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Fast Getaway: Tulum

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I was born with wanderlust, and I’ve been so lucky that my job has taken me around the globe. I’ve traveled to places like India and Africa to explore the culture for new ideas. But lately, I find myself hopping on a plane more to tune out than to tune in. Maybe that’s why I’m so drawn to Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico? We travel there with a small group of families every year and it’s always a perfect getaway. group Our toes are already in the sand the minute we check into our favorite little beachfront hotel, Casa Violeta (www.casavioletatulum.com), since there isn’t a floor at reception. The door to our thatched roof casita opens right onto the beach. We can walk to our favorite restaurants, like Hartwood (www.hartwoodtulum.com), where everything is amazingly fresh and grilled on wood planks. It’s true that we run into plenty of New Yorkers (Hartwood is owned by Brooklynites), but the limited electricity and outdoor living makes it feel worlds away from home. The kids have so much freedom to play with their friends all day in the turquoise water. The adults get margarita time with friends. Everybody’s happy. kid piccenote Packing for the trip is also a breeze because a handful of summery tunics, like this one from our Spring women’s collection chloe tunic, sandals, and a couple of swimsuits are all you need. chloe tunic That isn’t to say that there isn’t inspiration here, too. The colors of Mexico are incredibly vivid, and I’m always obsessed with the embroidered dresses and bags made by local women. This year, we drove 20 minutes to a cenote to snorkel in deep blue caves, which was blissful—until the bats woke up and we high-tailed it out of there. bagmexican Now that we’re home, we’ve stored up enough sunshine and happy memories to last until summer. But that won’t keep up from counting the days until our next visit.

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