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POSTCARDS FROM PHUKET

A short while ago, I had the absolute pleasure of making my first trip to Thailand.

On location, in Phuket for

The Luxe Nomad

x

Vamastyle

, this trip certainly turned into one amazing adventure, that I will long cherish. 

Not only was I treated to magical sunsets, incredible food, and a magnificent backdrop, but I was also blessed to meet and travel with my gypsy soul sister,

Helen Janneson Bense (

Gypsy Lovin Light

)

.

You know that feeling when you first meet someone, and it's like you've know each other forever…Kindred spirits. 

More from my Thailand adventure to come.

Photography

- Jasmin Howell &

Helen Janneson Bense from

Gypsy Lovin Light

Model/Styling

- Jasmin Howell

Location

-

Sri Panwa

, Phuket, Thailand

THE SWIMWEAR EDIT

As the weather starts to heat up here in Australia, it's time to start thinking about summer swim trends...

When it comes to swimwear, I'm really quite discerning. I'm on the hunt for designs that not only look good, but styles you can be active in, without being uncomfortable. And in terms of swimwear trends, this season I'm all for 'sports luxe'.

The scuba essentials collection by one of my Aussie favourites, Baku, is spot on. The soft neoprene fabrication is perfectly lined, and provides great support. 

I've hand-picked three swim styles, which fit this brief to a tee (style and comfort) and will complete your swim wardrobe this season. 

LOOK 1

Baku Scuba Essentials High Neck Bra Baku Scuba Essentials Boyleg Swim Pant

LOOK 2

Baku Aztec Bikini Triangle Bra &  Baku Aztec Rio Bikini Pant

LOOK 3

Baku Scuba Essentials High Neck Cutaway One Piece


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TRAVEL DIARY | NIHIWATU, SUMBA ISLAND

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An hours flight out of Bali, followed by an adventurous 1.5 hour drive, you will reach an amazingly beautiful slice of paradise, also known as Nihiwatu resort, Sumba Island...

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I have a theory when it comes to travel. All the best places to visit are the ones that take that extra effort to get to. Such is true of

Sumba Island

.

I've enjoyed many visits to Bali (you can see my Bali Travel Guide 

HERE

), but this trip was my first visit truly outside of the hustle and bustle and I absolutely LOVED it.

Sumba Island remains relatively uninfluenced by modernisation, with a beautiful and rich culture.

Nihiwatu Resort

, where I was fortunate enough to stay on my visit, embraces and promotes the local culture, while providing visitors with a luxurious five-star escape.

Nihiwatu

is a calm and peaceful retreat, which feels like it is literally in the middle of no where (in the best possible way). From its beautiful modern interiors, to a vast array of activities on offer (hiking, to surfing to the must-try spa safari), no stone is left un-touched.

If you're looking for a rejuvenating escape from the traditional 'Bali' holiday, I highly recommend a visit to

Nihiwatu, Sumba Island

.

Trust me, you won't leave disappointed.

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