Categories

Summer packing with ÜberStreet

Monday, August 19, 2013
Summer packing with ÜberStreetLike0

This summer has been one of the best we have had so far and it is only getting better! We teamed up with Nour Khoury Jallad a traveler, fashion addict, francophile, Beirut aficionada and culture vulture, also goes under ÜberStreet, who is often found eating dried fruits and nuts lounging around in upward dog, dancing in the shower, or drinking gin and tonic while practicing her Warrior 1. (A yogi at heart) ” I own a toy poodle and about 120 pairs of shoes and can usually be found wearing 2 at a time.” To Nour, the perfect wardrobe is one that is always changing, because let’s face it – times change and so does style. “I set myself on a mission to do more with less.” We worked closely with Nour and her bohemian style to bring you the best of summer packing!

 

Favorite Beach

Tulum in Mexico, is both world famous and a microcosm of the country itself. I went to Tulum, for several days where I would go for an early morning swim or a cold Mojito in the late afternoon. The location is stunning, carved out of jungle less than 50 years ago, Tulum exists in a time warp, where the counter-cultural idealism of the late 1960’s unites with 21st-century notions of eco-tourism and sustainability. On arrival I wandered along it, marveling at the raw beauty and remoteness of the place.

In Tulum, luxury and earthiness coexist.

2013-02-25 10.09.22

 

I am a summer gal, but the salt, sand, sun, wind, and waves can do a number on skin and hair. Here, are the products that have earned a permanent position in my beach bags.

Sun lotions in your bag

I recommend Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, to layer under my sunscreen for longer lasting color with less sun damage; Carmex lip balm, so lips don’t dehydrate from sun exposure and salt from the sea; Clarin’s Hydra Quench Mask to rehydrate skin after its been exposed to the sun (it’s amazing); and LaRoche-Posay, Ultra Light Sunscreen, which is a must because it goes on light and dries matte with great coverage. I also recommend plenty of water, sunglasses, and a hat, since I am a little bit terrified of sun damage.

anthelios-60-ultra-light-sunscreen-spray-la-roche-posay Caudalie-Vinoperfect-Radian Cherry-Carmex clarins-hydraquench-cream-mask-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best hair product

I use Kerastase Huile Celeste, to prevent dryness and retain shine on my hair.

kerastase huile celeste

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite beach bag

Mochila Bag by the famous Munzungu Sisters.

922731_644317975584275_945233473_n

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunglasses

My Ray-Ban Waferer and my mirrored Spektre sunglasses, you can never go wrong with two pair of sunnies

 

Can’t live without

My summer pants by Sunflowers that I just love, a Missoni Mare swim suit, neither of which are too pricey and are easy to mix and match.

446951-Missoni-Mare-Reversible-Triangl-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Essentials

Some yoga outfits, a few t-shirts, my KJacques that have had quite a few wearing (I’ve worn them every summer since I bought them), a light white linen dress that I paired with colorful necklaces and bangles, some shorts I can romp around in on my bike…

tulum 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A good read

Magazines, tons. My favorite remain Tank and Vanity Fair.

A touching book that I recommend, The Essential Tales of Chekhov by Anton Chekhov which are short stories, I allowed myself one a day, because they are like a piece of candy: perfect and fulfilling.

9780061153860

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Tip

Drink tons of water and coconut water to stay hydrated!

Image converted using ImgCvt

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013-02-21 15.49.16 2013-02-21 18.23.34

 

Travel Junkie Diary

A bohemian traveler

3 comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    Excellent post!!!!! Thank you ladies!!!!!!!

Leave a Reply

Follow @ traveljunkiediary
  • Soooo... Weekends in Dubai has resulted at the beach since summer has kicked in!! Here is one of my favorite barefoot lunch spots ❤️ Have you been here?
  • Maldives, you are my favorite distraction 🐠
  • I found a little Tuscany in Dubai!! On small roads in the countryside in Val d’Orcia, sunflowers bloom in summer and it gives you a sense of happiness. On my hunt for inspiration of Italy in the UAE, I found a little bit of Tuscany and happiness in Dubai🌻 
Follow @theitalianwayuae for more inspiration #TheItalianWay
  • Back in the desert 🐫 and I think summer just kicked in 🤷🏼‍♀️
  • I woke up right here on my back way from Voss to Oslo. 350 metres above Oslo city and right in Nordmarka forest🌳
  • I could be staring at the same mountains that loomed over passing Vikings and I’m in love... Wouldn’t you be?
  • From Oslo, I took the NSB train to Myrdal which is a 5 hour journey, then boarded the Flåm Railway, named by @natgeotravel one of the most beautiful train journey in Europe taking you through west Norway’s most beautiful scenery. Here we stopped for 10 minutes to step out of the railway for pictures. Can you see Chloè by the window too? ☺️
  • The sun doesn’t rise till around 9am, so it gave me a lot of time to sleep in. Flåm is a small village in southwestern Norway, in an area known for its fjords. It sits at the end of Aurlandsfjord. It’s peaceful, its historical, it’s quiet and it’s not a place you will find all over social media. I found these little red cabins while walking around the small village trying not to slip on the ice that covers the road! I did though, I slipped, laughed got bruised and luckily my camera didn’t fall into the water... but it was so close!
  • I’ve found Kattegat ♥️
  • I was always in a hurry to be someone, always in a hurry to become something and do everything. I didn’t waste my time on things or people that would get me nowhere. I crave a slow life, a simple life filled with adventures. No fast cars or expensive homes and for almost all my life, I’ve built a life in which I never needed to escape from. This is my beautiful reality and this photo represents that to me.
  • I was thinking of a caption that can relate to what I was thinking... but the truth is, simple... I was thinking of absolutely nothing at all... just the fact that I was waking up in the middle of a frozen sea. ♥️
  • Gelato for breakfast and it’s melting!! An obvious one ofcourse 😊 That was my next hunt for ‘inspiration in finding a little bit of Italy in the UAE’  project with @theitalianwayuae How many times a day would you have Gelato in Italy? For me, it was around 4-5!! #TheItalianWay