There are only so many beach photos you can take and there is certainly a limit to how many you can shove in people's noses but I fear that I am going to exceed the acceptable quota over the next few days.
I am currently on an island in the Maldives (LUX) and it's one of the most incredible places I have ever been - picture postcard incredible. I am only here for a few days but I intend to make the most of it in my own way by following an itinerary similar to the one below:
9am - Breakfast. Go down to the buffet barefoot - because nobody seems to really wear shoes on this island (thank God I didn't bring heels).
10am - Get in the sea right outside the villa, spot baby sharks, get slightly unnerved by baby sharks and retreat to the lounger. Repeat the sea/lounger movement for a few hours.
1pm - Go for a walk or bike ride, grab an ice cream at the free ice cream station and take 49454954 pictures of the beach.
3pm - Nanna nap.
5pm - Sundowners and sunset watching. Comment on how "big the sky is here" and marvel at your stupidity.
7pm - Get ready for dinner. Due to the casualness of the island get ready means that you put on some concealer and mascara.
10pm - Have a shower in the bedroom's outdoor bathroom and convince self that creepy crawlies are really okay.
Bed. Repeat next day.
I mean.....just beautiful! I wish I could properly capture the sky at night. I have never seen stars like it in my life.
On a superficial note, my only complaint is that my hair has not understood the memo on salt water. It is meant to transform into gentle waves but my hair has interpreted that as frizz with an extra side of frizz. I didn't bring many products at all so along with the no makeup policy I seem to have adopted this week I'll throw in Monica from Friends Barbados hair as well.
With that point in mind, I wore a big arse hat for my walk and sundowner excursion today. This was an old purchase from Reiss but I always knew it would come in handy. The tunic/cover up is one of my favourite ever purchases from Zara - I really feel like I could go anywhere wearing this.
Hat: Reiss (old)
Tunic: Zara (old)
Shoes: Carvela (now sold out)
I am trying to think of other posts that I can write while I am here - I don't want this to become some nauseating beach photo diary - so expect "something" else this week in between the holiday stuff.
Hope you are all well!