I love traveling. And that's one of the things I really want to focus on for my line of swimsuits, bags and wraps. I'm making these items to help women travel easier! I know that when I travel, doesn't matter how far, I like items that do double duty, that don't take up too much space and that are durable. Because I know that unloading items at the airport is a hassle; stuff gets dirty and sandy no matter how white the sand is; and that with all the bikinis I have, I still don't have enough. That's why bags have to be not just big and cute, but also durable and versatile. Reversible bikinis double my options. And the right scarf has more uses than I can count. 

All that being said, I'm going to show you just how practical this mindset is by sending a few of my products to Ecuador with a lady named Kathleen! She's got a girls trip planned for March (I know, right), and I'm going to have her road test a bikini, a bag and a scarf. Exciting right!?

During her trip she'll be sending me photos and stories (and feedback!), and I'll be blogging about her! I'm very excited about this and sent her some sketches to select from yesterday, see below. I think I'd like to make this a regular feature on the blog, so if you've got an awesome trip planned, I'd love to hear about it!

Here are some of my rudimentary sketches for the 2014 collection. :)