Archives: June 2012

estilo: Beyond the Bikini

Take a glimpse into Paula's Estilo – "style" in Portuguese – as we take you
beyond the bikini and into what inspires the ViX lifestyle. From behind-the-scenes moments
to Paula's own interpretation on luxury living, ViX is more than just a bikini.

Giving Inspiration – Peek Packaging Solutions

June 29th, 2012

New ViX Peek Mailer Package Reveal gift box beautiful packaging

Another local San Diego business supporting Água Pura Brasil is Peek Packaging Solutions. Pictured above are the new and reversible ViX shipping boxes. These can be refolded into gift boxes with the ViX logo on the outside, making it perfect for giving summer surprises. This convenient reusability makes the new boxes our most eco-friendly packaging to date!

Peek Packaging Solutions specializes in custom designs; supplying and working with manufacturers and distributors in the industrial and retail industries. Their award-winning packaging design team has won the company Inc. Magazine’s title of “fastest growing privately held custom packaging company” three years ...

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Giving Inspiration – CLEARSTORY Creative Digital Publishers

June 27th, 2012

ViX Nika JPR Agua Pura Brasil La Jolla in San Diego

The Água Pura Brasil launch party event would not have been complete without the contribution of marketing materials, including the step and repeat backdrop. As an Amazon Level donor, Clearstory was a top sponsor of the event and instrumental to the printed aesthetics of the night.

A local San Diego business, Clearstory has a passion for all things printed and brings keen dedication to the art of book making. The creative digital publishers were “founded on the principle that the creation of library-quality books should be available and customized by anyone.” Product offerings include photo books, portfolios, invitations, stationary, brochures ...

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Giving Inspiration - Riviera Palm Springs Resort & Spa

June 25th, 2012

Riviera Palm Springs Resort & Spa

Riviera Palm Springs Pool and Bikini Bar

Riviera Palm Springs Spa

Riviera Palm Springs Restaurant Circa 59

Riviera Palm Spring Room

A supporter of our Água Pura Brasil campaign, the Riviera Palm Springs Resort & Spa donated a summer desert escape for our launch party auction.

A legend in its own right, the Riviera Palm Springs Resort & Spa was the ultimate playground for old Hollywood’s elite. Since opening in 1959, the “Riv” has seen the likes of celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Raquel Welch and Elvis Presley. A grand re-opening in 2003 showcased a California destination mixing the Americana spirit of the 60's with the energy of Vegas. This true desert oasis is the perfect California getaway and perhaps the ...

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Giving Inspiration – San Diego Spas

June 22nd, 2012

ViX and Nika Water’s Água Pura Brasil campaign is proud to have such charitable partners. During the launch party at La Valencia, we were lucky to have a handful of spa packages donated from well-established San Diego spas.

This summer, treat yourself to some pampering to feel your ultimate best during bikini season. Whether you’re in need of a brow design, Brasilian waxing or a revamped beauty regiment, these San Diego spas will have you prepped for your best summer yet!

Alexis K Boutique Spa Solana ViX summer bikini body ready
Alexis K is a boutique spa located in the fabulous Cedros Design District of Solana Beach. The ...

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Beso + ViX Swimwear Sweepstakes

June 20th, 2012

Beso and ViX Best of the Web Fashion Finds

These days, “shopping,” takes on a whole new meaning. Gone are the days of a simple jaunt to your favorite brick-and-mortar—right now, shopping is about choices, making comparisons, and (online) searching. How many times have you looked up an unfamiliar brand? Fallen in love with a new designer? Scored from the sale section of your favorite e-tailer? For many, online shopping is the only shopping, especially as people have less and less time to go trolling about the mall.

Enter Beso. Armed with a team of web savvy fashion editors, Beso scours the web for the best things to ...

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Preview 2013 Collection

June 18th, 2012

Senegal Black Embroidered Bandeau ViX latest style for 2013 bikinis and resort wear

With summer in full swing, the ViX Preview 2013 Collection will start trickling into stores this month in time to liven up your summer. A prelude to the larger Cruise Collection set for release in November, Preview gives ViX devotees a taste of what is to come.

Pictured above, the Senegal Bandeau features convertible straps that can change from a statement halter to a traditional bandeau. The double cords of intricate embroidery and antiqued gold beading evoke the rich craftsmanship of Africa. A continent rich in tradition, Africa serves as the inspiration behind the 2013 collection. Designer Paula Hermanny brings ...

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Água Pura Brasil Launch Party

June 15th, 2012

A?gua Pura Brasil Launch Party La Valencia La Jolla

A?gua Pura Brasil Silent Auction San Diego

ViX Bikinis Summer Collection

ViX and Cheyenne Meets Chanel

Rodellos Machine San Diego Indie Rock Band

Marauak Brasilian Folk Music San Diego

Nika Water A?gua Pura Brasil Clean Water Project
Images courtesy of Jon Moyer Photography.

ViX and Nika Water hosted the Água Pura Brasil launch party this past Wednesday at La Valencia Hotel. The fabulous night included specially prepared ViX SiX cocktails, light summer bites, a fabulous silent auction, models in ViX’s latest collection and of course, San Diego’s best.

For more photos, visit the ViX Facebook Page. And to find out more about how you can support our charity project, please visit the official Água Pura Brasil Donation page.

Beijos!

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La Valencia Hotel

June 13th, 2012

La Valencia Pool

La Valencia Deluxe Suite

La Valencia Mediterranean Room

La Valencia Sky Room

La Valencia Hotel, also known as the Pink Lady, is nestled in the elite La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, California. Established in 1926, La Valencia is a San Diego landmark in its own right, boasting views of the Pacific coastline, renowned fine dining and neighboring galleries and boutiques of exceptional reputation.

Guests can choose from a selection of charming rooms, suites and ocean villas, all within the hotel’s warm and intimate atmosphere. Gastronomical pursuits may be sated at any of the hotel’s three dining locales: cocktails and bar bites at Whaling Bar & Grill, al fresco dining at ...

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Destino Brasil – Valentine’s Day in Brasil

June 12th, 2012

In Brasil, Valentine’s Day or Dia dos Namorados is celebrated on June 12th. Like Americans, Brasilians celebrate with romantic dinners, flowers, candies and gifts. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on June 12th instead of February 14th because Brasilian Carnaval serves as the country’s main event during February or March.

Kopenhagen Chocolates are the country’s go to candy, similar to Godiva chocolates in the US. Couples will often exchange gits and go on special dinner dates. One swoon worthy destination for Rio locals is Térèze of Hotel Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro. Helmed by French Chef Damien ...

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Giving Inspiration – Água Pura Brasil Launch Party Gift Bag

June 8th, 2012

At the ViX office, we’re excited about our Água Pura Brasil campaign with Nika Water and can’t wait for next week’s launch party at La Valencia Hotel. From live music to delicious summer bites, we have a fabulous night planned—including gift bags for the first 150 of our generous guests. Take a sneak peek into just a few of the amazing items going into the gift bags:

Agua Pura Brasil water bottle and ViX Flip Flops
Left: Limited Edition Água Pura Brasil aluminum water bottles; Right: ViX flip flops

Agua Pura Brasil gift bag Tarte Maracuja Oil
Pure Maracuja Oil cold pressed from the Amazonian passion flower, generously provided by Tarte Cosmetics.

Agua Pura Brasil gift bag
The ...

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Rodello's Machine

June 6th, 2012

San Diego Music Rock Indie Bon Iver Mumford and Sons Agua Pura clean water charity

With their deep baritones and rich harmonies, Rodello’s Machine is an indie and folk rock acoustic wonder. The band produces sounds reminiscent of Mumford and Sons, Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver. With the coming of their highly anticipated performance for the Água Pura Brasil launch party, ViX took some time to interview the two talented San Diegans behind the “machine,” Nate Donnis and Kolby Knickerbocker.

ViX:Rodello’s Machine” is a very unique name. Is there a story behind it?

Nate: The name came from a lucid dream I had. I was walking down a corridor and was met ...

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Giving Inspiration – Água Pura Brasil

June 4th, 2012

agua limpa brazil clean water charity ViX Nika

Today marks the start of the biggest charity campaign in the history of ViX Swimwear! Last week, you were privy to some behind-the-scenes moments with our partner, Nika Water. Now, we would like to formally spread the message of our clean water initiative, Água Pura Brasil. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to bring clean water to 4,500 people of the Crianças do Amazonas or Children of the Amazon. World Vision has been designer Paula Hermanny's charity of choice and now, ViX and Nika are teaming up with the NGO again to service the families that will ...

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Giving Inspiration – Peek Into a Special Project with Nika Water

June 1st, 2012

This summer, bikinis give back! ViX has teamed up with an amazing San Diego company with an incredible vision—Nika Water.

Nika ViX agua pura limpa clean water project
ViX and Nika meeting with J Public Relations

Nika Water La Jolla Whole Foods Giving Back
Nika Water in Whole Foods La Jolla

Jeff Church and Nika Team Nina Teen Vogue
Jeff Church (left) and Nika team members

Since 2009, Nika Water has brought clean water to over 7,000 people around the world, including Sri Lanka, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Nicaragua. Founded by Nina Church, her father, Jeff Church, and a group of San Diego youths, Nika Water is committed to voicing a global epidemic: the plight of impoverished people without the basic right ...

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