If your style is an eclectic blend of colorful, travel-inspired, fashion-meets-function accessories, Josephine Alexander Collective might be right up your alley.
Born in Mexico City and constantly inspired by diverse traditions and the playful use of colors and shapes, Kelly Rooney founded the company (named for her children) based on her three loves: travel, culture and style.
Add a little color into your life or gift your wild, trendy teens and adult children with a fun mix of wearable international flair.
The female-run and -operated company enlists the help of artisans around the world in developing unique pieces. Josephine Alexander works with experts of their trade to design and create sustainable, cruelty-free travel and fashion accessories for culture-seekers who love a fun pop of color — all while supporting small-business artisans. The online store and business model offers shoppers an easy, affordable way to shop small for the holiday season, without having to travel to South America for souvenirs — although, the fun, playful designs will make you want to do just that.
Shop bags, necklaces, wallets, earrings, bracelets, hair accessories and even bag flair, including colorful, fruit-shaped poms. Grab a reusable bag for the market or layer on fun bracelets and necklaces that look like they came right off the resort with you.
While a few of the brighter, wild colors and patterns may look most comfortable on a tropical beach, the fall styles bring a dash of color into the darker, colder seasons as well. A personal favorite, the straw clutch comes in a variety of colors and styles and looks like you picked it right from a stall in an open-air market in Mexico.
Find a muted handbag or tote style and dress it up by season with some bag accessories, or mix and match colors and rock a statement piece on your next trip. All those rainbow-beaded statement necklaces you see on the streets peddled by local vendors in Colombia? You can find those in the online shop without having to try your hand at haggling.
Check out the many handbag designs here for the market, office, airplane, date night and really anything in between. Shop by artisan or Instagram and toss in a piece of jewelry, all reminiscent of those bazar artisan goods you’re always meaning to buy, and feel like you’re fresh from a far-off vacation, even at home.
If for no other reason than to use your new beach bag, the styles will definitely make you want to plan that tropical family trip.
People need a “chance to get some well-needed rest, relaxation and fresh air.” This is a sentiment we all likely share, as does the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union. The EC included that phrase when it released its plan to help reopen Europe following the COVID-19 global pandemic. While most EU borders remain closed to international travel until at least mid-June, the EC’s plan starts with inter-Europe travel, and are non-binding recommendations and guidelines. European countries still have the final decision, so travelers are advised to check the restrictions of the countries they plan to visit. According to the EC, “blanket restrictions of free movement are replaced by targeted measures.”
This summer, family travel at The Peninsula receives an upgrade with the debut of Camp Peninsula, a children’s experience that recreates the spirit of camping right in the heart of Beverly Hills. The journey begins with a special welcome from Peter Bear, the hotel’s lovable mascot, at check-in. After taking a picture with the life-sized teddy bear, kids will be whisked away by a Peninsula Camp Counselor to a luxurious guestroom where a charming teepee awaits. An afternoon of camp-themed games and activities, including a hotel-wide scavenger hunt, rounds off the family-friendly experience, fun for children of all ages. Whether it’s a luxe staycation or an extended holiday, Camp Peninsula is an ideal way to ensure the little ones are happy campers.
The cruise industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with updates on cancellations and rebooking policies. Here’s an update.
Lake Powell, a family-favorite vacation destination in the American Southwest, lies between Utah and Arizona — an ideal place to rent a houseboat and spend your time exploring the lake and its shores as a family, enjoying the sun, the water and plenty of adventure.
If you’re looking for a charming new island escape on the East Coast, get away to a locale many have yet to discover. Daufuskie Island considers itself the Nantucket of the South, a hidden gem off the Southeast Coast, near Savannah, Georgia, and Hilton Head. The luxurious environment is unpretentious, but filled with all the amenities discerning family travelers need.