Away oui go to the southwest coast of France to a city by the sea where striped cabine tents dot the beaches and the salty air complements the freshly baked croissants perfectly. Our friends at the excellent travel website Fathom, along with pro surfer Kassia Meador, weigh in with a few top picks to help you live le vie en plage. Don’t forget, we’ve also put together a collection filled with our faves for a trip to the south of France.
That shave ice is going to have to wait: Oahu is one of Hawaii’s biggest and most bustling islands, so when you touch down in Honolulu, proceed directly to Waikiki to find a good spot on the sand. Our friends at the excellent travel website Fathom, along with hometown girl and pro surfer Kelia Moniz, gave us their top picks for living aloha, plus an island-worthy collection filled with our favorites on Roxy.com.
Tear up the mountains Park City, Utah, where locals and Olympic champions converge on the gondolas and riders from around the world race for first tracks fame. Our friends at the excellent travel website Fathom, along with pro snowboarder Torah Bright, weigh in with a few top picks for apres-board plus an entire Park City-perfect collection on Roxy.com.
Check into one of the 12 rooms (ok, super deluxe suites) at the historic Washington School House Hotel that is know for its pancakes and modern luxuries.
“The best surprise? Waking up to fresh powder. Nothing can beat that.” – Torah Bright
Recover from a day on the mountain with massages that target tired legs and feet, oxygen inhalation therapy, or Nordic-inspired detox soaks at Stein Ericsson Lodge Spa.
Snowmobile your way to the The Viking Yurt where a multicourse stick-to-your-ribs dinner starts off right with a pewter goblet of glogg.
Take It In
Rate the views from the top of Alta, Snowbird, Canyons, Park City, or Deer Valley. “Check out the mountain view patio fire pits at the St. Regis.” – Torah Bright
Don’t Miss Out
Time-travel along Park City’s historic Main Street. Original building facades fronting boutiques, restaurants, and bars make it feel like an old mining town. “I always bring my friends who are here for the first time for a stroll up historic Main street, it’s got something for everyone.” – Torah Bright
Outdoor Fitness Enthusiast Jeanette Ortiz tells us how to get the most out of our outdoor adventure and still enjoy the scenery.
I hate doing stadiums. Granted, it is one of the best workouts, combining cardio and strength training, but running up and down stairs can just be boring! That’s why I like to take it outdoors and tackle the Chumash Trail off the Pacific Coast Highway just north of Malibu. This trail is about a mile and a half straight up hill, making it perfect for natural “stadiums.” It’s it a great hike to do, as you can almost see all the way up to Santa Barbara from the peak. Wanting to get the most out of my workout, I do high intensity intervals, combining short stints of walking, jogging, and sprinting to keep it interesting and challenging.
Here’s a great way to break down uphill intervals:
-30 Seconds at a brisk walk
-20 Seconds at a jog
-10 Seconds sprint
After intense workouts like this one, it’s important to refuel properly. Leafy greens are an absolute necessity to vibrant health, and we simply do not eat enough of them—and the solution to making them tasty lies in blending them with fruit! Here’s an energy-boosting green smoothie to recharge:
We’ve been sharing a DVF print a day on our Pinterest since 2/21 in celebration of the DVF loves ROXY collaboration before you can SHOP on 3/7! Today we’re inviting you to join the fun, and for a chance to win some exclusive prizes! Sign up and start pinning here!
Ever wondered where to get the best fish tacos in Waikiki? Or the best sailing or manta ray hugging adventure in Tahiti? Learn more about each location and get insider tips from our athletes on FATHOM’s website. Explore the four Spring Break collections on Roxy.com.
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How did the trip to Maldives inspire your own personal wardrobe or styling for the shoot?
The designers at Roxy do such an amazing job bringing out the personalities of their surfers and customers in their clothes. The Maldives was the perfect location to compliment the Roxy Spring ’13 collection. The vivd colors and fun patterns in the pieces worked great with the culturally rich and bright, beautiful surroundings. To complete the look and achieve the ultimate Roxy girl vibe, I incorporated bold colored and organic jewelry.
Where do you get your best inspiration from as a stylist?
Besides movies, television, fashion books, and magazines, my strongest inspiration comes from the people who surround me in the places I call home: New York City and Los Angeles. NYC is home to some of the most unique, creative, and fashionable people, while LA’s relaxed warm weather breeds more comfortable, confident, and free-spirited people.
How long have you been styling and how did you get into it?
I’ve been styling professionally for about 7 years now, but for as long as I can remember, I’ve been styling my family and friends.
I was born and raised on the west coast, but I always knew I wanted to live in New York, the fashion capital. After graduating college, I decided to make the move. I got very lucky early on and was given the opportunity to assist a stylist on a commercial. She took a chance on me given that I had no real professional styling experience of my own. After that, I was hooked. Through contacts and acquaintances, I went on to style TV shows and photo shoots, and within a short time, went off on my own.
What was your most memorable moment while styling the surfers in the Maldives?
The Roxy girls are pure fun – there is never a dull moment. Some of my most memorable Maldives moments are watching Kelia [Moniz]and Kassia [Meador] surf wearing the saltwater chinos, Bruna [Schmitz] swaying a little boat back and forth almost tipping it over, and Monyca [Byrne-Wickey] and Sally [Fitzgibbons] dancing at the bow on our way to a remote sand island. Oh and of course the day all the girls decided to jump off the top level of our 4 story boat into the water. Sorry, there are just too many, I couldn’t give you just one moment…
Any tricks of the trade that every girl should know?
Besides investing in fashion staples such as jeans, the perfect T, the “go with everything” bag…the best and most important thing to wear is confidence. If you feel great, you look great.
If you weren’t styling…what would you dare to be doing?
I love food and I love traveling. If I wasn’t a stylist, I would absolutely love to be a traveling food critic!
Thanks to Tal Kohen for answering our ‘need-to-knows’ and to all the girls looking to get a little inspiration in their own lives, remember to dream big and #DAREYOURSELF everyday. See all of Tal’s top picks for Spring!
Click more to see some of Tal’s jewelry pulls for this shoot!
We were all so excited for Diane to meet our surfers Monyca and Kelia for the first time in Malibu. Diane seemed to marvel as her creations for the DVF loves ROXY collection came to life on the girls- the prints, the cuts, the quality and just how great the product moved and looked on!
We were eagerly anticipating hearing about the inspiration for the collection directly from Diane, and she did not disappoint- from stories of her time spent on the beach to parallels of the DVF Woman and Roxy girl. Diane’s mission to empower women to ‘Be the woman you want to be” seemed to be realized in the Roxy girls- and it was so fitting that her mantra for this collection became ‘Follow your heart and dare.”
We invited fashion blogger Aimee Song to our Malibu shoot to meet Diane and the girls. We love Aimee’s beach-wise sense of style, and knew she would be the perfect person to cover the launch of the DVF loves ROXY collection- check out her Behind the Scenes post from the shoot!