When packing for a beachside destination, the proper gear is a must to keep you cool and in the good graces of the shining sun. In order to get a healthy dose of Vitamin C and prevent ourselves from overdosing on those beautiful sunrays, photographer Marianna Jamadi and I put our Matter Prints products to the ultimate test: We chartered Pikaia Lodge’s private, 100-foot yacht for daily expeditions in the Galapagos Islands, and we quickly learned that Matter Prints scarves and pants come in handy at every turn.
As Marianna and I were exploring the Galapagos, we quickly realized the southern exposure was no joke. Although we dolloped on prodigious amounts of sunscreen and protective block, we needed an extra layer to keep both ourselves and our cameras cool and out of the red zone. By turning our Matter Prints scarves into beautiful head wraps and camera camouflages, we were able to achieve ultimate Galapagos ease and relaxation.
In the early morning, sunrise hours and during the stretch of twilight before the Galapagos stars sparked bright, we had adequate downtime aboard Pikaia Lodge’s yacht. To keep us enjoying ourselves with ease and comfort, we opted to adorn Matter Prints in the form of swim suit cover ups. I sported a one-piece, which paired lovely with Matter Prints pants, and Marianna matched her bikini with a flowing scarf, easily tied around the waist for a beach to dock look.
Although it’s endlessly refreshing, one concern while aboard a yacht is always the wind. Marianna and I love a windswept look more than your average beachgoer, but we do like to experience the ocean sans fly away tangles. Utilizing our Matter Prints scarves, we expertly tied the cloths around our tresses to ensure we had a carefree time while cruising the idyllic Galapagos waters. Just as a traditional hat would, this also kept our heads and bodies cool.
Sometimes beach towels can weigh more than they’re worth. They become a drag to lug along in your baggage once they’re wet, and they often take up too much room if you tote them to the beach. To overcome our beach towel blues, Marianna and I opted to utilize our Matter Prints scarves as towels instead. There are many perks to this substitution, with the most obvious being you’ll have the most beautiful towel along the coast. Scarves also dry much faster than thick, cotton towels, ensuring you enjoy an effortless day at the beach.
We’ll be the first to admit it – we were the generation blissfully enamored by the phenomenon that is the Titanic adaptation on the big screen. There’s not a time I’m on a boat that I don’t – at least for a moment – want to be Rose at the main bow, contemplating my future as a handsome stranger (ahem… Leonardo DiCaprio) comes to my aid. To fulfill our Titanic dreams, Marianna and I let our Matter Prints scarves billow in the wind. It was our perfect send off to an epic week in the Galapagos, where spent more time in Matter Prints than any other clothing item in our suitcase.
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