work and play - beach vacation -  meg biram

Come January, I am always ready to hit the beach. I get pale and feel cooped up due to cold weather and I just start obsessively dreaming about the beach. Lately I just cannot stop looking at beach resorts on the Internet. Like it’s a problem. Honestly I’d pick up and leave tomorrow if I find the right thing. I’m going a little stir crazy over here. I need a 3-day dose of Vitamin D from the sun.

My friend Jaime says she always goes away for a few days to write her books and work on big projects that need focusing without distractions. She frequents Palm Springs because she lives in LA, but I’m feeling Florida or the Caribbean (shorter flight from DC). I want to take a few days on a beach to recharge, soak up the sun, and do some hyper-focusing on a few projects and writing. I’m afraid if I don’t do it I’m going to drive myself batty!

Have you been to a relaxing place you’d recommend in Florida or the Caribbean for this type of work & play vacay? 

To Take on a Work/Play Beach Vacation: Zimmermann Vivid Tie Bandeau Bikini / Raffia Hat / Joie Metallic Thong SandalsGivenchy Nail Lacquer in Vibrant Lilac / Calypso St. Barth Large Daisy Tote / PaperMate Flair Pens (my fave) / Metallic Leather Refillable Notebook


  1. Jody

    Love the Hat! This is exactly what I need 🙂

  2. Kimberly (Manifest Yourself)

    Key West generally had good priced flights + the Bahamas! Enjoy!

  3. Jen

    This sounds like exactly what I need right now too. If it wasn’t for a lack of an abundant number of vacation days I’d be right there with you! I frequent Naples, FL which can be relaxing but I believe it’s pretty packed down there right now with the “snow-birds”. I’ve heard amazing things about Marco Island as well.

    Although, to ensure that you don’t experience any of this wacky weather we’ve been having lately I’d go to the Caribbean.

    Let us know where you decide to go 🙂


  4. Taylor Brione Ballard

    I’m going to Jamaica for the first time! This will be my first time out of the country, so I’m super excited!!

  5. Molly {Dreams in HD}

    we are going to florida in march for a wedding and staying for a week to enjoy the warm weather, then to st. maarten in july. can’t wait for the beach!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

  6. Kasey

    Super cute! I love that suit with those sandals and the purple nails to match!! Makes me wish I were at the beach right now…

  7. Ande

    I recommend San Destin / Destin area ……the white beaches and turquoise waters are dreamy ….and it has a small town vib thats excellent for chilling. Lots of good food and shopping too.
    just put in sandestinbeach in google and you’ll see 🙂 also look for the shops of 30A
    hope you enjoy, ande

  8. Kirby Brooks Todd

    I love this idea! We go to Palm Springs to get away and relax since it’s just 2 hours away, but I’ve never thought about going to focus on my blog or a work project.

    P.S. Love that suit!


  9. Samiyah

    I’m from The Bahamas and went there in December. I’d recommend The Cove in Eluethera.

  10. heidi

    Come to St. Pete, girlfriend.

  11. cheppy

    Florida or the Caribbean could be the best place to visit. Along together with my bunny. She can start to write her essay and I will look at her…Thank you for your post. It’s great


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