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Lazy Days at Esencia

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The second installment from our escape to Hotel Esencia. 

Unlike the huts and hotels in Tulum, Esencia’s grounds feel really spacious and green with its palm tree-lined gardens behind the beach serving as home to strutting peacocks and sunbathing iguanas. Not to freak anyone out, but we also saw a tiny red snake and while having cocktails at the bar one evening, some kind of mongoose climbed up a palm tree right in front of us… If you’re an Attenborough fan/nature freak like me, you can imagine how ridiculously excited I got at the latter.

It always seems to take me a few days to unwind when we go away. The first two or three days away always seems to coincide with some urgent work email from home that I can’t ignore, while we simultaneously try to capture as much of the trip as humanly possible. I’m sure any of you that are self-employed can relate to that inability to switch off… But after two days of stressing, I decided it was time to put an out of office on so I could fully appreciate everything from the insanely good shrimp tacos at lunch to the pink sky and long shadows over the beach come 7 p.m. It’s one of those places you’re actually grateful for jet lag waking you up early every morning, so you get even more hours to appreciate the amazingness of it all.

I’m so used to moving around hotels now that I often can’t imagine staying in one place for a week anymore, but Esencia really was one of those places I could picture doing just that and I’m not sure I’ve ever been more envious of the people who were still wallowing on the beach as we headed off to our next stop.

Thankfully, our next pit stop was just as special…

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Star top | Tularosa at Revolve 
Sunglasses | Rayban 
Jewellery | Lucy Williams X Missoma 

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Don’t miss the ultimate avocado fries. I’ve yet to find anywhere in London that does these after discovering them in L.A years ago, so as soon as I saw them on Esencia’s menu, I ordered them to my room while I waited for Jamie to arrive… After that, they became a bit of a daily staple and we ordered them every day as a ‘light’ side at lunch.

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Can you tell I’m horribly jet lacked in the above? Blending into the background wearing the breeziest coverup from Beach Cafe…

Kaftan | Eberjey at Beach Cafe
Slides | See by Chloe
Sunglasses | Celine 
Necklaces | Lucy Williams X Missoma 
Bag from Work Shop Living

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White lace-up shirt | Faithfull The Brand
Mint bikini | Peony swimwear
Hat | Lack of Colour
Star necklace | Lucy Williams X Missoma 

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Embroidered blue blouse | Isabel Marant Etoile 
Denim Shorts | Levis 
Broww leather Slides | See by Chloe
Black shoulder bag | Celine via Vestiaire Collective 

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Embroidered blue blouse | Isabel Marant Etoile 
Denim Shorts | Levis 
Broww leather Slides | See by Chloe
Black shoulder bag | Celine via Vestiaire Collective
White lace-up shirt | Faithfull The Brand
Mint bikini | Peony swimwear
Straw Hat | Lack of Colour
Star necklace | Lucy Williams X Missoma
Kaftan | Eberjey at Beach Cafe
Slides | See by Chloe
Sunglasses | Celine 
Bag from Work Shop Living
Star top | Tularosa at Revolve 
Sunglasses | Rayban 
Jewellery | Lucy Williams X Missoma 

Ph. by myself and James Wright using the Olympus Pen and Olympus OM-D

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Comments

  • wow, those pictures look absolutely amazing!
    xx
    http://www.thefashionplaybook.de

  • Claudine

    Wow, such stunning pictures, make me want to travel right NOW!
    Love the little Star necklace, really cute!

    xx
    Claudine
    http://www.claudinesroom.com

  • These pictures are so beautiful- book me on the next flight!
    http://www.lookwhosyorking.blogspot.co.uk

  • Love your holiday posts!

  • Katie

    Perfect escapism in my lunch hour!
    I’ve put one of your necklaces on my birthday list for my boyfriend – let’s hope he takes the hint…
    Katie x
    TheEclecticity.org

  • Elena Holl

    Love all the photos! And the mules are just perfection!!! <3
    XO :)
    Elena
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  • Looks beautiful and love the outfits!!

    http://www.inmydreams.ca/

  • Such gorgeous photos! The beach looks absolutely perfect x

  • Little Miss Notting Hill

    Needing that Isabel Marant embroidered blouse in my life immediately Lucy! Gorgeous pics, heading out there for honeymoon in November and all these Mexico posts are getting us veryyyy excited :) x

    http://littlemissnottinghill.com/

  • Frankie

    Holiday looks dreamy – if you’re in search of fried avo in London, the Tommy Tucker in Fulham does some of the best!

  • Living Paula Blog

    This looks amazing!

    Paula- http://www.livingpaula.com

  • Oh paradise!! Lovely photos!

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  • Oh paradise!! Lovely photos!

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  • love all of these photos, it looks so amazing there & love your beach style

    mel x
    mediamarmalade.com

  • This images are outstanding, the colours of the sea and sky are out of this world, hope you had an amazing time, seeing you looked amazing in every photo! Loved the outfits x

    Millie x
    Queenmillie.Blogspot.Com

  • Wow, you look amazing, the Island looks amazing and Avocado fries?! Hope you’re enjoying your holiday.

    myramyla.com

  • Bianca

    Pfuuuuoa, I really need a vacation! Your pictures are amazing and I can`t wait for the summer vacation to start so I can enjoy days at the beach.
    http://www.biancapoppa.com