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PURA VIDA: Postcard From…Aerin Lauder

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Aerin Lauder, the granddaughter of celebrated beauty doyenne Estée Lauder, became a boldface name in her own right with her global luxury lifestyle brand, Aerin. When creating beauty essentials, home décor and most recently fashion accessories, the line features new colors, textures, shapes and patterns inspired by her travels around the world. Here, she shares memories from her time in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

Fresh Perspective

This trip was a new adventure for my son and I. We went with Carolyn Murphy and organized a fun bonfire party on the beach with Amy Astley and Gisele Bündchen.

Stay, Play and Dine

We stayed at one of the Batik Villas, where I loved to take walks on the beach nearby, and also tried surfing. If you ever find yourself in Costa Rica, order the delicious mango margaritas and avocado tacos at Koji’s. For a great spa, visit the Florblanca Resort.

It’s in the Bag

I always pack gold accessories, white shorts and pants. I can’t travel without our Aerin rose lip conditioner and gradual tan cream.

Shocking Moment

Carolyn’s daughter was driving us in an RV to the center of the city, and I made her stop and turn back around because the road was so bumpy. I thought we would crash!

Next Escape

India is the top destination on my bucket list for this year. I can’t wait to plan a trip there.

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