Travel

Island Living in Island GLOW

San Lorenzo Bikinis had the amazing opportunity to work with Maui based photographer, Karim Iliya. Karim travels to breath-taking Tonga for 3 months out of each year to capture the humpback whales who migrate there as the weather gets colder.

He was joined by Models Charyse & Brianna who wore bikinis from our newest collection – Island GLOW – click here to shop the collection!

How gorgeous is our NEW Triangle Sport Top & Belt Brief Bottoms in Coconut? Such a fun, sporty cut, perfect for surfing, swimming, and diving! – click here to shop the top & here to shop the bottoms.

Another brand new style from our Island GLOW collection is our Retro Strap top & Retro Short set – shown here in our ‘Mango’ colorway – click here to shop the top & here to shop the bottoms.

Tonga’s calm shallow waters look like something out of a dream!

But it’s the underwater scenes that really blew us away! Can you imagine being this close to one of these majestic animals?

Since Karim has gone out to see the whales so often, (and we’ve only ever seen them from the shore) we understandably had a few questions to ask!

Q: You grew up in the Middle East and Asia, but what brought you to the islands? Why did you begin spending 1/4 of your year shooting whales? Was it a particular experience that drew you to them?

A: My primary work is underwater photography and video with a focus on whales and documenting their lives. To me they are the most interesting subjects to photograph underwater, very rewarding to photograph, and are highly intelligent with dynamic behavior.

Q: What was the overall mood and weather like in Tonga the day you shot San Lorenzo in the water?

A: The weather can vary quite a lot throughout the day when you are on an island in the middle of the ocean! Sunny, cloudy, then stormy – you get the full spectrum.

Q: How did you find the models, and what were they most excited about that day? Did they have any feedback on the bikinis they wore? Were they a little anxious or scared to be around the whales?

A: One of them is my girlfriend, and the other is a friend of ours. Charyse, my girlfriend, has spent over 100 days, and hundreds of hours in the water with the humpbacks so there was no anxiety there. They thought the bikinis were very comfortable!

Q: How many whales did you see that day or was it over 2-3 days?

A: We saw two whales, a mother and her calf. Some days we see more, some days less.

Q: Lastly, what was your favorite shot and part of the day?

A: It’s a shot of Charyse relaxing just beneath the surface (below) the colors were beautiful and the place I enjoy most is being underwater.

& here is the video that Karim and the models got that day! Doesn’t Tonga just look like a dream??

Find out more about Karim in his ‘about’ section of his website

& make sure to check out our collection Island GLOW 🌈

San Lorenzo’s Going On Tour 🌎

Next stop – YOU!

Since San Lorenzo Bikinis started, we stayed rooted in the best – oops, we meant West – coast. Our stores, our team, and our style has been loyal to livin’ our best lives & doin’ it all in a bikini.

But this year, we made a resolution to be more about you: featuring you, hearing from you, and making you a part of our ohana.

So we’re packing our ‘kinis, bringing our Hawaiian spirit, and going on tour!

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Fire and Water, or Should We Say Lava?

The rumors are true and we are SO excited to be opening a new store on the BIG ISLAND  of Hawai’i! We will be opening on November, so call your gals on the Big Island & let ’em know we are coming for them! Follow @sanlorenzo_bigisland on instagram to stay tuned for updates.

Our O’ahu brand ambassadors Michelle and Tatyana couldn’t wait until the store opening in November to explore, so they packed their bags and took a flight over as soon as they could. Their hearts were hopeful, but nothing could prepare them for the adventures to come, including the opportunity to take a spontaneous trip with Hawaiian Lava Boat Tours.

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Meet Moona Whyte

We are so excited to introduce MOONA WHYTE: Hawaii native, world traveler, professional kite surfer and our newest blog contributor. Moona’s latest excursion took her and her favorite Mermaid Dreams ‘kinis on an incredible trip throughout the Eastern Australian Coast. Follow Moona to the land down unda and stay tuned for the many adventures to come.

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Miami Swim Week 2016: Le Romantique

And just like that, Miami Swim Week 2016 is wrapped! This year we debuted our newest collection Le Romantique. Our ambition was to create a powerful experience, a fantasy of infinite travel with french infusion. Envision a girl with a free soul embarking on her travels through Europe and her craving for wanderlust is what drives her passion. Weren’t able to make it? No problem. Keep reading to feel like you were sitting front row at our show & sipping drinks from coconuts at our cocktail party.

We want you all to be able to experience the aloha we felt at this show. You can expect to feel the translated passion from the artisans that handmade each and every ‘kini in the collection. Le Romantique is an ode to the creative spirit. Needless to say, our SL babes absolutely rocked these looks on the runway.

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We’re Saying Aloha to CU Boulder

We’re packing our bags full of bikinis and heading east to the Rocky Mountains for our first pop up shop at The University of Colorado Boulder! We will be hosting a shopping event at the Pi Beta Phi sorority house next week for a day filled with killer ‘kini discounts, a campus rep search, a DIY  and tons of free SL swag.

When | Tuesday, 4/26

Time | 2pm – 8pm

Where | Pi Beta Phi, 890 11th St. Boulder, CO

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Aloha KAUA`I!!

Kaua`i babes!! Hope you’re ready for some SL goodies because we are visiting you TOMORROW! Our one-day pop up shop will be open between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM this Saturday 3/5 at the Sheraton Kaua`i Resort with exclusive discounts not available anywhere else! Check below to view some of the ‘kinis and deals that are coming to you!

Spring is just around the corner so it’s time to stock up on your favorite surf ‘kinis from our Ilha de Coco collection:

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Calling all BIG ISLAND babes!!

Get ready Big Island babes! San Lorenzo Bikinis is coming to Daylight Mind Coffee Company in Kailua-Kona on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 from 11am-4pm only for a special SL pop-up shop! Come and join us at the beautiful waterfront cafe right in the heart of Kona town. You’ll find incredible deals not available in stores or even online! The most popular styles from our hottest 2015 runway collection, Ilha de Coco, will be 20% off Saturday only! Check out some of our fave looks from the Ilha de Coco collection below:

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