‘Got no place to go
but there's a girl waiting for me down in Mexico
She's got a bottle of tequila, a bottle of gin
And if I bring a little music I can fit right in’
- Counting Crows
I feel incredible lucky to do what I do. It is not lost on me the rarity of truly being able to say ‘I love my job’. And while it has not all been rosy (you can read more about the journey here), to be able to travel to Tulum, Mexico, in the name of business is an incredible feeling.
I was there recently with my incredible creative team, shooting our new SW EYEWEAR + FINE campaigns (releasing October + February respectively).
I saw a lot of comments while I was there on recommendations on restaurants & accommodation – so here they are!
WE STAYED AT: Papaya Playa Project – A beautifully rustic eco friendly property. There are all levels of accommodation from jungle cabanas (bare essentials) to the new casitas (luxe).
WE ATE AT: Posada Margarita – For beautiful Italian in the most divine of settings, I cannot recommend this place enough! A must eat.
We also had food & cocktails at LeZebra – this is a popular accommodation spot also.
While we didn’t get to eat at Heartwood, it has come highly recommended from everyone I know who has ever been to Tulum!
All in all, Tulum is magical. I will be visiting again many times over for sure. It is beautifully remote (an hour & a bit from the airport) and you have no choice but to dial everything down a few notches when you are there. As you will see from these images, it is the ultimate in Luxe Bohemian. Heaven.
When you are there, with one the world’s best creative teams, and you have the opportunity to sit for one of your all time favourite photographers, you do it. Thank you, Ali Mitton & Stoj Bulic for taking these magical pics. Let’s all go back, to Mexico. – SWx
PHOTOGRAHER (OF Samantha); Ali Mitton
LOCATION IMAGES: SW
HAIR + MAKEUP: Stoj Bulic
STYLIST: Conor Graham
SEQUINNED OVER-SWIM: Victoria’s Secret
NUDE BANDEAU: Tigerlily
OLIVE ROMPER: Sabo Skirt
CROCHET BIKINI: She Made Me
CHOCHET BIKINI (FLAYLAY): Indah Clothing
BAG: Chloe ‘Drew’
JEWELLERY: All SAMANTHA WILLS ‘PANIA’ Collection – Release Sept/Oct – [Be the first to shop this collection]
TOP: Vintage via Conor Graham