JW Marriott beach resort Marco Island Florida

This time last week, I was basking in the Florida sun at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. With three gorgeous pools on site and perched on miles of white sand and pristine beach, the resort was not only unforgettable, but also the perfect spot for a quick getaway.

As soon as you enter the lobby, you feel the warm embrace from the staff, Balinese- inspired décor, and the immediate tropical view overlooking the grounds. 

Rag & Bone Hat (older)//  Love This  | Chloe   Sandals

Rag & Bone Hat (older)//Love This| Chloe Sandals

beach huts JW Marriott

 Although there are endless opportunities for relaxation, my idea of vacation=straight to the beach. With a little bit of rain in and out on the first day, the beachfront cabana option was absolutely perfect. I could escape the rain, yet still be outside and feel/enjoy the warm breeze.

Cushioned chairs, bottled water, fresh fruit, and a service attendant make the cabana even more luxurious…along with champagne of course!

for love and lemons set from revolve clothing
For Love & Lemons   Top  ,   Pants  | Reinhard Plank   Headband |  Baublebar   Earrings |  Straw Bag

For Love & Lemons Top, Pants| Reinhard Plank HeadbandBaublebar Earrings| Straw Bag

beach sunset
jw marriott marco island

Watching the sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico does not get old. The lit-up and orange-colored sky is truly magical…and even more so when you are enjoying a cocktail and/or dinner while there is live acoustic music playing behind you.   

Does anybody else wear their workout clothes hoping it will motivate them enough to actually make it to the gym…?

I always say I am going to continue to workout everyday while I am on vacation, but somehow it never seems to end up happening. This time around, I made it only a couple of times to the updated fitness center. With that being said...I didn’t do this of course--- but the resort also offers both private and group yoga and pilates sessions (I was too busy clearly)

personalized beach accessories

They say you can carry this bag from the city to the beach...and guess what- you actually can. Antonello bags are the perfect companion no matter if you are packing for a trip to the coast or wondering around the city.  I bought this version last year, but lucky for you there are amazing sales right now. I took this tote right from the plane as my carry on to the beach and pool:

Dress:   Rails  | Espadrille Sneakers:   Shoedazzle  

Dress: Rails| Espadrille Sneakers: Shoedazzle 

Lauren Recchia in Skin by Same Swim, a swimwear line by blogger Peaceloveshea and available on Revolve Clothing
Same Swim a line by PeaceLoveShea seen on Lauren Recchia
Bikini:   Same Swim  | Sunnies:   Le Specs X Adam Selman

Did I mention that one of the pools has a waterfall?!  A gorgeous spot for photos both morning and night…just get there before the kids do! or you may have a long wait....

I could have stayed in all day. The temperature was perfect. 

A Summer matching set by Red Carter
Lauren Recchia beach style in matching set by red carter
Red Carter   Top  //  Shorts   (last seen)

Red Carter Top//Shorts (last seen)


The grounds and amenities are impeccable to say the least, and I cannot wait to plan my next trip. 

X By NBD stone set from Revolve Clothing on Revolve Girl Lauren Recchia
X By NBD   Bandeau   //   Shorts  

X By NBD Bandeau // Shorts 

Gear up for your next getaway with my must-have checklist:

Beachy Bags:

Pool Slides:

24/7 Sandals:

Finish With Accessories: