Playa Grande Beach Club (Part One)

A Slice of Heaven in the Dominican Republic
Kate Spade Yellow Midi Dress
Dress: Kate Spade Eyelet Patio Dress {c/o} | Bag: Strathberry Yellow Midi Tote {c/o} | Eyewear: Kate Spade Krystalyn Sunglasses {c/o} | Jewelry: Kate Spade Tassel Earrings {c/o} | Shoes: Marc Fisher Rinna Crisscross Slides {c/o} {last worn in this post}

Hello from the Dominican Republic! After spending the weekend in New York visiting friends, we took a seamless flight from Newark to Puerto Plata. A short drive later, we arrived to Playa Grande Beach Club. It’s a small yet magical resort. Think laid-back vibes and luxury interiors on the North coast of the country.

Playa Grande Beach Club

Originally, it was a private retreat for a group of close friends. This group includes interior designer, Celerie Kemble, actress, Mariska Hargitay, and designer Lela Rose. The utopian vacation spot has transitioned from an exclusive destination to a boutique hotel. Reservations are made solely via email. Moreover, I considered booking a trip three separate times. Sadly, the dates never worked out.

The resort’s neighbor, the ultra-modern Amanera, is a stark contrast to Playa Grande. We debated between the two places, and we even considered splitting our time between both. However, I’m so thankful that we decided to stay here the entire trip.

Resortwear for the Trip

When we arrived at our bungalow, I immediately unpacked and put on my swimsuit from Maison du Maillot. Are you familiar with their brand? It’s such a great online destination for resort and beachwear; I fell head over heels for this floral print swimsuit and matching culottes. It has a modern, yet retro vibe!

For our first evening at Playa Grande, I changed into this gorgeous yellow dress. Aren’t you loving the fact the yellow is making such a splash this season? I’m also obsessed with these statement earrings (I also have them in all pink – more in this post).

Stay tuned for more photos from our vacation, and follow along on Instagram via the hashtag #TravelCharades!

Kate Spade Tassel Straw Hat
Swimsuit: Mara Hoffman Arcadia Bikini {c/o} | Bag: JADEtribe 3 Pom Basket Tote {c/o} | Bottoms: Mara Hoffman White Floral Culottes {c/o} | Eyewear: Céline Marta Sunglasses {c/o} | Hat: Kate Spade Tassel Backpack Sunhat {c/o} | Jewelry: BaubleBar Melina Hoops {c/o}
Grande Playa Beach Club Dominican Republic
Kate Spade Tassel Backpack Sunhat
Dominican Republic Luxury Resort
Strathberry Yellow Midi Tote
Grande Playa Beach Club
Yellow Strathberry Midi Tote
Jennifer Lake Dominican Republic
BaubleBar Melina Hoops
Kate Spade Yellow Prairie Dress
Jadetribe Pom Pom Tote
Mara Hoffman White Floral Culottes
Swimsuit: Mara Hoffman Arcadia Bikini {c/o} | Bag: JADEtribe 3 Pom Basket Tote {c/o} | Bottoms: Mara Hoffman White Floral Culottes {c/o} | Eyewear: Céline Marta Sunglasses {c/o} | Hat: Kate Spade Tassel Backpack Sunhat {c/o} | Jewelry: BaubleBar Melina Hoops {c/o}
Kate Spade Yellow Eyelet Dress
Dress: Kate Spade Eyelet Patio Dress {c/o} | Bag: Strathberry Yellow Midi Tote {c/o} | Eyewear: Kate Spade Krystalyn Sunglasses {c/o} | Jewelry: Kate Spade Tassel Earrings {c/o} | Shoes: Marc Fisher Rinna Crisscross Slides {c/o} {last worn in this post}

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Swimsuit: Mara Hoffman Arcadia Bikini {c/o} | Bag: JADEtribe 3 Pom Basket Tote {c/o} | Bottoms: Mara Hoffman White Floral Culottes {c/o} | Eyewear: Céline Marta Sunglasses {c/o} | Hat: Kate Spade Tassel Backpack Sunhat {c/o} | Jewelry: BaubleBar Melina Hoops {c/o}

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  1. S
    Sed Bona wrote:

    Two perfect looks for such stunning warm-weather destinations! Seriously impressed with all the work you must have put into these.

    Xoxo,

    Ashley || Sed Bona

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    • J
      Jenn Lake wrote:

      Thank you so much Ashley! Hope your day is off to a great start!

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  2. B

    Well, Hello Gorgeous!! This place is on my list!! You look amazing and the resort wear is perfection!
    xo Bryn http://www.waketonroad.com

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    • J
      Jenn Lake wrote:

      Thank you sweet friend! You will absolutely love it here!

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  3. L
    Leyla wrote:

    I can feel the warmth through these pictures! What a beautiful place to spend a vacation. Love that yellow dress! Have a wonderful time!

    Leyla

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    • J
      Jenn Lake wrote:

      Thank you so much Leyla! I’ve been yearning for some sun and R&R!

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  4. D
    Dana Mannarino wrote:

    OMG, these photos are amazing! Love everything you’re wearing here, Jenn!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  5. B

    Whoa- hottie! Love both of these looks on you- it’s hard to choose a favorite. That swimsuit top with those bottoms- so fun! Spring can take a hike- I’m ready for summer!

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  6. C
    Carrie Colbert wrote:

    What a fun post! You look so relaxed – plus super gorgeous. 🙂

    Xo
    Carrie
    http://www.wearwherewell.com

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  7. g
    graceatwood wrote:

    Jenn! These outfits are amazing – I love them!!!

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    • J
      Jenn Lake wrote:

      Thanks Grace! I hope packing and sorting is going smoothly!

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  8. K
    Katie wrote:

    Jenn! You are gorgeous and these photos are stunning. Mildly obsessed! Have the most relaxing time 🙂

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    • J
      Jenn Lake wrote:

      Thanks Katie! Hope your Tuesday is off to a great start!

      Published 3.28.17 · Leave a Reply
  9. J
    Jyotsna Shankar wrote:

    Absolutely GORG Jen! This is handsdown my fave look of yours ever! xo
    Jyo
    http://www.cuppajyo.com

    Published 3.27.17 · Leave a Reply
    • J
      Jenn Lake wrote:

      Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for taking the time to make such a sweet comment!

      Published 3.28.17 · Leave a Reply

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