Once the weather starts warming up, it’s like there’s a little voice in our heads saying: “Get out there, explore.” That feeling makes us want to drag our carry-ons out of our closets, pack a couple of swimsuits, throw on a beachy hat and just go. Before booking our own trip, we caught up with some travel-savvy women who shared a few vacay tips (and their gorgeous snaps) after staying at the dreamy Hotel San Cristóbal in Todos Santos, Mexico.
Three days of continuous sunshine and good vibes, a couple too many orders of guac and ceviche, maybe a million cacti—our wish-we-never-left trip to Todos Santos, Mexico, where we shot our summer collection, by the numbers.
Getting ready to go on a getaway? The last thing you want is to feel stressed about stuff like arriving at the airport on time, who’s going to dog sit for you or maybe (definitely) what to pack. We’re always looking for new ways to make vacay planning more streamlined, so we turned to our styling expert Lisa for some tips. Her advice? Pick a color and run with it—for the whole trip.
Reading this, you might be thinking this headline is a trick. Do you need guidance for vegging out and enjoying a leisurely Sunday in bed? Don’t you just, you know, stay in bed? Not so, we say. There’s a way to do it and not feel like a giant sloth. Because while we’ve all been there, we have likely been a bit conflicted about it. Apologetically, we’ll say something like, “Oh, I was so lazy today,” or “I did absolutely nothing today.” But what if we were to tell you that you could stay in bed all day long without a smidge of laziness? Yes, not a smidge.
It’s frequently mentioned that every day should be Mother’s Day, not just one Sunday in May (psst, it’s on the 14th this year, in case you need the reminder). Of course, mamas, papas—family, in general—should be appreciated daily and an errant bouquet of flowers on a regular old Monday never hurts. But we will say that the predictability of an annual homage to motherhood is quite lovely, regardless. So we turned to our team, some are moms themselves, and asked them to share pics and stories with us. Warning: The cuteness factor could be considered unbearable.
One of life’s cruelest clichés is that you rarely appreciate something fully until it’s gone. Even more cruel is the fact that, in this case, knowledge is not power: If someone tells you to “appreciate this while you have it,” that does nothing to heighten your enjoyment of the moment. Take spring break, for instance. If you, like us, are stuck in a still-chilly spot that’s showing minimal signs of spring, this is for you. Or if you’re somewhere warm but still going through your usual daily grind, this is for you too. Because don’t we all deserve a little reprieve-slash-reward for making it through winter? Our team shared their tips for channeling some of those chill vibes, even if spring break is a thing of the past, from sensory deprivation to smelling like the beach (in a good way).
You can talk about music all you want, but at a certain point, you just want to hear it. On that note, literally, we asked our in-house music expert Lindsey to recommend something we should be listening to right now—in one sentence or less.
You and your BFF, your partner in crime, your sibling, your coworker—no matter who you choose, we want to see how you wear Madewell. We’ve had a bunch of amazing submissions so far, and even though it wasn’t easy narrowing down our favorites so far, we accepted the challenge—here are four we’re loving right now. Thanks for sharing @charmedbycamille, @jessval, @justjesigram and @skylarrenee93 (!)