The Perfect Bathing Suit

As I write this, I am also watching it snow – so its no wonder my mind has turned to dreaming about a beach vacation!

I don’ know about you, but I am always on the hunt for that perfect bathing suit.  The one I can wear to swim in but also tan without too many lines and that I actually feel good in.

I usually have to settle for two out of three – not sure I’ve ever managed to get all three with one suit!  and so the hunt begins!

Do I want one in a fiery red like the Baywatch girls? (No – not the same cut!) Or one in bright 60s colors and patterns (like I had growing up) Or maybe in classic black? (but those always seem so humdrum). Maybe a black & white one – like the Bond girls always wear!

There’s No Place Like Jamaica

Post From Steve:

I recently traveled over to Jamaica for a vacation. I really didn’t do very much research on the island other than I’ve know some friends that have traveled over to Jamaica; some love it others found it to be just ok. I can’t pinpoint why, but I too found it just ok. One reason for the soft review was the crazy amount of humidity. Yes, I know it’s an island but I really haven’t experienced this level of humidity and heat on any of the surrounding islands I’ve visited.

Post From Steve:

I recently traveled over to Jamaica for a vacation. I really didn’t do very much research on the island other than I’ve know some friends that have traveled over to Jamaica; some love it others found it to be just ok. I can’t pinpoint why, but I too found it just ok. One reason for the soft review was the crazy amount of humidity. Yes, I know it’s an island but I really haven’t experienced this level of humidity and heat on any of the surrounding islands I’ve visited.

Another item to note if you visit Jamaica, they travel in the opposite side of the road from us in the United States.

Now on the fashion side, I saw just about every conceivable range of clothing. From shabby t-shirts and shorts to dress to kill, it just depended on at what time and where. In Montego Bay, there’s an area of clubs called the “hip strip” where the younger crowds visit. Here it was the women showing off as much skin as possible. If you read that women’s dresses are getting more conservative and longer; that is not happening in Jamaica. Wish I could tell yout here was some common theme, there just wasn’t one other than less is more. You can almost say the same thing if you had the body, it was wear whatever shows off your assets.

I am by no means suggesting you not visit Jamaica, it’s really pretty and the people are really friendly.

Post from Julie

When we went to Jamaica last year we had a wonderful time – there was some humidity but the afternoon rain cleared it out, so the evenings were beautiful. Maybe the difference is that I have lived in South Florida, so perhaps he humidity didn’t bother me as much. I do agree with Steve that with so many visitors from so many places, in the way of fashion, anything goes!

I also agree with Steve, you will not go to many places where the people are friendlier or happier to have you there.