european vacation diary

Now that my summer vacation's glow is fading away into back-to-work reality, I thought I'd share the highlights from my mid-August girls' trip to Venice and Croatia. There were nine of us in all, first exploring the canals of Venice, touring the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and bellini-ing at Harry's. Then we boarded a boat to Croatia, an archipelago consisting of over a thousand islands. On our three-day odyssey, we cruised through teal-blue waters and anchored in scenic harbors and historic towns, such as Losinj and Trojir. The picture, above, was taken at Carpe Diem, a beach club restaurant on the island of Hvar. I'm wearing a bikini by LA-based swimwear line Marysia (which, ahem, is currently featuring me on its website--see it here!) We capped off our holiday in the bustling city of Split, all with the best memories and amazing snaps. Scroll down to see a few of my favorites! (You can also check out more pics on Instagram @marlienrentmeester)

Majestic sights from our water taxi!

My Valentino dress blending in with the stunning Venetian tilework. A quintessential #ihavethisthingwithfloors moment!

A Calder mobile hangs in the entrance of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. There was also art by Picasso, Miro, Jackson Pollack, Kadinsky, and Cezanne.

I think I ate about a pound of burrata while lunching at Compagnia della Vela Asd--the best caprese I've ever had in my life!

The color of the ocean looked almost like malachite--so clear and gorgeous.

Dressed in Marysia on deck!

Climbing up the 14th century Karmalengo fortress in Trojir, where I was hoping to bump into Jonathan Snow. Game of Thrones has filmed scenes here.

Lunching under grapevine ceilings, drinking the yummiest Croatian wine. 

The perfect swimming spot in Hvar.

Our last seaside supper at Dvor in Split. 


CEO said...

Beautiful pics! Do you mind sharing how you stay in shape?

Marysia said...

amazing! and yes what do you do to keep those abs so flat!

Marlien Rentmeester said...

I should do a post on my workout routine! In short, I do Body By Simone 2 to 3 times a week, run, hike, and strength train. I try to mix it up and do something different every day. I say do what you love!

Anonymous said...

Your photos are STUNNING.

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