One of the things I truly love about blogging are the opportunities to meet so many cool people. From other bloggers to brand representatives to entrepreneurs - I’ve met some of my very best friends through it. Most people don’t typically think of this as one of the biggest pluses of blogging, but when all is said and done, it makes all the hard work worth it.
One of my favorite people (#sorrynotsorry I have favorites) is Maria. She’s the brains and beauty behind the swimwear line with South-American flair, Mars Vida. I met Maria first through social media, then at her launch party last year (see pics here!) From there, it blossomed into a lasting friendship.
I was invited to check out her newest collection of swimsuits over the weekend at The Embassy Row Hotel and I can’t get over how much I love the new line. The clean lines, flattering cuts, and bright colors took me away to a place outside of DC, where the main colors people focus on are black, white and navy. It truly felt like the perfect way to splash into summer.
On Julien: Mars Vida swimsuit