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(A)muse in The Bahamas

Guest post by pro surfer and water woman Karina Petroni.

Last minute plans can be a real treat. The spontaneity in life is what keeps things exciting and usually brings a fortunate stroke of serendipity. I reached out to the lovely Cait Miers just before she set off on her amazing adventure through Central America. I told her I knew of a great stopover along the way. A place where shoes slow you down, and the scent of lime is the local perfume.

The islands of Eleuthera and Harbour Island are some of the most exquisite islands in the world. Situated so close to mainland America, you would think it would be spilling over with franchise establishments and selfie sticks. It’s the total opposite.

The most rewarding gift you can give yourself is sharing your special place with someone, seeing that big smile on their face is so gratifying. Here's a little slice of the beauty and the fun we captured.

Karina

Eleuthera, which is derived from the Greek word Freedom, lives up to it’s name. The island boasts a mermaid tail shape, rolling tropical hills and secret blue holes, just to name a few. As you traverse through the quaint villages, you receive soul warming smiles from the beautiful Bahamian people. Eleuthera also happens to have, fun aquamarine waves that peel on to pearly-sand beaches.

Karina

Rosita Solid Triangle Top + Crossroad Denim Short

Karina

Eden Woven Top

Karina

Alexi Dress

Karina

Harbour Island, Eleuthera’s celebrity filled neighbor, is the garnish on the main course. Harbour Island dates back to the 1700's making it one of the oldest settlements in the Bahamas. The historic, Caribbean-Colonial architecture, the tiny streets and the fact you can dine on either, fresh road-side Conch Salad or Foie Gras and later walk back to your island chateau on a Pink Sand beach is what makes it so enchanting. Did I mention the only means of motorized transport is by golf cart? Some really believe it is The Bahamas’ real life version of that childhood board game Candy Land. I was thrilled to show Cait a small piece of my Bahamian paradise. We set up shop at Touchstone Harbour Island, which provided us the perfect platform to create beautiful work.

Karina

Lyra Long Sleeve Knit Top

Karina

Karina

Ana Solid Boycut Bottom

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Karina

Photography by Cait Miers

Amuse in Miami

What. A. Week. Miami Swim Week is equal parts fun, as it is busy. Between events, trade show, our Spring 2017 dinner at The EDITION Hotel, tons of fashion shows and a little shopping, no minute went to waste.

If you didn't catch all of the fun on Snapchat, we've recapped our can't stop, won't stop week below. Start scrolling!

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First day in Miami! You can almost feel the heat through this photo... almost.

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South Beach mode of transportation

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Our home away from home for the long weekend

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Amuse Society booth at Miami Swim Show showcasing Spring '17!

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Bringing Tulum vibes to Miami

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Amuse Society Pop-Up Shop at the SURFING MAG SWIMSUIT ISSUE x ISHINE 365 Pool Party. Wouldn't be an event without our iconic neon sign!

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Love a good girl DJ

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Our cabana at the SURFING MAG SWIMSUIT ISSUE x ISHINE 365 Pop-Up

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Amuse Society's Mandy Fry, Maria Sass and Jade Peterson

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Only way to stay cool in Miami...

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A little R&R before our Miami Swim dinner

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Table setting for our SP '17 Celebratory Dinner at the Matador Terrace at The Miami Beach EDITION Hotel

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Keeping cool with Amber Farr of Flynn Skye, Lisa Dorian of Le Paume, Amuse Society's Mandy Fry, Bethany Mayer of Surf Bazaar and Jennifer Binney of Samudra.

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Only the best for our guests!

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But first, cocktails.

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Amuse Society's Maria Sass and Jade Peterson

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Model and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue contender, Kyra Santoro

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Nic del Mar co-owners, Lyanne and Jeannette Roger

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Sue Duvall of The Curl, Nina Pechonis of BC Surf & Sport, Karly Cottrell of Island Water Sports and Angela Salcito of BC Surf & Sport

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Lisa Dorian of Le Paume, Amuse Society's Mandy Fry, Bethany Mayer of Surf Bazaar and Jenniffer Binney of Samudra

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Bikini Bird babes Tanya Mayer, Crystal Becker and Tiana Gamble

Amuse in Miami

Model Kyra Santoro, Amber Farr of Flynn Skye, Mandy Fry of Amuse and Melissa Derreumaux of The Girl and The Water

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Model KJ Skorge and Amuse Society's Jade Peterson

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The Curl's Sue Duvall, Amuse Society's Mandy, and Courtney Perdue of The Curl

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Place settings showcasing our SP '17 campaign imagery shot by Wolf Cub

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Dinner time at the EDITION

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Free People buyers Kim Kniezewski and Meghan Grauzlis with Lisa Dorian of Le Paume

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Great friends and great convo

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Miami, you are always so good to us! Until next year...

Amuse Swim Week: Beach Workout

As Amuse Swim Week continues, we grabbed another bikini babe friend to get us motivated for those skimpy kinis. Get up and join us with our very own Kylie Yoshida as she demonstrates easy-to-do-anywhere exercises.

Beach Workout

For Obliques

  1. Start in a side plank position. Push hips to the sky with right arm planted strongly on the ground and left hand lifted straight up.

  2. Reach left hand around body and through. Repeat set of 10.

  3. Switch side plank to left side for a set of 10.

Beach Workout

For Total Body Workout

  1. Start in downward dog. Raise right leg high and pull knee into chest aiming to touch left elbow.

  2. Raise right leg high again. Pull knee into chest this time aiming to touch right elbow.

  3. Alternate between left and right elbow for a total of 10 reps.

  4. Switch to left leg and repeat.

Beach Workout

For Abs

  1. Lay flat on back with legs straight. Start with right arm rested straight above your head on the ground and left arm rested straight down along your side.

  2. Simultaneously raise your right arm and left leg to touch (keeping both straight). Aim to reach past your ankles.

  3. Repeat for a set of 10. Switch arm and leg and repeat.

Beach Workout

For Core/Lower Back

  1. Start in table top position. Slowly raise right arm and left leg (simultaneously if possible). Tighten core as you keep limbs super straight and long.

  2. For extra core, slowly bend right elbow and left knee to touch. Tighten core as you balance. Set of 10 on each side.

Beach Workout

For Booty/Thighs

  1. Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Step out with right leg to a side lunge. Sit as low as possible.

  2. Return to center. Repeat on other side. Set of 10

Beach Workout

Beach Workout

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