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Travel Beauty Travel Diaries: Boca Raton, Florida

Looking for a quick beach getaway that feels like a tropical vacation? My husband and I flew down to Boca Raton recently to attend the wedding of close friends. I have lived in New York City for 38 years and have never been to Boca Raton. What more, I had not visited Florida in at least 8 years, so I honestly did not know what to expect. I have to say, the bride and groom chose a beautiful spot. The wedding itself took place at The Boca Beach Club, which is part of the Boca Raton Resort & Club. It is a unique venue and is broken up into two locations, the beach club, on the beach and the resort located on the Intercoastal. I was actually able to relax somewhat (which is a rare occurrence for an entrepreneur).

Where to Stay

For those that long to be on the water, The Beach Club is for you. There is a beautiful white sand beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean’s clear blue water. It almost felt like being in the Caribbean. The beach goes on for miles, so if you like taking long walks on the beach, this is perfect for you. I recommend getting it in early in the morning before it gets hot. Note to self – make sure to take sunscreen (You can’t go wrong with Institut Esthederm, Sun Bum, or Neova) and after sun care. (I love Cosmetics 27 Huile 27 for face and decollete – very soothing and moisturizing and Sun Bum Cool Down Hydrating After Sun Lotion for body). There are two pools at the club with breathtaking views of the ocean. Pool and beach side dining is also available, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center.

If you prefer more of an elegant, old-world experience, the Boca Raton Resort is the place for you. Situated on the Intercoastal, it is just steps away from the award winning full-service Waldorf Astoria Spa, two 18 hole championship golf courses, sparkling swimming pools, and a world-class tennis facility. The grounds are truly majestic; I was floored by the entire setting. The newly renovated Cloister building was built in 1926 and features Spanish-Mediterranean architecture. The rehearsal dinner, the night before the wedding, took place in the courtyard along side the spa. The setting looked like a royal courtyard in a Moroccan palace.

It’s All About The Trees

I could not get over the grounds that surround the Cloister building. It is an exotic arboretum. The walkway on the exterior of the hotel is adorned by 2 rows of majestic Royal Palm Trees. There are also many old unusual trees that look like they are not of this world. There is a Kapok Tree, or Ceiba Pentandra, planted 85 years ago, which is indigenous to tropical rainforests. It can grow to a height of 150 feet with roots that are 12 feet tall and sprout out with large horney spines. Next, we found a Banyan Tree, or Ficus Benghalensis, from India. It has a large tree top and tall aerial roots which become secondary roots. I had never seen anything like either of these and there are a handful scattered throughout the property.

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Where to Eat

I am not typically a junk food eater. I think the sea air probably got the best of me, but as we were exploring the huge corridors of the resort we happened upon Serendipity. I had no idea that there was more than one! The only one I am acquainted with is the original on East 60th Street in New York City, that I have been going to since I was 6. Well I marched right it and I ordered a 9 pound brownie sundae with coffee ice cream, hot fudge and whipped cream. In case you were wondering what a 9 pound sundae looked like, this thing was ginormous. I didn’t think I’d ever be able to zip my skinny jeans again! Naturally, I went back the following day. This Serendipity was a throwback to 50s diners, with orange banquets, white and pink French bistro chairs and a proper sip and soda bar.

Dinner was at Morimoto ala acclaimed sushi master, Masaharu Morimoto. (its literally steps from Serendipity – just in case you are interested) Morimoto is contained within a narrow sleek sushi bar. The food is dynamite; don’t forget to have a little sake…but just a little! You’ll need to be up bright and early for your walk on the beach.

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Toiletry Bag Packing Tips

When you travel with as many expensive toiletries as we do, you learn – rather quickly – which packing strategies work and which leave you with a toiletry travel kit coated in night cream. Here are our roadtested methods for arriving at your destination with your products – and your beauty regimen – fully in tact.

It’s What’s Outside that Counts

First and foremost, choose your toiletry bag wisely. We designed our Travel Beauty Travel Bag to be slightly padded, zipper-enclosed and plastic-lined. The padding protects products from breakage, but if the unfortunate happens, the plastic lining and zipper stops it from getting unfortunate all over your vacation wardrobe!

Dust Off Your Dust Bags

More and more beauty products come in eco-friendly glass bottles every day. And though they be beautiful on our vanity, they are perilous in our carry-ons. Enter the smaller size dust bags you’ve likely amassed…you know, the ones that come with large jewelry pieces (hello, Alexis Bittar bangle) and small leather goods. These are your beauty products’ best friends. Put each glass product in its own bag (the thicker, the better) to protect them from banging against each other and then breaking.

Know Your Products’ M.O.

What spills easily and what does not? For example, there’s an oil we love, but it seeps out of its bottle very easily. We learned (the messy way) that this particular product has to stay home. (We are not fans of transferring containers, especially with oils. Too much gets lost in transportation!) Also, pump bottles – the types you have to press down to lock – are all-around bad travel buddies. The pump almost always opens, and then the darn thing is pumping product out the entire time you’re in transit, unbeknownst to you! As much as possible, go with tubes that have tightly-closing flip tops. We also love powder formulas for travel, like Juvena Pure Lifting Peeling Powder. The less liquids to worry about, the better.

Pack Products that Pack a Triple Punch (Or More)

Most of the products we really love do many different things…and do them all well. A quality multi-purpose oil, like Huile 27 can be used from scalp to soles, and works fabulously wherever you apply it. When thinking of which products multi-task well, don’t forget about those that are unisex! Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes are traditionally a men’s product. But these wipes are so cleansing and refreshing, we love them just as much as our husbands do! Then there’s Vine Minus Ion Water, which is so high tech and multi-talented it could probably fly the plane if need be. It is a great refresher/primer for hair and face, it moisturizes and has antibacterial properties. You can even brush your teeth with it!

Always Pack a Dream Cream

Bring one product you can keep with you (in your purse) and that can go anywhere on you. Heaven Skincare Black Label Vanilla Pod Hand & Nail Cream is made with such high quality organic ingredients you can use it not only on your hands and nails (and arms and legs and feet) but also on your face. Plus, the luscious scent has the aromatherapeutic benefits of being calming, comforting and stress reducing! ‘Cause, you know, travel can be a bit stressful sometimes…

Bon Voyage!

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Exclusive Interview with Taylor & Caitlin of Glitter Guide

Not only did we get to chat with the lovely ladies behind Glitter Guide, but Taylor & Caitlin also took the time to shop Travel Beauty! They did a fantastic job curating a Glitter Guide Travel Beauty Travel Kit. What’s inside? Here are their top product picks to pack and summer beauty travel tips for a beauty-full beach vacation.

Glitter Guide’s Essential Beach Beauty and Post-sun Skin Care Product Picks:

Keep reading for our exclusive Q & A with these inspiring gals.

TB: What is your favorite part of what you do? How did you become interested in beauty?

GG: Inspiring others and coming up with unique ideas to share with our readers. Beauty has always been an interest for as long as we can remember and now that it’s part of our job it’s even more fun!

TB: What are your must-have travel beauty products that always make the cut into your dopp kit while traveling during the summer months?

GG: Good shampoo and conditioner (hotel products always dry out my hair), sunscreen, hair oil to use post-sun, a lightweight moisturizer and sunless tanner.

TB: What are you most concerned about, beauty-wise, when you travel during the summer months?

GG: Having our tried and true products with us that we know work! Also making sure to have sunscreen and moisturizer (for post-sun burns) during the summer is key.

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TB: What is your fastest, fail-safe, look refreshed tip when traveling?

GG: When traveling long distances or flying we tend to go for the ‘no fuss’ look — i.e. simple hair and makeup so there is less of a chance for things to go astray. We keep our hair in a pony (or wear a hat), simple tinted moisturizer, mascara and lip balm. When flying we always keep lip balm and both hand and face lotion in our carry-on to combat dry airplane air.

TB: Can you walk us through the process of how you created your very own Travel Beauty Travel Kit?

GG: Well, we’ll just say it was hard to pick just a few items from your selection!! We thought of the products that we’d hate to leave home without, but typically wouldn’t have in a travel size.

Create your very own travel kit now.

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