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A Breath Of Fresh Air

BY TRACY RISUCCI
FEBRUARY, 2024

Iceland – a magical, unspoiled land.  A mesmerizing visual experience with rugged landscapes, wide open spaces and otherworldly scenery, (We’re talking volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls – Oh My!)

We visited in May, 2022 in search of quiet, beauty and wonder – we returned peacefully with a renewed love for mother nature and in pursuit of simple living.

Favorite memories:

Being awestruck by Iceland’s utterly magnificent waterfalls.  The drama and energy of the water endlessly cascading is simply awe inspiring.  The euphoric effect on your well being (not to mention complexion) from the negative ions  continuously being released is simply undeniable.  Incredibly invigorating.  Breathtakingly beautiful.

Socializing in the stunning geothermal, natural pool at The Secret Lagoon.  Imagine spending happy hour in nature’s oldest pool – at the perfect temperature * about 4′ deep, with a glass of bubbly?!  Fun, Fun, Fun!  We can’t imagine a better way to end the week…  Your visit is capped off with an invigorating shower – and the best body scrub there ever was! – and then a relaxing sauna.  This escapade was everything: beautiful, relaxing, fun and social.  Will absolutely visit again…

* “Litli Geysir provides 100% of the water supply in the lagoon.  The water flows continuously, and takes only 24 hours for its complete replacement.  Warm, clean and rich in sulphur.”

A trip to Iceland wouldn’t be complete without a visit to The Blue Lagoon.  This legendary hotel attracts visitors from around the globe for its therapeutic pools, world class spa, exceptional design and service. Simply beautiful living – and THE MOST comfortable hotel beds and linens – ever!  Like sleeping on a cloud… They got it all right here…

A totally memorable and charming experience was our overnight stay at The 5 Million Star Hotel.  Talk about living life in a bubble!  Quiet, pretty, comfortable and novel.  Can’t think of a better place to gaze at the stars and slumber…

Overall, a completely therapeutic vacation that was good for the lungs and great for the soul.

Would we go back and do it all over again?  In a heartbeat.  Nothing else quiet like it in the world…

Consistently rated the most peaceful nation in Europe and notably the least populated.

Photography:  Tracy Risucci

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THE EDITION HOTEL
totally worth a visit

Iceland

REYKJAVIK
getting around…

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THE REYNISKIRKJA CHURCH
a striking landscape…

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ROAD TRIP
our kind of traffic

Iceland

REYKJAVIK
around town

Iceland

REYKJAVIK
keeping things simple

Iceland

REYKJAVIK
peaceful living

Iceland

A SUNDAY DRIVE…
wonder how many minutes to a pint of ice cream?

Iceland

THE BLUE LAGOON
view from bed

Iceland

COME ON PEOPLE
game of thrones anyone…

Iceland

SELJALANDSFOSS
majestic

Iceland

FIVE MILLION STAR HOTEL
take me to my bubble!

Iceland

FIVE MILLION STAR HOTEL
sleeping under the stars

Iceland

THE GOOFBALLS
strike a pose!

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FIVE MILLION STAR HOTEL
hey! wait for me!

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FRESH AIR AND GREEN GRASS
putting things in perspective

JÖKULSÁRLÓN GLACIER
breathtaking

Iceland

THE BLACK BEACH
everyone always on their phone

A FRIEND ALONG THE WAY
living life on the edge…

Iceland

THE BLUE LAGOON
a warm welcome…

THE BLUE LAGOON
can you hear the quiet?

Iceland

THE BLUE LAGOON
striking design throughout

THE

BASICALLY BEAUTIFUL

LOOKBOOK

iceland bound…

GABRIELA HEARST cashmere, alpaca, wool and silk-blend bouclé baseball hat

GABRIELA HEARST
cashmere, alpaca, wool and silk-blend bouclé baseball hat
$550

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI Hooded shell-trimmed wool-blend fleece jacket

BRUNELLO CUCINELLI
hooded shell-trimmed wool-blend fleece jacket
$7,995

Agolde Denim

AGOLDE
fran cropped mid-rise straight-leg jeans
$240

SPORTY & RICH Embroidered cashmere polo sweater

SPORTY & RICH
embroidered cashmere polo sweater
$295

LOEWE Suna Fujita Asymmetric Embroidered Mohair Cardigan

LOEWE
suna fujita asymmetric embroidered mohair cardigan
$2,100

FUSALP Judith striped knitted turtleneck sweater

FUSALP
judith striped knitted turtleneck sweater
$430

ON Shorts

ON
convertible layered shell and stretch-jersey shorts
$90

Lululemon Jacket

LULULEMON
mist over hooded stretch recycled jacket
$128

adidas by stella mccartney top

ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY
cutout cropped stretch recycled-jersey stretch top
$100

ON Vest

ON
weather recycled shell vest
$190

Nike Fleece Jacket

NIKE
cropped oversized embroidered fleece sweatshirt
$130

Adidas by Stella McCartney

ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY
layered stretch recycled-jersey shorts
$100

STELLA MCCARTNEY Julia wool tapered track pants

STELLA MCCARTNEY
julia wool tapered track pants
$850

NikeSportswear oversized cotton-blend jersey hoodie

NIKE
sportswear oversized cotton-blend jersey hoodie
$160

sweaty betty backpack

SWEATY BETTY
on the go backpack
$144

GABRIELA HEARST Nevin pointelle-knit cashmere and silk-blend tank

GABRIELA HEARST
nevin pointelle-knit cashmere and silk-blend tank
$490

MONCLER GENIUS + 1017 ALYX 9SM wool beanie

MONCLER GENIUS
+ 1017 alyx 9sm wool beanie
$330

MAYGEL CORONEL Santa ruffled swimsuit

MAYGEL CORONEL
santa ruffled swimsuit
$330

LOEWE EYEWEAR

LOEWE EYEWEAR
spoiler oversized gold and silver-tone sunglasses
$450

Bric's Luggage

BRIC’S
black rolling pilot luggage case
$235

LULULEMON Quilted shell belt bag

LULULEMON
quilted shell belt bag
$68

(posted: February 2024)

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