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Five Tips on Enjoying a Staycation

While I'm away, my good friend Jackie graciously accepted when I asked her to write a blog post for me!! You guys don't know Jackie yet, but maybe we can convince her to start her very own blog!! 

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While B’s on vacation enjoying the sandy beaches, getting bronzed and living the life of a VS Angel (they just shot the VS Swimsuit edition in Puerto Rico), we too can have some fun by partaking in our own staycation. I've put together the following tips outlining my ideal staycation.  Come sail away with me!

1.     Anchors away! Time to Explore
Visiting a new place, a restaurant, museum, gym, local city or town will be a new and different experience, almost as if I was somewhere far far away.  I have been meaning to visit Barry’s Bootcamp, which isn't doable during a normal weekday due to its location, but would work great on a Saturday or Sunday morning.  I am so used to my regular gym that joining in with a new group at a different gym with classes I've never tried would surely be a new and exciting experience.  Fun little tid bit: Kim Kardashian frequents Barry's Bootcamp, so you know it must be good! 

2.     Relax & Refresh
After I get a workout in and explore, my second favorite staycation must do is to relax!  I would love to try a spa on Newbury Street in Boston called G2O.  This spa offers a variety of luxurious treatments as well as features a skylight hot tub, brine inhalation therapy room, an experience room which combines herbal infused steam and an ice fog shower, based on an exotic Bali experience! I mean that to me just screams, "I'm on vacation!" 

3.     Tropical Libations!

One of my favorite vacation clothing staples is a pair of Lilly shorts with a hot pink cocktail print.  My staycation wouldn’t be complete without a fruity drink that is reminiscent of my favorite outfit!  I love muddled fruit cocktails and the best part is they are nutritious (in their own way)!  

Enjoying my drinks with a champagne float and a fun straw is a must.  In fact, I might just take a picture and instagram my gorgeous concoction #cocktail #beachy # #staycation #cheers!

4.     Life’s a Beach
 
Even though I might not be at the beach right now, a staycation is the perfect opportunity to get bikini ready for when I finally do hit the beach or pool this summer. If I can't make it to Barry's Bootcamp then I opt for one of Sarah Dussault’s amazing fitness videos.  She is an amazing fitness blogger who I have been following for years!  I noticed, a video called “butt and cleavage workout” there is no question what this work out is designed for, exactly the areas that need focus!
 
Another perk of the beach is an inevitable tan.  The best way to fake like I've bronzing for a few days is by using self tanner! Of course it’s important to protect our skin from the dreaded rays that cause photo-aging (and wrinkles) and opt for the second best thing: self tanner.  I recommend Vita Liberata Gradual Tan. The lotion goes on clear so you can apply any time of day without worry of looking brown and muddy if you head out to go shopping or grab coffee with a friend.
 Another tanner I recommend is a new product from Jergens, Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse.  Unlike the Vita Liberata which is gradual, you will become several shades darker after just one application.  However, I recommend applying at night as this mousse is tan colored and will not look normal until you have taken a shower the next morning. 

5.     Because even staycations must come to an end…
 
To cap off the end of a perfect staycation I plan to sit back and let my tan develop while scoping out Pinterest for Spring styling ideas.  I like to evaluate pieces I already own and use my pins to figure what additional pieces or accessories I may need to complete a look that's new to me.  
Creating new looks to wear on the weekend or to work will give you a similar satisfaction of packing and wearing a vacation wardrobe, at least that's what I keep telling myself.  A few items that are on my must have list are a fedora, a gold beaded necklace, and the perfect pair of white pants!


I hope you enjoy these Staycation tips as much as I do! What's your idea of the perfect Staycation?

xo,
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38 comments

  1. Have fun in PR B!!! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back! Love these ideas for a staycation. Pampering yourself is definitely a must! And those champagne mojitos sound amazing! I need to check out that fitness blogger too. Sounds like the perfect routine when I can't make it to the gym!

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  2. all great tips! i am sharing the tanner on today's post!

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  3. Great tips! She had me at champagne (always a good idea!) and fun tropical drinks. I also love trying fun new work outs. It's great to mix it up!

    Have an amazing time on your trip gurlie <3

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  4. Have such a great time on your trip, lady!!!!! I'm a huge fan of stay cations, they can be the best!

    I'm with Kate…champagne, she had me at champagne!

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  5. have a wonderful trip to PR! ah it's going to be amazing!! these are great tips - i love finding new and fun spots in town to check out that i typically wouldn't :) and those champagne mojitos! gimme!

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  6. The best way to do a staycation for sure!! Have such a great trip B!

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  7. Have a fabulous time in PR, B! I can't wait to get all the details so I'm prepared for our trip in October. :) This was such a fun post - staycations can be just as fun and relaxing as going somewhere. I'm going to check out that Jergen's product, too.

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  8. These are great tips for a fun and relaxing staycation! Enjoy your trip, Biana!
    xo Emily
    www.fashioncolumntwin.com!

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  9. This is such a cute post! I love all of your ideas :-)
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com/

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  10. Have a BLAST on vacation!! I love a spa day, so I would totally take part in some yummy drinks and head to the spa :)

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  11. All great tips! I have never done an actual stay-cation before! Enjoy your trip!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  12. I hope you have such a great trip Biana! Love all these staycation tips and ideas-- keeping up with a good fake tan can definitely help make you feel like you've been somewhere warm :)

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  13. My perfect Staycation... lots of sleep :)

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  14. Loving all of these tips. Can we make every weekend a staycation?? We'll start with a champagne mojito for sure!

    xx 365Hangers

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  15. I'm always a sucker for sunless tanners - I'll have to give these a go! The spa is a great idea for a staycation!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  16. I'm in need of a good "stay cation" - our schedules are too packed for a full on vacation until at LEAST the fall!! Great post! ;)

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  17. Sounds like an ideal weekend or "staycation" It would be nice to explore some new places around where we live and just spend the day relaxing.

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  18. Great tips! You need to start your own blog! Esp if you bump into Kim Kardashian, so we can all live vicariously through you :)

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  19. Fabulous post! You have a great writing voice you should definitely keep it up!

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  20. Loved reading your tips, they all sound so well I just want to use self tanner and wear something lightweight right away))

    Tanya
    www.stripesnvibes.com
    BlogLovin

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  21. Can't wait to hear about your vacay. I will be over here applying sunless tanner in a bottle acting like I went somewhere too....

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  22. Biana, hope you're having a blast in PR! Jackie, these are great stay cation tips!

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  23. I have planned a staycation for tomorrow and a trip to the salon for a pedicure is in order. Since we are finally getting warm weather the Sunless tanners are coming out of hiding too.

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  24. I don't have any summer vacation plans at the moment so I may have to partake in a stay action, cocktails and tans sound great to me!
    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  25. This is such a great list! I love the idea of a staycation!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  26. Such a fun post! I'm totally inspired to plan a staycation!

    Heidi
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  27. Any vacation is a great vacation! A dream vaca for me definitely involves great work outs, relaxing on the beach and spa time. You can easily do that on a staycation!!

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  28. hope you're having fun B!! You should totally start a blog, Jackie - the more the merrier!
    not gonna lie, my perfect staycation would most likely be lots of reading, naps and food. haha!

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  29. Staycations can be just as nice and relaxing as a real going-away vacation. Great tips and those Pretty Mojito Drinks are calling my name lol.

    Have a great weekend Biana!

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  30. Great staycation tips, Jackie!
    Wayyyyy jealous of B's beach getaway right about now!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  31. i need to invest in this self tanner immediately. i'm so pale!! and champagne mojito? you have me interested.

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  32. These are great stay-cation tips!! My favorite is the champagne floats. Yum!

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  33. These are awesome tips! I loved this post!

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  34. I'm such a fan of stay-cations! And that beach pic is really getting me excited for summer! :)

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA

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  35. I so wish I could have a staycation! These are great ideas!

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  37. Have a great trip B and these are great tips! Now I want a staycation!

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