PANAMA is a place that still has my heart! Even after moving away at age 12 and living abroad for almost 20 years, it still feels like home. I’ve only visited about 7 times since moving away, and somehow the connection is still there. Today marks the beginning of nearly an entire month of celebration due to Fiestas Patrias (the equivalent of July 4th here). In honor of Mi Patria, I wanted to share some photos that my friend Karen – one of the creators behind Cronos Films & Save the Date – shot in the historic district of Casco Viejo in Panama.
The last time I took pictures in Panama, my littlest was still in my belly. That visit was special because it was Alanzo’s first visit ever and Nayelli’s second. The photos (also done by Karen) were a mix of trying to capture my pregnancy and documenting our first trip to Panama as a family. Alanzo and I, have visited once more since but it was almost two year ago; you can read about our trip here. This time I traveled alone, which I haven’t done in years. And it seemed like a great opportunity to shoot some looks to share with you. Did you catch this Camo look that I shared on Instagram?
OTS Tops are one of my favorite styles. Especially in the summer – they really are my go to. And this cute OTS front tie top is from a small boutique that I stumble upon on Instagram. What I found to be such a fun coincidence is that the owner is also from Panama. When I learned that, I was so honored to be able to work together and bring her styles to y’all. I am linking the exact top below and I want to leave the link to Shop Maia is here for you to check out too. 🙂
Bamboo bags are also a summer favorite! There’s just something about the craftsmanship of a woven straw bag that draws me to them. I would always search and add them to my wishlist, but it wasn’t until this summer that I decided to get one. I love the one I picked out! The earrings I’m wearing here have also being on repeat. I got these beauties at World Market for under $20 – I’m linking them below too. 😉
Las blusas de estilo a los hombros me encantan, especialmente durante el verano! Esta blusa es de una pequeña boutique que encontré por Instagram. Y lo que me pareció tan chévere, es que la dueña también es de Panamá. Cuando me enteré, sentí muy honrada de poder trabajar con ella y poder compartir con ustedes estilos de su boutique, Shop Maia.
Las bolsas de bambú o tejidas también son mis favoritas este verano. Hay algo de la mano de obra que me atrae. Y aunque siempre he querido una, no fue hasta este verano que me deicidí comprarla. Me fascina la que escogí. Los aretes son otra prenda en mi look de hoy que he usada varias veces y lo que mas me gusta de estos es que costaron menos de $20. 😉
If you have been following along my Panama adventure, thanks for coming back to read the last post in the series! If you’re just joining me, thanks for visiting, you can catch up here.
On the previous post, I shared details about a five-point tour that we did upon arriving in Bocas del Toro. That tour was great for two reasons. One, it was an all day event and two, we got to see a lot more than we would have on our own.
Before our trip to Panama one thing was certain – aside from visiting friends and family – we wanted to take on an adventure. The kind of adventure that goes on your bucket list and you feel accomplished to scratch off once you’ve done it. Bocas del Toro was just that for us, one heck of an adventure. Am I longing to go back? Absolutely! Am I trying to persuade people to visit? Maybe…
And if I was asked to sum up Bocas del toro in as few words as possible.
If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen posts from my busy holiday vacation. I started out driving from Texas to Georgia – making a one night layover in Mississippi – to spend Christmas with my family. Then from Georgia, I flew to Panama with my husband. A vacation that we had been looking forward to, for months. Somewhat of a honey moon for us, since our littles stayed back in Georgia with my family.
We planned a ten day itinerary, although the first and last day were spent traveling. Why Panama?! We chose this destination because it is still home for me, I have family and friends there too. Also, because my husband had visited once before and fallen in love with it. But this trip was a little different since we visited a few new places and ventured further away from the city. Our plans included a visit Aguadulce and Bocas del Toro, but ended up adding Colón and Coronado to the list.