I'm a mama, wife, and designer of a boutique brand MARYSIA SWIM. I love life, surf, yoga, animals, shoes, paper and a lot of other things. I'm a passionate person and love to share what I find beautiful or helpful. Read my blog to see inspiration behind the collections as well as news and fun things.
This season is our first time to do a print! With the help of our graphic designer, the super talented Megan Gonzales from MAEMAE Paperie, we created the flamingo fiesta! Megan just blogged about this yesterday and I want to share this wonderful story with you as well. I found Megan from her blog and fell in love with her inspiration boards like the one below. Please read her post about our first print here.
Hope all the Mothers and children had a wonderful weekend together! It was my first year of as mother of two and my goodness it makes me happy….no matter what may happen in life and how sucessfull I become as a person, wife and designer…I know I have given life to two beautiful healthy girls which is enough really. Not to forget the fathers who made it all possible:) hehe I’m so blessed to have Nathaniel as my partner in parenthood…he really makes it all possible! Thank you Natty!
My life has been really busy trying to balance it all with the new baby and the swimsuit season going in high gear. In the middle of designing the 13/14 resort collection is exciting but I need to be quick.
We have been receiving lots of press this month… 6 magazine features in GLAMOUR, MARIE CLAIRE, CONDE NAST TRAVELER UK, REAL SIMPLE, LUCKY and maybe 8 more in June. OPRAH and Conde Nast Traveler SPA issue are out already and I will be sharing soon on INSTRAGRAM so follow along to be instantly informed and inspired. Our custom Anthropologie swimsuit has been the top swimsuit last week! I’m thrilled…read the reviews on this suit…i pinch myself!
and it goes…….BIKINI BITES
We thought since we are a swimwear company we should show you recipes that are bikini body friendly…not fatty delicious things you should not be having……maybe once in a while we’ll do some devilish desert, but only because I don’t think you need to rid yourself of all those things all of the time. I call it sweet day. Once a week my older daughter and I (she also loves sweets)have a sweet day. Waffles for breakfast and desert after dinner…she also has a sweet roll from a chinatown bakery on the way to ballet class. HA!
You know I just had a baby (she’s 3 months today) and I think it’s time for me to get serious about losing the weight or else I won’t feel good at the beach this summer. I hope it’s possible to keep breast feeding and lose weight (my acupuncturist thinks so) She suggested to cut out the sugar and don’t eat past 6:30PM…..I can do that…right?
Who wants to try this with me? Come on, I need some support. Let’s start tomorrow…Mondays are great for this.
So for the first BIKINI BITES….Nathaniel makes his yummy Salade Nicoise! You can eat it for lunch or dinner and get full guilt free and is oh soooo good for the body. Don’t forget the summer is coming soon!
Watch the beautiful video below by our talented friend TARA SGROI and get inspired. Receipt under video. Bon Appetiti!
You will need:(serves 4)
1/2lb sushi grade tuna
4 hard boiled eggs
12 baby potatoes, or a couple large potatoes(red or yukon gold work well) cut into bite size pieces
green string beans
olives(nicoise olives are the traditional route, but I like to use Kalamatas because you can get them without the pit)
lettuces of your choice…go with what is in season. I used butter lettuce with sorrel and ramp greens(spring season)
For the dressing: If you have time, make dressing about an hour beforehand as the flavors will have time to develop
Sear the tuna in olive oil over high heat just enough to get some color on each side…about 2 minutes per side. Boil the potatoes, beans and eggs; potatoes and eggs about 10mins, beans 2mins. Remove all three to ice water bath.
Mix all the dressing ingredients except the oil. Slowly drizzle in oil at end until emulsified(mixed good). Slice tuna, peel eggs, cut beans into bite size pieces. Toss lettuces in dressing(reserve some dressing) Plate lettuces and add tuna, egg, potato, beans, olives. dress with reserved dressing. ENJOY
We love LUCKY the shopping magazine!
(click on the images above to shop)
I’m so excited to receive the first press on my first print…the flamingo!
Maui maillot comes in all white too…and we nicked named it the “shark attack” get your today!
Type in “glamour” for 20% off here!
The custom scallop string bikini which I made especially for SHOPBOP is on the COVER of the Conde Nast Traveler! Get your copy now and read all the great articles, including one about my old home town, Charleston SC.
So excited about our 3rd cover! See the first two SHAPE magazine covers below.