see, eat and do at this Waldorf Astoria-owned property, getting
everyone in vacation mode.
In Good Compagnie
by Peta Phipps
It was difficult to discern if I had stepped aboard one of my wealthier friends' yachts or an intimate luxury cruise liner.
Le Boréal, one of Compagnie du Ponant's luxury mega-yachts was in the port of Miami for a very special – and far too
short – sailing for invited guests. Lucky me, I was on the list, so I willingly stepped aboard. Admittedly not a big fan of
cruising, as you may know from my past editorials, but I do pride myself on knowing a good thing when I see one... and
this, my friends, was a great thing.
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