NOTEPAD No. 54

stripe dress

THROWBACK // 

A moment from Shelter Island, New York last summer! This striped dress ended up being one of my most worn pieces of the season.

Question: I see you are currently in Cartagena. I am going soon – do you have any recommendations on where to stay?

Answer: I have stayed at a few different places and have loved each for various reasons! The La Passion Hotel is charming, rustic, and super relaxing. It is family run and has only a handful of rooms, making it feel very private. The staff is so incredibly warm and breakfast on the roof each morning was a highlight. If you can I would get a room with a balcony – perfect for evening crowd watching. Hotel Casa San Agustin is total luxury, complete with one of the most beautiful courtyard pools I have ever seen. While I adored my stay and the amazing service, it was quite pricey compared to other options. The Tcherassi Hotel + Spa is another recommendation of mine. It is a good balance of feeling intimate and authentic while also being convenient (in terms of amenities, service, etc). The roof pool scene is fantastic and features a large outdoor bar and seating area with food from the incredible Tuk-Tuk restaurant. I also preferred the location of this hotel in comparison to the others – being just slightly more north in the old city made a big difference having less tourists and street noise.

Stay tuned as I will write a full list of recommendations over on Edit & Etc. for all things Cartagena!

nordstrom 1901 striped dress

LINK LOVE //

I just picked up this seersucker shirt dress and have already worn it multiple times! The weight is perfect, I love the tie detail, and the length is oh-so-right.

“Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.” – Marie Curie

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  • Adia

    Thanks so much for your Cartagena hotel recommendations, and I look forward to your upcoming post with more info!

  • Celina

    Love the quote and the shirtdress!