I fell in love with Cartagena


 Just one week ago I returned from one of the best trips of my life.

 If there was one word to describe Cartagena, Colombia it would be Magical. I have been around the world and back, but there was just something about this city that captured my heart.  Unfortunately for most – Colombia holds a dark stigma due to the countries long history of violence and crime. Never once did I feel in danger or threatened by any means, quite the complete opposite actually!

After a sleepless red eye flight we arrived to our villa which was centrally located within the ” old walled city ” This little town not only holds so much history , but so much character and charm at the same time with all the colorful architecture and bougainvillea flowers overflowing on balconies….. every bloggers dream – there was not one corner that was not photogenic!

 The Maaji house was like walking into a dream.  The villa was incredibly beautiful,  never have I seen houses designed this way where the pool was situated in the courtyard of the house with surrounding lounge areas, a beautiful dining area kitchen , bedrooms on the second floor, and Incredible rooftop for all day – I was ready to spend the next 5 days here!

Restaurants to try :


Don Juan – A mix of Caribbean an Latin – Vegetarian friendly, fresh local fish and seafood . I recommend the octopus, falafel , ceviche and sea bass was to die for !

Mistura –  Had the most incredible atmosphere and to my taste buds the most incredible sushi selection. I am not one for deserts usually because I can’t eat dairy , but I let it go this time with the Suspiro Limeño.

Nightclubs –  La Movida – was too much fun we ended up here two nights in a row ! everyone dances in Colombia it truly is so uplifting .

Outfit Details – Top Lulus // Skirt : GRLFRND Denim skirt // Bag: Salar Milano // Sunnies:  Preverse


Probably one of the most memorable moments of the trip was the day we spent on the Island Baru. Doing absolutely nothing but taking in the beauty of the white sandy beach and turquoise waters. Believe it or not we had the entire beach to ourselves ! Maaji had an entire set up for up with giant pillows, bamboo beds and tequila shots of course !

The Perfect South American outfit

Outfit Details // Dress: Rat & Boa // Bag : Furla




For those of you who have the major itch to travel like me South America is a must see!

Thank you Maaji Swimwear and Foray Collective for a trip I will always remember

Colombia I miss you so much ! Already planning my next trip back – which will most definitely include Bogota and or Medellin and of course back down to Cartagena and the islands  🙂

xoxo Racquel


1 Comment

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    October 10, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    Cartagena, Colombia …only seen in pictures and movies, but seeing the blog has tempted me to visit it myself..such heavenly place

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