Travel Issue: #GlamTrotter Life

Traveling is essential. It renews you and allows you to recharge both spiritually and physically. Traveling in style, is even more essential. And when I say the word “style”, I’m talking about having the freedom and courage to express your own personal style. My mother used to tell me that the way I dressed was my “visual language to the world.” There’s no better time than when traveling to express yourself through this visual language.

We all have dreams… one of mine is jet setting across the globe, draped in poly chiffon kaftans and cork wedges. I’d be unstoppable. Just thinking about this makes me feel like I would be the ultimate glamtrotter. Or shall I say, a globe trotter, that’s #glamtastic!

We’ve got something fun to share with you. This summer, while you’re traveling around—whether it’s at your local beach or in the middle of Europe— we want to see you rocking your Elaine Turner products. Let’s get inspired! Show us how our products contribute to your own personal style and how you express it on vacation. In essence, BE YOU!

If you post a picture looking fabulous, like always, with your Elaine Turner goodies on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #GlamTrotter, you will be entered to win a $500 gift card. Exciting, right?!

Living that #glamtrotter life.

Glamtrotter Inspiration

My travel experiences have been integral to my brand from its inception. Growing up, all my family trips were in the Caribbean. The tropical environment and the natural surroundings of crystal blue water and white sand inspired me.  Further, the way my mom dressed herself in these vacations helped shape my design inspiration too. She’s the ultimate Glamtrotter.

All my collections have carried that escapism aesthetic. For example, we adopted bamboo as one of our signature elements. Whether fashioned in our custom gold hardware or from lacquered, this design feature evokes a feeling of nostalgia and exudes tropical charm. In that same vein, our signature textiles, whether cork or raffia, provide that feeling of wanderlust and provide a touch of the unexpected to classic silhouettes.

Simona Clutches Spring 17
Our Simona clutches carry our signature bamboo elements.

Glamtrotter Essentials

Our most recent collection, Modern Havana, carries the same wanderlust and escapism aesthetic. It is inspired by travel and the colorful, vibrant surroundings of Havana, Cuba. With its tropical details and bright colors, the collection is practically designed to travel with. Anywhere you’re going.

As a Glamtrotter, here are some key essentials for the summer you could use that $500 gift card towards! You’re welcome for the help.

  • Leya Coverup– Go glam at the beach with our go-to coverup for summer. Adorned in multicolored tassels, you’ll be turning heads at the pool.
  • Nellie Tote– Perfect for beach destinations and available in three different textiles, this tote offers ample room for all your travel necessities.
  • Rio Sandals– Embellished in a tropical leaf detail, this sandal is where glam meets comfort.
  • Mini Wallet in Cork– Ditch the big wallet and use a mini-wallet for your vacation.
  • Large Pouch in Raffia– Have a night out on the town with a pouch big enough to carry your essentials, but small enough to not weigh you down when dancing.

Social #Glamtrotter

Although I vacationed frequently in the Caribbean when I was younger, now that I’m older I find myself vacationing a lot more domestically. My favorite cities to go: Santa Barbara and Sante Fe. Both provide their own unique charm that I gravitate towards. The sunsets in Sante Fe are magical. And the wine at Santa Barbara is worth traveling across the country for.

Santa Barbara
Jim & I at Grassini Family Vineyards in Santa Barbara, California.

Sometimes, you don’t need to go to Rome to be a Glamtrotter. It’s about wherever you go—just go in style and BE YOU! So, when your living that #glamtrotter life, share your photos with us! And winning a $500 giftcard to help support that glamtrotter life doesn’t hurt either.

Where are you traveling to this summer? I can’t wait to share with you where I’ll be going. First stop—Sante Fe for a yoga retreat!




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