With summer vacation planning front of mind, we enlisted seven successful LA women to share where they’ll be relaxing this summer. Read on for their favorite far-flung destinations….
1. Whitney Eve Designer Whitney Port Will Be Relaxing in Missouri
"I plan to vacation in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri otherwise known as ‘Fun Lake.’ My family has been going there every summer since I was born and it is my favorite vacation in the world—funny, I know. We boat, drink beer, eat custard, and lounge. It's such a great break from reality. The lake also has such a calming effect on me. I am able to leave there fully refreshed and grateful for all I have."
“Ideally, I would love to go back to Europe, where we used to live. However, with my busy schedule that might not be possible. Lucky for me, Villa Rosa (my home) has become sort of a permanent vacation for me. I would love to spend a little more time there just relaxing. As of now, I have no set plans. So I will see where life leads me.”
“My friend and I rent a villa in Positano most summers. Positano is an incredible vertical city filled with color, incredible food, and tiny little stores that seem [like they are] built into the mountain. My father was the sole Holocaust survivor in his family, so this year I'm [also] going to travel to the city where he lived in Poland, visit Warsaw, and go to my friend’s country house outside of Warsaw.”
4. Sprinkles Founder Candace Nelson Has Plans for Paris & the South of France
“I'm planning a family vacation to France this summer. Ever since my husband brought light-up Eiffel Tower trinkets [back from Paris] a couple years ago, my boys have been dying to see the real deal. After Paris, we're headed to the south of France to relax on sandy beaches and explore its small villages.”
5. Sugar Paper Cofounder Chelsea Shukov is Traveling to El Capitan & Punta Mita
“We have two trips planned this summer—one with a group of families and one that’s just for adults. We’re spending 4th of July with a group of families ‘glamping’ at El Capitan. It’s such a gem. For the adult trip, we’re headed to the Four Seasons Punta Mita. It’s one of our favorite places to unwind and recharge.”
6. Simply Inc. Founder Sarah Boyd Has Her Sights Set on Cabo
“My husband is turning the big 4-0, so I’ve planned a long weekend to Cabo for us and all of our closest friends. It’s one place neither of us has traveled to yet, and sounds like it will be (fairly) relaxing. When I vacation, I want to unplug from work and kick back on a sandy beach with a full margarita (extra jalapenos, please!). It gives me a quick reset to head back into work ready to plan our next Simply Stylist Conference.”
7. Pressed Juicery Cofounder Hedi Gores is Getting Away to the Amalfi Coast & Hawaii
“This year, I’m planning a trip to the Amalfi Coast and I couldn’t be more excited. Then, just before school starts, I’ll take my son to his favorite place in the whole world—Hawaii! Wherever we go, I love to be near the ocean. There is no better vacation than one by the sea. I always come home feeling rejuvenated and ready for the next school year.”
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