Can you believe that we’re in the middle of summer already?
As much as we love longer days and special Friday happy hours at work, there’s nothing like a good dose of relaxation far away from home to get our energy back. If you’re lucky, you’ve already taken some well-deserved days off, or at least, are looking forward to them in the coming days.
If you haven’t planned your summer getaway yet, what are you waiting for? Today is Relaxation Day, so it’s perfect to plan a few days off to disconnect. Even the hardest working woman can use a break, every once in a while.
Every ZYDO woman should enjoy her summer holidays in style, and that goes beyond choosing a stunning wardrobe or luxurious travel luggage. The experience is what makes any vacation unforgettable, and picking the right location is part of it.
But, what’s the perfect summer trip like?
The perfect summer getaway is unique for every woman, but there are some things in common, such as: an awesome destination, lots of sightseeing and fun activities, great food, and a comfortable place to rest.
In honor or Relaxation Day, today we bring you our hottest summer destinations for this year. They’ve become the favorite of travel experts and globetrotters, and we bet you’ll adore them as well, upon arriving.
And, of course, we give you a selection of fine jewelry you can’t forget to pack for whichever place you choose. You need to bring your best jet setter style to the table for those Instagram pictures, right?
The Swiss Alps
Wait, the Swiss Alps? In the summer?
Hear us out: In wintertime, the long skiing lines dissolved with the snow. In its place, you can fall in love with its amazing greenery and clear blue skies, under much kinder temperatures than in later months.
You don’t have to stay locked inside an exclusive, cozy cabin or hotel room. If you still want some physical activity, make sure to pack your hiking boots, to walk around the Alps’ magnificent trails. St. Moritz’s hiking trails are renowned for their breathtaking views and comfortable weather.
Once you’ve roamed around the trails, and take a relaxing bath, you can explore the town’s luxurious restaurants offer and eat a marvelous feast. For this, you have to look your best, to mesmerize locals and fellow travelers alike, and this white gold pendant is right for the job.
Part of the Mosaic collection, this gorgeous pendant is the perfect partner for whichever top you choose to wear. Made from 18kt gold, it features 0.92cts of marquise and round diamonds. The gems are placed in a round pendant under an illusion set, for an even more luxurious look.
Japan brings the perfect mix of tradition and modernity. It’s what makes it such an attractive destination for Western travelers.
Two things come to mind when we think about the Japanese summer: high temperatures and summer festivals. The former may be annoying, but you cannot miss out on the latter because of it! Many of these festivals feature live music, traditional dances and processions, plenty of tasty treats and breathtaking firework displays.
You need to pair that gorgeous yukata (known as a summer kimono) with one or two jewelry pieces that can allude to the colors of the festival. For example, this sweet cocktail ring.
This charming cocktail ring is made from 18kt rose gold, and it features a feast of colorful gems. It has 3.52cts of pink round sapphires and 1.80cts of round tsavorites, along with 1.54cts of sparkling round diamonds.
The French Polynesia
The third entry on our list is the French Polynesia. It has fascinated travelers and celebrities for decades, and it still remains as one of the most exotic destinations any beach lover must visit at least once on their lifetime.
Comprised of 118 islands, the dry season is the best time of the year to visit any of their touristic hot spots, such as Tahiti and Bora Bora, as the temperatures reach a maximum of 82°F, making it comfortable to relax in the sandy beaches.
Clear blue water and colorful skies are what comes to mind when you think about the Polynesian islands. And if you want to carry out that peaceful sensation wherever you go, then you need to get your hands on this white gold pendant.
The main feature of this pendant is the array of multicolored sapphires it features. It has 17.54cts of beautiful pink, blue and green sapphires, surrounded by 0.41cts of sparkling round diamonds.
If you want another twist on sandy beaches, combined with delicious foods, legendary monuments and a non-stop party, Greece is the choice for you.
For Greeks, life itself is a celebration, so it’s no surprise that small towns and big cities plan their own version of summer feasts, whether that includes paying their respects to local religious figures (today, August 15th is the Dormition of Virgin Mary, a national holiday) or partying all day and all night long.
Evoke these celebratory summertime feelings with this splendid white gold ring.
Made from 18kt white gold, this elegant ring showcases 5.64cts of beautiful blue sapphires. They are accentuated by 0.51cts of sparkling round diamonds. Together, they remind us of the calmness of the blue sea, and the sun’s reflection on it.
No list of the hottest summer destination is complete without a visit to Latin America. Their tropical climate, dreamy beaches and fun-loving locals make it an amazing region to visit for some R&R.
Now, the beaches and the nightlife are great, but what if you have an adventurous bone in your body, and want to spend your vacation days exploring some breathtaking forests? Then, Costa Rica is the right place for you to go.
During the summer months, it’s the green season in this Central America country. The weather is a balanced mix of sunshine and tropical rain, which keeps the local flora and fauna thriving. This makes Costa Rica a perfect spot to practice ecotourism, with 29 national parks, 19 wildlife refuges and 8 biological reserves.
To add a glamorous dose of greenery to your wardrobe, you need to board that plane to Costa Rica with this gorgeous yellow gold bracelet.
This exquisite bracelet showcases 11.06cts of beautiful emeralds and, tucked among them, you can revel in the sight of 0.79cts of sparkling round diamonds. Together, along with the 18kt yellow white gold, they create a colorful and eye-catching look. We don’t recommend wearing it for a hike, but you can show it off when you go out for dinner afterwards.
Last, but not least, we end this list of destinations with something a little closer to home. If you’re a lover of fine wine and luxury travel, you need to take a trip around the California wine counties.
There are six wine regions in the state of California. Besides the well-known Napa Valley, other counties such as Sonoma, Mendocino, El Dorado and Santa Cruz. Even Silicon Valley has a few wineries hidden in the mecca of startups.
Best of all, there are types of wines for all taste buds. What makes the production of California wine unique is its wide variety of grapes. From Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah, to Malbec and even some sparkling wines, you can pick and choose Don’t be surprised if you end up packing a few bottles of your new favorite wine, to enjoy back home.
Whether you’re sipping red wine, white wine or rosé, this sultry gold bracelet will be your best companion.
Made from 18kt rose gold, what makes this bracelet unforgettable lies in its unique mix of materials. Along with the gold, there are 3.90cts of round diamonds and, between rows of gems, an innovative application of black nano-ceramic. This bracelet is all you need to give a luxury touch to any wine tasting session you attend.
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