Sunday, April 5, 2015

Buzios with Otherworld and Brigitte Bardot

For "spring break" this year, I went on an epic trip to Brazil. A highlight of my visit is one of my favorite little beach towns, Buzios.

Buzios is a seaside escape about three hours from Rio. French super star actress Brigitte Bardot put Buzios on the map as an international escape in the 1960's. Since then, the town has only become more popular, but still maintains its rustic charm.

The statue of Brigitte is a landmark in town, and always a popular spot for a photo. For my trip, designer Otherworld lent me one of her exotic and versatile cover-ups, or "overthings" as they call them. Their unique cut allows for it to be worn in a number of different styles. Here, I'm wearing it in the traditional scarf style.

Buzios harbor

Otherworld designer and founder Ashley Smith's prints are based on photographs from her world travels. This particular piece is from her Indonesian Tides Spring 2015 collection and is called the Gili Reflections print. Made in Italy, the luxurious linen blend fabric is soft and breathable, it's a must have travel accessory, great for the beach, the plane, and transitioning from day to night.

I took these photos on a gorgeous day at Praia Geriba, a beach famous for surfing, and the colors of the Otherworld print look beautiful against the colors of the sand, sky, and ocean.

Fishbone Cafe is a fun place to have a drink and a traditional snack like Acai while overlooking Geriba beach.

We stayed at the serene Pousada Casa Buzios near the center of town. Pousada is the word for a small inn, like a bed and breakfast. Buzios doesn't have big hotels or resorts. Here I'm lounging in the Otherworld overthing tied in the cover-up style. It's a great look for when it's cooling off.

Before going out, I changed into a different outfit and put on my Otherworld piece as an overshawl. 

Covered up in my Otherworld cape!
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