21 April 2014

MADEWELL x BUENO BUENO /// Travel Wear

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Kelly and I are stoked to announce that we will be hosting an event with Madewell this Thursday in the Houston Galleria! We invite you to come hang out, drink some bubbly, enjoy gluten free treats from Sweet Houston and get your photo taken (candid shots) by Micah Bickham. Madewell is giving our readers and friends a sweet discount while you shop so be sure to come from 6-8. We curated a rack of our favorite spring items and how we like to style them for you to check out and try on. We really look forward to seeing your face and also meet some new ones!

Madewell Houston Galleria
Thursday April 24th 6-8pm

RSVP HERE on FB so we can get an idea of how many of you are coming // If you don't have Facebook RSVP HERE by email.








20 April 2014

17 April 2014

COSTA RICA /// Nosara Beach Hostel

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image When booking this trip we looked into a lot of places. We wanted to be close to the beach and close to town so that we could walk everywhere. This eliminates having to rent a car. Last year in April (#SUPERRADFAMILYVACATION) we started out renting THIS HOUSE and ended the trip at Harmony Hotel . The house was awesome but you would need a car to stay here and since there was only two of us that was out. Harmony Hotel is a short walk to the beach and its really amazing but I wanted to try other places. Joe and I have never experienced Hostel Life and since we knew this was a straight shot to the beach we booked a private room which includes our own bathroom. All we had to do was email Dinia Matamoros to reserve our spot and we paid once we got there. Everyone that worked there was super friendly and helpful. Dinia even helped get us a Tuk Tuk (lil red taxi) to transport our luggage to hotel so we weren't dragging them down the dirt road. Even after we left the hostel we would see her around town, cruising on her motor bike and she would always yell "Hello Babies!"

Perks ///
$45 a night for a private room
community kitchen so you can cook or store your food in fridge
coffee
wifi
meet friendly people who love travel and share stories

Travel Tips For Hostel Life ///
Pack an extra towel and hand towel other than your beach towel for showering.
Print out a map of the area you will be going so you can walk around and not get lost.
Make copies of your emails /reservations and take the folder with you.
Download the converter App so it's easy to pay.
Pay in Colones if you can most places prefer or only take cash.
Leave a tip for housekeeping.
Have a couple bottles of water in your room and a pack of wet wipes incase they shut off water for a couple hours.
Bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper (wind, dogs, monkeys, birds can get loud).
Use your soft t-shirt as an extra pillowcase. The hostel does provide sheets and pillowcase.
Pack  First Aid Kit because hospital is 2 hours away and you don't want to get staph infection, they have kits and antiseptics at Organico but they are pricey.
Pack a lock for your suitcase (valuables) just for your own peace of mind. They also have lockers.
Pack candle and matches for bathroom, it's just courteous when traveling with others.
Pack portable speaker bc it's fun having a Bueno Playlist going while your waking up and getting ready.

More posts coming soon! Be sure to follow our instagram adventures
@BuenoBrandi
@Gr8itsjonate
#Brandiandjoesurfnosara





13 April 2014

SURFY SUNDAYS /// Nosara

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Hey guys! I just downloaded the blogger app to my phone. I'm here in Costa Rica on a surf adventure with my buddy Joe. We are taking tons of photos and videos so that we can put together a few special posts when we return. We have been here 5 days so far and I'm nowhere close to wanting to return. Hope you enjoy these shots. They are to encourage you to go on your own adventure, whatever that may be! 
Follow along on Instagram 
@buenobrandi
@gr8itsjonate
#brandiandjoesurfnosara

Is there anything specific you want to see more of on this trip? 

Happy Sunday everybody!