Enjoying life along the way amidst laying the time consuming and often arduous building blocks to a meaningful and financial rich life is a basic principle sometimes overlooked.

It shouldn’t be.

One segment of the population that seems to have figured this out with style are female friends sharing the girlfriend getaway experience.

Now that’s taking some needed time out for some R and R and cherished bonding.

Leave it to the movies to lead the way in showing us how it’s done.

Girls Trip is a 2017 American comedy film starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, and Jada Pinkett Smith.

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The film is directed by Malcolm D. Lee and written by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver, from a story by the pair and Erica Rivinoja, who based the script off their own experiences with their female friends. It follows a group of four friends who go to New Orleans to attend the Essence Music Festival in order to reconnect.

It received positive reviews from critics, with many praising Haddish’s performance, and was chosen by Time magazine as one of its top ten films of 2017.

Get this.

It grossed $140 million worldwide, including over $100 million domestically, the first comedy of 2017 to do so.

These girls sure know what they are doing.

“Keep it simple. I usually have my hair up in a ballet bun and a great pair of sunglasses for when I’m on the go. On vacation, all you need is a sexy dress and great perfume, paired with a gorgeous red lip.”… Lily Alridge

California is a wonderful place for girlfriend retreats and one place that literally takes your breath away is Ritz Carlton at Santa Barbara.

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Please take a peek.

At ritzcarlton.com they are wonderful hosts, “Escape to an oceanic paradise and allow the tranquility of the Pacific Ocean to rejuvenate your soul. Inclusive of daily resort fee, parking and $50 hotel credit.

Join The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara to celebrate UCSB Graduation and Father’s Day weekend with special dining events.

Low-rise villas with wrought-iron balconies. Beaches that glow under the sun. The water at your doorstep. Vibrant blues and intricate patterns. Food that is meant to be savored with the sunset. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara embodies the charm, beauty and energy of the Mediterranean in the heart of Santa Barbara, offering ocean-view accommodations, an indulgent spa and dining that celebrates local ingredients.”

Sigh, we feel like we’re there already.

Like the majestic Pacific Ocean, what they offer seems to be wonderfully endless.

The resort, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, sprawls across 78 acres with two natural beaches, lush gardens and a collection of amenities including:

  • Impressive wellness offerings including a renowned day spa and fitness center
  • Five restaurants including the signature Angel Oak, housing the resort’s 12,000-bottle wine collection
  • More than 70,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space
  • Robust activities program for guest of all ages
  • Wine flights offered in the Foley Tasting Room
  • 358 guest rooms and suites, each with a balcony overlooking the ocean or resort gardens

Are you girls ready to get away to Santa Barbara? If you need more convincing, please listen to what the city has to share at santabarbaraca.com.

“Along the bluffs and beaches of the Gaviota coast lies a resort of stunning natural beauty and relaxed luxury. With 78 acres of oceanfront property, including two miles of natural beach, Bacara offers an expansive sun-drenched setting with endless vistas of sea and sky.

The resort’s innovative and artful design is in keeping with the intimacy and aesthetics of a Mediterranean village.

Unwind at an award-winning 42,000-square-foot spa and fitness center or relax beside one of three zero-edge swimming pools and 26 private cabanas.

The resort’s 358 newly-renovated guestrooms and signature suites artfully infuse luxurious interiors with modern technologies for a true sense of comfort. Additional resort amenities include a new signature oceanfront restaurant, four Har-Tru clay tennis courts, a Foley wine tasting room, and the adjacent Sandpiper Golf Club.”

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Here is what some exhilarated customers at to say at Trip Advisor:

“Absolutely gorgeous property, large rooms, luxury feel throughout. Great for the price. Really loved everything about our stay. LUKE at the front desk was stellar and took great care of us. We will be back and we will bring our friends as well!”

And….

“Stayed here for three nights with family. Grounds are beautiful, basically you don’t need to leave. Spa, restaurants, pool, walking paths, wine tastings – it’s all here. Rooms are well appointed. Enjoyed the bar area and small bites, as well.”

Girlfriend? What are you waiting for?

Okay, we get it. What should you wear that will take you there in style and attract the right eyes while you are there?

We have a visiting female writer with some stylish ideas. Please enjoy.

2017 Resort Wear Trends

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By Christina Hanna 

A style of clothing for affluent women who jet set to warm-weather climates post-Christmas, resort wear is in itself a fashion season. Spectacular destinations of the wealthy host champagne sipping water-side activities that requires donning the best of the best. Because if you’re someone, you’re wearing someone.

So what kind of apparel and swimwear is in store for 2017 resort wear?

The Lingerie Look

Sexy black lace swimwear, cover ups and resort apparel are said to rule the resort wear runway for 2017 collections. Think honeymoon meets yacht party, bring the bedroom to the beach. Opposite of the daringly sexy black lace look, you may see some white crochet swimsuits and cover ups as well. The trend is sexy peek-a-boo of skin for a demure feminine and more playful look.

Festival Inspired

Festival wear, whether you love it or not, is not going anywhere. With Coachella, Stage Coach and new music festivals popping up all over the world, fashion is looking to cloth the celebrities who love festival music. The resort festival look is elevated with decorative fringe, Grecian goddess inspired straps, pretty palm tree prints, amethyst-colored tie dye that would make you reminiscence of that staple Farrah Fawcett hair, and rich feather prints for a Native American princess look. Festival swimwear pieces will look gorgeous at the pool, and even more so at the next music festival. Never grunge though. Only festival glam is acceptable.

Embellishments

Eye-catching, attention grabbing, glitz and glam. Resort wear and swimwear trends for 2017 are all about the embellishments. Think large jewel details and golden hardware that sparkle in the sun. Solid print bikinis need unique and stunning embellishments such as these to set them apart. The affluent never lead boring lives and their clothing reflect just that point. These luxury swimwear and apparel pieces are evocative of the finer things in life and meant to be pedigree proof.

Getting Cheeky

Ladies and gentlemen, the cheeky bottom has arrived. The new swimsuit bottom trend will be a hybrid of the traditional bikini bottom and a thong-like look. Potentially scandalous in previous decades, this new bathing suit bottom is a new standard of bikini wear in an era of equal pay and titles. Fashion takes its cues from worldly headlines and happenings, and this trend is no different. The cheeky bikini bottom provides just enough coverage while simultaneously adding that alluring sex appeal to bring out the highest degree of confidence from every woman.

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