|my kind of swimsuit|
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at what's going on in my world...
I just celebrated 7 years of Marriage this past weekend with our family at the beach...It was an
amazing time together and I have come back feeling slightly sandy,a bit more crispy and very relaxed.
|Only in Rio|
|very few real people actually look like this in a bikini|
|Canadian Girls sunbathing|
Snow pants, make me feel sexy, I always am up for a scarf, gloves accentuate my long fingers, ear muffs allow me to show of my creative side in the design area, don't get me started on the art of looking sexy in a white fitted turtle neck sweater....The list goes on..
What I realized this weekend though, is I have been wrong.
The Brazilian body in the Brazilian bikini is not about trying to look sexy whilst avoiding sand-burn in awkward places...Its about enjoying oneself in a really hot country, about loving your body in whatever shape or size you come in. The more I looked around, the more I realized no BODY was perfect...NO body was the same...There were a very few bodies that had definitely benefitted from hours of surgical moulding, but that percentage was very small..
I was ashamed of my original thoughts on the supposed imaginary rules I somehow got in my head on WHO can wear a bikini, WHO shouldn't wear a bikini, WHEN it is appropriate.
|BrazilianWomen's Winter sport|
Now, this topic of Bikini wearing, although I am a changed woman and will now ONLY wear bikini whilst we are here(albeit under a thoroughly skin covering swim dress of some sort), I would like to re-assure my readers that this does NOT mean I am showing up to a good ole Canadian Rocky Beach, with my thong bikini in hand.I noticed this past time home in Canada, that some traditions do not transfer well...I can give you an example.
|Canadian Women's Winter Sport|
I can assure you AWKWARD is not a grave enough word to describe the moments afterwards....SO I imagine bikini wearing would be the same....lol
To sum this educational weekend up:
1) I love my husband. Happy Anniversary Ian...We have done good so far!
2) I love my crazy kids
3) I may wear a bikini at some point in Brazil, but might compromise with a long cover-up on top.. Baby steps
4) I love turtle neck sweaters.
5) Never good to kiss AND hug people in Canada when you greet them. A firm handshake and eye contact will suffice.
6) The only cure for sand-burn is a lot more clothing!- or viewing the beach from an air-conditioned deck of a hotel.
For those of you in Sao Paulo this coming Saturday, if you are not already on our list please check out the video below...I am hosting a HOUSE CONCERT.
HOUSE CONCERT FEB 27TH