Apr 18, 2014

10 Local Fashion Designers Earn Spots in the Independent Designer Runway Show

The line-up for this year's Independent Designer Runway Show has been announced! Featured designers will have a set in the IDRS Runway Show on September 24th during Bellevue Fashion Week, sponsored by The Bellevue Collection. One winner will receive a fashion fund prize package and have their collection displayed in Bellevue Square during the month of October. The designers selected to participate in this year's show are April Pride, BOHO Republic by Tina Witherspoon, KLAD Apparel by Melanie Trygg, Silvae by Deborah Roberts, Tom Ordonio, CUDDY by Brian Cuddy, Fioravanti by Mia Fioravanti, Rebekah Adams, Calotype by Kristie Metcalf and Lu by Jenny Fort. Congratulations to all the designers who were picked!

Apr 16, 2014

Fashion Calendar: Style '14 Annual Fashion Show Benefit

It's time to gather your girlfriends for a stylish night on the town! Tickets are on sale now for the 12th annual Northwest Hope & Healing Fashion Show which will take place on Thursday, May 1st at the Showbox Sodo. This year more than 30 breast cancer survivors will walk the runway showcasing spring trends from Seattle's best boutiques including Carmilia's, Coastal Surf Boutique, Canopy Blue, Queen Anne Dispatch, Tatters, Road Apparel, West Seattle Runner, Calypso St. Barth, Blue Luna and more. Tickets start at $50 for general admission and go up to $200 for VIP reserved seating. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Northwest Hope & Healing Patient Assistance Fund in an effort to offer financial assistance to women battling breast cancer in the Puget Sound area. Over the last 14 years, the Northwest Hope & Healing Patient Assistance fund has awarded grants to more than 2,000 women to help them get through breast cancer. To date, the annual fashion show events have helped to raise over $850,000. This year's fundraising goal has been set at $130,000. Come share a great night out with the girls while supporting a very worthy cause.

What: Style '14 Annual Fashion Show

When: Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Where: Showbox SODO 1700 First Ave. Seattle, WA 98134

Time: Doors open at 6:30pm for VIP guests and 7pm for General Admission

Tickets: $50-200 Purchase directly from the NW Hope & Healing website. Please note this is a 21+ and over event.

East Meets West (Seattle) Trunk Show + Happy Hour at Momo

Join Momo for an East Meets West (Seattle) trunk show and happy hour event on Wednesday, April 23rd from 5-7pm. Featuring two local designers that both happen to reside in West Seattle, the trunk show will showcase Pearlesque lingerie by Margaret Chodos-Irvine and modern clothing from Lu by Jenny Fort. Drop by to meet the designers in person, hear the backstories behind their brands and enjoy light refreshments as you shop the collections and enjoy great company. This is a free event and open to the public. Bring a friend!

Pictured above: Lu drop crotch wool shorts

Momo Boutique
600 South Jackson St. 
Seattle, WA

FGI to host beauty event at Nordstrom

Fashion Group International is hosting a special members-only event focused on spring beauty trends on Saturday, April 26th at Nordstrom. Doors open for early morning networking at 7:30am and the event will run from 8-9:15. Tickets are $20 and will be issued as a gift card that can be redeemed for product the day of the event. As a bonus, FGI members are entitled to a private fragrance meeting in the John W. Nordstrom room from 11:30-12:15 featuring networking opportunities with exclusive vendors and fragrance executives. Tickets are limited. For full event info visit the event page on Brown Paper Tickets.

Don't miss the Rock Star Jewelry Pre-Mothers Day Sale

To celebrate Mothers Day and thank the community for 14 years of support, Martha Driver of Rock Star Jewelry is offering 30% off the entire line for a limited time only! Available locally at Current & Furbish in Magnolia and Karan Dannenberg Clothier in Belltown, Rock Star Jewelry makes a gorgeous and memorable gift for moms. The sale runs April 18th through May 10th.  www.rockstarjewelry.com

Fashion Calendar: STYLE BLOOMS Runway Show at The Bellevue Collection

Is the sunshine today getting you in the mood for spring shopping? Don't miss The Bellevue Collection's exclusive before-hours runway show featuring the season's must-have trends. Tickets are $35 and include a swag bag and $10 certificate to The Bellevue Collection. All proceeds benefit the National Charity League.

What: STYLE BLOOMS Runway Show

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Where: Bellevue Square Center Court

Time: Check-in begins at 8:30am - Fashion Show starts at 9am

Tickets: $35 via Brown Paper Tickets

Apr 10, 2014

Fremont's Les Amis boutique is turning 18

Les Amis in Fremont is turning 18! Come celebrate with cupcakes and champagne this Friday from 3-7pm. Plus, enjoy a 15% discount on your entire purchase* all weekend long as a thank you to the community for it's continued love and support. Take a peek at what's in stock now by visiting the Les Amis blog.

Les Amis
3420 Evanston Ave. N. 
Seattle, WA 98103

*Discount excludes sale items and jewelry. 

Apr 8, 2014

The Astro Twins launch Momstrology April 15th

Unfortunately kids don't come with an instruction manual, but the new Momstrology book launching on April 15th by The AstroTwins might just be the next best thing. Designed to provide parents and caregivers with astrological insight and understanding, the book offers useful tips and tools for raising self-aware and mindful children. Authors Ophira and Tali Edut offer real-world advice from a cosmic perspective and include sections in the book devoted to understanding personal strengths and challenges based on astrological signs and helpful information on how each sign relates to another. Momstrology is a must-read book for parents and caregivers alike. This book makes a great gift for new moms. Stay tuned for info on the launch party in Seattle!

For more information about the book and upcoming appearances from The Astro Twins visit Momstrology.com. 

Mar 29, 2014

You're Invited: SEE Eyewear Spring Trunk Show April 3-6th

If you missed the launch party for the new SEE Eyewear store in Seattle last month you'll want to mark your calendar for Thursday, April 3rd from 5-7pm to celebrate the launch of the new spring collection of stylish frames. The fun begins with a special in-store kick off party hosted by Seattle style blogger Aika of Aika's Love Closet. The event will feature special discounts on the new spring collection including an exclusive gift with purchase, light refreshments, on-site shopping from JJ Caprices, complimentary mini manicures by Julep, free bang trims, dry styling and swag from Sassoon Salon, and more. Get there early! SEE Eyewear will have stylish swag bags for the first 25 guests. This is a free event and open to the public.

The fun continues in-store all weekend long. Come update your style for spring, meet the team and see what the "hip without the rip" buzz is all about. SEE Eyewear also has fashion-forward sunglasses- all priced at $99 flat. Get there early! SEE Eyewear will have stylish swag bags for the first 25 guests. This is a free event and open to the public.

What: SEE Eyewear Spring Trunk Show

When: April 3-6, 2014

Where: SEE Eyewear 1429 Fifth Ave. Seattle (Located next to the Red Lion Hotel)

Event Overview:
  • Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 - Spring Kick off party in-store from 5-7pm featuring style blogger Aika of Aika's Love Closet, special discounts and gift with purchase on the spring collection, complimentary bang trims, dry styling and swag from Sassoon Salon, free mini manicures by Julep, on-site shopping from JJ Caprices, light refreshments including Yellow Leaf Cupcakes and more!
  • Friday, April 4th, 2014 - Stop by the store to check out the spring collection of frames and sunglasses! SEE stylists will be on-site to talk spring eyewear trends and help you find the perfect pair for your personal style! Fashion Fact: SEE stocks fashion-forward eyewear for men, women and kids. 
  • Saturday, April 5th, 2014 - The eye doctor is IN and the trunk show continues all weekend long! Enjoy music from an in-store DJ, shopping from JJ Caprices, plus an appearance by Seattle style blogger Aika of Aika's Love Closet. 
  • Sunday, April 6th, 2014 - The weekend caps off with morning mimosas and spring style consults by SEE Eyewear specialists. 

SEE Eyewear 
1429 Fifth Avenue 
Seattle, WA 
 (206) 288-5040 
On Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @SEEeyewear

Mar 18, 2014

Global Retailing Conference to feature local speakers

The University of Arizona's Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing will host it's 18th annual Global Retailing Conference on April 10th and 11th in Tucson, Arizona. This year's scheduled speakers for the conference include Bobbi Brown, founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods, Jeanne Jackson, president of product and merchandising at Nike, Blake Irving, CEO of GoDaddy and two local favorites, Harvey Kanter, president and CEO of Blue Nile, and Nadia Shouraboura, founder and CEO of Hointer. The theme of the two day conference is "Ignite the Customer Experience" and over 300 guests are expected to be in attendance. Visit the Global Retailing Conference website for a full list of this year's speakers.

Zebra Club hosts Bacon & Beers this Thursday

Zebra Club is partnering with ourCaste to celebrate the official start of spring with a special "Bacon & Beers" event this Thursday, March 20th from 6-8pm at the downtown Seattle store. Guests will enjoy complimentary bacon wrapped hot dogs, beers, special discounts on merchandise and live music.

Zebra Club
1901 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Shop to make a difference at U-Village

Shop & dine to make a difference March 21-23rd at University Village. Purchase a Cure Card for $30 and enjoy 20% off at more than 60 stores and restaurants including Mercer, Calypso St. Barth, Madewell, Jonathan Adler, and Aritzia. In addition to 20% off at select retailers Cure Card holders will also receive dining specials at University Village restaurants all weekend long. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Cure Cards will benefit women's cancer research at Fred Hutchinson.

Mar 14, 2014

FGI Seattle launches Executive Fashion Series

Fashion Group International is pleased to announce the launch of the Executive Fashion Series, a curated collection of events designed to showcase Seattle's biggest retail/fashion executives and allow them to share their personal stories of success in an intimate group setting. The series kicks off this month with Harvey Kanter, CEO of Blue Nile.  Join in as Mr. Kanter speaks about the growing diamond and jewelry business, shares his experience as an executive of a public company and unveils his top tips for running a successful e-commerce company. 

What: FGI Seattle Executive Fashion Series featuring Harvey Kanter, CEO of Blue Nile

When: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 6-8:30pm (The presentation will begin at 6:30pm)

Where: Impact HUB  Seattle 220 2nd Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98104

Tickets: $40 members/$60 Non-Members via Brown Paper Tickets. Become an FGI member and your first event is free!

Mar 12, 2014

Luxury on Demand celebrates spring with closet clean-outs

Throughout the months of March & April, Seattle’s newest online designer consignment boutique, Luxury on Demand is heading offline and out into the community to guide you through the season with helpful tips on closet purging, organization, and out of season storage. Book a complimentary closet clean out session and you’ll also receive fashion advice on how to style your favorite fall pieces through the seasonal transition and get budget-friendly tips on how to update your existing spring pieces. Luxury on Demand will also help you determine which pieces from your wardrobe are worth consigning to make a little cash for your next spring splurge!

What: Luxury on Demand Spring Cleaning

When: Now through the end of April

Where: Your closet

Cost: This is a complimentary service. 

For questions or to request a closet clean out service online fill out the form on the CONTACT page. 

Happy Spring Cleaning!

Wear Wednesday to feature local designer Suk Chai

Local designer Suk Chai will be featured at the W Seattle's Wear Wednesday event on Wednesday, March 19th from 5-7pm. Guests will get to meet the designer and get an exclusive look at Schai (pronounced "shay") the debut collection from Suk Chai for Fall/Winter 2014. This is a complimentary event open to the public. Check out behind the scenes footage from the Schai editorial photoshoot and get ready to be really excited about where the local fashion scene is headed. Congrats on the launch Suk! 

Mar 11, 2014

New Arrivals: Maiden Art Jewelry

Maiden Art jewelry is now available at Karan Dannenberg Clothier in Belltown. The jewelry line created by Maristella Colombo is entirely handmade by Italian craftsmen using the finest materials available. The collection includes gorgeous statement necklaces, chandelier earrings, and charm bracelets. Take a look at the full collection online at Maiden-Art.com.

Karan Dannenberg Clothier
2232 First Ave. 
Seattle, WA 98121

Tickets are on sale now for LUNAFest

LUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness of women's issues will take place in Seattle on Tuesday, April 15th at 415 Westlake on South Lake Union. This unique festival will highlight women leaders in society through the screening of nine short films produced by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama and cover a variety of topics including women's health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking through barriers. Guests will enjoy popcorn provided by Yelp Seattle, refreshments from Po Dog and Grims, plus beer provided by Hilliards.  Guests will also be able to get glam on site with blowouts by Gene Juarez and take home a LUNAFEST swag bag. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Breast Cancer Fund and REEL Grrls. To date, LUNAFEST, created by LUNA, has raised over $785,000 to support the work of various women-focused non-profits. Tickets to the event are $20.


When: Tuesday, April 15th from 6-8:30pm

Where: 415 Westlake Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

Tickets: $20 available via Eventbrite

LUNAFEST featured films include:
  • Date with Fate (Filmmaker: Venetia Taylor)
  • First Match (Filmmaker: Olivia Newman)
  • Flying Anne (Filmmaker: Catherine van Campen)
  • Granny's Got Game (Filmmaker: Angela Alford)
  • Maria of Many (Filmmaker: Alexandra Liveris)
  • Running Dry (Filmmaker: Dimitra Nikolopoulou)
  • Sidewalk (Filmmaker: Celia Bullwinkel)
  • Sounds Shadows (Filmmaker: Julie Engaas)
  • Tiny Mini Magic (Filmmaker: Danielle Lurie)

For event updates and more information about the event visit LUNAFEST.org

Mar 10, 2014

Seattle Met hosts first look of SCHAI by Suk Chai

Seattle Metropolitan magazine is hosting a special event this Friday, March 14th to showcase SCHAI, the debut collection of local designer Suk Chai. Seattle Met Fashion Editor Laura Cassidy will be on hand to introduce the designer and go over highlights of the fall/winter collection. Don't miss your chance to meet the designer and see the collection that is quickly becoming the new favorite of the fashion community. 

What: SCHAI event hosted by Seattle Met

When: Friday, March 14, 2014 from 6-9pm

Where: Roche Bobois 1015 Western Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

Tickets: Admission is free. RSVP in advance via Eventbrite. 

Mar 7, 2014

Rosaline Hampton to host Spring/Summer Trend Event

Spring/Summer Trend Event
with Rosaline Hampton

Rosaline Hampton and her team of expert stylists are hosting a Spring/Summer Trend Event on Thursday, March 20th from 6-8pm. Guests will enjoy an evening of fashion including an overview of the the latest fashion trends, tutorials on how to wear the season's newest color palette, highlights of seasonal must-haves and advice on how to wear the hottest runway looks and make them work for you. Tickets are $75 and space is limited. Reserve your spot now by calling 425-614-6377.

Mar 6, 2014

Butch Blum has a new home

Butch Blum has officially made the move and is now up and running in their new location. After 39 years in their former space on fifth avenue the company decided to move into a new beautiful location at 1332 sixth avenue. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 10am-6pm and parking is validated with purchase at the Washington Athletic Club garage at 6th and Union. For events and blog updates visit www.butchblum.com.

Mar 5, 2014

Marc Jacobs, House of Harlow and more at Goodwill’s Designer Accessory Sale

Goodwill is hosting it's 5th annual designer accessory sale this weekend at the University Village store featuring designer shoes, handbags, accessories and more. Shoppers will find a great selection of merchandise that will be constantly re-stocked throughout the sale. Featured brands include Betsey Johnson, Kate Space, House of Harlow, Marc Jacobs, Steve Madden, Nine West, See by Chloe and more. There will also be a great selection of merchandise for men including ties, shoes, hats, belts and clothing. 

Fashionable, name-brands at affordable prices

The sale will take place Friday, March 7th and Saturday, March 8th from 9am-8pm both days. The University District Goodwill is located at 4552 University Way N.E. in Seattle. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Goodwill's free job training and education programs at ten centers around the region. These classes include English for speakers of other languages, basic computer training, GED preparation, retail training and more. 

Photo credit: Bret Doss

Mar 4, 2014

Meet Sarah Jessica Parker at Nordstrom

Style icon and actress turned designer Sarah Jessica Parker will be making a personal appearance tomorrow at the downtown Seattle Nordstrom store to promote the launch of new shoe line. Customers will have the opportunity to meet Sarah Jessica and have their purchase signed by the star. The opportunity to meet SJP will be on a first come, first serve basis, so get there early!

What: Sarah Jessica Parker personal appearance at Nordstrom

When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Where: Nordstrom Downtown Seattle 

Time: 4:30-5:30pm

Check out the entire SJP collection online at Nordstrom.com. 

Experience 1.State at Nordstrom with Coco + Kelley

1.State has teamed up with InStyle Magazine and Cassandra LaValle of Coco + Kelley for a shopping and styling event this Saturday, March 8th at the Bellevue Nordstrom store. Experience the spring collection, enjoy mini make overs and receive a special gift with purchase while enjoying light bites + sweet sips. This is a free event. 

What: 1.State launches at Nordstrom 

When: Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Where: Nordstrom Bellevue Square in the t.b.d. department (level two)

Why: Celebrate the launch of 1.Slate at Nordstrom, meet Cassandra of Coco+Kelley, enjoy mini makeovers, receive a special gift with purchase 

Time: 1-3pm

Shop the closets of stylish Seattleites

Clementine Shoes in West Seattle is giving you the opportunity to shop the closets of your favorite Seattleites including Sandy Lew of Sandy Lew boutique,  Linda Sabee of Carmilia's, Linda Walsh of Clementine Shoes, and designer Mia Fioravanti. The event kicks off Friday and runs through the end of March. Shop the curated consignment items during normal business hours and spruce up your wardrobe for spring! A portion of the proceeds from each sale will benefit Dress for Success. 

Clementine Shoes
4447 California Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Mar 3, 2014

The Art Institute presents The Fashion League

The annual Art Institute of Seattle Fashion Show is taking place this Thursday, March 6th at the Showbox in Sodo. Showcasing the design work of talented students the show raises money for the school's scholarship program and also works to raise funds and awareness for Redeeming Soles, a non-profit organization in the Puget Sound that donates gently used shoes to those in need. Tickets start at $10 for students with ID and goes up to $60 for reserved front row seating. Use promo code "Gossip" for $10 off your ticket. 

What: Fashion League - The Art Institute of Seattle's annual student fashion show 

When: Thursday, March 6, 2014

Where: Showbox Sodo 1700 First Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Time: First show featuring festival seating is at 5pm. Second show with reserved seating is at 8pm. 

Tickets: $10-60 available via TicketLeap

Get fashion show updates on Facebook at Facebook.com/Fashion_League. 

Feb 11, 2014

HopeChest 2014 is here

Are you getting married this year or know someone who is?

Get Hitched, Give Hope is proud to announce the first annual HopeChest event. Designed as a chic wedding rummage sale guests will get to peruse curated goods that have been collected from some of the best wedding vendors and stylish brides in the Northwest. Everything will be priced to sell with proceeds going to Get Hitched, Give Hope charities including The Dream Foundation and the Young Survivor Coalition. The event will be held Sunday, February 23rd from 11am-2pm at the Utina Wardroom on Dexter Avenue North. Tickets to the event are complimentary but you must register in advance via EventBrite. Merchandise for sale includes party favors, decorations, vintage books and even wedding dresses! Shop early for the best selection.

Feb 10, 2014

SEE Eyewear hosts grand opening party for Seattle store

SEE Eyewear celebrated the grand opening of their first store in Seattle with a private party on Thursday, February, 6, 2014. Founder Richard Golden flew in from Detroit along with the VP of Marketing, Susan Berryman to take part in the festivities and get to know the Seattle fashion community. Over 75+ guests packed the house to experience SEE Eyewear first hand while sampling sweet treats from Dianne's Delights and enjoying sips from local winemaker Robert Ramsay Cellars. The company partnered with the YWCA to celebrate the store opening and donated a portion of the proceeds from every sale Feb. 6th through the 9th directly to the organization. SEE Eyewear is located in Seattle at 1429 Fifth Avenue (at Pike), next door to the Red Lion Hotel. Known for providing "hip without the rip" to eyewear aficionados and accessory snobs alike, SEE works directly with frame houses all over the world to produce their own line of high quality, fashion-forward eyewear without the rip-off prices. Take a peek at the party pics and find a full gallery on Facebook.com.


Feb 1, 2014

Porch Introduces 52 Ways to Love Your Home Series

Seattle-based Porch.com, the world’s first home improvement network, recently announced a new series on their website that celebrates 52 Ways to Love Your Home. The weekly column will appear on the Get Advice section and can be accessed by visiting blog.porch.com.

 Each week, Porch Editor-in-Chief Anne Reagan will pen a post that celebrates a place that Americans spend most of their time and money improving. “Homes require so much attention, so much maintenance and so much upkeep that sometimes our appreciation for our home can turn to exasperation and annoyance. I decided that each week I’d start a new home habit, an act of daily love for my home. And that’s how 52 Ways to Love Your Home began,” said Reagan. Post topics include easy ways to improve your home one room at a time, creating a mission statement for your home, landscape planning and more.

Find more home improvement inspiration on the Porch.com Pinterest page!

Jan 31, 2014

Skoah Shares the Love This Valentine’s Day

If your sweetheart is serious about skincare look no further than skoah for the perfect Valentines Day gift. Starting Feb. 1st and running through the 14th, customers will receive a complimentary kupcakes body lotion with the purchase of any skoah gift card valued at $80 or more. Taking a personal trainer approach to seriously good skin, skoah offers specialized skincare treatments for men and women. Here are our top Valentines Day picks from skoah:

#1- Book the facialiscious for an extra indulgent pampering session. With a full body massage and personalized skin treatments, your loved one will leave skoah with glowing skin! 75 minutes/$120 

#2- Coordinate a couple’s date night: With a range of facials to please everyone’s skin and schedule, skoah is an ideal way for love birds to relax. Prices vary.  

#3- Give the gift that keeps giving: skoah’s skin gym memberships. Available as a monthly or annual package, a skin gym membership gives users the ability to keep their skin in tip top shape year-round and receive discounts on products. 

#4- Explore the array of natural skincare products from the skoah in-house line. Made from 95% natural ingredients the entire product line is gentle, refreshing and designed to get results by catering to specific skincare needs. Don't miss the "Sweet Love" collection of products featuring a sweet and spicy blend of cinnamon and vanilla.

#5- For expectant mothers, skoah offers a special "Tummy and Mummy" treatment. Designed to tackle pre-baby skincare concerns this treatment includes a full facial, treatment masks to sooth and calm the belly, plus a relaxing peppermint foot massage to de-puff swollen ankles and feet. This package makes a great Valentines Day or Baby Shower gift!

There are three new skoah locations in Seattle including downtown at 415 Pike St., Capitol Hill at 511 Broadway E., and Bellevue at 217 Bellevue Way. Learn more at www.skoah.com. 

Happy Valentines Day!

Looking for more Valentines Day Gift ideas? Check out our gift guide on Pinterest.

Jan 13, 2014

Mid-winter getaway: Kauai

One of my favorite places to vacation with my family is on Kauai. It's the perfect place to get away from the clouds in the city and soak up a little sunshine while relaxing on the beach. I love the laid back vibe on the island, the family-friendly atmosphere, the island hospitality and of course, the fact that most of the island shuts down by 9pm. It's a great place to escape, unwind and reconnect with what's important.

When to Go
Last year we visited Kauai in late January and again in early July and the weather was amazing both times. Plenty of sunshine and minimal rain. In fact, it only rained once on each trip and the rain showers passed quickly. The average temperature in the winter on Kauai is in the mid to upper 70's. Although Kauai is beautiful in the summer months, I prefer to visit outside of peak season when the beaches are less crowded. January, February and September are among my favorite months to escape for a tropical vacation.

Where to Stay
With close proximity to the airport, we like to stay at the Kauai Beach Resort. It's perfect for families with kids because in addition to a regular Hawaiian style swimming pool there's a second pool with a water slide and shallow wading area (complete with sand) for kids. This is an especially important feature if you are visiting during the winter months with little ones who are not yet strong swimmers. The rip current in the ocean can be dangerous and sometimes swimming at the hotel pool might be a better bet. If (like me) you can't imagine vacationing in paradise without swimming in the ocean, Lydgate State Park is less than 5 minutes away from the hotel and has a rock barrier that is perfect for little swimmers and great for snorkeling too!