With winter looming and work keeping Erin and myself too often in separate cities, we felt like fall was the perfect time to book a quick sisters’ escape. Our lives are a little busy for significant travel right now, so Bermuda proved to be the perfect solution. Only a 2 hour flight from New York, it’s easier to access than the Hamptons and infinitely more tropical.
We planned our visit to coincide with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup qualifying races, a sailing competition that combines physical prowess, technological advancements, and the unpredictability of nature to outrageously exciting effect. The boats’ craftsmanship is inspired by airplane wings, and they literally fly out of the water on tight course turns. The sportsmanship is breathtaking, the sailors are achingly handsome, and the spectator boats are filled with champagne. What’s not to love?!
Currently Oracle Team USA holds the cup, but the races we witnessed were qualifiers, to determine which country will challenge them for its possession in the 2017 finals. Count on Erin and I to be back on Bermuda’s pink sand beaches to watch that show go down!
ABOVE| Kelly wears Flagpole Swim Perry bottoms, Flagpole Swim Barkley top, Norma Kamali sunnies BELOW| Erin wears Norma Kamali dress, Schutz sandals ABOVE| Kelly wears Nasty Gal top, Missoni skirt, Schutz sandals
ABOVE + BELOW| Kelly wears Rodebjer caftan, Westward Leaning sunglasses, John Hardy hoop earrings, Las Bayadas towel
ABOVE| Erin wears Flagpole Swim Kelly suit, Lemlem coverup, Ray Ban sunnies BELOW| America’s Cup sailboats literally fly out of the water on tight course turns + the magnificent cup itself! ABOVE| Kelly wears BCBG Maxazria dress, Norma Kamali sunnies ABOVE| Erin wears BCBG Maxazria dress, Ray Ban sunnies BELOW| Kelly wears BCBG Maxazria dress, Norma Kamali sunnies ABOVE| the national ensemble of true Bermudans: knee socks and Bermuda shorts!