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Current News from Punta Mita: Pop-up Store Skyler Swimwear!

Date Dec 03, 2020
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Adorne yourself with the colorful beads of Bunny Shapiro!

Date Nov 12, 2020

 

 We have found an absolutely fabulous jewelry designer in the heart of the ever so Romantic Puerto Vallarta!

Bunny Shapiro is her name as well as the name of her local jewelry, accessory, clothing, and art boutique which is located in Colonia Emiliano Zapata. We quickly discovered that Bunny’s unique handmade bracelets and necklaces have been one of our most favorite items for the season.
Bunny has been seen in many magazines before we discovered her treasures. The last October printed editions of the American fashion and beauty publications Cosmopolitan and Seventeen Magazine featured some of her fabulous pieces in a beautiful editorial spread. So we know it’s not just us, Bunny has become a favorite of stylists and editors alike. We simply love the fact that she mixes with such high fashion houses and magazines. As we too find her creations and designs a top-level pick for any outfit. Adding a pop of color to one’s wardrobe is always a good idea.

She truly defines the Surf Chic element. Highend luxury with an authentic bohemian flare.

Bunny Shapiro, our new favorite jewelry designer is actually Canadian, however, worked for the New York’s fashion industry for over ten years and suddenly decided to quit her job and move to Puerto Vallarta.

Shapiro is a graduate of the New York Fashion Institute of Technology and the University of Western Ontario Canada. During her time in New York, she worked as a display designer for Bloomingdale’s—a luxury department store owned by Macy’s—and for other brands such as Ralph Laurent and Chanel. How we adore that!

“In November 2015, I decided I wanted to move somewhere warm, tropical, and maybe teach English. I had visited Tulum with a friend and was amazed by the beauty of Mexico, all the colors and people who live in this nation. So I looked for opportunities as an English teacher in this country and subsequently moved to Puerto Vallarta”, Bunny explains.

 

A few months after her arrival, she stumbled upon a beads supplier and started making bracelets and necklaces. Very quickly, acquaintances, family, and friends started buying up Bunny’s pieces, so she decided to develop her jewelry line and start an online business.

Thanks to the success of her accessories, she opened her boutique in July 2016 and is still going strong even during the Covid event we all have been experiencing. Bunny has been fulfilling order after order with so many clients now shopping online from home.

We recently discovered all the one-of-a-kind items available at her lovely boutique—including artworks, fabulous candles, and pieces from other local artists and suppliers—and we at Surfchic didn’t want to miss the opportunity to give you a glimpse of its offerings and fabulousness.

When asked about the inspiration for her line, Bunny will tell you it has everything to do with color, freedom, and being free “I don’t design anything with a particular market or style in mind. I make whatever feels fun with lots of love and care, and more than anything, I think people are responding to that sentiment.”

Bunny uses Shakira and glass seed beads to make her bracelets and necklaces. The silver pieces she puts together in her designs come from a local silversmith.

 

Bunny describes her line as a kaleidoscope of colors.

Stones are also an important element of her line.

So if you are looking for an authentic pop of color to add to your divine Surfchic outfit or Bikini, we highly recommend visiting Bunny at her Local store or online.

What a divine experience!

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Skyler Swimwear: Essential for Every Lifestyle

Date Oct 28, 2020
WRITTEN BY  ESTEFANÍA MONTES,  Vallarta Lifestyles

Just as there is a beach for every mood, there is a swimsuit to fit every lifestyle. This is the main feature of Skyler Swimwear, a bikini brand founded by Skyler, a young designer from Beverly Hills, who arrived in our destination in 2010 when her family decided to move to Punta Mita, a place she considers
her home and which has served as her muse for each of her creations.

“I am sure that living in Vallarta • Nayarit was what motivated me to undertake the design of swimwear. Since I was born in a ‘concrete jungle,’ but grew up in this spectacular beach destination, all my inspiration is based on the fusion of these two worlds in which I have lived,” Skyler shares.

SEASONAL
COLLECTIONS

Skyler Swimwear was launched in December 2018. “The general concept of the brand is to create a collection of two-piece swimwear with minimalist, simple, natural designs and without prints, so that they become essential items in every woman’s wardrobe, while offering a more personalized experience through the combination of different styles.”

ENERGY was Skyler’s debut collection and consists of five sets of different designs, all available in black, white and red, the brand’s signature colors.

“I like to think that, with this first season, I managed to convey a feeling of confidence among women who wear a bikini, as this garment awakens a characteristic energy in each of them.”

2020 is the name of her second collection, which pays tribute to the spring-summer season. “The creative process of this new collection was very interesting, because if ENERGY was the introduction to the concept of my brand, in 2020 the central theme is inner discovery.”

To create this second season, Skyler took as a reference the style used by renowned designer Tom Ford for some Gucci collections he created in the late 1990s and early 2000s. “These are five new pieces available in the brand’s colors, but cocoa and green were added, which I love because in addition to being present in nature, they contribute to highlighting the skin tone and type, which reinforces women’s security and freedom.”

CREATION OF
THE BRAND

In addition to our destination’s lush landscape, Skyler Swimwear’s origin was in catwalks and photo shoots.
“When I was 15, I started modeling. At that stage I felt very creative, and that awakened in me the need to make an impact with some design ideas I had. It was during my last year of high school that I really started with the project, as I was making some changes to bikinis I already had, besides making sketches about some ideas that could be useful. Then, little by little, I got in touch with people who knew about the swimwear design and production industry, who guided me until I was able to create my own brand.”

CREATIVE PROCESS

For Skyler, a swimsuit is much more than a piece of clothing; it represents an entire lifestyle. “Since my arrival in Vallarta • Nayarit, I have always enjoyed spending time by the ocean. My swimsuits are designed to be comfortable and to offer more freedom of movement. In addition, each piece is designed to fit the various lifestyles this destination allows you to experience.”

“Once I conceive the model, I make different sketches until I get the ideal design. In addition, I like to get involved in the production process, to choose the best materials and, above all, to obtain the distinctive look in each of my bikinis.”

RELATIONSHIP WITH
THE DESTINATION

The next natural step for Skyler is brand building. To achieve this, her strategy includes the introduction of her swimsuits in different popup stores in the destination and the organization of events with dynamic catwalks that will feature special guests.

“Through Skyler Swimwear I want to emphasize that, in addition to the excellent lifestyle our destination offers, this wonderful bay is home to very creative and talented people. In fact, due to all the attributes it possesses, both visitors and residents are privileged to enjoy this wonderful place,” she concludes.

Photos by: Anne Menke and Hossek

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Punta Mita Book Assouline

Date Mar 13, 2020

In less than two decades, the magical peninsula known as Punta Mita has blossomed from a small fishing village into a highly exclusive, international residential resort community where residents and visitors come to breathe in the salty air of the Banderas Bay, admire the starry night sky or sneak away to one of its world-class resorts. Located on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, Punta Mita is bordered by the sparkling Pacific Ocean on three sides, attracting surfers, sailors and golfers, all of whom are lured by its unique geography, pristine white sand beaches and stunning scenery.

 

 

Punta Mita reveals the beauty, details and spirit that have made its star rise so rapidly from its iconic design style, unmatched sense of community and devotion to its natural abundance. And this is only the beginning.

Punta Mita is an ultra-luxurious, 1,500-acre resort and residential gated community situated in the Riviera Nayarit, north of Puerto Vallarta. It lies on a private spear-shaped peninsula surrounded by white sand beaches, Pacific Ocean waters and lush tropical flora. Punta Mita is home to private villas, residences, and two Five-Diamond rated resorts: The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita–both ranked 2018 Top Resorts by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. Punta Mita also offers four Resident’s Beach Clubs, two Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship Golf Courses, and PBI Tennis Center. Pacifico Golf Course is best known for its famous island green, “The Tail of the Whale,” the world’s only natural ocean island green. For more information, please visit http://www.puntamita.com.

Punta Mita book by Lynne Bairstow and Carl Emberson.

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The Surf in your Front Yard Lot for Sale in Punta Mita / Litibu

Date Feb 06, 2020

Attention Surfers- Own a home on the best Surf break in Litibu!

Spectacular land facing the sea, with vibrant grass, walled with a gorgeous and beautifully appointed authentic structure that encompasses the property. There are 2 Palapas for Yoga, gatherings or Surf Checks. The lot is ready to build your dream house right in front of the beach.
You can buy the whole lot or 1000 meters. A Surfer’s or beach lover’s dream. One of the few pure lots left with a white sandy beach where you can swim and surf right in your front yard. In fact, the surf break is directly in front of your property.
OWN YOUR OWN SURF COMPOUND– Perfect for a #BedandBreakfast

To learn more about this unmatchable property, visit the website of  Lot- Litibu

For more information please contact cherylwoodcock4@icloud.com or 310-600-1471

 

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Casa Loma – The Perfect Escape to Tranquility

Date Feb 06, 2020

Attention Surfers! Check the waves with your morning coffee. Surf in your front yard!

The great escape, Casa Loma rests on a hill with breathtaking ocean and sand views. People come from all over the world to experience the powerful ocean energy of Playa Litibu, a three-kilometer long white sand beach on a plain surface, surrounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains and nestled up to the lush jungle.

 

 

Live surrounded by nature with the sand and surf in your front yard. Sleep with the sounds of the ocean waves, take a swim in the glorious crystal blue waters, have a coconut from one of the palm trees along the beach first thing in the morning, enjoy longs walks along a beautiful white sand beaches and breath in the fresh air while having the breeze and the sun around you. Live between the exclusive gated community of Punta de Mita with luxury hotels, stores and golf courses five minutes away and 15 minutes from the colorful Mexican surf town of Sayulita on Riviera Nayarit, 40 minutes north from Puerto Vallarta.

 

 

A home away from home where the air quality is pure. The perfect escape to tranquility. A spa like living environment as your very own home. Casa Loma is a mix of architectural styles: eclectic chic and traditional tropical Mexican design with Mexican tile and appointments, rocks and trees inside the living spaces. Four bedrooms, four baths with terraces where you can enjoy the panoramic views while cooking on the large terrace’s kitchen. Bohemian Mexican charm meets modern sophistication with this Gypset styled home. This luxurious yet comfortable beach house blends cozy elegance with the relaxed beach surf life feel. The property is gated with loads of charm and is very private. It has been completely remodeled with top-of-the-line appliances and extras needed to feel comfortable in this surf chic beach setting. The star of the show is the majestic colorful sunsets appearing every night.

 

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4

Square Footage: 5,457

Lot Size: 20,811

Year Built: 2008

Type: Single Family

Style: Other

Status: Active

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Address: Casa Loma, Litibu

Area: Litibu

Neighborhood/Subdivision: Litibu

City: Punta de Mita

Country: Mexico

AMENITIES

Parking Spaces: 3

Parking: Direct Entrance

View: Landscape;Bay;Ocean;Panoramic

INTERIOR

Cooling: Air Conditioning;Ceiling Fan

Stories: 3

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

HOA Fees: 660

FINANCIALS

$/SqFt: $275

 

For more information please contact cherylwoodcock4@icloud.com or 310-600-1471.

 

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Rancho R+R

Date Feb 06, 2020

Celebrity home visited recently by Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendez.

Rancho R&R is an exquisite beachfront home nestled in the ultra private Ranchos community of Punta Mita and is indeed a masterpiece.


Perfectly conceived over 5 years owners and architects worked together meticulously to ensure no detail was over looked. The architectural craftsman for R&R are none other than internationally renowned Mexican architects Alfonso Lopez Baz and Javier Calleja. Both architects put their heart and soul into this home. The resulting award winning “X-shaped” design a modern masterwork and one of the most aesthetically beautiful homes you will ever see. Indoors and outdoors blend seamlessly with the design amplifying the 206 feet of beachfront and accentuating the panoramic ocean views, from seemingly every corner of the property.

 

As incredible as the home itself is, the in-residence service is equally as impeccable. The Four Seasons trained on-site house manager and team ensure you are pampered and the on-site chef caters to your every culinary need.


This beachfront paradise has exceptional amenities in terms of water sports and on site gymnasium as well as it’s own private beach area. Other amenities in Punta Mita include several beach club options, 2 Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf courses and a world class tennis facility.

 


To learn more about this unmatchable property, visit the website of 
Rancho R + R.

For more information please contact cherylwoodcock4@icloud.com or 310-600-1471.

Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/PcqQkMZeA5M

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Skyler Swimwear Currently at Pop Up in Punta Mita

Date Feb 06, 2020

Be sure to pop into Casa Mita from December 6th until May 2020 to visit our Pop Up Store celebrating Punta Mita’s 20th birthday.

 

Commemorative collectors’ items like water bottles, golf attire from shirts , ball markers, puzzles, cards, sunhats and other unique pieces, including our twist on the famous family board game, Mitapoly, will be available.

 

 

The limited-edition collections from designers Skyler Swimwear, Raquel Orozco, Lydia Lavine, Vanessa Guckel and Anine Bing will be also available at in this fun, retail pop-up concept, held on the terrace in relaxed Punta Mita style. Join us at the Pop-Up Anniversary Casa Mita store for a coffee, sample our Barrel Select 20th Anniversary and have a browse, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Visit Skyler Swimwear’s Official Website here and her Instagram here!

 

 

 

 

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SKYLER SWIMWEAR COLLECTION IN PUNTA MITA

Date Apr 12, 2019

The SKYLER Swimwear Collection is coming to Punta Mita with two exciting pop-up events. A brand named after its 21-year-old designer, Skyler was born in California, but moved to Mexico at the age of 12, growing up on the beaches of Punta Mita.

Influenced by the beauty, lifestyle, and the power and energy of the ocean of Punta Mita, she has created a stylish yet functional swimwear collection, with mix-and-match pieces meant to enhance any figure, perfect for both lounging or active use.

The SKYLER Energy collection is the first to be launched as a grouping of essential pieces: five tops and five bottoms, designed with a focus on fit and high-end, quality fabrics.

You can experience the SKYLER swimwear concept at two fun pop-up boutiques from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm with a live DJ to add to the atmosphere, at Pacífico Beach Club on Friday, April 19th or Kupuri Beach Club and Saturday, April 20th, and support this young, local Punta Mita designer.

When visiting Punta Mita from Los Angeles stop by the Beverly Hills Bikinishop to grab your essential bikini wardrobe to outfit your vacation from Skyler Swimwear.

Instagram: @SKYLERSWIMWEAR 

Skyler Swimwear’s Official Site: https://skylerswimwear.com/

Press inquiry please contact cherylwoodcock4@icloud.com 

 

 

Photo credits – Hosseck 

Art Direction by Alt Creative Agency 

Hair by Colorisimo 

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Skyler Swimwear debuts Official Website World Wide

Date Dec 11, 2018

Photos by: AleLuca 

“ENERGY” Expands Command on “Mexican Riviera”

We are thrilled to report that Skyler Swimwear™ has launched its official web site at midnight, on December 5th. The launch of the online store (www.skylerswimwear.com)

follows a test campaign and significant growth in overall in-store presence along Mexico’s famed “Mexican Riviera,” driven by its debut collection, ENERGY.

The collection is carried in upscale malls and resort community boutiques throughout the region, including high-end tropical locations of Punta de Mita and Puerto Vallarta, which are vastly becoming the “it towns” of high end clientele, including celebrity crowds and executives from across theglobe.

The lush jungles and warm Pacific Ocean, along with the vibrant nightlife, provide the perfect backdrop for ENERGY. The collection can now can be shopped online as well, exclusively through the Skyler Swimwear website.

“The response in Mexico’s most exclusive shops has definitely exceeded expectations, and we couldn’t be more excited to share Skyler Swimwear with a much bigger audience,” says 21 year-old designer and company founder/CEO Skyler Lee.“

The new online store allows a direct channel for international clients to purchase from the collection.”         

Instagram@SKYLERSWIMWEAR

The site is user-centric and engaging in all aspects. Visitors can easily identify which pieces are right for them through a look book and size chart as well as get ideas on how to create dozens of “looks” by pairing different tops with bottoms to create unique combinations. A secure and easy check-out process makes the experience effortless from log on to click off.

Instagram@SKYLERSWIMWEAR

ABOUT SKYLER SWIMWEAR™   

Skyler Swimwear is your next wardrobe essential. Like the little black dress, each piece from the ENERGY collection is assured, sophisticated and sexy. It’s the perfect travel companion. Toss it in your bag for the beach or stow it for a cross continent escapade. Resilient, high-end fabric cut with smart engineering that aims to flatter any figure by lifting in all the right places. It has been said to be similar to that of a “ young ERES style.” Skyler Swimwear is the perfect choice for a jet-set look or simplify for a sleek silhouette. Whatever your scene, Skyler Swimwear fits the scene.

Instagram@SKYLERSWIMWEAR

ABOUT THE ENERGY COLLECTION

Clean, cohesive, effortless. ENERGY, Skyler Swimwear’s debut collection, inspires confidence and creativity. ENERGY makes finding your flawless fit refreshingly uncomplicated. Choose from five tops and bottoms, each smartly engineered to flatter your natural curves. Monochromatic color palettes in three vibrant hues – cherry red, black, and white– become your “canvas for creative expression.”

    

Photos byArmondo Monroy

 

ABOUT SKYLER   

Skyler was born in Beverly Hills, California. At the age of 12, she then moved with her family to Mexico, growing up in a swimsuit and surfing on the beaches of Punta de Mita and Puerto Vallarta. Drawn to style and fashion at an early age, she quite naturally aspired to create her own line, complimenting her tropical authentic lifestyle, while drawing design influences from the more urban, high fashion world of Los Angeles. Bi-cultural and internationally influenced, Skyler explains“ I come from two jungles: one tropical, the other concrete. The concept was to create a collection of essentials that cater to both influences.” Skyler’s design ambitions actively began to take shape two years ago, resulting in ENERGY, the first collection from Skyler Swimwear introduced for Resort 2019. Produced and manufactured in Guadalajara, under the helm of Alt Creative Agency ( @ALTCREATIVEAGENCY). Skyler recently returned to Southern California to pursue education as well as entrepreneurial and creative opportunities within the entertainment industry.

For Retailers:  Skyler Woodcock, purchase@skylerswimwear.com

Media Inquiries:  Steve Rohr, steve@lexiconpublicrelations.com

Instagram: @SKYLERSWIMWEAR

Official Site: https://skylerswimwear.com/

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