A Day Trip to Catalina

October 28, 2017


a day trip to Catalina - M Loves M @marmar

One of the best kept secrets of Southern California is that we have a little island just an hour away! Catalina Island is one of my favorite spots and it’s hard to believe I only visited for the first time a few years ago. I love that whenever I’m there, I always feel like I’m somewhere remote. The small island town of Avalon has a calming and laid-back character and it’s one of those places you just can’t wait to get back to.

When Vineyard Vines asked me if I wanted to spend the day on Catalina with a few other bloggers, I jumped at the chance. Besides the obvious {island!}, I was also looking forward to going because Vineyard Vines is a brand I’ve watched grow over the past few years. I remember going to a blog conference and seeing their cute samples. Even then, I knew they’d be sold all over the place. Read on to see my day trip to Catalina.

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I loved spending a day trip to Catalina Island with Vineyard Vines and some fellow blogger friends. Liz, who has the blog Late Afternoon, was one of the first bloggers I started following! She started in 2008 and I started the following year. I loved (and still love!) her style and it was so fun when years later we worked for the same company together. Whenever we see each other we always have tons to talk about!

Vineyard Vines treated us to such a fun day you can tell why their motto is, “Every Day Should Feel This Good!”. They were so kind as to offer us an adventurous option or time at the Island Spa. Naturally, I went with the spa treatment and got an amazing facial. I haven’t had one in so long and my skin desperately needed. We then ate lunch at the Descanso Beach Club, sipping on their famous Buffalo Milk and eating poke bowls, and chips and guac. Pure bliss for this mama! I loved chatting with the Vineyard Vines PR team to learn more about the brand. Did you know that Vineyard Vine started as an East Coast brand selling ties? Now they are a nationwide-selling brand for women, men and children! Spending the time on Catalina Island felt like such a fit for their classic and pretty brand. Whenever I’m there, I never want to leave because you can really relax and take in the most beautiful sights.

I’m so glad I was invited to share this day with Vineyard Vines, I can definitely say every day should feel this good! It was the perfect day getaway and just enough time for me to really miss my little one at home.

If you’re in Los Angeles, you have to check out their new store at the Westfield Century City. It’s their first store in LA, so extra exciting!!



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dress . sweater . earrings

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swimsuit . cover-up dressnecklace . bag .