TRAVEL JOURNAL: TULUM.
The real life of a twenty-something interior designer / life-stylist running her own business?
GO -GO – GO – GO – GO
My days and nights are one thousand percent non-stop;
Which is why a clean break between projects (even if just for a few days) is so utterly necessary.
The fine line between business-woman and artist can easily become blurred
but if there is one thing I absolutely know for sure through to my core, it’s this:
AMIDST THE CHAOS, THE CREATIVE SOUL MUST ALWAYS REVISIT SOLITUDE.
Tulum is a place, like Bali, that I have longed to see for myself, for so long — and I am grateful for the experiences brought during my solo international travel!
For anyone seeking a quiet + cultural getaway, here’s my list!:
NOMADE TULUM — I spent my mornings sitting at this table getting my emails out of the way for each day, and spent my nights in an actual tent! (Yes, you read that correctly — a tent) — To be fair, my tent had A/C. And even cooler? An outdoor shower (one of my favorite things in this world!) Nomade is partnered with the beautiful BE Tulum hotel — still chic, just a little more boho and slightly more affordable. Mini huts over beach-beds, hammocks, and dining on the sand, line the shore here — yoga is practiced daily in their Gratitude Tent — and directly across the road is a magical wellness + energy healing spa called Yaan (an definite MUST if you come all the way out here; ladies, I absolutely recommend the Aztec Chakra Balancing Massage + Mayan Renaissance treatments… and ask for one of their traditional Mayan therapists) — what more could you ask for in one place?!
EAT + SHOP — There’s one main road that travels alongside the shoreline, separated by all of the boutique-hotels and homes of Tulum, and if you don’t plan to venture outside of this town during your stay, I don’t recommend a car-rental — just a bicycle! (Get a driver to + from the airport)
Along this road you will find many little shops that might catch your eye — some of my most memorable, unfortunately, I don’t have the names or websites to send you to because they were mom+pop local stops. But some of my faves pictured below do include the food, drinks, and goodies from Coqui Coqui (happy to finally have picked up their signature coconut scent from a direct boutique!), Cenzontle, and Posado Margherita.
Above all, I believe my favorite experience in Tulum was one that I got to take home with me, energetically. As you may or may not be aware, there are specific geographic locations on our planet that surge higher level frequencies, and the Ancient Mayan Ruins is one of them. The Ancient Mayans believed that if you wore white here, you would soak up the positive waves, exponentially. And that I did! — in true mermaid fashion, hair tangled up in sea-kelp & all, immersing myself on the very beach that some of our highly intuitive ancestors did.
It doesn’t take much to muster up the plan to embrace the beauty for yourself in a place you want to see. Just start by BElieving. You’ll come home immensely rewarded on both an intellectual level and spiritual level. And isn’t that life? Are you L I V I N G yet?
LIGHT BIKINI: MYRA SWIMWEAR
PLAID: THE RAILS
TWO-PIECE SET: long-sleeve crop + shorts x ELLE A