Need a little shopping R&R? I’ve rounded up my favourite summer wardrobe items that won’t break the bank! It’s time for my favourite shopping game, can you spot the high end items? It’s save or splurge time on Northern Style Exposure.
I love statement items that make your style look expensive but are still so affordable. Kaftans are an easy go to for elegance while remaining so comfortable for summer events.
When you go to Maui once a year, you start to develop some travel habits. You know where you NEED to go and places to avoid. For me I like to go to the 5 tried, tested and true favourites from there we like to try a few new spots… usually those are suggested by Maui repeat travel offenders. When you only have 8 days in paradise you don’t want a hit or miss process when it domes to getting our to dine and sip.
Here are my 5 favourite spots in Maui you need to try:
1) 5 Palms Restaurant: Located on the white beaches of Keawakapu coastline, this eatery is a long standing hot spot for amazing sips, appetizers and views. They have a famous Happy Hour, either go early or late. From 3pm to 9pm, they feature a discounted menu of eats and drinks. Plus, you can take in the sunset! This fills up FAST, so going early is the key to getting in on a discounted food and drink experience for the sunset. Or go late, from 9- 10pm they have a sushi promo that is not to be missed.
Menu favourites include: Korean chicken wings, ANY sushi, and the Mai Tai.
2) Paia Fish Market: Now has three locations sprinkled throughout the island, so it’s hard not to try it. This casual food experience is all about the amazing fish dishes and seasoning options. Perfect as a midday snack or lunch spot when you’ve spend the day at the beach.
Menu Favourites Include: Fresh Catch Plates including the Mahi Mahi prepared Cajun style, fish tacos and New England Clam Chowder.
3) Flat Bread Company:Located in the cute surf town of Paia, which is worth the drive for the boutique shopping alone, this locally soured ingredient pizza experience is a must for any Maui visitor. I love that the majority of the ingredients are not only local but organic! Casual dining environment that is completely family friendly is a big sell for us but the taste is a foodie’s dream as well.
Menu Favourites Include: Champagne Cocktails, Local Beer Selection and the Pulled Pork Pizza.
4) Lahaina Fish Co. Restaurant:located in the middle of the main Lahaina coastal shopping stripe, this restaurant has a massive menu and boosts gorgeous water views. Plus it has a very affordable kids menu for little Maui travellers.
I first saw Swimzip on ABC’s Shark Tank, that television appearance completely peaked my interest in this company. I’ve struggled on vacation with heat rashes myself, and since I experience extreme effects of sun exposure I’ve been vigilante on protecting my family from the harmful effects of the sun. Swimzip has created UPF 50+ Sun Protective Clothing for toddlers, women, and men. I love the long sleeve sunsuits and sun hat for babies, toddlers, and kids. If swimsuits isn;t your thing, SwimZip carries the ever so popular round circle towels. A great way to stay warm and dry by the beach, pool, or ocean.Continue reading →
I know I’ve mentioned this for both my previous pregnancy and this one… It’s tough finding cute maternity clothes! I’m a clothing horse by natural, I prefer to buy designer pieces I’ll wear year after year, rather than buying into the “fast fashion” sweatshop big box stores discarding a cheap piece after one season. So as you can imagine, finding designer well made maternity clothing is hard! Not to mentioning tracking down pieces that I can wear both during my pregnancy and post baby. With that being said, I want to introduce my fellow mommas-to-be and mommies to TILDEN.
TILDEN offers sophisticated new mothers elevated style and trustworthy content, entirely devoted to this new chapter of their lives. Each style has been hand-selected: accommodating lines, seam placements, and fabrics. Each piece has detailed fit notes to help each woman find what will work best for her shape through each stage of pregnancy and beyond. The assortment will continue to grow each month with new styles and designers, with a full-scale launch plan in the works pending feedback from thoughtful customers like you! Email TILDEN at firstname.lastname@example.org. Founders Ashley Howerton and Laura Forman, two friends who knew quite a few modern mothers-to-be who simply expected more created the ultimate curated maternity shop. They mean it when they say want to help and want your feedback! I was so relieved to find like minded fashion forward women during this phase of life.
This Equipment blouse is exactly what I was looking for, as a long time fan of the brand it was so nice to find a flowaccommodating cut to help me look stylish during this pregnancy and once baby arrives too!