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Fashion Me Now | Sanara Tulum Mexico 2016

Welcome to my new favourite place to Tulum…

I never subscribe to things being ‘out’ or ‘over’ and can safely say that despite these words being bandied around about Tulum, it remains one of my favourite places to visit. I find it so funny that there are places a million times more developed than Tulum that don’t get tarnished with this brush and I honestly just fall more in love with this place every time I go. Go in April and the seaweed has gone, the weather is perfect, the parties have died down and the beaches have emptied out dramatically…. In short, it’s still as beautiful, barefoot and laidback as it was when I first went three years ago and I know this will just be one of many visits to this little strip of Mexican paradise.

But back to the incredible place we stayed. We discovered Sanara through Mr and Mrs Smith (forever a favourite site to get a good dose of holiday porn) and as soon as we stepped into our beautiful room moments from the beach we knew we’d made the right choice. It’s definitely at the more luxury end of Tulum digs, but still feels totally at one with the outdoors and the whole ethos of the area. Locally-made dream catchers hang above the beds, massive windows flood the rooms with light and you’re at the southern end of Tulum beach which to me, is the nicest end of Tulum as the beach gets wider and more powdery the further south you head. One of the real highs of this place has to be the incredible food at its restaurant The Real Coconut Kitchen – even if you don’t stay at Sanara, you have to try this place. The brain child of Sanara’s co-founder Daniella Hunter,   we sampled breakfast, lunch and dinner and each and every one was insanely good. Think chia seed puddings, plantain pancakes, goodness bowels, guacamole gazpacho and shrimp tacos… Basically exactly the kind of food you want to eat in paradise. It not only tasted good, it really inspired me to get more into cooking and eating well at home after months of eating fairly mindlessly. In the other evenings, we headed to old favourites Hartwood for ribs, ceviche and steak (it is worth the hype) and Posada Margarita for pasta.

It also has one of the best yoga and wellness centres in Tulum (had it on good authority from my friend Caroline who is a yoga instructor out there) with an amazing glass studio that looks out over the waves. Speaking of Caroline, my first evening at Sanara she very kindly came and gave me a a 90 minute private yoga lesson. Without doubt, the best yoga lesson I’ve ever had… We’ve known each other since we were 11 years old and while she’s been teaching in Tulum now for 5 years, this was the first time we’d be able to practise together. She kind of blew me away at how knowledgable she was and she stretched my poor tech neck and back out so much, I felt brand new again afterwards. Plus, she has the kind of body us mere mortals can but dream about…. More on Caroline and her yoga later on in this blog.

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Our own private hammock deck (complete with roll top bath out of shot) and just a few snap shots of the dreamy interiors at Sanara. 

White bikini | Peony 
Denim shorts | Levis
Black sandals | Raye 
Bag | Workshop Living (Brighton) – similar here

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Lazing in palm shadows in Tulum beach…

Crochet bikini | She Made Me 
Black bikini top | Reina Olga

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The brilliant Caroline G-W, my yoga guru for an evening and the person single handedly responsible for renewing my love of yoga. Incredibly envious of that bendy back (I have the back of geriatric) and those abs of steel.

She runs yoga retreats in Tulum (and other places around the world occasionally like India and Croatia), which I am desperate to join one day. Yoga and paddleboard yoga on a beautiful lagoon for all levels – plus you get to enjoy beautiful Tulum while at it. The photos look so much fun… Determined to one day find a date to do it as I swear you would come home like a new person.

Check her site out here for dates and info.

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Star shirt | Realisation Par
Jeans | Acne (similar from ASOS here) 
Slides | See by Chloe
Necklaces | Lucy Williams X Missoma 

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Forever coveting those wooden chairs and overpriced Mexican water bottles….

Black bikini | Reina Olga
Denim Shorts | Levis 
Leather Sandals | Ancient Greek
Necklaces | Lucy Williams X Missoma 
Sunglasses | Rayban 

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My favourite time of day… Post-shower, pink skies and ready for margaritas.

More from Sanara and Tulum next time.

Black t-shirt | Are You Am I
Skirt | Vintage Isabel Marant 
Black lace-up Sandals | Raye 
Gold Horn Earrings | Lucy Williams X Missoma
Black bikini | Reina Olga
Denim Shorts | Levis 
Leather Sandals | Ancient Greek
Necklaces | Lucy Williams X Missoma 
Sunglasses | Rayban
Star shirt | Realisation Par
Jeans | Acne (similar from ASOS here) 
Slides | See by Chloe
Necklaces | Lucy Williams X Missoma
Crochet bikini | She Made Me
White bikini | Peony
Bag | Workshop Living (Brighton) – similar here

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

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  • looks amazing, Tulum has certainly gone to the top of my list of places to go. What time of year do you thinks best? I was looking at Sept, but not sure if it’s out of season?

    Mel x
    mediamarmalade.com

  • Elena Holl

    I absolutely love the photos! You really made me wanna leave germany to go to Mexico, haha! Hope you’ll have still a nice trip! :) Thanks for sharing those photos with us!
    XO from Germany
    Elena
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  • This location is beautiful and these are some lovely photos! I’ve never been to Mexico but I would love to go, and Tulum and Sanara would definitely be on my list. Looks like you had an amazing time :) x

    Charlotte’s Road

  • Simply amazing! And I absolutely love the star shirt!!
    xx
    http://www.thefashionplaybook.de

  • Hello! Agh I love Mexico. This takes me right back there. I love your photos.

    I’m also a blogger and always looking to build community with other bloggers as I’ve not done much. I blog about art/lifestyle and diy mostly. I was searching for fashion and beauty blogs that I enjoy.

    Anyway, do you have any sort of advice for bloggers trying to get back into the game and gain community? I know you’ve got a lot going on here and are probably very busy keeping it up (I don’t blog nearly often enough.. ugh). I’m also very open to having coffee or tea and travel a lot for business (I’m also an artist and designer).

    I’ve also heard of bloggers promoting content or work like sites that offer perks for social media status, communities for bloggers, blog listings like bloglovin’, as well as sites where you can actually earn money and promotional opportunities for content like Advowire (https://advowire.com//users/profile/new?referral_code=AW36707). Do you use any of these sites to promote content or collaborate with other bloggers? Do you know of other sites/resources you’d like to reccomend?

    So it’s very nice to meet you, yes this is long and I apologize. Hope to hear from you. Thank you for reading. <3

  • Hello! Agh I love Mexico. This takes me right back there. I love your photos.

    I’m also a blogger and always looking to build community with other bloggers as I’ve not done much. I blog about art/lifestyle and diy mostly. I was searching for fashion and beauty blogs that I enjoy.

    Anyway, do you have any sort of advice for bloggers trying to get back into the game and gain community? I know you’ve got a lot going on here and are probably very busy keeping it up (I don’t blog nearly often enough.. ugh). I’m also very open to having coffee or tea and travel a lot for business (I’m also an artist and designer).

    I’ve also heard of bloggers promoting content or work like sites that offer perks for social media status, communities for bloggers, blog listings like bloglovin’, as well as sites where you can actually earn money and promotional opportunities for content like Advowire (https://advowire.com//users/profile/new?referral_code=AW36707). Do you use any of these sites to promote content or collaborate with other bloggers? Do you know of other sites/resources you’d like to reccomend?

    So it’s very nice to meet you, yes this is long and I apologize. Hope to hear from you. Thank you for reading. <3

  • After seeing so many beautiful photos of Tulum it’s the first place in Mexico I’d like to go, the beach looks heavenly.

  • Amazing images, really jealous x

    Millie x
    queenmillie.blogspot.com

  • I need to stop reading your blog because it gives me major wanderlust that I cannot afford. Gorgeous shots!

    Shae @ Current Habits

  • Wow this is amazing!! I love your photos!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

  • beautiful photos, place and outfits!

    http://www.inmydreams.ca/

  • beautiful photos, place and outfits!

    http://www.inmydreams.ca/

  • This holiday looks idyllic!
    http://www.lookwhosyorking.blogspot.co.uk

  • I cant deal with these travel posts! Everything looks so unbelievably dreamy!