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Pack It!

Have you heard brides moan that wedding planning is a full time job? Yes? (Well offer to help them, geez!) But seriously, it is.  That’s why there are professionals to guide, encourage, advise, and actually make weddings their full time jobs!

I got way sidetracked there.  My point was this: part of the reason planning takes up so much time is because there’s more than just a wedding going on –  there are showers, parties, rehearsals, dinners, decisions, and….the HONEYMOON.  By the time you get to that, it’s almost more of a reward for surviving rather than alone/bonding time!

So make that part easy on yourself.

1. Go somewhere warm.

2. Buy these Rey Swimwear suits and pack them STAT!

These suits are perfectly retro but with a modern design… and I LOVE their motto!

{Photography by Kristin Rogers}


Aren’t these so cute? I love that they are completely fashionable yet modest. When you’re at the BEACH there’s nothing wrong with dressing like you’re at the BEACH, but some of us like a little more coverage! Visit the Rey Swimwear site to see the rest of this 2011 Collection plus other designs, and SHOP! Most styles are $49. 


Headed for The Bitter End…

‘The Bitter End” probably doesn’t sound like a place most newlyweds would want to be on their honeymoon… but that’s only because they are not familiar with the fabulous all-inclusive resort and marina by this name, located in the British Virgin Islands!

The Bitter End Yacht Club is a scattering of villas, restaurants, and beaches along a one mile stretch of the Virgin Gorda coast. It is only accessible by boat and got it’s name for being the last outpost for boats before the wide open ocean. Unlike the typical all-inclusive vacation spots, you will not have an on-call butler, a waiter for your beach cabana, or all the Cosmopolitans you can drink for one large price. BEYC focuses on fun water activities and prices their packages to include sailing lessons, unlimited use of over 100 boats in the Club Fleet, and daily excursions and snorkel trips to surrounding islands. In fact, given their beautiful location they often host weddings and cater to honeymooners. A week long Admiral’s Honeymoon Package would include:

*Your accommodations in either a Beachfront Villa or more modern suite
*3 meals daily, plus champagne upon arrival and a private dinner on the beach
*A couples massage, either at the spa or in your room
*Unlimited use of Club Fleet boats – take a boat out to explore and they’ll even pack you a gourmet lunch!
*An Intro to Sailing course, if you think you need it!
*Hiking trails and freshwater pool
*Daily excursions to islands like Anegada, The Baths, and snorkeling in the caves of Norman Island
*A private daysail with your very own captain
*Cocktail parties, sunset champagne cruises

They also have SCUBA classes and packages if that’s your thing. Really, what else could you ask for? I am fortunate to have visited BEYC twice and it was a great time. Given our proximity to the water here in Southern Maryland, ask around and I’m sure you can find a sailor who has frequented the Bitter End.

Visit http://www.beyc.com for more information, rates and packages. One spin around their website and I’m sure you’ll be itching to book your escape.