To celebrate the beginning of summer, our very own Katherine Power was sent packing on an uncharted trip to Cabo San Lucas, and despite her protests – we finally got her offline and off the grid for a few days of uninterrupted leisure. (*High five ladies!) Apart from her passport and a bottle of SPF, the only other essential we couldn’t let her leave the office without was…Essie nail polish, naturally. Because when isn’t getting a mani/pedi a trip prerequisite? Herewith, Katherine…
THE FAB FIVE
Gang’s all here! A Cabo packing list won’t be complete without these essential Essie summer shades.
Did you know International law states that it’s bad luck to board a flight without a pre-trip manicure? OK, maybe that’s not entirely true, but it should be. Always prep your nails before the world sees you – it sets the tone for the adventures to come!
Essie Essential: Bikini So Teeny
On Katherine: Gorjana Taner Wrapped Cuff Bracelet ($60) in Various Colours; Iwona Ludyga Tribe Wike Nudes Bracelet ($214); Iwona Ludyga Aztec Multiflag Bracelet ($117); Monica Vinader Baja Chain Bracelet ($330) in Grey Agate
Nested between historic Cabo and the city proper, the postcard-perfect Las Ventanas al Paraiso will be home for the next four days. Here, charming pebbled paths at every turn.
It’s been said that your travel tote is only as good as the nail polish you wear with it. We’re inclined to agree. Two pom-poms way, way up!
Essie Essential: Go Ginza
On Katherine: JadeTribe Beach Pom Tote ($144) in Pink Multi; Rebecca Taylor Sleeveless Eyelet Drawstring Dress ($395) in White; Monica Vinader Baja Chain Bracelet ($330) in Grey Agate; Theodora & Callum Laredo Scarf ($155) in Orange Multi
Once the tour of the Garden View Villa was complete, it was back to the business at hand: unpacking.
In Closet: Raquel Allegra Silk Maxi Skirt ($478) in Cosmic Ivory; A Lolita Lorenzo Clutch; ($144) in Pink Multi; LemLem Samara striped cotton-blend pants ($158); San Diego Hat Co. hat; Sandro Paris dress; Edie Parker Lara Marbled Backlit-Confetti Clutch Bag ($995) in Blue
A pedi reset and we’re pool ready.
Essie Essential: Haute In The Heat
MADE IN THE SHADE
The ultimate poolside provisions: vital reading material, sunnies, rings galore, and Katherine’s Essie go-tos!
A PLACE IN THE SUN
That moment you hotfoot it outdoors and realise the Sea of Cortez is your backyard, you just have to smile.
Essie Essential: Urban Jungle
On Katherine: Gorjana Taner Wrapped Cuff Bracelet ($60) in Various Colours; Iwona Ludyga Tribe Wike Nudes Bracelet ($214); Iwona Ludyga Aztec Multiflag Bracelet ($117); Benjamin Eva Sunglasses ($325) in Black and Bone.
WHEN AT THE BEACH, MAKE SAND SCRIBBLES
Caught in the act: an insta-opportunity presented itself. FOMO, and all that…
The perfect ending to a perfect trip: an alfresco dinner for two at Flora Farm Kitchen, a stunning community ranch folded into the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains.
Until next time… Cheers from Cabo!
Essie Essential: Haute in the Heat
On Katherine: Zimmermann Writer Embroidered Check Dress ($450) in Black; Gianvito Rossi Leopard-Print Calf Hair Sandals ($634); Iwona Ludyga Tribe Wike Nudes Bracelet ($214) Iwona Ludyga Aztec Multiflag Bracelet ($117); Edie Parker Lara Marbled Backlit-Confetti Clutch Bag ($995) in Blue